Yesterday, I spent the day cleaning, rearranging, and vacuuming up a substantial amount of dog hair (Luna sheds so much during the summer) because today we have a magazine shoot at the house. Excited to share more on that soon. But I’ll do some behind the scenes today on Snapchat, if you’re interested.
And then once that wraps up, I’m heading back into the studio to photograph some food related projects for the coming weeks. So, it’s kind of a busy day. BUT hey, it’s Friday, so it’s all good because it’s DIY roundup day and I’m never too busy for DIYs (especially when it involves nacho recipes and DIY fruit bowls).
Continuing on with the summer theme that I can’t seem to shut up about lately, I have a summer-inspired nail art project to share today. And it kind of reminds me of pool towels and beach balls – which now that I say it, probably sounds weird for a nail art project, but it’s subtle, modern, and kind of cheerful.
Confession…we actually shot this weeks and weeks ago (same day as this project), but I wanted to save it until we were actually in the summer months. And here we are!
Click through for this summery (but simple) nail art tutorial.
I’ve been wearing sandals a lot lately. In fact, it’s nearly the only kind of shoe I wear from May to October because it’s so damn hot here.
So, I rounded up some of my favorite summer sandals today to do a little virtual window shopping and also start thinking about some new kicks for my next vacation. Yes, I’m already thinking about my next trip…and I’m hoping it involves some sandy beach vibes…
Time for part 2 of this 3 part Europe travel guide… Today’s stop is Paris! In case you missed it, here’s part #1 – the Amsterdam travel guide. So, if you’re planning a trip anytime soon, be sure to bookmark this one for future reference. And for those that don’t have any plans to travel, no worries, we can at least enjoy the photos together, right?
Just as an FYI before we get started, the bulk of our time in Paris was either super overcast and/or raining, but we still managed to get a lot of exploring, shopping, etc in.
Just like last time, I won’t be listing off a bunch of touristy things to do because you can find that info pretty much anywhere. So, I’m sharing the spots that you may not have heard about that I really loved – cool boutique shops, amazing coffee / food, and a handful of things in between. Here we go…
Avocado toast has a special place in my breakfast heart lately, especially when it’s topped with a fried egg and a little bit of homemade hot sauce.
And as it turns out, making you own hot sauce is actually pretty easy. Who knew? So I made a couple of batches and whipped up a video to go along with it. If you’re into that sort of thing, be sure to check out my newest recipe video on Darby Smart for avocado toast with fried eggs and (super hot) hot sauce.