Monday, November 28, 2011

Snap, Crackle, Pop!

I saw this article in the September 2011 issue of House Beautiful, and LOVED the bright, vibrant colors.

I adore the bright colors of this living room. How perfect is this for a beach house?!

And this kitchen, too...

Honey, I'm home!

These bedrooms are cozy and chic all in one

And who could have a gloomy day if she got ready in this bathroom every morning?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Stationery card

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall Colors

I have to start off by saying that I LOVE nail polish. I love choosing colors...nearly every time I go to the beauty supply store for work, I pick up a new bottle. I don't actually polish my nails all that often, because of the amount of time it takes to dry (and I'm way too impatient to sit still). But I have to tell you, I went in the supply store this week to pick up a few things for the salon, and they had all the Fall colors I had to grab a few. ;)

I've been on the search for a great 'Husky' purple, and have had a hard time finding one. This week, I picked up two shades of purple. One is a little to pale to be a true UW purple, and the other is a little bright, but I purchased both and am excited to wear them next time we tailgate!

Here's the polish that I think is a little too pale, OPI's Purple With A Purpose
And the 'bright' polish, Essie's Sexy Divide
I also picked up a really dark color that I can't wait to try, OPI's Light My Sapphire, which is a great graphite grey that I can't wait to try

And the polish I just put on tonight, which is a great fall color, OPI's My Private Jet. It doesn't look quite so fancy and sparkly on my opinion, this photo makes it look more like a 'special event' color than a daily wear, but I really think it can be a daily polish.

What's your favorite color this fall? Can't wait to hear!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Stella & Dot

I'm thrilled to announce that my newest favorite thing is a business that I've started! I'm now an Independent Stylist with Stella & Dot.

Stella & Dot is a social selling company that creates flexible, work from home, entrepreneurial, business opportunities for women everywhere.

Our irresistible, affordable line of boutique styled accessories is offered through independent stylists who sell online and through in home trunk shows.

Stella & Dot has been recognized in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and on The Today Show. It's so much more than a fashion and technology company, it's a people company inspired by and created for strong women!

If you're interested in purchasing any of our gorgeous products, visit my website here.

If you want to earn FREE jewelry, visit this part of my website.

If you're interested in joining my team and starting a wonderful business of your own, please email me directly at stefaniebakke81 at gmail dot com.

I look forward to hearing from you!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Z Gallerie!

Let me introduce you to one of my favorite stores...Z Gallerie. I recently went in the store while in Scottsdale, and honestly could have bought almost everything in there, if it weren't for the fact that it wouldn't all fit in my suitcase. ;)

Allow me to share with you some of my favorites........

Among the great assortment of pillows is the Asha Pillow, which I LOVE.

Love these Caprise Pillars...a steal at $10 each!

The Suzini Vase would be perfect on a white bookshelf or built-in.

The Brilliant Sconce would look great in an entryway or bathroom

Alberino Lanterns, on sale for just $9.99!

They also have a great assortment of art, furniture, and area rugs.

Oh, and I just have to share one last thing...the Cuddler Chair.

Wouldn't you love to curl up with a cozy throw and a good book and just sit there and read all afternoon?!

I urge you to check out this fabulous store!!! For those of you who are local, they just opened a new store at Redmond Town Center. :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

A Few Favorites...

I have a few new favorites from this past week that I want to share with you... I stopped at Trader Joe's on Thursday to pick up some strawberries for Cameron, who was literally in tears at breakfast that morning because the few strawberries we had had gone bad. Upon walking in, I saw these gorgous basil plants. I've had a few basil plants in my day; usually the kind from the grocery store that come with the sponge on the roots that you just put in a jar. Never a real plant in dirt. ;) I saw these, assuming they'd be $10 or so (considering the above mentioned grocery store version is usually $3.99). I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that it was only $2.99!! I picked one up, and have enjoyed looking at it and smelling it for the past few days. I'll pick and use some basil soon! parents and sister gave me a Kindle for my birthday, and I'm in love. It's so light, syncs automatically with the Kindle app on my phone and computer, and has been a great addition to my 'library'. {via} While grabbing a few things for work at the beauty supply store this week, I grabbed a new nail polish, Essie's Chinchilly. It's a great neutral, different than the typical pale pink I've been wearing. It's a nice change. Essie polishes are great in that they go on nicely, with good coverage with just two coats. {via} Oh, and one other favorite....we're leaving for Arizona on Wednesday for a little over a week in the sun. I'm soooo excited and can't wait for a relaxing, warm, sunny week! Hope you all have a great week as well!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

My Favorite Things, St Patrick's Day version

I've compiled some fun, pretty things in the color GREEN in honor of St Patrick's Day...enjoy!

Trina Turk Mykonos Tote from Nordstrom

Adorable Burp Cloth

Gorgeous Crib Bedding by Oilo
Oven Mitt by Jessie Steele

Jonathan Adler journal from Barnes & Noble

Thank You cards from Etsy seller CreativeGirlHeather

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Is Spring On Its Way?

I was looking through a previous issue of Coastal Living this afternoon and saw a page dedicated to gorgeous jewelry inspired by sea glass. I decided to take a look at a few of my favorite websites to see what I could come up with. There are some beautiful jewelry out there (at reasonable prices) that is making me yearn for Spring and Summer. Here are some of my favorites...

LOFT Long Twist Multi Chain Necklace

Stella and Dot Camilla Necklace

There was a beautiful necklace by Verre New York. For those of you that are local, they do have some local retailers.
Aval Kelp Necklace...isn't it gorgeous?! I love it.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Meri Meri Cupcakes

Cupcakes, especially when adorned by a great cupcake topper, is one of my favorite party decorations.

A few weeks ago I was in our local (small town) drugstore, picking up a prescription. I love wandering around the drugstore, because they have all kinds of fun things to look at. Everything from the general pharmacy type goods, to books, puzzles, shoes, home decor....and these adorable cupcake kits from Meri Meri.

Love this 'Let Them Eat Cake' set that I saw...

And this pirate cute would that be for a little boy's birthday party?!

If you can't find these locally, you can pick them up from this page of the Meri Meri website.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Practical vs. Impractical

I received an email from Nordstrom this morning (I feel like that's how all of my blog posts start out lately, "I received an email from fill in the blank", ha ha!), showcasing Spring shoes.

I've always loved shoes...but with my line of work (hairstylist) and a suburban mom, the shoes I love are very impractical. So I decided I'd share a few of my favorites here and live vicariously through my blog. ;)
This Stuart Weitzman 'Kimbow' pump is gorgeous. But at $375 and a 5 inch heel, it's not likely I'll be rocking these any time soon!

I do love this Jimmy Choo 'Cosmic' Platform Pump as well...but $695 is a little out of my price range!

I really like this Enzo Angiolini 'Sully' Platform Pump as well, and at under $90, it's a little more practical for me. A basic color and fairly basic pump (with a little bling) is a reasonable choice. I'll let you know if I pull the trigger on this one!
ETA: I just tried to add the Sully platform to my shopping bag on and they don't have my size. :( Before anyone tries to tell me to check Zappos or anything else...of course the glitter version of this shoe is a Nordstrom Exclusive. Darn!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

St Patricks Day 2011

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I received a code from Shutterfly this morning for 10 free cards. I didn't have any intention of purchasing any photo cards any time soon, but figured, what the heck! I logged on and saw this adorable card, and decided to use my most favorite recent photo of the little guy. In addition, I used another code from the website, for another 5 free cards! What would have cost me nearly $45 was FREE!! I'm so excited to share these cards with my friends and family!

For anyone who's interested, you can use promo code 5FREECARDS to get 5 of your own. If you do, be sure to post to your own blog for a $25 gift certificate to Shutterfly! Happy card making!