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Wedding Season // BHLDN Gift Guide

In just a couple of weeks, Aaron and I will celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary.  Five years!  It doesn’t seem like a lot in comparison to some couples– my parents for example who have been married for almost 34 years– but to me it feels really monumental!  A few things were different when we were planning our wedding.  For starters, there weren’t as many blogs out there and I wasn’t reading the ones that did exist.  Also, Pinterest had just launched a couple of months prior to us saying I do and …

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What To Listen To Now // May

Happy Friday, friends!  It seems like we are barreling towards summer, faster and faster, and I couldn’t be more excited!  We are t-minus 10 days until Memorial Day and just in case thoughts of long, leisurely days, warm weather, and tropical cocktails aren’t enough to get you in the mood for this season of all seasons, Matt dropped off this playlist which should surely do the trick!  Speaking of Matt, he is quite the in-demand music supervisor these days!  He just made a big move from Disney to NBC-Universal and we …

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DIY Fabric Tile Coasters

Is there anything better than something you can make yourself for less than $3 or, even better, probably for free from things you already have lying around your house?  Not to mention, something that you will actually use?  No, friends!  The answer is no!  My friend Corrie is an incredibly talented designer and artist and we have been putting our heads together recently to create super simple DIYs that you actually want to use.  We fell in love with these Minted fabrics a few months ago and have been loving incorporating them into the …

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Happy Friday + Fave Links

Happy Friday!  It has been so good to be back home in LA this week after a semi-nomadic April.  Nevertheless, we are day dreaming about possible fun plans this summer.  Any suggestions?  Aaron surprised me with a Mother’s Day staycation this weekend, so after a Saturday morning brunch with friends, we will be spending the weekend at the beach soaking in the sun with our favorite little one year old.  What are your weekend plans?  If you’re looking for some internet entertainment, here are a few links we were loving recently: …

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