That up there pretty much sums up how my days were throuout the week (reason for the lack of posts)! Sick and all, I had no choice but to keep on going with my daily routine. Ugh! horrible week if you ask me.

 On a prettier note, here are some nice things I found as I browsed through High Gloss Magazine. Have you checked it out yet? well, it's pretty much an amazing online magazine, full of goodies, so I would recommend you check it out! (which you probably have already right?)

Pretty ideas for my office space. Finally! it's almost coming together...well the ideas that is. No, I haven't started on it just yet but soon, pretty soon.

here for more: Armoniadecors

It's finally Friday, and I couldn't be happier. Have a good weekend!


To Do List

 Here is the link for the How-To on these pretty projects: 1. via Aparment Therapy & 2. via Design*Sponge

I've been delaying my list of things to do, so I figured: why not start one right this second? Over the past few weeks, months, years, I've seen many great ideas for the home and it seems like there is never enough time to even start any of them, so here is my attempt to do so. A to-do list will do right? Here are my top two things I want to accomplish this weekend or even month! (geez, so much for believing in myself!) 
How do you keep up with all the many fabulous things you want to do around your home? Any tip will help! 

I hope you're having a great Tuesday! 


This Closet

Soon, pretty soon I'll have a closet just like this one below, you'll wait and see! ...it might take a few years but one day...

pic via here 

Do you have a dream closet? What would it look like?  
Have a great weekend! 


Chalkboard Walls

After our trip to Utah, which was no more than 3 days long (I know very short), I came home with the urge to start changing things around our little home.  Of course school keeps me busy enough, and leaves me with very little, to almost no time to do so.  I figured that walls will probably be my best bet to start with before I move into more detailed things. And for some reason I can't stop thinking about chalkboard walls! Something about it makes me happy. Perhaps the fact that I could go all crazy with the chalk?

I would probably do this in the kitchen, or maybe in the office so I can save some paper and trees. I'm thinking green here! The great thing is that you can use chalkboard paint anywhere you please, and you can find it easily where they sell paint. What do you think? Do you like chalkboard walls, or do you rather just stick to the white? or perhaps patterns? 

Pictures found here: 1, 2, 3,


Weekend Getaway

Tyson and I are going to Utah for the weekend, very short trip but I sure am glad I get a mini break. I still need to pack, and while not being at home yet to do so, I started thinking of the long list of things that need to get done prior to getting on that plane...and oh is the list long! So instead of panicking I got online to read some blogs and miraculously came across this pretty post from Apartment Therapy.

picture  here

There it gives you all the goodies they wrote about traveling and preparing for it. Oh gosh! I wish I had read them before, now I'll just have to throw all my clothes in a suitcase and make sure my doors are locked. Are you traveling anywhere soon? Don't forget to plan for it: Go HERE to check the rest of their post.
Have a great weekend!


Bright mood

Have you gotten in the mood yet? you know...summer, lemonade, bright colors? Well if you haven't yet, here is a little inspiration from around the blog world. It sure got me in the mood!

What a great way to incorporate bright colors in our wardrobe, home, and even food. Time to get less shy and add more color to life! I'm sure going to do so. Are there any colors you love this summer?


Dreams of Escape

This week is getting pretty busy for me, and right at this moment I wish I was getting away from it all. It is almost impossible to get away from reality so the best I could do is dream of the places I wish I could go right now. So I leave you with 3 of my options I'm dying to dive right into.

 Pictures above via: Apartment Therapy (from top to bottom) 1,2,3

Relaxing huh? I love Apartment Therapy and their wide selection of amazing ideas for the home. So where would you escape to if you'd want to get away from it all, even if it was for just a second? Have a great Tuesday!


Happy Monday!

This morning, I was inspired by this quote, enjoy and have a happy day! 

 Picture via Design*Sponge


Before & After: Lamp Redos

  I love that lamps and shades can be retouched just enough to make them look like new! Here are some of my favorite before & after lamps that have inspired me this year so far.

Check out the details of the process HERE
Pictures via here
Check it out here 
Look at all the details here
check this one out right here

  So many options to make your lamps look so much better. I will probably be working on some of my own lamps before the summer ends, and thanks to these good DIYs it'll make the process much easier. Do you have any new DIYs you are looking forward to get done? 

Have a great weekend!


Seaside Enhancement

pictures via AD

pictures here

Remember Martin Lawrence-Bullard, the greatest designer who happens to be not only great but one of the world's top 100 interior designers named by Architectural Digest? And you might remember him even more from Bravo tv's show Million Dollar Decorators and his fabulous work on the Palapa-style Mexican beach house as shown above.  

I get overly excited when I get to watch the show, especially when they show the great design jobs Bullard gets to start and beautifully get done. So many things about this beach house makes me want to dive right-in the pictures! don't you get the same feeling? 

I love how even though the house is located in Mexico, it didn't need to be decorated exclusively with-in a Mexican style, but with styles from other areas such as: Indonesia, Hawaii, Morocco and other parts of the world.  Is so refreshing to see things done differently. 

And lastly (before this turns into a college essay) I leave you with Bullard's cool ways to understand a home and their client: “Nothing about the decor is too precious...Luxury here isn’t a function of exquisite fabrics or priceless works of art. It’s about comfort, fun, and the kind of impeccable service you’d expect at a lavish hotel. It’s the kind of luxury you can enjoy in a wet bathing suit, with a margarita—or five.”



This weekend all I wanted to do was eat yummy food, see shades of red, white, and blue, and look at the stars, so I did! Tyson and I spent the weekend visiting family in Houston and celebrating the 4th of July.

pic here

I managed to eat all kinds of food, but mainly I overindulged on lots of watermelon. It's one of my favorites, so I couldn't resist! Well aside from eating, eating, and eating a bit more, and aside from going through a computer crash all weekend (reason for not posting), I worked on some furniture pieces for our new home (pics coming up soon). Those poor ugly things needed some paint love, so they got it! So how was your long weekend? any good foods? I hope it was as good as all the watermelon pieces I ate!