Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter and Weekend



How fun are these color block Easter eggs from the Land of Nod blog? And, they incorporated one of my favorite colors, mint! Pure genius!

Look at this lovely Easter tablescape from migonishome. That centerpiece is made from a pallet! So colorful and crafty!


I don't do much around my home for spring or Easter, but I sure could use this stenciled sign from The Happy Scraps! Love the twine detail!

Do you have a favorite spring flower? Tulips remind me of the presence of spring and Easter. I'll be grabbing a bunch while I'm out today to brighten my home! 

Looking forward to a weekend of friends, family, delicious food, and Easter service on Sunday morning. Do you have big plans as well?

HAPPY EASTER






Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Welcome to Conneticut

 
 
Victoria Hagan, you are one lucky lady to call this place home!
 
 
The dark gray sofas paired with whites and creams makes for such a relaxed feel in this space. The minimal touches of green are perfection.
 
 
And take my breath away again!
 
The pop of pink really works!
 
Charming and rustic
 
Do you like an all white kitchen?
 
 
 
She kept a dose of color for the powder room. The wallpaper is gorgeous!
 
So, are you ready to move to Conneticut yet?
 
 
All images via
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Recent IKEA Greatness








Strandmon Wing Chair /Gray Ribba Frame

On a recent trip to IKEA I spotted some new items! At least they are new to me because I've been avoiding the crazy packed store for a while. What got me most excited was to see all the Ribba frames now in high gloss gray! Man does this save me time and money now from having to spray paint frames gray!

I also about died when I saw the wall clock in mint! Oh hello love!! I haven't purchased it yet, but it's definitely on my radar now!

Have you seen anything recently that caught your eye at IKEA? 

Monday, March 25, 2013

DIY Glitter Pencil Cup




While reading The Everygirl I was inspired by this post to make my own glitter pencil cup. Being the pen hoarder I am, it's nice to have a fun way to display my pens and have them at reach when needed. 


You'll need:
A clear cup (mine is from Dollar Tree)
White Acrylic Paint
Paint Brush
Mod Podge
Glitter
2 Plates



I gave my cup 3 coats of paint to completely cover with no brush strokes.


After the paint was completely dry and dipped the glass upside down into the Mod Podge on my plate. Make sure and pull it straight up to prevent any running or smearing. 


Next dip the glass into your pile of glitter. I twirled the glass in circles to make sure it was fully coated. 


Lift  up and gently use your fingers to push any loose pieces of glitter into the Mod Podge on the glass.  

And that's all. Now you have a sparkly new desk accessory! 










Saturday, March 23, 2013

Get Social Sunday





Happy Weekend! Sorry there was no party last week. I was definitely not in the partying mood as I came down with a bug and was very sick! Much better this weekend and ready to see all your creations though!
 So, lets link up your magical creations for the 29th edition of get Social Sunday! Every week I enjoy browsing through the links and seeing how creative other bloggers are! 
Thank you to everyone that continues to party with us and spread the word! You can continue to link up anything you desire!  I want to see everything you've been up to! 

The rules are simple:
1. Follow your host on the right side bar. That would be me!! :)
2. Link up your favorite post or two.
3. Stick around and check out other awesome blogs!
4. Tell you friends about Get Social Sunday and tell them to tell their friends!
5. Come back each Sunday through Tuesday and link up.
That's all! Easy peasy! 
Now enjoy meeting new blog friends!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I Have a Thing for White




 Do you have a thing for white? Lately, I am loving white walls. They have such a fresh feel. White walls paired with color on the ceilings are fabulous as well! I recently painted our guest room Sea Pearl by BM and transformed the space into a guest room as well as my office. It's really working for me.
I ordered this upholstered bed. It's been sitting in my hallway since last Friday. The hubs was going to put it together on Sunday, then a bug hit me and I was on my death bed. Ok, not really, but that's what it felt like. So, this weekend I can't wait to tear open the box and see the new gray, tufted goodness in person against my fresh white walls. Paired with white bedding, I hope it looks cool and crisp!
In addition to white walls, I'm kind of becoming obsessed with all white lamps. I'm thinking a pair like these would look insane in my home somewhere. The long neck and gold accents are divine!
Here they are in the fabulous new living room of Erin Gates.


Such a comfortable but yet stylish and refined space.

Have you jumped on the white bandwagon yet? Can you stray away from color on your walls to go more neutral?





Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My Drugstore Finds









Here's a few of my favorite products that I purchase on a regular basis and couldn't live without! 
Have you tried any of these items? What are your go to products?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hello Jonathan Adler


Have I been living in a hole or what? I just discovered Jonathan Adler's new Happy Chic line for JC Penny. I opened up Pinterest this morning and there were many of his new items being pinned. I quickly switched over and started perusing the colorful and pattern packed items.
There are many accessories I would like to own, but in all honesty, the kitchen collection might be my favorite. The white greek key items are making me drool along with the gray napkins. Seems like a trip to JC Penny might be in my near future!




Are any of these items catching your eye? 

Friday, March 15, 2013

St.Patricks Day Mantle



St.Patty's Day is a few days away so I added a bit of green to our mantle. I kept things simple, but I did DIY the shamrock garland.  



I picked up the shamrocks from The Dollar Tree and used white and gold twine I had leftover from this valentines garland. It took about 10 minutes to punch 2 holes in each shamrock and thread the twine through. 


I like the punch of green and bit of sparkle it adds to the mantle! It really feels like spring is in the air!

HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Vacation Recap




Back in January we were fortunate enough to visit the very remote island of Nevis in the French West Indies. We stayed at the Four Seasons Resort which was the perfect spot for honeymooners. It was very quiet and romantic. 


When the water was calm it was so clear! 


This was our last day and we were sad to leave!

The sunsets were a sight to see! Nothing but water as fas as the eye could see!

We went out on a catamaran to snorkel, but ended up just hanging out in the water with noodles because the fish were scarce.



We braved the jungle and went zip lining which was scary and exhilarating all at the same time! 

That's me! Such an attractive pose! I was bracing for the landing!



Shipwrecked was the spot to be! There was great fish tacos and tons of monkeys!


The monkeys were chowing down on sugar cane.

Me and the hubs after too much sun! And Coronas!!

The island was so gorgeous and lush! Definitely a site to see! 







Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New Nate Berkus Love



While on one of my many weekly trips to Target I noticed Nate's new collection on shelves. Man, is he a genius! While my Target didn't have the whole line, online does so I went ahead and ordered the gold dipped vase. Hopefully the products will continue to trickle into the stores so I can see everything in person. 

Have you seen the new line at your Target? If so, what caught your eye?



Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Colors of Spring

Well, hello lovers!!
 

 
Which ones are you drooling over? Oh, all of them. Me too!!
 
I think I'll take the Blue Nile or Derby Green pair. Either way, great color names!


Monday, March 11, 2013

Life in Instagram Lately


Found some leftover paint from the office project and went to town on a new gallery wall.

Why not play with an umbrella inside?

My roots are gone!

Project office redo is complete with fresh white walls.

My silly bug is 27 months now and loving school!

Keeping my wardrobe bright and fun with polka dots.

My precious puppy.

I've made a pack to cook more at home and I started with cabbage!

3 generations- do we look alike?!


Who doesn't like chocolate and strawberries?!

Added a new rug, sheepskin, and leopard to my office.

My diy fashion board

Moms dining room got restyled and a new pair of lamps

How fun are these dipped shovels and pots from J Crew!


What have you been up to lately?

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Get Social Sunday





Happy Weekend! Is it Spring break where you are? The weather here is so dreary that it certainly doesn't feel that way here. I guess when it's crummy outside that means time to sit inside and blog! Right?! 
Now it's time to link up your magical creations for the 28th edition of get Social Sunday! Every week I enjoy browsing through the links and seeing how creative other bloggers are! 
Thank you to everyone that continues to party with us and spread the word! You can continue to link up anything you desire!  I want to see everything you've been up to! 

The rules are simple:
1. Follow your host on the right side bar. That would be me!! :)
2. Link up your favorite post or two.
3. Stick around and check out other awesome blogs!
4. Tell you friends about Get Social Sunday and tell them to tell their friends!
5. Come back each Sunday through Tuesday and link up.
That's all! Easy peasy! 
Now enjoy meeting new blog friends!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Happy Weekend and Spring Break



Do you have any exciting weekend or Spring Break plans? The weather is supposed to be crummy here which means no outdoor time! 

I've been thinking about a new dresser for Ava's big girl room. I'm thinking about this one or maybe this lower priced version with gold hardware. 



Also, been drooling over this art print from Minted. The colors would add a nice punch above A's big girl bed.

In shopping news, J Crew is still having a sale on tees and shorts.


I love their 3" chino shorts and this season they introduced a 4" chino which I'm stoked about. 
I picked up this royal blue pair before our trip in January. 
This color also grabbed my attention:
Since it's chilly and rainy here this weekend I won't be busting out my shorts for a while. I am so ready to transition my wardrobe though! Hurry up warm weather. 

HAPPY WEEKEND! 
HOPE ITS WARM WHERE YOU ARE!