Monday Morning inspiration & a pretty spring place setting

Good morning. Sorry for the radio silence the last couple months. I have been so inspired lately and I think sometimes you need to step away in order to get some inspiration back. I have been paying a wee bit more attention to people I follow on instagram and there are so many talented people….

Holiday Entertaining Ideas…

As the season nears Christmas, you likely will be attending some soirees and gatherings with coworkers, friends and family. Planning a party can become extra stressful as you want to be able to have enough bubbly and food for the guests. I think a full menu is cool but there are other ways you can…

A few of Greg Natale’s designs and heavy usage of black…

This is the prime reason why Greg Natale is one of my favorite interior designers. He gets that you can have high end luxury and opulence without sacrificing function. His spaces always seem comfortable. In the past I called it liveable aesthetic because that’s what it is. Despite the fact that the materials are textured…

InstaKrush: Coco_Madden…When a home is a collection of things loved…

I have been following Coco_Madden for some time now and always caught glimpses of a beautiful home in her insta-stories. To me, her home looks like one you’d see featured in a magazine. It’s filled with thrifted treasures and is put together in a very eclectic way without feeling cluttered. That mannequin is is my favorite thing…

Styling plates with a little glam…

Over the weekend I styled some pretty plates I selected from Plate Shoppe. They are my new blog sponsor and I spoke about them recently. I was in need of new plates especially because I am kind of clumsy and tend to break a lot of dishes, which ends up leaving with me mismatched items. It’s great that…

J. Wheeler Designs…

“The home should be a haven and the primary centerpiece for life’s moments”. James Wheeler’s design philosophy is similar to mine. I really believe your home should reflect you and your family. I also believe the spaces you live in should bring you joy and evoke good feelings. When your space is neat and looks…

My Christmas Home Tour…

This is overdue and please bare with the semi fuzzy images but here is a bit of how I decorated for the holidays. My tree is gaining more of a peacock theme each year. This year I added peacock feathers from Pier 1 which I love. I prefer over the top trees like department stores….

Target’s wooden ski ornaments…

I noticed a lot of instagrammers are using the wooden ski ornaments in their Christmas decor found in Target’s dollar section. I have it too and this is how I styled mine. Others from aeound the web… {Keep indulging….follow me on instagram, twitter, & pinterest}

Just a touch of gold….

{Images via Norman McCrary, Kelly Wearstler, Horchow, Smitten Studio Online, Rocky Mountain Hardware, Helen Green Design, Hunted Interior, & Remodelista} {Keep indulging….follow me on instagram, twitter, & pinterest}

Summer Weekend Recap No.5

I don’t have many images again so since I didn’t do an inspiration post yesterday, I will fill this one with quotes. Friday I went to the lake to see fireworks for Festa Italiana and watched all of the party boats and speed boats cruise back down the river. It was so warm that night….

QOTD: what brings you joy on a budget?

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have good home style. Just because you have a strict amount of disposable income, doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself occasionally. We all work too hard to not enjoy fruits of our labor. This isn’t to say you should splurge or buy every pay period…

Tuesday’s Tips: you’re not superwoman…

So don’t feel asking for help is beneath you. You aren’t frowned upon or looked at as a failure. Last time I checked we only have two hands and sometimes we need another 6 to get things done. Here is where your mouth can help. Simply ask. You may find people are more willing to…