Celebrated my birthday yesterday on the beach with some of my favorite people. It was a nice, relaxing birthday.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I’m so happy March is upon us…it’s my favorite month of the year. The weather is just gorgeous in Miami, there are lots of fun outdoor events to attend, and I get to celebrate another birthday!
Let’s get to my favorite posts from the week of February 27th:
My home office gets a lot of use. I occasionally work from home, and frequently do some late night work from there as well. We’ve done a decent job decorating the room in greys, whites and pops of green. However, after seeing this office – described as heaven’s front office – I’m thinking of doing a white-out redo! Check out Virginia’s blog – Live Love DIY – to see more of this redo, and check out the back of the office chair.
When I was planning my wedding I learned how important lighting is to help set the mood for the night. Up lighting in a color that helps accentuate your color scheme ties the whole room together. Monogram lighting is like the cherry on top. I personally didn’t have monogram lighting, but that’s only becuase I hadn’t seen this one featured on Style Me Pretty. How cute is this?
I’m fascinated by furniture referbs. My sister-in-law, Fit Chick on the Fly, recently completed a gorgeous project for her master bedroom that I’m hoping she’ll post soon, but for now here’s an amazing dresser refurbished for a baby nursery. I love the lace feature on the drawers and it seems like it’s SUPER easy to accomplish. Just lay the lace down and spray over it!!! Check out the full story on The Stories A & Z and little B.
I’m kinda over the rustic wedding trend. I guess it depends on the setting, but for the most part I’m desiring to see some super luxurious, glam weddings. This week Style Me Pretty featured an elegant wedding themed after Alice In Wonderland that really caught my eye. The tablescape created for the reception was so elegant and colorful. The lighting, mostly candlelight, creates an ultra romantic vibe.
I love this cake featured on Hostess with the Mostess! My birthday is coming up so what if I make my own super girly pink cake? I think it’s a great idea!
Check out my latest pins here.
Wow, this week flew by! My workload is starting to pick back up so I’ve had a few late nights, but staying dedicated to blogging! 2012 is the year of the BLOG! lol
Anyway, here is a round up of my favorite posts for the week. Enjoy!
This Dallas home tour featured on Houzz.com is amazing. The Martini Room pictured is fabulous (I can’t imagine a martini room NOT being fabulous) — that chandelier makes the room! That funky mirror in the dining room is to die for and goes perfectly with the lamps on the buffet. And to
make you even more jealous top it off who wouldn’t want that spacious closet?!?! There are definitely many pin-worthy pictures in this post!
I’m really into inspiration boards. I’ve used them a few times for events I have had the pleasure of helping friends and family plan, but haven’t had an opportunity to create one for a home decorating project. In this post Beth from Home Stories A to Z created a lovely inspiration board for her new half bath. I can’t wait to see how the tile wall turns out and if she can find a mirror as gorgeous as the one on her board.
The folks at Storkie.com have selected Tangerine as the Color of the Year for 2012, and I’m actually loving the combinations they’re suggesting, especially Tangerine and Pink. I think the color scheme is beautiful for showers, birthday parties for adults or children, and even a spring/summer wedding. Someone on Polyvore is even getting in on the action and created a fashion board inspired by this bright color. Would YOU wear tangerine?
I don’t have kids, but follow several event blogs that feature kids parties. This week I saw an adorable tween spa party full of pedicures, mud masks, and sugar scrubs. According to the post, the stationery package is available to purchase on Etsy making this party easy to reproduce! A few months back I also pinned this adorable spa party for little girls – it was the cutest! Btw, isn’t that hombre pink cake in the tween post adorable? I’ve been obsessed with those types of cakes for a few weeks now. You can check out a few other hombre cake ideas on my Adventures in Baking Pinterest board.
The Duchess of Cambridge is celebrating her birthday today, and since
we’ve I’ve been obsessed with her ever since the Royal Wedding I figured I’d celebrate by admiring some of her best outfits over the last year. I almost need two posts to get in all my favorites, but had to contain myself and give you those at the top of my list.
I love her classic style, yet I think she surprises us by being (a little) daring at times. I love the clutch she’s rocking on Canada Day – top middle – it looks like a Spanish fan (abanico) and that dress is gorgeous; it’s actually the same one she wore for her engagement pictures. And those fascinators….a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Can we please adopt that trend in the US?
Happy 30th Kate!
P.S. Do you agree with my top picks? What are your favorite Duchess looks?