Summer White

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We love summer!  I found this white hat with a navy blue ribbon at Target this weekend!  Aside from sunscreen or sunblock, a hat is absolutely necessary in the scorching heat of Texas, and since we spend a lot of time in the water all summer long, a hat protects from age-spots.

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I’ve always been pale… and have at times, fallen prey to the temptation to use a tanner lotion or self-tanner cream.  The best one I’ve found is St. Topez, in Medium to Dark, I’ve used it almost every summer for a few years now, and it creates a natural looking bronze.

This summer, however, I’m going to embrace the pale!  Enough with the fake tans… I really like my white skin haha.

White is in this summer right?

Behold, the summer white! 🙂

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Inspiration

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Summer is that exciting time of bringing out your colorful and bright dishes, table cloths, and napkins.  Anthropologie had some new inspiring pieces in a few weeks ago that screamed summer!  Here are some pictures of their beautiful things for your summer inspiration.

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Tiny butterflies strung from the ceiling hung in their front creativity window – every time this window is changed it is something unexpected and wonderful that effectively captures the season.

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Unique summer wind chimes.

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A simply designed mirror.

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Patterns and prints of summer.

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I love these dishes and the napkins – so bright and full of summer happiness!

 

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Dried orange slices strung from the ceiling looked beautiful in the lighting.

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The table display was done in sand.  It’s just… so… SUMMER! 🙂

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This is how you wear a Summer scarf – it needs to be either light weight or silky in texture

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This one looks heavy, but is actually light – perfect for an indoor summer affair, or for those rainy summer days, and easily taken off in the heat.

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A pamper yourself display of candles, lotions, and love poems for those summer nights

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Beautiful succulent flowers – nothing quite says summer like delicate succulents.

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Best of the Oscars 2014

The Oscars this year happened to fall on a night where we were already having a party to celebrate birthdays in the family – so it became an impromptu little Oscar party with all of us gathered around the tv with pizza, sodas, and chocolate desserts.  We laughed, admired, and were amazed at this year’s surprises.

There were many memorable moments… and in case you didn’t care for the Oscars, here’s what you might’ve missed!

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Epic Selfie

You know it’s an epic selfie when it includes famous celebrities having a blast together at one of their “most formal events!”

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I love Sandra Bullocks reaction to Ellen’s pop-up intercessions….  Sandra still looks amazing, and her performance in Gravity was beautiful.

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Ellen surprised everyone and actually ordered pizza (I thought she was just joking, as did most everyone else)!  The pizza delivery man, Edgar Martirosyan, thought he would only be delivering to people backstage!

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Martirosyan is actually the owner of the Hollywood franchise location that he bought 5 years ago; apparently the store was busy and so he delivered the pizza himself.  Ellen passed around a hat and ended up giving him a $1,000 tip!

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Jim Carrey also made a hilarious appearance – so good to see him again.

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Idina Menzel performed her Frozen song Let it Go.

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Olivia Wilde with her husband glowing from pregnancy in a simple yet elegant gown – you could not even tell she was pregnant until she turned to the side.  And her hairstyle was perfect.

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Love seeing gorgeous pregnant women… which brings me to another glamorous one, Kerry Washington

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Bette Midler gave a moving performance of the Wind Beneath My Wings,

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Matthew McCounaughey and his first ever Oscar

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Jennifer Lawrence was playful and radiant… as always!

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American Hustle stars

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Meryl Streep danced with Happy singer, Pharrell Williams

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Cate Blanchett and her Oscar for Blue Jasmine, loved her earrings and gown

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Lupita Nyong’o accepted her award for supporting actress in 12 Years a Slave

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It’s always intriguing to see the actors and actresses who star in our favorite movies live, and this year was epic in catching their unplanned reactions. 

The poise, the beauty, and the talent.  Congrats for another great Oscar year!