Welcome to Olive and Bleu.
I'm Lauren & I'm so glad you stopped by!
This is a collection of musings on design,
art, craftiness, fashion, food, decorating,
weddings and other things that make
life lovely. I hope you enjoy!

XO
-L 

 

 


Entries by Lauren (377)

Friday
Nov112011

Dear Husband...

Me: "so i'll make burgers for dinner?"

Husband: "meet me at whiskey cake."

Me: "best"
"husband"
"ever"

Love date night at our fave place.
Not as much as I love you.

XO
- Wife

Thursday
Nov102011

Sweater Weather (Affordable Faves)

Sweater Weather

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Ok, did the chilly weather sneak up on anyone else? Yes, I am aware that the temps have been steadily dropping for a few weeks, but I woke up this morning, ready to put on a nice warm sweater and guess what? I don't have any. Ok, thats a little extreme. I have a few sweaters- but I really thought I was a little better prepared for the cold weather thats a-comin. But the nearly empty sweater drawer says otherwise...Oh well, guess I'll have to go shopping...

Here are some warm toppers at the top of my wishlist...(all under $100.)

XO
-L

 

Wednesday
Nov092011

The Art of the Bar Cart



Image 1 Cupcakes & Cashmere in Apartment Therapy  |  Images 2-4 via Society Social

Say that 5 times fast..."The art of the bar cart...the art of the...." Yikes. Can't do it. Maybe because while organizing everything for my home bar area, I partook in of some of the decor. Don't judge. Like you wouldn't do the same thing. 

These images have me inspired to put together a fancy little bar cart in our kitchen. I'm now on the hunt for a cute vintage piece (maybe something like this?) to serve as the cart.

I can't wait to make these, and these...oh, and these.

XO
-L 

Tuesday
Nov082011

Weekend Wrap Up...A little Austin

Good rainy morning loves! Its damp and cloudy here in the big D today- the perfect day to throw on my faux furry vest, grab a big cup of coffee and head into the office. Would I rather be under the covers in my big warm bed? Ok, maybe a little...

So here are a few snaps of our fun weekend in Austin celebrating my brother-in-law Andy's birthday. The sis-in-law and I did a little shopping (and got matching "K" rings-for our last name), got our nails done, and the 4 of us had some yumminess at La Condesa- one of my Austin Faves. If you ever make it there have some of the Mexican Street corn-its seriously the best.

Hope your Tuesday is off to a lovely start...

XO
-L 

P.S. The last pic is a great example why I have the best hubs ever. I have a little cold and was feeling not so great yesterday and he shows up at home with Nyquil and my absolute favorite treat ever- Haagen Dazs Raspberry Sorbet. Love that man.

Friday
Nov042011

Dear Husband...


Dear Husband...

This week you were sick. And snurfy. And your nose was really red and crusty.
And you snored - a lot. (This isn't sounding much like a love letter yet...but wait for it...)
And yet still I wanted to kiss your face and cuddle you. And get you medicine and scratch your back. And let you sleep in while I fed the dog. Cause, even when you
are sick, you are the cutest thing ever.

XO
-Wife

P.S. Please don't kill me for posting these pics I took of you while you were knocked out on Nyquil. I was bored and didn't have anyone to play with..