Friday’s Five

petite ginger jar

– this adorable baby ginger jar from my in-laws –

gold scissors

– the prettiest gold scissors from White Elephant Designs –

yosi samra spotted flats

– seeing spots with Yosi Samra

tortoise sunglasses with blue lens

– throwin’ shade

the her initiative

– wrapping up an indescribable week –

I can’t even begin to explain what this week has meant to my heart.  If you read my post last week, you saw that I was heading to the Dominican Republic this week for The Her Initiative, an organization that works to provide clean water to women and children and empower women.  What is more powerful than that?

I can’t wait to share more with you guys in the future with a full post on what this experience has exposed me to and what I’ve learned from these joyous, welcoming and loving children – there’s too much to say in just a Friday’s Five!

Y’all have a beautiful weekend and thank you so much for reading – XO –

Shades of Pink

straw boater hat

I drive past this bougainvillea every single weekday on my drive home from work. It catches my eye every time, and what you can’t see in these photos is that the bougainvillea bush wraps around a really tall palm tree.

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Desert Getaway

monogrammed foldover clutch

Christian and I were recently invited to visit the recently remodeled Miramonte Resort & Spa in the desert (you may have seen the Instagram photos and snapchats @CBLied!). It rained a good bit on Saturday, but I couldn’t complain because we all know California needs any rain it can get! Luckily after a rainy day it stopped long enough to get dolled up for a date night dinner.

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Christian’s Desk Reveal

world market desk

You guys probably don’t know this about Christian, but he takes perfectionism to a whole new level. My favorite example is that it took him an entire year to buy… a vest. He knew in his mind the exact kind of vest that he wanted, but no one was making it yet. So he patiently waited until he found the perfect vest 12 months later.

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Friday’s Five

almond wedding cake recipe

– feeling gone with the wind fabulous in this coverup at our desert getaway at Miramonte Resort – – for those of you who follow me on Snapchat (CBLied), you may have seen the full birthday cake saga… cheers to my overachieving husband for #nailing his first cake baking experience! – – a pretty addition [ Continue Reading ⇨ ]

Functional Décor


I’m always looking for new ways to keep our home organized and clean, while still visually appealing and livable. While I would live in an all-white, mirrored haven if I could, Christian is always reminding me that our home should be comfortable and lived-in (and on the inside I know he’s right athough it pains me to admit).

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