In Monday’s Valentine breakfast post I teased the coming of this recipe and here it is! My husband is a big quiche fan. I finally dawned on me to bake one and it was so simple. I have no idea why I waited this long make it. It was perfect for the photoshoot and we quickly enjoyed a few slices afterwards.
This a great recipe to bring to a brunch, picnic or any pot luck. Plus you can enjoy on your home and save the leftovers for the next couple of mornings or lunches. Feel free to swap out other cheeses, meets, veggies. A quiche really is a blank canvas! Read More
First I want to thank everyone for your support, kind words and comments last week. In case you’re just checking in, I wrote a personal essay last Monday describing my current journey through blogging and the creative/lifestyle world. So many of my friends, family and readers left comments, it was incredibly encouraging. Thank you.
Today I want to share I shoot I did at home for Valentine’s Day. This year my husband and I decided we don’t want a fancy dinner or big date. We’re quietly retreating to higher altitudes and will enjoy a Valentine morning very similar to the photos below. There’s something lovely about a simple breakfast. No frills, fresh flowers and a simple dish to enjoy together.
Every now and then I like to write a post that helps uncover a bit of the motive behind Planning Pretty. My readers know by now that I love feminine decor, accessories, parties and baking. I love color, dainty textures, sweet flowers and soft details. I created a romantic world for myself to live and play against convention and expectations. I learned these skills growing up, which later developed into passions and are now shaping my career.
What I do may seem frilly and senseless to some. Underneath all the products and pretty decor is a desire to create diversity and tolerance. This world is getting crazier by the second. So many people are mixing together and sometimes with little understanding of one another. The only way things will ever get better is if we have an open mind and heart to the experiences and perspectives of others. I share my voice, my style, my creativity with the world in hopes that someone sees I may not be too different from herself. That both of us love Anthropologie, hope to maintain a beautiful home, or struggle with the same issues of entrepreneurship.
Happy Friday everyone! I hope your week went well. It seems crazy that we are half through the month of January, but here we are.
First off, congratulations to the $100 gift card to Walmart winner Rebekah Thompson! I hope it helps towards fixing up your new home office. Thank you to everyone who entered and shared what spaces need organization in your homes. I hope to have more content like this for my awesome readers!
This week, in my downtime, I browsed through a lot of office spaces on Pinterest and photo library. Working from home is a wonderful freedom, but sometimes I wish I could have a studio space. Right now it’s just a dream, but some day I hope to get all my stuff out of our living room :)
Until then I’ll keep collecting office inspiration.
I hope the new year is treating you all well. It’s always an interesting time, the month of January. We setup resolutions, goals, intentions, etc. and are putting as much hope as possible into actualizing these dreams. Sometimes we stress ourselves out and then learn to be kinder to ourselves. I’ve already gone through this cycle in these two short weeks of 2015. My goals didn’t change per say, but my approach to accomplishing them is shifting. You’ll notice the shift on my blog, it started towards the end of 2014, of striving for quality over quantity. A lot of creatives fall prey to the quantity game. I know that my work will suffer if I focus on churning out posts everyday rather than projects that are meaningful to me. I want anything that appears on Planning Pretty to be an authentic representation of myself.
I’m currently looking for new ways to keep you all entertain while being authentic to who I am and my goals. I’m not quite ready to share my goals with all of you, but know that they consist of plans to expand myself and brand into other avenues. The blog will always exist and continue to be the platform for me to share and teach.
And now for Valentines Day! This week I’m spending time brainstorming, accumulating supplies/props and towards the end of the week photoshoots. I wanted to share a little of the inspiration for some of my upcoming styling projects + posts. I hope these get you excited for the holiday too, whether it’s a day of romance or friendship.