Friday, August 28, 2009

I finally succumbed, hello iphone

I finally joined the masses and traded in my trusted, although thoroughly beaten Blackberry for a shiny, new iphone. I used to instantly snap up every new phone that was revealed, but I wanted to wait until they had been out for a while and prices dropped.
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So here's to a fun, iphone tapping weekend.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Another Lovely Day

I had another fab day with the mom. Hit the Outlet Shops; necklace from Saks, She scored some St.John Sport Sweats for only $30 instead of $400! And Then we dined at my favorite place in Santa Rosa; Guy Fieri's Tex Wasabi's.


I get the Earthy Crunchy Rolls and a Bowl of Miso.
The place is a fun, hip dining experience with the most outrageous menu items. Think a funky, rock and roll blended with the traditional Japanese feel. So original.
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Then it was on to the mall to use up some coupons for Macys. Since I'm headed to Aussie I'm not allowed to buy any more jeans or heavy items, thus I scored the clearance shoe racks for cute, comfy flats. I scored big.

Michael Kors Logo Leather Flats: originally $120. Paid $30 !
MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Women's Dayton Flat Shoe
Jessica Simpson Sandals; Originally $90; Paid $20 Yes!
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HAsOPS64irU/SfBVHyfGL8I/AAAAAAAAAOU/AnzLXDfULAU/s320/jessica-simpson-carsi-sandal.jpg

Gap Driving Flats Silver $22
Lizzie Metallic-leather Driving Mocs - Shoes - Women - JCrew.com
(These are actually J.Crew but they are identical! )

We have a great day today, and tomorrow we are taking the dogs to the beach! It should be a great day.

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I've been seeing a lot of metallic in the stores and I love the idea of it in the home. ie metallic leather pillow
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_AeY4l6sTp6o/R_0b1L4RQpI/AAAAAAAACNA/jUxJP6LWQCw/s400/natuzzi+2.jpg


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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Antique Vintage

Me and mom went to the flea market to find some treasures for her jewelry line and for me just to have. I found a really sweet 24k gold plated seahorse! For $3 it was mine, I just need to add a long chain.
14 Karat Gold Seahorse Pendant
We also stopped by the antique store and I fell deeply in love with a gorgeous cameo ring from the 1920.It looked gorgeous on...but I didn't fall in love with the $325 price tag.








Hope everyone is doing well and having a lovely Sunday. I'm kind of on vacation at home here so I almost can't remember what day it is. Ha.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Back Back to Cali Cali

THANK YOU UNITED FREQUENT FLYER MILES! You have come to my rescue and have given me the ability to visit my parents before I head down under sans the $400 price ticket. All those flights have finally paid off! I booked my flight home for just $10. $10. I have to say it one more time, $10.
I'm heading home to the beautiful wine country so I can spend a few days with my 'rents before heading back to the south then on to Australia. http://www.thefiftybest.com/content/wine/the_wine_detective/images/sonoma_vineyards.jpg

http://www.usresident.com/travel_usa/arizona/Wolf%20Mountain%20Winery%20near%20Dahlonega%20GA%20(7)-72.jpg


http://www.signorellovineyards.com/trade-tools/images/signorello-vineyards-winery.jpg


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Monday, August 17, 2009

Uninspired

I've been rather uninspired lately. Sorry for the infrequent postings, but as soon as I have some spark of inspiration I'll be back in full stride. I'm also busy working and preparing for our 6 month stint is Australia. For now I'll leave you with this gorgeous image.
have a beautiful day.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

2009 Interior Trends

Outrageous wall coverings
36-Nono-Living-Room-Design. Trends for Interiors 2009

Dark and Romantic
john-lewis-roomset. Trends for Interiors 2009

Layer your linens
The White Company Bedroom Design Idea. Channel 4 4Homes Contemporary Bedroom Design Ideas

Whites in a kitchen
7-NORDEN-and-NILLS. Ikea Dining Room. Dining room ideas

Pretty Spaces that often are forgotten
Make A Hall Bigger & Brighter

Monday, August 10, 2009

Its Final!

Ok, finally. The Bf got offered a spot on an Australian Baseball Team! In just one month we will be packing up and going down under! For 6 months. It's such an exciting/hectic time for both of us, I may not be able to blog as much as normal, so I apologize in advance for my absence. I fully intend on creating a blog for both of us to record our adventures.
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I fully intend on doing EVERYTHING I can while I'm there.
If anyone has visited or heard about anything fun/exciting to do (we'll be in Newport, close to Melbourne) Please Please leave a comment and let me know! I'd appreciate any advice!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Happy Sunday

It's been a really long, tiring weekend for me. It was tax-free weekend, so I worked from 1-10:30pm on both Friday and Saturday. Today could not come soon enough.
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And we're meeting up with the Bf's parents to eat and go see The Ugly Truth tonight. Should be a good evening.
Right now my life is kind of like this....
http://www.duvetandpillowwarehouse.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/white-room.jpg

And I want it to be more....
Happy Sunday everyone!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Place for my Patent Pumps

As I attempt to make our house more livable for the time being (read: not have all possessions in boxes and bags) I'm trying to think of a good idea for storing all of our shoes. As former athletes we have more sneakers than you could ever imagine. Every season we get about 7 new pairs, multiple by that by his 5 seasons and my 2... I horrible at math, but but it's like our sneakers get busy and reproduce every time we leave the house.
And of course I have my sexy collection of various heels, pumps and wedges and sandals and slip ons and flats etc. etc.
I'm not complaining about how many shoes we have, but where they are currently located...around the entire perimeter of our bedroom. Seriously, all in a line, hugging the baseboard. Then some of my heels are still in a bag, some are stacked on top of each other (don't worry my studded Michael Kors pumps are still safe in their box)
IDEAS PEOPLE, I NEED IDEAS!

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This was a good idea in theory if we lived in space, but no. How awkward-looking is that contraption?!

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This may work, but our closet is already more full than it should be.

Shoe OrganizerNow this is what I need, but I don't think it would hold the Bf's big boots and bigger sneakers?
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Well I hope I can get some advice (oh, and no over the door shoe hangers...I can't stand those)
And I hope our shoes will find a home.


And while I was searching for good shoe ideas, I ran into this very sweet pink closet, when (not if) I have a girl...her closet will meet these standards.) Precious.








Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I'm Craving...

A Venti Iced Coffee w/ Soy
http://www.savvywallet.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/iced_coffee_starbucks.jpg

West Elm Organic Pintuck Duvet Cover and Matching Sheet Set $79-119
(Like, I'm honestly craving this more than anything)
organic cotton pin-tuck duvet cover + shams

Ocean Blue Coral Print from Z Gallerie $149

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"Why I must get Drunk With You" Notecards Z Gallerie $6.95
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ohhh look what I found! Just perfect for my someday alive basil plant!!
Marc Jacobs Waterford "Clare" flower Pot Vase with Saucer; large $350
Marc Jacobs Waterford
(ok, a little bit excessive, but a girl can dream)

Those are somethings I'm craving during the hump day, can it just be Monday again? (I work all weekend so I'm not too excited for Friday to roll around)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ode to my Basil Plant

Oh my sweet-smelling darling,
how tasty and good you have been to me.
When I picked you up from Whole Foods
for just 2 buck fifty,
I got so excited!
http://www.lapetitechinoise.com/mt-static/images/PotBasil_opt.jpg
I promised you a pretty pot
and fresh, moist soil,
but oops, I did it again.
You've become another withered, soggy mess.
And I only blame myself.
Maybe it's on to plant #3.
It just wasn't meant to be.
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Not to sound pretentious, but I am a bright, young and intelligent individual. Unfortunately, I have the incapability to keep my poor basil plants alive. It's so sad, I vow to someday have a beautiful, thriving herb garden at some point...I just don't think it's while I'm in college. :( I guess I just have to keep replacing the poor guys.
http://sisterlysavings.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/herb-garden.jpg

Mille Says

http://milliesays.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/victorian-herb-garden2.gif
I found this little herb map on Millie Says. I'm jealous.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Thanks Mr.Postman

I got a package today in the mail from my mom! I love when I get mail, especially from her because they always include little treats and always always magazines!
I got an Instyle, Teen Vogue, Martha Stewart Living, Allure, and World's Best 2008 for developers, agents, design and interiors.
I can't WAIT to sit, relax and read them all! I worked all weekend so I'm excited to to relax and read magazines!
Pretty Pretty Packages

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Happy Monday Everyone!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

It's not easy being green

Note-to-self: Lauren, please stop complaining about how difficult your life is. You have an amazing family and boyfriend, a job (definitely a blessing, no matter how much I don't enjoy selling things), a free place to stay, food on the table, a Venti starbucks in hand, and a whole exciting life to look forward to. Be happy, Be thankful, and enjoy life.

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Hello Weekend and Hello Kelly Green!

Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag
$95 Berdof Goodman.com

I don't know if I would do two black chairs? Maybe Lucite or floating side tables. That's just my opinion.


Loving the tile idea, but again I'm not feeling all the black accents, I love the look of brown with this shade.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3582/3290468163_d33d5efdd2.jpg

I have to be honest the only thing I own that's kelly green is my Coach wallet...but I may consider investing in a few more pieces now. I'm loving it!
Coach Signature Khaki Green Checkbook Wallet 41878
Like Kermit the Frog would say, "It's not easy being green."... Unless you're a set of Electrolux washer and dryer.

Kelly Ripa Green Washer & Dryers from Electrolux

and, just to make you smile on this happy weekend...I present you a very senior-portrait-esque posed Kermit the Frog.



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please tell me he puts a smile on your face!!