Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dollar Store Easter Basket

Indulge me a bit, 
I'm posting about Easter one more for this year. 
I made my boys Easter Basket using stuff from the Dollar store and I wanted to share it with you!

My Materials - Chocolate bunnies, Candies, marshmallows, basket
& Plastic cover (not shown here) + Plastic eggs I already had
Our main gifts to our kids - BOOKS
Not from Dollar Store but from Amazon ;-)
Giving books to our kids for Easter has become a tradition in our family. We love it and most of all, our boys love it more!


We're all set for Easter

Hope you all have a Wonderful EASTER!!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

To paint or not to paint

I found this couple while lurking at my local Goodwill store...

Hello Mrs. & Mr. Chin - that's what I named them :-)
For $3 a piece, it was a steal. 
They are colored bright orange and when all cleaned-up, I placed them on top of our piano with my "$1.95 Van Gogh original" (also from Goodwill)...

Nice view and nice sounds too right Mr. & Mrs. Chin?

And the big question for me is, should I paint them or not? If I do, what color do you suggest?


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Our Egg-Cellent Easter Decor

Here I am again, the "reluctant" Easter Decorator decorating for Easter once again!

Re-using old things and arranging them differently is always fun!
Only new thing I bought here were the 2 Faux Chocolate bunnies from HOBBY LOBBY At 30% off!

Cute bunnies and LOTS of eggs fill my table!

I got the cute white bunnies from DOLLAR TREE!!

All set for Easter!

On last look!

I guess I'm not a "reluctant" Easter Decorator after all!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Making something Jonathan Adler-ish

This post is just perfect for today.
You all know how much of a fan I am of Jonathan Adler!
The Happy Chic Collection by Jonathan Adler for JCP has arrived!
Here are my faves from the collection..
Chevron Wool rug - $500-800 (came in cool black too)

My favorite of all these, Charlotte Ribbed Table Lamp - $28!!!
Tray table -$170

Embossed Ceramic Stool- $200

Charlotte round Pouf - $90
Bleecker Four Poster Bed- $1350-1550
But since I'm on a tight budget right now,
I satisfied my JA-Craving with this...

After Valentines day I scored this at TARGET

Then sprayed it to this..

Doesn't it look like a Jonathan Adler piece to you?

I think so.
I'm lovin' this doggie. :-)
And likin' that I got my JA-Fix for pittance!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Spring Vignette

Just wanted to share with you my simple spring vignette on our Living Room Console table. 

And since it is ST. PATRICK'S DAY, I think a little GREEN is just about right...

A breath of aqua and greens

I bought the plates from a Kate Spade Outlet store when I was in California last year. Didn't really have a place for them and not really meant for serving food either, so I'm happy to finally use it here.
I love the aqua and green combination!

Boxwood Topiary from HOMEGOODS + my dollar store bunny

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I also used 2 wall decor as square trays underneath the boxwoods and my Threshold tray from TARGET that I got last Christmas.The Green caning candles were also from Target on clearance from their Privet Lane line.

My home is finally spring ready, now only if the my garden follows suit soon!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Which tile would you choose?

I have a huge project in the works in my home.
Nothing "concrete" yet, but hopefully it pushes thru this summer.

I am looking at tiles right now.
Particularly, one that would match or look good even with the granite underneath...

 1) Wooden Beige Brick

2) White Carrera Brick

 3) Oyster White 1 x 1

4) South sea pearl Mini  &
5) Mini Brick White Pearls

6) Brushstroke Crema Marfil

7) Illusion 3d Brick Asian

8) Illusion Brick Wood Onyx

9) Twine Woodland Blend

10) Cracked Joint Americana Free form

Which one would you pick?

I'll let you know what the project is once everything is finalized!

Have a Wonderful Day!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Fab Find - Jonthan Adler Capiz Lighting Look-a-like

I recently was scouring the web for some lighting for a future project of mine, and I stumbled upon this Jonathan Adler lighting...

Image courtesy of Forty Weeks Blog!

Simply pretty
The JA versions are $995 & $395 for the large and small respectively.  I then stumbled upon a much cheaper 
but similar version...

Very similar don't you think?
It's $119 & $79 respectively over at PB Teen!

I shared this find with Reichel over at COPYCAT CHIC!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring is in the air - at least in my living room!

I'm getting tired of this drab cold winter weather
so I thought of bringing some Spring into the house...

Nothing like a pillow switch to brighten the mood

My Green DIY monogram pillow just fits into the mood of the room 

See.. ;-)

My Coffee table is currently my Mini Garden

Hope some SPRING is headed your way, or maybe, already there!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Welcome to our home

When we moved in to our house, we got a very sweet gift from a very sweet friend.

I think this sums up how we feel about guests in our home :-)

We love it so much that it hangs in our breakfast area where we usually hang-out
and entertain most of the time.

Have a Wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

My favorite Iphone Case

I am recent iphone convert and the most favorite accessory I have for my phone right now is this...

it's from Tiny Prints and I love it!
No need to turn on my cell phone to show off my babes!
Have a Nice day!