Saturday, April 30, 2011

Contemplating curtains

For some reason curtains make me think of Dr. Suess's There's a Wocket in my Pocket. Anyways, I've decided I'm going to go for it and do some curtains in the bedroom. I hate how the vertical blinds look and would look the ability to make it a little darker in there in the summer. I'm going to follow this no sew tutorial from younghouselove. Now, I just need to decided which fabric! What do you think?
 Ignore the photos on the wall, they're gone now. I'm working on that photo gallery for above the bed.
 Of course my little Quincy had to be in the photo.
 I wouldn't use this one but I do love it.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Fashion Friday: The Royal Wedding

Of course! It's all anyone's been talking about lately right? How appropriate for it to fall on Friday too. Now, growing up on this side of the pond, I'm not a huge hat fan. However, I know how those English love them. There were a couple hats I enjoyed but over all, I thought most were over the top. Kate's dress, while not at all what I expected, was absolutely beautiful. Most of all though, I loved her earrings. They were custom designed by her parents and have some special meaning which you can read about here.

 These hats I like. Doesn't help that these girls are gorgeous.
I think her outfit was appropriate, classy and very cute.
While I hate both of their hats I do love the outfit on the right. The pleated skirt, cute heels and pretty jacket. All in a beautiful blush color. Perfect.

 Check out that train!
 Classic, Grace Kelly-esque.
The earrings! Aren't they just to die?!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ooh La La!

Saturday we went to T' sisters house and dyed eggs with our niece. T took the task quite seriously and using some small hair rubber bands he created stripes in the center of the egg before dying it in a couple different colors. The outcome was pure perfection- I think it has a nice, French flair to it. As you can see, he is quite proud of this egg and he should be! Ooh La La, indeed!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Glamour

I think this is one of the most glamorous brides I have ever seen. Her hair and makeup are impeccable and that dress is perfection. Truly inspiring. Doesn't hurt that she has a perfect profile either.
I like how the bridesmaids have non matching pink dresses. They go together without looking like clones. 


Tuesday, April 26, 2011


It's complete! Remember the beginning stages from this post? Well, I completed it last week and absolutely love it! It was definitely a fun, cheap and easy project.
Framed mirror- $6.99 at Goodwill
Chalkboard paint (which I've re used) -$8
Blue paint for trim (a sample size from Lowes)- $4
Project total: $18. Not bad!

Again, I'm not pleased with my photography. Not sure what my deal is lately but please ignore the crookedness of these:

1.) Yes, I did paint my ugly white trash can with chalkboard paint and I love it.
2.) Notice how the pretty Eiffel tower went from ooh la la to being taken over by King Kong? You can thank T for that laugh.
3.) I need to get an actual eraser.
4.) In that very last picture you can just barely see where I cracked the corner of the mirror. Oops.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday Links 4.25

How sweet are these sea otters?

Now this is a little girl, princess party!

Feeling stressed? Cope.

Bike beer holder, necessary?

I love this weekly feature. Goes to show just how inspiring these classy ladies are.

Man vs. Woman -The color spectrum

I wish we'd known about this egg decorating technique in time for Easter.