Friday, June 28, 2013

Mason Jar Decor~

So many uses and budget friendly... I just love the vintage, simple look...
 pretty vase

Herb holder

festive drinking glass

easy picnic container

Succulent planter

unique lighting
candle holder

gift giving

memory jar-Love this idea!

What are your fun uses for mason jars?  I found both small & large size mason jars at Christmas Tree shop for a great price, go get a bunch, you'll be happy you did!

(images via Pinterest)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Entertaining Inspiration

I love finding inspiration from talented designers!  I recently learned about Pottery Barns, Mystery Box Challenge, where entertaining bloggers design fun summer Party spaces using everyone's favorite PB items.  Some of my favorite images and how you can help choose the winner!  

 By Cape and Crowns~

By Hi Sugarplum~

By Creating Couture Parties~


So happy I found these creative bloggers with wonderful style!  I really adored each party idea in a different way but my pick is by Stephanie, of Creating Couture Parties, "Whale of a Good Time"! The ocean side party she designed, is perfect and won me over!  This luck lady works in one of my favorite places Newport RI. as a party planner, what a fun job and in a beautiful location.  Be inspired by following each of these talented bloggers!!

See more of the fun Party ideas and help pick the winner at Pottery Barn Facebook!


Monday, June 24, 2013

The Perfect Patio Chair~

So many great styles, which one to go with?!
The hunt and what caught my eye~
French Cafe, Pottery Barn

Trex, Hayneedle

Director Chair, Wayfair

Heaven Malibu, Hayneedle

Palmeto, Pottery Barn -Loved but pricy

The winner~  durable, stylish and affordable
Afton Chair, Target, great deal for a set of 6!

 I'm so happy they match my planters, I purchased at Home Goods a year prior!  They are also stack-able which is perfect for storing.  I've used them a few times and I'm very happy with the comfort and the quality, I would highly recommend them!
 Excited for more outdoor entertaining!


Friday, June 21, 2013

Welcome to the Cottage

Something about heading to the summer cottage that automatically puts you in a relaxed mood...

Ultimate Rum Punch, great summer gathering drink!

I'm super excited to be heading to the Cape for a few birthday party's this weekend!  There is nothing better then spending time with family and friends with the added bonus of the amazing ocean breeze. 

Wishing you all a great weekend and Happy 1st Day of Summer!!


(images via Coastal Living)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Product Loving....

The Transport Tote, perfect size, classic simple silhouette.  I'd monogram this babe!


Hello Yummy! Mixed Greens Pizza, a Greek salad on a thin crust- I'm slightly obsessed!


Kohler Speaker Shower Head-rock out to your favorite tunes & start your day right!

Starbucks Re-useable Cup, only a $1 from my local Starbucks,
I make my coffee at home, save money and feel good being green!  (sorry messy car)

Rablabs Night lights, I fell for these beauties in the latest issue of House Beautiful.  I imagine they would cast a lovely glow.

What products are rocking your world lately?!


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wednesday Words ~

So True!

I'm looking forward to a party filled weekend spent with family and friends.  Our volleyball/ badminton court may not look this perfect but the game is just as serious!


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Lonny Love!

I want to go.....

Greek Islands
Jung Lee's New Manhattan Shop
Preserve 24 Restaurant, New York
Yes, They knew I wanted to go!
Check out all the goodness in this months issue of Lonny magazine!!


Monday, June 17, 2013

Color me in Coral!!

One of my favorite summer colors!  Coral used in a large and small scale, you just can't go wrong.  What color is your summer go to?!


(pinterest images)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Dad's Day~

Gift Guide...

The Chill Outdoorsy Dad ~
Brookstone Hammock

Patagonia Board Shorts

Monogram Grill Tool Set, Williams-Sonoma

The Stylin Dad~
Ray Ban Sun Glasses

TAG Watch

Bow Tie Vineyard Vines
The Golfer...

Brooks Brothers Polo
Golf Umbrella Vineyard Vines

Maybe it's not a material gift at all but a day spent with that special guy in your life.  I've been blessed to have a wonderful Dad, who is always been there for me, even at 30 something, he is always the one I can count on!  My professional landscaper, handy man, golf coach and the best life advisor- I know.   Dad, Thanks for all you do, I'm a very lucky girl!!  Wishing you all a happy Father's Day weekend with the one you love!