Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Loving Lately......

Hey! I haven't done a "loving lately" type of post in a while, so why not post one today? Here is what I'm loving this summer :)


HONEY - I have been obsessed with honey lately. As I've mentioned before, we've cut out refined sugars and "junk" food, but I have a major sweet tooth and honey has become my sweet fix. I especially love it on 0% plain greek yogurt for breakfast (with granola and raspberries.... yum) and I also like to drizzle it on fruit (bananas and apples).


I realize it's not "healthy" since it's pure sugar, but it's definitely better than the bags of Reese's I used to buy and eat in two days (YES I did that, what was I thinking?!)

QUARTZITE COUNTERS - It will be a while before we replace our kitchen countertops (uh, we need to do the tile in the bathrooms first! ha) but I still like to think about/plan what I would do. We went to an Isabella client's house yesterday and she had Quartzite counters that looked similar to the ones above. I loved them!! I'll definitely have to look into this, I'm not too familiar with Quartzite (but from what I've read it's different than Quartz?). I love the color pictured above called White Princess.


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SOLID BACKSPLASH: Speaking of counters, I've been digging solid backsplashes that match the counters. It's very "clean" looking.
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BUILT-INS: I'm doing some built-ins with a window seat at a client's home, so I've been keeping my eye out for some good examples.

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CRYSTAL'S HOME: Crystal's home was shared on Apartment Therapy and I really, really like it. It's so comfortable/not fussy but cool at the same time.




TINY PAINTINGS: I just ordered this tiny (4.5" x 6") painting for our future family room gallery wall and I love it!


The artist is Lauren Adams and here are some more tiny paintings of hers:




In other news, our family room is all cleared out and ready for our new sofa to be delivered today! :)


My parents are also coming into town tonight for a visit. It's a good Wednesday!

13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous gorgeous kitchen inspiration!  I love the idea of a solid backsplash.  And, I love that painting!  Yesterday I was talking with a friend and learned that putting honey on your face as a facial treatment is so good for your skin!  Just another use for ya. ;)

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  2. we just put quartzite in our kitchen and i love it!!  quartzite is a natural stone, like granite (often gets classified as granite actually), and quartz is a man-made product (combination of natural quartz and resin).  we used super white quartzite in our kitchen, you can see a few pictures of the various slabs here:
    http://www.five2eight.blogspot.com/2012/02/counters-take-2.html

    and the final reveal showing it installed here:
    http://www.five2eight.blogspot.com/2012/06/kitchen-reveal.html

    that home tour looks beautiful, i'll have to go check that out!

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  3. I have some good built ins pinned under family room and interior architecture ;)
    Lizziefitz w/ pink peony icon on Pinterest

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  4. Ah...quartz and built-ins....Yes to both! Such pretty images. 

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  5. Random question but what is the fabric for your blog header?

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  6. So funny - I totally had that little painting favorited and was so bummed when I saw that it sold! At least I know it's going to a good home, haha.

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  7. Powellbrowerhome.comJuly 11, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    I'm loving the same kitchen elements...now to win the lottery and do it!
    Great tiny paintings, and cannot wait to see your sofa!
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  8. Love those countertops! 

    The breakfast you described above is my go-to staple that I've had 80% of the time over the past three years...it's that good!

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  9. Okay, showing my nerdy side here (geology major represent!): Quartz is a mineral, and I'm sure if it's manufactured into a counter it's been mixed with some other materials as it's hard to find any mineral, really, in a large slab. Quartzite is a metamorphic rock that was a sandstone high in quartz content in its previous life. Since quartzite is a rock it's easier to find in large slabs like granite. End of geology lesson! Lol I've been enjoying your blog for awhile now. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  10. Funny - I bought a jar of raw honey at a specialty foods store in Charleston, SC a couple weeks ago (mostly because I loved the packaging) - and ever since then I have been slapping honey all over EVERYTHING. It is, seriously, the best stuff I have ever tasted. 

    Bee Raw Star Thistle Honey:
    (http://www.amazon.com/Bee-Raw-Colorado-Thistle-Honey/dp/B003WWM182)

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  11. Wow, I have been a little honey crazy this summer too!  I have a fabulous farmer's market near me and have been buying black locust raw honey and I love it!  Honey does have some health values, and you're right much better than processed sugary stuff!

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  12. Anything named White Princess is sure to brighten up a kitchen. And as for the honey...a girl can only cut so much sugar out of her life before she goes crazy. 

    www.aspiringkennedy.com 

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  13. Quartzite is a natural stone, like others have mentioned, from deeper inside the quarry than marble, and as such, even more durable and less porous.  It's a great way to have the durability of a granite with the beautiful veining of a marble- but often times can be rather pricey (SO WORTH IT THO!).

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