July 29, 2014

A fun little thing happened last week...

Floor Coverings International of Deer Park reached out to me to get my perspective on home design. It was a lot fun for me to share my insights on 2D vs. 3D design and our most accomplished DIY project yet - our $500 DIY kitchen remodel

You can read the interview here. :)

Please excuse the poor before shot. I was too overwhelmed with the ugliness to set up a good shot. :)

To get all of the details on the kitchen remodel click herexoxo


July 28, 2014

Can you believe it's already almost back to school time? The summer really flew by.

To help with your back to school preparation, I am giving away five stylish, eco-friendly and reusable Lunchskins bags (from Bright and Bold). They would work great for packed lunches, but they can be used for nearly anything.

Included in this giveaway are five coordinating pieces worth over $50. See below for raffle information.

More information:
LunchSkins 3pk Reusable Bags in Key, Blue, Green (pictured at left in above photo) are an ecofriendly option in lieu of plastic baggies or toxic plastic containers. Including two sandwich size bags measuring 6.5" wide by 6" high and one snack sized bag measuring 6.5" wide by 3.5" high, they feature a velcro closure to keep food secured. This set features a stylish green greek key design and two solid color coordinating snack bags. A solid colorbar allows you to add a family member's name so nobody walks away with your handy reusable sandwich bags!
Lunchskins 2pk Chevron Zipper Bags (pictured at right in above photo) work great not only for lunch, sandwich or snack bags, but for many other uses as well!
  • Each set includes two zipper closure bags that are hand sewn in the USA using a lightweight cotton fabric coated with a food-safe polyurethane liner.
  • Zipper bags measure 7 x 8 inches
  • Bags are dishwasher-safe, certified food-safe, quick-drying, grease-proof, moisture-proof, lead-free, bpa-free, and phthalate-free.
  • Long lasting with durable double-stitched seams and can be used to replace hundreds of single-use plastic baggies.
  • Recommended for picnics, hiking, camping, cycling, commuting, fishing, boating, dog treats, road trips, cosmetics, cords, and pack lunches 

Prize: One randomly chosen winner will receive the above mentioned five piece set by mail within a week of the contest end date. Contest is open from July 28, 2014 at 11:15pm CST to August 5, 2014 at 12:00am CST. The winner will be chosen randomly through the Rafflecopter form (enter below). The odds of winning depend on the number of people who enter. Giveaway is open worldwide to all participants 18 years of age and older. Void where prohibited by law. Winners are solely responsible for any taxes, duties or reporting as required by law. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Should they not claim their prize within this time, another winner will be selected. The winner will be contacted via email and will need to provide a mailing address.

Disclosure:. This is a blogger giveaway. It is in no way associated with PayPal, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or any other social media network. I did not receive money to be part of or promote this giveaway. 

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Hello lovelies!

Is it just me or is today is such a Monday?

Well, I want to brighten it up the best way I know how...with some more freebies! A couple of weeks ago I gave you fair warning that I was on a big pink flamingo kick lately, so you are probably not shocked that I designed some flamingo desktop wallpapers. 

There are two simple sets to choose from in two different shades of coral glitter.

I replaced my current scallop & g.s.d. desktops with these pretty ladies and already feel a little better about this day. I am super easy to please, I guess. :)

Oh, and here are directions on installing these wallpapers on your mac or your pc.



July 25, 2014

Happy Friday, everyone! It's cocktail time! :)

I usually drink dry white or red wines, the occasional beer, margarita or pink lemonade and vodka. That's mostly it...I'm pretty boring picky I guess.

On our Colorado trip last week, our super fun cousins Maggie and Nancy made a delicious drink. It was SO AMAZING and it's my new favorite. 

I had to get the recipe from them.  Best part...it's so simple.

You need:
+ A blueberry infused vodka (I used Stoli)
+ A can of San Pellegrino Limonata (The flavor and carbonation are perfect!)
+ Ice
+ Blueberries
+ A lemon
+ Straw (because everything tastes better through a straw)
+ Muddler or simply a wooden spoon

In a glass, muddle some fresh blueberries and a lemon slice together (I don't have a muddler yet, so I used the end of a thick wooden spoon). Next add ice, pour one shot of vodka and fill the glass with your San Pellegrino, stir and enjoy!

PS. This is how it looks after muddling:

One thing to note: This drink is even delicious with just the ice, blueberry vodka and limonata. The fruit just makes it even better. :)

You have to try it this weekend and let me know what you think!




July 23, 2014

I believe you should always strive to love what you do. To get there you've gotta do what you love. 
These desktop wallpapers were created to serve as a reminder of this. :)

Do you have two monitors? I created a set of two coordinating designs for you.

...and as a bonus, here is a random glitter one. :)

Here are directions on installing one of these wallpapers on your mac or your pc.


July 20, 2014

Did you know today is National Ice Cream Day?

In celebration we decided to have a little ice cream party play date with Vivienne and Amlin  (our 17-month-old cutie pie neighbor).

I set up a little kiddie table with adorable placemats, paper straws, gift bags and paper cups from Outside the Box Papers, and added some snacks including sprinkled ice cream (of course), Cheerios, rock candy and milk.

The 11 x 17 paper placemats are very durable and heavy duty. I love all of the different themed patterned placemats they offer. So cute! 

Their paper straws come in a variety of different colors and patterns. 

The paper favor/treat bags are very cute and can be used at birthday parties for favors or  casual snacks such as popcorn or candy.

The play date was a success and the girls had a great time together!

I suggest ordering your party supplies from Outside the Box Papers to have on hand. They are well made, so affordable and perfect for any party or playdate.