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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Colorful Sandals

It's 85 degrees here today and we are headed to the beach soon. I LOVE that it is sandal weather again!! Another favorite way to add a pop of color to my outfit is with shoes. Since color (and a lot of it) seems to be the trend, these colorful sandals are perfect. Don't you think?

1. beaded sandals via Need Supply, 2. and 3. Kurt Geiger

Braided Bun

Since I am totally a bun girl, I'm always looking for new ways to dress it up a bit. I came across this braided bun tutorial and holy awesomeness!! At first sight it looks a bit complicated, but the steps are so simple!!  I'm dying to try it out tomorrow morning, so I'll give a full report of how it turned out.  Do you guys have any fun/simple ways to dress up your hair?  If so, pleeeease share.

P.S. If it doesn't turn out it's most likely operator error:)

(pics via)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Woodland Hair Pins

Check out these adorable hairpins from Woodland Belle! I would wear these with a super cute side braid. And that bird and nest would look so cute peeking out from a bun. So perfect for Spring. How would you wear these cuties? I'd love to know.

Smitten Kitten: Three Little Ducks

I am so, so smitten with Australian clothing line Three Little Ducks.   The summer collection is filled with classic, yet beautiful pieces that are totally amazing. I would wear and love every single piece in this collection.  I can't wait to see what they come out with for fall/winter!

P.S. I am obsessed with with those Charlie Pants (bottom pics) and might die if I don't have them.

They also have an Etsy store and a lot of their Summer clothing is on sale right now!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Great Escape: Would You Dare?

Winter is officially over and I know many of you are so ready to move on from the cold and snow and get to the sunny and green. So I may be answering my own question, but would you dare to stay in this Swedish hotel made entirely of ice?  The artistry alone is something to behold and I think it would be awesome to see, but sleeping here....not so sure. What are your thoughts dears?

Even if you wouldn't stay here in a million years, you can still admire the artistry of this cool place here.

Photo Wallpaper

I've seen so many cool pictures of people turning personal photo's into a work of art and I LOVE the idea.  I have a big wall in my house that I do not know what to do with, so I was thinking of doing something cool like that with some of our photos.  Then I found the picture above of photo wallpaper, which this takes the original idea a step further. I have to admit, I'm smitten with this idea. What do you think dears? Would you wallpaper your house with a photo you love?

(pic via vtwonen)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Dreamy Bedrooms

Sorry for my lack of posting today, it was just such a Monday!! It didn't help that B (my little one) decided to party like a rock star last night and kept us up past 2:30am. If you asked me a question right now it'd take me about 5 minutes before I could respond. So since I've been daydreaming about my bed all day, here are some dreamy bedrooms that I'd LOVE to snooze in. Zzzzzzzzzzzz.  See ya tomorrow.

(pics via Colin & Justin, Country Living, Pinterest, Deb McLean)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Have a Sunny Weekend

Happy Friday lovelies!! I swear I just eked by this week, but I made it! I am looking forward to getting out a bit this weekend as I'm going stir crazy being on lock down with sick babies. We have some family coming down our way, so we will be making a trip to San Diego to play a bit. Sooo looking forward to that! What are your plans this weekend dears? I hope you can get out and finally enjoy some Spring weather.

Here are some fun links for you to peruse when you're lounging. Have a lovely, lovely weekend!!

The perfect Spring dessert

Beautiful Candice Bergen 

Totally stunning images

Cutest tea cups ever

You can't even see the whole outfit, but FABULOUS!

Awesome penny tiled desk. Just think of the possibilities!

The cutest tribute to Elizabeth Taylor

I REALLY want to paint one of these hot pink and put it in my lil gals room

(pic via)

Friday Favs: Spring Essentials

Although it's been Spring here for a couple weeks, it's official everywhere else now too. Yay!! Time to stock up on some Spring essentials. The trend this season seems to be a mix of fun florals, lots of color, and cool contrast.  So today's Friday Favs are just a couple things I can't live without.

1. Nude Nails (OPI Samoan Sand) 2. Straw Fedora 3. Floral Smocked Top 4. Wedge Sandal (cute with socks too) 5. Vintage Sunglasses 6. Color Cropped Pants 7. Tangerine Lipstick 8. Colorful bag

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pallet Decorating

Ever since I blogged about this Scandinavian home, I've been obsessed with the idea of decorating with pallets. Now it seems everywhere I turn I'm seeing pallets being used creatively as furniture and even art. I love it!! The question was where to put one? 
I have been on the search for a headboard for...a while, but I just ran across this DIY pallet headboard and THAT'S IT!! I am so smitten! Now I have just to figure out how to get my hands on some of those pallets. Anyone know?

(via Stylizimo)

Stop Motion Wedding Invitation

This stop motion wedding invite by Corey McKenna is incredible! What a creative and fun way to do a wedding invitation. Isn't this the cutest wedding invite that you've ever seen??

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tiny Toms

I know how much we all love our Tom's, but I cannot get over how cute these Tiny Tom's are!! I did not know they had these, but I am going to snatch some up for my little one's right away.

BTW, have you checked out the new styles for Spring? So cute!

(via Tom's and armelle)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Happy Place

Have you ever had one of those days when you find it impossible to get anything accomplished? Yes, today is one of those days for me, so I've given up trying and figure tomorrow will be better. Instead I'm dreaming about this perfect beach shack bedroom! That headboard is to die for and I LOVE the idea of stacking vintage suitcases as a bedside table. Genius!

Yep, I think it's time for a bedroom remodel. If I could sleep every night in a room like this, I'd be a happy girl.

I seem to be more of a soft and serene girl for bedrooms. What about you? Soft and serene or bold and bright?

The whole house it pretty awesome if you wanna check it out here

(via desire to inspire)

My Cup of Tea

My little escape from the stress and goings on of daily life comes in the form of a cup of tea. For just a brief moment I can escape and pretend that I'm sitting on a beautiful porch overlooking whatever beautiful place my mind conjures up.

I realized though, that after all these years, I don't have a teapot! I just found these teapots from London company The Teapottery . They are so stinkin cute that I think I must have one! How many fellow tea lovers are there out there?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Fashion: Carolina Herrera

Happy first day of Spring!! Although it's been spring here for months, it's raining today. It was love at first sight when I first saw the bold floral prints of Carolina Herrera's Spring line, so they are the perfect anecdote for today's gloomy day. Oh how I wish I could play dress up today in these clothes. I'm bananas over that coral number!!

View the whole Spring collection here

Happy Prints

Dears, how was your weekend? The stomach flu spread like wildfire in our house this weekend and 3 out of the 4 of us ended up getting it. I swear we are getting every little thing that comes around!! I was the last , so I'm still recovering.
I needed a little happy today and these beautiful watercolor's from artist Stephanie Ryan are perfect. I would love to have one of these pretty Spring prints hung in my house.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bloggers Day of Silence

This week has been a bit of a odd week blogging wise for me.  It's felt strange to blog about happy things when there is so much sadness going on in Japan. I have been so heartbroken by the devastating loss and damage those people have experienced. In the face of all that, there is still the terrifying question of what is to come.

Tomorrow I will not be doing my traditional Friday Posts.  Instead, I will be joining many others in the Bloggers Day of Silence to honor the many lost and those dealing with loss during this tragic time. Please visit For Japan With Love to find out more about the fund raising efforts and what you can do to help. Every little bit helps, so take tomorrows silence as a day to send your thoughts and prayers to the Japanese people and hope that they can feel our love. 

St. Patty's Day Treats

Yes another food post. These are definitely not bikini friendly, but they look oh so yummy that I couldn't resist. I also LOVE the mix of mint and chocolate....(pausing to daydream). I might just have to make one of these for my little brood tonight - and maybe have a little nibble:)

(via bakerella)

Darby O'Gill and the Little People

This was one of my absolute favorite movies as a kid (no I am not that old). If memory serves, the banshee was a little scary, but an awesome movie nonetheless. Yes kiddos that is Sean Connery! This was one of his first movies and he SINGS in it too!! I might have to find this to rent for a little St. Patty's Day treat.

Oh Ireland...

...someday I'll visit you. I have wanted to visit Ireland for as long as I can remember. It just looks like such a beautiful country. Don't you think?


(pics via sunsurfer, imgfav, flickr)

And the winner is....

First of all, let me say that I wish that I could give one of these to all of you. Your comments about where you'd take this puppy were too fun!

But only one winner today and it is Anna from In Honor of Design!!! Congratulations girlie!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

For Japan With Love

Ever Ours and Utterly Engaged have put together some awesome ways to do your part to help those poor people in Japan. Are you guys participating ?? If you can't donate money, donate the time and join in the bloggers day of silence on Friday. I will definitely be observing!

Please participate if you can AND spread the word.

See details at For Japan With Love

(pics via

What's for lunch?

I have a trip to Hawaii coming up in a couple months and I am working REALLY hard to get bikini ready. Since I've cut out most sugars and carbs you might be seeing a few more food posts from me.  I'll live vicariously through my blog. I actually had a dream about this sandwich! Doesn't it look amazing? I might just give the salad version a go...

P.S. Drooling while I write this:)

A couple more hours to enter this weeks GIVEAWAY! Better hurry;)

Here's the recipe:

Balsamic Roasted Tomato Caprese Sandwich

(makes 4 sandwiches)

4 ripe field tomatoes (cut in half)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 ball fresh mozzarella (sliced)
1 handful basil leaves
1 baguette (cut into 4 sandwich sized pieces and sliced in half)

1. Place the tomatoes on a baking sheet with the cut side facing up.
2. Sprinkle with the garlic, salt and pepper and drizzle with the oil and vinegar.
3. Roast the tomatoes in a preheated 350F oven for an hour.
4. Let the tomatoes cool, assemble the sandwich and and enjoy.
(via Closet Cooking)

Bits & Bobs

Continuing my love for all things yellow and gray is this rug and that dress

You have until the end of today to enter this weeks GIVEAWAY!! 


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