Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Fall bar cart update

Are you ready for the Thanksgiving celebrations to begin?  I am getting there, although I can hardly believe that this holiday is happening this week, eep!  One of my favorite ways to host events is to place snacks and libations in easy to reach locations for guests- and what better way to do this than with a simple bar cart!  Although this is not really a bar cart (it is a repurposed kitchen cart), it still serves the purpose of hosting supplies for guests and fun times.  This cart may actually get a serious makeover one of these days, but in the meantime I staged it with autumn colors and supplies as the perfect addition to a little fall cocktail gathering.  Cheers to Thanksgiving, my 3P lovelies!

Cart: Ikea (similar and eying this one)
Tortoiseshell decanter and glasses: TJ Maxx (similar here)
Leaf tray: souvenir from Fiji
Clear glass cocktail set: gifted (old but similar)
Cocktail napkins: unknown but similar
Metal and wood tray: old (similar here and love this one)
White owl: Ross (similar and cute mug)
Glitter owl ornament: Pier 1 (love these)
Gold dipped bowl: Target

Monday, November 25, 2013

Wonders from the weekend

< love the Christmas displays that are already showing up everywhere! >

Happy Monday, 3P pretties!  Can you believe that Thanksgiving week is here?  This past weekend flew by as fast as the rest of this month has flown by, but it was filled with all sorts of fun and great memories with some of my favorite people (stay tuned for more on the celebration that ensued with these peeps!).  This is going to be a short but busy week, and I am looking forward to all of the productivity that will be happening, along with the Thanksgiving celebrations that will occur.  Now, I am off to make this week a great one, 3P style of course, and hope that you are doing the same!

 < a girly shot of a pile of my favorite jewelry along with my love and joy bag >

 < a beautiful fall sunset in perfect fall weather >

< snuggle time with this loving kitty >

< perusing a barn sale- I love weekend antiquing! >

Friday, November 22, 2013

Obsessed: around the web this week

TGIF, my wonderful 3P peeps!  So glad that Friday is here and I'm looking forward to a fun-filled and productive next two days.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

1. Goofy and causes a smile or two- high speed photos of dogs shaking. (thisiscolossal.com)

2. Getting ready to host 25 people for Thanksgiving dinner next week, and these simple table decorations will make for the easiest festive centerpieces. (thepioneerwoman.com)

3. A ballerina tulle skirt my grown-up-girl self is wanting to dress up in. (loft.com)

4. Five must-have individuals in your network as an entrepreneur. (huffingtonpost.com)

5. The cool fall weather has me craving hot soups, and this tomato veggie soup is ideal for a windy and cold autumn day. (camillestyles.com)

6. This smoky glitter eye makeup is perfect for all the upcoming holiday parties on the calendar. (thebeautydepartment.com)

7. I love the glitz and glam of a white Christmas. (zgallerie.com)

8. Making history a little more real- colorized historical photos. (indulged.com)

9. Another dress-up idea I'm loving as a grown-up-girl: DIY crowns. (pinterest.com)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

My November Birchbox

A little joy arrived in my mailbox the other day, aka the monthly delivery of my Birchbox!  As the cooler rainy weather took over most of the days of this week, the little treats in this Birchbox delivery were just perfect for this time of year!  Each of these products was collected to do more good and add more good to my day- who wouldn't want that in life right now or any day?  Thanks for these great products for fall and goodness, Birchbox!  

P.S.- click here to sign up for your own Birchbox goodness!

< Such great packaging and presentation- so simple and attractive, much like the packaging designed by my favorite company >

< This Vasanti exfoliant will be great once a week for winter skin, and the Bee Kind body lotion has the most subtle sweetness about it >

< I'm thinking these are the perfect supplies for NYE >

< yummy teas for a hot drink on a cold morning >

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Daily Dressing

As I write this the rain is pouring down outside, and I couldn't be happier!  So most likely, these outfit pics from the past week are probably the last bare-legged outfits I will wear these next few months.  The California fall has taken quite a while to get here, and I am excited to finally be wearing some long sleeves and layers.  Plus, all kinds of new outfits are popping up in my mind due to my little bump! So here you have some of my favorite fall outfits to enjoy- I can't help it- I love wearing my dresses and skirts well into autumn!

< Outfit 1: trench & spots >
Trench coat: The Limited
Sweater: Kohls
Tank: Old Navy
Skirt: Simply Vera Wang (similar; eying this one)
Boots: TJ Maxx (similar)
Purse: Olivia + Joy
Jewelry: Stella & Dot

 < Outfit 2: tough pink >
Dress: Banana Republic (similar here and here)
Jacket: Marshalls (similar, great deal, and sale option)
Boots: Carlos Santana via TJ Maxx (similar here and here)
Jewelry: Stella & Dot earrings and bracelet; Briel (watch); gifted bangle from Carrie

 < Outfit 3: checked out >
Jacket: Forever 21
Dress: The Limited
Heels: Joe Fresh via TJ Maxx (also love these)
Jewelry: Banana Republic (necklace); Target (bangle and earrings)

< Outfit 4: chiffon pleats >
Shirt: Banana Republic (similar and love this one)
Skirt: Old Navy (this one is now calling my name!)
Purse: The Limited
Sunnies: Jessica Simpson
Jewelry: Kohls (necklace); Tiffany, Stella & Dot (bracelets and earrings)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Design project: decoration makeover

I feel so lucky to have completed another space makeover for a sweet friend!  She and I coordinated online to determine the design elements in this makeover, and thanks to some great help I had, everything went up in one afternoon. The basic elements of this makeover design were new wall art, a few knick-knack decorations, and some simple organization.  Honestly, decor and design projects like this are my dream job.  With a palette of neutral furniture accented with red and white, this cozy little space is sure to be cheery on grey winter days and throughout the rest of the year!

To see another space design project I did for a friend, click here; also click to see some of my own decorations and organization.

Design supplies:
Most shelving and furniture: Ikea
Red console table: Ebay
Red hanging shelf: Ross (similar)
Glass vase and decorative bowls: Target
Picture frame and other decor: TJ Maxx

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wonders from the weekend

< autumn leaves finally changing on our block >

Happy Monday, 3P pretties!  Another great fall weekend has come and gone again.  The past few days were spent with some of my favorite people, and I could not be more blessed to have the best friends so near to me all the time.  This is going to be a busy next couple of weeks, so I am totally thankful for wonderful weekends in between.  Whatever you are facing this week, make it a great one, 3P style of course!

 < the cutest baby girl Christmas dresses at Target >

< a little hostess gift I wrapped up for our first Thanksgiving feast of the season >

 < home cooked turkey for Thanksgiving with friends >

< amazing views taken in while wine tasting with my girls >

P.S.-  How great would it be to win a beautiful Lauren Hope necklace? Click here to enter.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Obsessed: around the web this week

TGIF, 3P lovelies!  Happy middle of November to you all.  Here are a few of my online obsessions from this week- I hope they bring a smile and a bright spot to your day! Have an amazing weekend (3P style, of course!) and I will see you back here next week.

1. I'm loving the girly simplicity and inviting atmosphere in Lauren Conrad's Paper Crown Office makeover. (domainehome.com)

2. The best way to crack an egg so that no shell fragments land in your bowl. (realsimple.com)

3. A heartwarming gift to a veteran- a makeover, the least we can do for such a one who has given so much for our country. (youtube.com)

4. The cutest cosmetic bag for wild hearts (so many great little bags here- will make excellent Christmas gifts at a great price) (stelladot.com)

5. With so many dinner party events coming up at the end of this year, this helpful guide on how to set a table properly will come in handy. (onehungrymama.com)

6. I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and this timeline will help me keep on track and stay less stressed. Time to order the turkey! (blog.williams-sonoma.com)

7. For a good laugh, check out what happens when the husband is in charge of your save the date card. (themetapicture.com)

8. These mini chicken pot pies are perfect for a fall evening at home. (laurenconrad.com)

9. If you can, here are some great donation opportunities for giving back: support the victims of the Typhoon Haiyan and help provide clean water to those around the world who need it most.  (red cross.com and foroneanother.org)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Desire or Acquire

 J.Crew // Gap

A few things that are currently on my fall wish list: a comfy jeweled sweatshirt (to dress up or down), leather leggings (to try my hand at styling these), and a killer red clutch.  Enter, in today's desire or acquire series, 6 fabulous finds and 3 amazing deals for these wish list items.  I will definitely be adding a few of these deals to my fall wardrobe.  Oh, that Stella & Dot clutch is caaaaaaalling my name!  Leave a comment and let me know if there is a specific item you are loving but wanting to find a better deal on, and I will be happy to hunt down that deal for you in an upcoming desire or acquire post!

 Vince // Hue
(+20% off both these pants at Bloomingdale's with code DESIGNER20)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The cat's outta the bag!

It is with great joy and excitement that I share this news with you today- the 3P house is blessed to have a little miracle on the way!  At 28 weeks and counting, this little Baby B will be here before we know it!  The man and I are so incredibly thankful for this miracle and can't wait to meet our little one.  Happily enjoying this little bump that keeps on growing and praying for this wee one (and our future parenting skills) constantly!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A fall tablescape

With Thanksgiving just two-and-a-half weeks away from now, beautiful fall tablescapes are on my radar.  There will be several dinners hosted with friends and family in the 3P house, and you know me- I love a good thematic event, and the little details make all the difference! (See my fall living room details here.)  Most of the items I used in this tabletop setting I had on hand, but in my experience you can always find great seasonal decor and household items at Target and T.J. Maxx too.  With a wonderful dinner planned with good friends later this week, I'm glad that this tables cape came together so easily and has the perfect little touches of autumn for our guests! 

Tabletop supplies
Tablecloth: Target
Burlap runner: DIY (or get one here)
Gold chargers: Target (similar)
Plates: Pottery Barn
Orange glasses: Target
Wine glasses: TJMaxx
Napkins: gifted (similar)
Flatware: gifted from grandparents (love this set)
Herb and planter centerpiece: DIY (see the original use here)
Cheeseboard: Cambria (also love this one)
Candleholders: miscellaneous thrifted mason jars (get them here and here)
Candles: Pier 1 (get gold here and orange here)
Squirrel salt & pepper shakers: Target
Rooster dish: thrifted (similar)