Paint Color Inspiration |

The Infinity Effect

  Historically when deciding on paint colors I’ve always aired on the “light and airy” side. When I last painted my living room in 2010, I had just fallen in love with dove grey. It was bright and far more compelling than paperwhite walls. A few months ago during a Downton Abbey binge I became engrossed […] Read more…

Resolutions 2015 |

Resolutions and Goals for 2015

I used to look at new years as a reminder of all of the things I didn’t accomplish in the year that’s passed, swearing up and down every January that I’d make a change. And every year I’d fail again at my goal for losing weight, getting a different job, finishing school, etc. In an […] Read more…


New Year, New Layout!

Well it has certainly been awhile! I wanted to start this new year off with a fresh new layout and a new approach to the reader’s experience. The new look at How Fantastic isn’t anything revolutionary, but I feel that it’s still a great improvement from the traditional blog layout that was in place. The […] Read more…


Flower Friday: Hydrangeas

In all my Flower Friday posts, I haven’t really played with height. When browsing through the flower mart the other day, I stumbled across these white hydrangeas. I threw in some huckleberry branches and it was a done deal. Flowers from SF Flower Mart: Long Stem Hydrangeas $8.50; Birch Branches $9; Huckleberry Branches $11 Read more…


3-Cheese Fondue

Now that summer has officially come to a close and the temperatures are starting to drop, I thought I’d embrace the change in season the best way I know how, with food. Now fondue isn’t a particularly seasonal food, but as far as comfort foods go, it’s right up there with mint chip ice cream […] Read more…


Flower Friday

Wearing: Ann Taylor Loft Dress; Chinese Laundry “Motion” Wedges, Aldo bag(unavailable online, but on sale in stores now); Forever 21 Nail polish There’s something about the combination of sunflowers with strawflowers that feels like the perfect transitional arrangement as we move into fall. These blooms were picked up from the Farmer’s Market I last mentioned here. They […] Read more…

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