Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DIY Project: Chalk Board Paint Ideas

Chalk Board paint is easy, fun and practical. Perfect for a DIY project. It is such an easy way to make many surfaces into a slate. It comes in many colors as well. You can go to your local hardware store and usually find chalkboard paint as well as Benjamin Moore and Home Depot. Here are a few projects, including my own DIY chalk board project I did, that we keep in the kitchen area.

Use in your office and make a calender

Paint a dresser in a childs room

Paint a dining room table for fun

Paint a platter

Small platter  used for a menu

Black at Benjamin Moore

Available at Home Depot in 12 Colors
My own DIY project. Using a old mirror frame and painting the back board.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bachelor Pad Re-Design Update

So it has been awhile since my last Bachelor Pad update.We had a very productive last couple weeks.
We picked the paint color and had it painted. We also picked the carpet and had it installed. Yea! Last weekend we went shopping for a sectional and accessories at Crate and Barrel. Here are some pics of some of the items we picked out!

We went with Forte Abbey Gray by Ralph Lauren, the one on the right. Gorgeous color!

Crate and Barrel mirrors for dining room

Crate and Barrel mirrors for entry

Great side table

So the sectional still needs to be picked. We are looking a getting window coverings as well. We are getting closer and closer to the reveal......

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dress for Success Benefit in Seattle

This is a great charity and sounds like a wonderful event happening June 28th, downtown Seattle at the Alexis hotel.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Weekend Recipe: Frogmore Stew

Last night I hosted book club. I wanted a a beachy southern dinner to go with the theme of the book we  read. Frogmore Stew was mentioned in the book, so I found this great recipe on allrecipe.com. The link is below. It was super easy, feeds a crowd and was delicious. I highly recommend this dish!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lazy days of Summer

So one down one to go. My older son's last day of school was yesterday! One more week for number two. I am so looking forward to our lazy summer days ahead. I have to say I won't miss the hurried mornings. I cant wait to relax and drink my coffee in the mornings, go to the pool, drink lemonade, and have BBQ's ! Are you looking forward to summer and how do you spend it?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy Friday! Rasberry Basil Mojito

 This drink seems yummy and I am putting it on my list to try! There is also a recipe for a pitcher, so you can make it for a BBQ! Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Spring Trend Alert 2012, The Chambray Shirt

Urban Outfitters, My favorite!

The chambray shirt has always been a classic but I noticed that is a huge trend this spring. It is the perfect must have, summer staple for our Seattle summers. The chambray shirt has come so far. They aren't like the old thick, boxy ones. They come thinner, more tailored and come in so many cute styles. I may need more than one! Personally, I like it paired with white denim and a large jeweled necklace. I would also pair it with black jeggings, and super trendy, neon! This trend is so popular some high end designers have paired them with sequined skirts and come out with dresses. Here are a few options:

Old Navy


Throw over a bathing suit

Dress by Isabel Marant

J Crew with neon

Best with large jeweled necklace

Blake Lively pairs it with a sequined skirt