Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Christina Juarez in Elle Decor

I am obsessed with Christina Juarez's home in the October issue of Elle Decor. Her fabulous home shows that the more risks you take the bigger the pay off. Room after room of color, patterns and textures makes me want to move in!! And borrow her clothes! 

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Something else I love about her home is her ability to mix high and low. Her living room is a perfect example. The lamp, black and white pillow and cocktail table are available online and can be yours with a click of the button. 

Purple and green living room

Black and white pillow,

Have your heart set on the Margarita wallpaper in the first picture? See it here
I need to have about 6 things recovered at my house and this may have motivated me to go bold....what about you?

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Clay's Room

Last weekend we took Clay to school. He handled it better than I did. It's his second year so I should be used to it, right? But he's only in 11th grade, a mere junior in high school. I thought I would have him at home for a few more years. He's happy so I am trying to be a big girl about it. 

But one of the things that really bugs me is his room. I get that he doesn't care how it looks, but I care! I tried to explain to Clay and Bill how much joy one decorative pillow would bring me. You won't even see it, they said. But I will know it's there, I replied. They rolled their eyes and we left without one damn decorative item except for a sad rug. You can only argue for so long in the aisles of Target before you have to give up. 

I wasn't even going to do that much. One pillow, a great rug, beanbag chair for lounging, better desk chair and a few knick knacks. No big deal.

So based on the duvet cover he has from Ikea I came up with a few items I would like to use to fix up his sad little room. The pillow I really like sold but I found another good one!

That's not so bad is it???

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

My Goldilocks Dress

I have a favorite new dress. The Sorell dress
from Doen.
I call it my Goldilocks dress. By accident I ordered an XS. Have you seen me lately? I'm NOT an XS. Sure I could have worn it, but I would not have been able to lift my arms. No problem, I jumped online to order a S and they were out. Hmmmm, at this point I knew I had to have this dress so I decided I could make a M work. A few days later it showed up and yes, it was too big. So I did what any good shopper would do and stalked their website until a S showed up. And guess what? It wasn't too small or too was just right. 



It is a wonderful light weight cotton that comes in two colors. And it comes with a matching slip!! Perfect for summer and down here in the south it will be great into the fall as well. I feel terrible for being a difficult customer so hop on the Doen site and buy yourself something cute. You will feel better and so will I. I wore mine all over New York and loved it!!

My only regret is not wearing the matching belt. In my defense I looked half this size in my mind - and other lies I tell myself :)
Similar dresses include this, this, this, this 
Next on my want list is this fabulous top
Now I have to decide if I should get white or black...thoughts?

My necklace is by Twine and Twing and I swear it goes with every outfit I own. My other necklaces are getting jealous. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Summer Reading

Happy Summer!! Can't believe it is August. I start to feel anxious around this time of the year because it means summer is slipping away. 

It's been awhile since I did a book post so I thought I would share a few of the books I have been reading. 

1. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Oh, how I loved this book!! I read it to the twins when they were young and I have pulled it out again to read with Locke. One of my all-time favorites and a must read. Through his adventures the china rabbit learns to love. Sniff, sniff. For those of you who loved The Velveteen Rabbit this will be right up your alley. 

2Wonder Also on my must read list is Wonder. I think it should be required reading for all teens. The story follows a young boy with facial deformities as he enters middle school. This one will choke you up too and I hope you can read it before you see the movie.

3. The Orphan Keeper This is a wonderful book based on the true story of a young Indian boy kidnapped and sold to an orphanage. He is later adopted by a family in the US. It is very similar to the movie Lion but is based on different events. While I really enjoyed this book I thought 4. The Rent Collector  by the same author was even better!! My suggestion? Read them both!

And a few more that I have really enjoyed. Click on the link for more info!!
(PS Just because I wrote less doesn't mean I don't like these books as much, it just means that I'm tired....)
5. Salt to The Sea One of my favorites!! A misfit group comes together to escape a war torn country. Please read and let me know what you think. 

6. The Widow of the South  A quiet book that sucks you in. 

7. The Pearl That Broke It's Shell A fascinating look at another culture.

8. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane Lisa See once again takes you into the lives of a Chinese family and their journey to give up their old ways and accept the modern world. 

What have you read lately?? I would love some recommendations. 


And I still haven't found a book I loved as much as The Nightingale

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Eat, Watch & Be Merry

Just popping in to say...
Eat this...

While watching this video
I promise it will be a good experience.

I don't know what she is doing with that bear but keep watching until the end so you can see the out-takes.
That's all for now!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday Update

So..on my mind....

Me Before You.. The Movie
Trailer here
Take a deep breathe, we can get through this together. 
See, if you read the book you will know that while you think she is changing his life...he is changing her life (loud sobbing in the background).    
My favorite part? The bumblebee tights. 
What was your favorite part? 

After I watch this movie I will probably need a little pick me up...

And I am loving these shoes...aren't they...I don't know...perfect?
They would look great with this dress, dress, top  dress
But I am not just about the high dollar items...
you could look just as fab in this, this or this

Get shopping and happy weekend!!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Fun Fashion

Just a quick post to show you some thing I am liking on the web...
and to let you know I am alive and well.

This jacket is good. Very good.

Super cute shoes

And my new uniform pants.
I have been wearing these jeans for 3 days straight. And I'm just getting started.
They bring me joy...and eating room.

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