Monday, April 30, 2012

Run ...

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                                                                                              shoes: mango,
                                                                                              jeans: pull&bear,
                                                                                              t-shirt: primark,
                                                                                              jacket: zara,
                                                                                              bag: parfois,
                                                                                              sunglasses: ray-ban,
                                                                                              flowers: accessorize, h&m,
                                                                                              watch: michael kors,
                                                                                              ph. Ceca

Fresh start happens each Monday ...
New post, some small changes in layout, new song on repeat (this time "Run" from Snow Patrol) ....
I was wearing the same outfit from our night out, because many of you asked me about complete look, so here it is. My favorite comfy "semi" baggy jeans, striped shirt, black shoes and bag paired with flowers on my new denim jacket, and of course pink lipstick. Something that can be worn during the day or night. Don't you just love these types of outfits? ;)

Enjoy in this sunny day ....






Friday, April 27, 2012

What We Have Been Up To...

We have had a busy week this week..hence the lack of posting. Mr. E learned to ride his bike on Monday. He was so proud of himself:o) He came running in the house yelling, "Mommy! I did it. I can ride my bike without training wheels because I believed in myself!"
He's so sweet!

 This is what he learned on..it's called a Joey. It's small, wooden and doesn't have pedals. 
 It took 2 days on the Joey for him to get the whole balancing act down.
 We also had a field trip at the Botanical Gardens.
 They have a butterfly house at the gardens. E almost got one on his finger:o)



 Last night we went to the circus. This was the line into the door. There were people everywhere.
 Some strange and very dangerous looking sculpture outside of the arena.

 National Anthem Elephant

 This part scared me to death. Some of the females were a little temperamental. I said a little prayer for the lion tamer...I just knew he was going to be an evening snack.


We didn't stay for the whole circus. S.R. fell asleep, and the intermission was at 9 p.m. We heard it still had another hour after the intermission. 
Anywho, tomorrow I will be running in a half marathon with some friends. It's my first one, and I am really nervous...mostly of how much I will be hurting afterwards:o)
I am missing out on some super neighborhood yard sales tomorrow morning b/c of the race...BOO! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Say a little prayer for me;o)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Week through Instagram 2 ...

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                                                                                                ph. via Instagram

Quick Instagram post ...
Here are my last two weeks in photos:
1. time for my babies ...
2. weekend with my mom at the market (favorite thing to do on early Saturday/Sunday) ...
3. went with Jovana to visit one fashion atelier before grand opening ( Darko Kostic couture) ...
4. short family road trip and crazy sky ...
5. babies before their new haircut ;) ...
6. i also did some of arm swag ...
7. one more beautiful nature photo taken from the car ...
8. new foundation, pretty satisfied for now ...
9. get dressed for Coachella in my head ;) ....

What were you doing? ;)


Friday, April 20, 2012

White interiors ... (+ giveaway winner)

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                                                                                          ph.via Pinterest


Last two weeks were very busy for me, i got ear infection ( which is luckily over now), had a short holiday at my grandparents house, where we celebrated Easter following our family tradition, and i also had some work to do, so here i am today ! :)
Until i manage to find some time, and make outfit post i prepared for you post with photos from one of my favorite boards on Pinterest called "Home is wherever I'm with you ..." (named by a cute cover from Jorge&Alexa Narvaez., love to listen their videos! Girls are adorable, check it Here). It's all about clean, white surfaces, walls, floors, furniture and some beautiful colored details. Fresh flowers on the table, and you have a pure joy in your home! I find these photos very inspiring, and they are perfect to steal ideas if you want to make some small changes in your apartment. The first thing on my "to do" list is definitely wall painting! Can you guess the color? White of course! :)


p.s. Romwe Giveaway winner is : nere_saphira@hotmail.com ( if I counted well :)) Congrats!




Thursday, April 19, 2012

Getting Side Tracked....


This is what happens when...

these come in the mail:o)

End Tables

Good morning to you all! I am so happy to be able to sit upright in front of a computer right now:o) What a week we have had around here. E has a double ear infection and I have fluid on both of my ears..I tell ya, I feel a little more sympathy for my poor children when they end up with ear pain.
Today is the first day that I have felt like being up and moving around without needing to sit back down immediately for fear of passing out. 
So since I had a little bit of energy, I was able to finish these end tables I found at a yard sale last weekend.
 I didn't take any before pictures. But they were a cherry finish and in very good condition...just a few scrapes and bumps in a few areas..but REAL wood! I got a fantastic price on them. I had the paint on hand and all the other materials, so I didn't have to put too much money into them, thankfully.

 A little sanding, a little painting, a little more sanding, and some wax, and I'll have to say I am very pleased with the results. I wish that I had room for them in my living room, but I am a tad attached to the ones we are currently using:o)
 So, I have them for sale on a yard sale Facebook page...hopefully I can get a little out of them, so I can find more treasures this weekend;o)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Saw this on Facebook...


I just saw this on Facebook, and I died laughing...
...sorry if this isn't you type of humor;o)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Lamp Revamp

Yesterday I picked up a pair of lamps from our local Facebook yard sale page for $5. They were brass, and not all that attractive, but they had a good shape, and were still in good working condition.
Since I am not a huge fan of brass, I knew that spray painting would be the best treatment for this pair.
I had been looking for matching lamps to go on either side of my couch since I had done some furniture rearranging recently.

So this is what they started out as. Basic brass lamps.
 I used my Cricut to cut out a vinyl design that I thought would work well with the decor of the living room, and attached it to the lamp base. I applied 3 coats of Krylon satin Ivory.

  Brass doesn't accept spray paint all that well, so I distressed a few areas on the lamps to camouflage any thin spots.
 And in case you are wondering, the lamp shades were purchased at Walmart. They were just under $10 a piece.
I am so happy with how these lamps turned out, and I got 100% approval from the hubs:o)

Yard sale season is in full swing now, so I will be hitting a couple of sales tomorrow morning. If you venture out, I hope you have great luck in finding treasures!