Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Yes I will admit. In an attempt to get some more followers and readers to admit they read, (and the fact that I am going out of town this weekend to relax and see friends/family in sunny southern California) I am extending the giveaway until NEXT Friday, October 7. So spread the word and join. You are seriously going to LOVE the terrarium. They are so cute, modern and add a touch of cool flair in ANY space.

So spread the word and I'll keep you posted. Good luck :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Alternative Wallpaper

For us renters, there isn't always much we can do about our walls. Even painting a neutral color is a no-no to most landlords. Well, I was watching the Nate Berkus show the other day and he showed that you can actually use bed sheets as wallpaper. Who knew?!? Basically you 1. Clean the wall space 2. Spray the top quarter of the wall with heavy spray starch 3. Smooth on the sheet 4. Add some more starch ontop of it and tack it temporarily with a pin. 5. Complete process in sections. 6. Wait for one hour to remove pins and Voila!

I have never tried this before, but am really tempted on trying it for my entry wall. It isn't supposed to leave any damage and be easy to remove. I'm just nervous about the hems and edges. Have any of you tried or heard of this fancy trick?

**Still looking for the image of the foyer Nate did on his episode!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Water For Elephants

Inspiration comes from all art forms...

I saw Water For Elephants a few months back and absolutely loved it! I loved the costumes, the time period, the was just beautiful.

Well I stumbled upon this amazing wedding shoot based on the movie Water For Elephants from the website It took my breath away. The photographer Marilyn Nakazato describes the shoot,
“It’s not necessarily trying to mock the look of the movie but rather how we imagined what the main characters, Jacob and Marlena played by Rob and Reese, and how their wedding would have been like. It’s almost as if they had collected things they found in their homes and brought them outside, set their furniture on a nearby grassy area with the trains in the background. The ceremony area was created with a wrought iron gate intertwined with moss and wood to bring a simple and rustic feel.”

Every detail is whimsical, vintage, magical and perfection!

I am also a huge SYTYCD fan and loved the Water For Elephants-inspired group dance. Breathtaking.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


It's Giveaway time! I'm sure you are all on the edge of your seats awaiting this giveaway...:)... Sue from the lovely Etsy shop, The Terrarium Shop, has kindly offered to sponsor a giveaway! I bought my tiny terrarium from her and I absolutely adore it. It seriously add a little smile to my face- and my kids :)

What you need to do is become a follower and leave a comment. If you are already a follower just leave a comment. I will close the giveaway NEXT FRIDAY, September 30. So tell your friends and good luck!

Sunday, September 18, 2011


I love love terraniums these days. So much so that I bought my own. Being an apartment dweller, I love that they are a little garden in my home.

They can sit on a bookshelf, a nightstand, a larger one for a table centerpiece, or hanging in a corner. Have you also seen the bigger ones that you can stick little model people and animals in? It's a great way to show your sense of humor and quirk.

In fact, I am thinking of a special giveaway so stay tuned!....

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11

I can hardly believe a decade has gone by since this tragic day in history.

It seem just yesterday I was woken up in my freshman dorm room by roommates with the I am sure you remember the exact spot you were.

May we all take a moment to remember those who passed and look towards a brighter future.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Ballerina Beauty

Have you all seen the latest JCrew catalog? From Russia With Love was shot in St. Petersburg, Russia with real ballerinas from the Mariinsky School modeling the clothes. The photos are beautiful and being a dancer myself, I appreciate real ballerinas instead of fake ones. Bravo JCrew! Beautiful, simple, classic beauty.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happy 3-day Weekend!

I hope you all have had a great weekend so far. Ours has consisted of plenty outdoor activities (bike rides, trail runs and hikes) as well as enjoying the kickoff of the college football season with a bbq with friends.
So here's to all of you readers out there! If you are looking for a fun and happy song to lift your spirits, check this out, "You Make Me Happy" by Lindsey Ray. Have a good one!

Cheers :)
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