Friday, June 13, 2014

Girl Friday

We have a big weekend here over at chez beautiful.  First off I think my weekend unofficially begun Wednesday night when my brother in law came to town for a visit.  He was introduced to WOP and is quite taken with it...
this rose is my latest summer obsession, perfect for a little wine on porch with friends.

My brother in law is a foodie so we have been eating and drinking like there is no tomorrow

This morning we are going to cleanse our bodies to get ready for the weekend.  First stop here

then I am taking him to my favorite juice bar for a little mean green

then we will have a few hours to chill poolside

Tonight, after the hubs gets home from work we are off to the opening night of a new restaurant owned by my brother in law's high school friend
this will be his third restaurant to open here in STL

Saturday is my and the hubs anniversary !!

We will be spending the afternoon at various kid activities

things have really changed since our wedding day

but Saturday night a celebratory dinner

Sunday is the hubs birthday and father's day.  My gift to Dan
I am taking the kids and the dog to Michigan for the week!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My Weekend and You Must Bake This

I seriously made the most incredible dessert last week.

You must make this brownie, you will love me and hate me all at the same time!!

The good news is that I found a new workout to try since I indulged in these brownies...

it is a cardio/dancing/drumming workout.  Has anyone tried it??  I am always up for something new at the gym.

I am still recovering from my weekend, and it is not because I overindulged in any type of liquids, I was unofficially a "dance mom."  My daughter had a dance recital and she had practice Friday night so I had about an hour and a half to grab a bite to eat with the hubs
(best turkey burger ever)

then it was on to cover the last hour of rehearsal.

Saturday morning rehearsal again from 8 am to 6 pm, lucky for me I got to leave at noon.

Sunday was the big day and we left the house at 9am and walked back in the door at 11pm.  
(after a long day)

I woke up Monday and was so confused as to the time and day since I spent 14 hours indoors on Sunday watching the same recital 3 times, its enough to make you go mad!!  I mean the things we do for our kids right??!!

And finally the pastel I had made of my Scarlett was framed

and she joins the wall with her brother and sister

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Little Face Lift

We have been in our current home for 4 years, I have managed to personalize most of our house except our family room.  It is still the same color it was when we bought it.  The problem was I did not hate the color, not love, not hate so this room was moved to the bottom of the to do list.

Well now I am so over the color and we desperately need some type of window treatment because the glare from the sun is really interfering with the hubs TV watching time.

It's a fabulous room, it was what sold us on this house, a huge family room with lots of light
but it's time for a change.

First off get rid of the yellow, and paint the walls blue.  I have my colors narrowed down to...

Benjamin Moore "blue springs"

 Benjamin Moore "summer showers"

and finally

Benjamin Moore "santorini blue"

I mean they really all 3 look almost identical but I think I am leaning towards summer shower, but that changes on a daily basis.

For our window treatments I ordered some bamboo shades, I love bamboo shades.  I need to block the glare but I don't want our room to feel dark...

this wall color with shades is what i am going for (minus the white couch, I mean I do have 3 kids and a dog)

bamboo shades just a little darker in color

and finally we need to face lift our wet bar

I mean paint the cabinets, change the counter tops and voila

nothing to it!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Things I need

Do you ever see someone with a cute pair of shoes, outfit, piece of jewelry, anything and then you literally become obsessed with acquiring that cute piece?  

That happens to me all the time...

Last week at bar method this girl next to me had the cutest workout/stirrup pants and now I need these...
I would never of thought to shop for workout clothes at Victoria's Secret.

and then I saw someone else in these cute socks...

 and yes I bought both

then I was watching WWHL a couple days ago and Lea Michele was on and Andy gave her this

and I knew it was the perfect birthday gift for my friend Mollie, then I realized it was the perfect gift for me too, so I had to order 2.

Things I need does not only pertain to clothes, I was watching FoodNetwork over the weekend and right now I need to make these chicken sliders from The Pioneer Woman

and now I think I need to have a dinner party so I can make this...
that Pioneer Woman can cook!!

And finally,  I need these...
non slip sparkle headbands, they come in 5 different colors and I need every last one!!