Sunday, March 18, 2018

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT


I realized recently that while I do share a good amount of myself on Instagram, on my blog I tend to write posts that focus on just one thing. A new pair of shoes, a trip I've taken, a single outfit. But what I really feel would be more interesting is sharing a quick snapshot of things in my life currently. Not just one thing, but sort of a mixed bag of maybe the shops that I'm loving, things I've got going on in my day-to-day, or even new products I'm trying out. I'm going to try to make this a weekly feature, so if you're into it, leave a comment below.





SPRING UPDATING
With Spring truly just around the corner here in LA, I've been doing a little rearranging in my house as of late. And while I'll be sharing a full blogpost on the new pieces of furniture and decor I've updated with, on here I thought it would be nice to show just one little corner. I've had this triangle shelf for a while now, and I love it as a display piece for the current things in my life. On it right now:


  • My PLFcandle // Did you know I designed my own candle that you can shop and have in your own home? I've gained some new faces around here, and maybe you don't know - but here it is!
  • Dried flowers from my wedding // my bouquet was all camomile which you can see in my wedding blog post here.
  • Incense Burner // I picked up this incense burner from Anthropologie last month and I love how it looks. Inside, I burn these incense pyres from Blackbird. The burner is sold out, but hopefully will come back in stock at some point!
  • A new haiku // I attended a BHLDN preview last week, and they had a lovely lady writing beautiful haikus at the event. She wrote me one about the ocean that reads : when the mist is thick / and before the endless sun / her eyes touch the sea.



NEW PRODUCTS
I've added a few new products into my repertoire, and while I didn't plan on it, I ended up shooting some photos of my current favorites while staying the night at The Nomad Hotel in downtown LA. Here's what I happened to pack along for the staycation:




TMI?
Another new product that has been gracing my bathroom vanity that I haven't been sure how to tell you about? Fur Oil. That's right - it's an oil specifically for your pubic hair. And if that sentence makes you uncomfortable, you're not alone. It's weird to talk about, but even weirder that this didn't exist sooner. The bottle is lovely to look at, the scent is incredible, and I gotta be honest - I'm a fan. Too much information? I used to think so, but I'd like to shake my hang-ups and stigma about talking about things like body hair. And if Emma Watson is a fan, that's good enough for me. PS: My new nail polish color is called Going My Way or Norway by OPI.



OUR BEDROOM
This is what our bedroom currently looks like. You might be asking - where on earth did your bed go? Well, we had a crummy IKEA frame that broke underneath us in the middle of a deep sleep. Easily the scariest way I've woken up as of late, but a nice excuse to shop for a better bed. I hunted around and found this frame that will be delivered this week. Until then, it's mattress-on-the-floor city here. Next up, I'll be searching for a headboard, which has proved rather tricky since I don't know quuuuite what I want. And since I know you'll ask - the quilt here is unfortunately vintage, but underneath is a lovely duvet from Buffy with a new linen cover from Sezane. I know you can't see it, but they're both quite cozy and we've been loving sleeping cocooned in them.



HAWAII
And just as another little snapshot - all this week I've been working on planning details for our upcoming trip to Hawaii. Specifically, Oahu. I haven't shared a ton about the trip just yet, mostly because it's a family vacation! Eric and I have been so lucky to travel a lot together, and we're realizing more and more how little those around us get to do the same. So we're going to be taking more family and friend trips - to get to experience things with the people we love. First up is our trip to Oahu with Eric's parents. We can't wait! I'm deep into swimsuit shopping online, my current favorites being this suit from Matteau and this one from Peony Swimwear. But, since I'm on a budget, I was happy to score this Lover Swimsuit secondhand for $40.




102 comments:

  1. Love this post and most definitely wanna smell your candle! @im.akis

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  2. Courtney! I love you blog and to be able to see more into your life is so refreshing and exciting to watch! I love your cute orange van and it really does give Scooby Doo vibes for sure! You’ve inspired me to start my own blog, and while thinking of a great name is a little hard, I know I can get it done! My ig is @robertsbernal

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  3. Love your blog! Such an inspiration and I love incorporating your ideas into my own style! My ig is @megan_raaee

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  4. Definitely love the idea of you sharing blog posts that touch on a handful of topics! Your glimpses of “everyday” on Insta are always a treat, and I think they would really flesh out your blog ๐Ÿ˜Š @wildwoodfolk ๐ŸฆŒ

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  5. Love the extra look into your life! My husband and I just bought a house so I'm revisiting your house tours for inspo - love it all. -@smoochi.mane

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  6. Been following your blog and Instagram for years. Love your style and anxious to smell your beautiful candle. @reillylauren

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  7. That is the prettiest swim suit I have ever seen! ๐Ÿ’•
    @_katie.james

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  8. I love that you dried the flowers from wedding to use as a beautiful and sentimental decoration in your home. So stealing that idea after my wedding! Such a lovely blog post ✨ @thepinkchai

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  9. Love this idea!!! ๐Ÿงก๐ŸฆŒ @threadandsprout

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  10. My husband and I are also currently bed frame shopping. Same thing happened to us in the middle of the night! So scary! Can't wait to see the new frame you're getting! @sabrinamilotte

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  11. Just bought the nail polish after this post- obsessed and can't wait for it to arrive! I like this blog post, will look forward to the next one! @evangelskies ��

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  12. I love when you post pictures of your home. It's just so gorgeous! insta: @scottbayli

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  13. Omg that swimsuit ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ insta: @a_hiace_called_home

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  14. That swimsuit is amazing. Crossing my fingers and toes that I get to try out your candle! Ig handle: james__nicole

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  15. Love all your current favorites! Especially the candle! ๐ŸฆŒ @jamiemeier

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  16. Love this so much. I’m hoping my dorm room next year can feel as roomy as this. @alyssa_lykins

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  17. The triangle shelf is amazing! I always think a shelf add a bit extra to a room, especially with candles, books and plants! Can’t wait for spring now because of this post! @_bronwyngrace

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  18. WHat a cute shelf! Really love your aesthetic ❤️ and that swimming costume- great find! Ig @lilybrads

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  19. Your house is lovely, your aesthetic is perfection ๐Ÿ’–and since you have such an exquisite taste (fir everything from clothes to decoration) i bet your candle smells like heaven ✨๐Ÿ’–✨ i'm curious about the nomade fragance since you always talk wonders about it, but isn't available in my country yet.

    Btw I'm really curious about the "fur" oil, why use it, what are the benefits?

    Oh and my instagram name is @ilianabriones

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  20. Love that you’re helping break the stigma! And the candle is beautiful ✨ @zazuale

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  21. I absolutely love that you created your own candle! The ability to talk about “taboo” things is what the world needs more of girl! Instagram: @kaleidwithkait

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  22. I’ve been wanting one of those triangle shelves! Perfect way to showcase your favorite little treasures! @efbukowski

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  24. Your bedroom is so dreamy ♡♡ @laurenlacey

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  25. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Definitely agree that we should feel free to talk more about long stigmatized subjects like this! ๐Ÿงก@hannah_katie_

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  26. I love these colors so much! Your home & bedroom inspire me so much! ��

    @hannahslictonwilliams

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  27. I wish my bedroom looked half as good as yours❤ for the giveaway my insta: caisy.o_

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  28. I wish my bedroom looked half as good as yours❤ for the giveaway my insta: caisy.o_

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  29. Loving this type of post! @sea.queue

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  30. That triangle shelf always gets me. I *neeed* it!

    @_strangecharm

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  31. If this candle is as good as your blog, I’m sure it smells amazing! I would love to have it in my home @jmarieclair

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  32. Why are nice headboards impossible to find? I’m kinda curious about the scent of Fur Oil thanks to this post. You did convince me to try the Biossance squalane oil.@sarahschoolhouse

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  33. Y’know, I really loved this post. It was nice to see a little collection of things.
    From one “fawn” to another (@thelonefawn on Instagram. Haha!), I have noticed we share a lot of similar tastes. Especially our love of autumnal tones. Anywho, there were a lot of cool things in here, especially the candle. I spent a fortune at Bath & Body Work and Yankee Candle. I read the information about it on the website and it sounds like it smelled DIVINE. One day in the near future when I have a little extra money to spend, I’ll be sure to buy one!

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  34. I love your style!! IG: thenamecindy_13

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  35. I love your triangle shelves! Do you rotate what you display on them often? I always feel a little sad taking a memento down from mine to make room for another :)

    - @lil_squaash

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  36. such beautiful photos! love your style.
    @thesuechoi

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  37. I like this style of post! And thanks for mentioning Emma Watson’s interest in that product. Through their site I was able to find an interview with all of her product recommendations, which I had been looking for for awhile.
    @somehowitwas

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  38. Loved this post and would love to see more like it! A weekly or however often you feel like and I’m there for it! I had no idea they made oil for pubic hair! Sounds awesome!

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  39. I love seeing photos of your home decor! We just bought a unique little house in New Hampshire that we're currently in the process of furnishing and your posts are major inspiration!

    - @chandapants

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  40. @michellebrussolo
    I've been reading your blog and follow on Instagram for quite some time now and you are definitely one of the most authentic bloggers that I follow. I look forward to what you have to share - whether it's a trip or an outfit or Mops being a cutie aha. So a weekly catalog of your current faves is something I would be into.

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  41. I love this idea! Also, I know you’ve said your bedspread is vintage and how you found it, I’ll never know but I’ll always be jealous! So beautiful!
    And I’d love to sniff your candle so my ig handle is @kirstdaddy_lilmama

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  42. I love the post and really want a candle! ig: @talithaprado

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  44. Hey!!! Pretty, pretty! I love your current display and would love a candle. ig is @kateroe711

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  45. I like be more informal posts like this! My IG handle is jaimeexplores

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  46. Lovin’ that shelf so much. Obsessed with sentimental knick knacks lately too!
    Also, I’d do a lot to be anywhere near a beach vacation 8)
    <333

    @hthrlnpck

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  47. Love the PFL candles! @emilyborey

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  48. Oh, that nail polish is such a good fawn color! ๐Ÿ˜
    IG: @anydelirium

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  49. I’m about to furnish a new apartment and your style inspires me so much!! love it @sarahsipscoffee

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  50. I love your blog!! I had no idea you could make your own candles and I love how you have the dried flowers to remind you of a special day—I’ll definitely be doing the same! thanks so much for sharing :) @izzyestes

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  51. Your blog is awesome! So charming and honest. Also just general life inspo !! @juliagalotti

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  52. Love this feature please continue it! My fav blog posts are usually more like weekly favorites/snapshots of daily life so yes :) Thanks! <3

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  53. The dried flowers from your wedding are so cute! What a great way to have a little piece of your special day on display. Also, I had no idea that pubic hair oil was even a thing, but I'm glad it is. Seriously considering picking some up. It wasn't TMI at all lol instagram: @lillie.morris

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  54. I like this format of sharing mutliple things in one post! It would be cool for it to be a semi regular thing! I love seeing what you suggest. Also, I've heard some really good things about Fur Oil, maybe I'll make the order and try it out.

    @catandralee

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  55. Love, love, love that you talked about fur oil! I’ve been wanting to try it. @melissa_mckenna

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  56. Love you home decor! And thanks for keeping it real and showing your current bed situation...reason why I continue to follow you on IG/blog cuz you keep it real! Thanks for the fur oil rec, too! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    @itskareene

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  57. I love that shelf! So cute♥️
    @ashbadge

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  58. I bet your candle would make spring cleaning all the better! @pattigoo

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  59. It’s cool to get to hear about things that you have been loving recently and your day to day life. Your blog is my favorite to read! IG: @rachel_joha

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  60. The simplicity of everything attracts me the most. Everything looks beautiful and I would love to hear about more things in your blog! �� @13moondust

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  61. Always love your posts & really enjoy your blog as well! Digging your color scheme lately �� @honeycloves

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  62. You have such a dreamy space! All of the neutral colors make it look so sweet and cozy. ๐Ÿ’› @ariana.hatcher

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  63. Such a cute little post!! ❤ @jessa_darling_ ❤

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  64. Love your bathroom shelf! @senakwon

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  65. Absolutely love the shelves!! Need to get some of these �� @nicolalynch

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  66. I definitely want to try the fur oil, I’m so curious about it! @juliediemaus

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  67. Love the shelf design ig:andicorn

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  68. I’ve almost bought that shelf SO MANY TIMES. Ha ha. Also, love that swimsuit! I’ll have to check out that brand for my upcoming Hawaii trip too! :) @portiatuesday

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  69. I have had my eyes on floating shelves like that for weeks! Still trying to find the perfect one and please keep us updated on the fur oil and if it’s useful long term, I am honestly interested in trying it! @amyemaciel

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  70. I could watch your asthetic photos all day @rainbowinmydoor

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  71. I love your color palette!! ❤️ my ig is @eluch

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  72. Lovely photos and I love your blog I’m @ellikn on Instagram. Flight safe x

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  73. Fur oil! That's so awesome. Love that you're open about it. @occasionalnaomi

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  74. I’m completely in love with you color palette and your photos �� this is my IG account @jesuiscolette ☺️

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  75. your such an inspirational person, unlike anyone I ever came across, the fawn as a soulanimal suits you so well❤️sending love @vicky.s1409

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  76. Love this blog! ❤️ IG: @gesidobrin

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  77. Obsessed with this shelf AND that swimsuit! @kateleannemoore

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  78. so much inspiration from you. Thank you <3 IG: @betiidobrin

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  79. Love the swimsuit! ๐Ÿ˜ Beautiful post as always ✨

    @jamiebudai

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  80. Love this so much! @grace_to_the_nations

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  81. I’ve been following you for awhile now and I absolutely adore you’re style!!! Ig: @lexie_marieee_

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  82. that shelf aswell as the candle are both so so cute im in love @marythebeckwith

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  83. Love every detail of your style in both clothes and decor ❤️❤️❤️ You are GOALS. ~@brigetcarroll

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  84. I love the warmth in all of your rooms! Definitely going to try out the fur oil!!! @sharoncelery

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  85. I think this segment is a great addition to your blog!! Excited to see more. ☺️ @madison_offenburger

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  86. Hopefully you checked out ‘My Cafe’. Their acai bowls were so good. As were the pancakes and their version of eggs bennedict ��

    IG: annalisagldn

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  87. These pics are gorgeous! This should definitely be a weekly feature! @her_kind

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  88. lovelovelovee the high waist swimsuit!
    @__emmacrawford

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  89. I would so love to win this~ It would be perfect for my trip to Europe @beingzhenya

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  90. Amarรญa ganar algo tan perfecto! @waldatg

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