Friday, April 27, 2012

happy homeowners

Over the last few months I've posted about wanting an office, dreaming of an inviting front door and new patio decor. Now all of the above will be coming true for us - we've bought a house! We move in June, and there is lots to do!! I hope to share our home projects, and gather tips, tricks and design inspiration from you all!!



Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

wise words for wednesday

For my blogger book club we read The Happiness Project, and I am knee deep into Gretchen Rubin's chronicle of her happiness project. This simple thought made me think of her journey to true happiness, and my own. I wanted to share it with you, because this idea of creating your own happiness resonates throughout her book, and is something I'm working on cultivating more and more for myself every day...


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

scallops gallore

Last summer on a whim I bought a pair of scalloped shorts, and they quickly became my go-to. They looked polished for dinners out and were super comfy + added some sophistication to my standard t-shirt look for Saturday errands. I can't wait to break them out this year. Here are some other scalloped items I think would be perfect to add to any summer wardrobe.




























Monday, April 23, 2012

scalamandre third floor

Scalamadre  is known for its beautiful and famous zebra prints.


They've recently launched what they call, The Third Floor, on their website where their famous patterns of fabrics, wall coverings, accessories, trims and their outdoor collections at 80% off! Don't miss out - I've got my eye on some wallpaper for a half bath.















Friday, April 20, 2012

strawberry fields forever

Ben Harper's version of Strawberry Fields Forever came on my iPod yesterday on my way home, and all I could do was smile.

In honor of strawberry fields forever - here's some berry yummy treats to start your weekend off right.




















Thursday, April 19, 2012

hold on

My teammate at work told me that every Thursday morning she and her roommate play Wilson Phillips' "Hold On". It's perfect for Thursday morning when we're all (uhh me) feeling a bit sluggish! So instead of this week's Wise Words for Wednesday, here's a Thursday morning music video to get you through today and just remember, "hold one for one more day." Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

engagement party inspiration

We're hosting an engagement party for some of our dearest friends in May, and I'm on the hunt to find some great decorations to match the peacock blue, orange and pink hues of their wedding colors and the invitation to the party - below is a sample of what the invitation to the party looks like.



These are just a few things that I have found on Pinterest that are inspiring me for May's big night of fun. Do you have any recommendations of things I should consider or beautiful decor?








Source: tumblr.com via Ayo on P





Tuesday, April 17, 2012

top 5 tuesday - featuring stylin' shades

It's no joke I love sunglasses, whether they're Wayfares, Aviators, Cat-Eye, Jackie O Round...I love them all. Today is an ode to some rockin' shades to help you catch some rays in style this spring.

1. Karen Walker Anywhere Crazy Tortoise - These are classic, simple and tortoise shell and make me smile all around. Karen Walker shades are a MUST this season!




2. Tory Burch Rounded Cat-Eye - How funky is this clear + the orange is so right now?! Great combination.


3. Ray-Ban Aviator Flip Out - Aviators that come with 3 different lenses for one price, including polarized lenses - you can't beat it! It's like getting a 3 for one deal, which makes me happy. 



4. Warby Parker Jasper - I like the concept of one-for-one, and Warby Parker makes it a no brainer at $95 for polarized, prescription sunglasses. How can you go wrong? These funky marine colored throwbacks are where it's at.





5. Oliver Peoples Emelita - My Mom had a parir of red glasses just likes these in the 80's - which makes me smile! I really dig the shades for the Havana Red and the gradient lens.



Monday, April 16, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

spring dressing

I find that during the spring I wake up every morning wondering what on earth I should wear - one day there's summer-like temperatures, and then the next there's a freeze warning, and not to mention if it's cold in the morning it will be blazing hot in the afternoon. I've found myself more recently relying on my 3/4 length shirts and cropped slacks + a light trench or "summer coat" for the cool mornings. Here's what I have dancing in my head as I head to closet each morning this spring. What spring essentials do you rely on in your closet to prepare for the unpredictable spring temperatures?


Spring Classic with a Twist

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

wise words for wednesday

I've been getting home later and later these days, and am feeling more like I don't have time for the things that matter most to me. Today's wise words give me peace and comfort to know that I'm not the only one feeling like there aren't enough hours in the day. This is for all of you who feel the same!



Tuesday, April 10, 2012

masters green

I love watching golf and even heading to the driving range with Mr. S. I'm horrible on the course, and avoid it at all costs, but who doesn't love the spring tradition of watching the Masters Championship? Mr. S got to spend a few days in Augusta last week watching the practice rounds - jealous! I love the spirit of cheering for your favorite golfer or even an underdog, and the beauty of the course just scream, "Wake up! Spring is here!!"

I've found some adorable key pieces to integrate into your wardrobe in the classic Masters' green color to help ring in spring!
Masters Green

Friday, April 6, 2012

easter treats

I gave up sweets for Lent, and sure I've fallen off the wagon here or there, but I've tried to be really diligent about sticking to my no sweet policy for the last 40 days. In honor of Easter Sunday and my love of sweet treats - here is some yummy eye candy to kick off your holiday weekend! I hope you get lots of yummy goodies in your Easter basket, and have a wonderful time with family and friends!




 





















And who can't resist a cute dog or two in costume!!
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