Friday, March 30

April Showers

With April only two days away {av} couldn't have picked a more appropriate theme for this week's Friday's Fancies: April Showers
So I've pulled together some of my favorite rain gear necessities. 
And be sure to stop by Long Distance Loving for many more options!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

{images via Pinterest}

Thursday, March 29

Perfect for a Picnic

With the weather being warm sunny + beautiful as of late it leaves me itching to grab some friends, find a park and have a picnic.
Not to mention I have the perfect picnic basket anxiously waiting to be used!

{images 1, 2, 3}

Wednesday, March 28

What To Chose?

This coming Sunday my family will be getting together to celebrate my father's birthday {he's an April Fool}.
My brother and I have planned the menu and are all set.
Except for one detail:
The Dessert!
Since that is my department I usually go for his favorite, sugar cream pie.
His mother made it when he was a child and he's been in love since.
Although I can't make it exactly like my grandmother I've mastered my own technique.
Since it's always been my go to I wanted to shake things up a bit.
Enter: Butterfinger!

Butterfingers have always been one of my father's favorite candies.
But with so many options how do I chose?
That's where I need your help!
I've narrowed it down to my top five {and even have a favorite}.
So if you were me, which would you make? 

Tuesday, March 27

Etsy Shop Love: LilyGene

Looking for that perfect piece of art for your home or maybe even some one else?
Well one of these prints may be exactly what you are looking for.

These customizable state prints come from the fabulous LilyGene.
With almost every state available to chose from and a huge selection of colors you are sure to get the perfect print.
[you can chose the background + heart color + what city the heart will represent]
One thing is for sure, these would make the perfect gift {for some one else or even yourself!}.
To find the state prints, color options, and even more check out the LilyGene Etsy shop.

{prints + logo via}

Monday, March 26

Instagram Monday

Happy Monday everyone.
Hope your weekend was fabulous.
Watching my Buckeyes move on to the Final Four was a definite highlight of my weekend.
So now, we wait until Saturday!
Today I'm linking up at A{Little} Dash of Ash, stop by to check out some other Instagram shots.

Sunday, March 25

Sunday Shopping: Madewell Accessories

Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend! 
I did a little shopping with girlfriends yesterday and could have spent all my money at Madewell. These are just a few things I have my eye on.

Thursday, March 22

Paper Lantern

How fun would be these lanterns be for a party or even just an every day pop of color!
And the amazing thing ...
You can make them yourself in any color you want!
Want to know how to do it?
You'll find the list of supplies [only three!] and the instructions here.

{imaga via Martha Stewart}

Wednesday, March 21

Gap + DVF

The blogging world has been flooded with love for the collaboration between Gap and Diane von Furstenberg.
And it's no different here at Eclectic Snapshots.
I finally took a good look at the new line and oh-my-goodness!
Could it be any cuter?!
Not only are the pieces amazing but how adorable are the kids the chose for the ads?
There aren't any kids in my family {yet} but if there were this would be all I'd buy.
If you haven't seen this amazing line you MUST go check it out.
Make sure to take a look at all three: Girls, Toddler Girls, and Infant Girls.
And hurry! becaause it's almost sold out.

{images via Gap}

Tuesday, March 20

Tuesday's Tune

I'm a huge fan of music.
Always have been.
There isn't much I don't like.
I was first introduced to this song during this years Grammy's and I've been in love since.
And on days like today {warm+sunny} it's exactly what I want to hear!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

[Bruno Mars: Runaway Baby]

Monday, March 19

Instagram Monday

Happy Monday everyone! 
I hope you had an amazing St Patrick's Day weekend.
I know I did.
And how could I not with beautiful weather, great friends, one of my favorite holidays and a LOT of basketball?!
And I must say a HUGE congrats to Julianne and Jessie who ran the Mini Heart Marathon yesterday!

Above are just a few snippets from the weekend.
To check out other fun weekends via Instagram pop on over to a{little}dash of ash where I'm linking up today.

Thursday, March 15

Can It

I stumbled upon this image while browsing Pinterest and instantly fell in love. 
From the crisp white to the pops of color.
One thing that stood out were the fun canisters on the counter.
I love canisters. 
They happen to be one of my favorite things to look for while at an antique mall or thrift store.
They can add that perfect amount of fun to any kitchen and can be found in all kinds of color patterns and material.
Although I already have a set for my kitchen these are a few {all found on Etsy!} I wouldn't mind owning:

One - Two - Three - Four - Five - Six

{image via Pinterest}

Tuesday, March 13

Oh, hi!

Hi Friends!
I feel like it has been so long! 
Sorry for my serious case of MIA!
Turns out trying to cover your own work and some one else's while they are on maternity leave takes a toll!
But now that I'm all caught up and fully rested I wanted to share a current obsession of mine:
I have quite a few in my house, each different from the next.
I'm very lucky to have a tray my great-grandfather built using old skids.
Although its original use was as a carrier at the strawberry patch he owned - perfectly fitting 6 little cartons - I've found other uses for it {so has my mother as we have a few}.
Trays are the perfect accessory to any home and add that little touch you just can't get with anything else.

Here's a few I'm loving currently:

Or this one:

 The perfect mix of textures!
Want it for your house?
You can find step-by-step instructions here.

{images via: 1,2,3,4, & 5,6

Wednesday, March 7

Little Lovelies

image via Pinterest

I don't know about you but now that spring is starting to show its' face I couldn't be more ready to open the house up and let the fresh air in. I've never been a huge fan of decorative trees in the house so I always lean towards flowers.
However, this year I'm itching to fill the house with a few lots of succulents.
Such an easy way to add life and freshness to a home.

What about you?
What's your go to greenery?

Tuesday, March 6

To The Beach!

Today I can be found over at A Day in the Life and Mind ... sharing my list of must have beach bag necessities while Jaclyn is away.
If you haven't met her yet you MUST!
So make sure to stop in + say hi!

{images via Pinterest}

Monday, March 5

Instagram Kinda Life

Happy Monday!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
Cincinnati is experiencing a little bit of a winter blast so I'll be pulling out the parka and Uggs to get to work.
But above are a few things bringing a smile to my face lately.
Check out more Instagram moments at a {little} dash of ash where I've linked up today.

Friday, March 2

Tangerine Tango

This week's Friday's Fancies is all about tangerine tango: the Pantone Color of the Year.
Just this week I purchased my first top in this gorgeous hue and it has left me wanting more.
Since it is such a fabulous color and my closet is a little sparse in this section of the color wheel I know I'll have no problem finding a few more options.

Stop by {Long Distance Loving} to see the rest of the bright and cheery posts.

Happy Friday and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

{images via Pinterest}

Thursday, March 1

Country Meets Urban

This week on Houzz there was an article titled Country Style Get An Urbane Update which had me extremely excited to check it out. 
Especially after seeing the images above.
I usually lean towards an eclectic look but have always loved the look of a big farmhouse kitchen.
So maybe, I am little Urban Country in my taste ... what catches my eye changes from day to day.
In the article you will find things like why barns were painted red and even how to make your own sliding barn doors.

So what do you think?
Could you see yourself living in an updated barn?

{images via Houzz}