mother's day gift guide

Monday, April 30, 2012

mother's day is just two weeks away. is it that soon already? 

are you needing last minute ideas on what to get your mom or mother-in-law? here are a few gift items for sure they will love to receive (i know i do) : 

mother's day gift guide

and finally, bangles are available here


beach bum wear

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Beach Bum

i wish i was at the beach......

friday's fashion

Friday, April 27, 2012

TGIF friends! 

a simple classic white shirt in your wardrobe will go a long long way. this single piece in your closet can be redone over and over to widen your wardrobe repertoire. it is the perfect shirt for spring and summer that can de dressed up or down. 

let's take a look at a few favorite ways this shirt should be worn right.....

classy with red pumps


rugged paired with worn chuck taylors

ruffles and and a bit of sparkle 

ladylike with a flowy skirt

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word of the day

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Source: via Lili on Pinterest

hmmm, no wonder. 

unforgettable table runners

Monday, April 23, 2012


i hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and are all refreshed for a brand new week ahead. today's feature are beautiful soiree table runners - all unexpected and unique! 

check out the following creative table runners that will surely leave your guests talking about it :

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Friday, April 20, 2012

where i want to be....

Source: via Elaine on Pinterest

signed, sealed and delivered

Thursday, April 19, 2012

our little man's super hero invitations were finally printed and will be mailed out before the weekend. paper invites were assembled in their coordinating white envelopes, sprinkled with festive star confetti and sealed with their matching address labels. we are in party mood over here! 


invitations by paula of frog prince paperie, available here

wednesday's words

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

these are what's on my mind lately. i am seriously knocked out with all the super hero party planning. i am just as excited as the little boy! more to come, stay tuned......

superhero party invite

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


i am so excited today to share our birthday boy's superhero party invites created by my talented friend, paula of frog prince paperie. if you recall, paula was also responsible for all the party paper printables for aston's soccer birthday party last year. she did such an amazing job with them that there was no question i was returning to collaborate with her again. this time, i am so thrilled to be creatively working with such fun bold colorful party papergoods ideal for a spectacular superhero party! 

the comic book super hero printables are available HERE.

party planning with a superhero

Monday, April 16, 2012

as of last saturday morning, our soon-to-be 5 year old's party theme was spiderman as approved by the birthday boy. that same morning he grabbed a random superman shirt we got him from old navy a few months ago and decided he wanted a cape to wear it with. so out we went for a lovely saturday outing with our caped superhero! 

Almost 5 yo

and if you have a passionate little guy whose imagination rivals any artist, you know that soon enough everything (and anything) will revolve around that of-the-moment obsession. it didnt take long for him to switch out birthday party themes on me. spiderman was a long favorite for over a year and we thought it was due time to give him a spiderman party. but just like that, superman won out! 


thankfully, nothing was finalized with any of his party papergoods including the invitations. but i've got everything planned in my mind - the colors, the designs, party favors, tablecenterpieces, the cake!

now i've got to creatively somehow re-plot everything and hopefully with just slight revisions and color changes. the joys of party planning with a fickleminded 4 year old boss ~ such challenges and i'm all for it! 


stay tuned for more party planning details! 

summer delights

Thursday, April 12, 2012

where we live, summer comes a little early with warm and humid temperatures. i thought it's fitting to post a few yummy treats that will surely cool a hot summer day in houston. all you need is a hefty dose of sweet ice cream and some zesty fresh fruit and you got yourself a delicious refreshing treat to cool off your day! 

ice cream with homemade caramel sauce 

cucumber honeydew margarita popsicles

fruit flavored ice cubes

melon rumballa
mix drink recipe via

fruit salad ice cream cone

are you guys ready for summer

wednesday's words

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

happy wednesday!

must-have finds

Monday, April 9, 2012

we are back after a short break from the easter holiday and we are starting the week with some fun shopping finds!

the past few days was just kind of lazy - hanging out with family, eating out, driving around and enjoying the beautiful landscapes the spring brought these days. when we were not doing that, i found myself perusing the net or checking out favorite blogs in between. it's fun to see how everyone was celebrating the holidays and i was able to stumble upon new favorite finds i am loving and i can't wait to share with you.......

if you have a nearby drugstore by you, do check out kate moss for rimmel lip collection. you'll be hooked!
i love the 7 exclusive subtle shades - matte for day and add a dash of lipgloss for a sophisticated evening look!  

i discovered this vegan-friendly nailpolish ombre 5-set and i am dead set on trying them on. if you love the trendy ombre look for your nails without too much work hunting for the perfect shades, this nailpolish set is for you! 

the perfect lightweight blanket for summer. ideal for the porch, seaside, bed or out for a picnic - this also doubles as a towel and can be monogrammed!   

organizing my son's endless toys and books is a never ending task and it seems that the bins and buckets we have are not enough. these collapsible containers not only serves multipurposes but are equally beautiful as well! 

lastly, i am obsessing over this cool tote by anya hindmarch. the screenprinted beachside essentials as a bag design is so whimsy and cute that this bag is so perfect for a quick beach getaway!

i hope everyone had a special easter break celebration!