Archives for June 2014



4th of July Moodboard 21. Straws // 2. String Lights // 3. Drink Glass // 4. Condiment Set // 5. Food Basket // 6. Drink Tub // 7. Food Basket Liners // 8. Runner // 9. Mason Jar Drink Dispenser

Happy Monday and more importantly happy four day week and upcoming 3 day weekend!  Yippee!!!  I personally feel like every weekend should be a three day weekend, but clearly no one is asking me!!  Anyway being that Friday is the Fourth of July (and the Husby’s birthday), I decided that this week’s posts would be 4th of July / Land of the Free inspired!  To kick things off, I put together a 4th of July party moodboard, because what kind of 4th of July would it be without some kind of party, fireworks show, or bbq bash!  Personally being that it’s the Hubster’s big day (he’s such a Yankee Doodle Dandy), we have a jam packed weekend of festivities.  I plan to take lots of pictures and share how the whole shindig goes down, stay tuned for a post near you!





Happy Friday!  Any weekend projects planned?  No me neither, but I wanted to share how I spent a part of last weekend with you.  Maybe even inspire you…wink wink!  Like many of you, I live in a condo with limited closet space. This wouldn’t be such a problem except 1) I am completely obsessed with household organization and 2) I have a shoe buying obsession that’s gotten a little A LOT out of control. As you can imagine my “I have to have them” mentality was really starting to clash with my “everything has to have a place” mentality.  Queue the closet panic attack.


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Most organization experts suggest that for each new item you bring into your closet, you get rid of one old item. Blah Blah Blah…..This might work for some people, but lets be serious, if you’re like me and subscribe to the “I might wear those someday” or “aaww they really are cute I should keep them” thinking then it’s pretty unlikely that this “one in/one out” process is ever going to happen.

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picture one sernikWhat do you love about summer?  Well if you’re like me, summer means VACATION!  And while I don’t have an upcoming trip planned just yet, I’m itching to get one on the calendar PRONTO!!!  When I think about summer vacation, I can’t help but think of my summer trips to Poland as a kid.  See my parents moved to the United States in the 80’s before I was born.  So as a kid I took many summer trips to Poland to visit the most amazing Babcia (grandma) a girl could have.  Apart from being absolutely amazing in every way, my Babcia is also one of the best cooks/bakers I know.  This meant a pretty sizable weight gain for me, but we don’t need to go into that!
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style / beauty


I have gray hair….there I said it!  What used to be one random gray hair, has become a bunch of random gray hairs.  I honestly don’t know what did it, turning 30, stress over the past three years from grad school, but I’m definetely beyond the point of being able to pluck these annoying little suckers.  While I could just embrace a more “mature” look, I’m not there yet and quite frankly I’m not sure I’ll ever be there.  So hello world of hair color… I come….running!


SOURCE: eSalon


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style / beauty


FINALIt’s no secret that I’m completely obsessed with beauty products.  Always have been, always will be….FACT!  Recently, I’ve really been into finding natural products to incorporate into my beauty routine (this started with the whole restoring balance back into my life quest…yada yada).  Anyway, I couldn’t wait to share a new star and obsession.  I present to you Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (you can use any brand but this is what I use).
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