Tuesday, July 31, 2012

DIY Pendant light

What a cool DIY Idea!!!!! Ping Pong Balls sprayed with spray paint! Found this idea on Poppytalk
"Spray balls in groups using a different color for each group (might be nice to do with an ombre effect too). They used 30 balls per group (6 rows) for a total of 180 balls for a 45 cm diameter shade. Drill a small hole with the needle into opposite ends of each ball. Using nylon thread make garlands knotting one end first then pulling thread through each ball from one hole to the other (like beading) filling up the string until all balls are used to the diameter size of your frame; tie the wire up against the last ball. Tie the garland of balls around the lampshade structure/base, repeat next garland, and so on and so on until the entire shade is covered. Hang from a pendant string light."  Wow!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Baby announcement

It's Official!!!!! My husband and I are having a little baby BOY in December!!!!!
We are beyond excited to meet him :o)
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white lace top

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What a great idea, I've got a white lace top from Forever 21 that I'm open to trying this way! (post baby, obviously!!!!!) :o)
Image via Pintrest

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Melted Crayon Artwork

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Have any of you guys seen this Melted Crayon artwork before? I think it looks pretty cool! Might have to give it a try!I really like the dark canvas with the blues in the first photo!!!!! :o)
Via: Pintrest

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fresh salad ideas for SUMMER

 Health Kick: Summer Salads
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{southwestern salad}
{watermelon, heirloom tomato and feta salad}
{orzo, basil, lemon, tomato and feta salad} My Bestie makes this and its AHMAZE Balls!!!!!!
{thai salad fix ins}
{watermelon kiwi salad}
{baby fruit salad} - Obviously I threw this one in there bc I'm 5 and a half months preggos!  :o)

photos Via my favorite, Pintrest, coastal living.com,

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pinata cookies

O. M. G. I could die right now if I had these ADORABLE cookies in front of me! I happened to stumble on these Cinco de Mayo Pinata cookies on Pintrest and I'm OBSESSED>
Need to make these or have one of my friends make them!
Pinata cookies
Cinco de Mayo pinata sugar cookies
According to the directions, you die the dough with food coloring, layer it and freeze it, then start assembling the little Pinatas with a center portion open for goodies!~ YUM-O!!!!!
Colored dough balls
Layering the colored dough
Slices of frozen dough
Cutting inside out of the pinata cookie
Second cookie filled with frosting glue for top pinata cookie
Final product: pinata sugar cookie!

Colorblock stripe top

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If you missed out on the JCrew version of this color blocked stripe top (Right) why not scoop this one up from Juicy Couture {Left}
Luckily I scooped the Color block top up before it sold out, but this one it quite similar and on sale!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

decorative chic target pillows

How cute are these decorative pillows from Target?!?!?!Crushing!!!!!! I could totally think of places to throw these, maybe even one in the baby room!
{Slate Blue / Khaki Green / Dark Chocolate / Golden Yellow / Elephant Grey / Paprika}

Friday, July 20, 2012

It's a 10 review

Its a 10 plus Keratin: I've been using this every day for the past few months and I LOVE it. I have noticed it helps ALOT with humidity control during the 90% humidity days we've been having recently in Washington D.C. NastY!!!  I also found it at Costco (I know, I was SHOCKED too) and scooped two back up bottles up! I'm beyond Obsessed.

 It's a 10 does these 10 amazing things:

1) Provides keratin for straightening treatments

2) Improves styling & manageability

3) Great for all hair types

4) Replenishes lost protein

5) Protects and replenishes the natural keratin in hair

6) Provides protection against heat

7) Balances hydration in hair

8) Adds shine and helps detangle & defrizz

9) Fortifies hair structure
10) Seals cuticles for extra smooth hair

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tory Burch Daily

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Did you guys know that Tory Burch has an app? I was over at the Tory Burch Blog today and noticed it! It's called Tory Daily.
This is how its described:  "Tory Burch’s first iPad and iPhone app, featuring acclaimed content from the Tory Blog, exclusive products, and mobile shopping — always with free shipping. Push notifications deliver daily curated stories and video on style, culture, travel, entertaining, music and philanthropy from our celebrated contributing editors."

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Back to basics for my skin!

When it comes to my skin, I have my fair share of breakouts and major Highs and Lows.

About two years ago, I was breaking out so bad that I finally went to see a dermatologist who recommended tons of different creams, pills and regimens to try, none of which worked for me until months later when we found my "magic combination" of creams! (After all, your face is what makes an impression on the world, and I was becoming self- conscious about it! Not good and TOTALLY not me!!!)

Fast forward to 2012-  I'm now 18 weeks pregnant and was breaking out horribly in my first trimester (and HATING IT) because I couldn't use any of the "harsh" creams that my doc had prescribed for my skin bc they would be unsafe for babers! NO!!!!!

Anywho- had to find a new safer regimen.....for those of you that suffer from acne/breakouts......here is my new "simple" non prescription routine. Hope this helps some of you! ( I realize this might look like allot, but hey, whatever it takes!!!!!) I've been loving my new found routine!

P.S.- if you don't trust me, check out the reviews on each of these products!

1) Estee Lauder advanced night repair ( to help skin turnover, and recovery)
2) Mario Badescu healing cream (heals zits FAST like NOBODY's business to prevent scarring)
3) Neutrogena Acne stress toner (usually every other day)
4) Kate Somerville anti bac clearing lotion (for day)
5) Dermalogica bedtime for breakouts cream (for night first, then Estee Lauder repair serum on top)
6) Clairsonic Mia (nightly with the sensitive skin brush)
Healing Cream
Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Triple Action Toner, 8 OunceKate Somerville - Anti Bac Clearing Lotion