Giant Counter Stool Roundup

Most kitchens these days use counter stools instead of barstools due to the popularity of single level countertop islands in kitchens these days.  So I thought I’d round up some of my favorites for you!

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Fashion Friday: Check Mate.

Gingham is THE pattern of summer- especially this summer. There are so many great pieces out there celebrating this classic print perfect for picnics and sunny shopping trips! Check them out (see what I did there? Ba dum dum.)
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And of course there are plenty of adorable things for the littles too!

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Have a great weekend everyone! xoxo

A Green & Gorgeous NYC Hotel

*Sorry this is a bit late guys- got sidelined with mastitis AGAIN yesterday so a little behind, even on my new schedule.

I made a trip to NYC about two weeks ago for meetings and since my favorite hotel, The Mark, was booked solid I decided to try this cool looking spot, 1 Hotel, located smack dab on Central Park near just about everything! And it was AWESOME.
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The former CEO of Starwood Hotels started this new brand to focus on sustainability and an eco-friendly mindset in the hospitality world.

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A Q&A with Brooklyn Decker & Her Austin Home

Last week Domaine featured a little tour of actress and model Brooklyn Decker’s Austin home with husband Andy Roddick. I’ve been a fan of Brooklyn for a while (she once tweeted me that she was psyched to see herself on one of my Fashion Friday blogs and I about died). Her sense of humor is just awesome and that “life should be fun” approach certainly shines through in her home. She’s a big fan of interior design and took this project on all by herself and I’d venture a guess that she’ll keep her toes dipped in the waters of design for a while after seeing the results! You can read the article and see more pics  here– but I shared my favorites along with a Q&A I did with Brooklyn and some suggestions on how to get her look:
Her kitchen is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.  Between the beams, the blue cabinetry, the gasp-worthy marble and all that brass (specifically check out the sink- looks like one of these-be still my heart.)

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Fashion Friday: In One Piece

First and foremost I want to thank all of you who took the time to leave a comment yesterday.  You will never know how much it meant to me to read all your stories and how this blog has affected you- from simply bringing a smile to your face, a new top to your closet or even a baby into your world because you went to see my fertility doctor after I wrote about her.  You put the biggest smile on my face EVER. Gratitude abound.

Now onto some more fun things- namely one piece swimsuits for those of us (ahem, me) who no longer feel like rocking a bikini all the time (or any of the time).  While pregnant I discovered I love me a good one piece. And since my time constraints (and desire to spend time working out a lot) have left me without a firm tummy I am going to be rocking more one pieces this summer.  The good news is, they are totally IN. And there are a TON of great ones- from Target to Tory! Here’s a bunch I’m liking:

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(I have this one at left (that I bought way pre-baby) and it’s great if you don’t have a big chest. If you have a big chest- slowly back away.)

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Pretty, glam selections from Anthro.

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