Valentine’s Day Style Board

Hello lovelies! It’s been a while since my last post… things have gotten super hectic and I haven’t quite had the time to post. I apologize for the lack of posting, but I’m back!

I thought I would return to the blog wold with a lovely Valentine’s Day style board in honor of the impending day of love… so, I put together a little board of my favorite Valentine’s Day inspired outfits both dressed up and dressed down. Whether you are going on a romantic date with your man, or hanging in with loved ones or friends, there are so many lovely pieces to choose from so be sure to enjoy picking out that special outfit {or two!} for your Valentine’s Day festivities!

Valentine's Day Style Board - mint and honey design blog

Images (dressed down}: Jacket: Zara, Tee: JCrew, Shoes: Kate Spade, Earrings: Stella & Dot, Sweetheart Necklace: Mindy Mae’s Market, Jeans: Madewell, {dressed up}: Dress: JCrew, Earrings: Stella & Dot, Necklace: Stella & Dot, Purse: Kate Spade, Shoes: JCrew,

And a little Valentine’s Day inspired chalkboard to brighten your day!

Valentine's Day Chalkboard Art - mint and honey design blog

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Happy New Year!

Wishing you the Happiest New Year! May 2015 bring health, happiness, and lots of love. 2014 brought us many wonderful blessings – most notedly, we purchased and moved into our beautiful new {FIRST} home – but I have a sneaking suspicion this year is going to be the best yet! Happy 2015… may this be the best year yet!

welcome 2015 - Mint and Honey design blog

 

xoxo G

Cheers to a New Year: NYE Style Board

Now that Christmas is officially over, I’m setting my sights on the New Year! With a great New Year celebration, I can’t help but start to think about the perfect NYE outfit.

Every girl knows that for every holiday or festive celebration you need the perfect outfit so, I put together a little style board of my New Year’s Eve inspired outfits both dressed up and dressed down. Whether you are going out on the town, or hanging in with family and friends, there are so many sparkly pieces to choose from so be sure to enjoy picking out that special outfit {or two!} for your New Year festivities!

New Year's Eve Style - Mint and Honey design blog

Images (dressed down}: Sweater: t+j designs, Purse: Kate Spade, Shoes: Steve Madden, Earrings: Stella & Dot, Necklace: Mindy Mae’s Market, Jeans: Madewell, {dressed up}: Crop Top: Alice + Olivia via. lyst, Sequin Skirt: Mindy Mae’s Market, Earrings: Stella & Dot, Necklace: Ruche, Purse: Chanel, Shoes: Jimmy Choo via. Neiman Marcus,

Oh and a little New Year’s chalkboard art to brighten your day!

New Year's Chalkboard Art - Mint and Honey design blog

 

Cheers to a New Year… and another chance to get it right! Happy 2015!

xoxo G

Back in the Game… {Some Lovely Things I’ve Been Up To Lately}

Hello darlings! I know it’s been a long while since I last posted… time just seemed to always get from me! All my teacher friends out there will certainly know what it’s like for papers, projects, grades, and planning to entirely consume your existence. I finally feel like I have a handle on my time management {or at least I hope so!} and decided to get back into the game.

So I decided that my first post back will be my last few months in a nutshell. I can’t say things have been terribly exciting, but I do have a few to share!

I’m continuing to {slowly} work on getting our house together. Believe it or not, it’s coming along! My first dilemma was a blank wall space in the entry that I didn’t quite know what to do with… enter World Market. It’s like a tiny slice of heaven… Their products are so unique and very reasonably priced! We ventured out to our local store not too long ago and I picked up the gorgeous farmhouse chalkboard I’ve had my eye on for quite some time. I am SO happy with how perfectly it fit onto that blank entry wall! Needless to say, I’ve been hard at work designing festive sayings to greet us as we enter our home. The first two pieces of chalkboard art that I created have been fall-inspired. I’m SO looking forward to frequently changing the chalkboard art over the holidays!


Fall Chalkboard Art - mint and honey designThanksgiving Chalkboard Art - mint and honey design

My next project was a DIY Holiday Mickey wreath for our front door! Anyone who knows my husband and I, knows that we love all things Disney. When I came across an amazing  fall Mickey on Pinterest, it got my wheels turning… I decided to run to my nearest Michael’s Craft Store and purchase all the supplies to create my very own holiday wreath! I will be doing a separate DIY post detailing how to make one of these beauties. It came out better than I could have imagined! The finishing touch will be the twinkle lights I’m going to add to it next week. More pictures to come!

DIY Mickey Holiday Wreath - mint and honey design

{confession – I’ve never been much of a holiday fan… especially Christmas. My husband typically has to work all major holidays so it kind of put a damper on my spirits in the past… this year, however, with the new house I think I’m going to enjoy decorating for Christmas for the first time! Super happy about this new development… my pocket book however, not so happy. hehe}

The last post is more of a preview. Having lived in Pennsylvania my whole life, I’ve always had a fireplace. When my husband and I moved to Florida, it was hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that fireplaces were basically not useful nor were they common place. I decided I wanted to take matters into my own hands and build my own. I scoured the internet for months to find the perfect design. I found this beautiful image from Sweet Something Design and set to work.

DIY Fireplace Inspiration

I got hard to work drawing up elevations and calculating measurements {must be the interior architect in me!} I settled upon the perfect design and taped it off. After feedback from my designer and architect friends, lots and lots of taping and re-taping, I think I’ve finally settled on the final layout!

DIY Fireplace Sketch - mint and honey designDIY Fireplace Taped - mint and honey design

My husband and I are planning to tackle this project next week while I’m off for Thanksgiving break… I will certainly keep you all posted on the progress!

Well, I think that’s about it! Thanks for hanging in there and getting to the end of this post! Happy Friday all!!

Until next time…

xoxo G