Cocktail Hour | Mojitos


Cocktail Hour Mojitos

Sunday evening was so nice here in Ventura and it was my parent’s last day before they had to fly home to chilly Wisconsin. Earlier that day we stopped by the Channel Islands Farmer’s Market to grab some fresh produce for the week and I stumbled upon some mint that smelled so divine I just grabbed some without any intentions of knowing what I was going to do with it.

After we labored around the house and finished some DIY projects, a refreshing cocktail is just what we needed and the classic Mojito was the perfect way to utilize the fresh mint.  The Mojito is often known as the “Cocktail of Cuba,” but history can’t agree upon who officially came up with the drink. Some believe Sir Francis Drake is responsible while others claim it was crafted by the slaves who worked the sugar cane fields. Whoever it was … thank you for introducing this delicious cocktail to all of us!

Blog / Style & Beauty

Color Crush // Yellow


color crush yellow

1. Yellow Tulips 2. Kate Spade Saturday Weekender Bag 3. ikat Pillows 4. Kate Spade Saturday ‘The Weekend’ Planner 5. Poppin’ Desk Accessories 6. Positive Affirmation Quote 7. Michael Kors iPhone 5 Case 8. eos Lip Balm in Lemon Drop 9. Michael Kors ‘Selma’ Satchel 10. lia sophia ‘Interval’ Bracelet 11. lia sophia ‘Tightrope’ Bracelet

Lately it seems that I cannot get enough of yellow! It’s not that I ever disliked the color before, but was never really drawn to it as a color I could relate to or incorporate into my lifestyle. Well that whole theory went out the window and now it’s a full-fledge major color crush.

Blog / Organization

The Hunt For The Perfect Notebook


First things first … not all notebooks are created equal. Some might consider me a connoisseur of notebooks considering that at any given time there may be 10-12 of them in use. They all differ in functionality and purpose, but contain the same end-goal in mind …. help keep me organized and quite frankly, sane.

Noteworthy Notebooks

 1. Molly Jacques Notepad 2. Kate Spade Saturday Notebook Set 3. May Designs Custom Notebook 4. Darling Design Gold Foil Notebook 5. Currently Unavailable, similar fashion notebook here 6. Chevron Notebook by 7. Emily Ley Ombre Notebook 8. Smythson ‘Work Hard Play Hard’ Notebook

For quite awhile I was pretty loyal to Martha Stewart’s small and large notebooks that you could buy at Staples, but on my last visit I was extremely saddened to see that they decided to no longer carry them. So the hunt for the perfect notebook started once again.


Link Love!



Honestly, some of my favorite things to share are what other people are doing! I figure, why keep this great stuff to myself? If I love it, then I’m thinking maybe you will too!

heart_nobck   Anybody else ready for a tropical vacation? Here are some great packing essentials.

heart_nobck  After getting mentally packed for vacation, who’s ready for a delicious Beer Margarita?

heart_nobck I love everything created by Inslee, including this fab drawing about a linen company.

heart_nobck Seriously in love with the styling of Alaina’s Chicago apartment featured on The Everygirl!

heart_nobck Learn how to travel & still look stylish with Victoria from vmac & cheese.

heart_nobck I’m at LuckyFABB and you can be too! Here’s a great place to see everyone’s snapshots!


30 Gifts For 30th Birthday


Celebrate a milestone birthday by gifting someone special a box full of 30 gifts for their 30th birthday! It doesn’t have to be expensive, just get creative and festive and they are sure to love it. For all the gift ideas click to read more or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Is someone in your life about to embark on celebrating their milestone 30th Birthday?!?! Show them how much you love them by celebrating with 30 gifts for 30 years. That’s right, they get one big box full of 30 little gifts where the fun never stops.

30th Birthday Gift Idea — 30 Gifts for 30 Years | Modish and Main

30th Birthday Gift Idea — 30 Gifts for 30 Years | Modish and Main

30th Birthday Gift Idea — 30 Gifts for 30 Years | Modish and Main

30th Birthday Gift Idea — 30 Gifts for 30 Years | Modish and Main

30th Birthday Gift Idea — 30 Gifts for 30 Years | Modish and Main

30th Birthday Gift Idea — 30 Gifts for 30 Years | Modish and Main

Thinking of one gift to get someone for their birthday can sometimes be hard enough, try thinking of 30 gifts! I shopped with a plan in mind and knew I was going to mix high and low price points as it was more about the thoughtfulness that went into each of the selections than the overall price tag.

Blog / Lifestyle

The Launch of Modish and Main


 The wait is finally over, the Modish & Main lifestyle blog has officially launched!

Creating a blog has been on my “wishlist” for quite some time now and I’m so excited to be able to share with you my love of fashion, beauty, home décor, organizing, pets and so much more. To learn more about me, why I created the blog and some of my favorite things check out the new website,

Modish and Main Cateogories

Nate Berkus Book // Altuzarra Cocktail Glasses (similar available here) // Julep ‘Alicia’ Nail Polish // Zara Embroidered Clutch // Russell & Hazel ‘Luck’ Notecards // Kendra Scott ‘Brighton’ Earrings

I am so excited to start this journey with all of you and suggest subscribing to the blog to ensure you receive the latest post, exciting news & updates, guest collaborations, giveaways, etc!