Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Decor

Are you already decorating for Christmas?  I am and my goodness it takes a lot of effort.  As of last night, we completed our Christmas tree and some of the front yard.  Now I am trying to focus on the rest of the house.  Since we need a new wreath for the front door, I headed over to Michaels today and was overwhelmed with choices.  After 30 minutes of indecisiveness over what to do to my wreath the boys and I headed home so they could nap and I could research wreaths online to get a clear picture of what I wanted.  Here are a few wreaths that I am loving as well as THE ONE I will do my best to copy.

What I love most about all of these wreaths is that they are great for displaying inside or outside of your home.  If you are interested in doing these DIY style each wreath has a HOW TO on the Martha Stewart site here.  

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Effortless it is

I don't know about you but I have been a big fan of Camila over at High-Heeled Foot in the Door blog for quite some time.  Since she is officially in the door of the design world she has launched her new blog Effortless Style .  I have been giddy with excitement over her move and simply adore the new blog design... How cute is this?

It just so happens that her Effortless Style Blog is also the name of her Interior Decorating Business Effortless Style Interiors found here.

Camila's designs are fun and colorful and she is an amazing DIYer.  Just today she posted about adding trim to her plain white ikea curtains. She took blah curtains and transformed them to fab with this colorful orange trim.

 Congrats Camila!

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Attire

Have you decided yet what you are wearing for Thanksgiving?  I have so I thought it'd be fun to share it with you.  Usually I don't plan outfits in advance but this year I took the plunge and planned it.  Do you dress up for the holidays or keep it casual?

Sweater via
Dress via
Belt via
Boots via
Bag via

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Lately I have been searching the web for inspiration and art is where I am finding it.  And until yesterday, I was unaware that Gilt offered art on their site too.  Yay!  I am in love with these Vintage Fashion Sketches by a Florida-based artist.  The sketches are digitally produced using archival links from outfits circa the '60s and '70s courtesy of some of the world's leading fashion houses, Chanel, Dior and Givenchy to name a few.  Aren't they gorgeous?  My walls are screaming for them.
What's inspiring you lately?

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Monday, November 22, 2010

It's on

Are you in a shopping frenzy yet?  I am, a little.  Although I keep finding things for myself and buying them instead of for my family.  So far, I have bought boots, boots and then some boots.  Okay, maybe not that many but for now enough.  On the clothes front, I have grabbed a few goodies but still have a few more pieces I am in search of.  Now for the family, Jake has one christmas gift, my mom has some stocking stuffers (please don't let the kids read this).  It's clear, I have a LONG way to go.  Luckily, I'll be waking up earlier than any person should and braving the longest lines I've ever seen (aside from those at Disneyland) and participating in Black Friday?  Do you shop on Black Friday?  I do it mostly to bond with my sis in law although this year I am going prepared at least I hope too.

Back to boots, here are a few of my new favorites....

Deals today
Target - buy one boot and get a second 1/2 off.  
Nordstrom - It's the Women and Kids half-yearly sale which means some good deals. 
Payless shoes - Buy one and get 1/2 off everything. Need I say more. 

Black Friday
Express - everything 40% off before 12 noon, after noon 30% off on Thursday only. 
(excludes clearance items)
Toys r us - some items up to 50% off
Target - some items up to 50% off

(all black friday deals found via)

Any deals out there you wanna share???

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Boy's Room

Both of my son's rooms are nearing completion.  And with only a few finishing touches in the works it's time to dress up Jake's walls.  While on holiday recently, I discovered these amazing vintage Yosemite posters.  Sadly the two we wanted were sold out but while searching online today I discovered these.  All that is left to do is pull the plug; which two would you choose?

I find these posters as a great alternative to the typical cookie cutter kids room art.  Aside from being a great alternative they are also affordable.  An average poster is 7 bucks and if you choose to frame them it puts each piece at around 30 bucks, not bad! 

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Room in progress

Hi Lovelies -  Thanks for the kind words during my much needed time away.  Now that I am back I am jumping right in.  So let's talk decorating.  One of the many rooms that are being decorated in my house is the Guest/Craft room.  Due to limited funds for this room it is taking WAY longer than I had hoped. No promise as to when it will be complete but I am working on it!  Here's a peek.....

Like?  I am having a hard time choosing a paint color, any suggestions?  Presently the walls are beige and boring! :)  All input is REALLY appreciated.  L to R, Lamps, Bed Pillows, Curtains

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Free at last!

Our life right now is a game of catch up for me and my family.  
We are fortunate that life is getting back to normal now that Eric is finished with chemotherapy and officially CANCER FREE (we got the news yesterday)!  It has been a long 10 months since Eric was diagnosed with cancer and we/I have a lot to take care of in the coming weeks.  
That being said, I need to take some time off my blog.   
The giveaway I have planned for this week will be when I return in two weeks. 
Take care my friends and see you soon! 

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A night out, blogger's taking over & shoe envy

For my next date night I am thinking that I will wear one of these outfits.  Like?  The animal print makes me feel a bit sassy and I am loving all platform heals at the moment.  Since all of these pieces, minus the shoes are from H&M, I know that they are wallet friendly.  Score!  

Have you seen this feature on some popular bloggers in Glamour?  I am thinking that bloggers are taking over the world.  You?

Last but not least, all of these shoes are on my wish list.  Can you believe they are all Nine West?  Love them.  Two of them are featured above in my City Chic.  Like?

Tomorrow I will post about our spooktacular weekend. Things haven't slowed down so I am a bit behind this week.  Also, I have a giveaway this week so stay tuned.  

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