Can you believe it’s already July? How did that happen?! What are your plans for the Independence holiday – family, friends, fireworks? I’m headed to Montana for the week, where I’ll be without internet access most of the time, so posting will probably be pretty light until I get back (I know, I know, I was just out of town and posting was light. I promise this is the extent of my summer vacation!). But in the meantime, I hope these fun links will get you through the week, and Happy 4th of July!

by Lorelle & Banks


Taking off on an Airstream adventure is one of my lifelong dreams.

A lovely baby shower brunch.

Thank you to Shannon Leahy for the blog love!

Congratulations Jose and Joel! Can’t wait to see the wedding pics!

I need this backpack. In the navy stripes.

Pretty paper on a string.

Love Marilyn Monroe’s letterhead.

Five French food groups.

Preppy summer inspiration of the anchor variety.

And some Fourth of July links too…

Star pies in cherry and blueberry.

How to cut a watermelon.

DIY fans and fireworks.

July 4th printables.

Gouache 4th of July menus and name tags.

Fourth of July party ideas, from One Charming Party.


Have a happy weekend, and a Happy Fourth of July! I’ll see you next week!

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There are so many beautiful engagement rings out there, but some of my very favorites are vintage or antique. My own engagement ring is a garnet cocktail ring from the 1920′s, and I love that no one else has anything like it. (Being eco-friendly was an added bonus of going with something vintage.) Not everyone has a family heirloom ring to pass down, but the internet makes it insanely easy to find beautiful antique bling (I could spend hours browsing 1stdibs). Anyway, I have a folder of pretties that I’ve bookmarked, and thought it would be fun to share them with you…

From left: {Art Deco cushion cut diamond ring surrounded by French-cut sapphires.} {Edwardian freshwater natural pearl ring with diamonds.}

Clockwise from top left: {1940′s yellow sapphire ring with diamonds.} {1920′s rose cut diamond ring with European cut accent diamonds.} {Victorian sapphire and diamond ring.} {Victorian natural pearl ring with diamonds.}

Clockwise from top left: {Art Deco cushion cut diamond and sapphire ring.} {1920′s Old European cut diamond ring with sapphire baguettes.} {Art Deco platinum and diamond ring with emerald accents.} {Art Deco French mine cut diamond ring.} {Edwardian diamond engagement ring.}


Don’t you love them?! Are you hoping for (or wearing) a vintage engagement ring? Do you prefer unexpected stones or classic diamonds?


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