14 Sep

Have an Adventurous Weekend

Happy Friday, my sweets!  We’ve arrived in Italy and we’ll spend the majority of this weekend exploring Rome.  Travis and I both expect to be exhausted by the time our trip is over– there’s so much to see and never enough time!  Although we plan to see many of the historical landmarks, I’m especially excited to roam the farmer’s markets and and try some of the classic local cuisine, like bucatini all’amatriciana.

The blog will be active the entire time we’re abroad, so make sure to come back and visit all next week :)  Until then, let’s browse some fun finds from around the web…

Love this little boy’s bedroom!

Dreamy wedding dress…

Apple pie cookies to welcome fall :)

Who’s your lobster?

Rainbow nails…

I picked up this coat last week– LOVE the flattering cut and big collar!

DIY project: squishy knot pillow.

Sweet anchor tattoo…

Check out just what highlighting and contouring can do to your makeup…

And take a virtual tour of our flat in Rome!!

What are you up to this weekend?  Got any big plans?  Taking any trips yourself?  (Any advice for our time in Italy??)  Share in the comments!

12 Sep

County Fair

Today is the day, my sweets! We’re off to Italy this evening and I COULD NOT be more excited, although Trav and I are missing out on something pretty awesome because of our trip…

The Santa Cruz County Fair!

With fall comes the appearance of state and county fairs all over the country.  Travis and I had our first “official” date at the fair five years ago— I love the gooey cinnamon rolls, hilarious hypnotist, and adorable baby pigs as much now as I did growing up.

I stumbled onto these awesome state fair posters, and I thought I’d share…

All images {via}

They’re part of a series called “Poster-On-A-Stick”… pretty cool, right?

Do you have a state or county fair in your area?  What’s your favorite part?  The food?  The festivities?  The cute animals?  Share in the comments!

7 Sep

Have a Wonderful Weekend

I can’t believe that this is our last weekend before our big Italy trip!  I couldn’t be more excited… There’s lots to do (and I’m working all weekend on top of it), but it’ll all be worth it when we hop on that plane Wednesday.

I hope your weekend is lovely!  Let’s kick it off with some share-worthy finds from around the web, shall we?

Dream bedroom.

Can’t wait to wear cute floppy beanies this fall :)

The beauty of aging.

I’m drooling over this duvet!

Easy, beautiful updo for long hair.

Just picked up this legendary eyeshadow primer… can’t wait to give it a try!

DIY room scents…

10 recipes every home chef should know (I definitely don’t know all of them :/)

And a few {bb} posts you may have missed:

How to do a top knot.

DIY yarn necklace.

Wedding inspiration for short haired gals!

What are you up to this weekend?  Got any big plans?  Want to share a cool link?  Comment below!

31 Aug

Have a Luxurious Weekend!

I love long weekends, don’t you?!  This one promises to be extra-great… I have shopping trips, family visits, and a little work planned.  Labor day weekend always gets me excited because it signals the winding down of summer.  Fall has always been my favorite season, and we have lots to look forward to in the coming months.

{blending beautiful} is going to take a long weekend as well, so I’ll see all of you lovelies back here on Tuesday.  But before I go, let’s visit these fun links from around the web, shall we?

Gorgeous updo!

The sweetest. video. ever.

A rundown of the best hairdryers (the winner only costs $30!)

Identical twins prove that how you dress can really age you.

Supermodels as kids.

Have you heard of Yes Day? What a neat idea!

I would never leave this waterfall shower

Keri Russel’s home is to-die-for!

This rainbow cheesecake looks too pretty to eat!

Cool tattoo.

Can’t wait for winter coats!!

Make your inner liner last

What are you up to this long weekend?  Headed out of town?  Hanging outside?  Got any links of your own to share?

29 Aug

Hot Pattern: Hexagons

It’s no secret that I love anything chevron (see here and here), but a new geometric pattern has been tugging at my heartstrings lately: hexagons.

I’ve been seeing it everywhere, take a look:


Engagement Rings



Photos like this last one have inspired me to start a hexagon quilt of my own (which seems like a very tedious task because it’s a hand-sewn project, but hopefully worth it!)

What do you think of the hexagon pattern?  Have you noticed it popping up all over the place, or is it just me?  What do you think of my quilt plan?  Share your thoughts in the comments!