Instagram Inspiration // ArtlexaChung

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Instagram for me is an endless source of inspiration (okay and sometimes a little frustration), but currently I am in LOVE with the GENIUS behind @ArtlexaChung. Combining ART & ALEXA CHUNG = serious genius. Two Spanish sisters, Sisters María and Beatriz Valdovín, are the masterminds behind this incredible combo. They describe their initial idea in an interview stating, “We are both educated on art and it’s easy for us to combine her photos with the well-known masterpieces of Goya or Matisse. Sometimes it’s so easy we have to wonder if Alexa was maybe copying their poses!” They are spot on with their combinations. SO beautiful and perfect, right?!

I’m hoping to get to the Art Institute this weekend! Spring is here to stay, I think! FINALLY!!! xo

(photos via)

Morning Light // Lately

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Can you believe it’s March already?! The morning light was so lovely this week I had to capture it. I have been cooking and creating, but haven’t gotten around to posting any of it over here. I’m hopefully back in action! :) I love documenting memories/recipes/inspiration here, I just need to do it more often. Here’s a little of life as of late inspired by a blog that I love called, Ann-Marie Loves.

Watching the 68th episode of Blue Bloods on Netflix. I love that it’s set in NYC and is not too graphic. It’s kind of cheesy sometimes, but we keep watching it! :)

Waiting for spring break and warm weather! Middle East here I come!

Trying to make cultured vegetable salsa (I have 12 jars fermenting in my cupboard now, yay!) Do you know the benefits of cultured foods? They are FULL of probiotics. More to come about them, but if you’re interested here’s a helpful article that explains some of the benefits.

Loving that Starbucks now has coconut milk! I don’t drink coffee often, but I got a blonde roast with coconut milk this week (insert emoji heart eyes) :) YUM!

Eyeing this cute top for work from ASOS. You know I love my stripes!

Discovering the most perfect kale chips cook at 300 degrees, not 350. Add a little garlic salt 10 minutes, rotate pan & cook 5 more minutes, broil for 3ish minutes= perfectly crispy!

Practicing calligraphy not nearly as much as I want to, but now that I’ve got this book and all the tools I need, no excuses! Spruced up my desk too, so that helps!

Inspired by a favorite writer, blogger, creative, Austin Kleon. Start something small, don’t break the chain. I’m always into goals and just started a funny, simple one of 100 sit ups a day. :) I’m only like a week in, so we’ll see if I can keep the chain going. That way I feel like even if I don’t make it to the gym I did something (it’s the little things that make me feel accomplished) haha. Now maybe this consistency will transfer over to my blogging…one can hope! :)

Reading too many books at once! Along with the rest of the world, I read this book last month. Grant and I are a few chapters into this book, The Professor and the Madman, about the creation of the Oxford dictionary (it’s good, really!) and I’m loving this book on prayer that I just started last week.

Following this perfectly curated IG account. The best of the best right there. Perfect mix of fashion, quotes and the loveliest inspiration.

Hope you’re having wonderful week!

xo