Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
It is perfectly pink and green and so me I think. Love at first site if I do say so myself!
Have a lovely week! I will be busy with last minute packing and some "renovations" of bar carts, tables and plant stands and of course a move in this EXTREME heat. Until next week dearest readers!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Blues are so much harder than pinks. While I want to walls to coordinate with some furniture I already have, blues can be very finicky and look totally wrong when the light hits them and of course the size of the room is another factor too. Tomorrow I am off to Sherwin Williams to check out recommended shades of blue and hopefully I will have made my decision come Monday. Stay tuned for before and after shots of the rooms. I certainly have my work cut out for me when it comes to decorating :) In the mean time I will just keep my favorite song of the moment on repeat:
Billy Currington's "Love, Done, Gone"
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I just love all their leather accessories and books as you know. I have NO idea what I am going to do when I log on Wednesday morning and it is all on sale. I am eyeing far too many items (many for Christmas gifts), but here are a few of my favorites:
Slim Design Card Case ($36)
This can be used for more than just business cards. Place your gift cards in one to keep them all together or use it for credit cards in a clutch! This proves that small can be good!
Playing Card Holder ($66)
While card games sometimes seem old fashioned I still love them. Keeping them nicely stowed can be a feat, but thanks to this nifty card case you can now keep things organized in style.
Every student deserves to take notes in style. The Graphic Image notebook holder in refillable and comes in a wide array of sizes and colors. Get a different color for each subject or simply switch out your notebook. Stylish supplies make studying easier, right?
World Shopping Journal ($55)
I LOVE this journal and have given it as a gift numerous times. It is always a hit as it is packed with useful information. Not only are there shopping tips, but also phone numbers and conversions you might need when far from home.
Bride's Notes ($28)
This is the perfect engagement gift for the bride-to-be. This size is dainty, but perfect for your purse and the price is certainly almost too good to be true!
Laptop Case ($216)
Why throw your laptop in your bag when you can store it in style? Like my favorite Graphic Image iPad sleeve this laptop case can also be personalized. You will never have to worry about someone trying to snag your computer in airport security ever again!
What are you eyeing?? Whatever it may be, be sure to mark you calendar and visit Graphic Image for their blowout sale!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
While I was getting my head massage champagne was placed at my seat. Throughout my blow dry food was also brought around. Lisa Garza did the catering; her goat cheese pastry was phenomenal!
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
We will enjoy an early lunch and dessert at Laduree. I will have the Laduree Club, a pot of caramel tea and the passion fruit and raspberry tart. Of course we will not leave empty handed...boxes of macarons will be making their way out with us!
We will stroll along the Seine and pop wave to the gargoyles atop Note Dame. Perhaps we can even run into Shakespeare and Company.
A special perk for attending this premier screening was that each attendant received a copy of Sarah's Key!
Southern Vogue and I were so excited about this. Not only did we get to see the movie before it comes out, we met the author and took a copy of the book home!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
James's mother is the college roommate of one of my best Dallas friends (and she is also in Junior League with me!) and they need your prayers today. Just two weeks after surgery to remove a brain rumor the family was given the news that James' tumor has entirely grown back. They now face two options: take James home or start chemo. Even with chemo they have been told no child in their hospital has ever survived this tumor. Please lift the Sikes up in prayer today!!
Monday, July 11, 2011
Crush your Oreos (I put mine in a Ziplock bag and use a rolling pin) and pour them in a mixing bowl.
Oreo balls do NOT disappoint. They are SO delicious and you can literally just eat spoonfuls of the batter. One batch does not make as many balls as a cake ball recipe, but they are more rich so fewer is better I think. Enjoy!
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
So now my great debate is straight or not straight?
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
When you spend too much time in the sun (even when wearing SPF 80+) you need to rehydrate your skin. Aquaphor is my newest obsession for skin hydration.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
If you follow me on Pinterest you have seen this oldie, but goody before. The colors are perfectly pale and that fretwork is divine. It is almost too good to be true!
We called it a night after dinner; we all wanted to be well rested for our day by the pool which began the next morning. We enjoyed a lovely breakfast in our suite before heading out the the adult pool.