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July 30, 2010

So pardon me for jumping ship yesteday, but as you can see, my lovely little blog was getting a renovation of its own {still a work-in-progress with a few things to revise}, courtesy of Lindsey at Sweet Simplicity Designs–she is WONDERFUL to work with. I gave her tons of ideas for what I was looking for (colors, elements, patterns, etc.) and boy did she deliver… if you’re wanting a little freshening up for your blog, I am telling you to talk to her!
Well, it’s that day again… the day we all look forward to throughout the week–FRIDAY! But before I fill you in on weekend details, PLEASE tell me some of you watched the premiere of Jersey Shore last night?
HILARIOUS–I know they are pure trash, but I give in everytime its on and I will admit Jeff and I did a little fist pumping action of our own last night… their vocabulary and the words they come up amuse me so much–grenade, creep?? Don’t know where they come up with this stuff, but I am a loyal fan. 
Today is Christmas in July lunch day at work… yes, I know, it may be 95 degrees outside, but in our lunchroom it smells like the holidays–gotta love it! I can’t wait to get some comfort food and totally forget my healthy eating habits for one meal soI can indulge in the baked macaroni and cheese I made:
1 box Deluxe Mac and Cheese
1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar
1/2 cup of Sour Cream (I use light)
1 tsp. cayenne red pepper
1/2 tsp butter
8 ritz crackers
Preheat oven to 375.
Cook macaroni and cheese normally; add in cheese sauce
Spoon sour cream, 1/2 of shredded cheddar, and red pepper into macaroni mix
Pour mixture into greased 9 x 9 square baking dish
Mix together butter and ritz crackers and crush together; add on top of other ingredients
Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!
After work, Jeff and I are headed out for date night…we’ve slacked a bit on entertaining ourselves as a couple lately and we both want to get back in the habit–on tonight’s agenda, sushi and finally getting to see Eclipse! Can you tell I picked this date??
The rest of my weekend will be spent spray painting the guest bedroom furniture, picking out {yet again} more paint colors for the house, finishing up another calligraphy order, and spending time with the family celebrating my cousin’s 21st birthday–oh how I remember the days!! =)
And just because I thought it was funny, check this post out at one of my favorite home decor/design/DIY websites–Young House Love… they were looking for a pop of summertime color in their living room and they added some bright yellow floral rosette pillows… and the interesting part is that I bought the SAME pillows for our bedroom because I wanted to add something bright and bold into our otherwise neutral palette–great minds think alike, right?
Their Living Room
My Master Bedroom
Happy weekend friends!!

  1. Oooh love the new blog design very chic! Your bedroom is so cute! I love the colors.

  2. I hate/love the jersey shore shore. They are crazy and make me laugh everytime!

  3. Loving the new design! And your bedroom is looking great!

  4. Natasha, your blog looks fabulous!! I love the colors, very chic 🙂

    And your bedroom looks beautiful! I love the colors!!

  5. Jamie Lynn says:

    Ha I watched The Jersey Shore too.. They crack me up! Loved the part when Snooki was talking about Obama puting the 10% tax on tanning.. so funny!

  6. CMae says:

    Is it bad if I say i miss your old blog design? I loved all the yellow! 🙁 but change is good.

  7. Love the new blog layout…adorable!

    Have a great date night and weekend!!

  8. Beth Dunn says:

    Have fun on your date night!

  9. Sarah Wyland says:

    The new design looks great! We had Christmas in July at my internship a couple weeks ago. It was wonderful. 🙂

  10. Mrs. Hesson says:

    Wow! I'm loving your new blog design. (and slightly jealous!) Your room is gorgeous. Love all of the colors.

  11. Brittany says:

    Your new blog design is so cute 🙂 I love it. Your bedroom is too!

    I watched Jersey Shore as well and it cracks me up every time!

  12. I just watched JS tonight. Ha!!! It's my guilty pleasure:)

  13. Love yellow and gray together! I miss my gray walls, I had just painted them before we moved!

  14. LOVE the new blog design, and your bedroom. Oh la la. Agh, love JS. I don't have cable back at my parents so I can't watch it. Boo. Going to be hopping online soon to see if I can catch the re-run 😉

  15. Julie says:

    Love the new design!

  16. I love your new blog look!! and you have great taste…love those pillows!

  17. I love your bedroom! And yay for your new blog design. It's sort of whimsical, girly, and shabby chic all rolled into one!

  18. I loveee the new look, so chic!

    I'd love to hear more about how you go about spray painting a room? I've been curious before, but wouldn't know where to start.

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