Friday, May 28, 2010

A long, hot, weekend-glorious!

Wishing you a fantastic holiday weekend, it will be in the 90's here so the pool is looking like the place to be to beat the heat.

Thank you to all the men and women who heeded the call to service for our country, we are eternally grateful for the sacrifices you have made.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

How do you red, white and blue?

Memorial Day is just around the corner and it seemed perfect to post these these red, white and blue rooms.

image via HGTV
The nautical accessories in the nursery above are a such a creative touch!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

In the Pink

I could do a post on this color every single day. My love for pink knows no bounds.

Did these pink sapphire earrings just take your breath away?
Created by the lovely Dana of Dana Rebecca Design.

My peonies are teasing me. 

Hopefully they will look like this in a couple weeks.

Pink nursery from Gramercy, so adorbs! I especially love the use of more sophisticated pieces like the antique dresser as the changing table, the pagoda lamp and the artwork. I could live there now, as an adult.

And... Pinkberry is opening in Colorado! The grand opening is tonight, after you finish dinner you could go and check it out to see what all the hype is about.
1000 South Colorado Blvd
Glendale, CO 80222

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Coulda been mine

This bed was a part of the sale that we went to this weekend. I didn't really think too much about it because I thought it was a Full. Apparently it didn't sell this weekend and my co-worker corrected me and told me it was actually a queen. They had reduced the price since Saturday and the whole package was a pretty good deal. I thought about it, and thought about it, and thought some more, and then it sold to someone else. Oh well.

I'm happy with what I did get- these swirly glasses 5 for $5

These Morrocan tea glasses 6 for $6. They are hanging out with the booze at the bar but they might get more use as votives.
We also got some other fun stuff, things for the kitchen and decorative accessories. This was unlike any other sale I have been to, mostly modern and contemporary items.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Favorite Product! Oliver's Labels

Oliver's Labels are a staple that should be in every parents' bag of tricks. The company was started by a woman who saw her nephew, Oliver, constantly losing track of his stuff. Her printing background led her to create fun and durable personalized labels to put on everything from bottles, sippy cups, food containers, lunch boxes, backpacks and even clothes. The labeling system takes on a whole new meaning when you send your child off to day care or school and the teachers and staff will really appreciate know what item belongs to what child.

The labels are durable enough for shoes
and they are waterproof with a super adhesive to stick on anything.

Fun Bag/Luggage tags

Iron on labels for clothing that will survive the washer and dryer!

Then there is the bonus for all those "misplaced" belonging. Oliver's Labels has the Found It system that provides a tracking number on the label that is connected to your email. If you lose a cup and someone else finds it they can log in to the website and report it found by entering the tracking number. Then you are automatically updated via email that the item has been recovered. So smart!

Friday, May 21, 2010

When you can't take it with you

Then sell it to your friends!

We are headed to a total liquidation sale at the home of a co-worker this weekend. They are selling EVERYTHING and moving to Europe! These are the teaser pictures sent to lure us in. And... they are serving mimosas. Twist our arm will ya?

Bon weekend!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Project: TV Stand Make-over

This little three drawer dresser used to be the night stand in the room that my sister and I would stay in at our grandparents house. I inherited it and put it to work as the tv stand in my living room. The finish was unfortunate. It is this off-white/yellowish color dating from the 50's or 60's and it was blending in with my butter yellow walls,
that I want to paint blue remember?
After determining it wasn't an antique of major value and that I wouldn't be painting over walnut or zebra wood I started to prep it for a paint job. These sanding sponges are the best, so easy to use and they did the perfect job of roughing up the surface.
Picked out my paint color and primer and purchased several cans for the project. It's the worst when you run out half way through the job and end up making 3 trips to the store for the same thing. Buy more than you think, it's cheap ($3 a can) and you can always make one trip back to return the unused paint.
While the paint was drying I started to work on the hardware. The drawer pulls are these beautiful, brass butterflies that you hardly noticed before because the blended with the dresser and were tarnished and dark.
Break out the Brasso and voila! Those butterflies were ready to take flight.

The newly polished pulls went back on the drawers and they looked totally different.

Here she is in all her glory. Such a difference! The butterflies really pop and the plum color is perfect next to my eBay pillows. Yeah!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Spring Planting

Mother's Day has come and gone, and I still haven't bought a single flower, shrub or herb. Our weather has been less than ideal to dig in the dirt but I am starting to formulate a plan.
 I hear Costco has large tomato plants for $20 and geraniums for $9.99. Any other deals out there?

Friday, May 14, 2010

Favorite Product: Puj Baby Bath Tub

Have you heard about the Puj Tub? It is all the rage and for good reason! Created by a husband and wife team and parents to three boys the Puj Tub (i.e. pudgy baby ha:) can be used anywhere since it is small and compact. Made from anti-microbial material it cradles the baby in in water so both of your hands are free and they are in a safe, upright position. With the Puj baby can be bathed in a sink, any sink, check out the precious one in the pedestal sink.

When bath time is over you simply hang it up to dry. No more bulk tubs taking up valuable space- love it.
The material is soft and flexible and wraps around baby.
No more slippin' and a slidin' with this cool product. The Puj Tub is available at Babies R Us, Bed Bath and Beyond and Tarjay for $39.95.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Chic Bedding:Pixie Dust Decor

Pixie Dust Decor is another line of bedding for babies that is just too cute not to share! Pixie Dust boasts a fun selection cheery prints and colors to choose from in super soft materials. What really makes it stand out is that they are open to customers getting in on the design process and customizing their options for bedding and it is made in USA- hooray! So, check out all the adorable options for bedding as well as their other products like tuffets, bibs, blankets and aprons.