easter dessert tables parade

Friday, March 30, 2012

easter sunday is almost here. have you finalized all your easter celebration preparation? here are some of the latest easter dessert tables that are all gorgeous and beautiful. take a lot of inspiration from these. i can't stop staring at them.  

chain reaction

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

i normally don't get on board easily with trendy stuff but i have seen so much of these resin acrylic chainlink necklace that it's growing on me. it's a simple accessory pretty enough to give a punch of color on a casual tshirt, sheath dress or tunic perfect for spring and summer. a few weeks ago, i scored an inexpensive pink one from a local charming charlie store but i wish the length was longer. so, i searched online and found an amazing collection from everywhere and i was able to pull out some of the standouts ranging from $15 - $200. See which one you like....

old navy $ 15 (online only)

j.crew $ 128

tory burch  $ 195 (available in 4 other colors)

vault jewels $ 30.00

the following necklaces below are all from bauble bar

top to bottom :
pink resin $ 58 / lime green (comes in 3 other colors) $ 26 / seafoam $ 54 / multicolor $ 78

tuesday's tidbits

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

first of all, i would like to thank each one of you, old and new blog readers for stopping by everyday. this blog has evolved some and i am glad that you are all still here with me on this journey. having said that, i'm not sure if you are all aware but blogger and google friend connect will have a few changes coming up and i want to make sure that my readers still get to connect with me either in this blog, facebook, twitter, instagram or pinterest in the event the google friend connect no longer exists!

here are a few ways to get the latest and recent posts from the blog :


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thanks to all and i am always grateful for your endless support, loving comments and presence in this blog! so much fun to have you all here! i hope everyone's having a fantastic tuesday! 

easter ready

Monday, March 26, 2012

our home is easter ready. thanks to a few finds, i was able to put together quickly a colorful egg easter extravanganza. i spied bags of $0.99 glitter ornament eggs at michaels, picked up a few to dress up my mini-trees. these trees have been a big part of my home holiday decor ever since i received them from my friend, nina. it's been through various major transformation from being a baby shower centerpiece, miniature christmas trees and now it's all spruced up for easter! 

i also got a few cartons of confetti eggs from local boutique, abientot and filled my apothecary glass jars with them. i love that they are vibrant in color and the whole easter decor really brightened up our dining room. 

what are your plans for easter? do share!


instagram obsession

Saturday, March 24, 2012

by no means i'm a photographer nor a stylist in real life but i'm loving how my iPhone shots come out using the Instagram app. i love taking photos of interesting lovely pretty things ~ add a little dreamy feature and tiny bokehs (using Picfx app), they come out pretty amazing! 


Coffeetable books

Charming Charlie finds

Wedding guest


Pink ikat and Essie







Pastel weekend

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spring's sandals

Friday, March 23, 2012

we have been blessed with really beautiful weather for the past few days. i took advantage of this glorious week and had a much needed pedicure to get my feet ready for sandal season. check out some of my sandal picks perfect for spring and all throughout summer! 

spring's sandals


shopping guide : 

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

all shoes available in shopbop

random thoughts

Thursday, March 22, 2012

it's only 10 am and this is what's on my mind

easy easter DIY ideas

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

i need to get my crafting groove back on especially that easter is a few weeks away. last year, i tried my hand in creating these easy projects just in time for easter. today i did some home spring redecorating, so hopefully that translates to more spring cleaning and sprucing for our home and easter crafts for our little boy. i turn to pinterest for inspiration but sad to say, i do a lot of pinning but less doing. i want to change that and really take matters into my own hands and start crafting!

cinnabunny rolls
i'd love to bake this on easter weekend. undeniably yummy and the kids will enjoy finding a bunny on their plates. tutorial can be found here

spring centerpiece
i'd like to create a green organic arrangement inspired by this lovely piece. instead of fresh vegetables, place eggs for a perfect easter spring centerpiece

DIY speckled eggs
love the look of easter speckled eggs? here's an easy DIY how-to steps

chocolate bird nest on spoon
i think this is an adorable treat for the kiddos on easter brunch. or ideal as a party favor for an easter egg hunt party. a step by step tutorial can be found here

chocolate covered peeps
and lastly, i am excited to do this. definitely easy and fun to do with the kids. dip peeps to melted chocolate and then dip them in colorful edible sprinkles. easy peasy! full tutorial here

i can't wait to get crafting, baking and making! 

checking out gingham

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

springtime is here (and so are my allergies) and i can't think of spring without thinking of some gingham inspiration. when i see images of the checkered pattern ~ it reminds me of easter brunch, cute bunnies and springtime showers!