Monday, January 31, 2011

Mindless Monday...Sunday Funday!

It felt like Springtime in Atlanta over the weekend but unfortunately it is a rainy Monday morning. I had a relaxing but productive weekend. 

 First off, I gave my pup Ryder a much needed bath!

We really look forward to Sunday family dinners in our house. Our sisters both live near by so we hosted them for dinner and a movie. The hubby got a Big Green Egg for Christmas which is a post for another day but he made pork tenderloin with a blackberry reduction-so yummy! I made potatoes and green beans for the sides...stay tuned for those recipes later this week.

My SIL was in charge of dessert and her Ricotta Blintzes w/ Boysenberry Syrup did not disappoint! 

How was your weekend?


All photos were taken by me using my iPhone and the CameraBag app.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Favorite Links Friday

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Another week has ended but it was full of fabulous content. Here are a few of my favorites links...

Another amazing edition Rue Magazine was released. These girls are so talented and I love their vision! It was such an honor to meet them at lavish in December.  

I was so jealous of the fun being had in Salt Lake City at the Alt Design Summit but I hope to attend next year. There are so many reviews floating around out there but I particularly liked the one over at With Style & Grace. A new blog I stumbled upon and love!

I totally want on of these Moroccan Poufs in my house. They can be used in any room. (via Kristen Ellis Design & Pulp Design Studios-the new company from Beth at Hello Splendor) launched their new site this week along with some more accessories that sparkle...perfect for Valentines Day!  

Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sweet Clementine

We are big fans of clementines in our house. They are perfect afternoon snack when I have a craving for something sweet.  I love the time of year when they are in season the and little crates fill up the produce area. There are so many unique and yummy ways to use clementines. I may have to try some of these fun recipes...

What is your favorite kind of fruit?


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Loves: Christian Louboutin

I want these but who doesn't want a pair of red soled Louboutins?!?! The classic black are on my wishlist, that way I can wear them with everything!

I also came across this cute blog while pursuing for beautiful

What luxury item are you currently dreaming about buying?


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Feeling Crafty with Felt

I have been eyeing these felt balls for a while fun are they?!?!
 1. Necklace  2. Rug  3. Garland  4. Wreath

The wreath is my favorite! I think I may take the plunge and follow these instructions and order the felt balls from here.  It sounds like hard work but totally worth the effort so I will keep you updated.

Have you found any new DIY projects or crafts lately that inspire you?

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Mindless Monday...Closets

I was so excited to organize my closet this weekend and after 2 days of it that is all I have on my mind. It doesn't look exactly like these but they are wonderful to look at!

Carrie's on Sex & the City...hello lover!

Stunning organization! 

Jenna Lyon knows J. Crew & shoes

RHOBH Lisa Vanderpump's beautiful sanctuary

So big!

Fairy tales can come true...

How was your weekend?


Friday, January 21, 2011

Pin of the Week-Happiness

This picture just caught my eye and made me happy! I am ready for Spring and a vacation to somewhere warm!

My hubby and I are going out on date night with my bestie Kristen and her hubby to dinner and ice skating at Piedmont Park. I can't wait!

What are your plans for the weekend?


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Recipe: Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

I wanted to share the recipe for the Chocolate Dipped Pretzels that I made around Christmas time but are the perfect sweet treat for anytime of the year.

I used a variation of this recipe here from Martha Stewart:

The chocolate melted very easily in the microwave

I did a few with Peanut Butter as the first layer-amazing!

I melted Peanut Butter in the microwave and drizzled it over a few of them and the non pareils added a fun splash of color

Time to enjoy!

This was such an easy and fun recipe. I packaged some up and gave them to my SIL as a hostess gift.

Do you have a favorite sweet treat lately?


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I want to be here...

This is the time of year I crave to be some where warm especially after the snow that Atlanta experienced last week. I am in need of a beach location vacation and the Maldives Islands looks amazing!

The Alila Villas Hadahaa would be my resort of choice.

So lovely!

Where would you want to be right now?


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sleep Easy w/ Lonny

One of our first projects of 2011 is to finish our bedroom. We have all of the major pieces we just need to add the personal touches with art, pictures, mirrors and knick knacks.

I loved these to photos...both are very much our taste!

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In the Jan/Feb 2011 issue of Lonny I saw the lastest bed linen lines for some top designers. More inspiration for my bedroom redesign...

Have you had a chance to check out the new Lonny?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mindless Monday...Golden Globes

It's award season again! I love the Golden Globes...all major celebrities in one place, humor and fashion! 

Here are a few looks from the night (good and bad)...which ones do you like?

My Favorite-Thank you Rachel Zoe!

2nd Favorite!

She could have done better

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What was your favorite look?


Friday, January 14, 2011

Pin of the Week-Cocktail

After being snowed in this week and only leaving the house a couple times I am ready for a cocktail!

Doesn't this look like a fun way to serve drinks at a party?!?!?

I am not sure what I am in the mood for. What have been your favorite cocktails lately?


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Recipe: Egg-in-a-Hole

I have been so excited to try a recipe from The Pioneer Woman's Cookbook-one of my favorite Christmas presents.  There are so many that sound amazing!

I decided to go with the Egg-in-a-Hole but we made it for dinner. Breakfast for dinner is a favorite in our house!

I used a small glass to make the hole

 Carefully crack each egg in to the hole & sprinkle w/ salt and pepper

       Let it set for 1-2 minutes then flip. I love how the  bread gets toasty from the butter!
     I topped ours off with cheddar cheese, a slice of bacon  and fresh green onions
I also tried the Twice Baked Potatoes and they were yummy!

Have you ever tried any of Pioneer Woman's recipes?


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Blog Crawl-It's in the bag

A Hasty Life

I am excited to be participating in my first blog crawl. Ashley over at A Hasty Life has put together a huge group of fabulous bloggers. 

Yesterday A Diary of Lovely showed off her bag and today it's my turn.

My miu miu was my favorite souvenir from our trip to Italy. It is a beautiful bag and I use it all of the time. It is big and the color goes with everything.
So I have to be honest, the inside of my bag is not normally this tidy. I tend to have receipts, work papers and who knows what else but I just wanted to show you the important contents!

 The Goods:

1.  iphone 4 with fabulous Kate Spade case
2.  Business card holder
3.  I always have a pen
4.  D&G sunglasses
5.  tic tacs
6.  I can't see a thing without my glasses
7.  Change purse from a market in Italy
8.  Pocket mirror
9.  Car keys
10. Hand sanitizer
11. kate spade make-up case-Christmas Gift!
    a. I am always prepared with Advil 
    b. NARS lipgloss-Dolce Vita
    c. Sephora Cuticle Nail Pen
    d. Chapstick
12. Louis Vuitton wallet-gift from my mom's trip to Italy!

I hope you have enjoyed taking a peek in to my bag.  Be sure to check out TARADARA's bag tomorrow.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Honeysuckle Pink & Navy

I am loving the color trends for Spring 2011 especially Honeysuckle Pink and Navy. They are not only fabulous on their own but as so flattering togther.

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Here are a few ways to add these colosr in to my closet...

What Spring trends are you excited about?


Monday, January 10, 2011

Mindless Monday...Blizzard

Well, it feels like winter in Atlanta.  We have about 6 inches of snow which is the most that we haved had in a very long time. The city has pretty much come to a hault and so we are snowed in!

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How was your weekend?


Friday, January 7, 2011

Favorite Links Friday

This week went by so quickly and I am excited for a fun weekend! It was great to see all of my favorite blogs back on track after the Holidays. I wanted to share a few of my favoirte posts for the week.

This look for less is a great way to start off the New Year. (via Chic Geek)

I am always looking for new apps for my iPhone 4 and I love this one for a fun way to stay in touch with friends. (via coco+kelley)

I love this site Gretel that one of my besties posted this about thanks to Oh Joy!(via Sorellina)

Rue Magazine kicked off their blog this week and have some amazing contributors. (via Rue Magazine)

What are your plans for the weekend?

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