Well-Dressed Distress

My brother’s wedding is this week and that means last minute touch-ups and finalizing are in order. My soon-to-be sister-in-law had a wonderful idea to use a bird cage. Of course when she said bird cage I envisioned something very tall, round, and big enough to fit a few doves. (The Jersey in me comes…

I•Z•K•A•I

Baby Kai has been thriving in his development but he’s not a fan of grabbing things for too long nor is he interested in extending his arms (which makes it a battle during changing time). I’m sure it’ll develop with time but since I know baby play gyms are helpful I figured it’s time to…

The Extras

Having extra fabric around is something I’ve been trying to really minimize since it will most likely end up getting thrown out. So, when I found some beautiful fabric for my accent chair I only bought what was needed. (Biggest Mistake)  I loved it so much that I decided to also use it on my…

Love is Pizza

No matter the shape, size, or time; the right ingredients, intentions, and companions make it’s taste perfection.  For a crunchy thin crust taste bake @450 degrees for 20 minutes we have fresh mozzarella topped with sliced tomatoes crushed garlic cloves and oregano over chunky pizza sauce.  **would normally add fresh basil but didn’t have any**…

House Dressing 

Ever go to places and they offer you the house balsamic dressing?! It’s one of my favorites to try and rarely am I disappointed.  I love love love homemade balsamic dressing.   Unfortunately, this pregnancy has made me very particular about what I’d like to eat and salads that have balsamic dressing aren’t one of…

When you fail, try again

Getting a new dining room set is always exciting but a very expensive decision.  Paying so much for mediocre design, detail, and wood turns out into a nightmare.  Then, the thought of where my furniture may end up reaches an entirely different stress level.  Save the furniture. I figured lets put some work to peel…

A touch of love

We have recently moved and my mom, being one of those crazy ladies that in order to wear new shoes she needs an entirely new outfit and hair style, has gone crazy finding “new” EVERYTHING. She wants new couches, bed set, dining room set, and so on; which is understandable if it’s due to the…

Perfect in Pink

The The pastels are out which means the need for Spring will soon be unbearable. I found these metal tins the other day shopping and loved them in every color they were offering. There’s something about metal being painted a feminine color along with regular metal and wood touching each other that excites me lately.…

Crop Crop

Target has the most comfiest oversized sweaters that will be your favorite until they’ve been washed thrice and then they’re just big and boring. Here’s an idea for when you’ve maxed out your target card: buy elastic and make that sweater your very own make! I hand sewed an elastic right where I wanted the…

It’s not just a Braid.

The Fishtail Braid, formerly called the “Grecian braid” in the 19th century, has always been my favorite type of braid.  What’s now called the “Grecian” braid is my second favorite because it makes me feel like a bit of a Goddess  (It’s the hairstyle in where braids are intertwined with your regular hairstyle for a romantic…