Archive for May, 2012

Date: May 22 2012

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Today I get to shower my May sponsors with some much deserved love! These ladies and their shops rock!

Poshlocket’s latest leather collection is so awesome. I love the metal and leather mix. Colorful, edgy, affordable pretties for all. And I’m excited that the Madison Chain Wrap Bracelet is on it’s way to me, thanks so much Poshlocket!
Check out their entire collection here.


Sarah Swanson Design

Sarah is just designing beautiful spaces left and right. Every time she posts a new mood board I get excited about how the room might turn out. Always perfection.
Isn’t that gorgeous? And her Gallery Wall paintings are still flying off the shelves at only $10 each! Such a steal for an original piece. Here’s one in Eileen’s house.
And Sarah’s home was just featured in Alberta Home Magazine – she’s seriously so talented. Be sure to give her a shout if you have a space that needs some help. 

Bellisima Bags

I just love this image of the happy mommy with her adorable little baby. They are so styling, and that bright orange bag is fantastic. How great is it that you can actually find cute diaper bags?? This sherbet satchel diaper bag, as well as a ton of others, is available at Bellisima Bags.

“Don’t let motherhood upstage your style.”


Kokoon keeps adding gorgeous items to their spring/summer collection. So many things on my wishlist, including these. And Laine Sue is working on a new shopping website, so getting these pretty products will be a lot easier very soon!
Kokoon’s clothing is so comfortable and flattering. Go find something beautiful for summer.

Pretty Smitten
Elizabeth recently reopened Pretty Smitten after welcoming her third baby. She is one busy girl, and is still managing to knock out beautiful iPad cases, iPhone covers, and trays.
I think Lilly needs one of those trays for her room. She would love to serve tea on it! Visit Pretty Smitten to see all of her designs.

Stella & Dot
A longtime favorite, Stella & Dot’s summer collection doesn’t disappoint at all with bright and fun baubles and simple accessories alike. 

I might need to make that coral Palomino Necklace mine. It would be the perfect way to brighten up my neutral outfits.


Pretty Mommy
Michelle’s latest arrivals in her Pretty Mommy shop are, as always, just jaw dropping. She’s like a magical buyer who finds all the coolest things.
Beautiful, breezy, summer favorites.  Go see what else is new.


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Date: May 21 2012

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It’s that time of year when I get to board a plane for NYC to hang out with my blogging friends at Blogfest. And this year’s Blogfest will be a good one. I have a ton of friends going (some I know in real life and some I’m looking forward to finally meeting). The events are going to be totally rad- pretty much party after party hosted by the likes of Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Kravet, GE, and so many more. And today I’m kicking off the trip with a little “hair pretty” party at Drybar with some of my blogging friends (which will be much needed after a 6 AM flight this morning). More on that fun later.

Jenny of MFAMB came up with a little song about Blogfest. It’s pretty much awesome and so right.

Will I tell Newell Turner that he “rocks my face off” like I did last year? He does still, but I probably won’t. I mean, I’m 30 now ;)

Will that aggressive pack of bitter bloggers be there again scowling and throwing elbows to be first in line to meet Thom Filicia or Margaret Russell? We’ll find out soon. Oh, did I fail to mention them last year? It was sort of awful, yet funny at the same time. Don’t worry, I’m pretty sure they don’t read my blog.

Really though, I’m just excited and honored to be a part of such a fun event. Good times ahead this week.

Oh and the forecast is calling for rain and more rain. Damnit. There had to be something, right? But on the plus side, I’m not pregnant this time (I had to hide that little tidbit at last year’s event). Watch out!


Also, I want to share that Lauren Guilbeau won the Second Street East giveaway! Congrats, Lauren! Email Michelle to arrange for your pillow cover. Thank you to everyone who entered and had so many awesome things to say. Looks like Michelle’s shop was cleaned out :)


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Date: May 18 2012

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Date: May 18 2012

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This Lace Dress. Every color.
ALL of this…
Burned Out Tee (so many cute colors)
Striped Tunic Dress (give me this dress right this instant)
This button down sweater shirt. Love all these colors.

Oh, and this Striped Dress too.
That is all. Happy weekend, ya’ll (I didn’t intend to rhyme).


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Date: May 17 2012

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Life has moved fast and the “I’m Not A Poser Challenge” submission date has passed by. Ooops. So I’m extending the date through May 31st.

And in case you need a reminder of what it’s all about…

“Remember this little post that sparked a lot of conversation? You know, about living what you pin and fantasize about? I mentioned that a challenge was coming. Well it’s time that we all show our cards…

I challenge you to do something inspired by an idea that you’ve blogged about, talked about, wished about, or pinned.

Your project can be anything. Maybe you’ve been dreaming of throwing an awesome party for friends, or reupholstering a chair in a fabric out of your comfort zone. Or maybe you want to cut 10 inches off of your hair, or design a handbag. Hell I don’t know what floats your boat, but whatever it is I want you to do it!

And if you do something kinda big or pretty darn cool, well then we want to see it! I’ll be taking your submissions now up through May 31st. I’ll just need some photos and why you chose to do what you did!”

I’d love to see someone DIY a version of this desk and pinboard
featured in the latest Lonny issue.

Or maybe dye your hair pretty pink. Anyone brave enough?
Can’t wait to see what you all come up with :)


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Date: May 16 2012

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I love when I get to introduce a crazy awesome new sponsor. And today is one of those days. Say a big hello to Second Street East!

I bet that many of you recognize Michelle’s shop because I featured one of her pillows in my most recent Etsy Favorites post. Well, she just so happened to see that post, sent me an email, and the rest is history. I’m really so excited to have partnered up with her! At Second Street East, Michelle repurposes vintage Kantha quilts into pillow covers that are simply stunningggg. See!

And as a generous hello, Michelle is giving away ANY pillow cover from her shop!
Yep, you get to choose.
Total badassness.

Here’s how you enter:

*Visit Michelle’s shop and tell us which pillow should be yours.*

So simple. But maybe you want extra entries.
{Get an extra entry for each thing you do. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each}

*Tell us how awesome Michelle and her shop are*
*Share where you plan to put your new pillow*
*Share this giveaway on FB or Twitter*

This giveaway will end Sunday night. Winner will be chosen at random. Good luck, ya’ll!
PS: For those of you wondering, I’d pick this one. Gah!
Luckily (or not, actually) I don’t have to choose. Which is your favorite?


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