Tuesday, July 17, 2012


While I was gone for a week, my hubby bought me a Ninja. I absolutely LOVE it!! I use it at least two times a day! So far, this has been my favorite milkshake I've made:

Reese Pieces Milkshake! It tastes so good!! It is also low calorie. I LOVE Hungry Girl & her recipes!! Have you tried any? What's your favorite?

Image: Hungry Girl

Thursday, June 21, 2012

curtains with trim

The decor that's been on my mind lately is curtains! Our new apartment is going to have 9ft ceilings which means the curtains I have now aren't going to work. That's one of my pet peeves, curtains that look like capris! lol I love when curtains touch the floor, it's so elegant!

One of my ideas is to buy sheer or white curtains and add trim. Here are two of my favorites!

DIY modern fringed curtains

I love the dark contrast between the black tassel trim & the white flowly curtains. I love the modern vibe it gives! The cherry yellow pom pom trim is also too cute!! Still debating.... :)

Have you ever tried tassel or pom pom trim?

Friday, June 15, 2012

Bath & Body Works

Have you been to Bath & Body Works lately? They are having their semi-annual sale now. Be careful, it can be dangerous! lol They are having the best sales! While I was there, I fell in love with two candles:

Summer Boardwalk:

"Like memories of the best summer spent at the beach - caramel-glazed popcorn, warm taffy-apples and salted, sweet cream." ~B&BW

"Just like the perfect ice cream sundae – creamy vanilla, rich toffee and sweet almond blossom with a cherry on top." ~B&BW

Can you say delicious?! They names are so cute! Ice Cream Shop & Summer Boardwalk, how cute is that?!  The pictures on the candles are so adorable as well! Not to mention the beautiful description! They are both in my top 10 ever best selling candles. Seriously, and I love candles! Unfortunately, they aren't included in the sale. {I guess because they are brand new scents} Although at the check-out counter, I did find the mini Summer Boardwalk for $2. It's regular $3.50. Yes, I snatched it up! It's so little & adorable. It makes up for the smallness lol. My eyes are definitely watching these two guys to go on sale. My husband & I love to randomly drive down to the beach & walk on the boardwalk and share a waffle cone. Maybe that's why I love them so much! :)

Have you been to the Semi-Annual Sale? Any favorite products?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

glass table-top dining!

Let's talk dining room tables! I LOVE pedestal tables. There is just something about them that I adore! My husband & I recently discovered that he liked glass-top tables. We thought it would be awesome if we could combine the two together. An extra extra added bonus is that having a glass-top dining table in our apartment is going to be super awesome because it is going to look light & airy, not taking up much space. While I was on Craigslist {again! haha} I found this beauty:

Imagine her in a coat of white glossy paint with a beautiful round glass-top! Are ya with me!? :D We called & picked her up yesterday! I can't wait to get to work on her! Here are a few examples of glass-top dining tables:

Monday, June 11, 2012

mad about barstools!

Our new place is going to have a breakfast bar, so excited! We haven't decided what type or color stools that we would like to purchase yet.

I love this room below!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Mirrored Furniture

I've got big news! We are moving! Not far away, a few miles down the road to an apartment. Yes, an apartment! Mirrored furniture is in my future! ;)

{A Cup of Mai}

LOVE this idea!! Yep, I'm sold! A ghost chair would also be so lovely!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Chloe Sofa!

Calvin & I have had our sectional since we have been married, a little over 5 years! {Sorry for the horrible iphone picture! This was the picture I used for Craigslist} (: Anyhoo, I was a little sad to see it go because it was our first piece of furniture that we purchased together. {I'm so sentimental!} We also had another sectional & a sofa set given to us, so up on Craigslist they went as well! I was so excited to sofa shop!!

We used our new moolah for a new sofa. So exciting!! We decided on the sofa "Chloe" from Macy's in ivory. Absolutely love it! On that particular day, it was 20% off, what a blessing!!

Isn't she gorgeous? I'm so thankful! I spotted it online first. And it was love at first sight. (: God spoke to me & told me not to get too attached because if it isn't comfortable then I should continue looking. I'm so thankful that I heard God say that. My husband works so hard & the last thing he needs is an uncomfortable & hard couch to lay on after a hard day's work! lol Sometimes I get so caught up in the details & lovliness, I tend to forget about pracitcalness haha. My husband is so practical, which balances me out. I kid & call him prati-cal... because his name is Calvin & his nickname is Cal. lol Okay, moving on!

As I was saying in my last post, whenever I spot something I really love, I google it to see what it looks like in real homes. I found this image & I was smitten!

{Knight Moves}

See what I mean?! Gorgeous! I saved a folder of about twenty images of the Chloe sofa to see how she looks in different living rooms. Yep, loved it even more! The next day we went to Macy's & looked at it in the store. Calvin sat down first. I was too scared it was going to be hard as a rock haha. Calvin's face lit up & he said he loved it! I immediately sat down into its cushiony goodness! We bought it! I can't wait until it gets here! God is just so so good!

Here are some of my favorite living rooms with white tufted sofas:

What do you think? Are tufted couches a yes or no in your book? Do tell! (:

Images: Decor Pad, Adore, Macy's, Knight Moves

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Ikea Lack TV Stand

 I instantly fell in love with this apartment below. {If anyone knows the source, please let me know! I saved it on my computer & forgot to add the source, oops!}I love everything about it; from the modern sleek lines to the pop of blues & greens throughout. Currently I'm on the search for a sleek & simple tv stand. I looove the tv stand in this apartment. 

First things first, I immediately went to Ikea's website! I spotted the "lack" tv stand in white for $49.99 It's definitely on the list! I then went to google and tried to find what it looked like in "real life" (: I love to do this because it gives you a better idea of the size, scale, opinions, etc.
 Emily Snuffer
 It is used here as a coffee table, pretty cool!

This is ikea's picture above. Absolutely love it! I love the way you can still decorate around it. That's a MUST! =)

 Has anyone owned the ikea lack tv stand? Likes or dislikes? I'll let you know if I decide to buy it or not! =)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Travels & Kendra Scott!

Hey everyone! Sorry I have been out for a while. It's been crazy here! I have been out of town every.single.weekend. this month including 10 days in the middle. It's good to be getting back in routine today. My husband & I went with his mother to California on a business trip to help out & babysit the kids while she was away for the week & to give her a break. First off, California is AMAZING!! We are already planning our trip back! We got to see so much stuff, but we definitely want to go back & see more. It will also be a totally different experience with just the two of us, versus babysitting 4 kids! hehe (:

While we were in Beverly Hills, I spotted the Kendra Scott store! It was so awesome to see all the beautiful, colorful, bright jewelry all in one place! Talk about eye candy! I was in heaven! (: Kendra Scott only has three store locations: Beverly Hills, Austin, & Dallas. It was definitely a treat to have the pleasure to shop inside the store, the two girls working there were very friendly & helpful! I'll definitely be back when I'm in Cali again. 


{Kendra Scott}
 Calvin bought me this pair of beautiful earrings as an anniversary present {our 5th anniversary was May 26th!} I absolutely love them & him too! ;) They came in the cutest dust bag too!

I have the earrings on in this picture, click on the picture to enlarge  (:

I promise to be back blogging more, I've missed it! Until then, I'm going to start unpacking & doing laundry! Have an awesome Memorial Day!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

iPhone Case Shopping

My Kate Spade iPhone case broke yesterday. I was sad, but also excited to get a new one. Love when that happens! I went to the website Society 6 & oh my goodness. The choices. The designs. Ahhh! Haha There were sooo many to choose from! Here were my top 10:

And the winner is the last one {the yellow vw!} It is especially close to my heart because I own a VW! Although it isn't pink or turquoise with sparkles {like my usual picks haha} it is very different & unique which I also absolutely love. The one that came in a very close second was #9, that may be my next one. I love all the vintage 50s clothes in front of that cute shop.

Have you ever been to Society 6? If you haven't, go check it out!

Photos: Society 6

{Click picture to go to link}

Monday, March 26, 2012

Springtime Color!

I am sooo happy it is Spring!!! I love how the earth really feels like it comes to ALIVE. I'm so thankful that we haven't had much of a winter in Virginia Beach. I absolutely LOVE the weather here! But there was still something missing from December~February {yes only, February, my daffodils starting blooming in the middle of February!} that something was COLOR. I'm so happy to see color again; from fashion, decor, & nature!

Spring Is Nature's Way Of Saying "Let's Party!"
~Robin Williams

So speaking of color, I LOVE these rooms!

via Atlanta Homes & The Lenoxx

Monday, March 19, 2012

Backyard Spaces and Patios

Lately I have been daydreaming of beautiful outdoor spaces. It's been such a gorgeous month. Looking at these beautiful spaces makes me want to dive in & start decorating our backyard!

A beautiful backyard space, friends, music, laughter, sunshine, twinkle lights . . . what more could you ask for?! =)

What about you? Have you started thinking about your backyard/balcony space?

Images via pinterest