Category: Pretty things I love

Mother’s Day 2015 Gift Guide

Mother's Day 2015 Gift Guide

 

Mother's Day 2015 Gift Guide

 Mother’s Day is just 9 days away (Sunday, May 10th)!  I’ve gathered up some gift items in my Mother’s Day 2015 Gift Guide for all the lovely maternal ladies in your life.

 

1. Kate Spade Walk on Air Eau de Parfume Spray 1.7 oz. ~ Sweet and tender layers of lily of the valley, magnolia and crinum lily.

2. Rebecca Minkoff Ava Zip Wallet ~ I love this wallet that could also be carried at a clutch!

3. Kendra Scott Kristina Earrings in Turquoise & Gold ~ Simply elegant.

4. Tory Burch for FITBIT Fret Double-Wrap Bracelet light oak + rose gold ~ The perfect way to make the Fitbit fashionable.

5. ‘Lette Macarons ~ What more could be said about a luscious macaron?  You just have to taste it!

6. The classic Lokai Bracelet ~ The black bead holds mud from the dead sea and the white bead carries water from Mount Everest. 10% of their net profits go to charitable organizations.  See which ones here.

7. Fresh, Candles ~ “It’s about you bringing the fragrance to life.” -Lev Glazman, Co-Founder

8. Wedgwood Harlequin Butterfly Bloom Teapot ~ What mom wouldn’t love a beautiful Wedgwood teapot?

9. Lush Yummy Mummy Body Conditioner ~ Made with silky-soft butters, almond oil and a dash of strawberry juice.

 

Happy Mother’s Day! 

*Some of the above links are affiliates.

Links I Love

Over the past few years {since I’ve had this Idea of a blog in my head}, I’ve come across quite a few interesting, intriguing, and down right funny sites.  As well as, some informative and helpful sites.  I thought to my self, I need to share all the Links I Love.

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 Welcome to Links I Love

  1. Get iphone apps for free or reduced prices at Appshopper.
  2. What to do with all your leftover Halloween candy?
  3. This is a salad you will want to make over and over again.
  4. The 10 Best Cities For Weekend Vacations.
  5. What I think the best mascara is, hands down!
  6. The 100 Most Popular Puppy Names.  Is your dogs name on the list?  Mine’s not!
  7. What your coffee says about you.
  8. 50 fun activities to do during Autumn.
  9. Make these simple yet beautiful, easy Autumn Centerpieces.
  10. My favorite Makeup Brushes.  Brushes are just as important as the makeup.

 

I hope you enjoyed some of the Links I found this week.  Check back in next friday for more Links I Love!

Where Do You Keep Your Make Up Brushes?

Someone once told me “life is short, make everything pretty”.  I try to live by that.

I have a mint julep cup holding my toothbrushes, a ceramic canisters holding my wooden spoons on my kitchen counter and have pictures hanging on the wall in my closet.  One of the places where I wasn’t living up to that saying was, my makeup brushes.

 I’m really embarrassed to say, but my makeup brushes were in a…red solo cup, there I said it!Makeup Brushes Solo Cup

I knew I must do something about this!  I was on a quest to find a pretty vessel to hold my make up brushes, and I needed some kind of beads to hold them in place.

Years ago, I went to a New Years Eve Party and they had these adorable little costume diamonds thrown all over the table, something like that would be perfect.  I went looking at the local craft store but, all I found were different size costume pearls, 2 problems with the pearls;

1. I was worried eventually the coating on the pearls would rub off.

2. The pearls had little holes in them to be strung, and that wasn’t pretty.

Then I went to Hobby Lobby asked a few sales people but, they had no idea what I was talking about.  Then It hit me…The Bridal Section!  And what do you know, they had exactly what I was looking for.

Makeup Brush Diamonds

How cute are these little costume diamonds?  With the biggest hurdle conquered, I was off to find a glass vase.  This is What I found.

Make Up Brush Container

Because I wasn’t sure how many boxes I would need, I purchased entirely too many.  4 to be exact.  I only used 2, and it’s a fairly large vase.

And Now…Makeup brushes w/diamonds

This is how my make up brushes look.  Pretty!

The Flower Fields

If you live anywhere near Carlsbad, California, then a must see is The Flower Fields.  The rolling hills of Ranunculus flowers seem like they go on forever (50 acres to be exact). This year, the day I visited was a perfect sunny California day, there was a cool breeze from the Pacific Ocean which made the flowers seem as though they were dancing as the visitors walked by.

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California Chic Home Tour

Have you ever just walked in to a home that was so beautiful it took your breath away? I’m not talking about the largest home you have seen or the most elaborate home.  I’m talking just a beautiful decorated home with the same style carried in every room, every detail!  I think for most people who love to decorate, this is the ultimate goal, to have a beautiful style carried throughout our home. I am going to share with you a home tour I had the pleasure of being invited to recently.

This is the most amazing kitchen; I was moved by its charm from the moment I walked in, I was taken by the delicate chandelier hanging over the sink of the beautifully framed window.  I love the French inspired open shelving.  Wouldn’t it be great to have a window behind the stove, like in this magnificent kitchen? All the wonderful cooking aromas would make your neighbors wonder what you were making?  The hood is such a presence of elegance with the fleur de lis ornament.  Couldn’t you see yourself making napoleons for dessert?

When I first walked in to this master bath all I wanted to do was get into the claw foot tub and take a bubble bath.  The chandeliers add a romantic touch to this beautiful space.  I could just imagine how beautiful the room is in the evening, lit by only candles.

I found this chair in the daughter’s bedroom, which has hand painted walls of beautiful flowers that transports you to another time.

I love how the yard is divided in to several conversation areas, this makes it a  wonderful party area for small gatherings and large parties.  The day I was there it was a very cold, rainy day, well cold for California, we are wimps here.

I hope you enjoyed this beautiful home tour~

Thank you to the Jones family for inviting me in to their magnificent home and allowing me to share it with all of you.

Disclaimer:  I am not sponsored by The Jones Family. I am just a girl who likes beautiful homes and are giving you an intimate look in to their world.