mobile January 2013The Cocooners: January 2013

Blue Eyed Monster

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
One of my style blogger crushes, Glamourai posted an enviable look that I am obsessed with.  This is a couple of years old but how wonderfully on trend is that cobalt blue blouse?

Here are some shoppable blue tops that make the same impact.

I also happen to have the Nordic Treasure necklace from Jewelmint which works great to emulate the bold necklace in her look.  Something I do not normally do that she did here, is wear big bold earrings with a statement necklace.  Somehow, it works.  And those pants?  Can the hem be any more amaze?  One wouldn't think a burgundy bag would work with cobalt blue but it is a neutral and a great hue for making an outfit more fashionable.  Every girl must have a neutral bag in a not so boring color {grey works too}.  The sunnies, the rings and her cute hair... I just love the vibe.

Raising the Bar

Friday, January 18, 2013
I cannot wait to have a party at the new crib!  This past weekend we bought a great piece of furniture that is perfect for entertaining:  the Porter Bar from Ashley  Had to get the stools as well.

It was delivered a few days ago and we set it up in the game room.  Now all my husband needs to do is learn how to make an actual cocktail so he can get to work.  Here are some similar options (and one super fancy one).

Homestyles Home Styles Rio Vista Home Bar Espresso

Swing Open Portable Home Bar

St. Croix Bar

Howard Miller Sonoma Home Bar

BTW, planning a housewarming party sometime very soon, so stay-tuned.  The bar will be used.  Very much so.

Two Zero One Three

Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013!  I'm so happy that I'm around for another year.  Hope everyone is having a great time this New Year as well!  I just wanted to check in quickly and let you know what's going on.  Christmas was very scaled down as we were days away from closing on the new house.  I did get some great pics of the baby opening a few gifts - post later.  We actually closed on the house on Dec. 31.  What a great way to start the New Year in a new home.  I can't wait to go through the decorating process on the blog.  I spent New Year's Eve with family, shopping and sleeping as I slept through the actual celebration.  I usually watch the ball drop but I was asleep at about 9:30 p.m.  New mom, new normal.  Baby Dax is growing like a weed and he is such a delight and so super smart.  I know everyone thinks their baby is a genius and in my case, it is true.  He is amazing! 

I don't have any resolutions to tell you about.  I understand that the New Year is symbolic and that's great but I don't do New Year's Resolutions.  I feel like you can change your life on any given day at any given time. I do feel better about my life and who I am as a person when comparing my life to this time last year.  Growth is always good.  And yes, we've had a lot of monetary, material blessings but that's just icing.  The cake is love, friends, family, confidence, creativity and a wonderful life.