Each week on my favorite podcast, Jamie Ivey’s Happy Hour, she asks her guests what three things they are loving right now. Every time I listen, I think, “How would I answer that question?” Well, today, I thought I would share.
- To begin, have you ever followed Young House Love? They were some of the earliest home & DIY bloggers, their newest book (Lovable, Livable Home) came out recently, and they also just updated their website (which is huge if you follow them because they quit blogging about a year ago!!) Well, they have a new video spoof on their website and as a fan of both Young House Love and Real Housewives, it makes the top of my list. I give you The Young Houseloves of D.I.Y….
2. The latest issue of Better Homes & Gardens. I mean, just this beautiful cover alone is enough to make me want to paint something in my house this gorgeous deep teal color.
And then on the inside, an entire home designed by my favorite, Lauren Liess.
There are way more pictures on her blog and in the magazine. She does such a mix of traditional and modern and she uses so many organic elements. I love the layered rugs and the use of blue in this home too, my favorite color.
Also, in this same issue (I promise I’m not getting paid to sell this magazine to you, haha!) we get a peek inside the home of Jessica Honegger, CEO of Noonday Collection. Do you know about Noonday? Its one of my favorite places to shop for jewelry. You can check it out here. Very cool to see her eclectic and globally inspired home in the pages of such a popular magazine!
(And by the way, that’s a Noonday bracelet I’m wearing!)
3. Tissue paper banners. After my confession last week about how much I dislike seasonal and temporary decorating, I have another confession to make. I was actually in the middle of creating a tissue paper banner for a baby shower I was hosting. It took hours and I almost quit because as I made each individual tassel, I was thinking to myself, “this is going to look awful.” But when I finished and put them all together? It was like magic and I think I am in love! This one went home with the mommy, but I really think I might start making these for all parties, seasons, and occasions, I am just so in love with it, ha! Definitely worth the time it took for me.
I layered this striped paper banner from Target over it. That part of it is not hand made though I did stamp the baby’s name on it.
You can find the tutorial I used for the banner here.
(this image from Linen, Lace, & Love)
So there you have it, three things I’m loving right now! Want to play along? I’d love to hear from you in the comments! Anything you’re loving right now that you’d like to share? It can be totally random like mine, ranging from your favorite lipstick or pair of jeans to a book you’ve read recently or a favorite blog. What are you loving right now?