Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Beach day!!!!!

We live about a 5 minutes away from the beach.It is what I love about moving to Kenosha.We really have a beautiful beach and harbor right by the house.A dream come true for sure. Last year we didn't take advantage of the beach, we mostly walked around the harbor and hung out there ( the boys like to walk on the huge rocks ). This year I am determined to enjoy the beach with my boys.We have had really hot days lately so yesterday and today we went . Yesterday we took our little dog Lola. It was fun watching the boys go in the water but I stayed on our quilt with Lola reading my book in-between watching the boys.Today we invited our neighbors to come with.I actually wore my new bathing suit and went in the water !!!! Now,
Lake Michigan water feels like ice even in summer.Today was in the 100's so the ice cold water felt great!!!! We stayed until the kids got bored . Here are some of our beach photos .....

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A look inside the dressing room

My absolute favorite little room in our home!!!!! My dressing room. I visualized and talked about having a pink dressing room about a year before we bought this house. about 2 1/2 years before we found our house my hubby bought me a victorian dressing table in Chicago. We had to leave it at my parents home since we didn't have the space for it in our town house .So I always imagined that I had a dressing room. When we were touring our potential house the owner said " this room has a dressing room or something attached",my heart dropped when I heard him say that!!!!! I already knew I was going to paint it pink!!!!! The other cool thing I discovered while I was painting the room later was pink paint under the cream paint!!!!! The universe guided me to my pink dressing room!!!!!! Very cool!!!!! I have a passion for clothes,shoes,and accessories. I have been lucky to find clothes and shoes at an affordable price.Now this wasn't always the case,I used to be attracted to expensive items and then get depressed if I couldn't buy them.I worked very close to high end stores once upon a time. Now I would have to drive quite a distance to get to those high end dept. stores. I just don't go anymore(ok once in a great while).Having moved to a smaller town I was excited when a Marshalls opened up.I have been able to find great brands at affordable prices!!!!!!! Since I am always devouring fashion magazines and fashion blogs,I know the trends,etc. Since we bought the house I had concentrated on house decor but I have finished decorating the house (for now).I have turned back to clothes!!!!!! Here are some of my new finds!!!!!! Cute shoes and maxi dresses.I have been wearing these maxi style dresses for years and I love how easy it is to look pulled together in a short amount of time!!!! Here is a view of my fashion treasures..... and a few other views of the dressing room.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Watermelon Pink

I have a love affair with spray paint !!!!! All the pretty colors and fast projects that can be accomplished in one day!!!!!! I have had this picnic basket in our kitchen since last year.A friend gave it to me and I thought it needed a makeover.If you came to our house you would notice my love for all things pink!!!!! I sneak it in whenever I get the chance,lol!!!! So I bought "watermelon pink" spray paint and thought that I would give it a go on my basket.Of course I couldn't stop there,I decided to spray paint a little wicker table that is in the living room .Here are the before and after photos.... Such a small happy change!!!!! Have a great day!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Father's Day Weekend

We had a great weekend!!!! For us it started on Sat. (usually we work on Sat.) It was so nice to be able to hang out with hubby on a Saturday and just lounge around!!!!! It is very rare for us to do so we really took advantage!!!!! Then on Sunday our relaxing weekend continued.... hubby opened up his gifts and enjoyed the day .Since we live by the lake and there are little stores and restaurants nearby we went out for lunch with the boys and walked around our downtown. We live about a five minute walk to Lake Michigan and it is my favorite part of living in our town. I always dreamed of living by the lake when I was a kid growing up in Chicago so this is a true blessing for me!!!!!! We really have been enjoying the summer so far. On Monday we went out to our favorite Thai restaurant. It has become our Monday tradition , yum!!!!! While having lunch we decided to visit the local zoo.We haven't been to this zoo in a few years so it was great to see all the new exhibits. The boys really had a great time especially when they went on a camel ride. I think I was more nervous than them watching and taking photos. On Tuesday ( last day before hubby goes back to work) we stayed mostly inside because it was so hot out but at night when it cooled off we went on our favorite lake walk again.This time my daughter and baby Weston met us there so that was fun.We took the baby on the beach and sat him in the sand for the first time. Overall it was a fun weekend without stress for us that is rare,lol!!!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Today I am cleaning my room and dressing room.I thought I would post a dress that I found this weekend at Forever 21.I usually go to Forever 21 about every 6 weeks or so when we have hair clients in another town.They live in a beautiful neighborhood that has a great mall.So after we finish working we take a trip to the mall for lunch and I pop in a few stores. I usually power shop when I am there.I basically scan the store real quick( I usually have hubby and boys with).I wish I had more time to really look but I have had good luck with this technique out of necessity!!!! I just go to what catches my eye.I have a thing for vintage looks such as ruffles,pinks,lace,beading,etc. While scanning I came upon this pink pleated vintage feeling dress. I loved the color (dusty pink) and the beaded collar. This dress also has a longer back than the front which I thought was a great detail. What I like about that store is the price.It was only $30 which is a bargain. I have had good luck with the quality of the clothes.I figure I can wear them for as along as they last and not feel bad since the price is great. I have another pink dress from there that I bought about 3 or 4 years ago and I get so many compliments on it when I wear it you would think it was from a high end store,lol!!!! So today I put it on my mannequin to take some shots and play around a bit. I also took photos of my head band collection. It makes me happy to see my pretty stuff all displayed and not just laying around the room,lol!!!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Not much new around here.We are always busy running around with work and kids.Today I am going to catch up on house work and laundry,fun!!!!! LOL!!!! Here are random photos from our family.

Thursday, June 7, 2012