Sunday, September 4, 2011

I've moved....

{suitcase image via here}

Hello friends! I'm super excited to share with you some exciting news! I've upgraded my blog and can now be found at Eep! I'll see ya there!! xoxo

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

please pardon my absence...

{via here}
I apologize for pulling a disappearing act around here, this is a super busy yet productive week around here.
I do have a very special event to attend this weekend that I can't wait to share on here. August is turning
out to be an awesome month. Be back soon!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

my week through instagram pics...

{camping, new shower curtain, vintage chess set, handsome mister,
beer garden, unhealthy snack}

Thursday, August 4, 2011

happy quote...

My life has all of a sudden become very busy, I'm running around like a chicken 
with its head cut off. Although it's easy for me to get caught up in the woe is me,
I have no time for myself trap, I realize that I have an extremely good life and that
happiness is a conscious decision. Perhaps I will buy myself this print to remind me.

etsy picks of the week....

What can I say? When I'm obsessed, I'm obsessed! Mustard, coral and seafoam, those colors
seem to be my obsessions as of late. So that is the theme of my etsy picks of the week:   
2. cute heart shorts that I would wear daily
3. Love, love the color and pattern of this skirt

5. I wonder if I could rock these adorable coral sunnies
6. labeling is fun with this fun label gun

8. I had a cute set of mustard melamine bowls once, sigh
9. barefoot twirling in the grass in this dress, yes please

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

outdoor festival style...

My band had a chance to play peace fest this past weekend and we had a great time. 
I've had this romper in my closet for like 3 years and had never worn it because 
I just couldn't find the right occasion. Well, this was the perfect occasion.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

paper crown...

I'm loving these images of Paper Crown, Lauren Conrad's latest fashion endeavor.

Monday, August 1, 2011

the joys of home ownership...

 I haven't really shared any proper pictures of our new home because there is so much I still
wanna do. It's so funny how much has happened in the month that we've lived here. Above
are some pictures of the mister and a friend putting together our new bed frame. It is so
neat, it even has drawers! Having a proper bed frame makes me feel like such an adult.
On the flip side, last weekend we had some intense storms roll through and we woke up
to a basement full of standing water. We unfortunately had boxes full of our stuff still down
there so we had a lot of throwing away to do. This included lots of collectibles, books, pictures,
it was heartbreaking. We tried staying positive and realized it could've been worse.
Oh the joys of owning a home.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

three dresses....

Three gorgeous coral dresses. Swoon.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

do you curbly?

As a brand new homeowner, I rely on the internet for decorating ideas and diy so when I stumbled
upon Curbly, I hit the home design/diy jackpot. So many great diy projects! I found this project
in my inbox today and can't wait to try it out! I'm always on the search for more art for my house but
with my budget, this is exactly what I've been looking for.

Monday, July 25, 2011

dr. horrible's sing-along blog...

I finally watched Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and I loved it! If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. 
Happy Monday!

Friday, July 22, 2011

my week through instagram pics...

{the mister's current project and my favorite painting made by the mister's best friend}

{attempting to organize my closet and my crazy eyes with a hat on at brunch}

{lamp and puppy property of my friend who also just became a homeowner as well}
Happy Weekend! xo

Thursday, July 21, 2011

etsy picks of the week....

Top - theme - confetti
1. pretty vintage confetti dress
2. fun confetti bowl for a fun party, anyone?
3. it's too early to be thinking about sweaters but this one is too cool to pass up.

The mister told me about reading a magazine recently that talked about putting cute, vintage 
toiletries in guest bathrooms as decorations and I loved the idea!
1. back to confetti with this vintage perfume bottle.
2. vintage tooth powder? don't know, but I'll take it.
3. I could totally frame this vintage toothpaste label.

Bottom - theme - home office
1. the ubiquitous vintage globe will never get old to me.
2. a finished paint by number makes life easier.
3. once I finish painting my home office and desk, I will need some vintage knobs for said desk.

color block outfit...

{shoes, skirt, tank}

I have the cutest red mini skirt similar to the one above and was just thinking about
how to wear it and thought that trying a color block combination might be just right
for this weather. How awesome are those gladiator sandals? I may just have to
save my pennies for those.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

bookcase as room divider...

{found here}

{my living room space}

Part of the appeal of our new house is how spacious it is or appears to be. The only problem
is the temptation to want to fill up all this space with stuff. The one place I'd like to get right is the living room.
It is a pretty big room and we just need something to break it up. Enter: using a bookcase as a room
divider! I'd like to take credit for the idea, but, it was actually the idea of my dear, beautiful friend
who has a much better eye for design than I ever could have. I also looked on the interwebs and found this
feature on apartment therapy and got some major inspiration.

P.S. I apologize for the poor pictures of my living room, I probably shouldn't have used my iPhone. :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

an evening with jessica hische...

If you're a big fan of Jessica Hische, such as I am, then perhaps you'll enjoy this video. Happy Monday!

Friday, July 15, 2011

my week through instagram pics...

{watching the mister play games, working hard pouring that german beer}

{tree in our new backyard and an awesome mexican joint spotted on an afternoon stroll}

{speaking of mexican, made some yummy mango salsa and mexican tortas for dinner last night}
Do you use instagram? Let's follow each other!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

etsy picks of the week....

1. Starting a collection of these ASAP.
2. Love this shirt, beautiful details.       
3. Shoe clips? Yes, please.                 
 4. When my sister was in town, she taught me that a silk tank and a mini skirt is this summer's uniform.    
5. Good way to use vintage pyrex? As pendant lights, of course!                                                           
6. I love anything miniature and sad Mona and her record collection is adorable!                                    

7. Someday I will own a chesterfield sofa. (The listing for this disappeared, I apologize)     
8. Triangle earrings made out of recycled vinyl records, I hope it wasn't a good record.      
9. Even though this lace dress is very modest, there's something very sexy about it.            

Sunday, July 10, 2011

How to throw a housewarming party...

 ....put on a cute dress and shoes...
 ....have the mister make his famous ribs......
 .....have friends grill up some yummy goodies...
 .....invite friends to eat said goodies.... some beer and have friends bring beer.....
......mix some cocktails, look fabulous and have a ball!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

erin fetherston's crib....

I love Erin Fetherston. Her clothing is always fun and girly and right up my alley--if only I could afford her pieces on my bartender salary. Sigh. However, Vogue has given us a peek into her living quarters and I'm not surprised at how much I love every.single.detail. Again, sigh, sigh sigh.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

zooey's wedding invitations....


I couldn't resist posting about Zooey Deschanel's adorable wedding invitations. I love the colors (mint green, be still my heart!) and the simplicity of it all. Well done Zooey, well done.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

super 8...

Have you guys added the super 8 app for your iPhone/iPad yet? If not, do so now. I am beyond obsessed, filming my dinner, co-workers, fiance, anything or anyone in sight. First super 8 film? For my sweetheart, of course. I apologize for the cheesiness and silliness but I just wanna show you how cute this little app is.

Friday, May 20, 2011

mint and salmon....

{via here}
{via here and here}
Been dreaming of this color combo for this impending big event..........

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kitchen art....

{via apartment therapy}

Speaking of kitchens, check out this awesome collection of affordable art for your kitchen that apartment therapy gathered from etsy. I want them all. Especially the "whip it good" print. I saw Devo last summer and they are still amazing. So energetic and fun and still rocking the flower pots.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Kitchen + pop of color......

{via crate and barrel}
{our hopefully new kitchen}

I hope I don't jinx it by talking about it, but if everything works out, we could be moving into our first home in a couple of weeks. Eek! Above is a small, not so good picture (better ones to come!) of our kitchen. I was really attracted to all the new-ish and modern features of this small but functional kitchen but it does feel a bit sterile right now. The first thing I thought to myself was, this kitchen needs a pop of color...or two!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Homemade Typography...

How cool are these still life typography shots by Daniel Tobin Smith? I'm inspired to do something like this with all my shoes or maybe with.. books! :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


{little black dress}
{little black dresser}

Flower bulb....

Could someone show me how to make one of these? Thanks.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My very own book nook...

Ever since I can remember, the one thing that I imagined my future home would have is my very own library or book nook. If we get the house that we've been eying, the mister and I are planning to turn one of the rooms into a library. Not an office with books or a guest bedroom with a book shelf, a room designed to hold our vast collection of books where one can curl up to read on a rainy day or any day for that matter. Here's some of my book nook inspiration:

{via here and here}
{via here and here}
As you can see, I'm really digging the color coded books.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Steampunk design for your home...

**Up until now, this blog has been mostly about fashion, art, wedding (as of late) and some personal. This week I'd like to introduce Tenacious Dee--Home Edition. I've never blogged about home design because frankly I had no interest in it. All that has changed now that Mr. Dee and I are in the process of obtaining our very first home. (fingers crossed) I'm gonna kick off this new home edition by making this week all about my home inspiration.**

{via here and here}
Steampunk design appears to be very hard to pull off but when done right, boy it sure is rad!