Odds and Ends


1. These colors are the best.

2. I’m in Oklahoma for the next week and a half – just enjoying some rest and relaxation with my family. (And by R&R, I mean pool time, board games, nightly cocktail hour, and my dad’s stocked candy drawer. Can you believe we shot that video 4 years ago?!) We had a round of thunderstorms roll through around 4am the first night, and I totally paced the halls, just waiting for my children to wake up with terror in their eyes from the flashing lightning and house-shaking thunder since they’ve never experienced a thunderstorm before. Never happened. They slept right through it. WHUT.

3. I hereby declare this to be the cutest braided top knot ever.

4. Speaking of hair, I’ve got three more articles up at P&G Beauty. 5 outdoor party looks that won’t go flat. (I swear!) 5 easy styles for honeymoon hair. (Totally easy.) How to master the chic chignon. (A must read for those of you struggling with le buns.)

5. We had the lovely Jessie Webster shoot our home a few weeks ago, and I can’t wait to show you her gorgeous photos. A little peek here, bottom right.

6. Okay, I’ve seen this one-pot pasta all over the internet and am dying to try. Have you?

Wishing you all a super duper fantastic weekend full of fun!

  • Ginger

    June 7, 2013 at 6:03 am

    That pasta recipe looks great

  • Anne

    June 7, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Glad to see you’re taking some R&R in OK. I’ve been checking back every few days to see if your house tour is up yet (I may have a problem).

  • Asha Dornfest

    June 7, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Have a wonderful time with your folks (I just watched a bit of your dad’s candy vid and I’m thinking you must have a blast together). I’ve been thinking of you…between Oklahoma and whatever was causing stress last week…just sending you good thoughts.

  • Esther

    June 7, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I agree! Those are great colors :-)

  • Michelle

    June 7, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I made the one-pot pasta! It was ok. And that’s only because I didn’t put enough seasoning. And it came out kinda gummy. But my friend made it and said she let the veggie stock boil before adding the pasta. She didn’t have any problem with gummy-ness with that technique.

    Enjoy your time with your family!

  • Donna

    June 7, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Do try the on pot pasta – it is a revelation!

  • Allison

    June 7, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Never experienced a thunderstorm??? That seems a shame! I so love a good thunderstorm… :)

  • Meredith

    June 11, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Oooooo excited to read your P&G posts!! I need styles that don’t go flat :) Enjoy your time at home in OK!