How I'd like to live today....

How I'd like to live today....
How cool are these chairs?  Yep, really cool...and to think they could be made out of pillows...

I am in love with the lace and neck line on this top...and this girl loves a good bow...

Yep...this is how I've been feeling lately....somebody get a camera and take a picture...I heart this photo.

This image has inspired me to paint one of my cabinets in a similar fashion...now that I'm done with my terrace...the girl needs a new project.

I'm digging this summer bedding...so cool.
Have a great weekend and thanks for reading....if you want to see what I'm up to this weekend...you have to follow me on Instagram....#soulpretty.

TA-DA!!!!!

SIGH!  I did it!  Yes.  Did that! (sorry...that's my new favorite saying...smile)
I can't give a blow by blow post of how it happened...I just walked 3.5 miles and I'm tired...but, I didn't want to leave you guys hanging...so, I'm posting a couple of photos of my fab new terrace...blood, sweat and tears people...but, sooooo worth it...
More on how it all went down later in the week...
For now I will just enjoy the fruits of my labor...margarita anyone?







Okay...just in case you forgot how far we have come...here's a little reminder.
 ...this was my terrace just this past weekend...

 ...and this was all the junk I had to find a place for...not an easy task people...but, I did it...

...Oh.  Remember this little bugger?  Well, she's pretty now, right?
...no money was spent to make this transformation happen...I already owned everything you see...most of it from the thrift store...

Weekend in review...

So...let me just give you guys a quick update on what went on around here this weekend...
I told you I would be working on my terrace this weekend...and I did...just not as much as I hoped...
...You see...Mini sprung a surprise school performance on me this weekend...apparently, her school planned to take all the singers from the school play out to the Botanical Gardens to perform at the Intergenerational Garden...Yeah...Saturday...we had to be there at 9 am...It was hot as heck...and I was not prepared...



...this young lady was prepared...she wore the cutest summer dress...I just had to get a photo of the back...ideas for my...uhmp...maxi dress...remember that...?


...you gotta love teenagers...just look at how they are looking at Mini and her partner...lol.
...bored much kids?

...no they are so cute and kind...I love these kids.

...ah, yeah...we had a sugar buffet...

...just look at how many cookies Mini had on her plate...and yep...she ate them all...

Now, back to my terrace...
...after much rest from the heat...I got back to my terrace...See those screws?  Well, I didn't like looking at them...So, off to Home Depot I went and picked up 3 additional 1"x4" to put over the screws for a cleaner more finished look...

...ah yes...that's better...and I picked up a gallon, sigh of weatherproofing deck and fence stain for just $7.00 from the opps paint section...it was already tinted...
...so I got busy re-staining the fence with it...I  L.O.V.E. how it turned out...

...on to the rest of this non-sense...yeah.  UGH!  That's Mini's old headboard...soon to be back in her room...
This may take longer than I thought...I had to clean the floors...clean the rug...find another area to store all this ...

...and remember that day bed I was dreaming of making out of Mini's old headboard...
Ah, yeah not...after pricing all the components needed to make that happen...I decided to bring back my old trusty love seat...don't you love it...?
I have had it for over 10 years...must of those years on the terrace...being lovingly faded by the sun...It's still good and strong...and it will do another year.

nice...they don't make furniture like this anymore...smile.

I also made my way to the nursery for their 50% off sale...I pick up so much stuff...and spent just $38.00...WOO HOO...Here's a sneak peek...I did get them planted last night...and they look really happy this morning...




...this is how the terrace stands right now.  Making progress...but, it's supposed to be 90 degrees in the NYC today...and my living room air conditioner is not working...UGH!  I'm waiting on the repair man to fix it...sweating.  Stay tuned.

It's Going Down This Weekend...

O.K...it's going down this weekend...said with crossed fingers.  My terrace make-over that is.
I'm heading out to the garden center today...they are having a 50% off sale...let's see what I can get to liven this place up a bit...Oh yeah, sidebar, I have done nothing else with the dress I started this week...
Design ADD people...I gotta focus.  Back to my terrace...



Yeah...those trees went back to Home Depot yesterday...FAIL...they took them back with no questions asked.  Thanks Home Depot!


...now for a little inspiration and motivation I have these images.
I love the idea of hanging things from the fence...hum.

this is so me...mixture of patterns and textures...I'm making my day bed this weekend too...stay tuned for that...said with fingers crossed behind my back.


...more pattern and bohemian goodness.


I love all the potted plants and the fireplace...sigh. 


I love this too...I'm still a shabby chic girl at heart...so romantic

...and then there is this modern contemporary feel...I know...I'm all over the place on this one...stay tuned to see how it all turns out...Have a great weekend!


Creating my Maxi Dress

I woke up this morning feeling a little inspired...so I pulled out my fabric and began draping the Maxi Dress i've been thinking about for weeks now...then I hit a snag...




Should it have long sleeves...short sleeves...or no sleeves...?






I'm not sure right now...I'm going to go on my walk (it's been over 10 days since my last walk) and clear my mind...maybe it will look different when I return.

Milk Maid Braid Tutorial

Here is the Faux Headband Tutorial I promised you...

This is Shirley, a college student, studying mathematics...she has a passion for fashion...make-up and hair...she lives in London.  Shirley's beautiful YouTube channel and blog are a must see.  Check it out and be inspired.  Beauty and brains...a can't lose combination if you ask me...

How I'd Like to Live Today...sigh.

there are no words for how I feel about this room...especially that credenza!  Sigh.  I must have one...I'm sure I can find something at the thrift store that can be DIY'd in such a way...but, how would I get it to hang from the wall...my walls barely hold a picture frame.  Sigh.


I'd love to have a day to just wander around an old book store...alone.

I'm still in love with this room make-over by HGTV and Emily Hendersen...check out her blog for more inspirational make-overs and videos!

...just look the these kitchen cabinets...sigh...and counter tops...sigh...love.

I'll just park this outfit inspiration pic here...seeing that I have everything needed to recreate this look in my closet...perfect.

...So, I took my hair out...and I'm in need of a good warm weather, frizz proof style...this faux braided headband is perfect...Just braid a couple of strands of extension hair...secure it on both ends with rubber bands and wrap around your head...using hair pins to secure it to your head...I'll post a DIY video later today from one of my favorite fashion bloggers...stay tuned.

Oh...how I'd love to work on the day bed for my terrace...this one is just perfect.  Love.
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