Friday, March 30, 2012

What I Heart Today: Good Design Ain't Hard to Find

And so goes another edition of "good design ain't hard to find." You know I'm thinking I should rename the series "good design ain't hard to Target" since I feature so many Target finds. Sue me, I love the place, and it has a Starbucks, enough said.

Today's find, ombre at Target, I love it so!

I'd use the heck out of that tray this summer, and for $9.99 you can't beat it with a stick. But what would you use the bowls for? They look so good stacked together I wasn't sure how I'd use them. Thoughts?

Thursday, March 29, 2012

What I Heart Today: Easter Dessert

Still hunting around for an Easter dessert idea? Got some time on your hands? Check out these great Jello rainbow Easter eggs I spotted on Thrive via Catch My Party. Do these guys have some time on their hands or what? But um, I kinda wanna make them. We'll see.

Not quite up to the task of individually injecting a million Jello flavors? If you order ASAP you can still pick up this great cupcake kit from Hey Yo Yo on Etsy.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What I Heart Today: Rug Tape

Am I the only one who hadn't heard of rug tape? A few months back a friend of mine was in town who used to be in the interior design business. She helped me move a few things around my house (isn't it great to have a second set of trained eyes on things?).

One of the things we did was move a large 8'x8' rug into my dining room. I didn't have a rug pad for it, because one that large is pretty spendy,  so it had been sitting downstairs rolled up. So my girlfriend told me about rug tape, it's a double sided tape meant for laying rugs that won't hurt your floors or your rug. My rug is a flat weave and it worked awesome!

Here's how I did it:

1. Folded back the edge of the rug.

2. Applied the rug tape to the edge of the rug.

3. Attached to the floor and voila! No more tripping over the edge of the rug!

 I purchased my rug tape at

P.S. As a new blogger I'm really trying to get used to taking more pictures as I do things so that I can share them with you. I also need to pay more attention to detail, looking at this picture I can tell the rug may have needed a little more straightening out before taping the edges down.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What I Heart Today: Good Design Ain't Hard to FInd

That's right, I'm back! Sorry for the hiatus but I now have a beautiful 7 week old baby boy (insert oohs and ahhs here). He's a wonderful, sweet baby and I'm so glad he's joined our family.

I'd like to rejoin the blogging community with another installment of "Good Design Ain't Hard to Find." It's so nice to find great design in the little things in life.

Have you been trolling the aisles at Target like I've been lately? Target is one of my favorite outings and a big deal when you've got two kids to wrangle. You may have noticed my love for all things chevron, and if you haven't you will soon. And what do you think I found in the tissue section at Target? These great chevron tissue boxes!

What I Heart Today: Toddler Bedroom

Eeek. I'm sharing my first ever inspiration board with you today, I hope you like it. I'm pretty excited about it.

I'm updating my daughter's room from nursery to toddler bedroom. For Christmas Gracie got a big girl bed that she has yet to sleep in (she's still in her crib which happens to be in our room). It's time, oh it's really time to get her into her own room and her brand new bed. Mommy can't wait. Daddy is really sad.

1. Land of Nod
2. Loopzart
3. Danish Modern LA
4. Hirondelle Rustique
5. Back two pillows: Caitlin Wilson, Front pillow: Honey Pie Design
6. Ikea
7. West Elm
8. Third Floor Design

Monday, March 26, 2012

What I Heart Today: If I Only Had $100

If I only had $100... I'd buy this too cute for words handbag for $58.00 from Nordstrom. Only I'd buy it in orange, ok maybe I already did :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What I Don't Heart Today: Sick Family

We have been a house full of sickos since late last Thursday night. As everybody says "it's going around." Well I sure wish it would stop hanging around here.

On top of being sick we had to move everything out of our upstairs to have carpet installed (photos coming soon).

I wonder if I wouldn't mind being so sick if I had this bathroom to be sick in :)

(Martha Stewart)

Monday, March 19, 2012

What I Heart Today: My Little Man

Last weekend we hosted a sip n' see for this handsome guy.

Ever heard of a sip n' see? Me neither until a few months ago. It's something they do in the South rather than a baby shower. They host an open house after the baby is born so everyone actually gets to see the little bundle of joy, and they sip on a few cocktails while doing it. What's not to like?

The theme for our sip n' see was "Little Man" and I wanted to share how it all turned out.

First, to make it easy on myself I started out with this printable party package by joyess designs for

It had everything you could possibly need in it, invitation, thank you cards, decorations, it was just perfect. I would normally design my own party printables but with a two year old and a seven week old I decided to go a little easy on myself.

Here's what the invite looked like.

Here's how the party table looked.

This was a largely Pinterest inspired party. Here's some of the things we served that you've probably seen floating around Pinterest before.

This sangria was awesome, a little out of place in March, but still awesome. Will definitely be my go to for entertaining this summer.

We served my husband's famous, handmade margaritas in half pint mason jars and it was a huge hit!

Mini mac n cheese was also a huge hit

And last but not least, one of my favorites, the mustache straws. I made them myself but this photo and the idea came from the Etsy seller linked below.

See my entire planning board on Pinterest (and follow me too!)

It was a really great party with family and friends. Bye, bye awkward baby showers, I'm sold on the sip n' see. Now you just need to have a baby for an excuse to throw one!

Friday, March 16, 2012

What I Heart Today: If I Only Had $100

If I only had $100... I'd buy this adorable aloha quilt for Gracie's toddler bedroom, $55.49 at

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

What I Heart Today: Orla Kiely

Shut the front door! Did you hear the latest at Apartment Therapy? Orla Kiely for Bed, Bath, and Beyond coming in May. Oh geez, let's hope it's not another Missoni for Target fiasco, I want the bedding but won't pitch a tent in front of the store to get it.

Monday, March 12, 2012

What I Heart Today: If I Only Had $100

If I only had $100... I'd buy one of these great moroccan poufs from Land of Nod, only $79 and it also comes in purple, pink, aqua and blue.