Blog / Style & Beauty

Dear Mr. Postman Delivered…

04.18.13

Yesterday, I posted a teaser picture on my social media pages shortly after Dear Mr. Postman delivered me this beautiful Tacori box! Well now I finally want to share with you what Tacori so graciously gifted those of us that attended LuckyFABB!

tacori jewelry gift luckyfabb

tacori jewelry gift box And the unveil …

tacori jewelry silver stud earrings A pair of the Tacori ‘City Lights’ silver studs! An oversized, high-polished stud with beautiful detailing along the side make these a standout in my collection. Better yet … they were featured in the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar!

tacori city lights silver studs

tacori city lights silver studs Again, thank you so much to Tacori for gifting these beautiful earrings. I love the unique detail along the side and will treasure them as a reminder of attending my first blogger’s conference!
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DIY

Flea Market Hunting : April

04.18.13

flea market finds

A few weeks ago when my parents were visiting, we headed out to the Ventura Flea Market to see what type of goodies we could find. I’ve only been to a flea market a few times and definitely appreciate the help of family to spot the “diamonds in the rough.”

flea market almost purchases A vintage table // 1930s Video Camera // Baubles Galore (none of these made it home with us)

Unfortunately, the rare occasion that southern California gets rain happened to be on this day and quite a few vendors packed up early to salvage their goods. None the less, we didn’t let a little rain stop us!
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Home Decor

The Hunt For Bar Carts

04.17.13

Inspired by the artistry of the hand crafted cocktail, our liquor cabinet quickly became stocked with a fine selection of options that’s worthy of being on display. Hence, the hunt for the perfect bar cart was developed to fulfill a need worthy of the delicious cocktails ready to be served.

the hunt for bar carts the 70’s gold trolly // the beckett // the devlin // the carr // the karl springer // the hayworth // the hampton // the wade

As a temporary solution, a Potterybarn tray table is in place but as you see … it’s simply too small for the space we have in mind.

bar tray setup

I just love The Hayworth by Society Social, but I’m also itching to do a DIY furniture painting project and the result could easily suffice as a functional “bar table.” We shall see, but I’ll be sure to keep you posted on whatever I decide to do because once it’s in place, then it’s time to stock it with fabulous glass and bar ware!
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Blog / Style & Beauty

Makeup My Day // The Face

04.16.13

Makeup My Day

What I love about makeup is that you can change it by mood, by time of day, by outfit, by event, etc. It truly is an extension of your personality and you deserve to let it shine! I would definitely say I was a “late bloomer” into the makeup world, but ever since I immersed myself in style and beauty magazines, the temptation to play with makeup was too great!

Let’s be honest though, makeup can be overwhelming … especially when you walk into a drugstore and see hundreds upon hundreds of options. I have kind of taken the liberty to be your guinea pig and have tried countless products and really have narrowed it down to my likes & dislikes (for my reasons of course). READ MORE

Style & Beauty

Makeup My Day | The Face

04.16.13

Makeup My Day

What I love about makeup is that you can change it by mood, by time of day, by outfit, by event, etc. It truly is an extension of your personality and you deserve to let it shine! I would definitely say I was a “late bloomer” into the makeup world, but ever since I immersed myself in style and beauty magazines, the temptation to play with makeup was too great!

Let’s be honest though, makeup can be overwhelming … especially when you walk into a drugstore and see hundreds upon hundreds of options. I have kind of taken the liberty to be your guinea pig and have tried countless products and really have narrowed it down to my likes & dislikes (for my reasons of course).
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Blog / Organization

Organize Your Magazine Clippings

04.15.13

organize magazine clippings

Before Pinterest came along, we relied on reading our magazines, tearing out the pages, and then sticking them away in some “logical” spot with the hope that you will one day revisit them and remember why you were inspired in the first place. For the record, Pinterest has helped with a lot of the issues, but I’m extremely loyal to my paper magazine that I can touch and feel with my own hands and still rip out page after page from the over 14 magazine subscriptions that I have. Yes, I said 14 and that doesn’t include the speciality mags that you can’t subscribe to (we’ll get to that list on a future post!).
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Dog Days

Please Meet…

04.11.13

Meet Dexie

paw print  MY BASIC INFO:

Name: Dexie        Breed: Golden Retriever        Age: 4 1/2       Weight: A Lady Never Tells!

paw print MY STORY:

My previous owners turned me into the Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue Group (SCGRR) in Mid-October of 2012. Unfortunately, they didn’t leave the volunteers with much information about “why” they didn’t want me anymore. They did at least tell them that I once had a litter of puppies about two years ago and that I should probably get spayed.

I got placed with a great foster family that took me to all the vet check-ups that I passed with flying colors, got me all cleaned up and ready to find my new forever home.  paw prints
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Recipes

Cocktail Hour | Mojitos

04.10.13

Cocktail Hour Mojitos

Sunday evening was so nice here in Ventura and it was my parent’s last day before they had to fly home to chilly Wisconsin. Earlier that day we stopped by the Channel Islands Farmer’s Market to grab some fresh produce for the week and I stumbled upon some mint that smelled so divine I just grabbed some without any intentions of knowing what I was going to do with it.

After we labored around the house and finished some DIY projects, a refreshing cocktail is just what we needed and the classic Mojito was the perfect way to utilize the fresh mint.  The Mojito is often known as the “Cocktail of Cuba,” but history can’t agree upon who officially came up with the drink. Some believe Sir Francis Drake is responsible while others claim it was crafted by the slaves who worked the sugar cane fields. Whoever it was … thank you for introducing this delicious cocktail to all of us!
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