Five Things

June 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

The kids have now been on summer break for two whole weeks and keeping me busy but I love it!  It’s amazing having kids in such different age ranges, you literally get to have a little fun doing a little bit of everything.  Just today I took my oldest to buy his girlfriend flowers, then I took Robert to Target to buy Pokemon cards and while I was there bought Joseph some teething rings.  It’s crazy but in the best possible way.

I’ve been looking for a flokati rug for a long time. It’s not that I couldn’t find one; I just couldn’t justify spending more than $20 or $30 for it. While at Walmart I found a decent sized rug for only $19.99!

flokati rug

 

One of my favorite saying’s is, “it is what it is,” so when I saw this mug at T.J. Maxx for only $2.99 I had to have it!

Maxxinista

Finding a pack of 5 sleeveless onesies for only $7.99 at Marshalls – score! Not for me but a bargain always makes happy! Sleeveless are almost impossible to find at stores.  Look at those chunky arms!

Carters onesies

I love pesto but I’m tired of just tossing it with pasta. This time I added cheese ravioli (it was supposed to be tortellini but they were out), asparagus and sauteed spinach – yummy!

pesto and asparagus

Last week I bought this green dress from Target – it was on clearance for only $16 and I loved it so much I went back and got it in deep rose and then ordered it in black. You can find the dresses here but for some reason there not on sale online.  Either way it’s a great price for a comfy summer dress that you can easily dress up.  I plan on wearing each of them with my new wedges by Steven by Steven Madden.

dresses from Target

 

summer wedges

Decorating With Plates

August 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

I debated on DIY curtains but realized I was way too busy to tackle that right now so I kept my damask room darkening curtains from Target.

I actually love love love these curtains but I do eventually want a change. So I decided to look through some boxes I labeled decorative (aka stuff thrown around the garage) and I came across a bunch of antique plates that I always planned on hanging and use as decoration.

They didn’t offer much help for my room or living room because they didn’t match but I think they’ll be perfect in the kitchen.  Most of them where handed down from my mother in laws antique collection but I also picked up a few of my own when I lived up in Jersey and went antiquing all the time. My original plan was to hang them inside an empty frame  but I wanted to see what pintrest had to offer and I found some amazing ideas!  I might still stick to hanging within black frame to modernize them a bit and it’ll give me the option of easily swapping them out.  Tip:  Look at stores like Ross, Marshalls, TJ Maxx or even Goodwill for affordable stylish plates.

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