Archive: May, 2012

May 31, 2012

DIY Wood Pencil Holder

This is soooo cute- I’d love one for my desk. I think I’d have to glue some felt on the bottom to keep it from scratching. Check out for more.

Strawberry Chic uses colored pencils and has the easy peasy DIY instructions:

Categories: DIY, Office, Organization
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May 29, 2012


Decor inspiration today via Nuevo Estilo. I love this home (location = Spain) The colors in the living/dining rooms are so vibrant! My favorite accents are the bright yellow rug and purple lampshade in the living room.

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May 24, 2012

4 Pretty Things

Egypte 13 by Chamton Julie, Dalton Pillar Holders, Winslow Stool – Ivory, Kane Console Table

Instant living room inspiration via this beautiful ocean print. I wish I was swimming in that water right now!

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May 23, 2012

Kitchen Improvement

Looking to make some quick improvements in your kitchen? The two easiest things to change are the kitchen sink and faucet. Both are available in every shape, size, style and budget possible.

The two most popular choices in kitchen sinks are apron sinks and stainless steel sinks. An apron sink, also known as a farm sink, has a front panel which is exposed (pictured above). Originally used for country style kitchens, apron sinks have broadened to complement every design style. From extreme modern to ultra traditional there is an apron sink to match your kitchen decor.

Stainless steel sinks are all the rage because of their versatility. Like apron sinks, stainless steel is suitable for every kitchen style. It wears well and practical to work with.

Kitchen faucets are a whole different world then sinks. If you thought your sink choices were overwhelming just wait till you see the faucets. From bar faucets to bridge, culinary to pot-fillers and everything in between shopping for a faucet can get confusing.

The two most special faucets that will make the maximum impact on your kitchen are a bridge or culinary faucet.

A bridge faucet (pictured above) is an elegant design used mostly in traditional, elaborate kitchens. Beautiful and delicate they enhance the kitchen décor like a great piece of jewelry. A culinary faucet (pictured below) is a true statement piece that will give your kitchen a really gourmet touch and help you feel like a true chef.

Enjoy creating your fabulous kitchen!

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May 23, 2012

Decorating a Clear Plastic iPhone Case

ARMOMMY used nailpolish and fabric to design her own iPhone cases. (She used clear plastic $5.75 cases) How CLEVER!

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May 23, 2012

Decorating with Color

I don’t really know the rules for decorating with color. How much is too much and how many colors/patterns can you mix in a room? I am pretty sure that it ultimately comes down to personal preference, right?

This home from Nuevo Estilo looks just about right to me. With neutral colors on the wall, they were able to use a lot of colorful upholstered furniture and vibrant, abstract art. The living room mixes LOTs of colors: blue (chairs), orange (pillows), pink (ottoman), green (pillows), yellow (sofa), black (ottoman). It seems to work. I’d add some small patterned throw pillows on the blue chairs as well.

I love how they sat the gold garden stools inside the console table!

Categories: Interiors
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May 21, 2012

6 Gardens

Lupines and poppies in Bishop’s Garden in Ushuaia, Argentina.

Budget Travel just posted 38 Gorgeous Gardens in Bloom. So many pretty gardens to add to my list of places to enjoy wine & cheese! Here are my 6 favorites…my #1 is from Hampton Court Palace. I’d love to picnic underneath those shady MUSHROOM shaped trees!

Hampton Court Palace

Blossoms at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, Kauai, Hawaii

Skagit Valley tulips, Washington State

Lake Killarney National Park, Ireland

Butchart Gardens in Victoria, B.C., Canada

Categories: Gardens, Outdoors
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May 19, 2012

Color Rich Fabric

A LOT of vibrant color inspiration this morning. I love how the wall colors accent the fabrics! via

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