Monday, June 9, 2014

Powder Room Makeover


So I've been wanting to makeover our powder room.  This is the bathroom that most guests use when visiting, and I'd like to change it to make it more our style but with more of an eclectic look.  I feel like the powder room is the place to let your hair down and have fun.  It's small so that it can easily be re-painted and the accessories can be changed out without costing a fortune. 

For now, I'd like to go with a really dark color - perhaps a navy? Currently, our vanity is a dark ornate wood with a bronzed mirror above it.  I'd like to change out the vanity for something with clean lines and that is lighter.  The mirror shown here is pretty and is from Wisteria, but I've also had my eye on this French Gilt Mirror also from Wisteria.  I'd like to add in some fun art or accessories, or maybe do some really old black and white family pictures with gold frames.  The lighting is currently the typical 3 light fixture over the mirror, but I'd like to get rid of that in exchange for a jug lantern similar to this one shown below.  Ohhh I'm getting excited!  This will definitely be my summer project!


Powder Room Makeover






Thursday, June 5, 2014

Let's Talk About Books!



 
My dad used to always tell me that growing up I always had my nose in a book.  I can't deny that it's probably a true statement, and well here lately, you could definitely say it's been true...although sometimes on an ipad, not an actual book, but those are minor details.  Getting back to the point, I find that getting lost in a book is a great way to relax and let go of all the stresses and list-making that goes on in my head most of the day.  At night I sometimes have a really hard time shutting off my thoughts, but if I read and focus on the characters and story, I can more easily drift off to sleep. 
 
I like reading a variety of books - mysteries, memoirs, chick lit, and the list goes on.  I already ordered the books that are on my to read list, and they are stacked and patiently waiting for me to pack them for our trip to Hawaii coming up soon!  Well, that is with the exception of the Nate Berkus hardback obviously, but it will be waiting for me on my coffee table to browse through this summer.
 
I'm always open for suggestions of books to add to my list.  What are some of your favorite books right now??  Do share!
 
XO,
Tara

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sun Hat Roundup

It's definitely pool time in our part of the world, and I could not be more grateful!  I live for days lounging by the pool with a cocktail and good book.  It's my happy place.  This past weekend I had some girlfriends join me at my house for a day of brunch, CAbi shopping in my living room, and an afternoon by the pool.  It was one of the best days!  I, however, had some requests to borrow a hat, and I offered up the two sun hats I had, which got me thinking that I want a big floppy hat.  I have two straw fedora hats, one with a short brim and one with a wider brim, but I think I need a big floppy hat next.  We are planning a vacation to Hawaii in June, and I NEED one, right?!  :)  I mean doesn't every girl need a big floppy hat?  I actually think I have my eye on a black one at Target.  Here is a roundup of some good options in all different styles and price points if you are currently shopping for a hat too!



Sun Hat Roundup