Friday, June 29, 2012


Isn't gift giving so hard these days? You try to find something unique (but reasonably-priced) and usually come up short-handed. That's why I'm glad a friend introduced me to Canvas, an online shop that offers a back-to-basics approach to home and tabletop accessories. 

And if you're in the market for upholstery for yourself, be sure to check out the selection at Canvas, which includes pieces from their collaboration with Jason Wu. That tufted chair in blue velvet is calling my name!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Zara's having a SALE!  So, that means many items are marked down; it's unbelievable.  Anne Read blogged about their shoes the other week, but have you checked out there bags????? I have a couple in my basket!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pimm's Cup

Lately, I have had the itch to take a weekend trip to New Orleans. I am not sure how soon this will happen with baby Matthew here now, but hopefully before the end of the summer. Anyway, one of my favorite things to do while there is to make an afternoon trip to the Napoleon House. They are famous for a drink called the Pimm's Cup. It is so cold and refreshing which makes it a treat during the hot summer months.  If you have never been to the Napoleon House, you should go. It's one of the most famous old bars in America. This is what the Pimm's Cup looks like...

Here's the Recipe:

Fill a tall 12oz glass with ice and 1 1/4 cup of Pimm's #1
Add 3oz of Lemonade
Top off with Sprite or 7up
Garnish with a Cucumber


Napoleon House in New Orleans

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fourth Fete

The cookout invites are out and now it's time to spruce up your backyard BBQ with some fun 4th of July-themed serveware! Here are some great (affordable) finds to make you the hostest with the mostest- some items you can even use throughout the year and mix in with your other party wares. Don't forget to check out Pinterest this week for some great 4th of July party recipes- that site is overflowing with fun, creative red, white and blue recipes!

Claudia Pearson Summer Plates- on sale for $1.99 each!

Hanging Wire Lanterns- on sale from $39.99

Lantern Drink Dispenser- on sale for $95.00

Schooner Melamine Plates- on sale for $1.99-$2.99 each!

Ceramic Fry Buckets- on sale for $11.50 each!

Square Recycled Glass Drink Dispenser- on sale at Pottery Barn for $63.00
(I love the idea of using a tag around the neck to name the drink)

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Minty Fresh

MINT it's everywhere....interiors, fashion, jewelry, and even in beauty.  Just about every blog has a feature on this color, we are no exception.  It goes with everything this season use it as a neutral with black, gold, cream, pink, or even turquoise as shown in the dining room.  I love this color I could use it on my nails, skinny jeans, a top, and I even think I could use a wall in this fresh color.  So many options, oh how to chose!


I myself have been rocking some minty green gel nails for the past month!  

some mint around my house, Domino book.....

Some artwork (1 of 4) hanging in my living room with some minty accents, can be found here or check out their mint and gold version here.  Each piece varies so order a couple and frame in a series!  I copied Lindsay see her post here.