Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Have a great Halloween weekend everyone! I sure am looking forward to seeing all the little trick or treaters later! xx

gif via my tumblr

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Subway Tiles in the Bathroom.

Subway tiles, what's not to love about them? They are so versatile and are usually an inexpensive way to update a bathroom. Whether you opt for a traditional or modern bath update, choosing subway tiles will create the aesthetic you desire.

As you can see with the two spaces pictured, a lighter or darker grout is a matter of preference. Both types look fabulous! Though I do think the lighter grout in the first bathroom is perfect for the chrome type finishes and the bath tub. I also adore the flooring choices; the perfect pop of pattern and contrast. The modern vanities in each bathroom are winning choices! 

This beautiful space has made its rounds on the web, but I never tire of seeing it. The ornate nature of the mirror paired with the sleek subway tiles is the perfect marriage. I love everything!

They won't compete with your art.

But you can adorn every square inch of your wall space with them and then you won't even notice missing art.

Another favorite bath space and the black claw foot tub is beckoning to me...

They look beautiful in this modern setting and are a lovely backdrop for those oversized shower heads. I would love to know if you are a fan of subway tiles or not. Do tell. xx

P.S. This is a sponsored post, but thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Our Not too Spooky Halloween Party.

There were no witches and skeletons at this party! Truth be known, I am from a very superstitious culture, and so in an effort not to anger my forefathers, I only snuck in a few witches' hats in the decor. We had so a wickedly sweet time nonetheless. Are you ready for diy overload. I might have gone a bit overboard...

Getting Creative with Your Pumpkins
I am not much of a carver, so I tend to get creative with my pumpkins in other ways:
Put some spray paint on it. Spray paint was applied to a number of pumpkins. For this party, some of the pumpkins were painted in gold and black.

Polka dot it. Polka dot decals were applied to one of the bigger pumpkins to create wow and also to pick up on the polka dot motif of the banner.

Pom pom it. I love using pom poms! They add such fun and colorful whimsy to everything. Tiny pom poms were adhered to one of the pumpkins using a glue gun. Pumpkin was spray painted a brighter white first so the colorful pom poms would pop.

Put some chalkboard paint on it. I spray painted a few pumpkins with chalkboard paint which provided a lovely surface to draw those spooky characters.

Dip dye it. I had neon food coloring left over from Easter, so I used the pink color to create a dip dye effect on a couple of the white pumpkins. Pumpkins were spray painted a brighter white first, left to dry then dipped in neon pink food coloring. The stems were spray painted gold to tie in with the other golden pumpkins.

Dress it Up. A pair of craft glasses and a carrot attached as a nose is a fun way to get your pumpkin all dressed up for the party!

The hubby was nice enough to draw a fun Halloween inspired mural on our chalkboard wall; the perfect back drop for the party.


these clementines turned pumpkins were a hit

 The Candy Bar
Little fingers were just itching to get into those jars of delectable goodness! Oreos, cheese balls, jelly creme pumpkins, candy corn were some of the treats that filled the apothecary jars. Chalkboard tags were used to label the jars.

Bewitching Plates
I love using plates on walls as a focal point. I already had the black plates and used candy corn to spell the words Spooky Treats. Pieces of candy corn were adhered to a plate using a glue gun to form each letter. This is such an inexpensive way to add a focal point above your candy bar/table.

 A Monster Surprise
Little googly eyed monster toys were placed in a brain like container and served as party favors. They also lit up when shook; a fun feature the children would be sure to love.

 pom pom and food color dip dyed pumpkins that were mentioned above

my superheroes


so sweet...

Spider Man was all smiles after having some yummy treats.


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Our pirate fairy was so beautiful and the most charming pirate I've ever met!

All images captured by the talented Lea Hartman of Lea Hartman Photography.  We had such a fun time! Happy Sunday everyone. xx

Miniature spiders on Candy table: Our local Halloween Alley 
Brain container: Our local Halloween Alley 
Captain America costume: Our local Halloween Alley
Batman costume: Our local Halloween Alley
Cat lady costume: Our local Halloween Alley
Tinkerbell costume: Provided by our beautiful pirate
Spooky drink cups and straws: Dollar bin at Target
Punch bowl: Crate and Barrel
Apothecary Jars: TJMaxx
Treat bags(not pictured): Halloween Alley

Friday, October 17, 2014

Happy Birthday!

It's his 3rd birthday today! Can you believe it?  it seems like it was just yesterday that this happened. Happy birthday my darling boy!

pic snapped by friend, Tiffany Parsons.

Monday, October 6, 2014

October Blue and White Bash.

interior, decor, design
Happy new week everyone! Surprise, more blue! Blue is no stranger to this blog and the blue and white combo in interiors/decor is a favorite of mine . I am joining in on The Pink Pagoda's October Blue and White Bash fun today.

interiors, decor

Have a beautiful Monday everyone. xx

images via my Pinterest

Friday, October 3, 2014

A Special Birthday.

The hubby aka Dada's birthday is tomorrow and the boys and myself are looking forward to making it extra special for him. Whatever your plans, we wish you all a wonderful weekend!xx

Ps. I snapped this with my phone in the Summer. Zion was telling his Dada to place Ian down or he(Zion) would turn Dada into a frog!:-)