Monday, February 28, 2011


I discovered this fun ABC post over at Fierce, Fit and Fabulous and I figured I would play along!
A. Age: 31
B. Bed size: Queen { I will get that king four poster bed someday!}
C. Chore you hate: Cleaning my bathroom.
D. Dogs: Not a big fan but I am in love with the dog from the movie the Holiday! He is a mutt mix so the chances of getting one like that would not be promising. :(
E. Essential start to your day: Taking a shower
F. Favorite color: Pink
G. Gold or silver: Silver
H. Height: 5’3 and a half
I. Instruments you play: I used to play the saxophone and clarinet. Lets just say its a good thing I no longer play.
J. Job title: School Social Worker
K. Kids: A two month old baby girl!
L. Live: Phoenix, AZ surrounding area
M. Mom’s name: Elaine
N. Nicknames: Heids
O. Overnight hospital stays: when I was in junior high I had jaw surgery and giving birth in Dec, '10
P. Pet peeve: When people do not put away their shopping carts and leave them scattered amongst the parking lots.
Q. Quote from a movie: I feel like my favorite love song was written about a sandwich" 27 Dresses { a favorite!}
R. Righty or Lefty: Righty
S. Siblings: One older sister
T. Time you wake up: Varies. All depends when Miss E needs her bottle
U. Underwear: Must be girly
V. Vegetables you dislike: cooked peas
W. What makes you run late: Finding something to wear that I like
X. X-rays you’ve had: dentist, mri, ultrasounds
Y. Yummy food you make: cupcakes
Z. Zoo animal favorite: goats
Now I want to hear from YOU!
J. Job title:
P. Pet peeve:
Q. Quote from a movie

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Yummy Oscar Treat

I can't wait to watch the Oscars tonight even though the red carpet is my favorite part about award shows. Anyone else feel this way?

If you are looking for a yummy, quick and easy snack {while we enjoy our sofa dates tonight} here is a popcorn treat that is sure to please.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday's Party: Back to School

Yes, I know its not August nor the first day of school but for me I returned back to work after having ten wonderful weeks at home with my baby girl. {Okay, not going to lie I was not a big fan of the first month but now its to the point where its getting harder and harder to leave miss E. So, I decided to go back now and get the pain over with sooner than later.}

Since, I work at a school how could I possibly not resist this party?! Want to see more adorable cuteness of this party... well, you are in luck as more can be seen via Little Sooti!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

What I'm Loving This Week

With picnic season right around the corner how adorable are these wine bottle covers?!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday Words...

via kate spade ny
print may be purchased here
So, dear readers where is a place you have never been but want to go?
Me? Maldives would be amazing!

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Raining Weekend

Nothing is better than having a lazy weekend and its even better when its a raining weekend filled with trying out new recipes, and ending the weekend with the new season of the Amazing Race!

photo via here
Happy Monday!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Friday's Party: Bridal Shower

This weekend I am attending a bridal shower. Here is a bridal shower I am swooning over. I love the soft romantic and yet feminine feel it has.

Pretty Tea Party Bridal Shower via the sweetest occasion

What I'm Loving This Week

I heart this set of three washies {washcloths}. So fun for the little guys!

I heart this travel crayon coloring case. How perfect when traveling to bring along to entertain the little artist! Crayons are included and fabrics can be customized!

I heart this vintage inspired rosette headband.

I heart this three piece baby bib burp set. This would make a great baby gift!

I'm loving these adorable baby/ children's items from adams blankie. The best part adams blankie is local for me {Phoenix, AZ area} and Kari, the talented artist and designer of adams blankie even does in- house parties!

I have had the opportunity to view her products in person and have purchased items from adams blankie and I have been very pleased. Items can also be custom made!

Kari, also has a wonderful blog that can be found here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Baby's Nursery

I finally got around to taking some photos of Miss E's nursery. Overall, I'm happy with how it turned out. I learned that painting a room gray is not so easy. We went through several paint samples and even once we thought we had the "right shade", but it wasn't. Lets just say a lot of money and time was spent painting this room!

Our house is mainly painted a khaki/ gray color so I wanted the color scheme to flow throughout the house and that is why I decided to go with gray walls vs. pink walls. I am not a big "theme" person when it comes to rooms but I knew I wanted something girly yet a room that could easily transform into a little girls room without being too "babyish". I was envisioning ruffles and a chandelier and from there the nursery just sort of came together.

crown molding was added to the room along with putting up a chair rail and wooden squares

Sleigh Fixed crib from Potterybarn Kids
Crib bedding from Restoration hardware baby & child
Pink rug from Restoration Hardware baby & child

Mia Chandelier from Potterybarn Kids

I added crystal knobs from anthropologie to tie in with the chandelier

Changing table and baskets from Potterybarn Kids

little girl framed card is the card (with messages inside) my husband and I gave Elle on the day she was born. The doily is from my tea themed baby shower.

the carousel photos were taken in Paris when my husband and I went in the fall of 2009. I love the vintage feel they have.

scripted name print that my husband created with Illustrator
shelves from hobby lobby (stripped and painted to match trim)

overstuffed reading chair and nightstand from Ikea

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Pink & Red Day!

Wishing you all a sweet day!
Happy Valentines Day!
photo via we heart it

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine Attire

I'm getting excited for little Miss E's first Valentine's Day tomorrow! She will be wearing this heart onesie that was created by ironing on this heart applique from adam's blankie and the tutu was given as a gift and yes, we had a dress rehearsal.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday's Party: Valentine's Day Parties

I love the modern take on this Valentine's Day Party via hostess with the mostess which was created by the talented Rebecca from Fresh Chic Design Studio and Nancy from A to Z Celebrations. Best of all, these ladies created this party on a budget of $100! More details of this sweet party via here.

{PS: Rebecca, also designed my baby gender revealing party which can be seen here}

Thursday, February 10, 2011

What I'm Loving This Week

I heart this red polka dot retro apron

I heart these heart shaped red velvet whoopie pies by cacao bakery

I heart this red rosette hair clip by sweetly fallen

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentines Date Idea

I'm loving this Valentines Day date idea as seen on living locurto via eat drink chic.

We will be celebrating the day with a picnic in the park on Sunday and then perhaps having another little picnic on Monday evening as this idea is simply adorable!

How will all of you be celebrating pink and red day?!

{all images via by Amy from eat drink chic}

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Loving this Giveaway!

Friends you must check out sweet Tracy's giveaway over at Loving Pretty Things!
This is one of the most generous giveaways I have seen.

Trust, me you will be drooling over this fabulous giveaway! Best of luck!

Valentine's Day Gifts

heart scarf for the little Valentine

for the one that loves to garden

for the special man in your life

a beautiful way to display a photo of someone you love

all gift ideas via martha stewart

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sweet Treats {Valentines Day}

Red chocolate hearts by Calabasas Candy Co.
Valentine take out cookies by Glutenous Minimus
Heart fondant cupcakes by Sweet Lavender Bake Shop
Valentine cake pops by Cakepop Bake Shop