Crazy.

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Hi Guys-

I’ve been crazy the last 24 hours- got stuck in a traffic jam last night for almost 5 hours and am running out the door to get to my train to NYC this morning.  I’m gonna have to skip blogging today (which KILLS me) but sometimes you just don’t have enough bandwith (and the Amtrak Wifi certainly doesn’t either). I promise a great Fashion Friday tomorrow. If there is anything specific you are looking for, let me know in comments!

Thanks for understanding,

Erin

The Best Shower Curtains

Some days it’s SO hard to come up with good blog content.  Thinking back of the thousands of posts I’ve done, it truly amazes me sometimes that I’ve had that much to write about.  So it’s been great to see you guys chime in in the comments section about specific ideas and needs for posts.  Just yesterday two of you suggested I write about finding stylish shower curtains, something I would not have thought would be particularly helpful.  And seeing as I had no other genius ideas for today, I thought “why not?” So here it is- ask and you shall receive. :)

I like to keep shower curtains relatively simple, preferring white, classic styles to overly cute.  But sometimes in a very plain bathroom, you can really inject some style with a nice pattern or a touch of color.  Here are my current favorites when it comes to the almighty shower curtain. Click the pictures for links!

Plain, Bordered and Embroidered

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If you want to go really (and I mean, really) crazy, this custom Leontine Linens curtain at left is the Rolls Royce of shower curtains. I bet you didn’t know there was such a thing. :)

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 Patterned

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These would be so cute in kids bathrooms!

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Let’s Discuss: Patterned Cement Tile

I’ve noticed a lot of kitchens and baths lately boldly employing patterned tile floors, walls and backsplashes. These tiles, mostly examples of Moroccan cement tile, are both contemporary and vintage and when mixed with modern cabinetry and details, can result in a truly showstopping look. But I have to wonder, will this look be timeless? Is it a risk worth taking in main space like a kitchen? Lets take a look at some examples and talk it through.

This room just uses the patterned tile behind the range, which I love in combination with he rustic beams, brick and the sleek counter and cabinetry.

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Snow Day Chili

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(A food photographer I am not.)

Another snow day here in Boston. Yep, just pure craziness mixed with an epic amount of cabin fever in these parts.  When I’m stuck inside during storms like these I like to bake and cook a lot (providing I’ve actually had time to food shop beforehand).  Last night I made a big pot of really yummy chili chock full of veggies.  Since I’ve been doing a whole lot of NOT working out lately, eating well is important, and this dish is super healthy and nutritious while also being really good.

Fashion Friday: Dressing Up When the Temp is Down

For those that live in cold climates getting dressed in something beyond a big sweater, jeans and Uggs during this time of year can feel like torture.  How does one look nice when so many layers are required? I’ve given it some thought and here are a few outfits to keep you looking hot when the thermometer is reading cold.

This blazer is pretty genius with a zip in sweater neck, reducing bulk while keeping your neck warm!  Wear with a camisole underneath and some amazing knee high boots (I am still lusting after these so hard).

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blazer // jeans // scarf // boots // bag // earrings // sunglasses // gloves