In my final installment of the 6 part Gap series I paired a casual menswear inspired shirt with a skirt and heels that give it a little edge.  It’s these kind of closet pairings that make me the most happy, they show me again and again that there is ALWAYS another way to wear something!  My normal instinct with this shirt would be to throw it on with a pair of white skinnies and tan sandals, a perfectly casual and comfortable everyday outfit.  But I love it dressed up just as much!  Hope you love!  xx- Sarah

SHOP THIS OUTFIT:  skirt: Halston Heritage (old), shirt: Gap, shoes: BCBG (old), bag: Clare Vivier, watch: Marc Jacobs, sunnies: Karen Walker, bracelet: Miansai

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I should tell you right up front that I’m a little spastically excited about today’s post!  Not because these chickpea cakelets are ridiculously awesome (they are) but because my amazing programmer and super hero designer Aileen have been working non-stop to update the site and now it has magical powers!  I switched over from Squarespace to WordPress and couldn’t be more thrilled with the change, it’s night and day for user experience and we’ve been able to add functions that I’ve been coveting forever!  So, spend a little minute poking around and definitely click through to see the rest of this post and the new features that will allow you to PRINT AND SAVE RECIPES!  It’s bananas good.  My other favorite new feature is the stacked commenting which will allow me to reply directly to your comments and the whole platform makes it SO much easier for me to keep up and respond to comments that you leave on older posts.  So I’m especially excited about that!!!!  Hope you love!  xx- Sarah

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Happy Monday everyone, hope you had a great weekend!  With Spring upon us all I can think about is the fun that lays ahead these next months.  I’m daydreaming about lazy beach days, picnics in the park, long summer nights.  I’m also really looking forward to saying hello to a whole new bunch of produce!  I love winter vegetables so much but the change will be refreshing, right?  Today I’ve put together my picnic essentials, all the little things that make a picnic feel extra fun.  And in a couple of weeks I’ll show you this picnic brought to life, with recipes for the yummy food that goes with it.  I may even have a go at a vegan cheese recipe!  Hope you love!  xx- Sarah

Sources:  1. picnic basket // 2. compostable plates // 3.  chambray napkins // 4. striped blanket  // 5.  gold flatware // 6. serving boards (smalllarge)  7.  San Pellegrino sparkling water

This post is sponsored by San Pellegrino. Practice the Art of Fine Food, every time you can.


This house caught my eye on Domaine Home with the post title The Australian Beach House Will Make You Cry.  AND IT DID!  Well, it didn’t, but you know it could have.  There aren’t enough cap-locked AMAZINGS in the world to convey my love of this home.  Hope you find it as inspiring as I do!  Happy weekend!  xx- Sarah  {more after the jump}

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Throw-together salads that have protein, something warm + hearty (helllooo roasted potatoes, I love you!) and a homemade dressing are my savior at the moment.  This is a meal that can be prepped in under 10 minutes and on the dinner table in under 40.  And don’t we all need that some most days?  YES!  So as to not waste any more of your minutes with my blabbering on, I leave you to it.  Enjoy!  xx- Sarah {more after the jump}

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I’m sorry for the radio silence yesterday, I was having one of those days.  But today I’m back on my feet and so excited for the third installment of Home Ec!  I’ve got some homemade beauty products for you that I’ve been using for the past few weeks and absolutely love!  I find the researching of ingredients on store bought products to be so incredibly tedious and confusing, but I also don’t want to lather up my largest organ with a bunch of stuff I can’t even pronounce.  The research process can be overwhelming.  SO, here we are, we’ve come up with some homemade solutions!  This honey and lemon foaming face wash is a citrus-y dream to wake up to and the mango mint body scrub exfoliates, moisturizes and leaves skin soft as a baby’s you know what. You may be thinking, WHO HAS TIME FOR THIS?!  Well my friend, you do.  Because we’ve made it as easy as ordering a few things online, making  a quick trip to the market for fresh ingredients and dedicating fifteen minutes in your kitchen.  I promise, your skin will thank you!  Recipes after the jump.  xx- Sarah

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