Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Round 2: Place Your Bets {Pantone Color of the Year 2015}

Last year, I decided to have a little guessing game fun and tried predicting what would be Pantone's Color of the Year for 2014. You can check out that post here. I was floored when they announced the color a few months later was going to be Radiant Orchid, and I discovered I was right.

So of course, I want to keep the tradition going and guess again this year to see if I have a knack for this sort of thing. Hey, maybe Pantone can just hire me to decide the colors from now on if I prove to be that good at predicting.


My prediction for 2015 is going to be along the lines of the royal blue or cerulean family. 


I'm a fan of blues in general...and I think that cobalt and navy have been popular enough that this color should definitely get its own year by now, don't you agree?

Love Bougainvillea!  Wish it grew in our cold climate.  Wow Colors with grey stone.

Doesn't that cerulean door look fabulous with those Radiant Orchid-colored flowers?

Sarah Richardson's Blue & White Kitchen

I think this shade of blue would be a great choice for Pantone being that it looks great in home decor as well as in fashion.


And it pretty much works for all seasons, not like say, burgundy, which is traditionally more of a fall/winter trend.


And let's be honest, it's one of the most versatile colors, being that it can be paired easily with a wide range of colors - such as pink, coral, emerald, yellow, orange, etc.




So we will see in a few months if I'm right again! What is your bet for the Pantone Color of the Year 2015? Do you agree with me?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thoughts For Thursday: Obsessions

Found the perfect striped sweater for fall...been dying to find something to look great under my pink puffer vest:


And what a great price at under $50.00!

I'm trying to channel this look...

wear that J. Crew puffer vest to work with a dress and boots!

I am all about the Boho chic look and I just adore this floral crochet top. I'd style it just like Andee did...casual, yet gorgeous:

Cut Out Crochet - Vintage-Inspired Top

A steal at $26.00 for something as unique as this!

This paisley top is so cute...you could definitely dress it up or down:


And it's under $20.00! This is why I love Forever 21...even though I'm 31...

In just a bit, I'm headed to my 2nd barre class this week...my obsession is already coming back! It killed me on Monday, but I know it is worth it.


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Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Musings: Barre, Hot Yoga & Coloring Books {aka Random Sh**}

What a nice morning...my husband decided to go to the gym before work, which meant he got to take Tanner to school this morning instead of me. Now I can take my time at home with Breckin and Farrah, and then we are heading to the gym around 9:30 so I can get some cardio in and then go to a 10:30 barre class. It is my first barre class since having Farrah! I am excited, but hoping I'm not in a world of hurt afterward. However, no pain, no gain, right?


I plan to get back to doing a barre class at least twice a week. I have a friend that teaches on Saturday mornings at my gym, so I'm definitely making her class a regular thing starting this week.

Speaking of getting back into certain workouts, I bought a Groupon a few months back for 10 hot yoga classes at Bikram Charleston. {GREAT deal because it works out to $3.50 per class! It's usually $15 per class.}


It has been almost two years since I've taken a hot yoga class. I plan to use my 10 classes going on Sundays over the next ten weeks. It will be a nice stretch session after a week of workouts. I really want to get my flexibility back...believe it or not, there was a time when I could do this with ease:

I think between barre and hot yoga, I can accomplish this again. I can always get close with LOTS of stretching, but it used to be something I could just pop into without a lot of effort. It definitely takes a lot of effort now.

Total change of subject, but I just ordered these personalized coloring and activity books for the kids from Frecklebox. I think I'm going to save them for Christmas gifts. I heard about the site while watching GMA...you should check it out because they have tons of cute stuff.

Excuse my dog hair-ridden rug. Ugh.

Anyway, this weekend was pretty low key. My husband attended an all-day bachelor party thing on Saturday, so it was just the kids and me. On Sunday, we finally tackled cleaning the garage. I attempted to go for a run with the double jogging stroller on Sunday morning, but found out the front tires are loose because a couple nuts and washers came out...so I'm heading to Ace Hardware after the gym to see if I can find something to fix it until I can get the correct parts from Baby Trend. Nothing worse than getting all ready and into a workout only to have your efforts squashed by something like that! I was bummed.

I did make it to the grocery store to load up for another week of healthy eating. I made this for lunch yesterday {with plenty of leftovers} - see my recipe here.

Hope y'all had a great weekend and have an even better week!

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tie-Dye Maxi Skirt

{Billabong Locket Convertible Maxi Skirt / Similar}

I have been waiting so long to wear this skirt! I bought it near the end of my pregnancy thinking I could wear it for the rest of the pregnancy, but when I received it, I found the fabric wasn't as stretchy as most maxi skirts I own, so I had a hard time hiking 'er over the thighs! I tried again shortly after having Farrah to no avail. But I pulled it out again yesterday to give it a shot, and to my surprise, I was able to slink it on no problem! Yay for postpartum weightloss progress!

It's no secret I love tie-dye, so when I came across this at Tilly's online, I knew I had to have it. And at under $40 at the time, it was a no-brainer. The colors are my favorite too. I think tie-dye is like camo or leopard...it will never really go out of style as long as it's done right.

Check out this picture I got my 4-year-old to take...not too bad!

It can also be worn as a full-length maxi dress:


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