10.13.2014

Rose petal + Stonewash

 
 
For the love of denim and roses? Yes indeedy my darlings. This post was inspired by my love of red roses and the comfort of denim jeans.  If you notice my collective of items I didn't use jeans nor roses in this inspiration wedding board. The color red is still a focal point that is cooled down with hints of denim blue, gold accents and darling cream tones.
A pretty collection for the simple yet sassy gal.
What do you think of this warm yet bold connection of hues?
Submit your color selection of your choice for a personalized inspiration board you can use for your wedding day.
 
Rose petal + Stonewash
 
Sweet intimate & Sassy
 
 

5 things I learned about posture from my peck massage


I know what you are thinking and you are not wrong. It is a massage of the pectoral muscles and embarrassingly enough they sit right by my boobs. My husband insisted that he could be of service but he knows nothing about strained muscles therefore I made a visit to my chiropractor. Doctor visits are always interesting to me as I always seem to walk out from a new lesson. This time was no different. I learned that:

1) Posture is a form of being polite to your body. Its not about slouching to relax or to sit up right 24/7 but to find the right balance amongst the two to maintain a healthy structure. Great posture is always a plus for a fun tea party, pinky finger lifted and all.

2) Daily training to have a healthy spine is NOT on a "need to do" basis but a good daily habit of  stretching and exercise especially since it promotes proper muscle movement to skeletal function. It is as easy as a 10 minute routine that can be done even in the shower. I'm all for double tasks that actually work.

3) Attention to your daily posture and repetitive movement is a must. The importance is not in the movements we make but how we strain our body to make them.  If you don't correct over extensions and constant strain you can have minor body aches. Not worried? Try months and years of strain which can cause future spine misalignment or issues that require surgical correction. Ouch! Avoid those big problems today with chin up, stand up straight, shoulders back. Mary Poppins sure knows her stuff. 


4) Adjusting repetitive movements may simply mean reorganizing of your work space. Its all about making your work desk work for your body movement. Check out my 15 minutes  to a happy desk and a stress free wrist post to see how I'm putting this advice into action.

5) Don't underestimate your shoes and the amount of time you live in them. While vacuuming in high heels is a top sexy move in my book. It soon looses its appeal when your posture is affected when the pins and needle walk turns into the walk of shame to the chiropractor for adjustment. Use the right shoes for the right job. Ladies, let's vow to love our feet. There are so many cute sensible sexy shoes today that we no longer have to go band aid crazy on our feet to wear them.Visit my Cute soles for my soul post for a collective of favorite shoes that makes fashion sense and my back & knees happy.


How about you doll?  Did you have to change habits to better your posture? What small changes have you done to better your life? If you have rearranged your desk I would love to hear about it? Share your story in the comments below.

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12.23.2013

Intimate Affair in Goldust + florals

Watch out gals your backyard wedding is about to get dainty!
 
 
 
There is something magical to wearing floral especially with a hint of pixie dust. Not the fairy pixie dust, but the classy hints of gold sparkle throughout your wedding. Gold tones can be a little overbearing for a simple chic bride, but a pinch of gold accents make this collection simply magical.  Pack the dainty in your bridal party with dazzling sensible shoes perfectly paired with these spring inspired floral bridesmaid dresses. You can play up each brides gal's pizzazz with classy dues and sparkling earing's. This collection is perfect for an intimate affair, garden wedding... who am I kidding this collection fits well in any type of venue. Classy is after all befitting for every gals event. This is one of my favorite bridal boards, has it made top of your list too? 
Doesn't this collection make you feel happy you are a gal? I'd love to know what other combinations you would like to see come together. I'd love to make it happen for you. Simply let me know in you comments below. 
May you all have a swell day my pretties! 
 
Golden + Floral

 
 Sweet intimate & Classy
 
 
 
 

6.27.2013

Gold dust + teal

 
 I feel the urge to indulge in dainty florals and pretty relaxed glam. I'm not speaking of enjoying flowers in my salad while in my pretty pajamas. I'm speaking of my latest crush of the week, the fabulous color inspiration...
 
GOLD DUST + TEAL
 
It is every bit personal with floral hints in fashion, pretty accessories, dainty personalized gifts, on pretty elements of nature. What is a wedding without a little floral touch? Not cute enough if you ask me.....Well it wouldn't be as fun nor as pretty as the mixture of florals, wood grain and burlap cuteness. All these elements compliment each other very nicely. This inspiration is a beautiful and classy alternative way to add flowers to your wedding and to treat your guests to a floral touch of personality. That's my take on todays crush. How do you feel about Goldust + Teal. Does it wow you? Lets us know your thoughts in the comments below.
 
              A pretty collection for a pretty lady. 
                 Gals enjoy!

 


4.26.2013

Organized table top sorter

Task Organizer

There are many reinventions happening around the office this month. Its been a month of renovation and rejuvenating. (aka Painting) Walls have changed their hues, items have shifted and furniture has been ordered. Big changes happening around here. New desk, paper sorting and new organization systems are being put in place. I will give you low down on that in a later post. For now I have an organization "tid bit" to share with you.

An eyesore
 
I'm just excited to be creative in my new space. Even in the midst of paint fumes and shifted paperwork I managed to get my desk in working order. It's not close to where it needs to be but it will do for now.

The first challenge of my new space was the lack of space. Due to my cozy desk I had to re-think my organization, ease of use, and recycling needs. So I trashed many unecessaries and I placed my pens, stapler, and general items on my desk for easy reach. Then it stared at me! My first eyesore challenge, my desktop paper sorter. YUCK!


I dub it "my horrible". It actually is a monitor stool but I seldom use things for what they are. Anyway, this sorter worked before but I didn't see its ugly face since it was behind my phone, but now it stares at me from behind my monitor. This ugly thing isn't making me happy. So I turned to Pinterest, like the pinterest junkie that I am, to find a pretty solution. I found this really pretty sorter. Well it isn't a sorter. It is a Magazine holder with vertical file folders. Here is the pinspiration and the answer to my ugly sorting problem. 


This project turned out great thank you to Pinterest. Well, Before you, Pin With Us!

Check out the "Pin"spiration to the left. This picture was pinned by Emily Howey and you can find it in her Filling Board. Isn't it creative? In this picture the filing system was created by using a cardboard box. I thought about it, but I really just need my storage box now and time wasn't something I wanted to spend in recreating this system. So I came up with a solution.




Here's how ...

My shopping list consisted of a pretty magazine holder as well as folders to create separation. I scurried to Target (they always have pretty things there) to find my magazine holder. As I was looking for any standard folder to be used as labeled separators, I found these..
Vertical backpack folders? Wow Target, Right on cue! What can I say Awesome little things excite me.

There was no need to modify these in any way. Touchdown! OK well, I still modified them. What can I say its my nature.
Minor adjustment, small sticky notes to label the tabs and done. I can change out the sticky notes depending on my storing needs. That's it! No biggie.

What do you think? Was this an improvement? Could you use one of these on your desk? I hope so because it works like a charm and it's oh so pretty. Let me know what you think? I'm always open to constructive criticism or plane old love. 
                            Keep it simple, keep it creative, keep it real..fun!
                                      Best Regards, Cisne



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