Thursday, July 28, 2011

It is so not easy...

getting a picture of this little lady! That said; here are a few that I was able to capture this week. I will get more this weekend at her birthday party if it kills me. I promise!
(Sorry Mom; I am trying to get more pics! She does NOT stand still for more than 2-seconds!)

Looks a bit like she is throwing some gang signs or finishing a double flip off to Mommy here. I assure you she is not. Sorta. ;)

My blossoming diva. Lilly now insists on wearing her glasses every time we are getting out of the car to go shopping. I am in trouble; big time.

My happy Lill mama.

Home sweet decor edition

Lillys 2nd Birthday Party!

Lillys 2nd Birthday Party! by jilliebeans on

I am sick and I have Lilly's 2nd birthday party here in less than 2-days. I am freaking out.
This home sweet home needs an overhaul and I am not feeling it. :(
I was totally looking forward to the planning, the decorating the party furniture rearrangements and I am praying that I wake up tomorrow feeling tip-top to get this home in order!

Here is what I am thinking for the decoration inspiration:

Color scheme for the party: Pink and Orange!
Theme: Ice Cream parlor!
Decor: lanterns and balloons!
Keeping it simple since I cannot be bothered this week. Lilly loves balloons so as long as I am well stocked she will be a happy girl!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I stumbled across Aida Coronado yesterday. Her designs are beautiful! I want everything (!!!) on this site. May be time for a new Mexican blouse...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Grilled Lasagna...Oh yes!

For those of you who know me; I am game for ANYTHING that can be made on the grill!
When I found this little nugget of yumminess; I tore the recipe out of my Food Network magazine and put it on the meal calendar.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Today...I am inspired by Novogratz style!

I first fell in love with this couple, family and design on a show on Bravo last year called "9 by Design".
For all of you unfamiliar with the Novogratz and their amazing work please check em out on their new show on HGTV "Home by Novogratz".
The reason I am inspired by them you ask...
They have 7 children and run an extremely successful (& famous) interior design company from their home in NYC. Their life is chaotic. Their style is unique and most importantly it is fabulous.
They pull their spaces together with vintage and affordable pieces from local vendors and famous artists.
Bottom line is that watching them work makes me happy!
Today I am inspired to someday run a chaotic & fabulous design business out of my home.
No, there will never be 7 children to this household. ;)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

What I want today.

Once again I have fallen behind in my blogging! Eekk!

Here is what I am wanting today: This shirt; this look.

PS The problem is that JCrew is sold out of this adorable little top, for good reason. Its beautiful.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

As I plan Lilly Lu's Party...

Lilly is my happy(most of the time); God love her!

I can not believe that my little girl is almost 2! 

As we speak I am in the midst of planning an ice cream

 party for Lilly. Here are a few of the ideas floating through my head right now:

Source: via Tiffany on Pinterest

Home made ice cream in mason jars. 

There will be a sprinkle bar on the side too. So much fun!

Because every birthday party must have some cake. That's why!

The invitations have been ordered. Here are the ones that I ordered:

I ordered these from Itsy Bitsy Paper on Etsy. She was a joy to work with and I will definitely use her


Friday, July 1, 2011

The new view...

One of the main reasons that we purchased this home (after looking for a realllllyy long time) was the fact that we didn't have anyone across the street. It is green, beautiful and quite. All things I love. Now, this was our view...awwee...nice...peaceful. 

This is our new view (as of last week; I am a bit behind). SUCKS! Rumor has it we have a huge home going up within a few weeks. Lovely...

As of today ~ Saturday:

As a side note. Lilly, being pre-2. A nightmare. This face pretty much says it all.
Since I have not posted a whole lot of her lately I thought I should throw this one in.
There you have it.