Monday, March 3, 2014

We've Moved!

Hello! I am so excited to announce the official re-launch of Paytington & Co! Please come visit us at

Friday, February 28, 2014

Here Comes the Sun

Though it’s probably going to snow all weekend and then turn to ice by Monday, it has been sunnier than usual this week. I truly cannot remember the last time it was sunny three days in one week; it was probably October. To make the sun’s appearance even better, Ravinia released their summer 2014 schedule yesterday and I couldn’t be more excited. To me, Ravinia is the pinnacle of summer activities--hello romantic picnics and wonderful music! Dan and I are going to try and go once a week this summer.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I’ll be finishing up several small projects for the Paytington & Co. launch on Monday and trying my best to maintain a respectable-level of tipsy during the WCBC Oscars Party. Cheers! 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Winter Blues

Dress: Langford Market // Shoes: Jessica Simpson // Necklace: Anthropologie (similar here) // Earrings: Vintage 

I’ve been in the market for a new maxi dress for some time now and found just the one I was waiting for last week at Langford Market on Diversey. I loved the simplicity of the dress and the flattering neckline made it a done deal. Paired with one of my favorite Anthropologie necklaces and red pumps for a pop of color, I decided it’d be the perfect outfit for the WCBC Oscars party this coming Sunday. Even though it’s styled for winter, I have no doubt it’ll be perfect with coral accessories on a chilly, spring evening.  Here’s hoping for spring weather sooner rather than later!

P.S. We are becoming Paytington and Co. on Monday!  

//Photography by Megan//

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

How To: Clean Your Wooden Cutting Board

One of my favorite DIY secrets is for cleaning wooden cutting boards and other kitchen tools with a grainy surface. To clean, pour one line of course salt and one line of baking soda across the wooden surface. With a semi-juiced lemon, scrub the wooden board moderately hard, mixing the salt and baking soda with the lemon juice. Once the wooden board is thoroughly covered in the lemon/salt/baking soda mixture, let it rest for at least five minutes before gently rinsing with water and thinly coating with polishing oil. Not only does your cutting board smell better, it is disinfected and ready to use again! This quick and easy DIY project makes me feel better about cutting vegetables the day after we make chicken stir-fry J

P.S. We are becoming Paytington and Co. on Monday!