Friday, July 31, 2009
This is a fine example of how EVERY guy should dress. Why are guys so scared of casual suits? This guy looks fabulous, and very "manly" all at the same time.
I love the emerald tone of this dress!
Now, this guy does have an interesting look, but I actually posted this pic because of the awesome couch behind him! I love the rattan look in the back, and the white cushions look very comfortable.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The first is Fashion Editor Barbie:
This is Supermodel Sporty Barbie:
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
And this second piece is called Lion du Senegal.
The second book that I would like to recommend, and one that I am currently reading, is Miss Invisible by Laura Jensen Walker. The main character, Freddi (short for Fredrika) is a slightly overweight girl who works in a bakery and feels invisible to the world. She has always been a bit self-conscious due to her size, and feels as if she will never find love or get to experience life the way the size two girl's around her do. Then she makes a new friend, a larger-than-life (in more ways than one) black woman who seems to love life and color and (dare she say it?!) food! Her new friend helps her come out of her shell and begin to love herself just the way she is. It's a great read that makes you feel good about life and people and every insecurity you've ever had, no matter what size you are! :)
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
You can even see the faint print on the inside of the carton that says Property of Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Kinda cool, huh
I love decorating with unexpected elements and finding new uses for old items. I used this particular crate to display some of my jewelry.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
The below examples are from Daniel Hurst Photography and can be found here.
And here are some fabulous examples from Martha Stewart.
I settled on the C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint in Magenta Mint. It is valued at $7.50, but we got ours for free with the measly dollar purchase. I would say that was a successful shopping trip! In similar news, I am now addicted to my fabulous new lip gloss.
I picked it up, not really sure what it was (as it was taped shut), looked at it, walked away, came back and looked at it some more, and finally decided to investigate. After I pulled it apart I realized that it's a set of coasters!
My first thought was to poke fun at it and comment on the fact that it belonged in some outdated rental condo on the beach, but I slowly began to like it....and then I fell in love with it.
In conclusion: I love my new woven coaster set. I'm still not sure why, but I am glad I gave this unique little find a second chance.
That's right! I found a framed print of Kohler's Pig by Michael Sowa at Kirkland's for $20 (regularly $39.99). I think it was fate. :)
P.S. Please excuse my silly expression. I was wayyy too excited at the time of the photo.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
And here's a print by Isiah Lane called Ballooning Over Paris.
While the above prints are simply on my wishlist....here's a print that I actually own. It's a canvas print that I got for $14.99 at a local shop. Definitely one of my favorite art purchases!