Posts Categorized: guest bloggers

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guest post : thrifting tips

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while we were enjoying the sun in the Philippines, I asked a few of my favorite ladies to contribute a guest post for Unruly Things.  even though we’re back, I’ve got another great post to share with you.  it’s from Wreckless’s Kristy Behrs and it’s all about thrifting.

Incredible treasures and inexpensive price tags — this dynamic duo is what makes thrift shopping enjoyable and affordable. And let’s not forget, the hunt for these gems is almost as exciting and amazing as the gems themselves! My wardrobe is 90% thrifted and 10% investment items I can’t or wouldn’t purchase secondhand (undergarments, running shoes, and a parka). For most, and at first, thrifting can be intimidating and overwhelming, especially when you don’t have a mentor well-versed in culling through previously worn garments and hunting for old or used treasures. My wardrobe and lifestyle transformation didn’t happen overnight and there are a few helpful rhythms I learned along the way:

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guest post : bite + sip – the bloody mary

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while my family and I are enjoying fun in the sun in the Philippines, I’ve asked a few of my favorite ladies to contribute a little guest post for Unruly Things. this one is a really yummy one from my pal, Anne Parker.

Chances are good that if you invite me to brunch at your house, I’ll bring Bloody Marys. Typically this is met with enthusiasm, but tomato-based drinks are sometimes divisive: either you love them or you hate them. I’ll assume, like me, you love them.

When I was thinking about what to write about for Unruly Things, I looked back through my Instagram feed for inspiration. One of the recurring themes was posts of different Bloody Marys I’ve made. Once strangers started commenting on the frequency in which I drink them, I realized that my love for a good Bloody Mary may be a little over the top.

Over the years I’ve perfected my recipe. Friends have asked for it, and up until this point I’ve kept quiet. If I’m going to share it, why not let everyone know, right? It’s very simple and straightforward – there’s no need for it to be too complicated.

ingredients

Ingredients:
1 32oz bottle of tomato juice
2 lemons, juiced
2 tablespoons freshly grated or prepared horseradish
1 ½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons celery salt
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
¼ teaspoon cumin
Vodka
Pickled vegetables for garnish
Ice

Directions:
1. Mix all the ingredients except vodka together in a large bowl. Whisk well.
2. Using the juiced lemon, wet the rim of the glass. Use celery salt to salt the rim.
3. Add ice to the glass, then mix one part vodka to three parts tomato juice mix.
4. Garnish with as many pickled vegetables as you can fit on a toothpick!

Makes enough to share with all your friends.

I’m craving a bloody mary right now, aren’t you?  thanks so much Anne!

 

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guest post : pretty indoor plant inspiration

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while my family and I are enjoying fun in the sun in the Philippines, I’ve asked a few of my favorite ladies to contribute a little guest post for Unruly Things.  here’s some beautiful inspiration from Kim of Ethanollie and Maven Collective

Having lived in the Pacific Northwest for less than two years, I have not grown accustomed to the forever winters that seem to stretch until summer, somehow rendering all signs of spring invisible.  In my former home in the Northeast we had long, cold winters.  But Spring, though short lived, was grand…my favorite time of year.  I don’t yet have a yard to call my own, but I dream of the day that I do, and of filling it with all the spring bulbs, ephemerals and early perennials it can bear.

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Until then, I fill my windowsills with green…cactus, dracena, succulents and ferns.  I am going to try my hand at a small indoor bog garden this year, and maybe a small fruit tree once the weather turns.  Until then…here are some pretty plant photos that leave me weak in the knees…spare, a little sun starved, but all the better for it.  I’m wishing an early spring on everyone…wherever you are!

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{photos 1-3 : mieke verbijlen / 4 : silvia song / 5 : utsuwa-ku}

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guest post : minty inspiration

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while my family and I are enjoying fun in the sun in the Philippines, I’ve asked a few of my favorite ladies to contribute a little guest post for Unruly Things. here’s some beautiful minty inspiration from Traci of bliss.

hello, hello, it’s me, mrs. french!  for those of you who don’t know me, i have a little blog called bliss.  i am such a fan of alyson’s, so when she asked me to guest post…of course, i said yes.

wednesdays on bliss, jennifer and lindsay post the most adorable items meant for, or centered around wee ones.  a few weeks ago jennifer did a feature on mint and since then, i see it everywhere.  i have actually, become a bit obsessed.  please allow me to indulge this obsession:

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1. ceramic vase 2. resin bangle 3. boxy bag 4.tank 5. prong set ring 6. coasters 7. bobbi 8. jeans 9. clock 10. brogues 11. bicycle 12. necklace

i told you i had gotten out of control!  on the up side, i feel like i can move on from here…
xo mrs. french

thank you so much Traci!!

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guest post : right this second…

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while my family and I are enjoying fun in the sun in the Philippines, I’ve asked a few of my favorite ladies to contribute a little guest post for Unruly Things.  here’s Jennifer from Odette with her version of the UT right this second…

I’m loving:
patterned pajamas.
this print.
show + tell pins.
a new orange lip.

I’m excited about:
planning my trip to paris! hoping to stop here and here!
and I’m bringing this to read on the plane.

I can’t wait to see:
this.

I’m wanting:
a place to store the jewels.
a cookie box.
this wall hanging.

thank you for having me, Alyson!

and thank you Jennifer!! 

{photo from Bon Boutique}

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guest post : favorites from instagram

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while my family and I are enjoying fun in the sun in the Philippines, I’ve asked a few of my favorite ladies to contribute a little guest post for Unruly Things.  this post is from Amanda Jane Jones

I’m new to fairly new to Instagram—started my own account last May—and immediately wondered how I ever lived without it! I’m hooked. Over the past couple months, I’ve really fallen in love with a number of feeds. I’ve featured three of my favorites. I’m inspired by the simple moments they capture and their beautiful points of view.

@anotherfeather @smyjewski

photos collections from top to bottom by Carissa Gallo (@carissajg), Hannah Ferrera (@anotherfeather) and Michael Smyjewski (@smyjewski)

thanks so much Amanda!  I’m hooked to Instagram too – follow along on our adventure if you like!

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guest post : 7 things I love right now

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while my family and I are enjoying fun in the sun in the Philippines, I’ve asked a few of my favorite ladies to contribute a little guest post for Unruly Things.  here’s a list of seven swoon-worthy things from Jen of Honey Kennedy.

Hello! My name is Jen and my little blog is Honey Kennedy. I’m here filling in for Alyson while she is undoubtedly seeing something or eating something phenomenal in the Philippines. I thought I’d share a few things that I’ve been loving lately. This list was actually much longer (and there were considerably more chocolate things), but I pared it down to 7 lovely things that are currently making me swoon.

1. This pretty painting of a girl reading by Henri Lebasque has amazing colors.
2. I love these ceramic candlesticks at Alder & Co. from Notary.
3. My friend, Ana Montiel, made some beautiful wallpaper.
4. These chipotle caramel chocolate shortbread cookies are SO GOOOOD.
5. Can we all freak out over Lady Mary’s Georgian diamond tiara? Yes.
6. I’m addicted to watching The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series on Netflix.
7. This cute striped hooded jacket at Arrow & Arrow is perfect.

thank you so much Jen!!

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guest post : sweet jams

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while my family and I are enjoying fun in the sun in the Philippines, I’ve asked a few of my favorite ladies to contribute a little guest post for Unruly Things.  this awesome mix is from the lovely Kate Miss

I’ve been working on this particular mix for quite a while, an ever-evolving collection of songs I put on to relax a bit to – whether it be while working or just hanging out at home. Some new, some old, some that I’ve put on more than one mix in the past. I imagine I’ll keep adding it it on Spotify, every time I hear a sweet jam that has that certain quality that fits. Happy listening!

Spotify : listen here
8tracks : listen here

thanks so much Kate!