THE MASTER BEDROOM

While we have lived in our new home over a year now, there are still some rooms in the house that are just not exactly the way I want them yet. Taking my sweet time to get it decorated just right. One of those is the master bedroom. Getting new master bedroom furniture just wasn’t high on our list at the time with all the other things we wanted for the house. It’s still on our list but we have not found exactly what we want. I want very light-colored furniture and as you can see, ours is dark. Our bedroom is very calming and very sweet but I can’t wait to show you the after picture when we finally find the right bedroom furniture.
And as you know, I have a very glam, girly space upstairs with an office, craft and chill space, so I wanted to make sure this wasn't as feminine for my macho Mr. Nine. But if I could put pink and bling in here, I would, lol.


Bedding is one of the most difficult things to find for me. I absolutely adored our last master bedding set but we did decide to get something new in that area and I am extremely picky and to be honest, there are not that many drop-dead gorgeous bedroom sets out there. One collection I do love is the Hotel Collection from Macys. Everything is very nicely made and stands the test of time as our last master bedding set lasted eight years. Throwing on a Chunky Blanket is always a good idea and they come in so many colors!


I knew I wanted our bedroom to consist of grays, soft blues and champagne and this sweet plaid comforter and matching pieces fit the bill. It's called Modern Plaid from the Hotel Collection and all the items are available and on sale...details below. And I especially love the pillows that came with it. This collection can be pricey but is often on sale and the investment is soooo worth it because the pieces stand the test of time and are so luxurious! 



You may remember when I found this sweet Accent Chair from Wayfair a few months back. The metallic shimmer crinkle curtains are from our old house and were in my office there, they match the color of the accent wall so they are working for now.


One thing we added after the fact was the sliding barn type door. It separates the bedroom from the closets and master bath, and I love how it turned out, a little bit more modern to match our doors and I love the chunky handle.

The LIGHT is probably my favorite thing in the entire room and it came from, of all places, Amazon! Our sweet electrician had to physically attach every single one of those little dangly balls. It casts such a cool shimmer on the wall and ceiling and I love it. What I also love is that we have darkening blinds and that our bedroom is very peaceful, we also keep it a cool 67° for sleeping.



BEDDING As FOLLOWS: Comforter Queen HERE // King Duvet HERE // Oblong Champagne Pillow HERE // Smaller Oblong Pillow HERE // Middle Grey Square Pillow HERE // Plaid Shams HERE  // Large Euro Shams HERE // CHAIR HERE // CHUNKY BLANKET HERE //CEILING LIGHT (MY FAV) HERE // TABLE LAMPS Similar HERE & HERE// LOVE WALL ART HERE


Hope you got a good night's sleep and may your Monday be Fantastic!!!

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xoxo

FRIDAY FAVORITES...THE FINER THINGS

Some Friday’s just call for the finer things in life. From Fine Jewelry to Fine Wine, luxurious slippers and perfume, it doesn’t always have to mean expensive, but sometimes, and especially on a Friday, you just may want to treat yourself! 

1. FINE JEWELRY
Other than my wedding ring and a pair of diamond studs, I don’t have a lot of fine jewelry, but I have stumbled upon the cutest jewelry that I am thinking needs to make it's way to my jewelry box! I was excited to find this Fine Jewelry Site and their extraordinary fine jewelry pieces and amazing prices! The pieces are so very delicate and I have fallen in love with all their designs. My Birthday is early next month, so I am thinking of putting some of their designs on My Birthday List from Mr. Nine!! I especially want this Gold Infinity Heart Ring and this Circle Necklace.
BUY INFINITY HEART RING HERE



BUY CIRCLE NECKLACE HERE


BUY MIINI MEDALLION RING HERE

And I love this Chunky Infinity Band too!


2. PRETTY SLIPPERS
To me, fuzzy slippers are about as luxurious as it gets, especially when they’re so comfortable they don’t ever want to leave your feet! I recently received the prettiest blush pair from Pretty You London and they don’t leave my feet except when I leave the house! I love them so much and the bling on them is so precious! Definitely a finer thing in life that does not need to be crazy expensive!
I was crazy over how my flat lay turned out for these!


BUY SLIPPERS HERE


3. LIVING LIFE
To me, part of the finer things in life, is getting to spend extra special time with those we care about. With life being so busy these days and times so precious, it is an extra special treat to get to spend the day with someone. I was blessed to spend one day this week, with a friend I met on Instagram. I mentioned it on Monday and the fact that I realized she was from my area when I saw a box of famous area donuts sitting on her lap.
It was so great having her and her sweet kiddos over. All just as precious in person as I had imagined.

Aren't they adorable! 

I was also blessed to spend last Saturday enjoying Mr. Nine all to myself on a Saturday day date. We went to see the new Captain Marvel movie and had the sweetest little lunch at one of our favorite breweries. From 11 AM to 2 PM they offer what’s called a lightning lunch and have little small plates of all their famous dishes and it definitely did not disappoint.

4. LACE KIMONO
My craziness over beautiful kimonos has returned after I received this amazing white lace one. Not only can I wear it like this, as an outfit, but I can wear as a cover-up. This baby was under $15 but looks and feels 10 times that.



BUY KIMONO HERE // HEELS HERE //Earrings HERE // Similar Heart Necklace  HERE

More Inspo


5. FINE MISC.
Posts of the week:  
In case you missed the posts for the week, they were some of my favorite!
Monday~ 3 Things for March
Tuesday~ Sheet Pan Mongolian Beef YUM!
Wednesday~ 16, Going On...


Wine
I do not drink a lot but when I do the taste has to be extraordinary. You may know that we love Eataly in Chicago and they have the best sweet white wine there called Brandini, it’s a Moscato D’Asti DOCG. It comes highly recommended and it does not disappoint, winning several awards. It is definitely what I drink when I want a yummy glass of sweet wine or I want to impress my guests and it is still under $20.

Perfume
Chanel No5 was always my mom’s favorite perfume, still is and is definitely one of mine as well. I tend to save it for special occasions but now that I’m older, if I want to wear an ordinary Tuesday, I do! It is one of the more expensive perfumes but the sweet smell is totally worth it!
BUY PERFUME HERE & HERE

Hope You enjoy a Mighty FINE Weekend Lovelies! 
CHEERS!!

 Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // High 5 For Friday  // Fashion Friday

xoxo

16, GOING ON

I’m not sure if you know this or not, but in high school, I was a big Debbie Gibson fan. Even sort of got mistaken for her in a Florida airport. LOL. Must’ve been the hat. Do you remember when Debbie always wore hats, usually black ones similar to this. 



Anyway, I still love hats to this day but this one just evoked the 80s vibe for me but I made it current with this on trend cut out tunic. So, the Fashion theme today is 16 going on.... and I thought this outfit might fit. Truth be told, sometimes I wear the same trendy things the high school girls are wearing but try to class them up more for my decade.


I love that fashion transcends time, makes me feel not quite as old and I will never give up trends, trying new things and wearing what I love!


I adore the color and look of this top, my bra strap even hid under the shoulder part.

BUY TOP HERE // Hat HERE // Black Jeggings HERE & HERE Similar Feather Necklace HERE & HERE // Similar Booties HERE & HERE

Head over to The Blended Blog to link up your gorgeousness and.........

I hope you always feel like a teen at heart!


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xoxo


SHEET PAN MONGOLIAN BEEF

It is very rare that we have red meat at home. The occasional red meat I do have, is usually in a burger form at a restaurant now and then or the one steak I order a year at Ruth Chris. It’s not that I don’t like red meat, I love it! I just try to keep it in moderation for myself and my family. However, this Mongolian Beef recipe made my indulgence of red meat from the flank steak incredibly worth it! It was out of this world delicious! I first saw this recipe on Danielle's Blog talking about how much her family loved it and I know mine would loved it too. So, I decided to give it a try myself with some tweaks. What I love most about it? It’s one of those sheet pan meals that packs the flavor and is super easy clean up. 
It was so good that I did not even need rice or any kind of carb with mine.



What you'll need

Sheet Pan Mongolian Beef
INGREDIENTS 
1-pound flank steak
1-pound fresh green beans, trimmed and halved 
1/4 cup cornstarch 
4 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
4 teaspoons minced garlic
1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons red cooking wine
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3-4 scallions, chopped

DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 450°. Slice the flank steak against the grain into small thin strips. Toss the steak in a bowl with corn starch. Spread the trimmed green beans out on a large rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the coconut oil that has been melted. Sprinkle with some ground black pepper. Roast the green beans for five minutes. Push the green beans to the sides of the pan and spread the flank steak strips across the center in a single layer. Drizzle the steak with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil and cook in the oven for 8 more minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, cooking wine and ground black pepper together. Remove the sheet pan from the oven and pour the sauce over the steak and green beans. Bake again for about another 7 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven sprinkle with the chopped scallions and serve.


Where are my Meat Lovers?
HAPPY TASTY TUESDAY!!


xoxo


3 THINGS ~ MARCH

I get so excited to see what Laura comes up with each month for her 3 Things Write with Me series. The prompts are so spectacular and relatable so let’s get right to it! And I hope if you're not joining us today, head over to Laura's Blog today to not only check out her answers, but to see what fabulous April questions are in store.



1. Do You Believe in Luck? Why or Why Not? Absolutely I do believe in luck! The unfortunate thing is, it just seems to strike some people more than others. I feel I’m kind of middle the road, I’m lucky in life and have won a few contests over the years. In fact, one time I won $50 from scratch off tickets twice in one week. However, let me tell you about a lady who was extremely lucky in a certain area and how extremely lucky we were to know her! As you may know, my beautiful grandmother passed away about three years ago. Shortly before she passed, my aunt found all these four-leaf clover’s pressed into her Bible. I don’t know if you know this, and I’m attaching it here, but the odds of finding a four-leaf clover Clover are 10,000 to 1. My grandma didn’t just find one, kids, she found 105 in her yard over the years! I feel it was the sweetest treasure to leave behind for us and a testament to how beautiful her heart was! After I originally wrote this, My Aunt sent me a photo of another 133 found in the Bible that she had inherited from Grandma!!! WOW!! 238 4-Leaf Clovers!!!


The jar my mom has filled with grandma's 105 four leaf clovers


The additional 133 in her Bible, look how tiny the bottom one is..precious!


My mom found this the other day and we truly believe this is 100% my sweet grandma!


2. What was your favorite thing about yesterday or today?
The best thing about today has not happened yet as I write this. The most beautiful friend and the sweetest kiddos are coming to my house today for lunch. Here’s the cool thing, we met on Instagram and live in neighboring towns! As I was scrolling through Instagram several months ago, I saw a box of donuts that are extremely popular in our area sitting on her lap and I was like are you from (insert the town where the donut shop it is) and lo and behold she was from my area. This girl is a rising Instagram star, is the leader of some fantastic giveaways and her style is spot on spectacular. If you’re not following her, head over to her Instagram and do. She is the absolute sweetest and I cannot wait to give her a big hug and talk life, our blogs and the gram!

3. Show us the last Picture you took and a Short description of it?
Well, it was these Lucky T-shirt pics! The weather is finally warming up enough to get more blog post pictures outside (occasionally). This was from our One sunny day last week. Now it’s just a matter of which T-shirt do I wear next Sunday on St. Patrick’s Day? The lucky one? Or the Shake Your Shamrocks?


BUY T-Shirt HERE // Earrings HERE // Sneakers  HERE // Skirt HERE & HERE // Similar Hat HERE //Similar Bead Bracelets HERE

MAY LUCK & LOVE Follow 
You wherever you may go! 

xoxo

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