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 from August 1, 2010 - August 31, 2010

Friday
Aug272010

Happy Birthday to me!

Well thats it folks, I'm 29 today. Its my last year in my 20's! It feels so weird to say that.
I'm so excited to spend the upcoming weekend with my fiance, friends and family!
And to celebrate my last run as a 20-something, I took a cue from Nicole over at Making it Lovely and made a "30 Things to do Before I'm 30" List. I'm still tweaking it and promise to reveal sometime next week.
Wish me luck!
XO
-L 
 
Wednesday
Aug252010

One Month!

That's right, in one month from today I will be walking down the aisle!!!!!
I am so excited- I can't wait to marry my bestie and partner in crime.
XOXOXOXO Baby!!

 

Friday
Aug202010

Ring a Ding-Ding (& a Little Tucker...)

Happy Friday! I am so ready for the weekend (even though Geoff and I are taking an 8-hour marriage prep class-yikes! ;) Actually, everything is fun with G, so I'm even looking forward to it. Speaking of marriage, the wedding is only 36 days away!! Double yikes! Its getting so close- I am so excited! G and I were discussing a travel ring for me the other day (so nothing bad happens to my wedding set on our honeymoon) and we had quite the difference of opinion about what I needed. He says just a simple silver band would be fine, but my thought is that there is no reason my travel ring can't be super fun, right? Right. So, here are some that I think I would love to rock while sipping rum drinks on a Jamaican beach- I let you know what we decide.

Have a great weekend loves!

XO
-L 

 

(from top left...) 

Allison Daniel Wrapped Leaf Ring available at Max & Chloe

Rachel Leigh Greta Banded Ring available at Shopbop

House of Harlow 1960 Peacock Ring available at Shopbop

Juicy Couture Nostalgia Cluster Ring available at Shopbop

Bleachblack Tangled Branch & Stone Ring available at Urban Outfitters

Gorjana Perry Ring in Gold available at Revolve Clothing 

 

 

Oh, and don't forget to check out the sneak preview sale of the Tucker by Gaby Besora Collection on Gilt today. I Love Tucker blouses, but hate the steep price tag, so I am super excited to see the super cute (affordable) collection!

 

Thursday
Aug192010

I'm Not Gonna Write You a Love Song...

But I might buy you some love letter sheets.
Soft sateen imprinted with romantic verses? Yes please.
What a gorgeous way to ensure sweet dreams.

Hope you all are having a lovely Thursday!
XO
-L 



Love Letter Sheet Set at Anthropologie

Tuesday
Aug172010

Big Red- In the House!

Yes, I'm a total dork.  I am sooooo excited I got to bring home "Big Red" (my new Red Kitchenaid Stand Mixer) this weekend. This baby was a wedding gift from my Aunt Kathy and Uncle Tres and I spent the weekend mixing and baking away. I made whole wheat pizza crust (love that dough hook attachment!) We are gonna whip up a pizza this week and throw it on the grill- can't wait. Then I moved on to Paula's Chicken Salad. Ok, so I didn't use the mixer on this one, but its too yummy not to mention. Then it was back to Big Red for a batch of yummy Blueberry Walnut Bran Muffins. Yum-o. Love this recipe from cute little Cookie over at Workout then Cook. She seriously has 138 muffin recipes on her blog. 138! Thats crazy! I will definitely be trying her PB&J Muffins, Tomato Feta Muffins, & Lemon Poppyseed Muffins. Thanks for sharing so many great recipes Cookie. Check out her site for the yummy Blueberry Walnut Bran Muffins recipe and see below for Paula's Chicken Salad. (BTW, I'm not sure who Paula is, but my mom gave me this recipe and thats what its called...haha!)

Happy Tuesday Chickies!
XO
-L 

Paula's Chicken Salad Recipe

  • 1 box of Rice-a-Roni, chicken flavor, cooked according to package and cooled
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 jar marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1 cup fat free mayonnaise
  1. Cook the Rice a Roni according to package directions & allow to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cooled Rice-a-Roni and remaining ingredients (including oil in artichokes.)  
    Stir until well combined. Serve alone or on cibatta bread for a yummy sammy!

Calvin is super excited about Big Red...