Thursday, February 24, 2011

Serving Trays

I love the idea of trays. They are great to set out on your coffee table or ottoman and not worry about using coasters or getting water marks. With all the cute ones out you have to be able to find one you love! 

Bamboo Tray from Target

 How adorable is this lucite tray? I discovered it and the many options that come with it. You have a wide variety of backgrounds to choose from, all that are super cute! Then you can customize it with your initials! Too bad the pricetag is a bit high for my budget! Below is a clipping of a few options! Available through Iomoi.

Have you seen any cute trays anywhere? I need to find the perfect one for my new apartment! I better start looking!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Take me here

I don't know where this is but I wanna go now. Take me please.

I really love the vivid colors in this photograph.

Monday, February 21, 2011

H & M Home

A week or two ago I was invited to the h & m facebook preview party the day before the store opened at washington square. I was ecstatic! Not only did I get to view all the new items (I still haven't been to the one that opened downtown), I also received 25% off for bringing in clothes to donate! Nice! Anyways, I just found out they have a h & m home line! Too bad its only available in the UK, these are some pretty cute things for super cheap!

Pillow $7.99

Duvet  $24.99

Pillow $7.99

 Shower Curtain $14.99
Napkin Rings 2 for $6.99

Pillow $7.99
Pillow $7.99

Pillow $7.99 

 Table Runner $7.99

All images from

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Customized Liquid Hand Soap

I came across this great DIY project from Infarrantly Creative before Christmas on how to make customized liquid hand soap.I thought it was very creative, inexpensive and easy to do. I ended up making at least 20 for my loved ones! Everyone loved them!

Here are the gifts I made for my little cousins which included bath fizzies, lip balm, bath salts and soap.

All you need to make the customized soap is:

A bottle of liquid hand soap (make sure it is transparent) I found a great smelling coconut soap at dollar tree!
Goo Gone
Overhead transparencies 
Paper cutter
Lazer printer or copier

1) Remove the label on the liquid hand soap with goo gone and a paper towel. This is the most time consuming/annoying part. 

2) Find the graphic you want to use and copy it onto a word document. Resize according to the size of the bottle and how big you want it to be. 

3) Obtain all your graphics and put them onto the page in word, I was able to fit about six images. Print that out.

4) Make sure everything looks right and to the right sizing. Then take your transparency and copy the word document onto it. If you don't have a laser printer at home (one that uses toner not ink) take it down to Kinkos and get it copied. This must be done on a laser printer or the image will come off the transparency.

5) Cut the images out leaving as much space around them as available, they tend to float better if they have more transparency to support it

6) Roll up the transparency image and stick it in the top of the soap container, it will slowly uncurl itself in the soap to reveal the image.

7) Use ribbon or raffia to tie around the top and attach a gift tag stating whom it is for.

 Some different images I used: a circular pattern available here with the last name of the person I gave it to or a phrase, cheerleading graphics for my little cousins, disney/animated characters, college mascot....Thats all I can think of right now. I thought of who I wanted to give the gifts to and then thought of something they liked, googled it and found a good black and white image of it. This would also make for a cute house warming gift, thank you gift, wedding or baby gift, etc. On one of my friends I put "The Future Mrs. Clark" since she is getting married soon.

I forgot to take pictures of all the others I made! They all turned out so cute, I loved them and most importantly everyone enjoyed their handmade gift :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Lovely Happening

I was very thrilled when Megan from Lovely Happenings invited me to do a guest post on her blog! I always enjoy looking at Lovely Happenings when there are new posts. Looking back Megan's blog played a huge part in my decision to create my own blog. Head on over to see my "Three Things That Make You Smile!" Thanks so much for having me Megan!


Sunday, February 13, 2011


V Day is tomorrow in case you forgot. I hope everyone is doing something fun to celebrate. Do something nice for a friend, family or loved one!

 The notebook is one of my favorite movies and book! It is the perfect love story, minus the sad stuff :(

Today I watched...............................

I'm going to spend Valentines Day apartment shopping! yay! Not sure what we are going to do at night. What are your plans?


I am so in love with teal/turquoise/aquamarine right now! I plan to incorporate it into my living room once I move out! The color just makes all these pieces pop! What color are you loving right now?


                                                                       Z Gallerie
                                                                         Z Gallerie

                                                                        Lonny Mag

My Grandpa use to polish rocks, I wish I had some like this from him! These are cool coasters! I love them
                                                                               Urban Outfitters

                                                                           Z Gallerie


                                                                   High Gloss magazine

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Meera House by Guz Architects

Guz Architects created this amazing home in Singapore. Home is actually the incorrect word, it is more of a multiple dwelling building. Each family lives in a seperate story but shares a central stairwell that allows light and seabreeze through it. Each roof garden is the base for the next floor allowing residents to feel as if they were in a single family dwelling with their own private garden. The photos are just stunning!

 Love this!

All photos from

Michaela Noelle's Inspiring Blog

Michaela Noelle recently began following my blog and I had no clue who she was so I checked out her blog. It has now become one of my favorite blogs to look at! She is an interior design student going to school in Seattle and blogs about very interesting design and fashion things! She always posts her adorable outfits on friday which are always photographed creatively. Recently she began doing the blog for one of her favorite stores Meadow Boutique. I sure wish I lived in Seattle so I could visit the store! I love their mix of clothing, accessories and home goods. Right now she is having a giveaway for this adorable scarf and earrings!

Visit Michaela Noelle to enter to win these adorable pieces! Don't forget to visit Meadows Blog. Have a wonderful day :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jonathan Adler

I have always adored Jonathan Adler. I love his style, humor, use of bright colors and fun patterns. Let me show you all the great things I found today! Warning there are lots of pictures!

Queen Anne Mirror

 Ropes Reverse Wallpaper
Zig Zag Throw
Green Southampton Pillow

Turquoise Palm Beach Pillow

Positano Diamonds Pillow
*STEAL-  on sale for $39
It even has feather and down in it, which is a must for pillows, I've learned the hard way.

Capri Bottle Lamp

Enamel Curve Frame

 Lacquer Hexagon Tray
Channing Desk

Lacquer Cubes

Lacquered Bath Accessories! To die for! 

I think I would be in so serious trouble if this store was a bit more affordable for my budget. I would buy two of everything! PS I think I am obsessed with all shades blue and lacquer! Why is it I am always drawn to that color?