Monday, August 15, 2011

Vacation

Just a reminder I am on vacation until Friday.  :)


Beige World-Day 22

Take from "Before You Put That On" by Lloyd Boston

AUGUST 15TH- GET 10 MINUTE STYLE FOR A "GIRLS NIGHT OUT"

"There is something quite empowering about a group of women handing in a pack, different flavors, all serving up major style!"

Minute 1-2
"Pull out a top that makes you feel like shooting a music video.  One shoulder, strapless, fitted button down or even just a solid black tank"

Minute 3-4
"Go fun with the bottom!  Skirts with flair, cropped pants that show off your ankles, skinny jeans or even a wrap skirt.  What ever you feel sexy in!'

Minute 5-6
"Girls notice shoes, so go for broke!  Push that 2 hour stiletto to 4 hours!"

Minute 7-8
"Dust off any sparkly evening bag that is normally too dressy for jeans"

Minute 9-10
"Go for makeup that procures second looks.  Think sex kitten: nude glossed lips, full bold lashes, smokey eyes and faint blush"

What I would wear and think is sexy.  From pinterest.com










Sunday, August 14, 2011

picnik.com

If you have never used picnik.com to edit your photos I suggest you take a look.  I am by far the worst photographer ever!  I have no patience.  picnik has the abilities to make my photos look good! And the best part.... ITS FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are some of my pics I have edited with picnik.com





 


 




Beige World-Day 20 & 21

Take from "Before You Put That On" by Lloyd Boston

AUGUST 13TH- HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCY STONE
"Lucy Stone is know to women's history as a suffragist and women's rights activist in the 1800's and proud abolitionist.  She was the first woman to retain her own name after marriage"

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AUGUST 14TH- TRY ADDING A PAISLEY PRINT WHILE POLICING YOURSELF ON THE PERFECT WAY TO DO IT.
"Fall is ahead and there is one classic print that you should bring along when you meet it: paisley"

3 way to always look stylish in paisley prints
1.  Paisley prints don't have to be stiff and conservative.  Take them to a rock and roll space by choosing them on velvet, velour and satin items to add fund and edge.
2.  Because the print can be rigid and somewhat "busy" in its intricate and ornate design, keep the shapes of the clothes simple.  
3.  Opt for accessories in paisley prints

Some of my favorite paisley items from pinterest.com






PAISLEY IN HOME DECOR

I THINK I MAY BE IN LOVE WITH PAISLEY!!


New Mexico Parade of Homes 2010 and 2011

My favorite time of the year is the parade of homes.  We usually have 3 big ones every year.  April and October we have the Albuquerque area parade and in August Santa Fe has their parade.  I have accumulated many pictures while visiting. Below are some of my favorites.  Enjoy!

AUGUST 2011- PARADE OF HOMES SANTA FE, NM

Mr and I are thinking about changing our raised garden to this concept.  I like the height and stone work. 

I fell IN LOVE with this fire place!  I love huge stone fire places!!  The beam mantel is from the 1800s.


These were hooks in a mud room.  SO CUTE!

Love the bar area in the walk in pantry.  Also loved the slate tile!  Slate is my favorite stone.  I love the colors and how rustic it looks. 

I wish this picture would have came out better.  These were window treatments in a bathroom.  They let in the perfect amount of light without heating the whole bathroom up.  And they were VERY private!


Cute lamp!

My 2nd favorite fire place!  The bricks are a re-use and the wood surround is from an old Michigan barn. GO MICHIGAN! 


One house had a secret wine room.  You went down this spiral stair case and it was a gem!  Pics had to be modified due to the lack of light but it was like an old Chicago pub.  The brick floors are true re-uses from an old Chicago factory!



Door into the wine room. 

Favorite Kitchen ever!! I DIE!!!  There were signs all over asking to please not take pictures.  Thank you Verizon for allowing me to pretend to text but actually take pictures! I couldn't resist!

Pantry door.  Again... another "texting" picture. 

Love the cabinets!

ALBUQUERQUE AND PLACITAS PARADE OF HOMES 2010/2011

Redwood ceilings. I DIE!

Stone work. Home in Placitas. 

Views from a pool in Placitas! 






Very Santa Fe.  Love the color!



I FELL IN LOVE!  This was not a parade home but I totally house stalked it!

SSSOOOO AWESOME!

Love the idea of using flag stone as  bar top.  Very durable and southwestern!

I thought the stone was interesting.  



Placitas, NM

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