Photo Friday: Black and White

There were several pictures I could have used for today's Photo Friday "Black and White" prompt - after all, we are blessed with two gorgeous black and white cats (who happen to be VERY photogenic)! In the end, though, I decided to go a different route and share bit of whimsical poetry, created using a cat-themed (can't get away from the cats!) fridge magnet set we received from some dear friends when we visited Victoria over the holidays. ...more

Black & White Interiors: Color Combination that makes an Impact

Last week I posted on the classic color combination blue and white, and today I thought I'd post on the bold color duo that you can never go wrong with: Black and White.   Again, black and white continues into this year as on of the color trends for 2014....more

Black & White Dress {Buttrick B4443}

For Halloween, I wanted to make a costume that I could use as an everyday dress too. I ended up…View Post--Mrs. Akram Taghavi-Burris The mastermind behind Akram's Ideas   ...more

Sunday Stripe.

Black and white, a solid bold stripe, and mirrored flats that are fast becoming a go-to. Who says Sundays can’t be fashionable?Love this gorgeous Rachel Zoe skirt; it arrived on my doorstep last week and I just couldn’t wait to break it in....more

Paint It Black - What a Difference a Door Color Makes

We recently started working on our front entrance by replacing our ugly uninspiring light fixture with a DIY chandelier made with coffee filters, something that reflects us both very well as we both love some fine brewed java. Next on the dusty to-do list was painting the front door which we wanted to scream glam, so inspired by our trip to Paris we painted it black and white, similar to the style of the famous French fashion designer Coco Channel....more
Love the effect and so easy. I also love black and use it from time to time to add drama where ...more

Spring Style Guide- Black and White


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Black and white: stripes and floral

Today I'm dreaming, yet again, about pattern mixing. I'm already a fan of stripes and floral, but I thought that this time around I'd go a bit more monochromatic instead of putting together an outfit with multicolored flowers galore. Black, white, and a pop of red: can you go wrong with that combination? I don't think so....more

Best Picture Dinners: The Artist

I hadn't heard much about The Artist before the awards season got underway—a couple of friends mentioned it in passing after attending a screening, and they remarked that it was not only worth seeing, but that they were amazed at how captivated they were by an essentially silent movie. The movie captivated me, too, with its expressive elements and its examination of a time when the movie industry was engaged in radical change. It's a sweet and touching story with a heartwarming finale, but goes back to another age of storytelling to reach today's audiences. It's the next feature in our Best Picture Dinners series....more
@Molly Jo I was surprised how much I enjoyed it! I hope you get a chance to see it -- it's quite ...more

Striking a Balance: Tips for Effective Decision Making

The Decision Ironically, as I sit here now, writing about decision making, I'm in the crux of making a decis...more