Pink, Blue, and Gold!

Mixing colors can be a great thing or a disaster when it comes to decorating your home. For me, I think it comes easy. I love color and I am a fanatic when it comes to using color in my house or someone elses. Two colors I have grown to love lately are the colors pink (my favorite color) and the color blue (my husbands favorite color). At first I thought mixing these two colors together would be awful but it turns out that it’s very pretty.

Here’s what I put together for my inspiration board.

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I love all these items and I am going to use them to make a very elegant and functional livingroom. Take a look at some other pink and blue rooms I found.

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These rooms are to die for. (please click on  photos to go to original links)

So the next time you think about adding coolor to your space and are not sure, look for inspiration and go for it!! Until next time…

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Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

I hear people say all the time that there is no way they can redecorate on their budget and let me  tell you, a person can redecorate on just about any budget they want. I have a bathroom attached to my bedroom that gets the most use out of every bathroom in our house. This basically means that I see it all the time and that the polka dot shower curtain hanging in there was starting to get old looking. Here’s a look at it before!

I have had this shower curtain forever and it makes me want to barf everytime I see it. Other than that my bathroom is completely plain because I live with a man who doesn’t believe in towels for decoration; notice the empty racks. So, I had a hidden agenda to make this bathroom more upbeat or atleast appealing. That weekend I decided to go to Home Goods and Old Time Pottery. I also gave myself a budget of $40. For me thats nothing. I can spend $40 in no time but I stuck to my guns and I figured it out.

Here’s what I got….

I love the shower curtain and I thought it was a steal. I also love the vintage barrel. I thought it gave the counter some character.

Really…..a $2.00 rug!! The price to the rug was missing and they couldn’t find another one like it so they gave it to me for $2.00. Awesome steal!!!

I got the soap and toothbrush holder for $2.99 each and that big vase for $0.95. Absolutely loved it.

Last but not least the shower hooks. They were completely adorable. These brought my whopping total around $35 including the steam flowers for vase which were about $3.00. I had $5.00 left to save for my next room upgrade. So here’s what I would have spent if my things weren’t on sale or I had gone to an upper end store.

Rug: Paid $2 Actual Cost: $25

Shower Hooks: Paid $5.99 Actual Cost $10.99

Shower Curtain: Paid $8.00 Actual Cost $16.99

Vase: Paid $0.95 Actual Cost $12.99

Vintage Barrel: Paid/Actual Cost $9.00

Toothbrush and soap holder: Paid $2.99 each Actual Cost $8.99 each

So, to sum it up I paid $35.00 but could have actually paid in the ball park of $84.00. What a savings!!!

Remember, anyone can add character or change a room feeling with little money. It’s not how much you spend that makes it great. Share some of your money savers with us.

Until Next time…..

Beauty is Pain

I hear women say all the time that beauty is pain and God are they right. I have been having a few issues with acne lately and decided to see a dermatologist asap. I have suffered with acne all my life and I am finally just over it. Little did I know it was going to cost me my sanity….lol!! Here’s a look at my acne problem. Follow the arrow down my face…

If you look in the heart you can see the acne and the bulging pimple on my face. I was prescribed Epiduo for the daytime and Retin A Micrro for the nights. After both applications I have to apply a moisturizer because both of these formulas completely dry out your skin. In my case they have literally taken layers of skin off my face and made my skin look 100% better than it was before. Although right now I look like a snake shedding it’s winter skin.  Only bad part is, is that my face burns drastically. No matter what I put on it, my face feels like it’s on fire.

For the most part, I believe these two products are wonderful. I would recommend them to anyone who has an acne problem or suffers from blemishes.

Beauty is pain!!!

2013 Color Forcast

I love me some Sherwin Williams and Valspar of course but today Sherwin Williams released the 2013 color. Survey says……..Aloe is the color. A soft pretty green that makes you feel at ease and relaxed.

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I love this color! What do you think of the 2013 color from Sherwin Williams?

Detox Smoothie

We have all heard that it’s great to get your metabolism going first thing in the morning so we can start burning those calories we dread. I wanted to share with you my morning regiment that I use to give my body a boost for the day. Besides exercising first thing in the morning I have a shake or smoothie, whatever sounds better to you, that I drink to detox my body and beautify my skin. It’s the Green shake!! I first found this smoothie on Pinterest but it’s great. Click here.

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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups water

1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped

3-4 stalks organic celery

1/2 head of a large bunch or 3/4 of a small bunch of spinach

1 organic apple, cored and chopped

1 organic pear, cored and chopped

1 organic banana

Juice of 1/2 fresh organic lemon

Optional: 1/3 bunch organic cilantro (stems OK) and 1/3 bunch organic parsley (stems OK)

 

Yes, I know your probably thinking…..what is this and it sounds nasty but let me tell you, it works. I have seen a difference in my skin and most certainly in my weight. I love this shake beecause it goes with my no meat lifestyle right now.

As you bounce back and forth between workout regiments and you try to figure out what works best for you, you have to experiment with different things. Not everybodies body responds to low carb, low sodium, Jenny Craig, or Weight Watchers. If you have curves and a fulfilled body like mine, you definately don’t want to be on any kind of carb diet (my personal opinion).

Try this smoothie and test it out. I am down 13 lbs all from my morning smoothies and great workouts.

Much Love………..

 

Farewells and hellos!!

This week I had to say farewell to my hubby who is on deployment for 6 months. I was a little disappointed but I was happy that he gets to see better and bigger things for a while. No need to fret though…..I will be flying to see him soon. One good thing though is that he has been sending me pictures on his journey and I thought I would share two of the most beautiful ones he sent. Take a look…..

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How beautiful is Alaska during the winter? I love it!!

So that was my farewell but my hello is to the new me. Yes, I am still eating healthy and working out hard. If I can stop getting sick for once I would be okay. So I decided to share my nightly smoothie with you so you can enjoy some fresh fruit as well.

1/4 cup of blueberries
1/4 cup of strawberries
1/2 an apple
1 cup of yogurt

I also add a couple of ice cubes as well. This smoothie is delicious and well get rid of those late night hunger pains.

Much Love……..

Pinterest Monday

Oh yes, it’s Pinterest Monday and I get to show you all the great things that rocked my Pinterest over the weekend. I love Pinterest because their are tons of unique ideas on here from beauty to home design. Take a look at what I loved last week……..

 

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                                                      PVC piped planters

Absolutely love the idea of recycling and saving the planet. I’m totally getting some of these.

 

Curtain rods hung from the ceiling to simulate a canopy bed.

I love these drapes from the ceiling. This is one idea I took down to make my bedroom much more cozier.

 

beer bottle chandelier. love this for a bar room or game room

And who said drinking isn’t fun?!!! I love this chandelier for my husbands game room.

 

Who loves winter? I do! Just the thought of wearing big colorful socks is the best. I have over 100 pair.

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Strawberry cheesecake cupcakes!!! Yummy! I’m On diet but I had to have these. 

 

Well, that’s what rocked my Pinterest last week. Stay tuned for some more Pinterest throughout the week.  Also coming up are a few room designs I did and also what I’m currently working on. 

 

Until next time…..

 

Hello to All….

Hello to everyone! It’s Monday and the weekend went by so fast. If you haven’t already noticed my blog has been going through a couple updates and we still have yet to finish but I can’t wait for you to see the final project. On the other hand, I got the greatest thing recently…… new camera!!! Yes, I am so stinking excited. It’s a Nikon D5100. Thank God for all my photographer friends for giving me the info about this camera.

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Isn’t it just lovely. I am so in love. I feel like I just met the perfect man…..lol. No offense to my husband. He understands. Also, I have been shopping. One of my favorite things to do of all times is to shop for home decor. I am currently updating a ton of new things in my store and I can’t wait to share. Here is one of my favorites………

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I love this lantern! I actually have a few more that I will be adding as well that are just as fabulous. So stay tuned in to see future updates, more lovely blog post, and meet tons of new faces in the month of November.

Have a great week!

Halloween Throwbacks…..Love these Costumes.

So it’s almost Halloween and I have ran across the craziest costumes. I just had to share these crazy things with you. I am a 90’s baby so these costumes crack me up.

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How bout some cereal………..LOL!!!

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Thirsty much!!

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Our famous lego friends.

I love these costumes and there were so many more but these were the top ones. What are you being for Halloween?!

What’s in Your Frig??

I have heard it time and time again that your refrigerator tells a person how you eat. I sometimes thought, “No, way because my husband and I share the same refrigerator!” Little did I know, this saying was absolutely true.

Losing weight for me is one of the hardest things ever when my husbands around because all we can think about is enjoying each other and having fun. So I kept a journal of what I ate for a month and saw that it wasn’t to bad but it wasn’t to good. So lately we have made the change to healthy and delicious foods. Now I get to share my refrigerator with you. Have a look….

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Oh so healthy!! I love the way my refrigerator looks now. So what do you think? Make the change ladies! It’s well worth it.

On top of that I made a detox water today and thought I would share that with you as well. It’s very simple. I bought a juice pitcher and filled it up with filtered water, 2 cinnamon sticks, 5 slices of cucumber, several mint leaves, and 5 slices of lemon. That water has to set overnight in your fridge and you must drink all of it the following day and remake for the next.

Cheers to healthy Living!!