Friday, September 30, 2011

Loving these bookends!

These bookends could not just be for books, but could also hold purses on a shelf or dresser- a little more creative. I do like how the books color coordinate with the bookends and give the white dresser a pop of color. And I'm loving the pink, of course!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Birthday Suitcase

There’s always a good reason to travel, but the best of all is a birthday, particularly when it’s your own. I love a good surprise party as much as the next birthday girl, but social etiquette kind of frowns on planning it for oneself. Instead, book a getaway that will leave you equally amazed. 
- Erika Thormahlen.

I received this excerpt through Tablet Hotels in a weekly email about traveling. It just so happened to be sent a few days before my birthday. Not that I could afford (in time or money) to jet away on a fabulous vacation, but it sounds like a perfect way to treat yourself each year. And, I'd much rather book a getaway than have a surprise party. But, that's just me! Even better? Bring those friends with you!

My top vacation spots to visit (one day):
1. Greek Islands
2. Fuji: in a hut on the water!
3. San Francisco's Sonoma Valley
4. Costa Rica
5. Australia

Read the rest of this writer's travel ritual called "The Birthday Suitcase" here.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Today I turn 32! My baby girl is the best birthday gift ever. She is the sweetest and most beautiful baby. I fall more in love with her everyday. She loves to smile and laugh, play with her toys, sit in her Bumbo seat, go for walks, and read books. I miss her when I put her down to sleep and look forward to seeing her smiling face when I walk into her nursery each morning. We have so much fun together and I cherish every moment together with her. She is the best thing that has ever happened to me!

Back to Blogging!

Before I had my baby my blog focused mostly on the "decor" part in "Luscious Life and Decor." Since having my baby I haven't been able to find the time to blog. Now with her longer nap times I'm anxious to start writing again. However, this time around my blog will emphasize more on the "life" part of my blog. I still plan to blog about home decor, decorating, entertaining, and all that fun stuff, but I'll also be blogging about life in general, especially now that I'm a new stay at home Mom to my amazing daughter, Ellie. Thank you for reading!