Bathroom Beauties: Vamp Up a Small Space

Vamp up a powder room with bold wallpaper | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: One King's Lane

‘Tis the season for Spring cleaning! After you’ve given your house the royal scrub down, reward a space with a mini-facelift. Bathrooms and powder rooms are prime targets for adding major personality, so go for it! Big color and bold patterns are terrific in small spaces. Check out some of our favorite fixes and try one this season. The hot […]

La Jolla in the Springtime

Black's Beach La Jolla travel guide | Girlfriend is Better
Cliff view above Black's Beach

I’ve lived in some dreamy cities of Southern California, but La Jolla has by far been the dreamiest. Here is a quick travel guide to all of my current favorite spots. Perfect for a stay-cation or weekend getaway! This will in no way constitute a comprehensive list but is a great place to start. There is so much to experience […]

Pajamas: I’m Staying in Them All Day

Pajamas during London FW S17 | Marques ‘ Almeida | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Driely S. for Vogue Magazine

I admit I’ve been a little skeptical of the pajamas craze. But once I saw the photo above from the latest London Fashion Week, I was finally sold. Marques’ Almeida picked the right model to sway me! She is so classic and cool and rocks the look perfectly. It took me this long to buy into it. Some trends just need to […]

Vintage Pyrex Collections for the Kitchen

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Photo courtesy: 8FootSix

Here in Idaho, when the weather drops to -20 degrees, I shut myself in the house and get out the recipe book! Nothing warms a house and a soul like an oven and the smell of something delicious baking. I’m a believer in the idea that a cook transfers a portion of emotion into their meals. Every time I get […]

Jambalaya: Healthy Southern Comfort

Healthy Jumbalaya Recipe | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: The Kitchn

Is healthy Southern comfort an oxymoron?  Not with this recipe!  Since we’re still in the cold weather months, I like to eat my veggies warm.  This jambalaya recipe is a household staple and my kids will even eat the leftovers!  I especially like to cook it in a big cast iron skillet which adds some extra iron into our diets. […]

Penny Loafers for Your Thoughts

Photo courtesy: Free People

Need the perfect girlfriend footwear to go with your new pair of boyfriend jeans? Add a pair of penny loafers to your cart! They are dressy enough for the office and comfortable enough for walking around town. That’s a 2-for! Style Icon: Nancy Drew True confession – I watched Nancy Drew on Netflix (2007) this last weekend and was inspired! […]

Room Dividers Tear Down the Wall

Mid-century modern room dividers + partitions | Istanbul’s Müzedechanga restaurant | Girlfriend is Better
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Growing up as the oldest of 7 kids made me love privacy and large groups of people simultaneously.  There’s something comforting in having some peace and personal space without losing the warm bodies!  Mid-century modern room dividers are the perfect companion for closet anti-socials. The open lattices section rooms off without cutting people off! Exclusive Views Have a great view but […]

Yellow Fashion Ideas to Brighten up Your Day

Yellow fashion ideas to brighten up your day | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Micah Gianneli

Now that we’re in the thick of winter, there’s only one sure way to stave off depression. Add a bright pop of yellow to your outfit! Even if you don’t think yellow is quite your color, it’s easy to add a flash of it. Check out these ideas and add a little sunshine to your life. The sun’s not yellow/ […]

Fame + Reputation: Make an Impact w. Feng Shui

Red, yellow and orange decor | Enhance the fame + reputation center of your home | Feng Shui guide | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Better Homes & Gardens

No matter what you do for a living, first impressions are always important.  A first impression gets your foot in the door, but a good reputation earns repeat business.  Use Feng Shui to help you be more mindful of the impact you have on other people.  Building a good reputation earns respect from adults and children alike. Referral-Based Business Need to build […]

Meditation 101: Try Not to Hallucinate

Meditation 101 | Try not to hallucinate | Girlfriend is Better
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I started to do some light research on meditation and came across a freaky warning! “You might get visions and some of them might be horrible. Stop when it happens.” WTF? I of course took a screen shot of the warning and group-texted it to my mom and sisters. One sister replied, “I was just watching Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon […]

Maxi Skirts to the Max

A study on maxi skirts | Long, flowing, and breezy | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Choies

Spring is coming around the corner and maxi skirts are here to stay! Why are you wearing pants when you could be breezing around in a skirt? A long skirt not only makes you look taller, it’s more comfortable too. Maxi Skirts + Tennies Feet have been suffering for fashion for far too long! Tennis shoes are the perfect footwear […]

Painted Furniture: Grab a Brush + Upcycle!

Lauren Cohan's chic Atlanta apartment and home furnishings decorated by interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn. | Painted furniture | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: domino magazine

Turn a beloved, old, beaten piece of furniture into a treasure with value! Upcycling is the best way to upgrade a desk, dresser, sideboard – you name it! With a little elbow grease and some creativity, painted furniture adds instant charm to any room. Painted Furniture + Personality Rather than paint the entire piece one solid color, get creative! Paint […]