Welcome to Olive and Bleu.
I'm Lauren & I'm so glad you stopped by!
This is a collection of musings on design,
art, craftiness, fashion, food, decorating,
weddings and other things that make
life lovely. I hope you enjoy!

XO
-L 

 

 


Entries from February 1, 2010 - February 28, 2010

Thursday
Feb252010

Birthday Wishes, Printable Pretties & Endless Possibilities

Happy Friday! First off I would like to wish my super sweet almost-sister-in-law Nicole a Happy Birthday (well, sort of...she's a leap year baby, so I guess we just have to pretend this year!) We are headed to Austin today to spend the weekend with her and do a winery tour. Yay! Happy Birthday Nicole- Love you!! 
(Please don't kill me for putting this photo on my blog...) 

Do you heart Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, & Anna Griffin- with their perfect patterns and yards and yards of to-die-for fabric? Yeah, me too. Do I have boatloads of cash laying around to have my own fabric produced? No. Sad. Enter Inkbloom, a very cool website that has a library of designs you can download and a product called Loomtak that lets you print fabric & vinyl art on your inkjet printer. Print your own fabric! How cool is that?! The possibilities are endless. Of course, my thoughts turn to wedding applications (favor bags, custom napkins, wine labels...) but you could really use this for anything. Check out the project gallery here and get printing!

XO
-L 

Thursday
Feb252010

Mood Boards: Productive Organization Tool or Major Time Suck?

I say both. I love making them! And I spend waaaaay too much time doing it. I really think it is because I am a visual learner and, over my many years as as designer, I have learned that the best way to get an idea across is to draw a picture. Then people get it. And since I am relying on a whole mess of vendors to pull this wedding off, I truly think these mood boards will be super helpful. If not, at least I had fun putting them together. Right? Right. Here are two of my newest ones. (Please don't ask how many I've made so far, its embarrassing...)

XO
-L

 

 Images via Martha Stewart Weddings, Green Wedding Shoes, & Style Me Pretty.

Monday
Feb222010

Jamaica Me Crazy

It is snowing here. Again. Seriously? Instead of getting all Debbie-Downer about it, I've decided to go on vacay in my brain. Whenever I am having a hard day at work or am wearing a damn turtleneck cause its so dang cold outside, I think about our upcoming honeymoon in Ocho Rios Jamaica! Nothing cheers me up faster than thinking about a solid week of sun & spa & adult beverages & my new hubby. Aaaaahhhhh...

Join me on my mental vacation, won't you?


Images via The Royal Plantation, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

 

I also can't stop listening to this song. So perfect for getting me in a Sunny Jamaican mood!
Say Hey (I Love You) by Michael Franti & Spearhead

 

Monday
Feb222010

The Little Things...

Ellie Mae, the best cat in the world (who never feels guilty about naps and very rarely helps with the laundry...)

Every once in a while, I have a weekend where I am completely devoid of energy. I hate these! Even though I know I need to catch up on my rest, my brain still wants to go-go-go and I end up feeling guilty about taking a nap instead of running my errands or finishing the laundry. How silly of me! It is on these occasions that I need to give myself a break and remember how wonderful and special the little things are. Here are a few little things from this weekend (that are a much better use of my time than chores...)

Geoff and I going to get Einstein's Bros. bagels in our PJs (in the POURING rain.)

Date Night at Studio Movie Grill...Shutter Island (so good), wine and a big ol' cheeseburger-can't beat it.

Baking on a cold Sunday...Yummy Blueberry Bran Muffins & Chocolatey Brownies. 

Hope you are all having a happy Monday!
XO
-L 

Friday
Feb192010

Mirror, Mirror...

Oh. My. God. I have been looking for this mirror since I saw it in Liz Lange's entryway (designed by Jonathan Adler) in Domino about a million years ago. Now if I only had $2,200 laying around....

Peacock Mirror from Wisteria.

Liz Lange's Entry designed by the one and only Jonathan Adler (image from Domino.)