Back and Better Than Ever!

Friday, July 30, 2010

So pardon me for jumping ship yesteday, but as you can see, my lovely little blog was getting a renovation of its own {still a work-in-progress with a few things to revise}, courtesy of Lindsey at Sweet Simplicity Designs--she is WONDERFUL to work with. I gave her tons of ideas for what I was looking for (colors, elements, patterns, etc.) and boy did she deliver... if you're wanting a little freshening up for your blog, I am telling you to talk to her!

Well, it's that day again... the day we all look forward to throughout the week--FRIDAY! But before I fill you in on weekend details, PLEASE tell me some of you watched the premiere of Jersey Shore last night?
HILARIOUS--I know they are pure trash, but I give in everytime its on and I will admit Jeff and I did a little fist pumping action of our own last night... their vocabulary and the words they come up amuse me so much--grenade, creep?? Don't know where they come up with this stuff, but I am a loyal fan. 

Today is Christmas in July lunch day at work... yes, I know, it may be 95 degrees outside, but in our lunchroom it smells like the holidays--gotta love it! I can't wait to get some comfort food and totally forget my healthy eating habits for one meal soI can indulge in the baked macaroni and cheese I made:
1 box Deluxe Mac and Cheese
1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar
1/2 cup of Sour Cream (I use light)
1 tsp. cayenne red pepper
1/2 tsp butter
8 ritz crackers

Preheat oven to 375.
Cook macaroni and cheese normally; add in cheese sauce
Spoon sour cream, 1/2 of shredded cheddar, and red pepper into macaroni mix
Pour mixture into greased 9 x 9 square baking dish
Mix together butter and ritz crackers and crush together; add on top of other ingredients
Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!

After work, Jeff and I are headed out for date night...we've slacked a bit on entertaining ourselves as a couple lately and we both want to get back in the habit--on tonight's agenda, sushi and finally getting to see Eclipse! Can you tell I picked this date??
The rest of my weekend will be spent spray painting the guest bedroom furniture, picking out {yet again} more paint colors for the house, finishing up another calligraphy order, and spending time with the family celebrating my cousin's 21st birthday--oh how I remember the days!! =)

And just because I thought it was funny, check this post out at one of my favorite home decor/design/DIY websites--Young House Love... they were looking for a pop of summertime color in their living room and they added some bright yellow floral rosette pillows... and the interesting part is that I bought the SAME pillows for our bedroom because I wanted to add something bright and bold into our otherwise neutral palette--great minds think alike, right?
Their Living Room
My Master Bedroom
Happy weekend friends!!


  1. Oooh love the new blog design very chic! Your bedroom is so cute! I love the colors.

  2. I hate/love the jersey shore shore. They are crazy and make me laugh everytime!

  3. Loving the new design! And your bedroom is looking great!

  4. Natasha, your blog looks fabulous!! I love the colors, very chic :)

    And your bedroom looks beautiful! I love the colors!!

  5. Ha I watched The Jersey Shore too.. They crack me up! Loved the part when Snooki was talking about Obama puting the 10% tax on tanning.. so funny!

  6. Is it bad if I say i miss your old blog design? I loved all the yellow! :( but change is good.

  7. Love the new blog layout...adorable!

    Have a great date night and weekend!!

  8. Have fun on your date night!

  9. The new design looks great! We had Christmas in July at my internship a couple weeks ago. It was wonderful. :)

  10. Wow! I'm loving your new blog design. (and slightly jealous!) Your room is gorgeous. Love all of the colors.

  11. Your new blog design is so cute :) I love it. Your bedroom is too!

    I watched Jersey Shore as well and it cracks me up every time!

  12. I just watched JS tonight. Ha!!! It's my guilty pleasure:)

  13. Love yellow and gray together! I miss my gray walls, I had just painted them before we moved!

  14. LOVE the new blog design, and your bedroom. Oh la la. Agh, love JS. I don't have cable back at my parents so I can't watch it. Boo. Going to be hopping online soon to see if I can catch the re-run ;)

  15. I love your new blog look!! and you have great those pillows!

  16. I love your bedroom! And yay for your new blog design. It's sort of whimsical, girly, and shabby chic all rolled into one!

  17. I loveee the new look, so chic!

    I'd love to hear more about how you go about spray painting a room? I've been curious before, but wouldn't know where to start.