Green vases

Monday, June 27, 2011

Last month, my roommate and I hosted a little Kentucky Derby party. Our goal was to make it more domestic than our typical parties (where our decorations consist of beer bottles and various assortment of leftover holiday napkins), but to do so on a budget.

My favorite thing that came out of the Derby party (other than our delicious mint juleps) was our green idea to reuse wine bottles and empty mason alfredo sauce jars as the vases for the flowers. Next time I'll take better pics...

I think this will become a staple for our future parties/showers!

Top Five Tuesday - Summer Edition

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My top 5 favorite summer 2011 trends:

1. Nautical

2.  Maxi skirts
Victoria's Secret

3. Retro inspired sunnies
TOMS, Nordstrom

4. Pops of Neon

5. Printed shorts
J Crew

Here's to you, Dad

Friday, June 17, 2011

What is everyone doing for Father's Day weekend? We are heading to my dad's happy place, the Lake of the Ozarks, to hopefully bask in the sun but at the very least, drink bloody marys and play board games.

So in honor of my very wonderful father, I'd like to share with you all our father/daughter song.....  this is not a joke. It's just how awesome my dad is... :)

Vacay announcement!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Exactly one month from today, I will be embarking on a South American adventure!!! And to make it extra sweet, I'll be with the man in my life (we'll call him Blue Eyes)... I simply cannot wait to see these sites:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Aahhhhh! Now, time to fill out my Visa form and get cookin' on where to stay.....

Chalk it up

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I am your typical oldest child, type A list-maker, task crosser-outer with an affinity for pretty, creative and eclectic things. Basically, I have a constant right brain/left brain battle. Examples: My planner is meticulously kept, but I write in purple felt pens and don't follow the lines. I have tons of cool ideas for projects that are stowed away in a small filing box in my linen closet.

Lately I've really been digging the flexibility and function of chalkboards. If I didn't live in a rental, you can bet I'd be going to Home Depot for chalkboard paint this week. Here are some of my recent favorites:

Mary Kate McDevitt via Studio Sweet Studio 
Pottery Barn


500 Days of Summer

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