Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Blame the nerd in me but occasionally I fall for a cute kitschy item. I'm not into weird pieces of furniture or off the wall art (excuse the pun) but I like little conversation starters tucked around the house.

I found this cute plate yesterday while checking Outblush. You can actually purchase it on Uncommon Goods. I'm kind of a sucker for items that can only be used for one purpose and one purpose only, you know like random expensive rain boots.

This plate was just so cute I decided to search for other fun home items that fit into the same category, weird and kind of useless but oh so fun!!!

I'm not so sure about this one, I've seen it numerous times on different sites and came across it again while searching....could be cute for a fun party! This one can be found on Perpetual Kid

This Face Mug is so cute....I think it's perfect for kids, hot chocolate and cookies on a cold day.

I absolutely love this Candy Dish!

If anyone finds any random, fun, house items let me know! I'm always up for new things!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

A Few of My Favorites Fridays

I have very long thick hair that I straighten every other day. It is a chore but I'm only truly happy when my hair is straight. It's not super curly but does get quite frizzy if I do nothing to it. About 12 years ago my cousin gave me this amazing brush that I have not only grown to love but also can't live without! Today I would like to share this amazing tool with you. I am on my second brush now, I wore through the first one in a few years and moved on to the next....I currently need a new one and you'll see why at the bottom of this post when I show you what my looks like now!

This amazing wonder of a brush is called THE MONSTER VENT!!! I use the biggest one they carry, the 5".

If any of you have thick, somewhat curly hair, try this out....I guarantee you will love it! Oh and here is what mine currently looks like....on it's last leg:(

Happy Weekend!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Inspiration From Oscar

Oscar de la Renta that is. I know I am a little late posting a blog on the Golden Globes but my husband and I had a last minute, 11 hour trip to NC to make which put packing and cleaning the house on the top of my priority list so let's discuss Sunday night!

I don't know about you but my absolute favorite dress of the evening was the Oscar de la Renta dress Lea Michele from Glee wore. She looked stunning! Now I am partial to pink but this dress would be amazing in any color. The ruffles and flow of the gown was so feminine I was just waiting for the camera to pan on Lea every chance they could!!

I'm not sure if anyone noticed, but Lea also had on a beautiful Lorraine Schwartz ring and bracelet. The ring was breathtaking with a stunning turquoise stone surrounded in a dusting of diamonds.

The combination of pink and turquoise started my home decorating wheels turning and I just could not get enough of the two colors together. Thought I would share some of the inspiration I found and my desire to throw out all my furniture and start over....if I can only talk my husband into more pink around the house!!

{Inspired Redesign}

1898 Eastern Hemisphere and Liberty of London
{Trisha Brink Designs}

{House of Turquoise}

{Uptown Country Home}

{House of Turquoise}

All this pink and turquoise may seem a bit over the top but I can't get enough!

Friday, January 14, 2011

A Few of my Favorites Fridays

So it's FINALLY Friday!! This has been a really long week for some reason does anyone agree?

I have been dying to share my new food passion with you all. Amy's!! This lines is all organic, some options are even all vegan and vegetarian. I was first introduced to the pizzas and then I just had to try everything else. I love the burritos. They really are so much better than your typical microwavable options. The line's frozen meals are really great as well, especially the mac and cheese!! I have also switched all my soup choices to them. The tomato bisque is amazing and at least twice a month I do grilled cheese and tomato soup night....this makes it so much yummier!!

Check out the website. They have great diet plans and information on organic products. The story behind their cute little business is in there as well.

Happy weekend everyone!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

So Tired.....

It's been a long week. This is how I feel....
With that being said, I will not blog much today but meet Peju, my husband and my sweet Great Dane!!

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bedside Discussions

No not that kind silly, bedside tables!! I don't know about you but I am loving the idea of a cute, vintage style chair as a bedside table. I would say I have pretty eclectic taste when it comes to decorating. I love some modern fun pieces but I am also a sucker for antiques. The idea of a chair as a bedside table is not only cost effective but also eclectic and fun. I pulled a few I've found over the internet that seemed so feminine.

I love this idea from Citified.. Look at the stack of books beside it...makes me want to stay in bed all day!!

This "table" from Real Simple is so cute.

I found this fun idea that would be perfect for a guest bedroom.

So let's pick out a chair and accessorize!!

I saw these chairs about 4 years ago from Pottery Barn and fell in love. About a year ago I spotted them on Home Decorators for much less. The rustic vintage feel is divine.

And of course you need lighting. I would go with a wall sconce to save space on the small seat of the chair like these two choices from Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware.

How about a cute alarm clock, I found this one on Etsy.

Last but certainly not least, you will need something to hold those sweet nothings. You know, your chap stick, the earrings you forgot to take off before bed or any little memento you like to keep close. I personally enjoy milk glass for this. Check these out I found surfing the web. The vases would be nice as well to hold a single rose your sweetie brings home.

So grab a few books or magazines you've been reading and a small picture frame and you're all set!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Green with Envy

If those reading this know me at all you know I have a small obsession with all things pink, ok an unhealthy obsession. I have loved pink since before I could talk. I have decided over the last year or so to broaden my color horizons. I can't go very far, bright, vibrant colors are always what I choose but I have moved past pink and am so proud! Recently I am loving kelly green. Now I know this color may not be booming right now in the clothing industry but it seems to be poking around quite a bit in the home decorating world.

I've chosen a few of my recent finds that I just love. Let me know what you think about this fun color!

I have no clue how much this costs, found it on a blog, but LOVE it!!

This was just too beautiful not to add. Currently at Anthropologie.

This Joie dress would feel like I'm wearing a jewel! You can find it at Saks.

I'm not a huge Lily Pulitzer fan but this iPhone cover is really cute.

Kate Spade always delivers when it comes to bright colors and this green vase would be so fun with some peonies floating in it!

Last but not least....have I gone too far? What do you think of this Essie polish in Palmetto Green???