Thursday, June 18, 2015

It was such a dismal day yesterday. The weather has been rather cheerless so far this summer. It seems to rain every other day, and it's suppose to rain and storm all this week, except for one day! 

I was a little on the grumpier side, woke up really groggy, and felt that way the whole day. I tried taking a nap, and that just made it worse. I'm just a warm weather and sunshine kind of gal. 

As gloomy as it may have been, and although I wasn't my usual peppy self, I still did my best to see the bright side of things... always do. We all have those days, but what can you do about it?

When I woke up this morning, I felt so much better. It was still a little cloudy today, but there was some sunshine. I was feeling pretty good, and then I read the news about the shooting. I honestly, can't think of what to say about that, it's hard to find the right words. It's just heartbreaking! 

It made me realize there was absolutely no reason to be so bummed out about the weather yesterday. It was a gloomy day, but I got through it, and I am still here today. I still have my friends, family, and my fur babies. I am truly been blessed! I am so glad I have my mother, and my girls here with me. 

They were really enjoying the day. I tried to get a picture of Gigi, but she wasn't cooperating with me this morning. She took a nap on her box by the window. That's her favorite spot to snooze.

Bridget was really loving the sun! She loves to nap in my mom's bed, under the fan, with the sun coming in through the window. 

I have absolutely nothing to complain about! 

I've got plenty of sunshine in my life!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Here's what's new this week!

It's been another super busy week! I really tried my best to post as much as I could. As I mentioned last week, posting daily might, or might not be an option for me at the moment. I'm still getting use to this new schedule. So please bare with me. It does seem to be getting easier though. I'm just kind of going with the flow.

I am extending last weeks theme which was "Taking Chances". I still have
so many other features to share with you.

I'm a little behind on this one, and I have made a little change to it. 
My plan was to do a different color each week, but that's really 
not working out so well. There is a lot to this feature, and I still have 
a lot of minty things to show you. So, I'm just going with the flow, 
and once I finish one color, I will move onto the next. Also, you will 
be seeing these colors in various parts of the blog, in un-related
posts. So, the current color theme is Mint. Then eventually, it will 
change to a new color.

I am working on a special 4th of July edition, and I'm looking for contributors. If you would like to contribute content, or want to guest blog for the issue, please contact me
for details. The issue will launch on July 4th!

So, how was your weekend? 
What all did you do? 

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Here are some beautiful, minty fresh 
ideas for your bathroom.

{1. Photo via Coastal Living 2. Double vanity design ideas via

What makes a home a home? The people you share it with?
Yummy comfort food? Love? Furniture? These things are
definitely part of it, but it's also about creating
a comfortable, stress free environment. 

After a long, busy day, you should be able to
relax, and feel good in your own home.

There are certain rooms in a home that tend to give you those
comforting vibes. Maybe even more so than other
rooms. The bathroom is, or should be
one of those rooms.

{Vintage inspired bathroom designed
by Anna Forkum via House of

The colors you choose for your bathroom, or any room in
the house for that matter, can make 
a huge difference.

A minty color would be a very peaceful, and
comforting choice! And... there are many shades
to choose from.

There are the minty greens and blues, that we all know and love.

{1. Photo via Bright Bold & Beautiful 2. Mint scalloped jar via World Market 3. Mesh
wastebasket by Umbra via Amara 4. Bath rug by Threshold via Target 5. Wall art by 
Bree Madden via Etsy -sold out- 6. Refreshing body cream by Croft + Croft
 7. L'Eau de Toilette Shower Gel by Carven via Sephora 8. Creme body wash 
by Laura Mercier 9. Makeup remover by Caudalie via Beauty Bar 10.
Jam dish via One Kings Lane 11. Floral accessory
via Havertys 12. Bath towels via Nordstrom
13. Lotus garden stool via Home

{Photo via Design Meet Style}

{1. Bathroom vanity ideas via Simplified Bee 2. Pistache creme body wash by Laura Mercier 
3. Green tea body milk by L'Occitane 4. Body cream by Croft + Croft 5. Creme de Pistache 
honey bath by Laura Mercier via Sephora 6. Mint hand soap by Townsend 
Bay Soap Company  7. Green tea energizing bath and shower gel by 
Elizabeth Arden via  Elizabeth Arden New York 8. Stemmed 
glass bowl via H&M 9. Mint Conditioner by John Allans
via Bloomingdales 10. Toothbrush holder
by Umbra via Amazon 11. Toumbac
candle by A.P.C. via La Garconne
12. Bath towels via

{1. Cute little heart soaps -source unknown- 2. iHealth digital step on scale sold by Builder Depot Inc via Houzz 3. Light blue mason jar via Liberty London -sold out- 4. Bath Lily via The Body Shop -sold out- 5. Shower curtain by DENY Designs via Pure Home 6. Mint Candy Apple nail polish by Essie via 
7. Un Jardin sur le  Nil bath gel by Hermes via Hermes Paris 8. Bath rug via One Kings Lane 
9. Body Spray via Polyvore 10. Shower caddy by Simple Human via Houzz 11. Fuji green 
tea body butter by The Body Shop via Polyvore 12. Lemon Mint Leaf scented 
candle via Polyvore 13. Soap dish via Pinterest 14. Razer via Pinterest 15. 
Sweet Mint lipsalve by Eos via Polyvore 16. Fizzy bath bomb - Eucalyptus, 
Rosemary, and Mint via Hugo Naturals 17. Souffle body creme by 
Laura Mercier  18. Nourish Daily Moisturizer by Kate Somerville 19. 
Lemongrass and Avocado bath bomb  via Lush 20. Mint Chocolate 
Chip bath product by Philosophy 21. Essential Oils Hand 
Soap via Williams-Sonoma 22. Towels by Christy via
House of Fraser 23. Double sink vanity via 

{via Decor Love}

{1. Victorian Villa - Highgate via Retrouvius 2. Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream by
Kiehls 3. Sea glass vase filler via Target -sold out- 4. Moss & Mint
body wash by Nest Fragrances via Saks Fifth Avenue 5. Bath rug by
Threshold via Target 6. Metal stool or plant stand via Christmas Central}

There are other minty shades besides the pretty blues 
and greens. Mint can also be gray or White...

{1. Photo via Decor Pad 2. Towels via the Hut 3. Mint lip butter by Herbivore via
Azalea 4. Glass bell votive via Polyvore 5. Sea glass vase filler from Target
via Polyvore 6. Sugar bowl from Debenhams via Polyvore 7. Soap pump and
toothbrush holder from Crate & Barrel via Pinterest 8. Tub via 

{via Pinterest}

{via Houzz}

It doesn't always have to be literal. You can substitute with colors 
such as aqua, jade, or various shades of green, blue, or gray.

{1. Scalloped jar via World Market 2. Canisters from One Kings Lane via Pinterest 3. Canister from
Let Liv via Pinterest 4. Canister from Crate Expectations via Polyvore 5. Canisters via 
Always Mod 6. Jar by Kilner from Cargo Home Shop via Polyvore 7. Wooden crate via 
Keep on Rowland 8. Glass dish from Vintage at Chirp via Etsy -sold- 9. Stemmed glass bowl
via H&M 10. Candy dish via Target 11. Candy dish from Yellow Finch Antiques
via Etsy -sold- 12. Stand serve tray via Dot & Bo 13. Striped mixing bowl
via World Market 14. Storage Bin- want to know more ask me or
join my group for updates 15. Crochet baskets from 
Dreaming Lucy via Etsy 16. Basket via 
The Crabby Nook 17. Baskets via Lime Tree Kids 
18. Soap Dispenser via Freedom 19. Tootbrush holder by Umbra
via Amazon 20. Serving tray via

When it comes to storing and displaying, there are so many 
wonderful options to choose from these days. 

The traditional canisters, boxes, and baskets are excellent choices.
Any of these items would be lovely for your countertop or

{via Zulily}

{Canister via One Kings Lane}

{Basket from Maine Cottage
via Polyvore}

{Boxes from Depot Online-Shop via

{Toothbrush holder via

{Soap dish via Gilt}

...but there are other fabulous trends 
you can opt for!

{Vintage candy jar by Dudads
from Etsy via Houzz}

This one might just be favorite! I love the
idea of using these adorable candy
jars for storing cotton balls,
Q-Tips, and beauty products.

{Extra large jar via

You could also use a cake stand for
hand towels, or soaps.

How adorable is this swan soap

{Heart toothbrush holder
from Urban Outfitters
via Pinterest}

{Magazine holder from Lime Tree
Kids via Polyvore}

This would be a great idea for storing
and displaying magazines.

{1. Towels via Restoration Hardware Inc 2. Oversized luxury bath towel via Wayfair 3. Towels
via Amazon 4. Towels from Target via Pinterest 5. Towels by Olivier Desforges Alizee via
Amara 6. Luxury hotel & spa towels by Bare Cotton via Amazon 7. Towel set via
Wayfair 8. Towel via H&M 9. Bath rug by Threshold via Target 10. Bath mat via Land of Nod
11. Bath mat via H&M DK 12. Bath rug by Nate Berkus from Target
via Pinterest 13. Shower curtain via Anthropologie 14. Shower curtain
by Monika Strigel via Society6 15. Shower curtain via
Apartment Therapy 16. A utility tote would be
great for storing bath products or linens
contact me for more info or
join my group for updates
17. Towels by Threshold via

Finding the perfect linens to go with the rest of your decor can be a challenge, but it's
a fun one. I find towel and mat shopping to be a very comforting experience. 
I prefer softer, plushier textures. I enjoy that feeling... stepping out of 
the tub onto a plushy bath mat, while drying off with 
a super soft, warm towel.

All that is left to do is wrap yourself up in a luxurious bath robe!

{via Forever 21}

{via Pinterest}

{Robe from Layla Grayce
via Pinterest}

I love my bath robe! The only thing is though,
once I put it on, I don't ever want to get
out of it! It's just too comfy!

There is so much more to come! Stay tuned for 
Happy Hues For Your Home ...
part 3!

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Monday, June 8, 2015

There are many reasons why I am so obsessed with this refreshing
hue. Minty greens and blues are feel-good kind of colors
that can give a home or outfit calming, soothing

 If you are in need of some pep, a hint of mint can really 
brighten up your life. It's a versatile color that can be 
playful, vibrant, or ladylike. 

Don't be surprised to see it popping up a lot this season.
It's one of the moments trendiest colors!

Here are some fabulous minty fresh ideas for
your home!

{1. Pastel House by JoyHey via flickr 2. Colorful Beach Cottage via Better Homes and Gardens 3. Mint Green House by ZenZero Art Studio via Etsy 4. This is Lisbon via A Place for Twiggs}

{Vintage Victorian Home via Bell'Dora Fashions}

{South San Francisco General Contractors
Dijeau Poage Construction via 

{1. via Milk and Honey Home 2. Traditional Kitchen with Pastel Green Walls via House to Home 3. Martha Stewart Kitchen via StyleCarrot}

{via Casa Vogue}

{Big Chill via Remodelista}

{SMEG refrigerator}

{1950's style refrigerator 
via Big Chill}

{1950's style Northstar Refrigerator

{Undercounter Fridge via Big Chill}

{Northstar range via Accidentally Indie}

{Viking range via Houzz}

{Carolinas Antique Appliances
via flickr}

{Retro range via Big Chill}

{Vintage gas range via Ebay}

{Retro dishwasher by
Big Chill via 

{Retro microwave by Big Chill
via Houzz}

{Vintage Blender via Life As

{KitchenAid mixer via

{1. Painted Windsor Chairs by Christopher Howe via Remodelista 2. Poly table cloth by A-1 Tablecloth Company via Amazon 3. Side chair via Joss & Main 4. Folding chair via Crate & Barrel 5. Bistro side chair via Industry West 6. Breakfast Nook via Better Homes and Garden}

{Retro diner booth via wotever
-sold out-}

{Cape Cod kitchen cupboard

{Bar stool via Home Decorators

{Metal stool via Christmas Central
-sold out-}

{1. Scalloped jar via World Market 2. Wall art print by Bree Madden via Etsy 3. Party plates via Zazzle 4. Canister by Martha Stewart Collection via Macy's -sold out- 5. Serving bowl by Ole Jensen
via Fab 6. Jars via Dot & Bo 7. Nest cups by Ole Jensen via Fab 8. Teaspoons by Guzzini via 
House of Fraser 9. Acrylic drinkware set via JcPenney 10. Confetti tablecloth via One Kings Lane}

{Mixing bowl via World Market}

{Soup bowl by Rosenthal Dinnerware
via Macy's}

{Cereal bowl via One Kings Lane}

{Squeezer by Normann Copenhagen

{Retro diner style salt and pepper
shakers by One Hundred 80
Degrees via Amazon}

{1. Canisters via World Market -sold out- 2. Bowls via
Anthropologie 3. Owl planter by claylicious via Fab
4. Retro timer by Fox Run via Indigo 5. Espresso Cup
via dot com gift shop 6. Plate via Zazzle}

{Two-toned stoneware canister
via Dot & Bo}

{Ceramic fry pan by Fiesta

{Canister via Crate Expectations 
-sold out-}

{Salad servers via Oliver Bonas}

{Decoware kitchen canisters
via Ebay -sold-}

{Egg cups by Ferm Living
via Pure Home}

{Retro wall clock via

{Utensils via Torie Jayne}

{Fridge set by Nicole Denise
via Flickr}

{1. Photo via DIY & Crafts 2. Paper plate designed by Yall Come Party created by Shindigz via
Zazzle 3. Wall clock by Newgate via Amara 4. Bakeware dish via Vietri -sold out- 5. Pot holder
by Ferm Living via Amazon}

{Salt and pepper shakers via 

{Art print by Nested Expressions
via Etsy}

{Wall clock by Newgate via

{Magnetic kitchen timer via Lime din Bolig}

{1. Photo via Hemnet 2. Photo via Vtwonen}

{Farmhouse style breakfast room

{via Hometalk}

{via Poppytalk}

{via Decor8}

{via Pinterest}

{Wayfarer arm chair via Pinterest}

{Distressed dining chair via

{1. Jensen Tablecloth via One Kings Lane 2. via
Polyvore 3. Porcelain cotton crochet placemats
via World Market 4. Ceramic trays via

{Tray via J.Crew}

{via Polyvore}

{via Etsy}

{via Cotton On}

{Stemmed glass bowl via

{Designed by Designs 4 You created by
Zazzle Home via Zazzle}

{Dinner Napkins via High Street Market}

{1. Photo via Stylizimo 2. Modern room by Martha Stewart via Apartment Therapy 3. Photo

{via Tidy Mom}

{Fawn Galli Interiors via Decor Pad}

{Sitting room at the Malibu Ranch. Article
featuring Cindy Crawford - via Lonny}

{The Cypress Sofa by Old Hickory
Tannery via Horchow}

{Love chair by The Family
Love Tree via Flodeau}

{DIY re-painted coffee table via
Little Bits of Real Food &
Real Talk}

{Spool Side Table via 
-sold out-}

{1. Watercolor painting by Pol Ledent via Fine Art America 2. White Tea & Mint travel candle
via Bliss Home & Design 3. Ceramic fishtail vase by Emissary Home & Garden via
Wayfair -sold out- 4. Enamel Curve Frame via Jonathan Adler 5. Shelly Extension Table
via Euro Style 6. Curtains via Polyvore 7. Knit throw via Nordstrom -sold out-
8. Lounge sofa via Crate & Barrel -sold out- 9. Table lamp via 
Studio Style Blog 10. Ottoman via One Kings Lane 11. Basket via CB2}

{Sectional sofa via Crate & Barrel}
{Chaise via Crate & Barrel
-sold out-}
{Area rug by Kaleen via

{1. Wall art set by Bree Madden via Etsy 2. Sleeper sofa
via JcPenney 3. Chair by JLA Slade via Target}

{Sleeper sectional sofa via JCPenney}

{Louis style desk/table via

{Side table via}

{1. Table via Pinterest 2. Picture frame via Polyvore 3. Butterfield sofa via Jonathan Adler
4. Chair via Suite NY 5. Vintage rotary phone via Etsy -sold out- 6. Home pillow via
Adairs 7. Toumbac candle by A.P.C. via La Garconne 8. Bombay chest from Arhaus
via Driven by Decor 9. Malibu table lamps via Lamps Plus -sold out-}

{Lampert sofa via Jonathan Adler}

{Abbott & Costello chair via

{Clarke coffee table via

This is only part 1! There is a lot more to come! 

Throughout the week I will be showing you lots of 
beautiful minty things for your home, 
wardrobe, and lifestyle.

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