Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I've never been a big fan of watermelon, but I think I could totally get into this kind of watermelon!! Bring on the heat because this is a sweet treat that can definitely cool me off this summer...

Image via Martha Stewart

Friday, June 24, 2011

Quick, Easy and Delicious!

I'm always looking for a quick, easy and delicious appetizer to make for those last minute gatherings with friends. I came across this delightful recipe on Sweet Paul's blog and I have to say I was not disappointed...nor were my friends. All of them were wanting the recipe at the end of the night! So, I thought I would share with you too...

Lemon and feta dip
Serves 4

8oz feta cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic, chopped
6 tablespoons olive oil+ extra for serving
fresh thyme

Place feta, lemon zest and juice, garlic and olive oil in a blender and blend until smooth.
Spoon into a bowl and drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with thyme.
Serve with grilled tomatoes and grilled pita bread drizzled with olive oil, salt and thyme.

Image via Sweet Paul

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

In Need of an Update....

My den is in MAJOR need of an update.  I have been so neglectful of that space lately...well, really of my entire house. Life has gotten in the way and decorating just hasn't been a priority.  I'm no expert when it comes to picking out fabric, arranging furniture, etc, so I guess I've just been paralyzed by the fear of making a wrong choice and regretting it. Over the weekend I breezed into Restoration Hardware to pick up a gift and I spotted this rustic yet chic burlap pillow.  I knew it would look perfect on my couch and could possibly be the good start I need to some much needed updating....

I could have stayed in Restoration Hardware for hours and hours....it is the most beautiful, relaxing store...and I want everything in it....

Like this....

and this...

and this...

and this...

I could go on and on....

Images via Restoration Hardware

Monday, June 13, 2011


I can't get over this image...all I can say is wow...that's A LOT of balloons...and it looks FABulous.

Image via 100 Layer Cake

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Chic and Sophisticated...

I am totally loving this super chic, super sophisticated Bachelorette Party shoot from Camille Styles, featured on Style Me Pretty. Who doesn't love to dine on delicious cheeses and sip on wine with their closest gal pals? You don't have to have the excuse of a wedding coming up. Gather your friends and make summer's arrival your reason to celebrate.

Images via Style Me Pretty