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Saturday Morning Musings

Good Morning Sugarplums (!)  Happy Weekend to you!  In the ultimate act of procrastination (since I’m supposed to be moving today), instead of packing I’m drinking coffee, rubbing Gus’ belly and fiddling around with Pinterest.  Whoops.  If you have anything pressing on your plate today, perhaps you should halt and fiddle faddle with me for a minute too:

{WHAT SATURDAYS ARE FOR}

This pic evokes all kinds of warm fuzzies for me, but the ponytail / denim / chambray also makes me feel like Fall’s comin.

Saturday Morning | Bike | Covet Living

{THINKING OF CANVAS-ING AND HANGING ONE OF THESE IN MY NEW DIGS}

Serenity now.

Saturday Morning | Calm Water | Covet Living

Saturday Morning | Let it Be, Slim Aarons | Covet Living

Saturday Morning | Waves | Covet Living

{MAKING ME NOD SILENTLY}

…in an “omg, truer words have never been spoken” way.  Good luck with that, bud.

Saturday Morning | You Lost Me | Covet Living

{MAKING ME CACKLE}

…because this is equally as (sad but) true.

Saturday Morning | Revenge | Covet Living

{MAKING ME WANNA DO A RED LIP TONIGHT}

…bonus: you get to do everything else pretty minimal when you do. #easybutton

Saturday Morning | Easy Red Lip | Covet Living

{MAKING ME SMILE}

…cuz this is what his sweet face looks like all the time.

Saturday Morning | GusGus | Covet Living

{MAKING ME WISH I NEEDED ANOTHER RUG}

…Rugs USA’s Overdyed Pakistani Purple Rug.

Saturday Morning | Overdyed Pakistani Rug from Rugs USA | Covet Living

Lulu & Georgia “Shimia” Rug.  Like worn, faded denim.  Like buttah. Saturday Morning | Shimia Rug, Lulu and Georgia | Covet Living

{MAKING ME SWOON}

…the cabinet doors make the whole darn thing.

Saturday Morning | Black Paned Cabinet Doors | Covet Living

…Tabarka kills me every time.  This is Maghreb Zig Zag Large.

Saturday Morning | Tabarka Tile | Covet Living

…look at the little lip detail on the backsplash.  And that sconce.  And the ship lap.  So cozy.  By Ruard Veltman Architecture.

Saturday Morning | Ruard Veltman Architecture, Ship Lap | Covet Living

{MAKING ME SCRATCH MY HEAD}

…cuz I can’t tell if these are toddler underpants or adult short-shorts, but I want them nonetheless.

Saturday Morning | Tiny Shorts | Covet Living

{MAKING ME SERIOUSLY CONSIDER CUTTING MY HAIR}

…and look at those layers!  (Sigh), Fall.

Saturday Morning | Rosie Huntington Haircut | Covet Living

{MAKING ME NOD AGAIN}

…because this is so true.  Remind me to tell you about the story my friend Jess told me last weekend when I was in Chicago that seriously lit a fire under my ass.

Saturday Morning | Anything's Possible | Covet Living

{MAKING ME WANNA RE-DO MY CANED BACK LOUIS DINING CHAIRS}

…because does Peter Dunham’s Fig Leaf ever get old??  I think not.

Saturday Morning | Cane Chair Redo | Covet Living

K I should for realz go pack now.  Happy Saturday!  PS: **click photos to be directed to original sources.**

xoxo,

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Men Tell All Recap: 7 Takeaways

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Sorry this is so tardy and to add insult to injury, is gonna be so short.  Truth be told, I dove head-first into a bowl of tortilla chips & guac at Bach Night on Monday and then took a food nap through the 2nd half of the show.  Whoops.

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Then my DVR sharted the bed and didn’t record so I never caught the last 30 min or so.  But it got pretty snoozy there for awhile… right?  Anyhoo – here are my observations from before I slipped into a Mexicoma:

1.  Truvy from Steel Magnolias DEF got her hands on Ashley S’s weave for the show.  It looked about like this.  Hey – go big or go home.

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2.  Kubah hands-down beyond a shadow of a doubt shops in the Cabbage Patch Kid section of the Chippendale store.  His whole (re: Nick) “…some men have babies, some men had jobs they lost to come here” bit may’ve been a fair point, but I couldn’t take him seriously in that outfit.  I felt like he was about to bust out a Magic Mike XXL-esque routine.  To NIN.

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3.  The best thing anyone has ever said on this show – EVER – was that ‘Princeton needs to teach a class on how not to be an a$$ hole.’  (Tanner Bob Costas drops mic).  And I guess I’ll give Ian some snaps for at least sacking up and owning his behavior.  Cuz lots of boys don’t.  But he’s still a goober and I think he’ll still be hard-pressed to find a chick who’ll touch him with a 99.5 ft pole after his haughty shenanigans this season.  Sidenote: the camera didn’t pick it up but I’m pretty sure Bart’s eyeballs have lasers coming out of them right now.

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4.  These words taste like acid on fire rolled in feces coming out of my mouth but JJ’s hair and beard situation is MUCH improved.  I also think he read Covet Living and started sipping his red wine through a straw and using Crest Cupcake Whitestrips.  Hey.  You gotta love a guy who’s coachable.

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4.5. AH – can’t believe I almost forgot and I don’t have a pic but I give Jared the most improved player award.  Shaving the beard helped and I also think he may’ve had some powder on but nonetheless… lookin’ good Ace!  He also gets the kindest soul award.  What a good egg.  When he was talking about how hearing Linger still time warps him back to his whirlwind romance with Kaitlyn, I fist-bumped him long distance.  Cuz it still takes me back to parties in Tristan Fischer-Smith’s basement in 7th grade.

5.  You know who’s not coachable?  Cupcake.  Cuz I’m pretty sure I told him never to wear that jacket ever again.  Toofs look shiny & clean though!

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6.  Emily Henderson in the house (!)  What up girl!

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7.  Excuse me one sec: Has Ben H gotten hotter in the last 10 minutes? fsjklfjdklajfl;kdjsalfjdksjfkldsjafl;kdas;lk LAWD.  That’s about enough to make me get a running start towards the casting office. In all seriousness, Ben is adorable but it’s not his Peter-Brady-boyish looks that make him such a dreamboat – it’s his humility.

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That’s all I got Camps!  PS: Gus says wassup.

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xoxo,

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