Tuesday, April 22, 2014

MY TOP 10 FAVORITE THINGS: I'M IN-LOVE!



1. Mini Neon Pots
Mini Neon Pots: Black Thumbs Fear Not | Apartment Therapy
These guys are so cute, I love anything that has a succulent in it. 

2.  Mason Jar Love
http://www.hinydesign.com/dev/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/BeachBlues.jpg
I love all the colors, what do you think? which color you like best?


3. Mixed Drinks, Especially Straws

layer different fruit juices into an ice cube tray, freezing each one at a time, and add them to drinks for a pop of flavor #cocktails
Checkout the icecubes!. I love straws.


4. All Cupcakes Yum!

We all love chocolate, at least most us! :)

5.  So My Style #fashion

jeans + tee + chucks - Want to save 50% - 90% on women's fashion? Visit http://www.ilovesavingcash.com
I love this look, now to get into shape! OH! #Converse how I want all colors, 
so far I only have two pairs
Miss Moody Richmond on #Pinterest


6.  Vespa Baby! I want one, downtown here we come!

Purple Scooter Moped.
Its time to go cruising
Purple my favorite color!

7. I want Converse in All Colors



8. etsy Flourish Cafe

5x7 Reading Print - Between the Pages of a Book is a Lovely Place to Be - Book Quote Print - Bibliophile Typography. $15.00, via Etsy.

I love this print, and I love to read! 

9. BacktoZero

Personalized Custom Initial Gold Plated Wax Seal Stamp - Dotted Monogram x 1
I think this is so clever. Not only do I love to read, but I love to write, 
I love pencils, stationary etc.


I love the idea of using wax, again for special messages, love letters. I'm a romantic and love the simplest things. These cute and sun stamps make a great gift.

10. The Ultra Linx Taking Photos My New Hobby

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What are your favorite must haves? do you have a few? or do you have many? like me. This is what I am loving this month, next month I can probably add a whole lot more items to my top 10 list.  I'm pretty sure I can. 



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Monday, April 21, 2014

I TRIED MY BEST TO STAY AWAY! FROM #TARGET: HOME DECOR!

I went to Target this weekend, and I knew that if I entered the store, I wouldn't leave empty handed. I am not a huge spender, but only if its a good deal, I really have to love it (everything in the store) and I have to know that I can upcycled the item into something new later on, especially if I become bore with its original style...It happens. 

I don't know about you, but I usually go straight to the decor isle and the end caps to see whats on clearance, I was so happy to find a butterfly lampshade for $6.48 on clearance. Yes, to me that's a steal in Target. I was so excited, decorated with large butterfly prints in Gold, the color that's being spilled into almost every magazine, space, home etc. I'm loving it. A simple, yet classy lamp shade, but you know me! some added accessories is a must, to make it my own. 

Still shopping in target and I decided to purchase the cute pouffs for my living room, a new area rug for my bed room, two lamp shades, and curtains. I could have kept going, but at $400.00 bucks later I decided my wallet needed some breathing room, ouch!. 

My Target Purchases:

  • Threshold-Kilim Square Pouf
  • Threshold-Kilim Square Pouf

  • One Lamp Shade for Dining Area- Butterfly Gold Foil Lap Shade
Threshold™ Butterfly Gold Foil Lamp Shade - Cream (Large)

  • 2 Lamp Shades for Bed Room-Threshold Flocked Lamp Shade
Threshold™ Flocked Lamp Shade - Large


  • 2 Curtain Panels for Bed Room-Threshold Climbing Vine Window Panel
Threshold™ Climbing Vine Window Panel

  • One Area Rug for Bed Room-Maples Fret Work 
Maples Fretwork Area Rug

I love my purchases, even though we are moving a designer always finds a way to change things up!. I love our current home, its just time to move on and all the cool accessories and  furnishings we have will find new space in our new home...soon.

For some more fun decor and cool patterns around the web, that I have grown to love more and more as I sit here typing and thinking how exciting it will be to furnish our new home!










I think poufs are cool. 


I made it through without purchasing so much more, I rather Hack, Knockoff or Upcycle/refurbish my great finds, but sometimes we cant do it all and sewing is not my specialty right now. I will have to enjoy my short filled shopping sprees everyone once in a while. 






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Friday, April 18, 2014

EASTER MANCALA: A GAME WE ENJOY PLAYING!

Not just your ordinary wooden board game we all know and love! My children enjoy playing, we played a lot when they were little and try to play now as often as possible. The traditional Mancala is made from wood and beans are used to navigate your way around the board. 

This Easter, to bring a little tradition back in a cool and fun way, I decided to use this cool ceramic egg holder that I purchased from my local Home Store, for $5.99, It was mine. 

So simple I purchased a small bag of jelly beans, the same ones I used for my yummy Nest Easter Cupcakes here



Lets play Mancala.


Name your favorite


 
Have you ever played Mancala?


Here is the original game and a little history, you can purchase Mancala at your local Walmart or Target stores. here This is what the wooden version looks like.


Mancala

                          

The great thing about Easter Mancala you can eat the jelly beans when done! :)

Happy Easter!




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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

EASTER PRETZEL NEST CUPCAKES! PASTEL COLOR INSPIRED!

Easter is almost here and I am ready to bake my heart out (not really,but..) you get the idea. How about you? do you like to bake for the Holidays? or are you the "stop at the supermarket on the way kind of person?"  I rather bake, but occasionally i'll admit at stop at the grocery store is a must. ____ happens!.


My Easter cupcakes, a fun way to bake for Easter!. I am by far a chef baker, but I have a real cupcake fetish. 

I love my cupcakes...

Happy Easter! Yummly :)
photo by Nicole aka designitgirl


photo by Nicole aka designitgirlblog


I can't wait to bite into yummy chocolate.



Loving the Pink Polka-dot cupcake liner. Just a few of my favorite baking
supplies that I received for Christmas.


How To Bake these yummy cupcakes:
  • I box chocolate mix
  • 3 eggs (I used egg whites)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (substitute)
  • 1 cup of water
  • jelly beans
  • pretzels
  • vanilla frosting
  • polka-dot cupcake liners
I substituted these ingredients instead of the boxed ingredients. Taste just as good, even better. 

Where are you spending your Easter?






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Monday, April 14, 2014

5 PRETTY ORNATE MIRRORS: BOLD COLORS YOUR GONNA LOVE!

There comes a time during your design career when you realize that, your design style changes and your heart opens up to new, your mind creates and imagines, and soul becomes open to change. Our world is a canvas, we have to incorporate and find space for the things we love, large and small. 

I never liked Ornate Styled Mirrors (sorry) they just looked Gothic to me (at the time). I just wasn't attracted to this style, but now I am in love...I love the look and I especially love when they are painted in bright bold colors. How about you?. There are so many styles and colors and I love the fact that some are really large and some are really cute and small. 








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Love the staging, this dresser and mirror looks gorgeous together. I love White painted furniture with wood flooring under foot looks beautiful and clean. 

 

Orange, don't you just smile when you see this color? I love the chalkboard painted mirror, it still offers that classy look, that ornate mirrors are meant to portray, classy, chic and glamorous.  I love how color can transform a mirror, it still enhances it's character, just with a bold statement of color for inspiration throughout the home. 

Which is your favorite? I love them all, and there are so much more to choose from. Go bold, you wont be disappointed. 





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