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#LBBGG // What's on My Coffee Table SS16

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

First time vising the Little Black Blog? This spring, I launched a seasonal guide called the Girlfriend's Guide, dedicated to all things lady like. Read about styling, home decor and beauty tips all in one, plus features on women. Oh, have a snapshot moment with your girls to share? Make sure to tag #LBBGG on Instagram and Twitter.

From cleaning up on a Saturday afternoon to preparing the house for a dinner with friends or kicking back on the couch to tune into a new episode of The Bachelor, my little coffee table sees a lot of action from day to day. Typically a coffee table is used for serving beverages, propping up your feet and a dropping place for your lost accessories. However, I see it as another focal point in the home. Grab your pretty magazines, bring out the spring floral and fill that cookie jar with lemons (or cookies...) because it's time to decorate.

This spring and summer, I've searched for all the bright and poppy pieces to add to my coffee table. You would be surprised how much a little bit of color can do to really liven up your place! So friends, while you're decorating your home with traditional seasonal decor, I'm over here trying to create the cutest and most organized coffee table you ever did see.

Friday Five // Vol. 3

Friday, May 13, 2016

TGIF! I'm so excited it is finally the weekend. I actually have two of my best friends driving in to town so I'm pretty pumped to show them around the city on Saturday and a little on Sunday. However, that also means as soon as I get home from work I need to clean up my apartment and grab a couple snacks for us gals to enjoy this weekend. Here are a few things that have been on my mind this week and are on my agenda for the weekend:

Ireland Part 1: 48 Hours in Galway

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I'm finally, finally posting my images from Ireland. It took me a little while to pick out the ones I wanted to use and decide how to share them with you all. I'm having serious wanderlust going through all the photos right now and wishing I was back oversees with family on holiday.

While this trip was definitely a vacation, my immediate family went over and spent most of our time in Ballinasloe (about an hour East of Galway) to visit my moms side of the family. The last time I saw anyone was about 20 years ago when a few visited the states... so, when I was 3 years old! It was really crazy to meet many of the cousins for the first time. Everyone was so kind, hospitable and always wanted to make sure we were satisfied. It's funny how quickly we all connected after just being together for a couple hours! While this trip did not include a ton of tourist attractions, we did get to do quite a few things, so I've put together a little guide on what to do if you have 48 hours in Galway.

Canadian Tuxedo

Sunday, May 8, 2016

What a weekend friends! The weather was absolutely gorgeous, and I'm really wishing it would last. I made a last minute trip out of town for a funeral late last week and then came home to spend Mother's Day with the best mom I know! As much as I had a full to-do list of things that could have been doing, I decided to just take it one day at a time and enjoy the moment, ya know? Even when the going gets tough and crazy, take a breather. Whether it's a walk around the block to get fresh air (or should I say, coffee) or walking from your desk to the office kitchen- 5 minutes won't make or break your to-do list. I should really take my own advice sometimes!

This little number is one of my go-tos for the back and forth spring weather. You can never go wrong with denim on denim! I recently picked up this short sleeve top to go with my favorite Old Navy jeans - shaping and all :) I subtly tried to spice up this outfit with a pair of leopard loafers. A little touch never hurts! Also, can we talk about how there is so much blue going on? Ha!

SS16 LBB Girlfriends Guide

Sunday, May 1, 2016

This past week/weekend has been a doozy! It was filled with lots of exciting, fun and sad events. I think this might be the first time I'm saying this... but I'm ready for Monday! BUT one really exciting announcement is the LBB Girlfriends' Guide has launched along with a slightly new blog design!

Since starting my blog, I've loved the photography and graphic design aspects more than anything. I noticed during the holidays several bloggers were putting together their little holiday gift guides, but I wanted to do something that would be more evergreen no matter the time of year. That's why I launched the Girlfriends' Guide! I joke all the time about being single, but you know, it's not that bad! I'm not much of a guys girl, so being able to have The Bachelor watch parties, a night out dancing or a fun afternoon out and about for brunch with my best gal pals is the best.

I'm planning to launch a new guide come Fall/Winter (there will be two a year, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter), but all will highlight style, beauty, home and interview topics. I'm especially excited to share the first guide featured 36 Questions with Lindsey Cavanaugh of Eat Pray Photo and Vibe Tribe Creative. She is an amazing photographer - she took several of the photos through out the guide and on my Instagram. Before I give too much away about what to expect... just go take a look for yourself! Oh, and don't forget to let me know what you think :)

Let's hear it for the girls!