Monday, October 20, 2014

Around the house with ceiling light sizes...

It's that time of year when lighting and furniture is on sale...probably perfect timing in order to get everyone's homes ready for the holidays. I am still in denial that it is that time of year already. A couple of years ago we decided to switch out the lighting in our dining room, living room and added a light above our kitchen table that I am still infatuated with to this day. The above picture is the light in our living room. What a bright idea it was..hee hee (I will have to tell you the story about my first choice that wouldn't fit through the front door nor any other door in our home on another post).  

Lighting can make such a big difference in changing the look and feel of a room. Although I don't think there are any rules when it comes to decorating, there are some guidelines that you can loosely follow when deciding on what size of lighting would be the right size for your room. So just in case you are in the market for a new light this formula might help you...

Add the length and width of the room in feet, convert to inches and that number will give you the diameter of what your light should be.

Check here, here or here for lighting inspiration!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Favorites...

 It is really starting to feel like fall here in Houston and I can't stop thinking about wearing my sweaters & flannel plaid tops. Actually, now that I think about it...getting out my warmer clothes is on my list of things to do this weekend. It seems like all Fall, print patterns have been calling my name. I have enough leopard & cheetah, but I have been on the hunt for the perfect buffalo plaid shirt that isn't sold out in my size! I have been so disappointed lately at my misfortune and the mere thought of me going through this season without a buffalo plaid shirt is really disheartening...Help! I might have to settle on this jacket. What is your favorite buffalo plaid right now?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Try It Tuesday with Zucchini...

Who doesn't love a good pasta dish...especially a healthy one? I've been eating zucchini noodles now for awhile but have kept it pretty simple with a marinara sauce. I love the crunch when I bite into these, they just scream freshness, plus they are just too much fun to make. BTW the easiest way to make the noodles is with a spiralizer and there a few options to choose from here. So while I was browsing on one of my favorite athletic apparel sites this raw, vegan & gluten-free zucchini recipe caught my eye. It was so easy to make, although I did prep the "parmesan" & pesto sauce ahead to save time. Click here for the recipe and below are a few pictures of this zucchetto pesto in the making. 
The recipes doesn't tell you this step but after spiralizing my zucchini I salt it and put it on paper towels while it sweats for about 30 minutes. If you skip this step your dish will be very watery. Notice the water from the above picture.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Around the house...DIY

Lately our weekends have involved some kind of home project-big or small. As a lot of you know I've been on the hunt for outdoor dining furniture and still haven't found a 60" round table that I can have STAT. We went all summer with only two chairs and with cooler weather here there was no choice but to add a couple more chairs to our mix so we would all have a place to break bread. I ordered two stackable chairs here that will tie us over until I find exactly what I want. Yes, I know they don't match or even flow with what I have going on (don't judge) but they were on sale, they are stackable and will be great for extra seating. Plus they are gray and will tie in great with our next set. As you will see below our table & the two matching chairs needed an overhaul. We headed to Home Depot to pick up 4 cans of spray paint and in a couple of hours we had ourselves a brand new outdoor table, chairs and three lanterns. 

We had enough paint leftover to give our rusty lanterns a makeover. FYI-the glass easily comes out to make painting a breeze. Glad I didn't throw these out in the trash!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Favorites-GAP does it again...

I spent last Sunday in this outfit and it's a contender for my fall "uni." TBH (to be honest as my daughter would put it) I could have slept in this if I hadn't been sitting at my son's baseball game during the's that comfortable as you can see from the smile on my face. The Gap is always game on when it comes to comfortable and basic pieces. Ignore that I don't have "my lips on" but it was Sunday so we can let it slide right? Most importantly remember to Love Yourself because that's where it all starts and find some more inspiration from good hYOUman.  I'm looking forward to our three day weekend because we most desperately need a break from the daily grind. Here's a few other favorites of mine below and Happy Friday Y'all!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Zara for the win...

Can we just stop and talk obsess over this sweater today from Zara? Y'all know how I can't pass up a good gray sweatshirt but I'm pretty sure I won't let this gorgeous sweater slip by either. This would be perfect to add to my fall sweater collection. The color? The slits? The length with my favorite skinnies? What do you think? Oh the options are endless and the price is so good. Zara for the win!
//photos courtesy of zara//

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Try It Tuesday...Home Yoga Practice

This past month I signed up for an on-line subscription yoga class through Udaya. Why? #1- Because it is a free month trial period and B- it's something I've been wanting to try for awhile now.  I have enjoyed it and being in the comfort of your own home is always good idea. I can practice anytime and have access to so many different classes and time options. Have y'all tried at home workout sites? Although it's always fun practicing yoga with a group, sometimes there are days where I just want to get my workout in as soon as the kids leave the house in the morning and not have to drive anywhere. Like today, I just finished a 40 minute vinyasa class and I have so much energy to get me through the day. Cute yoga clothes from here also help me keep my energy levels up!
//photo cred to my husband//
See you can do yoga anywhere. Last weekend I had to stop, drop and yoga during my run! I'm participating in a #LetsGetFlexy challenge for the month of October and each day you have to post a picture of yourself doing a certain pose. See my other poses on my Instagram  and remember #yogaeverydamnday 

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