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Friday Faves: Spring and Summer, Please!

We had two beautiful days this week and the tulips and other green things are starting to sprout so now all I can think of is spring. When is spring?! It’s only February, but I hope soon. But Ikea knows what’s on my mind because they announced some of their spring/summer products. That news and a few other items are in this week’s Friday Faves.



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Friday Faves: What to See, Hear, and Buy this Presidents Day Weekend

Happy Fri-yay and happy three-day Presidents Day weekend! This Friday Faves has something for your eyes and ears and wallet, oh my! Let’s dive in.

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Friday Faves: Black History Month

Happy Friday, folks! I wanted to talk about something that is near and dear to me. No, not Black History Month. Representation. When I first started exploring design (fashion, interior, etc.) on social media platforms, I noticed fairly quickly how monotone designers were. Of the influencers and designers who seemed to fill my social media feeds, come up in my searches, and be profiled on design sites, magazines and television shows, very few were people of color. Even though I am no influencer and am just a burgeoning designer, I decided then that I needed to represent myself and my culture more to show that there are different kinds of people who are interested in design and who work in design. Thanks to Black History Month, I am sharing with you two important projects that answer the need for more representation in design.

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Friday Faves: Food for Thought

Am I the only one who feels like every week in January has been dragging? Now that it’s February and it’s the shortest month of the year, we are thismuch closer to being done with winter when I won’t care as much that the days are longer. But it’s Fri-YAY finally and I’m back with this week’s Friday Faves, starting off with news about Ikea, then sharing updates from one of my favorite interior designers, and then talking about a new food documentary worth watching.

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Friday Faves: Psychology and Lots of Things to Love

I have so many things I’m loving this week, from some really cool design stories to reading about just how much psychology plays into home design. Also, thanks to some post-cooking research, I found out I don’t suck at making souffles after all! I’m sharing this all with you in this week’s Friday Faves.

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Friday Faves: Into the Details

Really the only thing on my mind all week has been Oprah’s Golden Globes speech and the entire Time’s Up movement but that has nothing to do with interior design and food so…have no fear as I still have plenty of relevant stories to share with you for this week. Today’s Friday Faves is all about the details.

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Friday Faves: Garlic and…HGTV?

It’s been a while since I did a #FridayFaves round-up. Admittedly, I got kinda lazy and busy once the holidays got closer and, well, you know what happens. But I figured I’d start the year off right and actually post what I said I was going to post. So happy Friday! This week, I’m spreading the love for garlic and HGTV.

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Friday Faves: Giving Thanks and Foooooooood

Happy Thanksgiving weekend and happy Friday! We have a lot to be grateful and thankful for, one of them being our tiny, hairy family. And something else to be thankful for is lotsa food, one of which is a Kreyol Kitchen redo that I’m sharing in this Friday Faves. Remember earlier this week, I shared the first EPIC FAIL in translating my Haitian grandmother’s recipes when I tried to make mocha pudding? Well, I had wanted a dessert to bring for Thanksgiving so I was determined to change my chocolate soup mistake into an actual chocolate dessert that you’d want to eat. I made a few changes and it worked!

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Friday Faves: One Room Challenge

I’m home sick with a dog that needs to wear a cone thanks to a little foot problem. So…it’s going to be a FUN Friday over at the cozy cottage. But one thing that has been entertaining me for seven weeks has been the One Room Challenge. I wrote about it before and you can find more information over at Calling It Home. The basic gist is that 20 seriously talented featured designers as well as numerous guest designers participate in what is usually six weeks to totally transform one room, with the help of sponsors. They had their room reveals this week and there is just so much gorgeousness. Part of me feels totally inept and clueless and another part of me is very much inspired. This week’s Friday Faves is all about my favorite reveals.

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Friday Faves: Cool Design Choices

Well, I guess winter is here! It went from 70 degrees to highs of 40 degrees in a week and I’m not loving it. I hope to be able to just cozy up in the cozy cottage all weekend (and for the next few months?). As always, I’m happy it’s Friday and I’m hoping I get to dedicate this weekend to a few design projects I have, for both the interior and clothing kinds. Anyway, I have a few #FridayFaves to share with you, so let’s get to it.

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