Gardening – Okay, gardening might be stretching it, but I picked up some indoor plants this weekend at Walmart. It’s only the beginning of February and cabin fever has already set in. I’m doing whatever I can to freshen things up in the house. More on that project later.
Drink – I busted out the big wine glasses on Saturday night and somehow found myself watching Bring It On. Surprisingly, it was kind of a perfect evening. Spirit fingers!
Test Message Fashion Show – I mentioned this before, but a few friends and I will soon be heading on a cruise so we are building our cruise wardrobes. Since my BFF and I don’t live near one another, we are forced to have “Text Message Fashion Shows.” I highly recommend them. This was our most recent one. Too much fun!
Wear - Have you heard of Kiel James Patrick? I might be kind of obsessed. Basically, it’s a brand / man / company that makes these beautiful nautically inspired accessories. After falling madly for this particular one, I had to have one for my very own. Although the first size I ordered is a little tight (I’ve already sent for a replacement.), it’s true love! I have heard that the company will be releasing a new spring line any day now. Be on the look out!
Cook – While it’s nowhere near by birthday, I stumbled across these Birthday Cake Pancakes from Pennies on a Platter and immediately starting craving birthday cake. What a smart and fun idea for a special birthday breakfast. (It’s my opinion that on your birthday you should eat as much cake as is humanly possible!)
Celebrate - How adorable are these gold painted animal candle holders from The Sweetest Occasion? So genius and weird, but it makes perfect sense. The fact that they are gold is even better because gold and I are BFF lately. I think I need these on my next birthday cake.
Decorate – Speaking of gold, you’ll have to check out my latest on BHG’s Style Spotters blog. I totally fell in love with this vignette from one of their latest photo shoots. I’m not sure what it is about this picture, but it hits all of my design sweet spots. The blue chair, the splash of green, and the asymmetrically hung gold mirror. It’s magic. Anyway, I did a little round up of gold mirrors here, if you’d like to check it out.
Bake – My brother had a Super Bowl party yesterday (How killer was Beyonce by the way?!), so I whipped up a batch of Chocolate Coconut Bars (a.k.a. Hello Dollies). I’ll be sharing the recipe soon.
Change - Well, Christmas is finally coming down in the Gift Shoppe. Yeah, I know it’s already February. I try and stretch Christmas out as long as possible with a big New Year Sale. I also don’t start getting new merchandise until February. It may be weird, but it works. So, with new merchandise on its way, it’s time to make spring happen – on the inside at least.
Read – Gretchen Ruben’s The Happiness Project has been on my “must-read” list for quite some time. I finally decided to break it open this weekend and I’m finding myself flying through it. Her advice is exactly what I need right now. I’m so glad I decided to dive in. Have you read it yet? Thoughts?
Hope you had a super weekend! What exciting things did you do or find?
This post first appeared on Inspired by Charm on 2/4/2013.