Wednesday, April 30, 2014

e-styling giveaway, up to $549 in value

Do you have a room that just feels eh?  Do you have a room that needs a serious injection of style?  From small tweaks to a total revamp, take advantage of this giveaway!  The first reader to contact me will receive a FREE customized e-Styling Rooms to Go. You pick the room, answer a few questions, send a few pictures and I will create a room with style that fits your needs and budget. Depending on the package you select, I will put together a color story, style board, room layout, shopping list, DIY suggestions, and room sketches to assist in accessorizing.
The boards shown below are sample style boards. Your personal board may include pieces you already own.




Wednesday, April 23, 2014

before: brown & blah. after: fresh & fabulous.

I am transforming E.W.'s living room from a brown and blah unused room to a fresh and fabulous lounge for her to retreat to after a long day of work and school, as well as a future hotspot for entertaining. Behold, and embrace, the power of paint!  

Monday, April 21, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

l'oréal advanced suncare silky sheer bb lotion, tinted

Whomever named this wonder lotion totally nailed it, it is indeed silky sheer and I love it!  I have never worn "makeup", that is I have never worn foundation, on a regular basis, maybe once a year, maybe.  I do like a tinted moisturizer, not so much for covering, but for a hint of tint.  I do have a tube of Maybelline Dream BB Cream, but I find it looks a little too make-upy as well as leaving my borderline shiny instead of dewy.  So when I was at ULTA a trip or two ago, to buy something else entirely, this little bottle the color of sunshine caught my eye.

It is a BB lotion with all the benefits of being a BB: 
  • protects (SPF 30 or 50+, YES, broad spectrum 30 or 50+ with Hexiplex!)
  • corrects  (vitamin E and grape seed) 
  • evens (sheer tint, NOT full coverage)
  • smooths
  • brightens
  • controls oil (more like a liquid than lotion, it dries to a matte/powdery finish)
I wear a facial oil underneath for a bit of moisturizer as well as my eye cream then the super awesome, L'Oréal Silky Sheer BB Lotion.  My skin is smooth, slightly tinted and matte and it stays matte, not a chalky matte either.  Give it a try, let me know your thoughts as well!

5 out of 5 squeals

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


clean and cool

clean sophistication

 cool elegance

international cool

cool comfort



dream cabinets

amazing bones, simple furnishings

cozy and cool

Monday, April 14, 2014

love it, live it: fashion inspired interior, twelfth street by cynthia vincent

After enjoying some spring sunshine and temps near the 80's, Mother Nature decided to throw us a curve ball yesterday...a high of 30° and a couple inches of snow, bleh!
This Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent top is calling screaming my name!  Not only fashion wise but interior wise as well.  It's exotic, graphic, laid back and cool. 

Laid Back Lounge coming Wednesday.

Monday, April 7, 2014


We celebrated PaPa's life on Saturday April 5 with many friends and family.  His picture boards were a testament to his fun and silly side.  I put together a play list, available on my Spotify under PaPa, with music that ranges from CCR to Sinatra.  The flower arrangements were happy and bright, like my PaPa, and we used jars and bottles for the flowers that I have been collecting over the years (PaPa always said, "don't throw fill in the blank away, we can always use it for something") to use for my wedding, that has yet to happen due to the lack of a groom.  Now my jars and bottles will serve double duty for two very important celebrations in my life.











Porter misses his Grampa too...