Another week has come and gone, and it was a cold one… weather wise, of course! When it came to seeking out our inspiration, all of our favorite blogs and sites kept us warm and cozy.

Our favorite way to distract ourselves from the cold is obvious- shopping! And thanks to the girls of To and From Magazine, we had a blast picking out Valentine’s Gifts from their latest issue… and may have purchased a few things for ourselves, too!

It’s no secret that in addition to shopping, the Rue gals have a penchant for beauty products. Major thanks to Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere for sharing her favorite lipsticks! We officially feel glamorous.

When the temperature drops and the weather is grey, we believe bringing bright colors into your home is the easiest way to channel summer. We love how these cupboards (DIYed by A Beautiful Mess) channel the deep blue of the Mediterranean.

With the Mediterranean on the mind, we couldn’t help but get the travel bug. And while a plane ticket isn’t quite in our budget, we can still dream of lounging at the stunning Vidago Palace. And while we were dreaming? We made sure to give you tips on how to recreate it’s luxurious style in your own home.

With the weekend finally upon us, we are so ready to curl up with a good book. Of course, we’ll get hungry… so we can’t wait to whip up this Lentil Soup from Smitten Kitchen. Bon Appétit!