Must have Mondays

ColdCoffeeBrewer

{this will quench my ice coffee cravings for good}

diy mani

{DIY mani – Essie’s “DJ Play that Song”}

massive chocolate cake

{yes, thats a ridiculously large piece of chocolate cake}

Rag&BoneBooties

{had my eye on these booties and finally found them on sale!}

paradise cove

{ended my weekend with a this beautiful view}

Happy Monday!

xxxooo

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Oscar Party

Oscar Themed Cocktail{Oscar themed cocktails – described below}

Black Tie Marshmellows{Black Tie Marshmallows like the ones shown here}

Oscar Cookies{Oscar Statue Cookies – only ours will be standing on Reese’s and dusted in edible gold}

Red Carpet Donuts{Red Carpet Donuts – with a simple glaze shown here}

 

Popcorn Bar Seasonings{among other savory treats, a Popcorn Bar is always a hit – with various unique seasoning options}

 

 

Ballots & BINGO{Ballots and Red Carpet BINGO ready and waiting}

In my family the Academy Awards are treated as any other holiday, meaning themed desserts, cocktails, and savory bites. We’ve been throwing an Oscar party ever since I can remember. With tradition being each of our guests filling out a ballot before the show begins and whomever gets the most correct wins a mini replica Oscar! Its been known to get a bit competitive and a lot of research is done before their ballots are turned in. Two years ago I added Red Carpet BINGO to our mix and everybody loved it, along with a really themed menu. Sunday we are offering four cocktails choices: A Captain Phillips – captain morgan + coke, A WOW Sparkler (Wolf of Wall Street) – champagne + sugar rim, A Gravity – vodka + soda water + lime, and in memory A Shirley Temple – grenadine + sprite + cherries. Hope this gives you some ideas on throwing your own Academy Awards party! Enjoy the show. xxxooo

 

 

Must have Mondays

Creamy Frozen Fruit Pops{Creamy Frozen Fruit Pops}

Olivia Wilde Takes Down Hwood Sexist Double Standard{Olivia Wilde hits Hollywood’s sexist double standard with one sentence}

Tug of War{the ultimate battle captured here – Brooklyn (the tan one) won}

Gold Gilded Pants{wishing I could find these pants for the Oscars this Sunday}

37 Regrets that You Should Avoid{37 Things you should not regret}

I’m pretty sure I have said this before, but that travel bug is back and I have it big time. And it’s not so much the location that matters, just the journey. In the last few days everywhere and anywhere has sounded appealing to travel to. Whether its to new destinations like Nashville, Greece, Portland, Germany, or oldies but goodies such as Houston, Vegas (yes I want to go back), Palm Springs, or Hawaii. it doesn’t matter. With a small weekend trip planned to San Francisco and Napa (which I’ve never been to) in a couple of weeks, I’ll just have to manage that bug and make it through until then. Happy Monday! xxxooo

Must have Mondays

Afternoon Treat{the perfect mid-afternoon treat}

Chocolate Dipped Apricots{I’m not a fan of dried fruit, but this recipe may change my mind}

Navy Polish + %22x%22 rose gold ring{Revoln’s “Decadent” polish & a gorgeous rose gold ring my parents bought my sister(-in-law) & I for Christmas}

Paramount Drive In{I’m so excited that LA is finally going retro and bringing a drive-in theater back}

Thursday Sunset{a stunning sunset to make my drive home a little nicer}

Ever want to just press the “pause” button on life? I came to the realization yesterday that I spend way too much time looking into the future or reminiscing about the past, and not nearly enough time appreciating the present. So as a non-new years resolution (since I don’t really believe in NY’s resolutions) I’m going to make a conscience effort to live in the moment. Have a great week. xxxooo

Must have Mondays

Never Have I Ever

{in the beginning stages of reading this and I cannot get enough}

Davines Hair Products{discovered/fell in love with this Italian brand – purchased shampoo, conditioner, and this}

Beach Beauty{took the pups for a beautiful walk on the beach – minus the large gusts of winds}

Birthday Dress{what do you think of my birthday dress? – can you believe they wanted this much for it}

Industrial Coat Rack{industrial inspiration for a coat rack}

As cliche as it is to say…I got a new hair cut Saturday and it feels like a good change. See I’ve had bangs for half of my life – and not just side swept whispers, I mean heavy duty full frontal bangs. I began growing them out sophomore year of high school and every fall since, I contemplate cutting them back to an updated version. So Saturday I just went for it! I did a much lighter, longer version and am still in the process of getting use to them. But with a new hair cut comes some other new changes. Hope you all have a wonderful week! xxxooo