Happy Feet...

Hello! J. Reasons here after a great long weekend with some visiting family.  Sorry we have been out for a couple of days, but here we are again.  At the end of this month Mr. Reasons, and I will be taking a trip to Paris to celebrate our 2 years married:)  After our recent trip to Disney, we both realized that we are in need of some better walking shoes.  I chose these sweet little things.  I started wearing them right away to make sure they are broken in for Paris, and I have been surprised to see how many different ways I can style them.  See my inspiration below...J




meet me on the east side...

"And den I bought a house." LB

Please view my home away from home in the very near future
.Adorable right? This would be my old roommate {and wonderful friend's} new home! LB purchased her first big girl house on the east side and she has hired me to decorate... twist my arm...Side note-apparently this house was voted "cutest house in Nashville" and will be featured on HGTV in the near future! If I owned it I would go around telling everyone that I lived in the "cutest house in Nashville" and that I had proof! I have been daydreaming of some fun ideas for her new dwelling and I have been reading my House Beautiful magazines religiously. If you are into home decor, PLEASE, trust me and order this magazine. It's full of fabulous ideas and great inspiration for anyone wanting to make a few changes or completely revamp. I am going to visit the house tomorrow to take some measurements and brainstorm a little with LB. First order of business, I am making her set a budget and give me a few color schemes she likes so we can get the ball rolling. Yay for the weekend! Hope everyone has some fun plans.. Here are a few enticing pics from House Beautiful if you need a preview before ya order....

notice the checked floors.

where do I find a red tub?

love the texture and color scheme

I'll take it.


black as midnight...

vT loves color probably more than anything. Bright, bold and every color of the rainbow... but every now and again its nice to throw on head to toe black. Look ten pounds thinner and chic at the same time. I feel like I can stare at my closet for days... what to wear? Thanks to j.doolittle, my closet is perfectly color coordinated, however, I often find myself drifting to the darkest section when I am feeling picky. I feel as if often times, some of my favorite designers wear head to toe black. Maybe they let the color of the world around them shine and inspire them? Let us let black remain the new black....

If she can do it so can we...

black biker boots.


Street style.


no words...


j'adore les crepes...

Ricky Bobby: 'Oh, I love the crepe suzette.' Jean Girard: 'With the sugar and lemon juice...'
Ricky Bobby: 'Yeah, the sugar and the lemon juice. Sure.' Jean Girard: 'Grand Marnier.'
Ricky Bobby: 'I wish I could crawl into one of those right now. I'd eat my way out from the inside.'

We are sorry about our post being invisible yesterday... we don't know what could have happened :) Miss "be.hind" duncan here. I have felt two steps behind on everything this week! Anyway- enough about me, let's talk about food. I had the less than fortunate pleasure of visiting the Waffle House this past weekend after a wedding. I am sorry for those of your who love this place, but I can say with confidence that it will not be on my bucket list of places to grab a bite to eat. One would think that a waffle at the WAFFLE house would be the best around, but I can assure you, whatever they brought me was not a waffle. After leaving hungry and driving back from the Blue Grass State, I came home and dug through my recipe box. I  found a crepe recipe that I made for my International Business class in college and immediately starting making plans to make them this weekend. The beautiful thing about crepes is that they can literally be filled with whatever makes your heart content. Fruit, cheese, meat, veggies, or my personal fave, Nutella. So forget about visiting the "Subpar Waffles For All" Waffle House and make some yummy crepes for your guests this weekend. I know I can't wait to!

Crepe Ingredients
3 large eggs
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted

1.| Sift together flour, sugar and salt; set aside.
2.| In large bowl, beat together eggs and milk with an electric mixer. Beat in flour mixture until smooth; add melted butter.
3.|Heat a lightly oiled griddle or fry pan over medium high heat. Pour batter on griddle {about 2 tablespoons per crepe} Tip and rotate pan to distribute evenly and thinly as possible.
4.|Brown on both sides and serve hot.
5.| Fill with whatever you want... strawberries, bananas, spinach, cheese, chocolate... the list goes on. bon apetite! *vT

Fresh berry crepes

Spinach and cheese crepes


{Initial Here}

I have fond memories in playing in my sweet Mumsey's jewel box both as a child and as an adult.  One item that I always found myself drawn to was a beautiful necklace with a pendant of her initials.  Over the years I have had a couple of special pieces....my wire "Jessica" necklace, my simple "J" necklace, and my "JKM" initial bracelet.  But none have been as special as the one above. As you can see since there is no "J" to be found these are not my initials, but rather Mr. Reasons' initials.  Since he travels every week from Monday to Thursday, I have found it to be a sweet reminder of him that is held close to my heart.  Sappy...I know, but I wanted to share.  This sweet Max & Chloe piece comes in a number of different sizes, metals, and prices.   Take a look below at some of my other faves and one shot with a Max & Chloe piece worn three ways...vT




Objects in mirror are closer than they appear...

{b.duncan here}I once had to get published five times in this class in college in order to make an "A." Sitting there, after I was given the assignment, I thought, "What is the world do I know enough about that others would even care to read about?" After two solid days of thinking, my mom pointed out that I have always had a knack for "turning trash into treasure," Ah ha! That is exactly what I wrote about for my first published article. My mother's statement never rang more true than when I moved into my first "adult condo" and all of the college decor had to go. No more "glued back together" coffee tables, hand painted hot pink and orange picture frames and no more milk crates for chairs... ok it wasn't that bad, but still... Decorating on a budget really isn't so bad once you get started. I just realized that I didn't have to take everything so literally for what it was, which is why I am going to share a few pictures of objects that are no longer as they seem :)

{Windows or headboard?}

{Old books and empty window frame make fab nightstand decor}

{Towel rack=Jewelry display..this was j.reason's idea!}

{Broken gate=wall decor or headboard.. whichever you like}

{Piggy watering can= nightstand buddy}

{Silly ol' rocks= custom jewelry piece}


Bowtie + Oriental Rugs + Head Piece + Jewels

I know after the egg pizza post yesterday and the title of today's post you might be worried we are losing it.  Hopefully after trying yesterday's recipe and taking a peek at the sweet pics up top, you are not so worried.  Mr. Reasons and I took these pics during a little love shoot for our New Year's card.  Our photographer Eden  had scoped out this oriental rug store in the Franklin Factory.  I would have never thought to take pictures here, but we loved them.  See you back here tomorrow for some home design ideas...vT


{Egg on My Pizza}

So we know this might be a little weird.  In fact, we know some of you might be grossed out.  If you like pizza and your eggs sunny side up then read on.  If you don't like either of these foods then check back with us tomorrow.  J. Doolittle and I had both had this dish at a local hot spot, and we could not wait to try it out for Blair to taste.  City House in Nashville is an amazing place to dine featuring unique twists on Italian dishes.  One of these unique twists...add a cracked egg to any of there homemade pizzas.  Who would have thought it would be amazing?  Looking for a quick meal to make for ladies night, I picked up a magarita frozen pizza, used the directions on the back of the box, and cracked the egg on top of the pizza with about half the baking left.  I will admit I got a little freaked out and left it in for some extra time on a higher temp to make sure the egg was cooked.  This was the wrong move as our egg was a bit over cooked, yet still delicious.  Seriously, just use the general directions on the back of your pizza box, crack the egg on top of the pizza with half the baking time left, and turn the temperature up 25 degrees with 2 minutes to go.  Hope you like it..vT


neutrals, creams and other extremes...

“"The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!”-Coco Chanel

b.duncan here, back from NYC {boo.} and here to share a few fashion trends I couldn't help but notice while trekking the streets of the big apple. Gracing the windows and walls of all the major stores were two quite opposite trends. First, I noticed all the neutral and nude tones every where. Whimsical, soft textured clothing with an elegant appeal. Turn you head the other way- COLOR. Bright as can be, solid, highlighted and jeweled toned colors were everywhere. Color blocking has been a trend that has been creeping its way into our wardrobes for a bit, but it all became so obvious as I was taking everything in, while at one of the fashion meccas of the world. The juxtaposition, the bright colors and the neutral tones set up a gorgeous display in every store. Had my camera not mysteriously disappeared for a portion of the trip{long story} then I would have more pictures to share, however, I came up with a few...Please don't be afraid to try either trend. Both can look so distinguished and polished.

I want this outfit.

Frills that kill.


Color. Blocked.


Zara Again.


In the Red...

Hi Lovelies!  Had to share a couple of pics from the weekend because after taking a peek through them I realized how much I am gravitating towards red, orange, and pinkish tones lately.  Don't know what it means...but I like it.  B. Duncan should be arriving back from her big trip to NYC, and I don't know about you, but I am excited for her to share her travels.  Happy Monday...vT


Pack it up...

B. Duncan and I had the best time packing this week for her big trip to the big apple.  Mr. Reasons travels every week for work and has become an expert packer, so I have picked up some great tips from him.  So the last time B. Duncan and I traveled to NYC it was clear our methods of packing were a bit different.  B did exactly what I used to do and stuffed all her favorite things in to her suitcase without rhyme or reason {see picture above}.  I on the other had forced myself to create outfits for day and night with pieces that I could mixed and match for both.  Leaving myself ample room to bring home some goodies.  So I was happy to reserve a girls nights to help share my sweet tips with B...funny thing is that B sent pics of her items for our blog and I can already account for a couple of things she squeezed in at the last minute:) So what did she bring?  

{Jackets, Blazers, and Bears}
Dressy Black blazer {UAL) for cool nights and green surplus jacket{Forever21}
{Light Tanks, Cardis & Tops for Layering}
 Tank{UAL} Denim Button-up{F21}Leopard Cardi{F21}Bright Tunic{Franchescas}Plaid {F21}
{Flirty Dresses for Day & Night}
Khaki dress{gap}Black Sweater Dress{BCBG} Blue Dress {vintage} Floral Dress{vintage}
{Something for Some Shade}
Panama Hat {F21}
{Where will I hold my treasures?}
Red, Gold and Black Clutch {vintage} Chocolate Brown Satchel {H & M}
{Bits & Bobbles}
Sunglasses{vintage revo} Jewels {Anthro, vT, vintage & borrowed}
{Bits & Bobbles}
Jewels {Vintage & vT}
Missing in the pictures action are B's two vintage belts, two lightweight sweaters, and 5 pairs of shoes {2 pairs of flats, 2 pairs of heels, 1 pair of boots}.  I am so excited to see all the great pics of her cute outfits when I get the details on her trip, and I am also excited to see all the shopping goodies she brings back.  See you tomorrow..vT