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!