Lovely in Leopard and Green

Plastic is fantastic

I'm in love with Spring's beautiful acrylic resin earrings. I love the size, the color combinations, and their geometric shapes. They can pretty much make the outfit. You can easily wear a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt...add the earrings and you are cute to go.

My mom used to have the best collection of earrings in the 80's....you know those huge ones. When they went out of style she gave them all away except a couple that I inherited. And let me tell you- I wear them all the time! Things always, somehow come back in style.

Marni has an especially beautiful collection this time around. If you aren't sure if these earrings are you but want to give them a whirl the pink and yellow earrings (#3) are cheap (under $10).

1. Marni . 2. Miu Miu 3. ASOS 4. Marni 5. Marni


Wild Wall Colors

Hello! I'm Jessica, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a website and blog with a wonderful selection of affordable lighting fixtures and interior design inspirations every day! I'm delighted to be guest posting for Albertina and Julie today, and taking a cue from their recent post about springtime in New Orleans, with its vibrant colors and joyful atmosphere, I thought I'd share a collection of beautiful interiors with wild and brilliant wall colors. I hope you enjoy!
Wild Wall Colors
A dazzling neon pink foyer may not be for everyone, but it will certainly offer a jolt of energy when returning home, not to mention it makes a wonderful first impression with guests.
Wild Wall Colors
The contrasting wall colors in this home is just gorgeous, especially with the floral wallpaper in the foreground and the matte orange in the background. It's a lovely vibrant effect that creates depth and visual interest.
Wild Wall Colors
I love this bright and cheery living room, not only for its abundant natural light, but for the striking yellow wall color. A wrought iron ceiling light must provide a magical quality in the evenings.
Wild Wall Colors
The rich teal wall color in this living room is particularly regal and sophisticated with the elegant fireplace and the grand built-in bookshelves. The black and gold mirror is just stunning.
Wild Wall Colors
Sure to create a lively, Spring-inspired atmosphere, this vivid green wall color is fresh and exciting. Plenty of white accents help keep the wild wall color from becoming too overwhelming.
Wild Wall Colors
Red is such a great wall color for adding a rich, sophisticated feel to a room. The unique wall art and crystal inverted pendant light are great touches within the foyer, as well.
Wild Wall Colors
Bright orange walls and purple furniture create a striking atmosphere in this living room that would be perfect for extraordinary dinner parties. The leopard print upholstered chairs are unexpected, but fitting accents.
Wild Wall Colors
Purple and turquoise are quite a dreamy color combination, as this home illustrates. The butterfly wall decor and cascade of twinkling lights in the next room are fun, funky accents.†Images†1†|†2†|†3†|†4†|†5†|†6†|†7†|†8

Which of this colorful rooms is your favorite? Let us know in the comments! And be sure to stop by Arcadian Lighting for a wide variety of beautiful, colorful light fixtures for your home!


Marvelous Málaga- Part 2

Here is Part 2 of my trip to Málaga post (Part 1 is here if you are joining us now). I need to spend some time telling you about what I subsisted on aside from the amazing tomatoes and oranges.
Meringues. I ate a whole one everyday. Yup, just protein and sugar....they are good for you, you know? And,
jamon serrano. I'm a fan. Also, we ate a lot of
spanish tortilla. My mother-in-law makes an amazing one. I, however, would not and will never eat this
blood sausage with rice. No, Thank You. And, of course, a trip to Spain would not be complete without churros con chocolate
And here is me thinking of Julie and her lovely Green Wall Post
Here is a chic shop owner
And these photos are just cool
And look at this how cute. These twins
are now these twins
In case you were missing a photo of me

And my last offering to you is
A little bit of perspective.

What do you think? Do you like Málaga? Have you been? Would you like to visit? There are other amazing cities in the vicinity like Ronda, Granada, and Marbella. I have plenty more photos but don't want to bore you. Back to regular programming after this.

Marvelous Málaga

I'm so glad to be back home!  The trip was fabulous and we all had a wonderful time.  Little A's great grandfather had a fantastic 100th birthday celebration with all his family and we were honored and inspired to have partaken in such a special and heartwarming celebration.

I took approximately 1,000 photos of the city, the food, family and anything that caught my attention.  It's so different to visit a city under the watchful eye of camera readiness.  Suddenly, you begin noticing things that you would normally pass by.  So bare with me as I try to pick the photos I think would be more interesting to you, my dear readers, so you can get a sense for this wonderful city and delight in all the things that I found beautiful, interesting, or delicious!

Ok, so first things first.  You need to see what we see when we look out the window from my mother-in-law's apartment.....something stunning. This
This is Málaga's Cathedral.  It is literally a stone's throw away.  If you were Mr. Gadget you could touch it.  It is quite inspiring to have breakfast with this view.  The bells; however, are a different story.  They ring every hour on the hour.  They have known to drive some people cuckoo.  Enough to sell their prime real estate property and skip town for good.  The pink building is where we are.
Here is another view of its only tower seen from a different part of the city.

Here are some shots of the inside

So, not to get too serious.  Here is something interesting.....I saw these ladies
leaving this place
Yes, Cocteleria is a place where you get cocktails.....Hmmmm.....

I love the bull fighting postcards in Spain
If you send me your address next time I visit (which will be summer) I can send you one! email me.

One thing I love about Europe are the balconies.  They are beautiful and come in so many shapes and sizes
 Even the bottoms of the balconies are works of art.
Really? Can I live in a pink building please?  You know who would love that....  Little Ms. A.  She wishes the whole world would be pink.  Take a look at her favorite painting in Málaga
Hmmm.... is it because its pink? or because its a princess?  or both.  Of course, we needed to get some paraphernalia with this painting on it at the museum store otherwise we simply could not live.

Preferred mode of transportation.
 Of course.

Every time we visit Malaga family members shower us with the best kinds of presents.
Organic, home-grown, amazing fruits and vegetables that taste like heaven.  Oranges are in season. They are everywhere.
And Spring was springing
 Another thing I love about Europe - the parks.  They are more interesting
 and see-saws are allowed (honestly, when was the last time you saw one?) 
you can even have a cocktail while you watch your kids play
Maybe the nuns should come here for their cocktail hour?  I bet it would be cheaper.

I have some more photos I would like to share. I don't want the blog to blow-up because of too many photos.  Check back in a few hours to see what else was going on.....
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