Tuesday, June 29, 2010

sneak peek

vale la pena... {translation: worth the 3 days it took me to do the stripes!}

Monday, June 28, 2010

cupcakes or pies?

i might try my hand at these for the 4th of july...


Saturday, June 26, 2010

back to the point

it has struck me lately that as women we need to be reminded of this:

it is not a contest.

it is not about who throws the best party. who has the nicest decorated house. life is not about those things.

if we live life like it is a contest, we will exhaust ourselves and waste our time.

the point of this blog is only to give ideas if you want to do projects or throw parties. the point is not to give pressure that you are supposed to do those things. they just happen to be my hobby. that is why i do it. it is fun. not necessary, but fun.

if you find decorating and throwing parties fun, then this blog is for you. to give you ideas i have done. to share with you blogs i have found useful.

because here is my confession. i am completely unoriginal. i am 100% a copy cat.

and that is ok. because it is all about fun and not a contest of originality.

and that is the point.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

quick, i need a reason to throw a party...

because i found this blog.

oh no.

too many good ideas. {which is great, i can copy them! no need to be original here!}

like this one...

and this one...

not to mention this idea...

and that one...

or another one...

i could go on and on, so just check it out!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

white is right

so people ask me what color i am planning on painting the baby's room.

the answer?



aren't kids room supposed to be bright and flashy?

well, there will be some bright. maybe a touch of flash to her room, but i also want it to be calming. peaceful. a place of sleep.

Rie eclectic kids

Restyled Home eclectic kids

so, this week, i will be painting her white walls white.

Friday, June 18, 2010


in the midst of a baby room project and i am thinking about my fireplace room/den.

it needs help.

i have tried to be patient. my timeline is to do it in november after i've recovered from a c-section and hopefully am getting decent sleep.

but, i have been thinking about the room.

some ideas?

yep, love the big map.

at least that is a start...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

wedding decor-dinator

this was a new job for me. sure it was party planning, but a wedding?? that is serious stuff.

and it was seriously fun.

the theme was rustic elegance. complete with a candy buffet for the young and the young at heart.