Posted on April 23, 2014
Step 1: Raid your dad’s/brother’s/boyfriend’s/friend’s closet. Any men’s tee will work! For this post we borrowed some vintage Harley Tees from our friends over at Duck and Cover.
Step 2: Layer on some jewelry! Apply generously!
Step 3: Find the balance. To give your look a touch of femininity, add a red lip, a unique belt, large brimmed hat, or tassel shawl.
Step 4: Let your inner lioness out and let those tresses go wild! Flip your head over, give your hair a good spray, and rough it up. You didn’t just roll outta bed this fabulous, but you’d like for people to think you did!
Step 5: Get on with yo bad self!
Shirt: Vintage, Pants: Model’s own, Tassel Shawl: Urban Outfitters, Sunnies: Forever21, Jewelry: Vintage
Rock on babes!
Photos by Lauren Scotti , special thanks to Hannah Robinson for modeling!
Posted on March 29, 2014
Terribly sorry that we haven’t posted in quite some time, life is crazy! Lauren and her husband Daniel recently got back from an incredible vacation to Switzerland (just wait til you see her pics! *drool*), and my husband Jared and I have been keeping busy with our new Bluetick Coonhound puppy Tucker who we rescued! But don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about our lovely blog followers!
A few months ago we had a small gathering with our closest friends full of food, laughter, music, games, and tasty homemade desserts! We are so thankful to have such genuine, loyal, caring, people in our lives. We are better together, and we couldn’t be more thankful to the Lord for bringing such joy into our lives through these friendships!
Here are some photos from the night in our cozy cottage in Modjeska Canyon!
For anyone that knows me I’m a total DIY-freak! I love the color Indigo and wanted to incorporate it into our table décor somehow, so I ran to Joann’s fabric store, cut a few napkin squares of a luscious indigo cotton fabric, and splattered bleach on the squares. After giving them a quick rinse in the washing machine, and a bounce in the dryer, we had beautiful cloth napkins!
I really wanted a “living” table centerpiece, loaded up with fresh flowers and veggies. After browsing my local Sprouts, I came home with some fat artichokes, mushrooms, and long, soft, purple brush flowers. I found some moss from Michael’s Craft Store to use as filler, and grabbed some mismatched bottles and vases around the house. Lastly, living in the canyon, there’s plants/bushes/trees everywhere…like they’re literally taking over our house (which I love). I went for a quick walk around the cottage and gathered all kinds of greens, berry branches, pinecones, and twigs, to complete the look.
Here’s a peek around our living room. The vintage American flag is one of my favorite antiques we’ve collected. We found it folded up in the corner of an antique shop and got it for a steal of $40! It’s definitely been through some wear and tear, I’m sure it holds some incredible stories and secrets. It’s only got 48 stars on it which I think is pretty cool too! I’m an avid thrifter, so almost everything else you see is from various antique or thrift stores. Our coffee table is a child’s wooden toy box, with some tattered Aesop Fables books on top. You can’t see it so well, but the chair on the far right is my favorite sitting spot. It’s a faded yellow velvet parlor chair that had all sorts of rips in it, so we got it for $15! We put a sheepskin on the seat to spruce it up a bit.
I am a strong supporter of homemade goods and crafts, so naturally I had to buy the adorable mountain pillow you see on our couch from Three Bad Seeds! It’s my favorite pillow in our house! I want like a million more, they’re SO cute!
Almost my entire mom’s side of the family is Comanche, so as long as I can remember, we’ve owned and acquired Native/Comanche items here and there. I’m really proud of my heritage, and enjoy collecting Comanche crafts and different goods from various tribes (don’t buy the fake crap from Urban Outfitters, support your local tribal artisans!). Most of it has been accumulated over the years from the powwows we attend every few months.
One of the hawk feathers in the jar on the left was awarded to my deceased uncle by our tribe, for special services. It’s very dear to me. The other is from one of the turkeys that live down the street haha!
As you can see we have a ton of geodes all over our house! I have been collecting geodes and gems for a while now, and turn them into living decorative vessels by adding an airplant. They look like little meteorites that have delicate green aliens growing from their glistening caverns. They’re a unique decorative piece for a coffee table or can be used as a bookend, and make the perfect gift for that one friend with the black thumb! Check them out in my Etsy shop here: Mineral&Sage
Lauren and her hubby Daniel…
Lauren is an AMAZING photographer! See more of Lauren’s work here: Lauren Scotti Photographer
Have a blessed week!
Posted on January 15, 2014
(Hannah) + I’ve been feeling really crafty with gold-leaf lately, brushing its flaky goodness onto just about everything. This week, sweet Jenna from my high school Life Group Bible study agreed to be my guinea pig for a fun little film experiment. We pinned live flowers in her hair, and brushed gold leaf on her eyelids and eyebrows. All photos were taken on my vintage Sears film camera. Enjoy! +
Posted on September 13, 2013
Today’s DIY project was super fun for us, and we’re so excited to share it with you! We love eclectic and unique art, housewares, and décor, so we loved giving these little critters a flashy glow. We’re bringing these children’s toys outta the toy box and into the design world! Talk about evolution!
Here’s what you’ll need! (We found everything at Michael’s Craft Store!) :
1) A crisp white frame. With white matting (8×10)
2) Gold spray paint
3) Small, plastic, animal figurines
4) A hot glue gun and glue sticks
5) A drop cloth to catch rouge spray paint droplets (we used a trash bag!)
6) Sponge brushes for touchups
7) An X-Acto knife
Step 1: Use the X-Acto knife to cut the tail end off of each animal figurine
Step 2: Place the figurines on a drop cloth or plastic, outdoors, spaced apart. Allow ample time for your figurines to dry before turning them over to spray the other areas.
Step 4: Map out where you want to glue your figurines. Our frame was 8x10in so we spaced them horizontally at 2, 4, and 6 inches. And then vertically at 2.5, 5, and 7.5 inches Step 5: Glue! You only need a little bit, smaller than a dime size. Allow the hot glue to set for about 10 seconds after it hits the paper otherwise you’ll melt your animal! Gently attach your animal figurine and hold it there for 25 seconds.
Happy crafting! xoxo
Posted on June 27, 2013
Lauren- my husband and I just celebrated our one year anniversary and decided to head to the pacific northwest! we stayed in the cutest little city called Ballard. i fell in love with it the moment we got there.
seattle, you gloomy city, you have my heart. can’t wait to go back!
enjoy the city through my lens.
fun fact: hannah and my wedding anniversary is actually a year and 1 day off…best friends club!
we also had the chance to have professional pictures taken by one of my favorite photographers, Andria Lindquist!
Posted on June 8, 2013
Hannah – Recently my husband and I had the opportunity to spend some time together on vacation in Big Sur for our 3 year anniversary! Here’s a peek into what I packed!
We stayed at an incredible place called “Treebones” Eco Resort. Treebones sits nestled among a lush mountainside overlooking miles of the Pacific. The view is INCREDIBLE, but what you really pay for is the exclusivity and peacefulness. Every morning we awoke to the soft barking of sea lions in the distance, among the sweet songs of California song birds. Treebones is completely off the grid. For electrical needs they utilize clean burning micro turbines developed in California. All excess energy is recycled and used to heat the pool/spa and bathroom floors. Treebones serves fruits and veggies from their on-site garden, and supports local growers. Anything not eaten, becomes compost or chicken meal. An eco-traveler can choose from a variety of accommodations; yurts, treehouses, campsites, or even a human-sized bird nest! We stayed in a Sibley tent, but I would recommend any of the accommodations at Treebones, each is a unique experience! Treebones is the perfect vacation spot for those looking to relax while reducing their carbon footprint!
Big Sur is literally the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen. Add it to your bucket list if you have yet to experience it!
Thank you Treebones! We’ll be back soon!
Posted on May 29, 2013
Welcome to our blog Pine & Magnolia! Our names are Lauren Scotti and Hannah Rich, and we are the co-owners of this blog! We love food, travel, fashion, nature, crafting, and art! We live our lives for our Savior, Jesus Christ…Anything you see on our blog, is a result of the blessings God has given us. We are so excited to venture into this creative space together, and we hope you enjoy it too! xx
-Get to know us!-
HANNAH RICH (on the right!)
Tell us a little about yourself: “I am 24 years old, born and raised in Orange County, CA. I work as a Missions/Serving Coordinator for the High School Ministry at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest. I am married to a handsome hunk of a man named Jared; we met at Disneyland, he even proposed there! It was magical!”
Describe yourself in 3 words: “Freespirited, Creative, Adventurous.”
What inspires you? “The sea; it’s so vast and full of mysteries, I will always need to be near the sea. Salt water runs through my veins. My friends; they’re all so unique, caring, and talented. They make me who I am today. Folk music; it immediately takes my heart and mind to the high Sierras, where I’m reminded of the old, musky, and dusty, cabins my father and I would stay in on our fishing trips.”
What will we see from you on this blog? “Lots of nature! My husband and I go camping all the time, and we don’t like to stay in the same place twice! And, fashion! I use my style as a creative outlet in my day to day life.”
LAUREN SCOTTI (on the left!)
Tell us a little about yourself: “I am 24 and grew up in Mission Viejo, and still live here. I have been married to my wonderful husband Daniel for a little over a year and I love it! It has made me a better person, especially in the kitchen. I have taken a new liking to cooking and making some kick ass meals. I am a wedding and portrait photographer for rad, creative people. It is my passion and my love to serve people by photographing them. I love that you can capture a moment in time and relive it 20 years down the road just by looking at a picture. If I could move anywhere in a heartbeat, it would be Seattle. Love me some Pacific Northwest!”
Describe yourself in 3 words: “Rad, Passionate and Creative.”
What inspires you?: “Other people following their passions inspire me to do the same. Blogs and magazines are a huge inspiration for my photography and fashion as well.”
What will we see from you on this blog? “Readers can expect a lot of good looking photos, recipes, fashion and travels from me!”