Finally! We leave on Friday for our family trip to Spain where we will visit my husband's family. We go every year and we usually stay for three weeks. So fun, but when it comes to packing for this trip I kind of feel like I'm putting together a puzzle. For example, I make sure that if I take a skirt it has at least three different tops and a couple of pairs of shoes with which I can wear it with....that sort of thing. Then, I need to make sure I have clothes for when its too hot or for when its chillier than usual. And all this has to fit in one suitcase! Add to this the fact that I want to look cute every single day. This is where the practical packing guide comes in to help.
I hope your week is going well so far.... Phew! I have done so many things it feels like its Friday.....ha! and its only Tuesday. Well, I have here some cute pieces that would add character to any home. I discovered this online store called Apartment 48 and they have some fabulous home decor accessories, and furniture, and even kitchenware. It is a perfect store for gifts or for little touches to finish up a room. These four were my favorites. Let me tell you why-
I spotted this Chicago design and remodel home by Summer Thornton on Gabrielle's and Nancy's blogs at the end of last week and I had to reblog. I just had to share with you this beautiful home and all the things that I love in it. First of all, its never easy to do a green and red room without it looking Christmasy....and not only is this room not Christmasy....it is out of this world fabulous! The thin stripes are so elegant, the lacquered side tables are beautiful, and of course these velvet chairs at the foot of the bed are perfection. Add that pop of black in the curtains and lamp shades, and that velvet green headboard and you have one of the best bedrooms I have seen in a while.
Happy Father's day weekend!! I'm so excited I get to spend it with my dad this year. Sometimes we can make it work, but not always. So its extra special when we can spend Father's day together. Let me tell you a few things about my dad- like the image above says my dad is and has been my anchor. He makes me feel safe and protected and always adored. He is one of the gentlest and most tender souls I know. He is brilliant, courageous, and perseverant. And he has faced the most trying of times with grace, patience and humor.
A cute, elegant, summer and modern outfit inspired by this refreshing swimming scene by artist Monica Ramos. (The sandals are on sale!!) Minty fresh is the name of the game today.
I saw this bathroom on Pinterest and was immediately drawn to the splatter paint wallpaper. So fun right?! So many DIYs pop in my head with this splatter paint technique. How about splattering just a simple white table lamp shade to add some excitement? Easy and probably therapeutic to do. I will keep this one on the back burner. Happy Hump day friends! Oh and obsessed with the Oscar de La Renta dinnerware line!! and with this Biscuit Bedding.
This Mawi sparkly clutch has been living rent free in my mind for a while now. And since many times I sue this blog as therapy I can post it here in hopes that one of you get it and enjoy it. Its happy, lively, BEAUTIFUL, fun, and it can pretty much be the outfit itself. You don't need much else but I just loved these classic gold sandals. And because your home deserves the same amount of reflective quality I present to you this fabulous leaf pendant and this shiny cool throw pillow. Both are sexy and chic.