Monday, September 26, 2011

Music Monday

One of my favorites! 

I'm doing some remodeling, so hang in there through my changes. ;)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Modern Lighting

Lighting can make or break a room. A pendant light can add style and mood to the space and create ambience. There are so many options out there, that are not the typical, boring fixture.

This pendant lamp from Ikea is fun and inexpensive. At the $29.99 price you can afford to buy a new dining table to go with it.

Also from Ikea, this decorative daisy lamp is a little more expensive, $89.99, but still gentle on the pocket book. When lit the light shadows the pattern on the wall, bringing a little bit of nature inside.

Simple yet elegant this light is great for smaller rooms. It's straight lines can add to the decor but not take away from the original design. You can find it at West Elm for $149.

I just love this quirky lighting. As a surprise element the glass spheres provide ambient light. At West Elm for $199

Ok so this one is a little more Gaudi. I can't help myself sometimes when glitz and glamor are involved.   Whether you are designing a boudoir or a dining room, Z Gallerie's gold chandelier will surely add beauty but at a $399 price.

This little beauty is from Crate and Barrel. I love the natural look and the light filters from the woven copper wire. At the higher end of the price range, this will set you back $449.

Vintage mason jars were made into a pendant lights. So cute for a kitchen! Find it at Terrain for $298.50.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Bed

After finding the right bedding for my room, I decided that my bed needed to be updated as well. I've had the same canopy bed since high school, and now that I am in my late 20s, the princess look isn't really appropriate...HA! Luckily, my favorite websites have so many great options for headboards and frames. Check them out!

This Mosaic Bed is made from vintage barn wood and fabricated in the USA. I love the pattern and that the wood grains are different in color. It adds a little surprise pop. 

Also made from reclaimed wood, this Shutter Bed was made using four shutter panels. I imagine that the wood was rescued from a deteriorating barn somewhere in a quaint part of France, too much? NO!

By far my favorite, the Tufted leather headboard is stylish and modern. It is classic in a since that it will go with any room decor.
Another view of the leather headboard.

The Lotus Bed is delicate and literally is the artwork a room needs. It's so exotic and detailed!

Last but not least, the Platform Bed is a lovely shade of dark Mahogany. Modern lines stream through the shape and brings a sort of timid glamor.

Decisions, decisions! Can't I choose all of them?

Friday, September 16, 2011


Today I begin my journey to become a certified yoga instructor. It has been my dream for sometime now. A little nervous, but mostly excited, I finally gave in to my continuous desire to deepen my practice. I am so ready for a change of the body, mind, and soul. Yoga for me is not just about fitness, it is peace. It has helped me through some tough, stressful times and grounds me. AND I can't help but feel like a little fashionista with all the great clothes Lululemon comes out with. Check out my picks to help with an awesome workout and ujjayi breath (deep yoga breathing).

This little headband is slip resistant and really keeps the hair out of your face.

Love the thumbholes!

Perfect size for all your gear.

Lightweight and breathable this little number keeps you cool.

Crops are always a must!
I LOVE the adventure that I'm going on!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Picture Mural

I've been obsessing over wall murals lately. Currently I'm creating one for my living room. The problem is finding all the art and objects that somehow come together without looking ridiculous. In need of inspiration, I found a few rooms to add to my mood board.

I like the clusters of photos and random art

Who doesn't want an antique mirror wall?

Simple but I love it!

I like the numbers on the reclaimed wood in the upper right corner. I think I'll recreate this using my address.

Framed birdcage! I never would have thought of this.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Today as I spent my day trapped indoors, I was dreaming of a fabulous getaway. I began to reminisce of a trip I took two years ago to Belize. Let me just say there is nothing like this place. The people are so friendly and welcoming. You can't walk down the street without someone saying hello and asking where are you going? They ask out of curiosity and in case they can aide you in any way. I stayed in the city of San Pedro which is on the southern shore of the Ambergris Caye. Here are some of the fun things to do while visiting.

Top Five:
  1. Hike to the Mayan pyramids
  2. Scuba the Great Blue Hole or snorkel the beautiful waters
  3. Cave tubing
  4. Zip line through the jungle
  5. River water tour
Hiking the Mayan pyramids and ruins

Lamanai means Submerged Crocodile

They actually allow you to climb the ruins!

View from the top!

The Great Blue Hole

The Great Blue Hole

Beautiful waters

Love! Snorkeling these waters was amazing!

Cave Tubing

You begin this tour by hiking through the jungle and then returning by tubing through the Caves Branch River. The Mayans regarded these caves as sacred and a home of many Gods. 

The gentle current guides you down the river.

As you enter the caves, everything goes pitch black you can only see by the mining light you wear on your head.

Zip Lining
Beautiful jungle

Getting ready to zip line

River Water Tour

Our friend the Spider Monkey

She jumped on our boat

I think the lotus is my favorite flower. It grows in the most disgusting water and brings beauty. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Unusual Art

I love finding interesting pieces of art for my home. The feeling when someone walks into your house and asks, "Where did you find that? I love it!," you know you have found a keeper. The stranger the better is my motto. I've had the idea for a photo/art mural for my blank and boring living room wall for some time now. While searching the web I stumbled across a couple unique pictures to start the wall off right.

World map by Viva Terra
This tung wood map is made out of three panels. I love the abstract design and imagry. I have a thing for maps. I love to discover new places around the world and a map helps me escape to a far away land. A girl can dream right? This amazing piece will set you back $398. I wish it was a little less expensive.
Viva Terra
Anything that is recycled has got my vote. Reclaimed wood slats always add an interesting look.
Orange & Park
The next three pieces come from a website I stumbled upon via Apartment Therapy. I'm a native southern Cali girl. I love the fact that these pieces list the great beaches in my area and beyond and with a vintage twist. Although, there are a few colors to choose from I love the 1950s esque blue.
Orange & Park

Orange & Park
My stomping grounds
World Market
Subway art is all the rage. Paris we will meet again soon...
This piece is also reclaimed wood and was hand printed with eco-friendly ink. Birds, although terrifying to me, are so mysterious. They are always lurking. I wonder what they are thinking up there on that wire.