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happy friday + megadoily...

Ladies-and-gentlemen-doliy-rug

Happy last Friday of January all! This month has really flown by. Today, I leave you with this super fun mega doily rug by the girls over at Ladies & Gentlemen. This rug (and DIY instructions) will be part of a new book, Crafting a Meaningful Home by Meg Mateo Ilasco, coming out this fall and published by STC Craft. I've seen this piece in person, and it's seriously amazing!

And congrats to Jennifer C. from Long Beach, CA for winning the Lines & Shapes collection! Thanks to everyone who entered! Have a great weekend all!

{photo by Ladies & Gentlemen}

this & that...

This-that-mara-hoffman-west-elm

...wear this mara hoffman sweater dress, decorate with that west elm pouf...

thirst quencher...

Thirst-quencher

{1. tag cup, 2. half-pint glass creamer, 3. alfi juwel gold plate carafe,  4. normann copenhagen carafe,  5. memo cooler.}

hot toes...

Hot-neon-pink-shoes

...walk brightly with a pop of neon pink...from free people and j.crew...

take a seat...

Very-good-and-proper-chairs

...and hang up your coat...on these candy-colored pieces from the u.k.'s very good & proper...

{represented by neo-utility in the u.s. hooks available for purchase here.}

happy lady says...

Happyladysays-bread

{oh bob} feeling all tied up...

Oh-bob-ties

{left to right, top to bottom: alexander olch wool tie, psycho bunny safety pin tie, johnny cupcakes fork tie, salvatore ferragamo butterfly print tie, the hill-side chambray tie, alexander mcqueen striped tie, asos gingham tie, kenneth cole underknot stripe tie, and burton blue gingham tie.}

old school meets new school...

Bookbook-macbook-cover

...in these super cool bookbook hardcover macbook covers...

{thanks ashley!}

{taste tested}: readymade mochi rice cakes

Mochi-readymade

A few months ago, I posted this recipe for making your very own mochi rice cakes to sprinkle on top your faux Pinkberry homemade frozen yogurt. While the recipe isn't too difficult, I've found pre-made mochi you can buy! {And isn't buying something always easier than making it?}

Nuts Online carries mochi rice cakes in 1 lb. bags that can be stored in the refrigerator for up to six months. This version is pretty comparable to the mochi found at Pinkberry and is perfect to have on hand for home snacking. One their own, the sweet rice flavor is magnified and tastes similar in texture and flavor to marshmallows. But these suckers really do shine when topped on tart frozen yogurt as the tart balances out the sweet mochi leaving a firm, chewy, and yummy texture.

Final thoughts...4.5 out of 5 happy ladies!

{photo by Oh Joy. flower salt & pepper box from Tabulatua, napkin from Dwellstudio.}

travel brightly...

Lama-designs-travel

...with these pieces from lama designs...