Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
One of the perks of owning a dog: the accessories!!!! Clockwise from top Left: Jonathan Adler tennis ball set, Harry Barker Eiffel Tower chew toy, Doggie-Raptor costume, Harry Barker Refreshing Spray , Martha Stewart bowls and mat, Jonathan Adler leashes and harnesses, Harry Barker round safari bed, studded turquoise collar, Woodstock Dog sweater, Rory center
Our new little family!
This past month my husband and I did something I thought we would never do. We agreed on a dog. For us this was quite the accomplishment and without a little fate and happy circumstances, I don't think this would have ever happened.
First of all, let me start by saying something that may shock you. I am not a dog person, and I am not a fan of most of the dogs I meet. I almost feel that saying this is the same as saying "I don't like your baby", because of the reaction I get from most of the dog lovers in this world. I really can't help it that I don't like bad smells, my things chewed, fur everywhere, and slobber. The worst part is that I truly believe that dogs sense my dislike for them and they taunt me by barreling me down and licking me whenever possible. This, to me, is not enduring and I hate it!
My husband, on the other hand, loves dogs and the bigger the better. As much as he wanted one I told him that I, not being a "dog person", would be miserable with a big dog and I would hold anything that the dog did against him forever.
My cold heart finally started to warm up towards the idea of a dog when Rudy came into my life. Rudy is a dashing dachshund my friend Aubre found collar less on the side of a country road. She took him in and he has been the best dog ever. I truly love Rudy and for years now my husband and I keep him whenever Aubre goes out of town. Because of Rudy, I began to think that I may could have a dog of my own if it was small of course like Rudy. Now I found a dog I could live with, but my husband became the weary one declaring that small dogs are yappy and bratty with Rudy being the exception.
Rudy really must have worked his magic on his last stay with us, because after he left my husband finally agreed that we could find our own Rudy.
We weren't actively looking for a dog, but my friend knew we were interested and she told us that she knew of an abandoned chihuahua-dachshund mix that needed a home. The dogs rescuer kindly allowed us to give the dog a test drive and after a few hours we knew he was perfect!
Rory "Glitter Paw" Baucum-Parrish doesn't bark or shed much and he is practically potty-trained. Although he is small, he is tough enough for my big dog loving husband, and we are both obsessed with him!
I know this post is a bit long for me, but I really think there is a dog out there for everyone. Even if you are not a "dog-person".
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
While doing some Saturday morning blog searching I came across Glitter Mint, an adorable blog with great DIY's and ideas. I first came across the blog because of their Rodarte star clip DIY, and upon further reading I found these paint rollers as one of their Fave 5's. These rollers seem like a much easier alternative to stencils and a much cheaper alternative to wallpaper. I'm totally sold, and can't wait to use these when decorating my grown-up home that I will one day own. Find these amazing rollers for $26.00 at The Painted House.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Last weekend I caught up on a pile of unread magazines and came across this Terry Richardson spread in Harper's Bazaar. I don't think I would ever rainbow bright my hair, but I do admire anyone who would!
Saturday, December 1, 2012
"Professor Richard Weston is not only an eminent academic, he is also "fashion's most unexpected new design star", according to British Vogue. Manipulating and exaggerating images of minerals, fossils and rocks, his collection of truly original pieces will transform even the simplest of looks." -Net-a-Porter
When fashion and rocks collide, I explode with excitement! If you don't know me, here's a little personal tid bit. I love rocks, preferably shiny and colorful ones, and you can refer to this post for more rock love. If I had an iPhone or the iPad 2 (so bummed the case doesn't work for the first iPad), these Weston cases are what they would be adorned in. Shop for amazing prints at Weston Earth Images and find the tech accessories and scarves at net-a-porter.
Oh and don't forget to sign up for my 8x10 photo canvas giveaway!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Tom Ford "Nikita" cat eyes, Chanel nail polish in Graphite, and a signed copy of Andy Cohen's book Most Talkative, thanks to Mom, Dad, and Jimmy
Jaimmmmmeee! I don't normally smoke, but they're pink and twas my bday! I felt like shit the next day.
Macaroons from Nicole+Volupsa candle from Hallie+Parks and Rec on Netflix=Lovely Sunday Eve
Friday, November 23, 2012
Photos from Pinterest
My 8x10 black and white childhood Halloween canvas on display
In my opinion, some of the best art is the art you create yourself. Believe it or not, everyone is an artist and if you have a neglected space that needs some life, how about sprucing it up with one of your own personal photos. Whether it is a treasured family photo or a beautiful landscape picture that you took on your last vacation, why not blow it up and make it a masterpiece.
The kind people at Printcopia, gave me the opportunity to take one of my photos and make it a work of art. I gladly took that opportunity and had one of my favorite childhood Halloween photos turned into a canvas. The website was super easy to use and my order arrived in two days. I love the results and I definitely plan on using their services again.
At Printcopia you can upload any of your photos, have them blown-up from 8x8 to 24x36, and have them printed on photo paper, canvas, or acrylic. These would make great personal holiday gifts and right now their canvas prints are 25% off with free shipping!
Want a chance to win a free 8x10 canvas print from Printcopia? It's so easy just follow these steps:
1. Follow my blog.
2. Tell me in the comments section what photo you would get printed if you won the canvas.
3. "Like" my Facebook Page
So easy, right? Thank you, good luck and I will announce a winner Friday December 7th.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Turning 30 and having a baby has really transformed Beyonce into the coolest lady in the world!
I hope you and your loved ones are having a lovely Thanksgiving. I am thankful for what is shown above, that I have all day to lounge and blog till dinner at 7:30, Rudy, the weenie dog I am babysitting, my family, friends, and oh yeah, it's my birthday!