There’s new paint and a few accessories in my den. The ideas for this room were a collaboration from my awesome neighbors and good friends Karen and Cheryl, plus all the Instagram inspiration I see everyday.
I wanted a more clean and simple feeling.
Karen advised me to put up this curtain to give a more clean look since our large collection of DVDs are behind it.
My favorite addition to the room (the centerpiece) is this painting below. I have to give credit to my good friend on Instagram, Juler54. She found it at Home Goods and posted it to her IG feed. Plus she recommended the paint color. I love both. The painting is special because it shows the bike path of one of my favorite beaches – Playa Del Rey, where I rode my bike many times, especially during college. Also, my husband lived right on this beach when we met and we had our first date.
Wall Paint – Crystal Haze by Dunn Edwards
Paint Trim – Chantilly Lace Benjamin Moore
Rug and ottoman Tray – Target
Baskets under TV, Painting and Pillows and many accessories on the shelves – Home Goods
Lamp and Mirror – World Market
I hope you have a good day.
There are so many gorgeous laundry rooms that are inspiring me. I love the one below from Duo Ventures Blog.
So I decided to do a quick update on mine. It was getting really messy:
I took everything off the shelves and cleaned it all really well. Then I put it all back, but in containers.
I had most of the baskets, but I picked up a few from Home Goods (Wash Container) and Target (White Baskets and detergent containers).
I hope you have a good day.
This is a quick, delicious and healthy Kale smoothie.
I got this recipe from my Pilates teacher, Marita.
1 cup Almond Milk (I use 1/2 cup chocolate and 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla)
1 1/2 cups Kale (about 1 large handful) (you can also use spinach)
1 Tablespoon peanut butter (I use a handful of cashews)
1 cup ice (you can add more or less depending on how thick you want it)
Put it all in the blender and blend for about 3 minutes, until smooth.
It tastes like a banana shake with a little peanut butter and chocolate. I LOVE IT. Kale is a SUPER veggie that is loaded with vitamins A, C and K. It’s a great way to start the day.
Have a good one.
Pie crust is my favorite, so when I saw these cookies made by Jennifer Rizzo I had to make them.
I used the Pillsbury crust and some semi sweet chocolate chips.
These are my cookies 😊
I used a knife to spread the melted chocolate between the cookies. Drizzling the chocolate on top was hard, but they sure tasted good.
I hope you have a happy Valentines Day 💕
Lindsay and I did a mini update to her kitchen. She really needed more space so we added some open shelves and a metal storage cart. She got the shelves and dark grey kitchen cart from IKEA. We only had to move the dog food to a different location to gain this awesome space.
I hope you have a good weekend.
Courtney from A Thoughtful Place Blog inspired me to get this fabulous outfit. Isn’t it awesome?
She provides all the details on where to get everything on her blog (link above).
Here is my version.
My top is from Forever21. The scarf is something I have had for a long time.
I hope you are having a nice weekend.
Can’t have too many favorite things. Here are 10 of mine.
1. The Vitamix – The soups are easy, delicious and healthy.
2. I adore this pretty sea glass necklace from Laguna Beachcomber on ETSY.
3. This is a really good book
4. My i Pad
5. My favorite healthy dessert is these Dole Frozen bananas. I get them at Costco.
6. I love this pillow from Apple White on ETSY
7. World Market has a very nice smelling hand cream for only $4.99.
8. This white throw from Ikea is so cozy and priced at only 29.99. I used it for a Christmas tree skirt in my bedroom.
9. This video on You Tube taught me how to apply mascara.
10. Bath and Body Works 3 wick candle makes my whole house smell good.
To see my favorites from 2013, you can click here.
I hope you have a Happy Day.