Friday, September 30, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge


It is no secret to anybody that I love taking pictures. I always have my camera ready to take a photo of my puppy, my iphone to snap a picture of an inspirational item at a store. I love to Facebook, Tweet, Instagram, Blog and share them with everybody! When I read this post at Oh So Lovely I knew that I HAD to take part in the 30 day photo challenge! See the details below.
I understand the image from Sherry's blog says August, well we are starting this Saturday, OCTOBER 1st! Each day you take one photo of the image the day states. I will be posting mine throughout and on October 31st I will share the whole set.

Ready. Set. Click.....take your pics!

xoxo~Becca

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Celebrate a CUP of JOE

Good morning! It's National Coffee Day! A day to celebrate your daily dose of caffeine. A few stores are giving out free cups and discounts so get to your nearest coffee shop and enjoy.

I obviosuly have a problem with coffee. Yes, this picture is at the office! Oh my!

How cute is the Coffee Pantone image!

Wow, I have no idea where this cup was made, but it is adorable. It is almost too cute I do not know if I could drink it.

**COFFEE DEALS TODAY**

7-Eleven is offering free medium hot coffees 7 to 11 a.m
Krispy Kreme will give away 12-ounce cups of its house blend coffee all day
Dunkin' Donuts issued coupons for 50-cent medium hot and iced coffees all day long

CHEERS!

xoxo~Becca

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Martha's Vineyard Wedding

This weekend we are off to Martha's Vineyard to celebrate one of college besties wedding! I am so excited to be travelling to the Vineyard for my first time and for my Alpha Phi Sorority Sister {I had to do a little college love shout out!} that is getting married this weekend. Wow, I feel like yesterday the two of us were sitting on the steps of our sorority house talking about crushes on guys and this weekend she is walking down the aisle. Where does time go?

Anyways....while browsing around online I stumbled upon this sweet intimate wedding in the Vineyard that was feature on 100 Layer Cake at the beginning of the year, I had to share!

The cute direction signs with the life savor added is adorable.


What an amazing photo of the newlyweds with the water in the background!

The little details of the wedding for a group of 36 of their favorite people are lovely. Striped straws and pie for their "cake" always make me happy!
The couple had sweatshirts made for guests to wear on the chilly Summer Vineyard evenings.

A lobster bake! That sounds like an amazing reception menu to me. And how cute is the couple with their bibs on.
I can't wait to post pics from my trip and the beautiful bride Emily:)

xoxo~Becca

{all images from Our Labor of Love}

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Boo the Dog ...on TOUR!

Need a little something to brighten you morning? Are you familiar with Boo, the Worlds Cutest Dog, I'm in love. How funny and cute is this little puppy! He has over a million Facebook fans, wow! Boo is so popular that he wrote a book and is now out on tour for, "Boo, The Life of the World's Cutest Dog", good title right! He is well, again, pretty cute!


Last week the famous puppy was in the Big Apple during fashion week and even famous fashion designer Tory Burch took some time out to meet with Boo.

I saw this book last week in DC and contemplated getting one to provide me a smile and a laugh during the day.

Oh my, toooo cute! Check out his adorable interview on Oh Joy last week!

And if you are interested in Boo's average day at the office, check out the video by Chronicle Books . No wonder this little guy is exhausted, he is quite the popular puppy!


I hope Boo makes you smile as much as he makes me laugh! And yes....he is a real dog!

xoxo~Becca

Monday, September 26, 2011

A little Monday Mix!

After a week long birthday celebration I am back to reality and 30! Wow! I had a wonderful weekend but am feeling a bit exhausted and need a little pep in my step added! Maybe a long run tonight after work, a hard workout! Well, that calls for some new tunes on my ipad. Here are some songs I will be listening to along the way, I hope they add a little mix to your Monday as well!



xoxo~Becca

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Nice Note

I have always loved writing and receiving a nice hand written note. We live in the world of emails and tweets and texts, so when you get a hand written note in the mail, it is a treat! As I think I may have shared multiple times in the past, I LOVE nice stationary. Recently I have seen so many beautiful cards that I have to close my computer to stop from pushing the confirm purchase button. When I was in DC this weekend I of course made a stop in the amazing Paper Source but was sad not to make it to the adorable new paper goods store in Old Town Alexandria, VA, Fifteen Eleven. Hopefully next time! It looks lovely!

I have a lot of letter writing and thank you cards to write next week and I would love to send them on all of these adorable notes. Here are some new beautiful cards I have found.

Bow Cards from Simple Song are precious. I think I could make these my personalized stationary with a pink pen.

Say HELLO with Ballet Flat Cards, adorable.

Rifle Paper Co., sigh, I love everything they create! I think this adorable note pad could find a good home next to my desk.

Aren't these black and gold cards so chic and cute!

I feel like these are a perfect card for me to write from Florida from Kate Spade! Maybe it should say, Hello from Sunshine!

Want to be my pen pal? I would love a nice little note:)

xoxo~Becca

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Birthday Dreams -The "list"

So I feel like I always have this mental list of items I would love to buy myself, you know that one. The one that has random items that you see on a blog, out shopping, in a magazine. Items that you think, "oh, that would be so nice for my birthday", but you never manage to buy for yourself. Yes, well that list always disappears from my mind the second people ask me what I want. I put together a little list of some items that I'm currently loving and some that I have always wanted. Happy Shopping Wishes! xoxo
Birthday gifts you have always wanted


Jonathan Adler small white bird bowl, $65
Fall D├ęcor & Curated Collection | west elm, $99
Amazon.com: Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 10-1/4-Inch Square Skillet..., $125
Design House Stockholm Carrie Bicycle Basket, $79
A L'Olivier Haute Provence Extra Virgin Olive Oil, £16

Birthday Dreams - a KATE SPADE Birthday!

A little Kate Spade....a little way to my heart;) How can you not be happy opening a little something from Miss Kate Spade! Ooooo, so many lovely things from Kate!

Kate Spade Birthday


Kate Spade striped bag, $60
Kate Spade gradient sunglasses, $128
Fashion'S Night Out Medium Flat Pouch, $55
Iphone 4 Hard Cover, $40
Fashion Nylon Jasmine, $147
Spade Notecards, $18
Bubbly Dot Saucer Pair, $80

Birthday Dreams - Birthday Bling

So everybody asks, "What would you like for your birthday?". Well, I was in DC this past weekend and saw my girlfriends, my family is visiting this week, I will see my college girlfriends next weekend...oh my! Those are GREAT gifts! I really have had a hard time thinking of gifts I would ask for. Well, here are a few little items of dream gifts....a girl can dream right! First up, birthday bling!




Birthday Bling


Michael Kors stainless steel jewelry, $250
Kendra Scott 14k earrings, $95
Kate spade jewelry, $75
Cartier bracelet, $3,499
Kate Spade stone earrings, $38
Kate spade jewelry, $48
Paloma Picasso chain jewelry, $600
Jennifer Zeuner evil eye jewelry, $288

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy September Birthdays!




I started out the week with a fabulous weekend in DC to begin the week long celebration of my 30th on Friday! Woo Hoo! However, there are SO many fabulous friends in my life that are also celebrating this month. Beau celebrated his birthday yesterday, two of my besties this week, possibly one of my besties is delivering her little baby boy this week, my birthday....Cheers to September birthdays!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Happy Weekend!

We are off to DC for the weekend...a few things that I can't wait for, I'll be reading and I love! Happy Weekend!

Love this pic from Albie Designs on Etsy. hhhmm, could find a place in my home.

So excited to go to the DC Design Sponge event at Anthropologie tomorrow morning. It might be heavy, but my new Design Sponge at Home book is so going in my carry on!

Oooo, can't wait to see these girls!


Looking forward to rocking my new fancy birthday shoes! Is it funny and ridiculous that I am thinking of putting them in my carry on because I don't want anything to happen to them if I check them. haha.

A little Link LOVE I have been browsing:

Loving this rock birthday party! Um, can I have this for my birthday..Maroon 5, hee hee.

I MUST have these note cards, they are precious from Simple Song. The bow, I love!

Jacin at Lovely Little Details is great. When I saw her tweet about amazing Forever 21 bridesmaid dresses, I clicked online and ordered one for the upcoming wedding I'm attending in October. Check out her post here, I ordered the third one in her photo and can't wait to wear it!

So excited for Laura and her new studio in West Palm. Looking for a new design, invites, she is awesome!

If I do say so myself, this post for a groomsmen gift idea is yummy and fabulous.

Ooo, what a fun time getting to go to the Tory Burch fashion show Erin!


Have a lovely weekend!!! xoxo~ Becca


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Jackets, Boots and Lattes

This weekend Beau and I are heading up North to DC for a little early 30th birthday celebration with my girlfriends. Needless to say...I can't WAIT!
Did you get the Jcrew email today with this AMAZING yellow jacket? Um, hello beautiful! I am so looking forward to leaving the 90 degree weather in Florida and heading to DC and sporting a jacket, some boots and well....a Pumpkin Spice Latte to complete the outfit!

See you soon Washington!!!!

xoxo~Becca

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hey Florida Girls ~ Food & Wine Event!

This Thursday,September 15th at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, a night of wine and food tastings....um, I'll be there!

7:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.
TICKETS: $45 in advance, $55 at the door.
$80 VIP - Limited space available



See you there!

xoxo~Becca

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 years ago

I remember where I was on ten years ago this morning, September 11, 2001. I was a Junior at Syracuse University leaving an early 8:30am class. I can remember walking through campus after class and it was eery and quite. As I walked up to my sorority house and saw a few girls looking stressed trying to reach people on their cellphones and then entered the house to see everybody watching the awful news of what happened on tv I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I remember attending a vigil at church the next evening and it was sad. We were only college students but we had never dealt with any major war or incident as what had happened that morning.

I think we all remember where we were that morning. Even though I didn't nobody who passed away that day I remember hearing the stories of people at school, a school that had so many students from the Manhattan area and how they had been affected. I remember going to study abroad the next semester in London and having such a strong feeling of American pride and as well, being a little nervous of showing our American pride. Things really changed that day in the world, it was scary, lots was unknown.

Today I said a little prayer in hope that our world will be more peaceful. That my children won't have to live through something like this ever ever ever. Say a little prayer, take a minute, think of all those who were affected by that quite morning on September 11, 2011.

xoxo~Rebecca

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Happy Weekend!

Hello Weekend!
{photo by Mike Larson Photographers}

Wow, I saw this AMAZING photo shoot on Style Me Pretty this week and was completely in awe. I kind of want to jump through the computer screen and have dinner at this gorgeous table. With my big 30th birthday creeping up on me in less then two weeks I dream of having dinner at a table like this some day for a big birthday soiree! If not this year, well maybe in years to come. A girl can dream! Here's what I have been browsing around this week. Hope you have a little time to sip a glass of vino and enjoy a little blog time this weekend.

I am SO excited that I signed up for the Decor8 Blogging Your Way class! Anybody want to join me?

Did you see Camille's photos from her trip to Napa? sigh. Beau, if you are reading this, can we take a trip there together...some day...prefer sooner rather then later;)

I love this new Making it Fabulous series! I can't wait to see more!

I love shoes. I love candy. Today I am off with a girlfriend to purchase some Happy Birthday to Me fancy shoes! Thank you Emily for the awesome candy and shoes post! Loved the images!

These would be so cute in a room.

Check out this contest on Ban.do! Show them your pretty face:)


xoxo~Becca




Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hey Florida Girls ~ Fashion's Night Out!

Ok, do not be confused, I know the picture above says the event is in NYC, and it is, but it is also in...Florida! yay! Fashion's Night Out is happening for the third year in a row and what started only in Manhattan has spread out across the country. A one night, after hours shopping event where stores host events, have special designs, cocktails, music, special guests, all sorts of fun and the great thing is that most of your shopping has a percentage that is donated to the stores charity. What better way to spend a Thursday evening with girlfriends! Below is a list of a few events happening in the South Florida. I think I might be heading to fancy Bal Harbor, hope to see you there!

Bal Harbor FNO Events - 7pm to 10pm


Worth Avenue - 6pm to 8pm

Aventura Mall - 6:30pm to 9:30pm


Happy Shopping! xoxo~ Becca

Wishing I was HERE

After coming off a long three day weekend of relaxing, going to the movies, laying in the sun, reading magazines....it is going to be a hard day to get back into the swing of things. I saw this photo on Pinterest from a fabulous post on Grey Likes Weddings and thought, "Oh, can't I be here!". Hoping you had a wonderful weekend and are relaxed and refreshed and full of fun ideas for a week ahead!
{photo from Troy Grover}

Below are a few posts that I read over the weekend and just loved....

A Kate Spade store opened in London! Oh can I please get a job there? Look at the fun party!

Did you see the beautiful secret garden like engagement the Jessica Lorren shot?

I would love this necklace for my birthday, sigh.

OOo I loved reading through the new Martha Weddings this weekends, thanks for the sneak peek.

Am I too old to have an Eloise 30th birthday themed party, because this one is awesome!

I didn't get to make these this weekend, but MUST add homemade pop tarts to must bake soon list!

Beau and I are doing a one week veggie, no cocktails, no dairy, lean mean eating machine diet. We have so many festivities coming up in the next three weeks that we need a little break. I think I may need to make this recipe!

Happy Tuesday! xoxo~Becca


Friday, September 2, 2011

Smile it's FRIDAY!

It is FRIDAY! Woo Hoo! I am so looking forward to the three day weekend ahead! to start it out I had to post this pic of ADORABLE Miss Beyonce, you all know how fabulous I think she is. I mean, by now I'm sure you have heard, she is pregnant. Yep, but honestly when you see her performance at the VMA's last Sunday, how can you not smile. Too cute!

Happy Friday.~ xoxo~ Becca


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