Thursday, May 31, 2012

Just beautiful.


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The one on the left is a model.  The one on the right is Ella Fitzgerald.  One is posing, the other is not (or at least exaggerating it).  It made me smile when I saw these two images side by side on Pinterest.  There's beauty and strength in this pose, but each in a different way!
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Too Much Time With The Sun

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy post-Memorial Day!  Back to work, but at least it's a 4-day week!  So this illustration pretty much sums up how I feel today.  While my weekend was a blast of fun with family & friends, the hot sun and an anxious me decided to bond this weekend, and well, the sun decided to stick around too long and the result was an unfortunate sunburned Kristen.  I have now turned to aloe vera for skin therapy and will be avoiding the sun for awhile.  

How was your weekend? :)
[source: inslee]


Monday, May 28, 2012

happy memorial day

Home Sweet Hutch

Friday, May 25, 2012

Have you seen this hutch makeover from Home Sweet Home?  I think it to be quite beautiful.  And that's not wallpaper you see on the inside, oh no, she took it a step further and used a Moroccan stencil - wow!  My favorite is the gold hardware.  What a transformation!

Got any DIY projects going on this weekend?

Makr Your Mark

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Good lookin' goods from Makr.  And you know what makes them even good(er) looking?... Crafted in the USA.  Here's a few good ones...

Summer's a Comin'

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Summer is less than a month away. Who's ready?  (It's in the upper 80s-low 90s here in Dallas, I can't help but be ready.)

Of Parisian Style

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Oh to reside in Paris, or in this case, a Parisian-influenced home in Vancouver.  Designer Effie Genovese once lived in France and chose to design her home after its capital city.  Comment élégant.

Put A Sweater On It!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I just love this look - feminine and fun!

All About Character

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

How darling is this image by famed photographer, Ida Wyman?!  This reminds me of my younger days, probably around this little girl's age, when my mom would put foam rollers in my hair in prep for Easter or another dressy event!  

Just An Accent

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Polish as accent colors!  How are you wearing your manicure?