The Avocado Egg

posted by on 06.01.2014, under Not-So-Secret Recipes, Yum Yum
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Hello Again! Breakfast was so normal, until I baked an egg in avocado and it became very fancy.

I had to scoop out a couple of tablespoons of the avocado to make room for the egg. I found a simple recipe from POPSUGAR.

Neighbors // Failure

posted by on 03.27.2014, under Music, Music Videos
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Neighbors released their record, Failure, on Tuesday. We’ve been listening to it at the studio,  non-stop and shamelessly, ever since.

Wild Enough
Directed by Philip Van
Choreographed by Celia Rowlson Hall

So good! This single is rad and so is this video. But it’s possible that ‘Spacing Out’ and ‘Outliers’ are new favorites for me from this album.

Neighbors is playing a show this Saturday, March 29th! Album Release Party w/ Riverwild, Hints @ Glasslands

 

EYE GRAVEL

posted by on 03.19.2014, under Fashion
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2014 S/S Collection

Pretty. I love the patterns and colors in this collection.  And everything looks so comfortable. Almost time wear short dresses for spring!

Our engagement pictures are ready!

posted by on 08.30.2013, under Love, Photography, Weddings
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Being engaged has been a dream. But the wedding is coming!! We wanted to capture this amazing time in our lives before it’s over forever. Our friend and talented photographer, Lisa, took us out for a day of shooting and old-fashioned fun at the Jazz Age Lawn Festival + Parisian Carnival on Governor’s Island.

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View more at Lisa Barnshaw Photography

Thanks Lisa, for all the memories and gorgeous photos. I’ll always look back on this magical day as our engagement comes to an end and we become a little old married couple.

We painted our house PINK!

posted by on 03.09.2013, under Apt/Home, Home
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Just kidding.

This seems like the perfect time to reveal our home’s Secret Past. It thought it could hide forever, but this morning our neighbor sent us this photo of our house … in pink! These may be the original colors when it was built in 1890, we’re not sure. Oh, you Victorians and your gingerbread color palettes.

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I love that our house will always be a little bit fabulous — cool and understated on the outside while secretly wearing pink underwear.

Noelle

Juliette Hogan

posted by on 11.28.2012, under Fashion, Weddings
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Juliette Hogan Bridesmaid – $499 and up

I love these dresses from this New Zealand designer.  Such a lovely neutral color palette too!

Clockwise from left {posey dress, trapeze dress, diana dress + annie dress}

Noelle

Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich

posted by on 11.23.2012, under Food, Holiday wishes, Not-So-Secret Recipes, Yum Yum
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Not sure if everyone is sick of turkey and giving thanks, but all of those leftovers need to fufill their Thanksgiving destiny. TURKEY DAY FOREVER!!!!

There are no rules to The Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich. No one makes the same fixin’s and everyone has their secret family recipes and traditions. Look, my sandwich is delicous because our secret stuffing recipe is delicious. This year, Jim + I cooked the meal together for the first time, so his mama shared her recipe with us. It’s fabulous and we’re not sharing! (Evil wink.)

My perfect sandwich is a sweet + colorful sandwich. I topped this one with cranberry sauce and my mom’s carrot soufflé. Thanks mom!

After that whole day of cooking, it’s finally time to be lazy and simple! Grab turkey, gravy, stuffing, everything but the apple pie, and eat the not-so-secret sandwich.

~Joy

 

 

Winifred Bean: Kickstarter!

posted by on 09.11.2012, under Fashion, Weddings
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This past month I was able to work on a project I’m really excited about.  My good friend Angela has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to grow her small business, Winifred Bean, a line of wedding dresses for creative brides.  Another cool thing, I edited the above video for her campaign! (shot by Justin Reid)

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I wish Winifred Bean existed when I was wedding dress shopping.  I loved my dress and I feel like I’m cheating on it a little when I say this, but I just adore the simple, cool, chic gowns from Winifred Bean.  I mean, just look:

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You can mix and match the tops and bottoms of the dresses until you find something that fits your style.

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The funds from Kickstarter will help Angela take the line to the International Bridal Market in NYC this October, where they will be exposed to stores and brides across the US and around the world.  The money raised will also go towards developing a second set of samples so that while the dresses are off at market and trunk shows, she can still hold private appointments out of her home.

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Angela became a new mom last year after her first collection was complete. This is her peanut, Julianne!

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I believe in Angela and her little dream. I’m so happy to help get her small business off the ground.

Please help support creative independent talent; no donation is too small.  If she doesn’t reach her goal by October 9th, she gets nothing, so spread the good word and share with all the wonderful people you know!

xoxo

Noey

 

like mother like daughters

posted by on 08.28.2012, under Love
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Like Mother like mother like daughters

Yesterday my mom sent me the photo of her in the middle. She was 24 there!

We all kind of have that “smirk/head tilt” down, don’t you think? I love that we look even a little bit like her here. She will always be the most beautiful woman in the world to me!

Love you, mommy.

Noelle

hair pins

posted by on 08.04.2012, under Random
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I get bored very often and usually end up taking it out on my hair. Whatever length or color, this is the look I’m typically drawn to.

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It’s the “I-just-got-out-of-bed-looking-effortlessly-perfect” look. It’s kind of beachy, but not. Whatever it is, I don’t have it.  My hair is quite straight and boring on it’s own. I need some waves, some texture. Some pizazz.

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Enter Davines.  They’ve created this No.14 Sea Salt Primer For Wizards and Texturizer Styling Spray and some days I think they made them just for me.  I spray a small amount of the Texturizer into my hair while it’s damp, twirling the hair around my fingers in small sections as I’m drying it. When it’s almost completely dry, I spray the Sea Salt on to my ends and play with the hair to give it a messy wave. This might sound like a lot of work, but it’s kind of fun. Feels like sculpting.

I’m really liking that first image of Daria Pleggenkuhle. It’s short though, like, REALLY short. Hrmmm.

Images via my pinterest boards.

Noelle

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