Saturday, December 31, 2011


Happy New Years Ever, world!
Instead of empyting my pockets, risk being too {un}classily shmamered, or having a panic attack about a)a giganto crowd, b)no ride home c)lost friends, I think we are staying in and hosting a small party for fellow plan-less friends.
I dream of a ceiling covered in balloons, but I also love the photo with scattered, anchored balloons at different heights.
We'll share mini apps {I'm making mini pulled pork sliders}, drink champagne, and toast / kiss to 2012. 

{my nye dress}

{noise horns + party hats of course}

{nye party can't be complete without sparklers} 

Friday, December 30, 2011

The loo

With some extra down time today, I thought I would share my favorite part of my bathroom. I renovated the bathroom and was going for more of a sea blue-green, but ended up feeling like I was inside a Tiffany's box. Kind of shocking at first, but it's totally grown on me. Will I ever do it again? Of course not, but for now when it's just me using this WC, it works.

 I made the chevron prints on wood blocks (like canvas ones, but all wood, kinda cool!) with metallic gold paint and white. Kind of tedious but worth it in the end.

I love this shelf...perfect size for my owl, a candle, and most used scents. {yes I need to dust it, I know}

I love the branch/coral hooks for hanging necklaces + bracelets from. 

Healthy winter dishes

Now that I have something to be extra motivated by {beach + bikini} to be healthy, I'm on the hunt for hearty and tasty wintery meals. Last night I made broccoli cheddar soup {or choccoli as I kept calling it} and it was super easy and yummy....and seems somewhat 'healthy...ish'

Here are some other dishes I hope to make soon...

{enchilada casserole}

{chicken tortilla soup}

{spanish chicken}

{slow cooker chicken taco chili}

{nectarine pizza with drizzled balsamic...OHMYGOSH}

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cutie cupid

I don't know what it is about this photo {the head-to-toe black, sleek hair, etc} but I loved this photo as soon as I saw it.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

DIY spa gifts

Although I feel stretched for time {and funds}, I would love to make gifts for my girlfriends for the holidays some year. I found these and love how simple they sound!

{glittery, of course}

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Long distance love

I  miss my new niece. A LOT. Like a ton a lot. I can't wait to see that cute little face again and give her some serious smushies and love. 
{yes that is a "My auntie is the best" onesie. Little girl clothes are the cutest!}

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hello, December

Hello December! I head to Wisconsin on Saturday, and although there are only a few flurries in the forecast, I'm a bit excited for super chilly {freezing} temperatures and crisp air. Takes me back to my time in Colorado. *sigh*

Although I don't expect to leave the house a whole lot {my niece will be born ANY day!!!!!} I can't wait to snuggle up with my sister and her baby.

{and count down till Christmas, and listen to Christmas carols, and bake cookies, and....etc etc}