Friday, June 28, 2013

Bar Carts

I'm thinking about...

Cocktails. It's been a long week.



all images via pinterest

Here's a few of my favorites:

Lulu & Georgia

Society Social
Beautiful aren't they? I'm torn between the Lulu & Georgia and the Society Social.
I can't decide and I can't wait.
  I think I'm just gonna mix this little number up for myself.  Care to join me?

Recipe here

Do you have a bar cart set up in your house? Or are you just free-stylin' it like me tonight?
Have a GREAT weekend and thanks for reading!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Calling it Home guest post!

People, I'm so honored to be guest posting for Linda on one of the best and not to mention popular design and garden blogs Calling it Home. 

I can't believe she picked little 'ole me and my new blog. That's just crazy. But go check it out! I have completed another before and after on her site (I just loooove before and afters, don't you?)

But don't leave too quickly poke around she's got some cool DIY and an amazing design series called the One Room Challenge.

Please do me a favor my most loyal readers and click below!!! xoxo

Click on the below webpage or you can click here!

Thanks for reading!!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Obsessing over...




design within reach
You likey? Yes? No?
How about with a large rustic farm table?
Can't get these eames chairs out of my mind. I'll be buying a new kitchen table and chairs soon and considering these.
Never would have gone in this direction a few years back but am now seriously contemplating.... thoughts, questions, concerns?????
Also you'll never guess where I went shopping--
Go ahead and guess...
Go on...


Didja guess? JCP oh yeah... Pennies! and not your grandma's JCP.

EVERYONE has been chatting it up but I had to check out Jonathan Adler's Happy Chic for myself and examine the quality. I was impressed.  Definitely wasn't expecting the awesome display and the quality of the merch. I thought this bedding would be perfect for a tween, guest bedroom or a kid going off to college in August, right?

Go ahead take a trip to Pennies... they redid their ENTIRE home section (at least in King of Prussia, PA). Some really great finds or you can shop it online here.

Need help refreshing your home? Contact me for a consult at

Thanks for reading! xoxo

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Line 'em up! A great idea for container gardening ...

I don't know about you but when I design my container garden I usually think in pairs. Two planters together with a bunch of colorful flowers or boxwoods.

Entrance at our beach house rental
This year I'm going to create a more elegant feel and use multiples of the same container with the same plant in each. Say what? Check out the below images.

It's almost like creating a living wall or border on a patio or a deck.  This look would also be pretty amazing lined up around a pool or on a porch too. I'll be honest I'm so drawn to this look ... I just love it!




via Proven Winners

The best thing? You don't need fancy or expensive planters.  In fact, I really like containers with clean simple lines for this look because the impact is all in the numbers.

Here's two I have contemplated:

home depot

Thoughts? Do you like this look?? Too simple for you??

In other news...
In my weekend bag -



Did you notice a pattern? Why all jcrew? 30 percent off today of course!!

Oh ...and I found out the secret to making the best homemade lemonade on one of my favorite blogs Design Mom! You should check it out here!

Have a GREAT weekend and thanks for reading!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer rooms and three simple design solutions!

House of Turquoise



apartment therapy

"I  think of  summers of the past, adjust the base and let the alpine blast. Pop in my cd and let me run a rhyme. And put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime" --DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

Are you feelin' the summer vibe here?

How can you make your home feel more "summery"?

Try adding more bright white, crisp navy and soft colors throughout your home.

Here's a few summer must-haves:

Furbish Art
Joy & Revelry

Peeps you have to join Joy and Revelry flash sale website!!
These designers/bloggers know their stuff and sell the best items for your home:).

Serena & Lily throw

High Street Market

West Elm

Serena & Lily

Lulu & Georgia pouf
Anthropologie book

Lulu & Georgia rug

Lulu & Georgia rug


Okay today I'm spilling the beans...

Guess what three items I will not and can not live without?

3M Command Strips

Are you still hanging art with a hammer and nails?

That's just crazy talk. You need to try command strips they securely hold large pictures, lightweight mirrors, art canvases and pretty much anything you need to hang on the wall.

I LOVE them. Let me say that again. I LOVE them.

No stress or pressure about hanging something and damaging a wall or changing my mind a week later ... just pull off the velcro strips no problem. But please read the directions and I wouldn't hang anything crazy heavy with  them either. You can read more about them here.

Crazy Awesome Rug Pad

In my opinion,  this is the perfect rug pad. Not too thick not too thin, holds onto that rug like it's his job. Perfect and reasonably priced.

And for the Outdoor Room?
Six plants that repel mosquitoes

Oh yeah ....  it's summer.  I don't know about you but mosquitoes love me. I can't go outside without coming back in with at least ten new bites. The solution? Plant flowers that mosquitoes hate!

So I'll be planting these babies this summer on my deck and I'll let you know if it works:)

Lemon Balm
Citronella Grass
You can read the article here. I found it on my local gardening supply website Keystone Gardens.

How do you get your house summer-ready? I'd love to know!

Want to make your house feel more summer-like? contact me at

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