Summer Vegetables with Sausage and Potatoes: Made this dish this week and it has jumped to the top of my “go to weekday meals” list! Yum! -AI

Summer Vegetables with Sausage and Potatoes: Made this dish this week and it has jumped to the top of my “go to weekday meals” list! Yum! -AI

I have a really unhealthy interest in Louboutin’s and this picture does not help me! Cute overload! -AI
(image via Style Me Pretty)

I have a really unhealthy interest in Louboutin’s and this picture does not help me! Cute overload! -AI

(image via Style Me Pretty)

New song obsession of the week! Black Keys: Little Black Submarine. Yum. -AI

Copious.com

Have you girls heard of this? I just stumbled on it when catching up on Oh Joy’s blog. From what I can tell, it’s like an uber-visually appealing online garage sale! Give it a look! Oh Joy has some cuuuute stuff on her page! -AI

Willfilled

Well friends, I feel a little dirty posting this on LWS but seeing as things have been a little quiet over here I thought I’d share what I’ve been up to. I always intended for LWS to be a place where we ladies could share some fun finds and daily inspiration with each other. But, I got the urge to expand and share more of my misc. ramblings, inspirations and perhaps even some of my design work.

So, I created a little personal blog called “Willfilled.” (Named in part because I love a play on words; because it’ll be filled with random thoughts from me, Nikki Will; and because… well, I suppose I can be kind of willful — ie: ‘headstrong,’ or ‘intent on having one’s own way’ — and what better outlet than your own space? Hah!)

Willfilled was born after I decided I should be more constructive with my time spent mindlessly perusing the web, so I thought a blog would be a good place for me to channel some of that energy. Right now it’s a pretty random collection of things and I have a feeling it’ll be constantly evolving, so we’ll see what happens!

Feel free to check it out if you’re interested! Love, Nik

AIDS Memorial Quilt project

You can zoom in. Pretty moving. ~LP

The fabulousness is too much for me. -AI

The fabulousness is too much for me. -AI

How cool is this print? “I have no regrets.” Love it. -AI

How cool is this print? “I have no regrets.” Love it. -AI

Basil-mint mojitos (from Heart of Light) 
 (makes just under 7 cups, serves 8 tipsily)  about 3 cups basil + mint, loosely packed 1/2 cup superfine sugar (or regular, but superfine dissolves well) 3.5 cups light rum 2 cups fresh lime juice sparkling water (about 1 cup, possibly a bit more) Muddle sugar and herbs with a small amount of rum. Add remaining rum and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to several hours. Strain the herbs out, stir in the lime juice. Add sparkling water to taste and serve over ice.
***This looks incredible and must be made immediately! -AI

Basil-mint mojitos (from Heart of Light)

(makes just under 7 cups, serves 8 tipsily)

about 3 cups basil + mint, loosely packed
1/2 cup superfine sugar (or regular, but superfine dissolves well)
3.5 cups light rum
2 cups fresh lime juice
sparkling water (about 1 cup, possibly a bit more)

Muddle sugar and herbs with a small amount of rum.
Add remaining rum and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to several hours.
Strain the herbs out, stir in the lime juice.
Add sparkling water to taste and serve over ice.

***This looks incredible and must be made immediately! -AI

London-based illustrator Kate Wilson has some cute and quirky illustrations on her blog, little doodles. This peplum piece filed under “strange fashion” made me laugh and I think a “what’s in my bag” display is much more fun when it’s illustrated. Check out her blog for more whimsical doodles. Love, Nik

The Nine Healthiest Alcoholic Drinks

Sad Dark ‘N’ Stormys didn’t make the list, but happy that a number of my other faves did! Plus, Mimosas FTW! Who’s ready for brunch?! Love, Nik

20 Most Beautiful Museums in the World

I’ve got 4. But only remember two— everything I saw in France was 14 years ago… omg. We’re old. ~LP

How cuuuute are these carafes? Want! -AI

How cuuuute are these carafes? Want! -AI

Finally, a Way to Stop Getting Those Dumb Yellow Pages

Yellow Pages is finally wising up to the amount of waste their giant phonebooks cause and are now allowing consumers to cancel delivery via a new opt-out website. HALLELUJAH! Love, Nik

The 'Busy' Trap

I just read this article from The New York Times about the trap we impose on ourselves and each other: you know, the "busy" trap.

I am totally guilty of constantly declaring how busy I am and could absolutely do a better job of cutting back and/or filling the time with things I enjoy doing more. As the author concludes, “Life is too short to be busy.” Definitely something I need to work on. Thought it was a good opinion piece and food for thought! Love, Nik