1. What gorgeous nails! I wish I knew how to do these, I can barely even paint my nails a solid color so I would probably have to get these done professionally. They are so ridiculously beautiful though.
2. Soft serve ice cream is probably the best thing on the face of this earth. Soft serve with sprinkles must be a special gift from God. 3. I find these corset tops to be so beautiful. I wish they made ones that would fit me! I especially love the sequined ones. If anyone ever finds any that are c cup or up let me know! 4. These mugs are seriously adorable. I know I just posted about a panda pan last week so this post obviously continues to illustrate my love for cute kitchenware. I will post a link if I ever find where they are sold! 5. This is such a cool illustration of the states and their license plates. If you have ever been in my families garage you may have noticed a large collection of license plates hanging up, in order of the states we have lived in. I've lived in Virginia, Kansas, Texas, Maryland, Ohio and Indiana and we have some of the license plates depicted hanging up on the garage wall. As much as moving sucked at the time, it really has allowed me to be a well rounded person today, and also one that deals with change rather well. 6. This dress is so cute! I feel like it might be a bit more difficult for me to sew than I could handle, but that won't stop me from trying! I really like the colors that is in, I feel like if I made my own it would be very similar. 7. Vitamin Water! I used to never drink flavored water products but after trying these suckers out a few years ago I became obsessed. They make so many great flavors, its hard to not find one you like (or two, or three or all of them)! XXX has single handily gotten me through many colds. 8. Oh the Museum of Natural History, I am not sure this could be any more true. I love museums, but this one really does top the charts. Its been such a long time since I have gone and this poster reminds me of why I need to get back to DC ASAP. 9. Aren't these UP earrings the most precious things you've ever seen? I really would like a pair, its looks like they were actually made out of shrinky dink! 10. I love this beautiful picture, but I also love the concept of the frame. I am thinking this wouldn't be too hard to figure out and would look fabulous with some of my favorite quotes. I am gonna have to try this out!
Posted by Shelby Monday, May 30, 2011
Well look at that... I took a super huge break from blogging. Woopsies! I hope everyone had a nice long weekend, I am currently watching Surprise Homecoming, a show purely devised to make me bawl my eyes out for an entire sixty minutes. I enjoy the families explaining about their lives and the actual moment when they surprise their loved ones, but some of the show is pretty hokey with how they film it. Despite my big break, I have been rather busy with sewing myself a new skirt! I finished it up today and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I will try to get some photos of me in it tomorrow! Hopefully the weather will stay nice enough for me to be able to go swimming finally! I also plan on baking a whole bunch of recipes starting tomorrow, I have some yummy chocolate chip cookie dough truffles planned along with peanut butter cookies. To finish the week out I will also try out an ice cream recipe, but I will keep the flavor a surprise! Just remember to check back throughout the week to see how they all turn out and to get the recipe. : )
I believe that these walls are featured in a Lilly Pulitzer store, but I find the concept quite charming. I think doing something like this in a small space such as a bathroom would be very interesting and fun! I am in love with all of these lamps. I would be happy to have any one of them, or maybe them all! I am not sure if I ever will be able to leave a wall in my house completely white, never less an entire room, but the design of this (kitchen? washroom? laundry room?) is amazing. I am particularly enjoying the rainbow of colors brought in through the fabrics. I love the little gate, the huge windows, the shade of green and all of the landscaping on this home. A rather simple diy project, these antique drawers fit in quite nicely with the modern lines of the shelves. I would really like to have this on a larger scale as a dresser in my bedroom. These stairs are way too cool. I am just thinking of all of the creeky wooden steps I have had the pleasure of slipping on at college. If I ever lived in a home where there are steps like this, I would have to paint them and put one of my favorite quotes on them. I really love the color on these walls, but the most striking element is the natural canopy bed created by the lights. I would love to do this over my bed at home. Bookshelves! I will never get enough of them, and by mixing them with stairs I can find another way to get more books into my home. I don't have any children yet, nor do I plan to for a while, but I love this mobile. I wonder how difficult it would be to make this? And the grand finale, this is from some majorly cool office. I really like the idea of being able to just lounge around on indoor hammocks, but this also frightens me with how people can just walk around beneath them. Thank goodness that the woman in the skirt is sitting on the side. : )
Posted by Shelby Tuesday, May 24, 2011
1. Water balloon fights. I am in love with throwing bright, colored balloons filled with nice cool water at my friends on a hot summer day. I would really enjoy organizing a water balloon fight one day this summer. I have to see if any of my friends would be up for it!
Posted by Shelby Monday, May 23, 2011
Oh hey! Its Monday again! Time for more awesome interior design ideas. I hope everyone had a great weekend, mine was busy with watching my sister's lacrosse games and hanging out with friends. I'm starting to work on my next craft for this week, and I was asked about fabric covered notebooks, so I am starting to look into tutorials for those as well. Let me know if there are any topics you guys are interested in me covering, recipes you would like me to try (or try with me!) or a craft you'd like me to figure out a tutorial for! This blog is about the things I love, food, design, crafts and my friends, so of course I would love to help you all out! On with the design!
Isn't this a neat walkway for a garden? I would like to have it be surrounded by flowers. I want one of these secret doorways in my future dream home. I love the fact that even the stairway is lined with bookshelves! So in case you can't tell that bedroom is hanging. I can't ever imagine doing this in my future homes but its a pretty awesome concept in this loft. I found this adorable idea over here, the creator took her closet and made it a kid friendly hangout zone! I wish I could live in this 25 million dollar penthouse in New York City. Look at that amazing clock face window! There are two in the apartment. The apartment is okay, but my favorite detail is the bookshelves on the round columns. What a great way to use something that can often be considered a nuisance in such a useful way! I really enjoy the black and white tile design in this bathroom, especially paired with the yellow accents! Okay. This is really doesn't need much of an explanation does it? This is just shoe heaven. I WISH I had enough room for this many shoes. Or the money. The rest of the house is just as gorgeous. Now this beauty of a home is located way up in the trees. At our last house we had a tree house and it was awesome! I cannot imagine how incredible it would be to actually live in one. And this amazing room with a view even features a sweet window seat!
If you want to see a really inexpensive but just as incredible diy renovation then you should head over here! Kitchen renovations are amongst the most expensive, so for this to only cost 400 dollars, I am really impressed!