I finally planted my dahlia bulbs over the weekend. Dahlias usually bloom July to October, so I might be too late to get really great blooms this year. Darn! I’m hoping for gorgeous blooms like these, small and compact or big and floppy. Aren’t they gorgeous?
via Jess Loberstein
Dinnerplate Dahlia via Ruffled
via Robert Bridges
Happy Fourth of July! I hope you have a great holiday weekend. We’re headed to a little party at my friend Lesley’s house. (I’ll be sure to instagram it!) Kick back and enjoy the long weekend, friends. See you back here on Monday.
PS – See our Fourth of July pedicure tradition from 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Photos by Betsy McPherson
I’m so excited to share a little interview I did a few months ago with Career Contessa. (This photoshoot was the reason I had to get my studio painted and styled!) It was really fun to talk about my career path and how I’ve grown my career over the past two years. Head over to Career Contessa to read the interview.
Photos by Sawyer Baird
I’m getting so excited for our upcoming trip to Mexico! I can’t wait to lay in the sun and feel the sticky, beach air. I plan to take advantage of my lounge time with a few good books. I’ve been thinking about my summer reading list and here’s what I’ve got so far. Do you have any recommendations? I’m going for funny, catchy, beach read. Bring ‘em on!
#GIRLBOSS, by Sophia Amoruso
Nicely Said: Writing for the Web with Style and Purpose, by Nicole Fenton & Kate Kiefer Lee
Where’d You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The warm weather and summer sun means my dreams of a vegetable garden are in full force. We have the perfect little area for veggie growing back behind the studio. We’re thinking about fixing the grass this fall, so that just might be the perfect time to lay out my two giant rectangular beds.
square bed with a thick trellis
thin, stained wood
woven wicker dividers
raised beds and containers
Whew. You guys! The past few weeks have been quiet on the blog. Work has been busy, busy and I’m still trying to find that balance between work and blog, blog and work. I’ll write a post about that someday. Anyway, I have a yummy lemonade treat to share today. We had a couple of friends over for dinner last weekend and I wanted to make a yummy, summery lemonade. I found a great recipe!
I found the recipe for Maple Lemonade with Peaches & Thyme on Wallflower Girl. It is so good! You blend peaches, lemon zest, thyme, and maple syrup and use the liquid from this delicious mixture. The pulp caught through the strainer is not part of the recipe, but it makes this wonderful peachy-thyme spread that I saved.
Find the full recipe on Wallflower Girl.