Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day.  My husband and I don’t really celebrate the “Hallmark” holiday.. we would rather put the money towards a vacation or remodeling the house.  Although I will probably end up buying flowers for myself by the end of the week because they just brighten up the house (and my spirit) this time of year.

I’m thinking about doing a new series on the blog, but I need your input! I’m having my childhood vanity refurnished and I can’t wait to start using it again.  What girl doesn’t love a makeup vanity?? I have so many things, trinkets, etc.. to put on it and in it.  So I’m thinking of doing the weekly series “On the Vanity”.  I’m forever changing things around… trying new things and I thought it would be fun to showcase each week.

There are so many YouTube videos, tutorials, makeup blogs out there…  What do you want to see?  What products I’m using for the week? How I rearranged everything?  What you should start using/doing as you age? I’m 42 (oops.. did I say that?) and my skin has changed tremendously in the past couple of years.  So all of you 20 & 30 somethings reading this… it’s still beneficial to see (read) what you can do to preserve your skin!

Let me know your thoughts because I want to make the series as interactive as I can.  I may not get my vanity for a few weeks while it’s being refurnished, but as soon as it’s delivered I will get started.  If you have any other suggestions, please comment below!

XOXO – Chanda

 

 

 

Happy Monday Everyone!  I hope everyone got enough rest after watching the Super Bowl last night.  Every year I’m sleeping before it ends.. lol! Lets be honest… who only watches for the commercials and the half time show??

Moving on.  Last summer we gave our master bedroom a much needed makeover and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.  It hadn’t been updated since we bought the house 9 years ago.  We’ve spent so much time updating the main floor and completely overhauling our backyard, we figured our room could wait.

The original color of the room was a green color.  It had a bit of a texture to it, so when you rubbed your hand against it.. it felt a little rough.  I was so worried it was going to take coats upon coats of paint to cover the texture of it.  I went to Lowe’s and asked a few questions and they recommended this kind of paint.  I bought 2 gallons because I had a feeling one just wasn’t going to be enough.  To my amazement.. it only took 1 gallon! You would never know the walls were originally texturized.  (Happy dance)  The color is Stone Eagle by HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams.

I got the rug from Overstock.com and it’s so soft! The prices on their rugs are so good and they are always running sales.  Plus FREE shipping!

My favorite piece in the whole room is this Prada pillow by Composition Lane.  I am obsessed with the movie The Devil Wears Prada and this pillow was the perfect touch.  I literally ordered the last beige cover and they have been out of stock since.  However, I’ve linked the gorgeous black one that they have.  It comes packaged really super cute and included was a gold high heel shoe keychain.  It’s all about the details.  Make sure you tag them on Instagram if you purchase one! (@compositionlane)

A lot of people ask why I chose white bedding.  Well… bleach is everyone’s friend.  And I can change out my shams, pillow cases, throw pillows, blankets with the change of the seasons.  Always add color in your accessories.  This set is from Target.  My bedside lamps are also from Target.  I bought the lamp shades separately here.

I searched high and low for a leaning mirror that wasn’t outrageously priced.  I found this white one at HomeGoods for under $100! I’ve linked a similar one here.  And the gray sweatshirt from Target is on repeat ALL weekend long! I bought it for under $25!!

Are you working on any home projects? I would love to hear about them in the comments section below.

Have a great week!

XOXO – Chanda

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Happy Hump Day everyone!

We made it to the middle of the week… and if we don’t get some (much needed) sunshine here in the Northeast, I’m going to have to run to the store for some vitamin D! The lack of starts to take a toll on you…..

With that being said, I had some time over the weekend to set up my Witlee shop.  That’s right.. there’s a new way to shop (here) my Instagrams! No more signing up to have everything emailed to you.. you just click and it’s all right at your fingertips.  I was so happy to learn that Witlee gives you alternatives if something is sold out.  You won’t have to go Googling other stores to try find the same item.. they list several for you automatically!!

As the days get longer and more sunshine is on the horizon, I will have more time to post my outfits to the store.  Is there anything in particular you would like to see?

This year I’m going to up my game and dress a little more fashionable.  You would always find me in plain flip flops, a tee, and jean shorts.  But after entering the blogging world and seeing all of these ladies dressing super cute in their summer dresses, off the shoulder tops and sandals… I’m smitten! You will probably see a lot of pink and white.  (Two of my favorite colors)

The picture above is a lace skirt from the Rachel Parcell Collection that you will find me in once it starts to get warmer.  Easter is “late” this year, so hopefully I will be able to wear this to Easter Sunday Mass instead of getting all bundled up in black pants and boots.  This skirt is currently sold out, but you can find a similar one here.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week!

XOXO – Chanda