Saturday, March 19, 2016

My Favorite Spring Fragrances: Antica Farmacista

I recently discovered the fabulous fragrance line, Antica Farmacista, after receiving some of their products for Christmas and I was completely hooked.  The Damascena Rose, Orris & Oud Hand Cream has been my #1 favorite!  It smells like heaven and leaves your hands feeling so silky without the greasiness that most moisturizes leave behind.  If you have not tried it yet, you NEED it in your life! Trust me.

I am a huge fragrance/candle junkie so you can imagine how delighted I was whenever they reached out to me to try some of their new Spring products.  After trying them all, it is safe to say that this brand is pure luxury and beyond compare.  

I really go overboard with fall scents around the holidays, so receiving this Cucumber & Lotus Flower Candle was just what I needed.  It is a crisp, clean scent that makes me feel automatically refreshed after a long day.  I enjoy lighting this candle in the Kitchen/Living Room area and using the Room Spray in the Bathrooms.  

The Fig Leaf Hand & Body Wash is SO yummy.  This blend of fig, sandalwood and amber is perfection and will be my new go-to hand wash for the Kitchen!  It's a great neutral scent that even my Husband doesn't mind using.. win, win!

So many of their products would make amazing gifts for birthdays and special occasions-they even have Men fragrances!  I may or may not have already picked out my own Mother's Day gift....Oops!!!

Happy first day of Spring!


Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Hunt for Budget-Friendly Curtains

Hi there!  

We have officially been in the new house for 8 months now and I have yet to find curtain rod/ curtains for our Living Room.  Nothing like doing your workout video at night in the living room where the entire neighborhood can see!  The Hubs made a comment about it the other night and I realized that I really need to bite the bullet and find some ASAP.  The problem is, I am not a curtain girl......I am more like a lamp/ chair / throw pillow / accessory kind of girl!  Take me to any store, and I promise I can find one of those items that I like and will most likely take home with me.  Curtains, on the other hand, are a colossal challenge!  Don't get me wrong, I can appreciate the beauty of custom drapery and gorgeous fabric/trim... I just can't make myself spend over $100 on uno curtain panel.  No, thank you.  Not when I need at least 4 of those babies for our ten foot window. 

 *Disclaimer*  I am talking about simple solid curtain panels.  If I were looking for printed curtains, I would definitely splurge!  Designer fabric is the best option for prints, in my opinion.

Here's my Top 5:

Threshold Farrah Curtains $20.99

West Elm $69

I will probably order one of each to figure out which fabric works best with our lighting.  I will let you guys know which one is the winner!!

Happy Saturday!


Sunday, March 6, 2016

10 Easter Tablescape Ideas

Hey guys!  I am so thrilled that Spring is finally here! I know technically it is 2 weeks away but the weather has been amazing and Easter is quickly approaching!  The time between Christmas and Easter always proposes a decorating challenge for me because the house feels SO bare without my Christmas decor.  Mardi Gras follows closely after but I will be totally honest and say Mardi Gras decor is not my jam, so I like to fast forward straight to Spring/Easter!  

I found my favorite 10 tablescapes for a little inspiration....All of these are so well done and are MAJOR eye candy......Enjoy!

Happy decorating!!