24 Hours in Atlanta with Condé Nast Traveler

24 Hours in Atlanta www.inhonorofdesign.com

Everytime I say I am done adding things to my plate and simplifying my life, a door opens that beckons I walk through it. When I was asked to be a contributor to Condé Nast Traveler, the door was to irresistible to ignore. Thankful for this opportunity and cannot wait to share all content we have planned!

My first article went up yesterday giving you an hour by hour suggested guide for 24 hrs in Atlanta.
Because anyone who has flown through Atlanta has been stuck here are some point or other, am I right? ;)

Hope you all enjoy it! My dear cousin/kindred spirit is getting married this weekend so I am off to OH at it’s most beautiful time of year! Can’t wait to touch base in my home state and visit with near and dear. Happy weekend!

x, Anna

This photo of The Optimist by Chelsey Heidorn!

Here Comes Autumn with Calypso St. Barth

Calypso St Barth - cashmereChambray Dress // In Honor of DesignChambraysweater dress

We reached the 60′s in the evenings this week, and although the highs were in the 80′s, so naturally everyone in the south deemed it fall weather. On cue the boots were out. I readily admit my midwest roots have been affected by the southern weather over the years and 60 degrees in the morning merits a sweater;)

Had fun teaming up with Calypso St. Barth to style some of their new fall pieces! Favorite aspect of the chambray dress is how easy it is. You feel like your outfit is complete with a long necklace and a pair of booties. The dress does all the work! And the sweater dress….easily something I will wear throughout the next few seasons. Maybe I won’t even take it off because it is so soft.

Should we vote on fall just continuing through winter and skipping it altogether? We’ll come back to that question come January:)

Calypso St. Barth is running their gift card promotion if you want to take advantage! Use Code: GCFALL2014FB for the following deals:
$50 off $300
$150 off 600
$300 off 1000
Note valid on fur, offer expires Sept. 21st!

Chambray Dress photos by Chelsey Heidorn!

Make your own Essential Oil Lip Scrub

Essential Oil Lip Scrub | In Honor of Design | Haley Sheffield Photography www.inhonorofdesign.comEssential oil lip scrub | Haley Sheffield Photography | www.inhonorofdesign.com

I am learning to work essential oils through different aspects of our day to day life. I have a lot to learn though so I was relieved when I found out my friend Casey Wiegand has a site dedicated to all things essential oils! There are some excellent ideas on the blog, she hosts classes, and shares recipe ideas on her new Essential Oils instagram account. I am in!

This is a very simple DIY you can do to help keep you lips from getting too dry, and naturally working in beneficial oils. Just by smelling peppermint it is a tension relief and can help with headaches (I get them easily!), so I use Peppermint for this recipe. However, you can substitute with your favorites like lemon, tangerine, etc.

Essential Oil Lip Scrub
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/4 C. raw or turbo sugar
1 Tablespoon Vitamin E Oil (optional)
2-4 drops essential oil (I suggest wholesale prices)

Mix all ingredients and store in an air tight container.
Rub into lips and wipe off with a washcloth.
Finish with lip balm of choice.

Enjoy your super soft smackers! You can learn the benefits of each oil through Casey’s magazine which is a super helpful visual guide.
x, Anna

In case you missed:
Essential Oil Laundry Detergent
Essential Oil Body Balm

Show stopping Florals by Lindsay Coletta
Photos by the talented Haley Sheffield

*I was not compensated for this post, just firmly believe in passing along things that have been beneficial for me and my family!

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