I want to start by thanking all of you for your entries in our Pieces&Chloe x EMILY ALDER Giveaway. It was so much fun to connect with all of you and spread the word about Pieces&Chloe. Congratulations to the wonderful Dena for winning. I can’t wait to see your custom piece!

This weekend was packed and a bit hectic with Matt getting hit with a nasty cold. We made the most of it though. Did you see Friday’s goods? I will share more on those soon!

Saturday was filled with baseball. Tom’s team, Tuvalu (shout out to our sponsor!), advanced into the finals after a great game. Matt stayed back with the twins while they napped which gave me the opportunity to work in the snack bar and then sit in the stands and watch without running after the twins. They arrived just in time to see us finish with a win. We ended up being there for almost 5 hours, needless to say we wore the kids out. After the game Tom and I spent some time skateboarding together before coming in and making chicken tortilla soup. If you aren’t following on snapchat yet add us to follow behind the scenes (username: emilyrolfing).

Sunday Tom got to go to Big Air with a friend while Matt and I spent time cleaning out the garage. I was able to fill the entire of Matt’s trunk with donations. BEST. FEELING. EVER.

After Tom returned we headed to West Street for some beach time before Sunday evening with grandparents. Once the kids were asleep Matt and I settled in for Game of Thrones. For those who watch, I was sobbing by the end. George RR and the Davids can be so cruel. I won’t say more because, spoilers.

Again, thank you Di for partnering with us and all of you for your entires! I can’t wait to bring in another giveaway.





I’ve spent a lot of time searching Etsy for jewelry styles. I wasn’t sure that I would ever find something totally in-tune with my style—until I stumbled upon Di’s Etsy shop Pieces&Chloe. Her designs are simple, beautiful, stylish, and really freaking cute. I’m always getting comments on them! Using a mixture of metals and macrame, Di’s dainty bracelets are perfect by themselves for a simple statement or for layering.


I’ve had my bracelets (SHYLY + BIG BER) for about a year now, and just made another purchase. Not only am I still in love with each piece, but they are durable enough to keep up with my lifestyle. On a regular day I’m running from the beach to little league baseball, washing dishes, and gardening. I try to be conscious of how much abuse I put my bracelets through, but often times they come along for the ride. And through it all, they are still in great shape. I never want to take them off because I love the way they add style to my wardrobe.


A bit about the work that goes into creating each piece:

“Each bracelet is carefully hand-woven by me using high-quality, color-fast 100% Egyptian cotton cord, gold-filled, sterling silver, rose gold filled, and/or permanent-finish galvanized glass. All materials are lead-free and colorfast. And since all items are handcrafted, no two pieces are exactly alike.”





Now for the really good stuff.  Because I love them, I want to spread the word about Pieces&Chloe.  Lucky for you, we have teamed up to give away one free custom bracelet. For your chance to win, simply enter our giveaway below.  And make sure to favorite Pieces&Chloe on Etsy to keep up with all of her beautiful work. Spread the word to earn more chances to win.
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Image courtesy of EMILY ALDER


Are you ready? Today’s home feature is crazy beautiful. Even better than the 2001 feature film and my teen self LOVED that one. On a serious note, this home is a work of art.

Located on the West Coast of South Africa, the design boasts an open floor plan with clean minimalism while embracing the natural elements of the Cape. Combining my two favorite materials, stark whites with warm woods. The open space connecting the dining area, kitchen, and living space allows for family time and easy entertaining.






beachfront-in-south-africa-on-emilyalder-6-outdoorI mean. All that white and doors opening to the sea. What a dream. I love that with all the openings you can see straight through the home, almost as if it is and invitation to both the home and the sea.

For more information and pictures check out Bureaux Home + Lifestyle feature Blue Lagoon.

Photos by Warren Heath for Bureaux