July 29, 2011

Weekend Inspiration: Favorites List.



Just a quick post to wish you all  a lovely weekend, and share a favorites list today. I love pulling these together and I hope you'll find inspiration here. This weekend is carnival weekend here and I'm leaving all the festivities behind to relax with my family at a small spa resort. I'll be back Tuesday, with some pics from our mini break. In the meantime I'd also like to say a warm welcome to my newest of followers and thank you for all your lovely commendations. Till next time my lovelies.

 The new summer issue of Rue Magazine.

Feeling crafty: These Party Favors.

Song of Style. Meet Fashion Maven Aimee.

Bliss: Dream Lip Color.

Loving all this Inspiration.

This site.

The Orient Giveaway, closing August 9th.

The perfect summer salad.

What a great read.

Purple please.

A photo series...Once Upon (...the little dog is so adorable.)

On my wishlist.

Love to Miss Modja

60 ways in 100 days

I want to be a part o this: The August Break,

and a lovely giveaway. Hurry now!!! Closing Sunday night.




xo
  






July 28, 2011

Orange and Pink or is it Pink and Orange, Hmmmmph.


I've been very inspired by the colors pink and orange this summer, 
but together they're explosive.What a rush I get just seeing them paired.


 This beach cover up is just what I'm craving for a trip with the 
Hubs to this lovely resort.


 Kate Spade Sandals...Delish!!!!

Richard Nicoll Silk color-block dress ...very fashion forward don't you think.
A definite conversation piece that one.

  
Olivia Palermo dress up Victoria Beckham's beautiful orange dress 
with a cute pink clutch.

H&M Dress....HOLA!!!

I just found a very nice orange sarong with pink polka dots for my up and coming resort trip, soooo, of course I'm on the look out for more pink and orange ideas for my summer wardrobe. Whose with me?????


Cheers to all my lovely followers everywhere.


xxx










July 25, 2011

Designer in Residence: Jessica Marx



As you know it takes a lot for me to do a double take. But I have been admiring Jessica Marx as an interior designer/editorial stylist and her Etsy shoppe, ever since her feature in the wonderful online mag Rue. Now this gal's   attention to detail is just phenomenal and not many people can do this well. Checkout  Rue's feature on her here as well as her lifestyle blog that I'm currently obsessing over called Life's Little Jems.
One trend I'm looking forward to imitating is incorporating  small gold accents into my  home decor. Who knew little gold vases and sculptures could be so defining. (I'm loving the gold unicorn bookends in the first image of her computer desk).

I wish her all the very best and I look forward to seeing more her in the months to come. Be sure to checkout some of the projects she has worked on at her website at  J Marx Atelier



All images via J. Marx Atelier and Rue Magazine.


Anyway I'm off to prepare dinner of Roast Chicken and Mac'n Cheese ...YUM!!!
Have a great week ahead everyone.  Kisses.

xxx






July 22, 2011

Weekend Inspiration: Summer Sandals.

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$98 J.Crew Sandals at Net-a-Porter (no longer available online - sold out?)











 Bottega Veneta sandals, $368, bergdorgoodman.com.



 

Another weekend is upon us and I'm off to the beach with my family to enjoy some of the sunshine and sand between my toes. 
There is nothing like relaxing and having a good book in tow. But with two kids both under seven, it's not like I'll get much reading done, who am I kidding. LOL.

Check out these summer sandal styles you might like, if you are on the hunt. 
I particularly love the yellow suede ones from French Sole...Divine.
What will you be up to this weekend my Lovelies??? 
Take care and be safe.


xxx







July 21, 2011

What I'm Loving Today.

 Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


 Kate Spade Shoes that sparkle,



 Creamy Horseradish Potato Salad,



 Childhood Classics,



and this lovely, large scale roses wallpaper. Just Divine!!!


What random things are you loving today my Lovelies????



xxx

All images via Pinterest.


July 19, 2011

Mid-Summer Fare

 Couscous Salad







 
 Lavender Infused Lemonade


Foods for mid-summer are typically fresh vegetables and fresh fruits that are in season, harvested herbs and edible flowers, summer squash and any yellow or orange colored foods. Honey, pumpernickel bread, barbecue fare, herbal teas, fruit juices, punches, natural sweet wines, ales and meads.

A fine Midsummer celebration for family and friends would first be to visit a farmer's market, local farm stands and gather fresh ingredients for your feast. It supports local farmers and leaves a kinder, gentler footprint. Plan your meal for outdoors with a summer tablesetting and enjoy the summer breezes, as the season seems to be slipping quickly away.





xxx






July 18, 2011

Monday's Inspiration: You are MY God.



Some of you might remember at the beginning of the year, I made the decision to start a gratitude journal.
 Well one of the things I realized of recent, as my mind drifted back to my journal, was that it's incredibly challenging for me to be grateful when I'm facing trials or any sort of hardship in my life. It has been weeks...OK a month and a half since I've picked up my journal, actually I'm not entirely sure were it is at the moment. Why is that????? when there is so much to be thankful for even when times get bad.  
Our Father in Heaven reminds us that... our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. I am encouraged and I hope you are too, that whatever you are facing at this very moment you are not alone and there is a higher purpose to all we face as daughters/sons of God.

Read Psalm 107

Give thanks to the Lord ! (try making a list of as many things as you are sincerely grateful to God for in 10 minutes, and then pray your thanksgiving aloud, before God).
 
 
Love to All.

July 16, 2011

Summery Hats.








This post inspires me to wear a big summery straw/canvas hat,
and what better day of the week to do so than on a Sunday. 
Whether it's to church, to brunch, a lawn party or a walk on the beach, 
I think a hat will do the job just fine.


Happy Sunday to All. I hope you had a great weekend.



xxx







July 14, 2011

A Zest for Rich Orange, Mango and Persimmon.


Blush and Lipstick by Maybelline.


Pants by J.Crew

 Etsy.com

 Vogue.com


 Beautiful bright orange fashion style is a color that always looks beautiful on anyone.  Style yourself with this bright orange color, and it will give the appearance of an energetic style and a dynamic fashion sense. Don’t be afraid ladies to experiment with this gorgeous color as summer is the perfect time to do it.

Do you currently have any orange in your closet???






I'm on the hunt myself for a few must-have orange pieces to add to my closet, 
for summer parties and barbeques. Wish me luck.


xxx






July 13, 2011

Caribbean Summer.









If you are looking for a place to escape this summer and not really sure where to go, visit the island of Barbados. Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles and is one of the Caribbean's leading tourist destinations and is the most developed island in the region.

I have a special place  in my heart for my island home. I hope that if you are considering visiting you will look me up while you are here. I know Monique recently came for her honeymoon and it was fabulous. So here are a few images of what you can expect on trip here.

Enjoy your summer everyone.




xxx






July 12, 2011

A Healthy Dose of Inspiration.



Hey, to everyone out there that has been eating healthier and exercising. Here is a great way to top up on your fruits and fibre. I found this here and yes; I have tried many variations of this smoothie for breakfast, lunch and dinner. So enjoy this dose of inspiration as we strive to take better care of our bodies and be more in tune with good nutrition. 

So ENJOY!!!!!!


Kiwi Berry Smoothie
Serves 2
16 whole fresh or frozen strawberries
½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
2 whole kiwi fruit
2/3 cup plain yogurt
¼ cup honey
2 teaspoons flax seed (optional)

Directions:
Depending on the size of your blender you may need to make one serving 
at a time by dividing each of the above ingredients in half
Add the strawberries to the blender.


Add the honey; if you like your smoothies on the sweeter side you may 
want to add a bit more honey in each serving.
Add about ¼ cup of crushed ice to each serving if you would 
like more of a chill to your smoothie

Add the blueberries.
Add the kiwi fruit


Add the yogurt.


Blend until smooth.


Serve immediately for a delicious and refreshing beverage!



xxx

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