Thursday, January 31, 2013

Delightfully Decorative

It never fails...this time of year I'm always scouring the net and local shops for fresh new decor accessories to get our home in the spring spirit. I am officially craving color!  

While browsing the net recently, I found these eye catching accessories 
that I'm currently obsessing over. 

{Shop Items Here}

I'm having a ball finding ways to integrate color into our home. 
Are you crushing on any home decor right now? 
I'd love to know! 

I hope you will join me tomorrow for Fashion Friday. The weekend is upon us, my friends!
Until then, have a wonderful Thursday. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Random Wednesday

Happy Wednesday, loves! Well, here we are at Wednesday again and it's time for a little randomness. Let's get started, shall we? 

The first item on my list is Dallas. Are y'all watching? If not, you must! I thought last season was on fire but the season premiere on Monday night knocked my socks off. Double dealing business, steamy love triangles, lots of skeletons in the closets and thick Southern doesn't get better than that! If you aren't watching you are missing out (Do you hear that, Mama?) 
My mom is so far behind. She needs to catch up!
Watch full episodes {here}.

There's been a lot of talk circulating out here in the blogosphere about twitter's newest app...Vine. I did a little research and found out that this new app was released on Thursday and it's similar to instagram. Instead of sharing pictures, it's sharing six second videos. Being the social media nerd that I am, I went ahead and signed up. I don't have any videos to share yet but I figured I would go ahead and get set up. I still don't really know how to use it but I guess I will eventually get the hang of it.
What are your thoughts? Are you up for another social media platform?

How delicious does this creamy caprese dip look? Thanks to pinterest, I will be adding this to my "recipes to try" list. Maybe I will try it for this weekend's Super Bowl Party?

{See recipe here}

I'm in the market for a new light weight tote for spring and I've been eyeing this one at C.Wonder.
Anyone have this one? What are your thoughts? I'd love your feedback.

Remember last Wednesday when I told you how I accidentally washed a dry clean only skirt? Well, I'm happy to report that there was no damage done! I know you were concerned. ;)
I wore it yesterday and it fits just as it did before I subjected it to the washing machine.
Whew. Talk about a relief!

That's all for today, y'all. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!
Tomorrow is Friday Eve, can you believe it?
Definitely something to smile about!

I'm linking up with Shanna today for Random Wednesday. 
Hop on over and find some new blogs to love on!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Target Finds

Happy Tuesday, Loves! Now that Monday is behind us, we are one step closer to the weekend and I couldn't be happier about that. After reading Shanna's Weekend Update post, I was 100% inspired to check out what is new at Target. Low and behold, I found some goodies...but I know you aren't surprised! Take a look at what I found...

When I was in New York last week, I kept seeing fringe handbags. I love the color of this one and it's much less than those I spotted in NYC. I'm pretty tempted to make this mine!

I absolutely love the high-low trend. Can't you see this dress on a lazy summer day? 
You could dress it up or down. I might just have to have this in a few colors! 

How cute are these for early spring? 
I'm a push over for wedges (umm, I'm 5'4) and these come in a couple different colors. 
I also really love the nude ones. Tough decision. 

Aren't these beautiful? They look expensive...but they're not! 
Weighing in below 20 bucks, these scream spring. 

And how pretty is this? This beauty would amp up a plain dress for sure. 

And with Valentine's Day right around the corner, this scarf is not only adorable 
but appropriate too. So cute!

I must admit, I often times forget about Target's softer side when I am mostly dashing in for laundry detergent and cleaning supplies. Whereas The Husband may think that's a good thing, I respectfully disagree. Target offers free shipping for orders over $50. I don't think I'll have a problem meeting that  minimum with all these great finds! 

Do you shop at Target often? Thanks again for the reminder and inspiration, Shanna
Make it a great Tuesday, friends. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekend Update

Hey Friends! In the blink of an eye, the weekend came and went. So sad but hopefully this week will fly and another low key weekend will be on the horizon. This weekend was the first weekend in the new year that The Husband and I were in town and had nothing to do. We did a lot of nothing and it was glorious. No working, no commitments, just time together.
So what did we do? See the pics below for a glimpse of our weekend...

Friday night we grabbed a late dinner at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. It was just what the doctor ordered after a long Friday! 

My favorite salsa in ATL...

We totally indulged. Salsa and Cheese Dip. Please and Thank You! :)

Margaritas all around! 

My bow cuff showed up just in time for the weekend. Friday was a good mail day! 

Saturday we slept in, grabbed lunch at a favorite spot and then did a little shopping. We hit Ballard Designs, Room and Board and a few other local spots. Here are a few looks I'm crushing on...

Color is something we definitely need more of...

Loving these festive pendents and chandeliers. 

This chair doesn't go with anything in my house but I still love it! 

Saturday was another date night. Swoon! We started off by sampling this wine at home. It's a Bordeaux  blend and really earthy. The Husband liked it more than I did but it was still good. We looked it up and it's won a few awards. Definitely worth a try! 
I realize this pic is not a good close up. 
If you are interested in the name of the wine, just email me. 
I'm happy to send it to you! 

For dinner, we hit another favorite, JCT Kitchen. If you've been hanging around this blog for a while, you know how much we adore the Angry Mussels at JCT. They are ah-mazing!

After dinner, we popped in another favorite for an after dinner drink. I had wine and The Husband had an Old Fashioned. Can you tell we've been catching up on MadMen? 
I think it's his new drink of choice. Thank you, Don Draper. :)

Sunday we went to church, had lunch with friends and spent the rest of the 
afternoon grocery shopping and relaxing. It was nice to be home.

That's our weekend, friends. What did you do this weekend?
Here's wishing you a great Monday and a fantastic week! 

I'm linking up with Join the Gossip and Sami's Shenanigans for 
The Weekend Update. Hop on over and meet some new friends.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Fashion Friday : The Dynamic Duo

Happy Friday, Dolls! Ahhh, the weekend is finally here and I couldn't be happier about it. I've been traveling so much lately, it will be nice to have a weekend at home with no plans. I'm super excited about today's Fashion Friday theme, Black and White. You can never go wrong with this dynamic duo.  Here's the look I put together celebrating this classic color combo...

{Shop This Look Here}

When I saw this dress, I instantly fell in love. Not only does it pair up fashion's most iconic color combination, it also features a popular trend that I also love : color blocking. With a flattering cut, this dress will look great on any body type and I may just have to make it mine. I seriously want this entire outfit! I paired this classic dress with peep toe pumps featuring perforated details, jewels from BaubleBar and Guess, along with a Tory Burch bag that I'm swooning for, FYI.
I don't know about you but I'll take it all! 
What do you think? How did I do?
Would you wear this?

I hope you have a fun weekend full of all the things you love.
Be sure to check back next week for the Weekend Update. 
Until then, Cheers! 

I'm linking up with Long Distance Loving
for Friday's Fancies. Be sure to hop over and check out the link up!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Will You Be Mine?

Happy Friday Eve, friends! It's almost the weekend and that's definitely something to smile about! With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought I'd bring you a few pink and red items on my radar right now. I typically don't celebrate Valentine's Day, however, 
I just couldn't resist these favorites below...

{Shop these lovely favorites here}

Valentine's Day highlights some of my favorite colors. 
I just can't get enough of all the pink, white and red. 
I'm falling for all of these! Are you? 
I think they need to find their way into my closet. Swoon!
Any favorites here? 

I hope you have a fabulous Thursday. I'll see you back here tomorrow for 
another edition of Fashion Friday. Don't miss it! 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Random Wednesday

Hi Friends! Well, I made it back from NYC and I gotta tell ya...I am exhausted, hence the tardiness of this post. Sorry about that! Anyway, it's Wednesday and you know what that means. Here's a little randomness from my life to yours...

My mom and I are practically the same person. She recently tried this mascara and decided it was Christmas gift worthy. I was so excited to open it especially with the ringing endorsement from her. I've tried it over the last few weeks and I love it! I totally recommend it if you are looking to try a new mascara. Already use it? What do you think? Love it? Hate it? Spill. 

I've mentioned before how much I dislike the unpacking after a trip much more than the packing. This morning in my haste to get it over with, I accidentally washed one of my dry clean only Banana Republic skirts. I realized this silly mistake when I took it out of the washing machine. Thankfully, I didn't put it in the dryer. I laid it flat to dry on my drying rack. It doesn't look like it shrunk but time will tell. Anyone else have experience with this? Here's hoping I didn't ruin one of my fave skirts. :(

The Victim :(
Note to self: don't do laundry while extremely impaired by exhaustion. 

While in NYC, I looked high and low for a new cell phone case that I loved enough to splurge on. I have the iphone 4 and I prefer a silicone case. I haven't had much luck with the hardshell cases...they crack when you drop them, FYI. 
 Any suggestions on where I can find one that's fun for spring?
Right now I have this one in Pink...

Tonight I'm meeting up with Nicole of Probably Polka Dots. We are working on a project together that I can't wait to tell you about. Stay tuned for more info to come. 
Until then, have you checked out her blog? I promise you will love it! 

That's all I have for today, my friends. As you can see from my laundry faux pas, my brain is clearly not working! I hope you have a great Wednesday! 

I'm linking up with Shanna today for Random Wednesday. 
Hop on over and find some new blogs to love on!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Weekend Update

Hey Y'all! So sorry for the late Weekend Update but if you've been following along on instagram, you know I've had a busy few days in NYC. In case you missed it, here are some photos a la instagram...and a few extras. Enjoy!

Cocktails at the W Hotel...

More cocktails and appetizers in SoHo...

 Dinner and then these desserts at Balthazar...

Shopping on 5th Avenue...

Waiting for our table at Marea...

More dessert...

Pretty sights...

A little retro decor at the W...

Hilarious photo shoots... (I had to crop out the silliness!)

And a little more shopping...

The view at Buddakan...

And more photo shoots...

As you can see, it was an action packed long weekend and we definitely had a blast!
NYC is always so magical. I love to visit any chance I get! 
I think I see another NYC trip in my future very soon...who's in? :)

Although I've had a great time here in the Big Apple, I will bid farewell to the city that never sleeps this evening and part of me admits, it will be a good feeling when Delta touches down in Atlanta. 
I hope you had a fabulous weekend and a bearable Monday. 
Cheers, my friends! 

I'm linking up with Join the Gossip and Sami's Shenanigans for 
The Weekend Update. Hop on over and meet some new friends!