Aug 30, 2011

Blue & Yellow Interiors

I am not sure why, but I am always so attracted to blue and yellow interiors.  Not just certain hues either.  The problem is, whenever I try to decorate with blue and yellow it never looks quite as good as I was hoping.  Here are a few that I have been swooning over recently:

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Aug 26, 2011

My Memories Software Giveaway

Are any of you digital scrapbookers?  Interested in it or making cards, etc. digitally?  It really doesn't have to be complicated. 

My Memories Suite helps anyone create digital scrapbooks, cards, calendars, etc. without having to buy expensive programs and then learn how to use the software. 

My Memories Suite is rated #1 by amazon and TopTen Reviews for digital scrapbooking software and a $40 value.

For this review and giveaway I just did something really simple.  All the templates are made up for you and all I basically did for this one was add a picture.

How fun would a little Christmas album be for all the festivities this year?  I never have enough space to do Christmas in just one or two pages in my scrapbooks/albums :)

My Memories Suite has offered to give one of you their digital scrapbooking software for free!

To enter the giveaway, visit My Memories Suite and come back here to tell me what your favorite digital paper pack or layout is.

For extra entries:

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 Leave a comment for each!  Good luck!

Aug 23, 2011

Tufted Headboards

Since Trey and I have been married (5 years ago) we still do not have a headboard for our bed!  It has been bugging me forever and more lately....being in the nesting mode and wanting everything perfect for when Baby Boy comes along.  So, I am finally going to make one!

I have had my eye on the tufted ones and have found a couple great tutorials.  I plan on doing my own tutorial when I finally get all my supplies and put it together.  Here are some of my faves:

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Aug 22, 2011

Cute Owls

Owls are all the rage right now, and especially in decorating kids' and babies' rooms.  I was thinking that I might incorporate a couple into Allie and Macsen's room.  I was looking at Etsy and found some really cute owl pillows and stuffed animals.  Here are some of the cutest ones:

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Aug 18, 2011

Navoh Handbag Giveaway!!!!

A couple weeks ago NAVOH sent me this gorgeous bag to review.  I love it.  It is such a pretty blush pink color that goes with just about everything:

It is the perfect "mom-size" and I can fit everything I need with ease.  There are just enough pockets inside and even three on the outside that I love to use for my cell phone (since I am constantly digging around to find it normally.)

This bag feels luxurious, but has a much more manageable price range than you would think!  Not only does it smell so yummy like leather, but the inside is made with a silky printed fabric that is so pretty.

Right now NAVOH has an awesome Fall Collection.  Some of my favorites from it are these:







NAVOH has offered one lucky reader the Mary Bag!


To enter first make sure you are a follower of this blog,
then leave a comment for any or all of the following:

Like NAVOH on facebook
Leave a comment of your favorite style and colors of bags for Fall/Winter at NAVOH
Tweet about NAVOH or the giveaway
Stop by, choose your favorite bag and click on the "like" button

Good luck!

Aug 17, 2011

Maternity Fashion for the Second Trimester

Ahh the second trimester...that perfect time in pregnancy when you aren't sick anymore and not SO huge either. The ultrasound and feeling those sweet little kicks are two of the best parts of pregnancy that come with this trimester too.  Plus, a little baby belly starts to show so you can wear all those cute maternity clothes you have been waiting to wear for months now.  Some of my favorites this time around include the following:

Still, my Love 21 bootcut jeans:

Tops with an empire waist and sleeves that are just above, to, or below the elbow:

Motherhood Maternity black pencil skirt:

Old Navy Maternity V-neck Tees

(I promise they are WAY cuter on)

black is just so slimming :)

And some of the things I do to keep myself feeling good about my ever-growing body:

Do my hair almost every day, using my new favorite hair spray:

Keep my toes pretty:

Try to eat healthy- for me that is more vegetables and less white carbs:

Drink more water!

Any of you pregnant and in your second trimester right now?

Aug 12, 2011

My Week

Well, my little vacay to Seattle is wrapping up this weekend and I promise I will be a better blogger as soon as I get back.  Here are some of the things I have been doing and thinking about, and you will be seeing more of on my blog soon:

Thrifting for baby boy clothes and finding this super cute swimsuit for Allie online:
via Lands End

Picking out fabric for a sweet baby quilt, here's a hint:

Planning the kids' mixed gender room:

Being SO ready to start working out again in it really that far away? :(

And make sure you stop by next week because I will have a SUPER awesome giveaway starting up.  
Here's a hint:

Happy Friday!

Aug 9, 2011

The Perfect iPad Sleeve

As some of you know, I am pretty excited about my future possession of the iPad 2.  Hopefully I will have one by November 30th this year (my birthday.)  So, as I daydream about finally owning one and becoming complete I have been looking for the perfect iPad sleeve.  Here are some of the front-runners:

From Etsy:

From elsewhere:

I love the giraffe and leopard print:




There are just SO many choices and SO many that I love!  How am I going to choose?

Also, for those of you that have them or have used them, do any of you have a Bluetooth keyboard case?  Do you love/hate them and would you have gotten them if you aren't going to do a lot of typing on it?