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Posts tagged ‘style’

Cha-Cha-Changes {social media + design}

I’m happy to share that as of yesterday, So Pretty is as Pretty Does is on Facebook. Come on by and visit if you’d like by clicking here or by using the Facebook box on the right side of this page.  Speaking of the right side of this page, that’s also new. This week, I made some design updates and changed the menu in an effort to create easier navigation. I’ve also included my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook feeds so there are even more ways to connect.

I’d love to know what you think of the new design and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. So, feel free to comment, message or tweet me! And, thanks to everyone who has liked the Facebook page so far.

PS: I think it’s cruel for a post title to nod to David Bowie without providing an immediate method of listening to David Bowie. To that end…

Happy weekend!

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Bathroom Mini-Renovation {Part 4: Painting Tile Board}

As mentioned in earlier posts about my bathroom, the plastic tile wallboard was the big thing keeping me from updating the room. I was nervous to paint because the wall is plastic, so I didn’t know how well paint would stick especially since it has to withstand a lot of humidity. But, after some research and after staring at the gray/blue scattered floral wall tile, I decided to go ahead and paint – consequences be damned. I wanted a space that was more modern and felt larger. With that in mind, I chose to paint wide horizontal stripes in two neutral complementary colors. When working with plastic tile board, there is a lot of prep work – here’s how I did it.

before and after horizontal stripes

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Succulent Centerpiece

I love having flowers in the house, but buying bouquets week after week really adds up. So, I’ve gone a different route while still enjoying a bright and natural centerpiece.

Close up cactus

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Pass the water please.

While many people have refrigerators that also act as water dispensers, we are still a Brita pitcher household. This means a couple of things; 1) the pitcher is convenient to have at the dinner table, but unattractive and 2) you have to remember to refill it. Well, #1 sort of annoys me and with regard to #2, I’m admittedly the drink-the-last-drop-and-leave-the-Brita-empty culprit in our house. So, I decided to turn my last screw-top bottle of white wine into a quick and cute bottle for serving water at the dinner table.

Table Top water bottle

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Style Goes on Forever.

Like gorgeous spring days, it feels like you can never appreciate good neighbors enough. We had wonderful neighbors during the first two years in our first home. A friendly older couple and with around 170 years of living between them, it’s no surprise that both Mr. and Mrs. M led extraordinary lives. Mr. M was a WWII Prisoner of War and was one of thousands in the Bataan Death March. Mrs. M was a photographer and artist who added color to black and white pictures before cameras had that ability.

In the past 12 months, both Mr. and Mrs. M passed away. We’ve missed having them next door – I learned something new every time we talked. Their daughter came by yesterday to tend to estate matters and asked if I’d like anything to remember them by.  Even with Mrs. M gone, I’m still learning more about her – she had great style.

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