Thursday, June 30, 2011

Orange Crush

Normally I am not an orange girl at all. Especially for interiors I tend to gravitate more towards blues and grays but lately I have been loving this burnt orange color. Tibi's new line sparked my interest, when I saw these beauties. I mean I seriously need that one shoulder dress.

Then I came across all these gorgeous interiors and I am kind of loving the pop of orange. I could never commit to this in a whole room but I am thinking a few accents like pillows or lamps would be fab!

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I most definitely love orangish nails. Chanel's Orange Fizz is one of my favorite summer colors.

And one of my favorite drinks is a mimosa, so maybe I am orange girl after all??

What are your thoughts on orange? Yay or nay?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Kale Chips

This is a record, two healthy recipes two weeks in a row! I finally had some time yesterday afternoon and made Gwynnie's Kale Chips out of My Father's Daughter. These were so easy to make and even tastier than I expected. This is a great way to get your kids to eat a veggie because it crunches like a cracker or chip. I couldn't stop eating them, but hey nothing to feel bad about its just kale, one of the best veggies you can eat.

Baked Kale Chips
- 1 bunch Kale, stems discarded and leaves roughly torn into about 1.5 inch pieces
- Olive oil
- Salt

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Toss the Kale with olive oil and spread onto two baking sheets. Sprinkle with salt and roast 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned and crispy. Eat like potato chips.

**Make sure you tear the kale into big enough pieces because it does shrink as it cooks. I tore some of mine too small and it was hard to get off the pan.**

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


You would think I would start to run out of obsessions each week, but that is not the case. There is always something new I am loving!

Braided Hair
Lately I have been wearing my hair in a side braid. It is great way to deal with dirty hair, because lets face it I don't wash my hair everyday. My hubby loves it probably because I look like a 16 year old but I don't care its the perfect do for the summer! My inspiration, the gorgeous Rebecca Romain.

my take on it

Mary McDonald
Is anybody else obsessed with Million Decorators? It is my favorite show on TV right now. I really love every single decorator on the show, but I especially love Mary. She is fabulous and her designs are always something I would want in my house.

A few of my favorite Mary designs

I don't own one of these beauties yet but I am hoping to get one during a summer sale. I love the effortless look of them. They are great for a beach cover-up or to wear out running errands.

Tibi and Raquel Allegra Caftans

Skinny Cow Heavenly Crisps
These wafer bars are so tasty. They are the perfect sweet treat after a meal. They only have 110 calories so you don't have to feel too guilty about eating them. I love the PB flavor.

Titos Vodka
If I am not drinking wine, I am usually drinking vodka. I like my vodka straight up with lemon and maybe a splash of seltzer. Since I really don't like mixers in my vodka, I prefer good quality vodka. I used to be a Grey Goose kind of girl until I heard about Titos. We did a blind taste test with Titos and Grey Goose and we all choose Titos. It is the smoothest vodka ever. A half gallon is only $29.95, so it is cheaper than Gray Goose and Ketel One too. I highly recommend this if you like vodka.

Monday, June 27, 2011

If I had a Million Dollars

I would spend alot of it on handbags. I just love a purse. Even on a fat day you still feel fabulous if you are carrying a great purse. I am also a strong believer in spending more on a really nice purse that you will love for years to come. I still love my Louis Vuitton I bought in college. Nice designer purses always withstand the test of time. For their fall collections, all the designers have really knocked my socks off with all their gorgeous purses. Here are a few on my probably never going to get wish list:)






DIOR DELICES GAUFRE CANNAGE LAMBSKIN TOTE The best thing about having a nice purse is your child will use it as a bean bag chair and not appreciate the beauty of it! But anything that keeps him occupied for more than 5 minutes makes me happy!

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Random Friday

I am just going to go ahead and warn you, this post is all over the place today. I think this heat is making my brain fried. So get ready for some pure randomness.

I made Gwynnie's Blueberry Muffins from My Father's Daughter this week and I was so disappointed. Don't be fooled by how pretty they look.

Matt hit it right on the nail when he said they tasted like they were made with cornbread. They were just a weird texture. I am wondering if my flour was old, I keep it in a container so I have no bag with a date on it. Has this happened to anyone else with old flour? I hate that I wasted a pint of blueberries because we ended up throwing the muffins away. I am willing to try the recipe again with new flour and see if that was the issue. But this guy sure liked them even if we didn't.

My forever 21 dress came and it was as I expected very thin material. I think the dress is super cute and I love the color, but I didn't realize how see-thru the top part was going to be. I mean you can pretty much see my bra. I can wear my nude spanx slip on the bottom but how would you address the issue up top?? I think it would look stupid with a tank top underneath and you would see the lines of the tank. I am stumped. The dress was so cheap I didn't feel like paying to send it back so I am trying to work with what I got. A good lesson to buy in store at F21.

My Tilly Maison Lucite tray came in the mail yesterday and I absolutely love it! I think I am going to put it in our bathroom. I am already dreaming of what I want to order from her next.

Tonight we having hot dogs with truffled tator tots for dinner. One of my favorite meals ever!

I am thinking about ordering the Clinton Street Baking Company Cookbook.

I read a great write-up in House Beautiful about it that peaked my interest. They are a locally owned restaurant in NYC that apparently has an off the hook breakfast. Their pancakes are one of the main things they are famous for. Curious if anyone has this book or any thoughts on it?

I have a new guilty pleasure and please don't judge me but I kind of love the Ice loves Coco show on E. It is way more entertaining than I thought it would be and they actually seem like a sweet couple. I swear any reality TV show can suck me.

Is that enough randomness for this Friday? I warned you this post was gonna be rando. Have a great weekend Lovelies! xoxo

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I want to get my Trellis on

I know this pattern is nothing new, but it's official I am obsessed with Kelly Wearstler's Imperial Trellis print. Well, really I am in love with anything Kelly designs, but especially this pattern!

I love it in every fashion and form:
As Curtains

For a Headboard

Upholstered Chairs


Wallpaper Behind Shelves= Genius

all images via Decorpad
For Pillows
I found a great seller on Etsy called decorativeinstincts that makes fabulous pillows with the trellis fabric for only $65 a pillow. Check them out HERE. I love these pillows and think they would look great indoors or outdoors.

Do you love this pattern as much as I do? And how would you use it in your home? I am thinking wallpaper is my first choice then curtains!