December 29, 2012

This and That...New Year's Eve


Wear this chic sequin dress while you toss that golden confetti in the air at midnight...



New Year's Eve Appetizer...


It seems so fitting to share this delicious recipe by my Instagram friend, Marina, author of the blog Yummy Mummy Kitchen. She created this glitzy, yet simple hors d'oeuvre to help us ring in the new year! Thanks Marina! Click here to see the recipe and check out her fun blog!


Click here to see if you are the Serena and Lily Giveaway Winner!




December 28, 2012

Chic New Year's Eve Party Ideas

{make clocks and wine stoppers to make your party more festive}

{add sparkly poms poms to your champagne glasses}


{set all the clocks in the house to go off at midnight}

{design fun little signs for yummy appetizers}

{place glowing candles on the mantle and light a nice fire}


{wear a pretty New Year's Eve dress}

{have a plan (tons of confetti) ready for midnight..}

{try this DIY tinsel ball drop}

What I'm Loving Now...


1. Bandeau Tank in Scroll Print  2. Classic Cat Eye Sunglasses  3. Collection Cashmere Waffle Sweater 4. Anchor Charm Bracelet  5. Pajama Set in Anchor Print  6. Nadia Moccasin  7. Sheer Stripe Tunic  8. Color Drop Necklace  9. Alexa Sandal  10. Stretch Denim Jacket | Vintage Cotton Tank | Pencil Skirt in Scroll Print | Kira Metallic Sandals

December 26, 2012

Instagram Lately...

{so happy I bought this beautiful sweater from Banana Republic...it's what I wore to Uncle Frank and Aunt Terry's house Christmas night}
 
Hope everyone had a great Christmas! Here's a tiny glimpse into my Christmas day that I shared on Instagram.

{I'm always excited to stuff the stockings with money, Mrs. Field's peanut butter cookies, and a few special surprises like Nike socks and baseball shades :)}

{The boys slept in a little Christmas morning and I was able to drink two cups of coffee before they got up}
 
 
 

 

December 23, 2012

Little Thoughts About This Time of the Year

{the last time I made a snowman my oldest son was a year old...that was 17 years ago...}

I'm sitting here drinking my must have cup of coffee while I blog and began thinking about little things that are making me happy at this moment.  I want to thank my readers who have been with me for the full two years and to all of you who are new to Chic Coastal Living.  I feel that my blog is an extension of my life that fulfills many things for me in regards to design and inspiration. Making friends was an added bonus and a big blessing! I wouldn't dream of going a day of blogging without visiting some of my favorite sites and reading the sweet comments on each of my posts. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

God bless you & Merry Christmas
With Love,
Desiree

{it is the night of our dear Savior's birth...}

{I'm so excited about my boys opening up their gifts on Christmas morning}

{...if I had a fancy Christmas party to attend, I would be wearing this pretty little number}

{Jesus is the Reason for the Season}



Enter my Serena and Lily Giveaway!




December 22, 2012

Serena and Lily Giveaway

CLOSED:
Winner is Haley from Tiny Bits of Boo!

Chic Coastal Living is giving away a two beautiful throw pillow covers from Serena and Lily. These Bark Jaipur Pillow Covers add the perfect dose of color to any room. 

Made of soft 100% cotton canvas with a hidden zip closure. 

20" square

Giveaway Entry Rules

1. Follow Chic Coastal Living (side bar) and leave a comment saying so.

Additional Chances to Win
1. Follow Chic Coastal Living on Instagram
2. Follow Chic Coastal Living on Facebook
3. Follow Chic Coastal Living on Twitter
(leave a separate comment for each)

Thank you for entering! 
The giveaway winner will be announced on December 26th!


Three Things...

{green and black wrapping color scheme}

{lovely holly inspired Christmas cake}

{simple holiday table setting}




images: 1, 2, 3


December 20, 2012

Dreaming of the Beach...


I'm looking forward to flip flops and sandy beaches...This winter my family and I will be spending some time at a place on the water and I'm loving these gorgeous pieces from two of my favorite designers...

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10

Last day to save 30% off of everything at J.CREW-Use Code Celebrate



December 17, 2012

Hamptons Style Home...

This gorgeous five bedroom home is located in Rosedale, one of Toronto's most prestigious neighborhoods. I was drawn to the millwork that was used throughout the home and decided that I needed to save this casa on my blog for future reference! I'm about to buy a rug for my room  makeover and this one would be perfect for the space that I'm working on. I also love the navy blue and white pillows and exquisite pottery...definitely gets me excited about the warmer months ahead of me! I'd love to hear your thoughts about this Hamptons style home...






See more images of this home by clicking here...

Project by McGill Design Group

Peek Inside Guiliana and Bill Rancic's New LA Home


Wow! Was I a happy camper to see a peek inside Guiliana and Bill Rancic's new LA home today. It's no surprise to me that their home is elegant and lovely.  I could see right from the start of their marriage that they had excellent taste! I love so many things that they incorporated into this chic home! It's so exciting to see such great style on a Monday! The photos are courtesy of The Style Network.


 Would you agree that this porch is perfection! Definitely a chic coastal living look!

 Nautical baby room! Love the octopus artwork and the port hole mirror! 

Paddle boards, nautical knot and lamp base! Cute!

Perfect white kitchen! ...and the table looks like it's from Williams Sonoma Home or Restoration Hardware.

 Last day for the FUN SALE at J.CREW! Use code WISHLIST

December 16, 2012

My Weekend...

 {went to J.Crew to pick up some Fair Isle socks before they sell out and got distracted by this lovely piece of jewelry...}

{I'm making some final touches to my Set Sail room makeover with a jackpot of goodies I found at HomeGoods...I'm excited to show everyone soon!}

{my heart was broken to hear the terrible news that happened Friday. My thoughts and prayers this weekend have been for the families involved and will continue...}


Thanks for following Chic Coastal Living!
XO,
Desiree

P.S. I decided to change the the ability for anonymous readers to leave comments.  My spam box was getting way out of control and honestly it's been very nice to not have my mailbox filled to the rim with junk emails. I apologize for the inconvenience this will be to my legit anonymous readers.  I will be looking into how I can avoid the spam. If any of you know what I can do, please let me know. Thank you!


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