November 30, 2012

Shades of Gray...

Love these inspirations for a neutral toned beach house...grays and shades of blue.  I've been updating some of my rooms and used these images to guide me.  

I really appreciate simple, elegant, comfortable rooms.

Sun-kissed Getaway...Tory Burch Resort 2013

Tory Burch's recent trip to the Almafi Coast inspired her Resort 2013 collection. Soft Whites and seafoam green, with shades of pink, purple and blue.

November 28, 2012

Desiree's Playlist:: Holiday Music

2. Holly Jolly Christmas -Michael Buble
3. I'll Be Home For Christmas - Lady Antebellum
5.  Winter Wonderland - Blake Shelton
6. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Lady Antebellum
7. Adeste Fidelis - Andrea Bocelli
8. Sleigh Ride - Kenny G
9. White Christmas - Frank Sinatra
10. Silver Bells - Brad Paisley

Every year I love to update my Christmas playlist with a few classics and soon- to-be classics.  Here's what I'm listening to this Christmas season...

November 27, 2012

Family Style Beach House


This is for all of you beach house lovers! I have been busy as an elf preparing a beachy room make-over that I will be sharing with all of you very soon and seeing this Coastal Living beach house all decked out for Christmas makes me even more excited!  It is such a treat to be able to update a room before the holidays! Here's a hint of what I used in the room make-over...weathered wood. It is perfect for a beach house and definitely family friendly.  Take a good look at this home featured in the Coastal Living Magazine, and note how they used weathered wood to create a relaxed family getaway.

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November 26, 2012

Happy Cyber Monday...

The sales seem to never end! I totally forgot that today was Cyber Monday!'s a great chance to get a few of those things you really wanted! Happy shopping!

November 23, 2012

Black Friday Sales...

J.CREW 25% off of your entire purchase, Plus free on $150 or more with code COLOR25


Madewell 25% off and free shipping on everything! Use code TREAT

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I am surely stuffed and will be running a few miles later today...
Today is a great day to buy some things on your list that haven't been on sale!
Here are a few favorite's on my wish list...

The BCBG Black Friday Event is Here! Shop the Best Looks at Up to 50% Off: Dresses, Skirts, Boots, Bags, & More! 11/21 - 11/26

What I'm Loving Now...

1. J.CREW Printed iPhone Cases here, here & here 2. FACE Nailpolish 3. SISTERS OF LOS ANGELES Rocks Glasses 4. J.CREW Jabonar a Marianella Soap 5. MADEWELL Sequin Shorts 6. J.CREW Collection Sasha Snakeskin Pumps 7. TORY BURCH Pacey Flat Sandal 8. J.CREW Double Cloth Slim Trench & Double Cloth Lady Day Coat 9. J.CREW Anchor Key Chain 10. J.CREW Fair Isle Trouser Socks 11. J.CREW Pocket Datebook

November 22, 2012


...if only every turkey looked like this one.

Why didn't I think of this?

Thanksgiving dinner tablescape on the beach...

Thank you for reading my blog and inspiring me to continue this fun journey! I pray that each and everyone of you have a beautiful Thanksgiving day surrounded by your loved ones...

God bless you!


November 21, 2012

Beachside Cottage in South Africa

I was drawn to this beachside home because my father currently works in Africa and has taken the most beautiful pictures of the coast there. He even brought me back a gorgeous shell that I am using as an accessory in a room make-over (to be revealed soon). This charming little cottage is located in South Africa and is what Coastal Living Magazine calls a natural wonder.  With it's neutral palette and small doses of color here and there it blends in very well with the beach. ahhhh...

LADIES! Black Friday Sales have started at some of my favorite stores already!


I'll show you what I just ordered this morning later today!

Don't forget to enter the $50 credit to Tiny Prints here! You can use this win to purchase business, holiday and any special celebration cards! 

November 20, 2012

My First Outfit Post...

Sequin Tank: Banana Republic | Toothpick Cords: J.Crew (on sale) | Patent Tortoise Capri Sandals: J.Crew   
Nailpolish: Essie (Recessionista)

These pictures were taken using Instagram this weekend and I decided to ask my followers whether or not I should buy this gorgeous sequin tank and I received an unanimous "YES"! So I bought it! 

I paired this tank with these pants and they look perfect together! 

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$50 Holiday Card Giveaway


I am excited to host another giveaway on my blog! Tiny Prints is graciously giving away a $50 credit to one of my chic readers.  Their Holiday 2012 Collection has arrived and it is a beautiful assortment of cards with many colors and stylish fonts to choose from. Personalizing the cards with your family names makes them extra special and is a perfect way to help you remember this holiday season. I also want to add that Tiny Prints has really outdone themselves this year! All of their cards are now made of their most luxurious cardstock yet, a new Premium DoubleThick Matte, which makes them durable, long lasting and does not cost extra to mail. Enter the giveaway below and make sure to check out the Tiny Prints special offer page!

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