Introducing Buddy Editions…

buddy-editionsToday I am so thrilled to announce the launch of a new project I have been working on for many months. Buddy Editions is an online art gallery that sells exclusive (you can’t find them anywhere else!), limited-edition art prints by emerging artists around the globe. I was always looking for art online and didn’t feel there was a site that continually introduced new work I loved at affordable prices — now, we have Buddy. On the site you’ll find everything from fashion illustrations to landscape photography by artists from Australia, England, Japan, Uruguay, the U.S., and beyond. Prints start at only $50 and the collection will be continually growing. I cannot wait for you to meet the artists and see their incredible work — curating the launch collection has been a true honor. I hope you find something special for your home and consider gifting some art this holiday season. The site is named after my grandfather and the project is near and dear to my heart. Can’t wait to hear what you think! Thank you, as always, for your excitement and support. xx Katie

P.S. You can also now follow along on my Buddy Editions escapades on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

Winter Wonderland

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Above is a handful of cozy, winter finds I’m lusting after lately. Between the baked goods (shameless) and the decorating, the holidays are my absolute favorite time of year. It’s such fun adding wintry touches to your space — any excuse for buffalo plaid and gilded accents!

1. Kate Spade New York Odds & Ends Trinket Tray – great hostess gift // 2. Buffalo Check Teapot – I’ve become a big peppermint tea drinker lately, this should definitely be in my life // 3. Buffalo Check Wool Throw Blanket – such a classic // 4. Williams-Sonoma Horn Coasters – so handsome and on sale, tie them up with ribbon as a stocking stuffer! // 5. Tufted Gold Bench – only $75 at Target, seriously chic // 6. Kate Spade New York Hampton Street Double Old-Fashioned Glasses – because who doesn’t appreciate a good stripe? //

 

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French Lessons

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I read an article titled “How I Learned to Speak French in 17 Days” on Business Insider this morning and it totally blew my mind. Such dedication! It makes perfect sense though — when I spent a summer in France in high school my Parisian host family refused to speak English with me and in a few short weeks my speaking skills had improved by leaps and bounds (as had my Nutella eating skills…). One night, I remember actually dreaming in French! Of course reading the article now has me eager to brush up on my skills. What languages do you know? Do you have any tips for learning a new one? I’d love to hear.

(greeting card by the lovely Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.)

 

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How to Grow Out a Pixie Cut

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If you follow me on instagram, you may know I’ve been growing out my pixie cut for what feels like a lifetime (last November the left side was buzzed with a #1…that’s barber shop talk for really short). Well friends, I finally (!!!) have a bob and it has me feeling like Rapunzel. My natural hair has always been very thick and healthy but after going platinum blonde and back my locks were positively parched. Without further ado, the products I’ve been using to nourish my hair and make the growing out process (a bit) less painful:

1. Viviscal Hair Growth Supplements – forget basic biotin, these are a game changer. I take them 2x a day and my hair feels stronger, healthier, and is growing significantly faster // 2. Living Proof No Frizz Conditioner – my daily conditioner, a godsend for color-treated and heat-styled hair // 3. Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo – Can you tell I love their products? I use and love the coordinating shampoo // 4. Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil – use before blow drying and straightening, it leaves my hair shiny, like magic // 5.Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment – Last month I began using this deep conditioning mask 2x week (let it soak in for 5+ minutes in the shower) and my hair is so thankful. I’m eager to try this Kiehl’s mask too // 6. Lastly, get regular trims! I know cutting your hair seems counterintuitive, but getting rid of my split ends and having my cut reshaped regularly (i.e. avoiding a mullet) has been crucial over the past 12 months. GOOD LUCK!

P.S. If you’re looking for hair and/or makeup inspiration, this Pinterest board is where I keep all my favorites…

 

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