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You are you going to love this beautiful line of recycled paper products from designer Fiona Richards. She gets inspiration from¬† memories of her grandparents world travels, and her own.¬† Cartolina is charming and clever, you’ll become as obsessed as me in no time!

Cartolina also has a beautiful app for smart phones. It includes a calendar and 8 beautiful designs ready to text or e-mail. I downloaded mine over the weekend!


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John Derian has a great new line at Target. I absolutely love every piece in the collection (and have even purchased a few). This is a great way to get your hands on some budget items from a fantastic designer! Many pieces are already sold out online, but I’ve seen a lot still in the stores. So you better hurry!

Platters: $12.99 – $14.99

Mugs: $4.99

Apple Plates: set of 8 $19.99

Wall Decor: sold seperately $24.99

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I have always loved plaid. As a girl I loved dreaming that the first day of school would be filled with plaid skirts, apples and falling leaves. Unfortunately living in Texas and starting school around the middle of August meant shorts and tank tops were the dress code.

Since so much of America is enjoying fall weather, I thought I’d dream a little and share some great plaid finds!

Camargo Creations $8

She Sells, $10

Ex Libris Handmade, $20 (This product uses vintage fabric)

Calvi Ree, $38

Paper Girl Studios, $7 (set of 4)

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We had a such great time in Savannah, Georgia. The city is absolutely charming. I am sitting in the airport now, waiting to get on my plane back to Texas, and I thought I’d post a few more pictures and write about some of my favorite spots.

As with any vacation, we spent much of our time eating. We enjoyed many of the restaurants, but I’ll just tell you about a few. Our very favorite was a small brunch/lunch cafe just outside the design district — Soho South Cafe. It’s located inside an art gallery, and the food was some of the best I’ve had. The menu was simple — mostly soup, salad and sandwiches. I ordered a portabella sandwich with vegetables and a side of three bean soup. Absolutely my favorite meal of the week.

Soho South Cafe

We also ate at Rocks on the River, on the street level of The Bohemian Hotel. My husband Brian had the “freeform” eggplant lasagna (which I’ll try to re-create for you soon). I had a sun-dried tomato pesto and four cheese pizza. Both were fantastic.

Today we ate at Paula Deen’s The Lady & Sons, the much-anticipated highlight of our dining experience in Savannah. Although the buffet was plentiful and wonderfully southern, we weren’t wowed by the food. Perhaps our expectations were too high.

One of my favorites homes in Savannah.

We had a great time shopping in Savannah. The downtown design district is home to around 15 excellent shops, including many antiques and vintage ones. Some of my favorites were One Fish Two Fish and Madame Chrysanthemum (with whom I discussed her possible relocation to Austin). There was a small (fantastic) bookstore called The Book Lady, where we spent a solid 45 minutes looking through old and new volumes.

That’s all for now, but I can’t wait to share with you about my favorite spot in Savannah, The Paris Market & Brocante. I’ll also add information about some of the great historic sights, including the childhood home of Flannery O’Connor.

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Etsy Earrings!

Etsy is a great place to shop for jewelry, its very eclectic and quite affordable. Here are some great earrings I thought you might like:

Kiwi Flower Retro Earrings Vintage Bouquets and Mixed Greens $15.00, Eco Retro Bling


Tangerines $7.00, MDSparks


Pearly Girls Earrings $22, E. Sightler Designs


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