Inspiring Spaces


Happy Monday everyone, I hope you had a great weekend and were able to soak up tons of Summer goodness!  It’s been stormy here in Palm Springs all weekend, which is such a treat since the weather here is consistently sunny.   I love a good Summer thunderstorm like nothing else!  But that is neither here nor there….I’m really here today to share this home of Minneapolis stylist Madelynn Hackwith Furlong!  I’m in love with it’s brick wall, neutral color palette and wide array of textiles (without even mentioning the lovely pup!).  It’s beautiful, isn’t it?!  Hope you adore too.  xx- Sarah

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Images via My Scandinavian Home, from the home of Madelynn Hackwith Furlong

Cucumber Jalapeño Margtini


Happy Friday, hello weekend, hola FUN!  I hope you all have some good times ahead!  I’m planning on kicking my feet up for some old-fashioned R&R, heading to the outlets for a little shopping indulgence, and wining & dining with some girlfriends.  My kind of weekend!  What’ve you got on the books?  If you’re looking for a summer cocktail to help get you into a festive mood, may I recommend these?  Refreshing with a spicy kick, these cucumber jalapeño margtinis are such a treat!! Get at them!  xx- Sarah  {this post was produced in collaboration with Sarah Dickenson for A House in the Hills}

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Denim Short Love Affair


I’ve been wearing jean shorts non-stop this summer (these ones and these ones mostly)!  I just find them to be so classic, versatile and easy to throw on in the morning.  So today’s post is a roundup of some great ways to style denim shorts and a little shopping gallery of some of my favorites, for those of you in the market!  Are you all as obsessed with denim shorts this Summer as I am?  Please say yes!  xx- Sarah



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Acai Parfait


Are you completely exhausted of me being all “OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER” about every recipe I post?  Me too!  But THIS ONE!  This one really is the best thing ever!  Or maybe, just maybe, I’m just obsessed with putting things in my mouth that taste amazing.  And that, combined with my tendencies to over-excite, lead me to make wild claims about everything delicious my mouth touches.  I don’t know.  I suppose you’ll just have to make this and judge for yourself.  You long-suffering recipe makers, I love you so!  xx- Sarah

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Watermelon Basil Salad


The Summer of 2014 will from this day forward be remembered as the summer of the watermelon in our house.  We just can’t get enough.  It’s obscene how much we’ve eaten and this salad pretty much ensures that we’ll eat our weight in the melon at least two more times before the juicy fruits go out of season!  That’s not weird at all.  But this salad, OMG this salad!!!  I love the basil watermelon combo so much, but the pine nuts and balsamic take it over the edge.  Hope you love as much as I do!  xx- Sarah


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Friday Links


Happy Friday!  I’m doing something a little different with today’s links, inspired by How Sweet Eats amazing roundups.  They’re all food!  A nice way to mix it up, for those of you that are as hungry as I am.  And can we talk about the  maple bacon donut  (vegan!) above that is basically begging the question, what are you doing with your weekend if not making and eating these?!   Have a great one my friends!  xx- Sarah

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