Tuesday, November 29, 2011

the mini desk

When it comes to little desks/vanities OUT of the home office, I'm all for it. They're cute! Me gustan.
It's a great way to use an empty wall and make it both functional and cozy, in my humble opinion. Never tried it, but I intend to

side note: I'm enamored lately by emerald green + leopard. so hot.

via brightbazaar
via housebeautiful

Monday, November 28, 2011

stocking stuffers

If you ask me, women are easy...

What to ask for in your stocking this year:

Coach poppy travel perfume
Have you smelled it? Me likey

turquoise soap rocks from amazon
I would never wash my hands with these, they're too pretty!
 gloves from anthro
Scratch that. Anything from anthro

Candle from furbish studio
Ya the little vases they come in are reusable, and they rock

 the Oprah sports bra
K i know what you're thinking... this is FUGLY. But wait! This "enell" sports bra as revolutionized running for me! No joke.. if you have the blessing dilemma of having large bosoms, you know that not any sports bra will get the job done.
This thing is amazing.. and pricey at around $70 but I say it's totally worth it! (just see if you can find one that's not so full-coverage... mine comes up so high that its ugliness creeps up and shows).
 iphone cover on etsy (pretty smitten shop)
I am still wanting one of these personalized ones!

My mac favorites:
painterfly.. eyeshadow base. Sounds blah, but I really feel that with this on first, you could use the crappiest of crappy Walmart-brand eye shadow and still have it look good!
Plus it's nice to just swipe on there alone for a natural look. I heart it
 mineralize bronzer:
Will last you FOREVER

Donna Karan deodorant
This is one of those little things to make you feel luxurious, I love this stuff
Iomoi designer pens
I am enamored by these. I say everyone needs a fancy set of pens!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

miss me?

I'm back from a warm week in Arizona.. I just got fatter by the day. It's so great for training, let me tell ya.
That being said, we ate a lot, but stayed active a lot with some hikes and (my first) 5k! We miss that weather already...

Will return to regular programming shortly.... =)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

maybe you care, maybe you don't..

We finalized everything this week on the house. Just waiting now on the floor plans to come back from the engineer, and getting the permits, and we FINALLY will see the digging start. Quite a complicated process, let me tell ya.
Well here's some fun deets on our rambler:

What she'll look like: with dark gray siding, cream shakes up top and white trim. Black roof and black door (plus an extra garage)

Our PICKS: these little images do not do them justice

Kitchen quartz. So much more amazing in person- and a bit more gray.
White kitchen cabinets and a dark brown (almost black) island.

bathroom quartz
bathroom shower surround & fireplace tile

tile for bathrooms & laundry floors

Gray (laminate) hardwood floors. Yes we went with laminate. They keep on looking better, and for the price, I don't even mind. This isn't the exact one but I can't find ours online... you get the picture

I love the pedestal sink we picked out for our powder. She's a beaut

There's some of the funner details going on... Now it's just a lot of waaaaaiiiittttiiiinnnnggggg..

Saturday, November 19, 2011

for LAUGHS =)

Macarons that I tried to duplicate this weekend.....

 Go ahead.. please. Laugh at my attempt =)

(For the record these are not my failed projects. They were from pinterest, but I must take credit for the epic fail that are my macarons).

Friday, November 18, 2011


Headin out of town AGAIN. Arizona, baby, for thanksgiving.  Have a fantastic weekend and drool over this bedroom. I'm obsessed with chiang mai fabric... still.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

World's Most Beautiful Marriage Proposal

You've got to watch this... I admit I don't watch most videos people put on blogs, but this is AWESOME

Living room revamp

I love a good makeover, especially with you've sot some awesome "bones" to start with in a house.. aka high ceilings. 
So check the before- lots of cream and brown that doesn't really express much personality.
(This is from Marmalade Interiors... The blog, live like you is super cute, check that out too and details on this space).

And after:
Just LOOK at the vibrancy!!
Several pieces were just made over and I think that's awesome- most people don't have the dinero for a total overhaul.
 IN LOVE with this piano bench

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I think it's time to share our family photos we got taken a few weeks ago. My friend, Megan did an awesome job and we loved how they turned out!
Let me tell ya, it's hard work trying to figure out the wardrobe, and there's just 3 of us! I dunno how people do it with like 20 kids.. or 5... AND to get them smiling at the same time.

So guess which one made the Christmas card =)

You can check out more of Megan's work on her facebook page: Apple Blossom Photography

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