Thursday, December 29, 2011

What I Got for Christmas! and updated Dining Room

This was #1 on my Christmas wish list, and my sweet husband bought it for me.

Here is an updated view of my dining room with the beveled mirror above the buffet and new chandelier :) What do you think? I know walls are still a little bare, especially since new coat of white paint... I have some ideas in mind. I'll keep you posted on that ;)

My sweet sister gave me this Louis Vuitton book I have been wanting. I just love the colorful sleeve, so pretty!  

Got this leopard coat from my mom, I love the huge collar and feel of the faux fur. Can't wait to wear this out!!

I guess I was a good girl because my husband surprised me with this Hello Kitty hand mirror I have been wanting and new perfume, Victor Rolf Flowerbomb...smells ah-may-zing!!!! love it! 

Lastly a picture of my little love bug on Santa's lap :) I can't believe how much he has grown compared to last year.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday spent with your loved ones. I am so thankful to have spent another year celebrating love and togetherness with those I cherish. Hope you all have a happy safe new year!


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Friday, December 23, 2011


I love d.i.y. projects! I am always one to take on the challenge of transforming something that doesn't look like it has potential into something pretty. It allows me to be creative.

So, a while back I was searching for furniture on craigslist and found these ladderback chairs. The lady was selling 6 chairs plus a table for a price I simply could not pass up!



red vinyl




I ended up only keeping two for my kitchen nook. I purchased the fabric here. The table was also a score, I believe it was around $50 at TJ Maxx a few years back and the white bench was my mom's. I purchased 2 yards of fabric and with the left over, I plan to make two pillows for the bench.

So what do you think? Hope you like it as much as I do :)


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Friday, December 9, 2011

Nail Necessities

Here are my go to nail necessities:
Essie nail corrector pen
Essie nail file
Burt's Bees cuticle cream
Forever 21 nail polish remover pads (work and smell so good)
wooden cuticle pusher
cuticle clippers
Essie first base base coat
Sally Hansen Double Duty top coat

I store all these essentials in a cute little O.P.I. pouch and keep it in my purse. I've come to find, with all the right tools, I can give myself a pretty good manicure at home. The Burt's Bees cuticle cream is the best if you suffer from dry cuticles like I do. 

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

All I Want for Christmas...

Is this pretty chandelier

and maybe these two lamps to set on my buffet, 

What's on your Christmas wish list?

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

17 days left!

Ollie 6 months (to the day)
Christmas Eve 2010

Another year has come and gone. When I look back at pictures of my son, I can't believe how much he has grown. They really do grow up too fast.

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