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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Code Red!!!

So in about 45 minuets I will be officially on vacation until June 6th! I know, it's OK to be a bit jealous. But if it makes you feel any better, I've been in serious need of a vacation for months. And now it's finally here.
You may be thinking, what are you going to do the whole time you're not at work.... well.... I don't have to do a darn thing. That's the best thing about vacations.

However, we are travelling for part of the stint. We are headed to sunny San Diego. {insert obvious Anchorman quote here}.

I blogged a little about it before, where you can see here. We plan on going to the world famous zoo, a day trip to LA, Coronado Island, the Beach, and the Gaslamp district. We want to see and do as much as possible. So excited to be in sunny Cali!

But we couldn't get through the trip planning process without a little drama. We decided to rent a condo since there would be 3 couples going. This way we could still all be together, have our own rooms, and have a kitchen so we don't need to eat out for every meal. We found a great little place for the right price and booked it.

Well last night, (2 days before we are supposed to be there) we get a call saying the condo is flooded and we are S.O.L.

My first reaction:

But great thanks to our friends. We have since found a last minuet new place. It's just as great and for about the same price. Disaster avoided!
We do have our own private pool. -- ahhh! vacation!

Check back in sometime next week.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Tornado in Joplin, MO

I just can't believe these photos. I am really feeling for everyone and their families. All of you are in my prayers. Take a moment and look at the devastation. Find more here

This is the hospital

Joplin High School

Friday, May 20, 2011

New Inspiration

So anyone who knows me, knows that my drink of choice is wine! I definitely have my favorites but can always find enjoyment in any glass. I've been collecting old corks for a while now. Currently they are all sitting in multiple vases in my kitchen window. But today I came across this idea!

All you need is some heavy duty cardboard, glue gun, and your corks!!! I think this would be so cute in my kitchen. Now on to find the perfect H in the perfect font!

What do you guys think?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Nate Berkus

So my fabulous mother turned me on to Nate Berkus. I totally suggest DVR because some of the stuff doesn't always strike my interest. However, there are some great ideas on that show.
For instance...
Taking a great fabric and covering the back of your bookshelf. I think its great because you can easily switch it in and out to match your decor. It also adds a little pop of color.
I also love using old photos or black and white ones and putting them on old platters. Such a unique way to display your treasures.

These ideas and more can be found here!

What do you think?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Shopping for Vacation

So on Monday I went to the mall to find some great pieces for our upcoming trip to San Diego. Gosh I can't tell you how excited I am to go. It's pretty much all I think about and it consuming my time. I usually get anxiety on what to pack. The weather looks pretty nice (especially compared to the rainy KC weather) but I think it could get cool in the evenings. Like any other girl, I tend to over pack. You never know what outfit you're going to want to wear. Plus I know layers is a must have to go from day to night. I'm still in search for the perfect beach bag, a bright red lipstick, and a great beach book. Might just head to Target to see what I can find. And if anyone can give me tips on how to get my blond locks looking like the ultimate Cali girl with beach waves, I'd greatly appreciate it.
So far here are the new additions to my vacation summer wardrobe.

I found these perfect day to night sandals at Aldo. Gorgeous! (but I bought mine in white)
And NY & Company was having a buy 2, get one free sale. So I feel in love with these shorts. They are very cute and could be worn during the day but could easily become a dressy short with the right top and shoes. An easy day to night switch with these. So why not have 3 pairs?

I also came home with these two tops! So cute!!!

You like?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dream Vacation Part 2

So after an unforgettable European vacation... I'd travel to the French Polynesian Islands.
I mean who wouldn't want to be here....

you know I would be in one of those huts too!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Dream Vacation Part 1

Besides day dreaming about the ultimate dream home, I also tend to dream about ultimate vacations. Now don't get me wrong, I am super excited about our big trip to San Diego and 2 more weeks can't get here soon enough... But if I had unlimited vacation time off work and unlimited funds.

I would fly from KC to London.....
London Baby!!! 

Then Travel throughout Europe going to see the major capitals.

London to Brussels
Brussels to Amsterdam
Amsterdam to Berlin
Berlin to Prague
Prague to Vienna
Vienna to Rome
Rome to Bern

 Bern to Paris 

Paris back to KC, MO

Where would you go? What would you do?