Wednesday, December 28, 2011
|edgewater, chicago loft via apartment therapy|
this little apartment in chicago is so cute! it's tiny, but so homey and the owner/renter has done a wonderful and eclectic job of decorating. i love the mix of traditional and more modern furniture and also the decorations. and, i love the floors. i love me some hardwoods, particularly if they're original to the space. they just look so much nicer than carpets. i also really like fun throw rugs, and they look so much better on hardwoods than over carpet!
Monday, December 26, 2011
well, my favorite time of year has officially ended. i love christmas so much and hate when it is over! however, this was an exceptional holiday. i got to see everyone, and i got to spend some quality time with my brother, which never happens anymore! we had so much good food and good times, complete with gaither bros. sing-alongs like the old days. i'm sad it is over, but excited that i will be home this entire week and therefore able to spend more time with my family!
|waiting at the airport, where my flight was delayed for three hours|
Friday, December 23, 2011
cult of pretty is giving away the following items!
1. Cosmetic bag - production sample, secret source | 2. Fresh Prime & Glow minis (one of my top products ever) | 3. Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer 3.1g mini | 4. Benefit They’re Real Mascarafull size | 5. Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Heavenly EDT Rollerball | 6-7. Victoria’s Secret Kiss Kit featuring Cinnamints + a full size Beauty Rush Gloss in Melonrageous | 8. Tarte 24.7 Natural Lip Sheer in Thursday 1.85g mini | 9-12. Tarte Lash Primer + Lash Enhancing Mascara in 3ml minis, Tarte Smooth Operator Illuminating Serum and ReCreate Primer in 0.3fl oz minis | 13.Korres Body Butter in Guava 1.69 oz | 14-15. Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Night Cream.34 fl oz mini and Korres Cherry Lipgloss in Light Purple full size | 16. Laura Geller Tinted Under Make-Up Primer in Bronze .50oz mini | 17-18. Zoya Professional Lacquer in Shay .25 oz mini,Ginger + Liz Colour Collection Nail Polish in Chase Me full size | 19-20. Caudalie Crushed Cabernet Scrub 2.1oz mini and Caudalie Beauty Elixir 1 oz. | 21. iQ Derma RestorEyes Firming Eye Cream 15 g | Benefit Cha Cha Tint Lip & Cheek Stain full size
click here for the post: http://www.cultofpretty.com/post/14669974723/for-the-holiday-win
i am so excited. its wonderful to be home with my family for the holiday. i can't wait to see everyone decked out in their holiday finest and to see all the decorations.
here are some things i am loving right now!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
these next few "today i want"s will feature things from my christmas list!
i really want this. c'mon, who doesn't want free makeup samples every month? who doesn't need more makeup? and its nice makeup. even better. right?
|salvaged live/work loft in providence, rhode island via apartment therapy|
if i could have an apartment of my choice, i would want it to look like this one. i love lofts. i love old industrial buildings. i want to live here. look at the bricks! and the floor! and the poles! its so open. love.
click the picture for more.
god, i am the picture of indecision, aren't i? i can't find an interface with a layout i really like. i've tried tumblr (like, but not the themes), wordpress (nice themes, no customizability) and now i am back here at blogger. its a little harder to figure out, but is infinitely more customizable. so, i'll take it.
at least all this changing of blogs has enabled me to (sort of) figure out what i want from this blog. so, it's going to consist of things i like, things that interest me, pretty things, places i'd like to go, my pins on pinterest, and glimpses into what i wear. i hope.
i am going to try to have recurring daily posts. we'll see how long i keep it up!