I just want to wish my older sister a Happy Birthday!!  I've been giving her a hard time about turning 28! It was yesterday and she celebrated at her favorite restaurant, PF Changs.  Yum, Yum. I wish I could've been in Atlanta to help eat yummy sesame chicken and chicken fried rice! 

No worries, we will make up for it when I take a road trip to HotLanty and celebrate with her!

Happy Birthday Sweet TuTu!!

What color is the sky today?

We finally have a sunny, blue sky today and this is what I'm seeing. Just the way a Friday should be to get you ready for the weekend! I'm taking a little trip out of town today and I'm so glad to drive through blissful skies. Hope you have a great Friday filled with fun weekend plans!

sources* candlenecklacedressmakeup paletteheelsshower curtainsofapurse

Are you a matchbook girl?

The Matchbook magazine finally launched today and boy do I LOVE!!  It incorporates a lifestyle in art, fashion, decor, travel and culture. Hop on over and check it out!! And I must say, I'm a matchbook girl myself! ;)

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Dream Office

When I move into a new place I would like to have my office composed in a similar expression.
I love the mixing of different styles. To me this speaks Vintage/Modern/Eclectic. It would be a great inspiration and layout for my creative mind to go to work on designs, layouts and artistic tasks. The key is organization and this would definitely set me up for design success!

sources* deskchairMAC Computerlamp, toterugdesk dotsPantone Coffee Mugshourglassvalet trayballpoint pencoasterleather plannersilk flowers in turquoise vaseswatch color bindwhite leather trunks

What I'll have for lunch, thank you!

I'm having a blast color coating my blogs each day!! You can obviously tell I'm a lover of color and sweets!! If you've never tried a peanut butter and honey sandwich you're missing out terribly!  I usually fix one of these up whenever I'm rushing out the door. Just enough protein and sweet to make your mouth do a happy dance and give you enough energy your body will thank you for later! To double up on health content, add Bananas!-----Is it lunch time yet??

sources* heelsblouserugvasebracelettightssofanecklace

Playing Paperdolls

I loooove dressing up for work.  I think dressing yourself is a piece of art in and of itself.  The traditional blazer wrapped over a dress is so professional and girly!  I mostly wear skirts or dresses instead of dress pants so this is a fun way to mix up work and play. Add a colorful belt around the blazer to pull the look together and pin on a fun flower brooch, step into gold heels and you'll be workin it all day long!

I'm Craving...


She's gorgeous, talented and humble beyond words.  I'm always starstruck by Keri Russell.  Growing up I admired her on the All New Mickey Mouse Club, where she bounced around with her her big curly locks and 80's hip style.

I've watched the Felicity series at least 8 times through and love, love her in August Rush, The Magic of Ordinary Days and Waitress....Check her out in her newest sitcom, Running Wilde.

source* keri russell


This years long sleeve, form fitting gowns made me want to get all dolled up!
It looks like we're going back in time with the styles but amping up the color palette a bit!
Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway and Leighton Meester (first 3) looked absolutely stunning and chic with this new silhouette style.
Much more sophisticated and conservative than what we've had in the past.  Shows that a woman can still look amazing without showing her cleavage.  Just what the hollywood scene needs these days!

what do I collect?

If you know me personally, or for at least an hour at that, you learn quickly that I LOVE, am passionately obsessed and am beyond intrigued with copper. Not just limited to copper, per say, but all forms that I characterize as copper: bronze, rose gold, rust. 

For this post, I specially collaged some of my favorite copper finds!

I am smitten by the rare and unique brilliance of the precious (ductile) metal. I've collected so many copper treasures through the years and plan on continuing my collection for many more. I've even started my copper pot and pan collection. You have to get a piece at a time because of how expensive it can be, hence the head start.  If I spot copper ANYWHERE I'm hovered all over the object!  

Four years ago it was almost impossible to find anything made of copper. I'm not a huge fan of the twisted metal jewelry, which was all I could find out there. Last year finally got some braincells and made it popular. You can imagine how my life changed after that! 

You can also find copper in jewelry, house-ware, decorations, makeup, clothes, shoes..the list is endless! 

And my family already knows to start saving up for this one!!

Come back soon and see my special photo shoot dedicated to my own personal collection!

New Years Resolution

This is in memory of a dear friend of mine who passed away.  One who had contagious smile, a generous heart, an unforgettable humor and an uplifting spirit.  Sam was a great friend who I would mostly vent to about life's struggles and fun memories we had together, and although I didn't see him enough to make most people think it would have such an effect on me , he left such a remarkable impression on me and the kind of love I will always cherish for my dear sweet friend. Miss you Always, Sam <3

Makes us realize we are never promised tomorrow and to live the best lives we can and never take those we hold so dear to our hearts for granted. This year I resolve to make more of a difference and cherish the moments I have with my loved ones and the blessings God has given.