March 4, 2017 |

Weekend Links: 14

Here’s a peek at our entry way that finally feels complete, clean, and fresh. Can’t wait to get started on the other rooms next Wednesday! This weekend will consist of a lot of prep, organizing, and getting ready for home projects and our trip to Paris! We are beyond excited! What’s everyone up to this weekend?

Here’s a few links from around the web we loved this week:

1 – We have so many big travel plans for 2017, and we absolutely looooove this list of things to do before boarding a plane.

2 – Did you catch our NYC posts? We had so much fun on our recent trip to New York and shared a post here and here.

3 – Schoolhouse has become one of our favorite companies, and our house is quickly filling up with their lighting and accessories. Their hashtag, #SchoolhouseLiving just launched with community photos from around the web and we’re so excited to see how other Schoolhouse fans style their goodies.

4 – This song has always been a favorite, and we’ve been playing it a lot over here lately.

5 – How perfect is Wit & Delight’s new studio space?!

6 – We love a good chambray!  Here’s one for him & her that we’ve been eyeing.

7 – What do you guys think of the new Instagram feature?  We’ve yet to try it, but it may be a fun way to share a batch of snaps from a trip or shoot.  Let us know what you think!

8 – Arizona isn’t just cactus, cowboys and tumbleweed! Here’s a great write-up on things to do in Scottsdale, AZ.

9 – We tried this mask the other night while we binged a bit of our favorite tv shows, and it’s become a new favorite.

10 – If you’re looking for a new blogger to follow, head over to Sugar & Cloth and follow Ashley & Jared on Instagram.  We were lucky enough to meet them on our Mediterranean cruise last summer, and they have become great friends who are constantly inspiring us.  They just got married and are sharing so many breathtaking photos from their gorgeous honeymoon.  We love ’em!

March 3, 2017 |

Healthy Looking Hair Begins at the Scalp

New Darlings Lifestyle Blog Tips and Tricks for Thinning Hair

Ever since my sister graduated from the Aveda institute, Rob and I have both been hooked on their products…hair care, bath exfoliants, the list goes on. So when I was asked to try out their Invati System for thinning hair and partner with Aveda on this post, I jumped on the opportunity. Let me rewind a bit…

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March 1, 2017 |

A Rainy Day

Happy Wednesday! Hope everyone’s been having a good week! We’ve been graced with a few rainy days over here and we’re certainly not complaining. When there is 100% chance of rain in Phoenix, you bust out your umbrella, throw on your rain boots and trench coat, and head out for the day! READ MORE

February 28, 2017 |

Jazz Favorites

Jazz records have always been our go-to for our morning playlist.  Our daily routine always starts with taking Henry for an early morning walk around the neighborhood, coming home and boiling water in the kettle for our coffee and tea, and picking out our morning record.   READ MORE

February 24, 2017 |

An Afternoon in SoHo

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Leather leggings, where have you been all my life? During our time in SoHo we stopped into the Aritzia store on Broadway and I had some fun with their staff, styling a few cold weather looks for NYC. These faux leather leggings, thick knit sweater, and bomber jacket were the perfect pieces to layer with over a plain tee while running around the city that day. Lunch and a sweet treat at Maman hit the spot before shopping around a bit more and meeting with friends for coffee. For the most part it was a pretty laid back day and the chill in the air reminded us why we loved New York this time of year so much. We ended up heading back to Long Island during rush hour for a family dinner, and in true New York fashion dashed from our cab in the middle of bumper to bumper traffic to catch our train. Running through Penn Station definitely brought back some memories for us. Haha! READ MORE

February 18, 2017 |

Weekend Links: 13

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Aritzia leggings and sweater | Raen sunglasses | Sézane tote (similar)

We hope you all had a great week!  We’ve been taking full advantage of the time difference here, waking up a bit earlier, and browsing the good ol’ internet under piles of blankets.  Here are some of our favorite links from the week.  Check them out below!

1 – Our most played song this month has definitely been this one.

2 – As spring creeps up on us, we are loving these light jackets for him & her.

3 – Did you catch our bedroom reveal last week?

4 – We are obsessed with this beautiful Bridge & Burn and Kiriko collaboration.

5 – Our contractor met with us last week to go over the plans for our kitchen and bathroom, so we’ve pretty much been living on Domino’s kitchen and bathroom pages for inspiration.

6 – This kettle needs to go from our wishlist to our cart right about now.

7 – Anyone else race to watch every Oscar nominated performance before the Academy Awards?  We’re running out of time, but we did see Nocturnal Animals the other day and it was definitely intense!

8 – I think we might be using these tips and tricks to get better sleep on our flight back to Phoenix in a few days.

9 – So excited about this trailer! We loved binge watching this show and can’t wait to do it again next month.

10 – If you’re looking for a new blogger to follow, head over to WishWishWish and follow Carrie on Instagram.  Her effortless style and travel photos are always so inspiring.

 

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February 17, 2017 |

A Windy Day in NYC

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With a new year, comes a new perspective. Something we both decided we really wanted to be conscious of this year is sharing more of those “in-between” moments here on the blog. We chatted a bit about it as far as our home renovation and projects go, but the same goes for fashion and our everyday outfits. Here’s a look at an outfit I wore yesterday for meetings in the city and then lunch and shopping with friends. It was sooo much colder than I remembered NY winters to be, but a few layers kept me warm while running in and out of cabs. READ MORE

February 16, 2017 |

Spring-like Florals

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Greetings from New York! We’re back on the east coast, spending time with family and friends in some chilly weather. We took the red eye, which is never a fun flight and arrived early yesterday morning, so we’ve just been taking it easy, adjusting to the time difference, and getting some bonding time in with our nephews. We’re heading into the city for some fun today, but here’s a look at some photos we shot before leaving Phoenix. I haven’t worn a heavy print like this in a while (as I’ve been pretty partial to neutrals lately), but I couldn’t pass up this pretty feminine blouse. Blush pink is one of my favorites, and the soft florals with all black felt like the perfect mix for these early Spring-like days in Phoenix. READ MORE

February 14, 2017 |

Valentine’s Day 2017

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Oh, Valentine’s Day.  We can’t believe we’ve celebrated 13 of you now.  I remember being in our late teens and celebrating with chicken fingers and fries, eating in bed and watching movies all night.  Life was pretty simple when we were dating and carefree.  We spent so much time laying around and daydreaming about our future.  It was pretty amazing actually.

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[a few pages out of our photo albums above]

Well, the future has arrived for us.  All the thoughts and plans of one day running off to a new city, settling down somewhere and having our own house have finally come to be.  It definitely wasn’t as easy as the thoughts we had in our teenage brains back in 2005, but we made it here together.  Valentine’s Day might be the most important day for some, a special date night for others, and just a silly made up holiday for the rest.  We definitely don’t go all out every year.  We celebrate love in a lot of ways and we try to keep each other guessing on special date nights and surprises, so Valentine’s Day doesn’t necessarily always fall on the 14th for us.

This year we’ll be traveling back to New York on the day of love.  How fitting that all those daydreams of one day running off and living in our dream house have finally come true and we’ll be going back to where it all started instead of celebrating in our new house.  Part of us is wondering what the heck were we thinking booking a trip on the night of Valentine’s Day, but realistically we are just so excited to know that we can go visit all of our old, favorite spots back home, spend time with our new baby nephew, enjoy a bit of cold weather, and most importantly, remember when we first fell in love.  New York is flooded with memories for us.  Our first date at the park, that middle point between our two houses where we used to meet on early spring days, the parking lot where every one in town would meet on Friday night and we would just laugh and be silly until we were the last ones there.

We’ve definitely come a long way.  It hasn’t always been easy.  We constantly think about the conversations we had when we were seventeen and the one’s we have now.  So much has changed, but at the end of the day we are still here…growing up together…watching things evolve…and pushing each other to be the best versions of ourselves we could be.  Whether or not you celebrate Valentine’s Day, we hope you are all making memories you can be proud of, falling in love with someone or something or some place because when you look back and reflect on the past, you’ll appreciate all the little things you never thought mattered.

February 10, 2017 |

Weekend Links: 12

Happy Friday everyone! Hope everyone had a nice week! We’ve been tidying up around here and getting ready for NY on Tuesday. We became an aunt and uncle for the fourth time this week, so we will be heading back east to meet our new nephew. We’re looking forward to some family time and catching up with friends in the midst of the craziness that is fashion week and all the snow!

Later today our contractor will be coming by to help us plan out a few things for the kitchen and bathroom, get an estimate, and all that jazz. Some tile samples we ordered came in today and we’re getting really excited about putting our mark on this place and seeing it evolve. We recently found this pre civil war era oil painting at an antique shop in town, and we knew we had to have her. Little by little this place is starting to feel like home. Also, Henry is not over this being held cuddly stage (he’s been so lovey dovey lately), so what else can we ask for on a Friday afternoon? 😉

Here’s a few links from around the web we bookmarked this week…

1 – Thinking about exposed beams in your home? This round up will leave you swooning.

2 – Feeling stressed lately, maybe for more reasons than one? Here are 8 ways to keep calm and your anxiety at bay.

3 – We’ve been seeing Ross Cassidy’s collaboration with CB2 pop up all over the web this week. If minimalism and Japanese inspired home decor is what you crave, then this collection is definitely for you.

4 – These baked beet chips are on our list as one of next week’s side dishes. Yum!

5 – We rounded up a few of our favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him & her, in this post.

6 – Is your place (and brain) feeling a little cluttered? Look no further.

7 – Excited to dive into this interior design book this week.

8 – A new favorite sweater (for her), to cozy up on the couch or grab brunch in.

9 – The best mens sneakers to wear with any outfit.

10 – Capri? Yes please! Here are 5 destinations that will have you booking your next vacation in a snap!

 

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