Friday, May 28, 2010
This long holiday weekend I will be in the garden digging beds, weeding and deer/ rabbit proofing my flowers but I will be dreaming of relaxing in style like the picture above- maybe with a fruity cocktail instead of the tea! Love this outdoor setting- the unique umbrella and basket like chairs are anything but ordinary.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
1. Use a great calming neutral like this light gray which looks so fresh with white and green. A big mistake is thinking that gray is dark and gloomy, that is why so many spas use gray- it is relaxing!2. Use big, fluffy white towels and robes to treat yourself everyday.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I will love it forever!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
1. A statement piece (usually something to give it some height)
2. Filler (Impatients, Petunias, Geraniums etc)
3. Vines (anything that will hang down and make it look layered)
I can't wait to watch it grow! And it really brightens up our entrance way.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
A quick way to transform an ugly or old table. Cover the table with fun fabric and then put glass (cut to fit) on top for a great, flat and easy to clean surface. This works great for a vanity (easy to wipe-up spilled makeup) and great for a desk, no coasters needed!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I love the "green" idea of using old mason jars for a unique chandelier. I have seen these on a lot of sites and they can be very pricey...$400. But I think I could do this with a lot of help from my handy husband and electrician friends. We shall see...
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I love Chloë Sevigny's entryway. It is bright and interesting. What a great feeling to know that you open the door and that is the first thing you see. I love how the wide-planked rustic floor pairs with the crisp, graphic pattern on the wall. Cool bike too!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
JCPenney.com has a great window treatment selection. I have been looking for valances to fit our ranch style windows and it has been tricky to find ones in the stores. Penney's has a ton of options and the prices are great. They also have a made to measure section that you can get custom blinds and shades to perfectly fit your oddly shaped windows- and way less than most blinds retailers.
I now have new valances in the den, guest bedroom, and mudroom. What a difference a window treatment makes!!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
So I found these awesome "Green" planters at Kmart! They look like ceramic pots but are actually made out of recycled plastic containers. So they look good and are doing good for the planet!! I love them. They have many different styles and are lightweight. At only $25 for the largest size- I call this a find!!!
Monday, May 10, 2010
But I have to say, I love our yard and all our trees and flowers. I had food poisoning this week and was honestly probably the sickest I have ever been (serves me right for eating salad)! The only thing that made me feel remotely better was sitting outside and enjoying our yard.
Friday, May 7, 2010
I love how the addition of light pink pillows, fresh flowers, blue lamps and green curtains make this white palette anything but bland. This is how to accessorize with color!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
It works well over our little side table because it is narrow but tall. A perfect last look mirror on your way out the door.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Embellished T-Shirt: LOFT, $20 (on sale)
Ikat Bag: Forever 21, $15
Ruffled Jersey Skirt: LOFT, $30 (on sale)
close-up of skirt: this is the most comfortable thing ever- feels like PJ'S, and it is ruffly and light without giving you saddle bags- thanks, but no thanks!)
My new favorite shoes. They are high but comfortable due to the platform and my secret (soon to be no longer secret) is that I can wear my insoles with them. Yes, I am under 30 and wear insoles- darn my high arches!!!