Tuesday is my birthday! I love birthdays- it is a celebration! I don't mind that I am getting older- I know I am right where I want to be in my life. My days are full of the sunshine that a happy and healthy 2 year old brings. Since my friends and family are showering me with gifts, I wanted to spread the birthday sunshine to my blog friends. Because if we could all have a party with fabulous desserts and splendid crafts, I'd host!
Win this necklace- Mr. Sunshine- I purchased from etsy! Due to a little shipping mishap, I happen to own 2 of them. So, one for me and one for you!
To win this necklace, just become a follower and leave me a comment telling me your favorite cake flavor! Be sure to include your email address so that I can notify the lucky winner. Feel free to share the giveaway on your blog, we'll make it a little party!
It is beginning to look like Spring in the Texas Hill Country- the grass is turning green, it is a nice 80 during the day, someone in the neighborhood is grilling each night, and the promise of bluebonnets is near. Even though Easter is later this year, with Spring here, I had to pull out the Easter decor.
I seem to gravitate toward putting all of my seasonal decor in the formal dining room and entryway. My bedrooms and living room don't change much.
Here is the collections in the dining room-
The dining room decor is from Pottery Barn Kids, Hobby Lobby, and this Etsy store. It is one of my favorites!
My entry has a collection of baskets filled with eggs, bunnies, chicks, and birdies. I love bringing out Abby Lu's basket as part of my decor and reprinting pictures of Easters' past for my frames. For 19 cents, you can't beat changing out your framed photos to make your seasonal decor!
I'll be making a He Is Risen banner later this month with the girls from church and look forward to adding it to the collection.
This picture of my RED dining room is being featured on a new blog called Favorite Paint Colors. Check it out- lots of options! You can sort by color family, room within a house, etc. There are some beautiful rooms to swoon over!
Without even trying, I fell in love with this room!
I love Bernardo sandals. They are by far my go-to-shoe for the summer. I wear them to work 5 days a week. They are dressy enough for church. I wear them with dress slacks or summer dresses. They aren't cheap, so I buy one pair for year and have done so for 5 years. They are the type of shoes that will last forever!
I noticed last week that the stock of Bernardo at Zappos was all on sale. This week, the 2011 shoes were released and I am in love with the Mosaic above. Not in love with the price, so I don't own them yet!
I recently had some money set aside to get a facial. My skin was in desperate need- I had red sensitive spots, dry flaky areas, and oily breakouts happening in the same area. Frustrating!
I read online about the Clarisonic Mia and decided to buy the system rather than get a facial. The online reviews were all positive and for less than the price of 2 facials, I could get a facial at home anytime I wanted.
After just one use, my skin is so much better! The dry red spots are gone. My pores are smaller. My skin coloring is much more even. My makeup goes on better. I can't say enough!
I bought my Mia in blue to match my bathroom online, but they sell them at many different stores- Sephore, Ulta, and Nordstroms. It also comes in lots of fun colors including red, my favorite color!
I love anything Cath Kidston. She is a London designer who uses lots of fun colors, like red and blue, and pretty roses with polka dots and stripes in her designs. When I saw her cake stand online, I knew I wanted one like it. It reminded me of the cake stands I had seen in bloggy land using candlesticks.
I had the idea in my mental Rolodex until I found the right plates. These rosy ones were found in a store while shopping in Fredericksburg. They are melamine and were under $10 for the three of them.
Using candlesticks I already owned and simple silicon glue from Hobby Lobby, I glued and stacked the plates letting them set for 24 hours.
Isn't it cute! Under $10 makes me even happier!
This will come in handy for the shabby chic baby shower I am working on for next month. It is a brunch shower, so these little plates will hold quiches, sausage balls, and doughnut holes perfectly!
This is the cute and comfy pair my sister will regret not buying! Aren't they fun! She is a pre-K teacher, so they really fit her work and personal style. They are built like a tennis shoe inside- very soft and cushioned.
I visited a fabric store while shopping with my sister a few weeks ago and fell in love with this display. It was simple scrapbs of fabric hung on the wall on embroidery hoops. I have seen this before in babies' rooms, but this gave me all kinds of ideas for my craft room.
What do you do with scraps of your favorite fabrics?