Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Let the fun begin!

Tomorrow is my birthday and I cannot wait to spend the day with friends. With two parties planned, what more could I ask for??

Have a great week!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Minty Fresh



Ok, mint green is my new favorite color for walls. How fabulous are these rooms? In one space, it could be calming and relaxing but in another it's playful and fun. Let me know what you think!

Friday Facts

  1. I hate being sick.
  2. I hate being sick.
  3. I hate being sick.
  4. I hate being sick.
  5. I hate being sick.

That's right, I am sick with walking pneumonia. Again. I have been in bed for two days straight with a throbbing chest pain and terrible head pressure. I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend. Hopefully, I'll be feeling better soon!

Monday, May 21, 2012

20 Things To Do When I'm 20!

Is it me or does the weekend go by way too fast? If you're like me, I work all weekend so I hardly have any time for fun. Butttttt it's getting close to Birthday Time and that is very exciting. Tomorrow is my boo's birthday and I have a nice little surprise in store for him. I can't wait! My birthday is the following week and then that weekend we are going on a get-away trip to Atlanta, Georgia. I have no clue what all we're going to do, but it'll be fun! This year we are both turning 20, so it's like a tease of a birthday. What do you even do when you're 20?? I put together a list of 20 things I want to do this year. Let's see how many of them I can cross off before I'm 21!

  1. Start a photo diary.
  2. Spend the weekend at the grandparents.
  3. Go to the beach with my boyfriend.
  4. Have a huge party.
  5. Go to NeoCon East.
  6. Go camping.
  7. Have a Disney Marathon.
  8. Read 10 books.
  9. Learn to kick box.
  10. Vote.
  11. Complete 3 volunteer activities.
  12. Aquire a new skill.
  13. Overcome a fear.
  14. Have a successful garden.
  15. Make more handmade gifts.
  16. Trace my family's history.
  17. Spend the night at an aquarium.
  18. Meet a famous designer.
  19. Have a Pinterest party.
  20. Survive my first apartment experience.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friday Facts

It's not Friday, because I worked all day yesterday, but here are this week's facts and get ready, cause they're pretty funny!
  1. My earliest memory is Cruella De Vil throwing my autograph book on the ground and stepping on it.
  2. I am a very picky eater.
  3. I’ve seen the King at Graceland.
  4. I used to HATE mac 'n cheese.
  5. The first movie I ever saw in theaters was Spirit and I went with my childhood boyfriend and mother.

Here we are! I was five years old at Disney World.
She told me to pose like her so I tried. Oh, those were the days...

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Facts

  1. I have been baptized in the ocean at Panama City Beach.
  2. I am Jean Expert and Bra Specialist.
  3. I’ve never been hiking.
  4. My celebrity role model would be Lauren Conrad; she’s so classy!
  5. My favorite children's book is Where The Wild Things Are.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cinco de Mayo

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I plan on eating some white queso dip and chips and spending the night with friends! Have a great holiday everyone!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Facts

Friday seems to come so fast when you have to come up with five facts every week, and they keep getting more random! It's taken me all morning to come up with some fun things to share but the list is here. Five facts you probably didn't know about me:

  1. I want to work for Disney and design hotels, restaurants, etc.
  2. I am terrified of heights, yet...
  3. ...I've been to the Grand Canyon & the Hoover Dam.
  4. My least favorite color is red.
  5. I have a small fascination with sharks.
Me at the Grand Canyon
The most beautiful sunset I've ever seen!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Color Psychology: Blue

I must say I am looking forward to sharing with you the psychology of my favorite color: BLUE! Blue is one of those colors that has so many beautiful shades. There's so many different ways you can go with a shade of blue that it's hard to say exactly what each shade means so I will share a few facts about blue in general.

Blue is a color that is associated to calm or soothe the mind. It is often described as peaceful or tranquil, however it does tend to send a sad or aloof feel. Research studies prove that worker productivity is higher in blue rooms so offices and school tend to paint an accent wall a shade of blue. Blue tends to be the least appetizing color. Weight loss instructors have even suggested eating your meals on blue plates so you will be least likely to finish it. Also, we are geared to stay away from berries in nature because they can be poisonous. Blue can lower your heart rate and body temperature. Blue is often a preferred choice in men. It can be masculine and confident.

How does blue make you feel?

I have found a lot of blue in interior design. Look at the pictures below and consider how blue can make you feel in a space.

Here are some rules to follow:

BLUE is serene.
BLUE is confident.
BLUE is productive.
BLUE is restful.
Now, here are some rules to break:

BLUE is masculine...

BLUE isn't appetizing...

BLUE is depressing...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tuesday Theme: Parisian Style

Today is all about my love of Paris. My ultimate vacation would definitely be spending a month in France. I love the design of the Eiffel Tower and Leaning Tower of Pisa. France has an amazing history of architecture and style that is worth seeing in person. I can't wait.

A lot of mother's decorate their little girl's room in Paris decor and although that is an adorable look, it's not Parisian. A piece of Parisian furniture is elegant and sophisticated, something you think twice about sitting down on or placing that cup of water on. It's a lovely and timeless look, definitely one of my favorites. Like any antique piece, it takes someone who knows the century and knows how to design for it.

You can tell from the pictures above, there is a lot of natural sunlight that is so desirable. The pieces in each of the rooms are breathtaking. Soft, cool colors with a beautiful floral print - it's hard to think that's someone's home! I absolutely love the look of worn, weathered furniture or taking an antique Parisian chair and putting a bold fabric on it. The last room is so me; I would spend all day in that room.

What's your favorite Century Theme?