First off, thank you to all those who expressed kind words. I’ve received so many expressions of friendship and condolences over the past weeks. I truly appreciate it.
The road is building to a better one and with this new week, I’m feeling much better. I spent the weekend getting back to normal. Enjoying my home and neighborhood with my husband. I browsed online a bit and came across this wonderful collection from one of my favorite designers, Kate Spade. Its message felt quite fitting… Continue reading
Last weekend I headed to Vegas for my 26th birthday.
We were in the midst of heading out for another day of fun when I received a call Sunday. My grandmother, who has been ill the past couple months, passed away. It felt sudden, she was recovering. We just visited the week before and were planning for her birthday party in a couple weeks.
There is always something unexpected, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Sunday we will still hold that celebration anyways, and she’ll party right along with us.
And regular posting will resume once we’re back home and settled. I haven’t spent a Saturday morning at home in a month.
Thank you to all those who sent over a kind word or thought :)
Photography taken by Camille Simmons, I love capturing flowers :)
Today is my last day as a twenty-five year old.
Yes, everyone over thirty is laughing at me right now, but hey remember when you passed the mid twenties hump? Suddenly each birthday is another year closer to the big 3-0. And yes, I’ve heard how amazing the thirties can be, so I’m not completely bummed.
Still, I think twenty-six is a bit of a strange year. Pretty sure I’m out of that “young adult” phase. If I wasn’t already married, I would definitely feel pressure like my friends are experiencing. Yet, it is an exciting age. I finally feel empowered enough to say, “I’m going on a crazy last minute trip to Vegas, who cares”, and actually not care! Continue reading
Beautiful outdoor fireplace, BHG
Hello everyone! Happy to say we’re taking a little break from pink after Valentine’s Day. Don’t worry my girly girls, it will be back soon!
Today I want to share an exciting project I’m working on. I received an invitation to participate in the The Home Depot Patio Style Challenge! It’s an amazing opportunity to show off my outdoor decorating skills.
For this challenge, I’m tackling my brother’s backyard. It’s the place to blow out birthday candles, celebrate with homemade sangria and barbecue. Not to mention he grows half the food in the fridge back there! Very on brand with his non-profit organization. I love entertaining back there, but it could definitely use a little work. So I’m excited to get back there and redecorate!
I’m going with very clean, natural and zen style. Matches my brother very well :) Continue reading
It’s a wonderful day to celebrate love :)
It’s been quite a week and I must say it’s nice to have an excuse to celebrate today. I’m off on a surprise date tonight with my husband. Took me days to pick a dress on Modcloth; too many good choices! Don’t worry, I’ll share later. Wouldn’t want Mr. Planning Pretty to see it yet.
So celebrate with chocolate, flowers, dinner or maybe just comfy night on the couch with a good movie. What can I say, cliches are fun for the 14th. Whether you’re with your spouse, friends or treating yourself, I hope you have a beautiful day!
Enjoy the holiday weekend too, always nice to have Monday off :)
It’s Wednesday and I thought we all could use a little pick me up. I came across these videos the other day, enjoy!
Those should put you in a “happy” mood :) And there are more videos sent in from countries all over the world. Wouldn’t they make great travel commercials!
And in case you’re prepping for Valentine’s day, check out a few of my posts for ideas and tips:
Have a wonderful rest of the week!
Any of my friends from school could tell you that I am an office supply nut. I was the girl with several Sanrio pencil boxes, Lisa Frank folders, Gelly Roll pens in every color and perfectly organized papers. Everyone thought I was a little crazy, but boy did my homework look colorful and pretty!
The obsession has not dissipated completely. In fact, it has evolved into an adult variation. Still lots of bright colors, just not as many lovable characters, although Hello Kitty still makes a guest appearance here and there : )
So I always have my eye out for great office supplies to keep me organized. I’m considering redecorating my office soon too. A friend of mine (hi Edem!) refreshed my memory of the very colorful Poppin product line and the little girl in me smiled.
Pending office makeover, I have few items tucked away in my shopping cart. I love that the entire site is color coded!
Polka dot iPhone case, $35 // Circles wall art, $65 // Aqua ruler, $8 // Aqua tray, $5 // White scissors, $11 // Metallic gold portfolio, $14 // Aqua metal pen, $14 // Stripe notebook, $13 // Pink stapler, $14
Let’s just pretend it’s the beginning of the school year okay! We’re adults now and can buy new supplies whenever we want.
Let me know what some of your favorites are from Poppin!