The Loveliest Words

JE TAIME (I LOVE YOU) Romantic French Print in Classic Black and White - 8x10 inches
I couldn’t be happier to have the long, cold month of January behind us. On to the short month of February, which in Houston, serves as the gateway to Spring. I think part of me prefers February to January because it feels like we have made some headway into the year, plus there’s Valentine’s Day. While some people could take or leave Valentine’s Day, I happen to love it because I am a romantic at heart. I love the whimsy surrounding the holiday, as well as the idea of taking the time and making a gesture, no matter how small to tell your special someone how much you love them.

If you don’t have a special someone right now, Valentine’s Day is also a great excuse for a chick flick marathon. Whatever your feelings on this most beloved of commercialized holidays, I am sure you will love these gorgeous prints by The Love Shop. I am not sure what is more beautiful, the typography or the words themselves.
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL (8x10 inch Art Print in French Cream and Black)
MR. DARCY quote (8x10 inch print in Mink Brown)
LOVE IS THE KEY (8x10 inch Modern Fine Art Print)
MR. DARCY quote (8x10 inch print in Classic Black and White)
YOU ARE LOVE (16x20 inch Archival Art Poster Print in Pretty Pink)
LOVE ME TIL MY HEART STOPS - 8x10 Modern Art Print in Silver Gray
Image Credit: The Love Shop

10 Things I Can’t Live Without: Dabney Lee

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I am so excited to feature Dabney Lee’s “10 Things” this week! This style setter is the talent behind the fabulous Dabney Lee stationery studio and Dabney Lee at Home which designs the loveliest personalized home accessories. I have admired Dabney’s fun, preppy, chic style for a very long time, so I knew that her list would not disappoint. It is as sassy and stylish as she is!
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1. i must admit i am a bit of a junk food junkie and at the top of my list are french fries. i love them, always have and always will. 
2. people who know me know that i have a strange affinity for lucite. the clean lines, the way it makes color pop… i am addicted! 
3. shelter island, new york. my hubby’s family has been going there for years and it’s honestly my favorite place to be! 
4. lemon cupcakes, especially from buttercup bakery in new york. i love love love all lemon desserts, drinks, candy etc… but these cupcakes are something i must have at least once a month!  
5. j.crew is my favorite store ever… i am NOT KIDDING! i knew i had a problem when i got pregnant and one of the stores called to see if “everything was alright”, seemed i hadn’t been in the store for a while. 
6. the brooklyn bridge is just at the edge of our street and it’s so inspiring. i can sit in the park for hours and just relax looking at the bridge and the city in the background, it’s quite breathtaking. 
7. the barefoot contessa is my idol and i really could not live without her! ina garten exudes cheer and warmth like no other. her recipes are always spot on and so easy to make!
8. color… can’t live without it and would never even consider it! 
9. my studio is my haven- i love being there and creating and i could not do any of it without my mac. 
10. taco trucks. a life without tacos… you must be crazy, i wouldn’t even consider it!!!!