Currently Craving: Plaid.

Along with white chicken chili, as soon as the first chill is in the air I want to full-on drape myself in plaid a la George Costanza. I can’t help it. I compiled a list of things that I would love to add to my wardrobe and my house… and most of them are reallyyyyy affordable.

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Face Palm: Decorate with Palm Print

Face Palm… As in palms all up in yo’ face! This is my other obsession ever since I designed our little one’s nursery last year. Scratch that, ever since our honeymoon in Jamaica, mon! (Here’s a little tip, if you haven’t noticed this lovely print everywhere, you’re not paying attention. You will now. Right, dears?)

 Anyway, as you can see by the blog’s new background (likey?) I am loving palm print. The background btw is the fabulous Martinique wallpaper at the famed Beverly Hills Hotel.  If you’re brave enough to go full “face palm,” you can pick up this wallpaper at lots of places (like here). I’m still trying to convince Bear that we NEED this wallpaper in our lives… Or at the very least in the downstairs bathroom. TBD if he’ll finally cave in agree.

 Palms

The cool thing about it is this: It goes with SO many other patterns. (Totally   surprising because it certainly isn’t neutral.) I really like it with stripes, which are my other obsession right now. Stripes, palms, and pineapples: OH MY!

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Bienvenue to Pineapples!

In designing our new house, I’m getting obsessed with pineapples! Mark my words, at least one pineapple will be present in our home. Did you know that pineapple’s are a symbol to say “Welcome?” Well, they are. Goose and Big D have a small pineapple bird bath/fountain at their house and I want to echo the sentiment at the new and improved House of Frost.

Pineapples, palm prints, and nautical stripes are my three favorite things right now, so stay tuned on how I work them into our non-coastal home. (It’s tricky, but it can be done without being cheesy. I promise.)

Here are some fun pieces to bring this cheery fruit to your home:

Pineapples! Bienvenue!

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Radiant Orchid

Love it or hate it, it’s here to stay…. At least for this year. Lucky for me, I LOVE it. In the spring and summer this is pretty close to the shades of my mani, pedi, or both at any given time! (Seriously… Right now, I have some radiant toes.)

radiant orchid

Here’s the thing: you don’t have to go head to toe in a shade to truly embrace it. Do what works for you. Just paint those nails, or find a chunky necklace with some orchid accents. If you’re feeling brave, and you love color, then you should certainly buy those pants you’ve been debating over. For the very bold (this would be me), yes, you should absolutely invest in that floor-length gown (or maxi dress for us regular folks who don’t have snazzy “galas” to attend)  and rock it as hard as you can. (Work!) Continue reading

A Few of My Favorite Things

If you weren’t already aware, when you get married you accumulate a massive amount of stuff. Literal, space-consuming, never-knew-how-much-I-always-needed-that items. It’s great. Seriously, it’s the greatest thing ever. But… Here’s the thing: All this stuff actually needs to go somewhere. Who knew?!?!?

 

We have finally put everything away. And by “away” I mean there is shit everywhere. Unopened-boxes-of-fine-china-stacked-to-the-ceiling-in-the-broom-closet everywhere. That is beside the point, however, because it’s nice that everything is no longer on the floor. We will soon have a hutch and the china and wine glasses will have a forever home once said hutch is obtained.

 

All that said, there are a few things, some wedding related and some not, that I have fallen in love with and use often. So here’s a list of 6 must-have items that I am loving for 2014.

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