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Summer Block Prints: Kalyana Textiles

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

When the weather starts getting warmer I find myself drawn to more bohemian styles, particularly block prints, a long standing personal favorite. Kalyana Textiles is a new small business that specializes in lovely home goods that are hand printed in India providing families there a sustainable source of income. It’s such a great business model and look at how fetching these prints are! And just for you, enjoy free shipping on your order through April 15th by using the code “EOSSHIP”. ( FYI- US orders only!)
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The printing process in action.

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Along with pillows, they sell quilts, napkins and tea towels.

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Sponsor Welcome: MK Style

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

MK Style is one of our newest sponsors and one that I personally am thrilled about!  The Denver based home store is the brainchild of two very stylish ladies, Molly Simons and Katie Agron.  Their style is very “me” so I thought it might also be very “you”.  Check out some of my favorite items in their online shop (click image for link) and if you live in Denver, go visit them!

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Prep for Spring: My Patio Project

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Spring is supposed to begin in a couple of days- it certainly doesn’t feel like it here.  It’s still flipping freezing and hope is waning in these parts.  But as the snow melts (and we pray we don’t get any more) I can start thinking about outdoor living again!!!  In the warmer months I spend as much time as humanely possible outside, it just makes me happier.  So when we bought our house I knew I HAD to get a patio installed sooner rather than later. Luckily, we did to get to design and install a fabulous one last summer thanks to the fine folks at Quikrete ,Pavestone  and Chris Miller Brick Paving.  If you are thinking of adding a patio or re-doing one at your home this spring I thought a little step by step may be helpful!
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We have a long narrow yard, but after living in the city for years it felt like a farm to us. 

1. Product arrives!  Yay!  Site preparation – level patio area and remove any tree roots, stumps, or anything you may find (there’s more on this whole process in my book because it was kind of hilarious/dramatic.)   The fun part of excavating any area new to you is you NEVER know what you might find!

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2. Lay down QUIKRETE HardScapes Base Sand and make it level so the pavers have a level surface to be placed.  Note: slope patio away from any structures for drainage. This protects your basement from water problems which we ALL want to avoid! You’ve seen Property Brothers- wet basements are a HUGE bummer.
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3. Place the pavers on the level surface. I used the Venetian Stone™ Combo 80mm in charcoal and in 4 different sizes to achieve a slightly more “natural stone” look.  The grey color is great and works nicely with the classic New England style of our house.

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4. The pattern, while seemingly random, needed to follow the design so it seemed random.  Follow your plans and the pattern plans to make sure the repeat looks it’s best!  It’s a OCD person’s dream to figure out and perfect this puzzle!
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Need A Getaway?

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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Me too. Which is why I am finally heading away for a long weekend in Arizona.  But if you live in New England and can’t swing a flight right now how about a weekend away in Maine?  I know, it’s cold in Maine in March, but the cold is SO much better when you embrace it with fires, hot chocolate, wine, long dinners and snuggles!  The Inn at English Meadows in Kennebunkport has been a long-time EOS sponsor and a place I personally love to visit. Eric and Liz, the NYC transplant innkeepers are the NICEST people and really go out of their way to make your stay special and comfy.

So, for the month of March if you mention EOS when you book you’ll get 20% off your stay!

Need more of a reason for a romantic little getaway? Here are two offers coming up:

March 8th- A relaxing day spa day at The White Barn. - Start this deliciously decadent day with a glass of bubbly Champagne and canapés and then change into your spa robe and slippers as you unwind before your luxurious day ahead. Throughout the day we will be offering massages and reflexology hand treatments, as well as high tea in our living room. Featured partners include B. Kamins, Molton Brown, Airelle and La Bella Donna. Be sure not to miss out on this exclusive event. Must be booked thru English Meadows. 11am to 4pm.
$45pp. Includes two 20 minute treatments,  complimentary samples to take home and a chance to win a Moroccan Oil basket worth $350

March 22nd-  Jacque Torres chocolate tasting and wine pairing – complimentary to guests staying at the inn.

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Fashion Friday: Work It Out

Friday, January 10th, 2014

I know it’s so cliche to be all “let’s get in shape!” as a New Years resolution, but there is a reason it’s such a popular thing to do.  After the gluttonous holidays and, if you’re like me, the craziness of the end of the year in which working out falls by the wayside, it’s a line in the sand. A fresh start. I for one have promised myself to get back to yoga and try barre classes.  So far this month I’ve done a bit of that, but moreso I’ve made myself go to the gym at least three days a week.  Even when I don’t want to (i.e. last night) I tell myself I’ll feel so much better if I do. And I do! And for extra motivation I’m picking up some new workout stuff.  After the whole Lululemon scandal I’ve been looking for alternative vendors for cute, well fitting workout gear and have found a super awesome selection at Nordstrom.  So here are my top picks to put a little spring in your step as you kick off your new workout regime (or maintain it, if you’re awesome like that.)

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*This post sponsored by Nordstrom. All selections and opinions my own.