Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Recent Purchases

So here are some of my recent purchases...

Flowery Blouse $14

Hand made Rose earrings 2 pairs for $5
{Gave other pair to my lovely sister} 

Loose comfy shirts 2 for $20

Fancy blouse $13.50

Aviator sunglasses $15
Sunglass pouch for my purse $5

Lace Skirt with pockets $13

Flowery dress with pockets $19.95
Belt $3
{Put the belt on to show what it would like}

Shirts with a lace neck line 2 for $10

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A few more touches of Spring

On previous posts I talked about getting some great vintage pieces and well i put them around the house starting with the beautiful painting...

I put the framed painting over my couch, 
it seemed a bit small on its own..

So I decided to put back some of my empty frames that i had up there before to add a lil more to the painting..

Now this is what it looks like... 
Not sure which way i like it more..

Your opinions would be greatly appreciated =) 

I also talked about my lovely Tea Tray.. 

I decided to use it as my living rooms center piece on my ottoman with a lil bouquet of spring roses.. 
It seemed to heavy for me to carry out as a Tea tray maybe eventually ill use it to hold my tea pot and some cute tea cups. 

I also got a cute clear soap dispenser in my master bathroom to give it a more spa, spring like feeling..

Put it next to my pretty bouquet of peonies..


Above my fridge I have my cooking and baking books with my favorite tea cup and a glass pitcher with a bouquet of  poppy flowers

& in the kitchen a bouquet of white roses next to my tea cups, a box of yummy teas and honey =) 

One of my favorite parts about spring....
Flowers.. Can you tell?
I intend to put them everywhere!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Banana Nut Muffins

Haven't had time to bake lately and i really missed it so i decided to bake some treats last night.. 

What i really wanted to bake were Raspberry Cupcakes but when I went to the store a 6 oz cart of raspberries were $5 each... 
Yaaa no thanks it'll come out cheaper to just buy a box of already made cupcakes hehe.. Gotta wait till they get a bit cheaper. 

Soo instead i decided to go with Banana Nut Muffins.. 
Ingredients for these were a lot cheaper =) 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees 
Lightly butter (or dab some vegetable oil on a napkin and grease tins) 
12 count muffin tin (or cupcake)

~ Ingredients ~

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 overripe bananas
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
1/2 cup pecans, chopped

~ Directions ~
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. Mash 2 of the bananas with a fork in a small bowl so they still have a bit of texture. With an electric mixer fitted with a wire whisk, whip the remaining bananas and sugar together like you mean it, for a good 3 minutes. Add the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla and beat well, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice. Mix in the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Fold in the nuts and the mashed bananas with a rubber spatula. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins to fill them about halfway.
Bake until a toothpick stuck in the muffins comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before turning the muffins out. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Had a cup of yummy whole leaf mango black Tea with  the freshly warm baked muffins...

Hope you all enjoy

Monday, March 21, 2011

A little behind....

Hey Everyone.. I have been a little behind on my postings..
Been a busy two weeks but i will get back on it this week, got a few new buys, and updates in my home which i will be posting very soon =) .

Thanks for all your sweet comments that I love to read and all the love you guys send my way..

Spring is officially here my dear friends & I am loving every min of it!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My weekend Buys...

Did a little bit of shopping this weekend and this is what i got..

Pink flowery shirt with a strip of lace in the middle
~ Nordstorms Rack ~

White shirt with a  strip of lace on sleeve
~Cotton On ~

Light pink shirt with Lace sleeves
~ Cotton On ~

Flowery Sandals
  ~ Cotton On ~

White belt with Rose charms
~ Zara ~

Charm Necklace
~ Charlotte Russe ~ 

Blue Nike sports bra
~ Nordstorms Rack ~

Fun pink shades
~ Cotton On ~

See me, Hug me, Love me Tote bag
~ Cotton On ~

Any of you get some great things this weekend?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring Wreath..

Put up my Spring Wreath to welcome in the beautiful Spring weather we have been having..

I bought this wreath still last year at "Target" for $15.. 
But they do still sell them this year and so does "Joann's"..

They are light pink and white Peonies..

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Change of color... Once again.

I recently got my hair done well like 3 weeks ago.. 
I was looking through some old pictures and gosh have I changed my hair color a lot.
I saved some pictures and thought I would share my Hair Color Changes over the years, with you.

Not sure what pictures were taken in what year, but i put them all in order to my best knowledge...

 This is a picture with my Natural Hair Color before I did anything to it..
I was about 14-15 years old here..

Then i decided to go Red..

After the red hair i decided to try going blonde by my self... lol
It turned in to a gold color haha

Bleached my hair a little more to get it more blonde..

After all the attempts of going blonde my self, I sort of damaged my hair so I decided to color it a Brown Color and cut it all off.

My second attempt at going blonde & it was a success of course with professional help.

On my Wedding day.. =) 
I was still blonde but not so platinum anymore, got extensions put in for my Special Day..

Growing my hair out and trying to get a more natural blonde hair color..

Got some subtle low lights in.. 

Put in more low lights {Really liked this color}

Then went all Brown again..

Then went all the way Black..

After the black got a bit annoying i got some pee-ka-boo highlights put in at the bottom..

Then got the Ombre Hair look with Dark Brown on top and the bottom was light..

After the highlights started to fade at the bottom it came out to be a really pretty and Subtle Ombre Hair look..

But then i decided  to get all over highlights to go for a lighter look..

& this is my hair now =) 

Third time going light.. 
Crazy gosh but you know I'm young and still have pretty healthy hair so why not! =)

How many times have you changed your hair color?