Friday, February 5, 2010

The World Needs More Stache!

who doesn't think mustaches are hilarious?!! i know my husband does, he's infatuated with them and he can't see one without cracking up.  the worst part about his infatuation though is that he likes to grow one every now and then, for the weekend, and it's always a nasty one like a 70's porn star or handle bar - it's funny, but oh so disgusting all at the same time!

anyways, he has a man cave and i so want to decorate it with stache wall decor! stache decor?! yes, there really is such a thing and it's even more funny than the real thing - ok, maybe not, but it's pretty darn funny!
via: Urban Outfitters
this is totally worth the $38, and it is currently in my shopping cart at my favorite decor store -!  lllove it!

oh, and how about this one i found - DIY stache art!  It's pretty easy and again, i'm going to have to do it and i can't wait.  mostly though i can't wait to see what visitors think and say!  hahaha!
via: Stephanie Sabbe - Sabbe Design
if you happen to be interested in making this awesome stache art for yourself or someone who might find it as hilarious as i do, you can find the directions here, at SabbeSpot!

i can't wait to get started on my new stache project, i can't even keep a straight face when i type stache!  this is going to be fun!  oh and just for even more giggles, here is a shot of the husband with one of his ridiculous staches...
See you next time! xoxo!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pom Poms!

a million years ago when i was planning my wedding i was on  all the time looking for wedding ideas and DIY wedding decor.  not only because i love everything weddings and just wanted to get some original fun ideas but we were originaly planning on having a small DIY wedding at my parents house, well outside.  it was all very exciting till we realized how much more work for even more money it would be!  our wedding ended up being the best wedding ever and at a great place, but more on that later, i'm sure!

one of my favorite ideas to spice up the decor for little money was the tissue paper pom poms... 

i still think of those all the time and i've seen them on a million other blogs since then, and lately to cutesie up living spaces, indoor and out.  you've probably seen them everywhere too.

via: fromthetortoiseandthehare
via: Making it Lovely
And the most lovely of all...

via: Ashley Ann Photography
So, i'm totally going to make them!  I have the perfect place, in the corner of my entry way.  i think they will be soo cute there and i can't wait to DIY!

the only problem i have though is that i just found a new version on, and i think it might be better than the tissue, it's fabric!  it seems like the fabric would last longer and you could dust them and not worry about them falling apart.  take a look...
they are still super easy, they will just cost a little bit more for the fabric than tissue paper, but i'm down!  I love them!  this weekend will for sure be a DIY weekend, well if i can find the perfect fabric now.  I better start looking!  i'll have my own pics to post soon, so stay tuned!

see you next time! xoxo!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Awww, Bedroom Envy...

so, since we moved i've been focusing on the living part of the house and our bedroom has been majorly neglected!  our old bedroom was cozy and warm, but the bedroom now is sad and pathetic!  the house had absolutley no color when we moved in, except some crazy barely blue that almost blinds you when you walk in to the master and in one of the spare rooms.  i have no idea what they were thinking, but whatever. our old bedroom was dark brown and all of the bedding was brown and curtains too, so it sounds kind of boring, but it's was calming and i lloved it!  my husband hated it, he says it was too dark and like everything else, he wanted to change it.

so, that's where i am, trying to think of what i want to do.  the two things i do know though, are that i want to paint the room orange, not like halloween orange but a little softer and i have, or so i think, found the bedding i want - only's kind of expensive, so i'm watching it to go on sale and will then snatch it up!!  here it is...
i absolutley love it, does my husband - it's not too feminine or boyish, it's perfect!  and it has orange in it, so i can still paint the room like i wanted!  although, i love this picture of it too, with red walls...

Isn't it lovely and fiesty?! I love the red too, i get it from my mom!
i also loved this one from Pottery Barn, but as you can see...

it's pretty girly...but i love girly! haha  i was thinking maybe for a guest bedroom though!  i know i could sneak it in that way!

like i said though it's more than i want to pay right now so i am keeping an eye on it, everyday!  while i watch it i've also still been looking at other places to see if anything may come up that i love even more, even though
i'm pretty set. BUT...when searching i found a super great place to get your own Bedding Envy, at!!!  they pull together some of some of the best looking bedding options i've seen in one place and they are all pretty much on sale at the time of the original posting and they give you the link directly to the source!  some i love...

this one is from, of course, my favorite place, Urban Outfitters!!  it's kind of vintage and simple and the bright green border just makes me smile.  it's so sweet!  the only thing about UO's bedding though is that they don't carry king sizes - ugh!
via: - found at
OMG!!!  i love this bedroom, i want it as my own, i would never want to leave!  from the paint, to the headboard and fireplace, window treatments and of course the matching bedding - it's gorgeous!  it's from Dillard's, love!
via: - found at Dillard'
And of course i love this's green and it has birds!! oh, and it's from Target! Target is my best friend, there isn't anything you can't find there!    
via: - found at
i can't wait to get new bedding and get our bedroom back to being a cozy, comfy place i want to relax in!  the worst part of not having our bedroom together is that this is about the coldest winter i can ever remember and our bedroom is the warmest place in the whole house.  all i want to do on these cold dreary days is lay in my warm room, in my warm bed and be surrounded by pretty, not blah! haha!

see you next time! xoxo!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

New Art Source - 20x200

since i have so much new wall space and had nothing to hang i've been scouring the web to find new art sources and have had some luck. is a great staple, but i also want to find original crazy fun art.  so a new site i just found is 20x200, is perfect!!  they offer limited edition original art prints at low prices so that "any art lover can become a collector."  of course, i already found a perfect piece for my birdie house!
via: 20x200 - Lovebirds by Lisa Congdon
20x200  is very budget friendly, with prints priced from $20 to $200.  they are also having a 20% off $40 sale right now too, with code RIDONK at checkout (i had to add that because of the awesome coupon code - ridonk, come on...awesome)!!  oh and yeah, for coupon codes!

some other fun stuff i enjoyed from 20x200...
via: 20x200 - ny.09#19 by Jennifer Sanchez

via: 20x200 - Get Excited and Make Things by Matt Jones
Maybe you will also find something great for yourself or for someone else.  visit often because new editions drop on the site tuesdays and wednesdays!

see you next time! xoxo!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Houst Beautiful Paint Brush - try it, seriously!

Hi - Hi!

as i mentioned my husband and i just bought our second house.  well the dreadful painting regimen has begun, actually some of it's already done and it was dreadful!!  we painted two main areas, living, kitchen and entry.  the spaces all bled together so it was the best place to start, plus i was having a party and i wanted it to be super cute!! 

anyways, once the paint was up, i freaked!  it's not what i wanted it was sooo bright.  to be fair i wanted it to be bright cause it was a complete 360 from our first house, which was all western decor and neutral tones.  but once i waited a few days i ended up loving it, i mean it could still have been a little lighter but it was the there and no one was going to change it!

now, mom found the House Beautiful Paintbrush, which is the most awesome and takes a lot of the guess work out of picking the perfect paint color right at your computer.  all you do is pick the room you are looking to paint, right now i'm figuring out how i want to do my spare bath.  then you choose the color system you will be using, so if you are going to be purchasing from Lowe's you would select Valspar etc., and then drag the color wheel up and down until you find the right hue and tone you are looking for.  select the wall and or trim you want to see and voila, you get to see what it would look like right then, no work just clicking!!!  it gives the exact color name and you can test as many colors as you want, adn then take it to store and buy away!  now if we could only just click to get it on our walls, right?! 

for me and my spare bathroom i am wanting to do the ceiling only, and in turquoise, so you can only imagine how awkward that would be to test out paint colors in the room.  with this i can see how just painting the ceiling will look.  I only wanted to paint the ceiling because i wanted to keep it frilly and simple, especially since the others rooms are already so bright, but while also adding some real drama and interest into the room.  i think people will come in to use the lou and say "hmm?" - haha, or at least i hope, that's my plan at least.  i got the idea from, here's the pic:

and here is my creation and paint pick from using HB Paint Brush.  what do you think! Pretty wild, yet simple, huh?!

I hope you check it out and find it very useful, i know i do.  use it, love it!

See you next time! xoxo

How to start?!

I really have no idea...haha...but maybe i should just jump in and start sharing my latest favorite things from anywhere and everywhere i can find.  Things that i love are home decor and all things weddings, it's a weird mix but it's just llove, what can i say.  so randomly there will probably be wedding info found here too.

I just search the internet when i'm bored when i'm not busy and when i'm at work, shhh!  I just love it and i love finding all kinds of new, neat, pretty creative things and ideas, at not very expensive prices or even better DIY.  mostly though i always wanted to find one place to find everything in one, obviously that could be a lots of sites that i llove but i also wanted to put my own spin on everything in one blog...i hope you fall in love with some of my faves and get some ideas while you're at it. we go! xoxo