Thursday, March 8, 2012


I am a huge kid at heart and one of my favorite authors is Dr. Seuss. I think every single one of his books are full of true meanings that will help you make it through life. He's a one of a kind teacher and I'm thankful his books continue to inspire young kids all over the globe. With that being said...I googled some pretty awesome Dr. Seuss themed rooms and I wanted to share them with you.

How precious! The artwork is amazing and the furniture is so fun! I also found these two dressers that are too cool!

I just thought that was neat. I hope that gives you a little inspiration that you don't have to be "normal." Be brave and go out of the average in your work!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Top 10 Tuesday: The Techy Side of Me!

I am an iPhone nerd and there are about 10 apps that I just can't live without. I thought I share them with you today so you can become just as addicted as I am! All of these apps are free by the way. I have had an iPhone for about 4 years and have NEVER had to buy an app.

1. Pinterest - need I say more?

2. Facebook - I don't what I'd do without my Facebook app. Is that sad?

3. Instagram - I have quit using my my orginal camera and I only use my Instagram. You can edit, crop, flip any picture that you take. You can then upload it to Facebook or Twitter for others to see. Definitely a must have.

4. Shazam - Here a song while shopping and you want to know what it is? Shazam it! Within 10 seconds, you have the name of the song and who sings it. You can save your tags and download them later. I use this one way too much.

5. Regions Mobile Banking - Whatever bank you use, there's an app for it. Definitely comes in handy right before I make a purchase. Confidential and always on hand.

6. Pandora - You know how you have that really cool friend who's always hip to the newest bands, knows everything about music, and can always recommend the PERFECT song or artist that you'll just love? This is that friend. On your phone.

7. Twitter - Who doesn't like to keep up with the Kardashians?

8. Urbanspoon - I LOVE to use this especially when I'm in a new town and I want some good local food. You just shake it and it gives you food options close to you in your price range! Yummy!

9. HeyTell - This is a good one for when you're in the car and you can't text. You simply press and talk and it automatically sends it. When the person responds, it beeps and then relays the message. Great for people who do not have FaceTime, too.

10. Newsstand - This one really is just a folder that comes with the phone but it organizes your magazines for you. I have so many magazine subscriptions so it's nice to be able to read them on the go!

That's my top 10. What's yours?? I love getting new apps so share your favorites!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring Is Here!

Celebrate warmer weather with hot new hues, bright bouquets and airy style! Let these photos get you in the mood for the best time of year!

A Beautiful Spring Table Setting

Source: HGTV
Skip the florist and go straight to your backyard! There are tons of beautiful flowers that will make a perfect bouquet. Add some natural elements such as bird's nests and butterflies and you've got a spring party waiting to happen! Key tip: light, bright colors! Learn how to make those adorable tissue pom-poms here.

Tangerine Tango: Spring's Hottest New Hue

Source: HGTV
Add a splash of Pantone's Color of the Year 2012 in your Spring decor! Simply adding accent pillows, picture frames, or a simple area rug can definetely brighten up a boring space! Key tip: Keep it simple, sister!

Fashion Trends for Spring
This came straight from one of my favorite blogs, FabSugar. "You can't really think of Spring without thinking of florals — and in addition to wearing the print on dresses and tops." I'm a huge fan of florals and chiffon. I like to browse through LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's every so often and grab all of her floral prints! Affordable and amazing.

Spring is on it's way! How are you going to get ready??

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Little Things Make Life Simpler

If you find a way to make life easier you should share it! We’re all looking for ways to down size without getting rid of anything. Because nobody like to throw stuff away! ;)

Today has been one of the few and far between off days I’ve had in a long time. I chose to spend it organizing my closet and boy, am I satisfied. First I’d like to admit I have way too many clothes. Most of them I hardly ever wear and yet I don’t get rid of them. I’m not a huge fan of Goodwill only because I feel it isn’t fair that they only give 10% of proceeds to actually helping people so I opt for either taking them to Plato’s closet or finding friends who might want to look through them. After all of that, I’ll give them way. I at least try to make a little extra cash first.

I have a very awkward closet. It’s sort of in the shape of an “L.” The corner of the “L” gets lost and I can’t reach any of the clothing that’s been pushed back there so I decided to use that space to hang jackets and dressy blazers that I need sometimes but not all the time. I then proceeded to color coordinate my entire closet, which was a waste of time, but I am a little obsessive compulsive.

On the short side of the “L” are my jeans and pants which weigh so much that the bar is bowing. I knew I had to find a way to fix that, either by adding a new bar under it to relieve some of the weight, or find a new way to hang them.

I have a lot of folding clothes also and my dresser drawers were being stuffed to the max so I knew that I needed to make a trip to Wally World to find some bins. There, I bought one of the three drawer plastic storage containers and some hangers. The point of this entire blog was to rave about these 6 tier metal hangers I bought. They have clips on either side and I figured I could quite possibly hang my jeans on them. And this was the result.


I am amazed at the space these hangers brought. 12 jeans fit perfectly on 2 hangers; its mind boggling. I have more than 12 pairs of pants so I must grab a few more packs of these hangers because they are my new found love. They’d be great for skirts, sleeveless shirts, and those shirts you love so much but they fall off the hanger as soon as you put them on it. They are metal so they’re extra sturdy and the rubber clips help hold up the jeans. BEST INVENTION EVER. (They’ve probably been around a long time and I just didn’t know it.) So go on out and get you some. You won’t regret it.

I grabbed some other little weird hangers with felt on them and used them to hang belts and scarves. Another, great idea.
Not sure why it wouldn't flip.
I organized my tank tops, exercise clothes, pjs, and shorts in to the plastic storage containers and needless to say I am so excited about my newly CONTROLLED closet. I don’t know how long it will stay being clean but at least I have places to put things!

How’s your closet looking?