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Modern Flea Market Inspired Home Tour

If there is anything that photographer Danielle Poff knows, it’s how to shoot beautiful spaces and make the people behind them sparkle. Whether it’s this gorgeous anniversary or the adorable, entirely laid back chic home below, it seems that she sees beauty in the simplest of moments. I hope you guys all find as much inspiration in this home and in this wedding shoot as I have. More home pics here!

From Vanessa…I’m inspired by a lot of things. I love nature and it’s organic state, flowers, animals, the beach. I love art. I try to incorporate all that in my decor. Anything that’s beautiful inspires me.

My favorite places to shop are thrift stores and flea markets, because you can find interesting and unique things for a good price. I like to mix old and new together because I find that it keeps homes fresh. My favorite shop in SLO is Ruby Rose for vintage things.

My rug is from Ikea, another place I love to shop at. My coffee table came from a neighbor who was getting rid of it. I sprayed painted it gold, took the glass off and replaced it with wood. My turquoise cups are from Goodwill!

Photography: Danielle Poff Photography

Classic Blueberry Pie + A First Birthday Party!

Recently my little guy turned ONE! I’m still kind of in shock over the whole situation… but I knew we had to throw an amazing first birthday party regardless. Liam LOVES blueberries. They are by far his favorite food. He could eat blueberries morning, noon, and night. So for his first birthday I figured it would only be appropriate to throw him a blueberry inspired Birthday party.

The lovely ladies over at Mint Space Design put together all of the final touches to make his day extra special!

Blueberry pies are perfect for just about every occasion (just ask Liam). They are super easy to make, and look so pretty. This is my super simple blueberry pie recipe:

Classic Blueberry Pie
prep time
20 Minute/s
cook time
50 Minute/s
total time
1 Hour/s 10 Minute/s
Serves 0Ingredients
  • 1c White Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3-4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 pre made pie crusts (the kind that you can roll out) - or you can totally make your own!
  • Whites of 1 egg (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl cover your blueberries with the sugar mixture.
  4. Line a pie dish with one pie crust. Pour mixture into the crust.
  5. Cut remaining pastry into 1 inch wide strips, and make lattice top.
  6. (This step is optional, but gives the crust a shiny, sparkly effect) Brush Top with egg whites, and sprinkle with white sugar.
  7. Bake pie on bottom shelf of oven for about 50 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

This recipe can also be used to make adorable Mini-Pies. For the Mini Pies you will need about 15 mini pie tins, and an additional pie crust. Simply follow the instructions above, and using your mini pie tin as a guide, cut out the pie crust for each mini pie. Mini pies are a bit more time consuming, but they are really perfect for individual servings of pie! The recipe above yields about 15 mini pies.

Photography: Lisa Dolan Photography | Event Design: Mint Space Design | Pies: Lisa Dolan Of Lisa Dolan Photography

Lisa Dolan

Contributing Editor: Food & Recipes
Lark & Linen Bedroom Get the Look + A GIVEAWAY!

As I mentioned in my home tour, our bedroom was a labour of love. It went through a few different itterations before my designer heart was happy. Now, our bedroom is calm and serene and the perfect mix between high and low. And in case you’re looking to get a similar feel in your own home, I thought I’d break down all the pieces (and offer a pretty fabulous giveaway to boot!)


Ah, yes. It still makes me grin from ear to ear! But before I go I want. no. NEED. to take a quick moment to introduce you to the world of Crane & Canopy. They sweetly sent me a set of their Linden bedding and my life has been forever changed (seriously though). It’s so luxurious and so wonderful and I feel like such a grown up. So I practically begged them into giving away a duvet cover and sham set of your choice to one supremely lucky reader. And, no surprise because they’re kind of amazing, they obliged! Simply enter below:

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Sweet dreams! xoxo

Bedroom Photography: Heidi Lau Photography | Interior Design: Lark & Linen Interiors | Throw Pillows: Rebecca Atwood | Duvet Cover + Shams: Crane & Canopy | Knot Bed Sheets: Serena & Lily | Area Rug: RugsUSA | Lamps: Serena & Lily | Nightstands: Ikea | Nightstand Hardware: Anthropologie | Candle: Illume | Alarm Clock: Pottery Barn | Wooden Figure: Ikea | Candle:  Illume