Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Around My House

This summer I scored some really great items to spruce up the ole house, all together costing less than $30.00! 
1.The ultimate trash to treasure find! I was driving in my neighborhood when this lucite bookshelf on the side of the road caught my eye. Feeling like it was to good to be true, I made an abrupt U-turn to check out the shelf, thinking it must be made of flimsy plastic. Upon closer inspection I found that it was made of thick acrylic and in great shape. It just needed to be cleaned up a bit and it's new home is in my living room, replacing a small Target bookshelf that wasn't working for me. 
2. This tiny mirrored compact now sits on my vanity. I got it from an estate sale for $4.00, and I am guessing it is from the 50's. I feel in love the color and the old-fashioned thick-cut confetti glitter. It also reminded with me the latest Edie Parker collection.
3. & 4. I made this panel to go above my mantle. I hated the blank space behind my TV, so I stapled together sheets of foam board and originally covered it with wrapping paper. You can see the before panel in this post. I was over the yellow birds, plus the paper had air bubbles, so I finally re-covered it with a marble fabric I found on sale for $10.00 a yard. I'm not as crazy about it as I thought I would be, but it works for now.
5. & 6. I found this scrap leopard fabric at an estate sale for $2.50. I am going to use it to make throw pillows for my living room.
7. & 8. I had seen about 10 rolls of this snake print wrapping paper at T.J. Maxx, but passed on it because I have a ton of wrapping paper that barely gets used. After looking through some saved pics I came across the adorable snake print table shown above. I have always loved this table and I suddenly remembered the snake paper I had passed on months ago. I went back, thinking is was hopeless, and found one roll left. It was meant to be and now I will be on the hunt for a tiny table to decoupage with the paper.


Saturday, July 28, 2012


Just now finding these silly videos. Check out more here.

Friday, July 20, 2012

You Go Girls!

Congrats to Lena and Girls, on their Emmy nominations! Read Lena's reaction to the news right here.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Newest Obsession: Cage Purses

 Sisters Annette and Phoebe Stephens, creators of Anndra Neen

Just when I thought that nothing could beat a clear clutch, these magnicicent cage purses show up on the scene.  The hottest thing going right now is baring your soul and having the contents of your purse on display for all the world to see. Very satisfying for these prying eyes.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

My American Get Up

straw boater-Target, swimsuit-Pucci, shorts-Ann Taylor Loft, tote-Mary Katrantzou for Topshop, sunglasses- Illesteva Leonards

I ended up switching the Pucci bottoms with a leopard bottom, because you could see the top of my bum. To my fellow pool partiers, your welcome and Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012


Dammit to hell, I wish I could get married again.