Free Desktop Background - November

It's all about pine cones this Fall! While searching for the perfect pine cone image for the November Wallpaper, I came across the simple & stunning photography blog - STILL - by Mary Jo Hoffman. She posts one image daily of gathered natural objects found near her home or in during her travels. 

Click the links below to download your free wallpaper for desktop or mobile. I hope you enjoy!

Cute Desktop Wallpaper Background for November




Pinecone: STILL  /  'Joy' Watercolor Handlettering: Andrea Peterson  /  'November' Handlettered Font: Northwell by Sam Parrett



Fall Style Trends - October

The color "Bright Pumpkin Orange" holds a special place in my heart – go Tennessee Vols! I proudly wore that Orange for 4 years straight while playing Volleyball at UT (Insert flashback of our team traveling in airports wearing bright orange adidas track suits from head to toe.) And this Fall I'll be waving that bright checkered flag every Saturday, it's our football team's best season yet since I went there (long ago) when we won the National Championship. All that said, I definitely prefer the warm, neutral & more subtle colors for October, paired with black & a bit of sparkle :) I came across the two pumpkin-painting DIY projects above on Pinterest, and they both happen to be from the uber-talented Amy of Homey Oh My. Can't wait to try my hand at these! At the Manhattan Hometown Fair this past weekend I fell in love with a few suede lariat choker necklaces at the Arts & Crafts booths, so I'm sharing a similar one here. Also I'm so excited about Slate & Stone's new women's collection, how cozy does that cream & black striped sweater above look! And if you're a tall girl like me, you'll appreciate these chic & comfy flats by Aldo that come in size 10 & 11 (I'm a not so perfect 10.5, an impossible size to find, and Aldo's size 10 actually fits me quite nicely). And finally, I came across a new brand "Blacktop" via Instagram who is in the midst of launching their Etsy shop filled with candles, bracelets & more to come. I have a total crush on their logo/branding, and especially their Instagram page! Hope you enjoy :)  

Fall Style Trends - September

Fall Style

While it's still beach weather here in Manhattan Beach, I can sense a Fall crispness in the air, really I can! (Or maybe it's all the football & pumpkin spice lattes I've been indulging in lately.) I've gathered up some Fall finds, including this cozy Banana Republic sweater that I've practically been living in! And if you're looking for a show that you can stay home & binge watch to, I highly recommend HBO's The Night Of, an 8 part crime drama series, so good!!

BR Crew Neck Sweater  /  Adidas by Stella  / Mermaid Blanket  /  J Crew Betty Sunglasses  / Norden Ceramic Candle  /  Aurore Ring