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Novel & Quintessential

{Novel & Quintessential}

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3.28.14mousse ~the recipe for Strawberry Mousse~

Experiencing anything for the first time can have a powerful impression, and when we are willing to be authentically ourselves in the moment it can be daunting and trepidatious. However, when we bring our authentic selves with the armor down, we allow for the response to be more truthful and revealing in return, giving us feedback that is quite valuable.

This…

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Style Inspiration: Spring Fever

{Style Inspiration: Spring Fever}

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Spring has arrived and that means ankles, toes, trenches and light, cheerful colors. From soft blue to simple white, choosing to wear something of the season has a way of lifting the mood, and even when the fickle March weather can’t make up its mind, at least we know with each day more sunshine is in our forecast. Have a look at today’s Style Inspirationand be sure to choose your spring outfit…

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Why Not … Accessorize the Living Room?

TSLL Home Tour continues! {Why Not … Accessorize the Living Room?}

3.26.14j “If you wait until you have enough money to decorate and make your home your own, it will never happen. If you wait until you can afford to buy everything new, you are missing the point. It is the old, the new, the hand-me-down, the collected, the worn but loved things in your home that make it your own.” -Stacy Risenmay

Whether it’s the accessories for an outfit, the people we spend our time…

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This & That: No.101

Rachel Zoe’s new book is out, a documentary to watch, a music app to love and more! {This & That: No.101}

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A music app to suit your mood, a book on chic, stylish decor, a documentary that will intrigue and more …

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~Songza

As someone who doesn’t collect or buy music, but thoroughly enjoys listening to a well-structured playlist of my favorite tunes, I was happy to discover the free music playlist app Songza (you can also listen to it on your computer). Self-described as a music concierge, it…

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Living Deliberately Rather Than By Default

{Living Deliberately Rather Than By Default}

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“When you’re living by default, you’re automatically reacting to life in habitual ways, many of which may be limiting you and your life. In contrast, living deliberately means making more conscious and constructive life choices. When you’re living deliberately, you’re living from a position of responsibility; you’re making choices with greater awareness. You’re taken yourself off autopilot, so…

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Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 12

{Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 12} #orchids

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The elegance of an orchid has always enchanted me; however, for some time its mystique and allure kept me at bay as I was worried I wouldn’t provide it with the proper care. So when I ventured to finish my home and create a truly “grown-up” space as I discussed in this post, I put my apprehensions aside and vowed to care for the plant I have longed to welcome into my home.

Upon realizing an…

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Springtime & Paris

{Springtime & Paris}

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Hello Spring! Yes, it really has arrived and with it a week of vacation for students in Oregon. And of course mentioning spring without recalling the beauty Paris is beginning to offer would be neglectful. And while I enjoy my buttery croissant from Colville Street Patisserie this morning, I will imagine myself sitting on a balcony in Paris drinking in the leisure and beauty of the blooms…

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Outfit of the Week: No. 12 … casual, chic comfort #tsll

Outfit of the Week: No. 12 … casual, chic comfort #tsll

Style Inspiration: Shedding Winter’s Grip

{Style Inspiration: Shedding Winter’s Grip}

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Yes, officially spring arrives today in the northern hemisphere, and yes, the weather is beginning to shed the cold, frigid grip of ole man winter. However, for the next few weeks, style is in a transition period: savvy women of style will need to have layers at the ready as temperatures will be quite fickle before they make up their mind to remain calm and warm. So today’s Style Inspirationpics…

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The Beehive: A New Owner

{The Beehive: A New Owner} #wallawalla #mysecretweapon

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~Kyle Meliah giving my hair a little jush~

One of the surefire ways to complete a signature look is to have a haircut and color that is tailored to your lifestyle and your unique beauty. With the proper cut, a blow-out in the morning before work can be effortless, and with the right color, your skin radiates.

For over the past eight years I have had the fortune to call Kyle Meliah my…

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