Friday, July 29, 2011

Space Planning

Make Room

Check out this cool space planning tool at Urban Barn.  You can customize measurements for your exact room and try out new arrangements before actually moving the furniture.

My husband hates it when I want to move furniture.  Especially since he gets to do all of the lifting.  He really hates it when I tell him that I don’t like the new arrangement, and he has to move everything back to where it originally was.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Yellow Decor

I love all things yellow.  It’s been my favorite color as long as I’ve known my colors.  Here’s some yellow decor from Pinterest….where else!

Paisley Settee from Horchow.  Only $1,499.  (I didn’t say this was affordable inspiration!)

DIY painted bookcase

Collaged Headboard (and other inspiration pics) from Centsational Girl

Roman Shades from Smith and Noble


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

DIY Console Table

Check out this awesome DIY console table at Young House Love.

I really need my husband to build one of these!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Running out of printer ink?

I am THAT Lady shares how she prints coupons even when she’s out of ink!

Genius idea…I’ll have to try this.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Dinner Ideas

Need some dinner inspiration?  Check out these mouth-watering recipes!


Nacho Casserole from Jen Loves Kev

Penne with Ricotta and Bacon from Rachael Ray

Killer Club Sandwich from Pioneer Woman

Baked Ravioli with Chicken Sausage from Real Simple

Asian Turkey Meatballs from Made in Melissa’s Kitchen


Friday, July 22, 2011

DIY Chalkboard Table

This DIY chalkboard table looks so fun!

I’m keeping my eyes open for a great garage sale find to try this on.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Budget Cleaning Tips

This Mama Loves Her Bargains shares some simple, cost effective ways to clean your home with baking soda and vinegar.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Recreating Outfits


J’s Everyday Fashion tells you how to use inspiration photos to create a look.

I love using Pinterest to keep track of my favorite looks to try later.  I try to pin outfits that have similar pieces to those I already have in my closet.  It keeps me from wearing the same outfits all the time and makes me feel like I have new clothes when I don’t!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Owl Obsession

Usually owls creep me out, but lately I’ve been loving all of the cutesy owl stuff that’s so popular right now.  Here are some of my favorites:

Gorjana owl stud earrings at ShopBop
Owl cupcake cake from Disney Family Fun
Owl pillow from ManicMuffinTote’s Etsy shop
Little girl’s owl purse from Gingercake
Owl gift bag from Lisa Storms
Owl necklace from Lulubugjewelry’s Etsy shop
Owl cupcakes from Kara’s Party Ideas


Monday, July 18, 2011

Color Quiz

Find your ideal colors with HGTV’s Color Personality Quiz.  (Look for it in the middle of the page…I had a hard time finding it at first).

The quiz takes you through 7 questions, which reminded me of Emily’s style diagnostic on Secrets From a Stylist…love that show.  (Saturdays @ 8pm central on HGTV.  DVR it)!

Anyway, my quiz said that I love bright, vibrant colors like red, orange, and yellow.  It was right on.  Walk into my house and you’ll see at least one of those colors in nearly every single room.

What did your quiz say?  Were you surprised?


Friday, July 15, 2011

Weekend Style

Already Pretty talks about weekend style vs. comfort.

I must admit, I’m all about comfort on the weekends if I’m just hanging around the house.  If we go out, I’ll put on jeans (real jeans….no pajama jeans for me!) and a cute top, but nothing over the top.  What about you?

(After writing this post, I noticed that pajama jeans are on sale this week at CVS for $39.99.  See page 4.  They make me giggle).


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Party Tips

 Check out these party tips from Young House Love before you plan your next in-home party. 


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Weekly Obsession – Maxi Dresses & Skirts

I really love the maxi trend this summer. I loved wearing maxis in the early 2000s, but haven’t worn one since. Now I’m officially obsessed again!

Lucky for me, I won a $100 ShopBop gift card and ordered this Splendid gray maxi skirt.  (The most expensive piece of cotton I’ve ever worn, but also the most comfy…love it!)

Then I won a Kohl’s gift card and ordered this Daisy Fuentes black maxi dress.

Yeah for free things!  So excited to wear these…the possibilities are endless.

Enjoy the blogger inspiration below, and go buy your own maxi!

Sew Much Ado looks so cute in this purple maxi skirt.  She even teaches you how to make your own.
love Maegan keeps it simple with neutrals.
Short of Something adds a pop of color and uses brown as an unexpected neutral to a black & white dress. 
Kendi Everday shows us how easy it is to wear a maxi dress.  Simple, pretty, and comfy.
Love this color blocking look from Academichic.  She’s actually wearing a dress, but it looks like a skirt.  Now that’s versatility!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Heartsy Deal – $5 sign up bonus + $5 off your first order!

Heartsy - Exclusive deals on fabulous handmade designer items at members-only prices.

Heartsy is a really cool daily deal site that features discounted gift certificates to Etsy shops. 

Right now they are offering a $5 credit when you sign up HERE.  You can also use code JULY15 to get another $5 off your order.  Valid until July 15, 2011.

Many Heartsy deals are $10 or less, so you could get something for free. 

I ordered these earrings today, and they were completely free!  Can’t beat that!

Let me know what other great deals you find!


Make your own scratch-offs


Check out this cool tutorial on how to make your own scratch-offs from Martha Stewart.

Be sure to read the comments for some additional tips!

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