Monday, April 30, 2012

Beauty Must-Haves This Spring

Over the weekend - after much delaying - I tried to get it together - I was very much in need of some rest, relaxation and pampering - so, to the spa I went. I was amazed at all the cool, new colors that are making a statement this spring. There’s no better way to usher in the lighter, brighter mood of the coming months than with pretty updates on eyes, lips and brows. For a fresh look at every age, here are a few top picks from the Spring 2012 runways that you’ll love trying out this season. Let's just say it includes bright colors, lots of drama and definition.

until next time...

Friday, April 27, 2012

Have A Wonderful Weekend

Everyone! Ah, the weekend is here - with the many books to be read and fun weekend projects to tend to, I am looking particularly forward to this weekend. When the clocks slow just a bit and you get to do things you want to do on your own schedule. There is nothing better than two days to call my own! And never forget to stop and smell the roses!

until next time...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Progressive State of Mind!

Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, "Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary, my ability to make my own mark on my own dime and not someone else's, my ability to show what true leadership means." Martin Luther King, Jr.

until next time...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Weddings and Things Etc.

 After working on wedding invites over the weekend, I started to pull images for inspiration and I couldn't help but be drawn in to the amazing things that you find at weddings.

This couple announced their new status on the steps of San Francisco's City Hall by unfurling one very special flag. With canvas, paint, and a wooden rod, you can do the same!

Compotes of glistening fruit -to get the look, dip the fruit (pears and grapes also work well) in beaten egg whites, coat in coarse white sugar (, and leave the lemons on a bed of sugar to dry. Then, pile them in a footed dish with  lemon leaves. As a finishing touch, make complementary table numbers by gluing Miyuki transparent yellow "Delicas" beads onto folded card stock (

Parchment packets customized with a Stampworx2000 stamp were filled with pistachios and passed around to guests before the ceremony. 

Calligraphed seating cards with the same stamped fern sprout from moss that was planted in a stone urn. 

Who doesn't love goodies at a wedding! A boxful of goodies looks as great as it tastes when you match the sugary finds to your palette. Jewelry box and tissue paper from Paper Mart; Indian hand-swirled marbled paper from Creative Papers Online; French satin ribbon from Midori; Taffy from Mehlenbacher's; Rock candy from Groovy Candies; Raspberry candy sticks from

Inspired by Melinda Meinke and Jesse Johnson, who gave guests sketchbooks, you can glue ribbon bookmarks onto Moleskine "Volant" notebooks ( Rayon and metal ribbon from Tinsel Trading Co

Love the creativity you find at weddings these days!! Simply amazing!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Packaging Love: Flowers and Tulle

Last week I purchased some goodies online and when I received the packages, i was very happy. The package was so amazing I didn't want to actually open the package. Here are a few images of packaging that I really love. Hope you had a great weekend!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Need Two Chairs! Any Suggestions?

Well, the weekend is finally here and oh, it will be much needed. This weekend I will be hopefully finding two arm chairs that will amaze me while also being in-budget. You cannot imagine what a challenge this will be. Have a fabulous weekend - we will have lots of great things happening! What about you?

until next time!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Design Store Crush: Stella Dallas

A few months back, a friend brought my attention to this little boutique furnishings boutique in Dallas: Stella Dallas. Loved every inch of the store - full of color, stationery and paper! What else can a girl ask for? If you're ever in the Dallas Design District, you should definitely stop by and say hello - I bet you will fall in love too!

until next time....

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Eye Crush: Pops of Color and Shopbop!

So, I don't know how many of you are Shopbop enthusiasts, but I am! I can always find great accessories and amazing tops to add to my shopping cart. I love muted colors with hints of color and I am never disappointed when I browse Shopbop. Then I found out about their Friends and Family sale that starts today! And it's good on almost everything you buy for the next two days! Shop until you drop. I found a few things that I've added to my cart.

Monday, April 16, 2012

White Office + Bold Colors = Where I Want to Work!

Loving the white clean feel mixed with pops of bold colors. Seems like I'm gravitating towards this look more and more!!

until next time..

Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Weekend!

Hope everyone has a great weekend! I have nothing special planned, just getting stuff done. Maybe taking the pooch for a long walk and definitely getting some relaxing time in - I certainly need it. Enjoy the day and make the weekend memorable! be sure to stop and smell the roses - "or just flowers".

happy weekending! Planning anything fun?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Art Deco Styles - Vintage Invitations

There are so many great inspirations for vintage-inspired, art deco or vintage glamour weddings. It's no wonder you have just as many options for invitations. I found these invites and will certainly use them for the inspiration on an upcoming project. Love!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

H-OWL-ing Love. Got to Have It!

So, it seems that lately I've found a new home fascination - it's the owl! I've been seeing these decorative accents everywhere. From umbrella stands to candle holders to measuring cups have taken the form of these wide-eyed creatures, and it's simply amazing. Owls are elegant, but still have the perfect touch of whimsy! and they are absolutely adorable. Whether they’re in your kitchen or your bedroom, owls are perfect for any season and any interior space.

via pinterest...

Monday, April 09, 2012

Interior Love. Hate Relationship

I have been collecting gorgeous interiors for some while now. While not as long as many interior design enthusiasts I know, I somehow have still managed to accumulate a folder full of stuff. In the upcoming months I will be doing some redecorating of a certain kind and so I started going through this folder to find spaces I love that can be used as inspiration. All I have to say is "whewww" - it was a little overwhelming. I think to date I have probably chosen four different looks for the living room; 5 looks for the bedroom; about 10 looks for the office and the list goes on and on and on. As you can see, I think I may have given myself more work - how do I narrow this list down? I have no clue, especially when you love so many things. Well, here a few that made it to the top of the list. Thoughts?

until next time....