Thursday, June 30, 2011

The leaning Mirror

I have been searching for a leaning mirror for my house for over a year.
They are all way to expensive.
I found a contender last year at Ikea for $99.00, which was a steal of a deal considering all the other ones I found were $400.00 and up.
Like these

 I just couldn't bring myself to buy it though.
 It had a thick wood frame around it and even if I painted it white or stained it, I knew I wouldn't be 100% happy with it.

 I am glad I held out.
 I found the perfect mirror at Marshalls!
 It was $99.00 and it has a thick resin antique white baroque trim.
 It's a solid trim too, not the flimsy plasticy casted kind that you find a lot of frames in this style made out of.
Which happens to match perfectly with the bed i got for my master bedroom.
( That is still under construction)

Check it out:

(It's temporary home in the living room as my workout mirror)

And in recent discoveries... this mirror turns out to make you look 20 lbs lighter than you actually are!
 I don't know if it is due to the fact that it is leaning and not hanging on the wall or if the mirror its self is warped.
 I'm not sure how I feel about this.
 I know a lot of people have a "skinny" mirror in their house.
It makes me feel great when I look in it,
but at the same time , I know it is a liar.
Anyone else have this problem?!
My plan is to put it in the walk in closet.
Like this

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Master Creations

I changed my mind about the plans for my master suite.
I thought i wanted light , airy and blue.
See original Inspiration Here

Lately I have been finding some darker shades more appealing.
I think I can still have a pop of blue in the room, but I am loving charcoal grey walls!
I know, dark paint in a room, scary!
In my case though, I think it would work great.
Since the bedroom is upstairs and i have sloped ceilings from the roof line, I would leave those sections white.
Similar to this:

So the dark paint would be on the lower half of both sides as well as the back wall that the white bed will be against.
 Here is my inspiration thus far.

Still planning to use the mirrored side tables I bought

Love these drapes but I think if I went with the bedding below it would be too much.

But.... then again, I really like the light blue



Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A touch of whimsy

Check out these great bedroom designs I came across.
They are all so sweet.

Maybe I will recreate them one day when I open a B&B!

I'm ready for bed.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Carnival of Love Part Two

Wanna plan your own Carnival party or wedding?
Check out these great finds from Etsy!
I did the hard part for you. See, this blog IS good for something.

We will start with invitations:

My favorite

Of course you need signage

Peanut cones!

Adorable Sodas in glass bottles

Wedding party gifts!

Straws and tags

Seating Cards

Favor boxes

Need a wedding favor for your guests?
Buy  some glass salt shakers ( try a place like Cash n Carry or eBay) and print out custom labels.
 Buy Popcorn Seasonings in bulk and fill your shakers.
Tah Dah!
 Easy, cheap and fits with the theme perfectly!

God damn am I smart!

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Carnival of Love Part One

We already covered how fabulous Carnival themed weddings are.
This couple obviously shared in my love of all things colorful and deep fried.
I think this looks like one of the funnest weddings I never attended.
Not to mention, a TON of planning and work.
But, totally worth it!
Hey, it's not my money.

 I am willing to say it is one of my favorite weddings to date.

Wanna See more?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Trailing Behind

This idea is all trailer and no trash.
While researching for my last post I found one of the cutest little businesses.

It is a mobile catering company that comes to your events in the most adorable trailer you have ever seen.

Well ok... 2nd most adorable.
(See bottom for #1)

Their site states:

"Enjoy cupcakes brings the bakery to your party, wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, holiday gala, retreat, or corporate event!  
Guest will ENJOY treats served out of an adorable restored vintage Shasta trailer...twinkling lights, a festive canopy & a wafting sweet smell will make your event unique & unforgettable."

Hmmmm.... maybe this could be my next business venture.

 However, I think a few Pink Flamingos are missing from the action.

Ahhh that's better. And look! They dressed for the occasion!
( My mom made these... like mother, like daughter, right!?)

Adorable #1

( I couldn't not take a photo with it!)