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Midwest Love

1 Jul

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I had really mixed feeling about Pinterest when I initially signed up. “Another way for us to curate fake, digital lives… yay” was pretty much exactly what I thought. Slash said aloud to anyone that would listen, as I have a tendency to do.

But then this weird thing happened, and Pinterest grew on me – I began to view it less as a channel for showing off my “great taste” (the quotes make that a joke, for anyone quick to judge… that’s what quotes do, OK?) and more of a way to find inspiration for everyday life.

From outfit styling to recipes, I really have found a lot of useful… stuff… on the old pin-board site. And because HJR, if nothing else, is a venue for me to share neat “stuff,” I give you A Few Of My Favorite Pins – a weekly column through which I’ll share what I think are some of the week’s most interesting, inspiring, and straight-up-genius things I’ve found on the Big P. Any maybe, occasionally, because I am Jenny… a good-looking fella. We’ll see.

The Mid-West T pictured above is basically perfect. And I need it, basically now. And it’s less than $20! T-shirt steal. Always a good thing. Pinned from Joanna Goodard’s brilliant Pinterest/blog, and available here.

These candlesticks, available at Urban Outfiitters, are to die for. And, because I’m me, I actually have a tub full of candles just looking for the right candlestick. Don’t ask why.

This white eyelet romper from Zimmermann is exactly what I picture when I think “perfect summer outfit for JR.” Available at Barneys. And therefore out of my price range, natch.

I almost had to catch the drool when I saw these map-tastic walls. Man… I really love maps. I guess photographer Joakim Blockström’s portfolio includes even more images of these walls, but his site’s down. Ah, well.

This is the kind of photo that just stops me in. my. tracks. Can’t even deal with the cool. No idea who took the image because the Tumblr it was found on didn’t source (tsk, tsk) but I plan to find out…

Of course my pal Erin Rudy would have pinned these Jack and Coke slushies, which you can find at Victory Sandwich Bar in Atlanta, GA. Or, you know, make yourself, with a blender. Yum. And cheers!

This fridge, initially via the blog Home and Décor. The color! It’s so dreamy.

These windows at the Columbus Anthropologie store are breathtaking… naturally dyed paper flowers, people!

Now this is camping. Hocking Hills crew… sure we don’t want to do this instead? OK but are you really sure?

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