Fall and Halloween Decor Tour

Happy Saturday!  We were supposed to go on a camping trip this weekend, but cancelled at the last minute due to the forecasts for poor weather.

I’ve been keeping myself busy today anyway by doing some fall decorating.  I still have to do the outside, but thought it would be fun to show what I’ve done so far inside the house!

Our living room

Pumpkins pop up in unexpected places!

Jack-o-lantern tins on our mantle

Isn’t this the cutest little owl?

Our kitchen

Love that little sign!

A spooky bowl full of apples

Cute little owl in our coffee nook

Bowl of candy (out of reach on top of the fridge!)

Our dining room

A fall table runner

Welcome, fall!

Do you decorate for the fall?  Where do you find your favorite decorations?  

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Spring Faves!

Happy first day of spring, little chicka-dees!

I love spring – it’s such a season of renewal and starting fresh.  Ahhh…

In honor of the first day of spring, I thought I’d share a few springy items I’m loving right now.

1.  NAILS – In shades of tangerine and mint green:

(Pictured:  Loreal in Tangerine Crush, Sonia Kashuk in Fairy Princess.  Neither photo does these shades justice, IMO)

2.  BRIGHT DENIM – I bought these MNG by Mango brand jeans from JC Penney for $40, and they are so comfy and the prettiest shade!

Here’s how I wore these jeans today for work:

Office Wear - March 2012

3.  LIPS – Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait:

It’s a nice, natural shade that stays on for a surprisingly long time and feels nice and…well…buttery on the lips!

4.  The return of SELF TANNER!  Buh-bye pasty whiteness.  My obsession:

5.  STATEMENT NECKLACES – especially in shades of coral:

6.  And finally, sweet cheerful SPRING DECOR to brighten up our happy home:

I found this pic on Pinterest.  I love the idea of a cute arrangement with either Easter eggs, jelly beans, or slices of fresh lemon and lime in the vase…so pretty!

What are some of your favorite things about spring?

Spring Cleaning – Part 1

I have been working diligently at my 40 days of spring cleaning!

40 Days of Spring Cleaning

Here is part 1 of my progress thus far.

Bathrooms:

1. Throw out expired medications and old cosmetics.  Organize and wipe down these storage areas
2. Clean out areas under the sink in all bathrooms
3. Reseal grout lines in master bathroom (haven’t done this yet, but I bought the materials!  Need hubby’s help to finish this) 
4. Scrub floors
5. Clean windows and light fixtures

Bedrooms:

6. Wash all bedding, pillows, etc.
7. Wipe down walls and baseboards.
8. Clean windows, blinds, and window treatments
9. Clean out and organize closets and dresser drawers

I’m going to finish some stuff up around the kitchen this weekend, and will post that as part 2.

Hope you enjoyed the little tour of the Goal Called Life Casa!  🙂

What spring cleaning tasks are you tackling this weekend?

Office Inspiration

What I have:

An empty room (formerly a living room) with unpainted french doors laying on the floor.  Shades are drawn to protect the room’s nakedness from the neighbors.  Unusable, empty space.

What I’m dreaming of:

A beautiful office in soothing shades of gray, lemon and espresso.

Walls like this:

A bench like this:

Oh, and a big, oversized comfy chair for reading:

Sweet little throw pillows:

And a soft rug under my feet:

I can’t forget a charming desk in dark wood:

And the perfect chair to match:

I can already feel how productive I would be, working in such a lovely, sunny space!

…Can you tell I’ve been hanging out on Pinterest??  😉