Seafolly Summer Look Book 2017

Today I wanted to share with you some looks I’m loving from Seafolly!  Originally a swimwear brand out of Australia, they’ve come to the U.S. and now offer cute cover-ups, beach bags and activewear.  I’m head over heels for some of these prints that are perfect for Summer.  Check it out below and also make sure to check out my favorite accessories at the bottom of this post!

Seafolly Summer Look Book 2017

Seafolly Summer Look Book 2017

Seafolly Summer Look Book 2017

Seafolly Summer Look Book 2017

LOVE this turquoise print!

Seafolly Summer Look Book 2017 Seafolly Summer Look Book 2017

Seafolly Summer Look Book 2017

Seafolly Summer Look Book 2017

Seafolly Summer Look Book 2017

Seafolly Summer Look Book 2017

Seafolly Summer Look Book 2017

Seafolly Summer Look Book 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer Hair Inspiration

Today I’m sharing some of my favorite Summer hair styles and dos!  Sometimes we get sick of the same old same and need to change things up.  Take a look at some of my favorite Summer hair pics to get some inspiration for your own Summer hair do:

Summer Hair Inspiration

Multi-braids

Summer Hair Inspiration

Side part – changing your part is a super quick way to change your hairstyle!

Summer Hair Inspiration

Salty waves

Summer Hair Inspiration

Braid + bun – this is an especially useful hairstyle if you need to keep hair out of your face

Summer Hair Inspiration

Let it grow – our hair grows fastest during the Summer months, so why not take advantage?

Summer Hair Inspiration

Beach waves

Summer Hair Inspiration

Braided pigtails – so cute and another good one for keeping hair out of your face on a windy day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY No Sew Fabric Planters

I’ve been obsessed with shibori fabrics lately.  If you have shibori fabric in your home and have an Instagram, there’s a good chance I’m following you!  The varying shades of blue shibori fits right in with my turquoise home so I wanted to find a way to incorporate this latest trend.  I already have enough pillows (another obsession!) so I wanted to find another way to include this fabric.  I literally have dozens upon dozens of plants, so I figured, why not a planter?

DIY No Sew Fabric Planter - Shibori

I’m always looking for cute ways to dress up my plants.  I don’t own a sewing machine, so this was going to have to be a no sew fabric planter.  This DIY is incredibly easy!!  It doesn’t take much time or materials.  I always love a good DIY that doesn’t require too much effort on my part but has maximum impact!  I already had several plants on hand, as well as a pot and glue.  I just needed to head out to find some fabric.  I stopped by Joann Fabrics and fell in love with Ellen DeGeneres’ line of home fabrics!  I especially loved this shibori one, which I ended up taking home but there were many others that I had my eye on.

DIY No Sew Fabric Planter - Shibori

Materials:

  • clay pot (doesn’t necessarily have to be clay)
  • scissors
  • glue – make sure it’s waterproof when it dries
  • fabric
  • some form of a clamp (I used chip bag clips) or you can use another pot of the same size

DIY No Sew Fabric Planter - Shibori

Instructions:

You’ll want to start by measuring the circumference of your pot at the widest point as well as the length.  I added an additional 2 inches to both measurements.

Cut your fabric accordingly

Put a line of glue along the inside of the pot, about an inch down (see pic below)

DIY No Sew Fabric Planter - Shibori

place a line of glue on the inside of the pot, about an inch down

Now wrap your fabric loosely around the pot leaving an inch above the top of the pot to fold over and connect with the glue inside.

Take your clamps or if you couldn’t find anything to use for clamps, you can place another pot of the same size inside the pot you’re gluing.  This will hold the fabric in place while it dries.

DIY No Sew Fabric Planter - Shibori

Add some additional glue on the backside along the seam to keep things in place there as well.

Let your glue dry.  I used E6000 and let it dry for 24 hours.

Once your glue is dry, you can remove your clamps and pot your plant!  I tucked any remaining fabric loosely under the bottom of the pot.

*One thing I will warn you about (if you didn’t leave enough fabric for the length) when you go to tuck the fabric under the bottom of the pot, it will look boxy like the planter on the bottom right.  I preferred the loosely hanging fabric because it looked much more like the fabric planters I’d seen in nurseries.  Also you can always glue the fabric to the bottom of the pot if you don’t want to worry about having to rearrange it every time you move the plant.

DIY No Sew Fabric Planter - Shibori

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer Travel Outfit

Summer Travel Outfit

Making Waves Earrings / White Sunglasses / Pink Baseball Cap

Pink Bomber Jacket / Off The Shoulder Top

Mermaid Bubble Cuff Bracelet / Nautical Rope Bangle / Hammered Cuff Bracelet

Sandals / Skinny Jeans / Beach Bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beach Quote

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July 14, 2017 · 7:30 am

Venice Beach Home Tour

This home doesn’t look like it belongs in Venice Beach but it does!  and it has the most amazing outdoor space I’ve ever seen!!  Not going to lie, I have a bit of garden envy.  Which is why I’ve broken this post up into outdoor and indoor pics.  The home itself has strong Moroccan influences (hence the reason I say it doesn’t look like it belongs here).  There’s lots of weather wood, a personal favorite, mixed with smooth cement walls.  Check it out:

Venice Beach Home Tour

Venice Beach Home Tour

I could float in this pool all day!

Venice Beach Home Tour

garden-envy!

Venice Beach Home Tour

I love the tile work in this pool!

Venice Beach Home Tour

Venice Beach Home Tour

Venice Beach Home Tour

Venice Beach Home Tour

Venice Beach Home Tour

Venice Beach Home Tour

Venice Beach Home Tour

Love those rustic cabinets!

Venice Beach Home Tour

also having coffee table envy

Venice Beach Home Tour

Venice Beach Home Tour

via Apartment Therapy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meatless Monday : Black Bean Veggie Burger Recipe

This meatless Monday recipe for my black bean veggie burger has been my latest foodie obsession!  It’s scrumptious and full of flavor.  What started as a recipe for meatless meatballs, turned into a veggie burger recipe due to the fact that the meatballs fell flat.  I mean, literally, they wouldn’t keep their shape as round meatballs but did resemble a very nice burger pattie.  So now here I am, sharing my veggie burger recipe with you!  One main thing that I love about this recipe, besides the fact that it’s super easy and quick to make, is that it’s also incredibly easy to make gluten-free.  I have so many friends and family members who have some form of gluten intolerance.  I’m pretty sure I’m not alone.  All you have to do to make this recipe gluten free, is swap out the rolled oats for gluten free rolled oats.  That’s it!  Easy peasy!

Meatless Monday : Black Bean Veggie Burger Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of black beans – drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cloves garlic – minced
  • 1/4 minced sweet onion
  • 1 1/2 tbsp hemp or flax seeds
  • 1 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil for frying
  • optional: toppings of your choice – I used homemade guacamole, lettuce and cilantro

Meatless Monday : Black Bean Veggie Burger Recipe

Serves 3 -4

Time: 15 – 20 minutes

Steps:

  1. Pulse your rolled oats and hemp seeds in the food processor.
  2. Now add the rest of your ingredients and blend till smooth.  Let sit for a few minutes and you’ll see the mixture start to thicken.
  3. Place some olive oil in the frying pan (you can skip this step if you’re bbq-ing) along with 1/3 – 1/4 of the black bean mixture.
  4. Cook on medium heat, about 4 – 5 minutes per side.  Add your favorite toppings and you’re ready to eat!

Meatless Monday : Black Bean Veggie Burger Recipe

Meatless Monday : Black Bean Veggie Burger Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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