Interior Design: French Quarter Haven

I took my first trip ever to New Orleans this past January and those of you that have been before understand – wow. That’s the only word I can use to describe the vibrant and lively French Quarter. Not only is the neighborhood unlike anywhere else in the world for nightlife, but the immense amount of history is breathtaking. The blocks and homes look like they’ve been frozen in time and have this wonderful Spanish feel. And don’t even get me started on the colors! From pastel pink to mint green, you could find a condo in your favorite shade, no problem.

Obviously, as my friend and I walked through the neighborhoods (drink in hand, because you can do that there), we wondered how people lived there and what their homes were like. So when I stumbled across this home tour, I was so excited to find that the homes (at least this one) are exactly how I imagined them to be – intensely colorful and full of life, just like the city itself.

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Recipe: 4 Ingredient No-bake Sea Salt and Cream Cheese Oreo Balls

Ok yes, I’m a little late to the Oreo ball insanity. Maybe you’ve been there, done that. BUT  I have to tell you this Oreo ball recipe has to be the most requested thing I get when I offer to bring food to a party or event. And I don’t mind because it’s so easy to put together – only requires 4 ingredients and no baking! You really can run to the grocery store and throw these together the night of a party and you gotta love that about a recipe. Plus it’s been a huge crowd pleaser so far since everyone likes Oreos (the dough is made of crack or something). So if you’re looking for a last minute, easy to make dessert recipe, look no further!
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7 Perfect Anti-Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

It’s that time of year again where chubby babies with arrows and disgusting heart-shaped candies abound. Yuck. I think I’ve made my stance on the whole Valentine’s Day nonsense clear before and, in case you were wondering, it hasn’t really changed. Maybe I’m just romantically challenged, I don’t know. But what I do know is every year for Valentine’s Day, I technically have a Valentine and I always ask to receive nothing, because I don’t want anything. Seriously. I definitely sit firmly in the “you should show your special person that you think they’re special all year long” boat. So Valentine’s Day is just crowded, noisy, and annoying. But if you know someone like me and still insist on getting them a present (you sweet-hearted soul, you), then I pulled together a list of acceptable gifts for romance haters, like myself 😉 [Read more…]

Holiday Gift Guide for Him – Under $200

Oh boy, the holidays are here and with that comes the most stressful part – what do I buy? Shopping for other people can be stressful if you’re not sure what to get someone. Like in my case, if you live with someone who very particular about everything and only has 2 hobbies that he likes to do. It can be frustrating to hunt for clues, so to help myself and anyone else out there with a difficult man on their list, I put together this list of useful gifts that anyone would use – even if it’s maybe not totally their style. [Read more…]

First Things to Consider When Decorating a Room

Hey all! Today’s post is a guest post from ECOS Paints. They are an eco-friendly paint company trusted by some major brands and with some great, modern colors to choose from. So when they contacted me to do a guest post about things you should check off your list before decorating a room, I thought it was a perfect fit. Check out their tips for room decorating below!

Interior design can be complicated. It requires artistic talent as well as plenty of strategic thinking. While a novice may think it can be done easily, you need to be careful. Not putting a lot of thought into decorating a room can create a hideous space that is hard to live in. There are five things you should consider first before forging ahead with an interior design project for a room.

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