DIY: Stylish Phone Grip

I had been on the lookout for a stylish case for my iPhone for quite some time now. After all, I carry it around everywhere I go – more than my beloved purse! Why shouldn’t I consider my phone an important accessory just like everything else, right? Then, earlier this year, I ran into friend…

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Style Edit: Cuyana

A little over a year ago I received a catalog from a new company, “Cuyana”.  In a sea of daily catalog deliveries, Cuyana’s managed to catch my eye.  I was intrigued by their minimal offerings and tagline of “Fewer, better things”, and set out to learn more about the brand and their highly edited, beautifully…

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My Italian Homework

There’s nothing like a week’s vacation to help you hit the refresh button.  La Dolce Vita, or The Sweet Life, is a phrase that, to me, describes the Italian mindset.  Italians treasure all of the simple things that make life beautiful – food, family, friends, music, nature, etc.  This approach is in perfect harmony with…

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A Beautiful Life

I know, I know – I went underground for a while there.  Quite frankly, I had given up.  Since, oh, Harper was born (three years ago!) I have been winging it and making it happen – but it was a struggle to take the time to photograph, document, and write about everything I was juggling. …

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A Very Spooky Birthday Party

Each year since we’ve had the girls we have been revving up the enthusiasm for Halloween over here at the Bell house (it helps that Halloween is a big deal in our neighborhood – people have corn mazes and grave yards in their yards.  Seriously!).  Before having kids I couldn’t have cared less about Halloween,…

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Virginia’s Edited Gift Guide

Gift guides tend to start popping up as the holidays approach but I find myself giving gifts all year – the holidays are just fraction of my annual gifting.  I guess that means I am blessed to have many occasions to celebrate!  Here is a list of my go-to gift options, for everyone from the…

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