Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year

To all of my amazing friends in the blogging world, thank you for your friendship and camaraderie in 2011. 

Cheers to a New Year

I look forward to another great year of friendship, fun posts and learning new things.  Hope you and your families have wonderful happy & healthy New Year.  

Linking up to Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Aqua and Red Flocked Coastal Christmas Tree....

So I've finally finished my Christmas tree...and I have to say, I'm really happy with it.  I love the combination of Aqua and that was my theme this year, along with my favorite coastal touches.  And let's not forget the flocking which I love so much...I may never go back to a traditional tree again.  Or maybe I will have to have two trees next year.   

It is filled with starfish, seashells, red coral, apples, jingle bells and other beautiful ornaments.  I think this tree reminds me of a really large, beautifully wrapped Christmas present.  You'll notice the tree is not decorated on the bottom third...and has nothing around it other than a burlap tree skirt.  That's because I have some very curious cats who have lived under the tree since I put it up last week. I decided to not tempt them by decorating it at the bottom where they could do some major destruction.   

Hope you had a wonderful weekend...and while I'm a little late to the party, I'm linking up to:

Thrifty Decor Chick's A Christmas Tree Party
My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday
Funky Junk Interior's Saturday Nite Special
The House in the Roses Show off your Cottage Monday
Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday Decorating...Seaside Style

Southern Living is one of my very favorite go to sources for recipes, decorations, crafts...all kinds of wonderful lifestyle inspirations.  And this series of seaside style holiday decorating is right up my alley.  It has all my favorite colors...which are found around my home.  

Thought I'd share some of my very favorite images from their site.

So I'm finally done with my tree and most of my decorating. So tomorrow I'll be taking photos for a post. I'm really happy with how everything came out...although I didn't get to decorate anything outside.  Next year, I may have to hire someone to decorate the outside.  I always run out of time.  

Hope your having a fabulous and festive weekend.  

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Beautiful Ombre Jingle Bells....

I feel in love with these ombre holiday bells when I was scrolling Martha Stewart's website and just had to share these gorgeous creations.   

The easy to make how to instructions can be found by following this link to the fabulous Martha Stewart website, the best resource for holiday decorating, crafts, recipes and more.  

And while my tree is still a work in progress...I'm currently waiting for red bows that I've ordered but thought I'd share some preliminary photos of how it's coming along....

Hope your having a festively fabulous week!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Simply Divine...Simply Pink

I have a confession - one of my guilty pleasures is watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  And my favorite "housewife" is Lisa Vanderpump...and of course my favorite "housedog" is her little pom Giggy. She is an accomplished business woman, restauranteur and designer.     I love her directness & sense of humor and most importantly, her fashion style and how she treats her dogs.   

So it goes without saying, I had to buy her book on entertaining that was recently published called Simply Divine. This is a wonderful book with lots of tips on entertaining, styling and cooking.  I will definitely try out some of the recipes Lisa shares.   

As you can see from the cover, Lisa loves the color pink.  As a matter of fact, her website states that those closest to her call her Pinky.  So in celebration of Pink Saturday, I thought I'd post some of my favorite photographs of Lisa's Beverly Hills home that she recently sold.  

This bathroom is amazing.  I love the cabinetry.
It looks like that is a mini pink velvet couch for her dogs.  Love it. 
Here is the adorable Giggy.
So clean and crisp.  
Another view of the pinkalicious bathroom.
Love how she organizes her clothing by color.  I do the same thing.
Even a pink Birkin.  This shoe area is a WOW.
Who would want to leave this closet?  

Even her husband Ken wears pink.  

I think my favorite room is her pink bathroom.  It is so pretty & feminine and really celebrates her love of everything pink.  If you would like to learn more about is a link to her website and you can follow her on twitter here.

Hope you enjoy these photographs of Lisa's fabulous home and have a Happy Pink Saturday!  Linking up to Beverly's Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound