Friday, April 29, 2011


I went out for happy hour with my girlfriends last night so my head is in a fog this morning!

We had happy hour at one my favorite restaurants Carolinas.

From 5-7 on weekdays they have half-price glasses of wine and appetizers, it is a great deal! We enjoyed some great red wine, truffled fries and calamari!

Did anyone get up at 4 to watch the Royal Wedding? Not me, I just turned in the TV at 7:30 but I did get to see Kate's Dress. I think she looked beautiful and very tiny! I thought her dress was a little surprising, it was not as modern as I expected. They have been comparing it to Grace Kelly's wedding dress, which I think is a huge compliment. I think it was very regal and a perfect choice for a future queen. Kate is seriously gorgeous!


I love this picture of GP promoting her new cookbook. She looks amazing as always. I am obsessed with her dress and shoes. She kills it everytime!

I am also loving this pink and turquoise Living Room my girl Julia blogged about yesterday. I can't stop thinking about it. The room is so fresh and modern. The color scheme is perfection and has me wanting to repaint my den!

Is that enough randomness for your Friday?? Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dining Room Chairs Makeover

I will be the first to admit, I can be quite the procrastinator sometimes. I have had the fabric for my dining room chairs sitting around for probably 2 months now. This past weekend I finally recovered them. And by I, I mean my dad. Yes, I like him to do all my handy work and he is an expert at recovering chairs. He gets the fabric perfectly tight and lined up everytime. Nothing was wrong with the fabric before, I actually like it, I just was ready for a change to brighten up our dining room.




Here are a few other pics from the dining room.

My Beloved Wine Rack. My goal is for this baby to always be fully stocked. Above it you may notice the painting I did a few months back.

Last is Matt's favorite area and one of the reasons he was so set on buying this house, the Elusive Wet Bar. I am not allowed in this area. He says it is his personal space and I can't decorate it. Please notice his marathon medal hanging from the ice fridge and the giant cannon ball on the counter, drives me nuts but I leave it alone! The man needs his space!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Warm Artichoke-Olive Dip

This recipe is a twist on the standard Spinach Artichoke Dip. I found the recipe my big folder of torn out recipes, that I have yet to make. It came from an old Bon Appetit magazine but I have no idea what month since I ripped the page out. It was so easy to make and very tasty. I served mine with pita chips instead of bread and it worked perfect. If you have an artichoke fetish like me you will love this dip!


1 8 ounce package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed (I used canned)
3/4 packed fresh basil leaves, plus additional for garnish
1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup green-olive tapenade
1 5.2 ounce garlic and herb cheese (such as Boursin)
Assorted sliced crusty breads

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coarsely chop artichokes and basil in food processor. transfer mixture to a 4 cup baking dish; mix in Parmesan, tapenade, and herb cheese. Bake until hot, about 30 minutes. Garnish with Basil. Serve with breads.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blog Sale

Hello Lovelies! So I am doing some Spring Cleaning and cleaning out my closet. I was going to list all this stuff on Ebay but thought I would list it here first! Email me at if you are interested in buying anything and I will invoice through paypal. Added bonus I will ship for free! xoxo

Retailed for $325, worn once
Built-in Bra, Dress is lined
Size= Small

Retailed for $380, worn once
100% Silk
please note this has a stain inside on the lining. It is not visible at all from the outside.
Size= 2

Retails for $175, worn once
Size= XS

Retailed for $158, New with tags
Size= 28

Retailed for $350, worn once
Size= Small
Zips on side, straps criss-cross in the back

GYPSY 05 Maxi Dress
Retailed for $100, worn once
Size= Small
100% Organic Cotton
Color is sort of a deep purple/eggplant, its hard to tell in the pictures

Christian Dior Logo HandBag
I purchased this at the Christian Dior Store in Las Vegas. It retailed for $350 (and that was about 10 years ago, so now its probably worth more now). I literally carried it like twice, mint condition.
Length from top of straps is 14 inches and 8.5 inches width. This purse is the size of a clutch.

Retailed for $190, worn once
Size= Small
This has straps that tie at the shuolders so it can be adjustable. Also has built in bra. The bottom of the dress is navy although it looks black in some pics.

Retailed for $450, worn once
Size= 4
100% silk, zips up back
Note the dress is a bright yellow, a little brighter than it appears in the pics. The last picture is most accurate.


Happy Tuesday Loves. Here is what this Mama is obsessing over this week!

{Btw check back here tonight, I am going to do my first Blog Sale. I am cleaning out the closet and will be selling some beauties.}

I have been on quite the Chardonnay kick lately. This is one of my new favorites. and for all you wine lovers they have it Costco right now!

I have honestly had a girl crush on her for a long time (like since Jenny from the Block Days). I am really loving her on Idol this season. Her outfits make me swoon and her make-up always looks flawless. I am also obsessed with her new song, its my jam.

Ever since I saw my girl GP in these booties, I have been lusting after them. They literally look good with every outfit! Sadly, I will never be able to afford them unless they are like 90 percent off!



I loved Emily Henderson on Design Star, so it is no surprise I am obsessed with her new show on HGTV. The girl has serious style and a great eye for decorating. I always love the way she puts rooms together from the paint color to the accessories. Here are a few of my favorite rooms she designed this season.

I just read an article where Jillian Micheals said this was her guilty snack. Sadly, my guilty snacks are usually Reese's cups or Cheetos, but I thought I would give them a try. They are delicious! They are all natural and only have 120 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving. Sterling loves them too, so I feel like it is a healthier snack for both of us!

That's right, because I am headed there next week for my sister-in-law's Bachlorette party. I can't wait, I have never been! Any suggestions are welcome!