happy Easter!

{chocolate bunny?! ... don't mind if i do!}

{tulips & yellow roses... gorgeous!}

So thankful to be spending the day with great friends & family! Awesome bonus?!: my boyfriend got to come home for the day!

Happy Easter!


DIY: wine bottle flower vase

{recycled wine bottle, plenty of those around here!}

{vintage white paint}

{soak the labels off of wine bottle & paint two coats}

{pour glitter on wine bottle while paint is wet}

{fill the finished product with fresh flowers!}


newly acquired: 5/48

Perfect for the spring/summer! We usually skip right into summer, here, in Florida!


weekend pictures

I spent my weekend in Bradenton... a few things we did:

- Ate out for breakfast, lunch & dinner! No, not all in one day.

- Went to Seafood Fest & got caught in the rain! (no pictures due to the rain)

- Watched 3 movies on Saturday & I stayed awake for all 3! Yes, that's a huge accomplishment for me.

- Got in a little pool time today.


my view

{owl candle}

my view: Do you ever have those moments where you just sit there for a few minutes & think about how wonderful life is?! I know, some days are tougher than others but that's what keep it exciting & keeps us engaged. Ultimately this life we have is pretty awesome. I believe that happiness is a choice, just like most other things in life are a choice, right? We can control our own happiness. I believe in choosing to be happy. 

{coffee table books & spring candle}


St Patty's Day

I hope everyone enjoyed some kind of St. Patrick's Day festivities. Not only did I celebrate St. Patty's Day but I also celebrated a dear friends engagement. I have never met two people that love this green holiday almost as much as they love each other! The engagement party was a blast & like years past this St. Patrick's Day was another one for the books. We celebrated by wearing green, drinking green beer & eating corned beef & cabbage... St. Patty's Day perfection. 


orange nails

I recently bought this China Glaze orange nail polish & I love it! The color is called Breakin'. I also bought a Revlon quick dry top coat; my nails dried in three minutes! I am usually so impatient when I paint my nails, it never fails, I always smudge them. But not this time!

side note: First thing I said to myself this morning was, "I can't wait to get back in bed tonight." I agree, kinda sad. But I love my sleep! Am I the only one that has that thought when the alarm goes off at the crack of dawn?! I sure hope not. Needless to say, I'm happy to be getting in bed a little earlier tonight.

another side note: I have a new camera lens to play with this weekend. EXCITED!   


spring forward


i know, spring forward happened, what, four days ago now? i heard on the news that it takes the average person about five days to adjust to these time changes that happen twice a year. i can't figure out if my body is battling off a cold or if i'm taking my five days of adjusting this time around?! i wish i could just hurry up and figure this out because the last few days i have not felt myself. i couldn't be happier that longer days are upon us. not to mention, i get to see a really pretty sunrise every morning while i eat my breakfast. (it just seems so darn dark when my alarm goes off at 6am!!


sleepy town

{bed & breakfast}

Brandenton, FL is a sleepy town compared to what I'm used to on the east coast of Florida in Juno Beach. There are a lot of historical houses, a quaint little bed & breakfast, a quiet marina & cooler weather. 

{pretty front lawn where they have weddings every weekend}


{perfect pier for morning walks}

{protesters protesting the war}



new beginnings

{you think Florida is all beaches & palm trees until you drive across the state!}

Guess who's back, back again... yes, I know, cheesy Eminem song. But, this past weekend rectified new beginnings for me and I decided to get back to my old ways and start blogging again. Why not document my life on the internet, right?! I enjoy having a virtual diary. These are some pictures from this past weekend (taken with my IPhone).

{white roses from Valentine's day that lasted almost two weeks!}

{since the BF is out of town for a while i'll be eating a lot of solo dinners on the living room floor}

{blimp sighting}

{view from the BF's temporary pad in Bradenton, FL. yes, please! isn't it dreamy?! the sun sets over the ocean on the west coast of Florida. i'll definitely be visiting every weekend! not only for the view, because i love him!}