All of the fantasy party planning from yesterday's post got me to thinking... thinking about home decor. I haven't seen any pieces on the home sites that I frequent that I LOVE so I thought I would peruse some home furnishing sites. I am a big fan of all things home decor and furniture related. When the BF and I walk in the evenings we both comment on homes in the neighborhood that we like and I would love to tour some of my favorites (creepy I know, but I always wonder if the homes are as nice and beautiful on the inside as they are out on the outside). There was a home show in Lexington a few weeks ago but it only spotlighted kitchens. Now, I have nothing against kitchens but the whole oven and refrigerator thing (I do love dishes though...) doesn't really do it for me, I would much rather look at linens and other non-cooking furniture.
I found these beauties from Pottery Barn. Thoughts?
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend and is looking forward to the holiday festivities that are coming in a few days. The BF and I enjoyed a wonderful weekend lounging by the pool, I feel like I am finally starting to get a nice tan (I gave up the tanning bed about two years ago and am an avid user of the Jergens tan lotion and the occasional spray tan) and am super excited!
As part of our weekend ritual the BF and I stopped at Barnes and Noble. B&N is one of my favorite places, there is something for everyone there! I enjoy the smell of the Starbucks (even though I am ANTI-Coffee) and the whole "QUIET, people are reading" atmosphere is nice. I have blogged before about my love of reading (I will read anything; magazines, books, blogs, newspapers, literally anything) and I think since it is summer it makes me want to be outside even more enjoying a good book on the patio with a Sonic Sweet Tea.
I am in the middle of a new release by Jen Lancaster, My Fair Lazy and I wasn't in the market for a book but I thought I could use a few magazines. B&N is also great for stationary/planners/address books, etc and I had no idea that their selection was so large until I wandered back through some book stacks one afternoon. Granted the items aren't personalized but you can never have enough thank-you cards/thinking of you cards, etc. I have also been thinking about purchasing a NOOK from B&N, I go back and forth with the idea and can't decide if it would be worth it. There is something about having an actual book that you can close after reading and put back on the shelf. I kind of feel like I am attached to all of my other gadgets, and I may need to keep it "old school" and stick with actual hardback books. Who knows....
When the BF and I wandered in on Saturday at the front door I saw some Lilly beauties smiling back at me. I received a few Lilly birthday gifts from B&N but I had never seen the larger accessories, and I was super excited.
I have only had the tote for 2.5 days and have only used it once (and it was completely unnecessary, but I thought I needed to try it out just to get an idea) and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I would recommend this bag to anyone, and don't fret if you aren't a pink person (I am not a pink person but this was just too cute) there is a blue bag also.
In lieu of the newest item to take up non-existent space in my closet I have been thinking about plans for the coming holiday weekend. I am not planning on hosting an event/gathering of my own but I have been compiling a "folder" on my desktop of what my decor and such would be if I were to have a party. In edition to wanting to be a professional ice-cream taster/gift basket queen I hope to be a wonderful hostess. Below are a few ideas that I found last night while perusing some of my favorite eventing sites that inspire me for the many parties to come (hopefully sooner rather than later).
What are your plans for the 4th?
I am exhausted from all of this future party planning, it really takes a toll, (funny I know). I hope everyone has had a great start to the week. Almost half way there!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Love, the hostess with the mostess MKH
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I hope everyone has had a great week and is super excited for the weekend! Monday was the first day of summer, and I know that I haven't blogged since Sunday so I want to wish everyone a happy 4th day of Summer. I am so happy that warm weather is finally here!
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Thursday, June 24, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend, it has definitely gone by WAY too fast! It has been beautiful weather here in Lexington this weekend and I even enjoyed some pool time this morning. I am so glad that Summer is finally here and the rain and snow have retreated for the time being.
Last week my dear friend Lauren and I made a date for dinner, and we tried this new place super close to our apt (Lauren and I don't live together but we do live in the same apt. building so dinner dates and such are really easy to coordinate). I had seen SMASHBURGER billboards and magazine inserts for the last few weeks and I was eager to try it. Hamburgers are on the super short list of things that I enjoy eating so I was more than excited, (I didn't think to take any photos of the inside of the restaurant or the outside seating, I even had my camera in my purse...). Lauren and I sat outside and it was a great (muggy-free) evening. I would definitely go back at eat at SMASHBURGER again, actually I can't wait to go back!
I have received several emails/comments on the Strawberry Margarita nail polish that I posted about on Thursday. Apparently this nail polish is a huge seller this Summer for OPI and imagine my surprise when I was sitting at my hair appointment yesterday when I saw the official Strawberry Margarita mobile advertisement.
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Sunday, June 20, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I had my own version of Happy Hour this wonderful Thursday evening and yes it involved some Strawberry Margarita. I have never been much on margaritas let alone strawberry (not a fan of the flavor, I am more of a grape girl...) and tonight it just looked so lonely sitting there on the table that I thought I had to try it. This SM was sitting all by its lonesome on the OPI polish table at the nail salon, (I bet you thought that I had been out for a wild evening...) and I am so glad that I did. Apparently the Strawberry Margarita color has been the biggest seller this summer for OPI and I can definitely see why!!!
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Thursday, June 17, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Happy Monday... I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a smooth Monday back at work. I apologize for my lack of consistency with the Daily Days. I feel like I have had tons going on lately and I think the blog has suffered the most. Last week I received an email that I had received my first blog award. When I read the email I was super excited and I had a flashback to when I had my first official blog follower, (oh the memories...). Words can't contain my excitement and then to my surprise I received the same award from a different blogette. Awards are always wonderful, and two makes the twice as nice.
4. I have naturally dark hair (SHHHH, don't tell anyone as I always dodge questions related to my natural hair color).
5. I really enjoy looking at cookbooks but I am not a fan of cooking
6. I would monogram anything (with my initials, the BF's initials, the dog's initials- any initials really).
7. I enjoy relaxing with a good book/magazine/blog.
I hope everyone has had a wonderful day. Enjoy this beautiful weather!
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Monday, June 14, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
As promised I took some time last night to upload my photos from Mallory's open house. I enjoyed being at home for the party so much and I am so glad that the photos turned out.
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and has had a great start to the week. I feel like I have been in a complete whirlwind these past 2 weeks. The BF and I have been super busy with traveling to my hometown (the land of no 3G and dial up Internet) the past two weekends to celebrate my sister's graduation and then with her graduation open-house. I have not gathered all of the photos from this past weekend (loading pictures on my computer is my equivalent of torture...) and am waiting until all of the photos have been loaded to blog about the weekend soiree. I will say that I had a wonderful time and enjoyed seeing people that I hadn't seen in ages.
Last week I celebrated my re-occurring 21st birthday and I received some wonderful goodies. On Friday before leaving to go home for the memorial weekend the BF brought me a gift and was adamant that I open it before we left. I knew that it must be something edible and I was super excited at the thought. Let me just say that I was SUPER SUPER SUPER excited when I actually opened the box- it was pure goodness, chocolate goodness.
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I almost forgot...j/k
Today is my 23rd (or re-occurring 21st) birthday!
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Tuesday, June 01, 2010
I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend. The BF and I spent the start of the weekend in my hometown in celebration of my sister graduating from high school. We had a wonderful time (minus the no 3G zones and the lack of high speed Internet) and I felt like I was in some sort of time-warp. I haven't kept in touch with anyone (my small town high school experience wasn't exactly very enlightening or socially enriching) and I watched from afar as some of my fellow classmates were acting like the immature people they were in high school. I thought about snapping a few pictures of my surroundings (people with mullets, cut-off jean shorts, and camouflage cowboy hats) but I didn't think that I could manage to get a good shot without the people noticing. I was however able to snag some cute pics throughout the weekend!
Please notice that the BF and I have lobster faces. We sat outside on the porch for about an hour on Saturday afternoon and literally roasted. I was so pale (being the cube-queen doesn't allow for sunbathing) that I baked in the sun. I was afraid that it was going to be super noticeable against the white embroidery of the dress but it wasn't as bad as I thought.
The BF and I are traveling back to Franklin this weekend for Mallory's graduation soiree. I am super excited for her open-house and am openly jealous that I will not be an incoming FROSH in August.
Enjoy your Tuesday!
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Tuesday, June 01, 2010