Monday, August 16, 2010

Stay Tuned Things We Heart Lovers!

Stay Tuned!

We are baking up a couple of projects....

Sooooo we will be taking a short break but we will be back and ready to tickle your fancies as fast as you can say....ummm...Superfragilisticexpialidocious.

P.S. We won't be far away at can always keep up to date with us on Twitter!..We are twitterholics!

Don't be mad! We know we deserve spankings! But we will see you super soon!!!!

xoxo things we heart

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fashion Friday: Love Story....

So yesterday doing a little down time we flipped on Love Story with Ali Macgraw and Ryan O'Neil....

Oh fuck! Tear storm! Really big sobs... And mixed in... Awe at how stylish she is!

Yes, the girl she plays in the movie is pretty darn cute.. But Ali herself, she is style magic.

So we became obsessed, because really? Turbans and slinky, sexy dresses?

Some girls just have that natural instinct for style... Like Oh I didn't even really try... I just thought this would be fun so I threw it on!

Ali My dear, you are that girl.

So today, we are giving you pure fashion inspiration... Run with it and take it where you will.

Sometimes it is nice to just sit and admire fashion and style, like it is art in a museum.

But God help me if I don't find a way to work bright red tights into my fall wardrobe... It is gonna happen, oh yes it will.

We love love, and we love being inspired by any and all avenues of the world...

See, who says you don't learn anything from watching T.V?

XOXO- Things-We-Heart

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Decor to Die For: YUMMMMMM we are obsessively in uber heartland with CHEVRON Patterned Rugs & Decor!!! REPEAT OFFENDER!!!


As much as we lurve to give out our secret of everything that we heart...there are always a few things that we keep as our little secrets ;) hee hee.

As the gorge J.N. says, "Don't give it all away..keep some for you"... but alas we are about to give you a doozy. Because we super heart you!

This obsession with Chevron Stripes and Zig Zags came about for Miss Me and I sometime back while we were searching for rugs for our houses...then she found it... the most amazing, simply perfect, fantastical rug in all of Rug Land.

I threw up a little in my mouth (eeeewww sorry) when I saw it...not out of jealousy (well..maybe a twitty bit..hee hee) but out of total LOVE.

It was like I died and went to Decor Heaven. It was my favorite pattern (weird I mom said ever since JR High, I was into chevron) made into the most awesome rug!

That was began...our Twilight like thirst for all things chevron. And now we bring them to're welcome ;)

Here is the reason this post was made possible... Madeline Weinrib's chevron striped flat weave rug in light red... YUMMMMM.
It's perfect!

This is the kind of rug that will go with almost any decor...well maybe not so much '80s style but almost any decor. It would look amazing on dark wood floors with lighter furniture or maybe even chrome accents.

Ahhhh I no...NEED this rug in my dining or bedroom.

OK, we go...I will move on.

Because I was so crazy in heartville with Miss Me's rug, but couldn't decide what to do...I did a wee bit of searching and found West Elm's answer to the M.W. rad rugs. (say that 5 times fast).

The black and ivory one is pretty amazing and will "jazz" up any room.

Have ugly carpet? Throw this beauty on it and it will anchor the room like you wouldn't believe!
Going for more of an ethnic vibe? The brown and cream one would be great with dark woods and beautiful hanging lanterns.

Speaking of wanting to do an ethnic vibe...this gorgeous Dhurrie rug from Wisteria would be perfect!

Its bright and bold (instead of the old red and gold standbys) and could literally be the only thing you need to give your space a face lift...or space lift (we just made that up-ish...kinda...hmmm maybe not).

Umm...hello amazing wallpaper!

So if you didn't notice or you just don't like wallpaper (cuz you think it's too '80s) it's totally making a comeback. The new papers are bold, slick, chic and absolutely fancy pants gorgeous.

This zebra-esque Zig Zag paper from Wallnut Paper is TDF! The way it takes a bland traditional bathroom and turns it into a designers dream is fantasmic.

That's all it takes really...a few bold walls and it looks like you are the next Ruthie Sommers or Kelly Wearstler. BTW wallpaper is the easiest way to transform the vibe of a room.

There are no words...NONE..that will ever help us to explain our undying love for this room. It's's's like...well... it's AMAZING!

The C.S. drapes are so bold and crisp, even if you didn't have striped walls (super hard to do), they would shmancy your room up.

I showed this to my BF and he actually hearted it too! Wish me luck on getting a room like that in my house. No really...please wish me luck ;). But FYI, I would prob change out the stool and the table...but that wall with those bold chevron drapes is TDF!

Love chevron but not ready to go for it with a rug or on the walls? Try accents of it for a chic look.
Like this gorge chair from who else but Miss Madeline Weinrib.
Such a beautiful piece. So delicate yet it is a statement. It comes in a few colors if the black and white is too bold...oh and if your wallet is a bit loose ;)

Or an amazing pillow (this will prob look familiar if you are a t.w.h. regular) that is sooo beautiful we posted about it in our pillow post!
Throw 1 or 2 on a couch or bed and you are done and done. Chic city here you come.

If sequins are too shmance for is a great one from Twinkle Living.
Yes, Twinkle, the same people that bring you the magical rugs from fun heaven.

I don't know what it is about this pillow that we heart sooo much but what ever it is, it's great! And the price can't be beat (for a designer pillow).

What would a chevron/zig zag post be with out the one...the only... Missoni!!!!!!

This rug is the essence of the beauty of Missoni. How beautiful are the muted pastels married together and bordered in black in their signature zig zag pattern? So striking.

This is literally a piece of art and history. Almost too beautiful to walk on (and prob too $$$ to walk on too) but it was too sexy not to post.
Just use it as inspiration for your own DIY chevron rug!

Have fun! Be brave!

xoxo t.w.h.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Random Hearts: Snuggle lovers

We are gonna keep this one short, simple and sweet.
Last night while I, Miss Me lay snuggling with her 4 year old son watching a silly movie... They were both full of giggles and snuggles when a thought flashed across my mind....

There will never be anything better then this.

There will never be anything better then holding on to someone you love and snuggling up to them.

Nothing is better then a sweet loving snuggle.

Find someone you love, and give them a snuggle today, you will not be sorry.

XOXO- Things-We-Heart

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Yummies: We heart Brinner!

There are few things we heart in this (food obsessed) world more than we heart Brinner...OK...that's a lie...we LOVE to eat so we heart a hole crap load of things...but we uberly heart...Brinner.

You Brunch (ooooh shit we totally heart Brunch!!!) is the time ...and foods...between Breakfast and Lunch? Well Brinner is a smidge different than's actually eating Breakfast FOR Dinner.
What could be better than a stack of Buttermilk Pancakes at 8pm?
Maybe it's the rebel in us that makes us want to eat "breakfast" for dinner...OR maybe it's actually because when it comes to food there should really not be rules...right?!? More fun that way...
From a poll we took...ok...we didn't do a poll but Miss Me and I totally agree one of the best Brinner foods (and best foods on Earth, really) are Huevos Rancheros!

We could literally eat this delish dish at any hour, any moment of any day!
There are tons of ways to make it but if you are at home try this way...

2 eggs- Any way you like 'em
Cheese- Cheddar or jack are the yummiest here
Avocado- Or Guacamole
2 corn tortillas
Black Beans or Refried
Salsa- homemade is best or pick up a great tomatillo from Trader Joes
Assemble any way you like! It's all going down the shoot anyway ;)

So let's stick to eggs shall we? They are light enough to eat any time yet hearty enough to fill you right up!

Got extra asparagus and eggs lying around and don't know what to make for Brinner?
Make a fantastically delicious Asparagus Fritatta!

Sounds hard? Nope not even a little!
The best part of a fritatta? They are suuuper easy to do and hard to mess up ;)

We have always dreamt about making a Quiche. They are soooo cute and savory and shmancy (in a 50's housewife kinda way). And after doing a little research (which consisted of eating a great quiche for Brinner the other night) we found out how doable a quiche is!


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Over medium-low heat melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onions, garlic and broccoli. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft. Spoon vegetables into crust and sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Combine eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in melted butter. Pour egg mixture over vegetables and cheese.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until center has set.

Wanna get shmance? Impress your guests? Try a Breakfast (Brinner) Pizza!

Totally gourmet and crazy easy to do. Your guests will think Martha S catered for you...

Breakfast Pizza
serves as many as you'd like

1 recipe either slow rise pizza dough or thin crust pizza dough or buy your own at the local italian shop
Red or white pizza sauce - recipes here
1 16-ounce tub whole milk ricotta
Several handfuls of fresh herbs
2-3 eggs per pizza
Salt and pepper
Any other toppings you would like

Make the dough and separate into individual balls. Mist with spray oil, cover, and leave overnight. If you're going to cook it the next morning there is no need to refrigerate.

Heat the oven as high as it will go - hopefully at least 550°. Shake out each ball of dough and lay it on a sheet of parchment. Top with everything except the eggs. Put in the oven for 4-5 minutes or until it just begins to brown. Crack the eggs into a cup and slip them onto the pizza. Shake on a little salt and pepper and put back into the oven for another 5 minutes or until the yolk is just set and golden.

Let cool for five minutes then eat!

But the very very uberest way to eat Brinner? A huuuuuge bowl of cereal! right??!?!??!

Soooo perfect and easy!

Wanna pretend to be French like us? Use real yogurt (there should be no more than 3 or 4 ingredients...try greek style) and mix with granola or any cereal you heart.

Top with berries and we will be on our way to share with you in an instant.

Love Brinner sooo super much too? Pick up some of these Brinner Bandages for your cuts and scrapes and show your support ;)

Just remember...who says you can't have french toast (yuummmm) at 9pm and a salad at 8am?

xoxo things we heart

Monday, August 9, 2010

Princess Dew-Drop....

Alright, granted, we can not all be born with a golden glowing complexion with just the perfect sea-spray of freckles dotted across our nose.... Because if we were... Well, think of all those poor super models that would be out of work! The world would be such a horrible place for them if they were forced to be ordinary.

Thankfully though, we can learn from them, or more to the point the genius brains behind their make-up routine...

We are talking to you Gucci Westman.... We hope you hear us and can magically transfer a little of your super powers to us.
Gucci Westman is the woman behind the beautiful women... Well that and she is stunningly pretty herself.

Gucci rose to fame as the international artisitc director for Lancome, who she left in 2008.
She is also the queen bee of the "Dewy look".

You know the barely there glowing from the inside, I'm so young and full of life my warmth is seeping out of my skin look.... Yeah that one...We want it... BAD.

Of course being us... We would mix it with a bold and bright lip... Just to spice things up a little bit.

So, what are the secrets to getting this dewy as a morning rose skin?
We did some investigating and here is what we found.

Step 1.
Wash, wash, wash, Keep your face clean and scrubbed.
Follow our handy acne fighting guide here.

Step 2.
This step is so, so, so important because dry-skin is the enemy. Sun, air, weather, age, the wrong foods, air conditioning, a countless number of forces trying to suck the life and moisture out of your pretty skin.

Make sure you get your neck and decollete areas too... People see that as plainly as they see your face.

This is what Gucci Westman uses on models...

For the rest of us who would love a good moisturizer without breaking the bank,
May we suggest,
Josie Maran's Argan oil... It looks scary but just use it sparingly and let yourself glow!

Step 3.
Place dabs of cover-up where you most need, under the eyes, eyelids, on each side of your nose.... Remember to be light and sparing on this... We are not going full force whole face coverage.
Blend in cover-up with your clean fingers, it works best.
See our concealer list here.

Step 4, 5 & 6.
Once you are all scrubbed, rubbed and blended, you are ready for the finishing touches.

May we suggest, a light coat of warm brown eyeliner on the inner rims of your eyes.

A light layer of creme blush to keep you glowing and peachy,
Miss Me LOVES this one... But you have to have a hand like a butterfly...

Because if you go to heavy you are gonna look like you have your war paint on.
We also love this because you can use it on your lips... Which only makes the color look more natural.

Finish by lightly dusting your face neck and decollete with a little of this on an amazing makeup brush... See our guide here. Key word in that last sentence was LIGHTLY.

Wow look at you! Your so delicious! So dewy and fresh faced... We want to kiss you!

Take your dewy new face out for a spin!
But don't forget your hat!

XOXO- Things-We-Heart