Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Can't get you outta my head

Not only am I totally crushing on Adam Levine (hello, hotness)...

...I can't get Maroon 5's new song outta my head...it's pretty addictive...but unless you want your kiddos learning the F-bomb, listen to the radio edit version. 

Just sayin'.


Monday, July 30, 2012

Camp Beverly Hills is back in town!

Back to life, back to reality... 

 Actually, we're still pretty much on a vacation high at our house...you can tell by the mounds of laundry and overly tired children (c:

We had a fantastic vacation and relaxed on the beach...swam with sharks and stingrays...ate until we were too full to move...and loved every minute of it (c:

The awesome peeps over at Camp Beverly Hills sent me these duds and I thought, hey, what better place to show them off than in Cali?

Beverly Classic Tee, Olympic Pants c/o Camp Beverly Hills

These are super comfy and a big thank you for them!

I was *SUPER* impressed with this Zoya nail polish...5 days at the beach and not a chip or scratch...*phenominal* (and no, they didn't pay me to say that! (c:)  Color is from their Beach collection, Lara.

Don't worry, I won't subject you to the 500+ vacation pictures that we snapped...just trust, the mid 70's weather was a much needed reprieve from the 110 degree weather here in Phoenix!


The winners of the JunieBlake giveaway are Lacey and Cassie!!! Congrats and thanks to all who entered!!

Wish me luck...my son's first day of school is Wednesday...I'm almost ready to do it...(c:

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday's Fancies, Vacay edition


This will be our last day of our getaway to Cali...I'm sure I'll be ready to get back home...just not get back to all the laundry! )c:

Maybe I should spend a couple more days in this...

So I'm trying to keep the vacation high with me and thought this saying was fitting...

BELIEVE, people...and make it a good weekend! See you Monday!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Loving...to the point of unhealthy...

All the reason I need to be convinced that I need some mint jeans...

How much do I think I need to recreate this outfit???

 I'll give you one guess...it's A LOT... (c:

I'm pretty sure my beloved Tarjay has skinnies that exact color right now...and I'm sure I can find something akin to that darling sweater...

But apparently, I need a different source for those flats, because these ones AND these ones are all gone!


Don't they know that I *need* them??? (c: 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sun Shiney Day

I'm super drawn to this absolutely lovely and cheerful little dining room I came across...

Ah, yellow. Like sunshine you can slap on whatever you like (c:

And why not an outfit to coordinate with such fab inspiration? *wink wink*

heels, bag, skinnies, blouse (and thank you Banana for not having a non-model shot of this bad boy), bracelet, Ray Bans

Here's hoping that your Tuesday is a sun-shiney one (c;

And speaking of sun-shiney...I was guest posting over at Natasha's absolutely fantastic blog about being a mommy and didn't even put a link up yesterday (dang you, vacation internet!!!)!

Check out Schue Love and my guest post HERE

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sail away!

Super duper happy and sun shiney Monday to all!

Why so chipper you might ask?

Because I'm actually on vacation with the fam for the first time, well, EVER.

We have never actually gone on a family vacation with just the four of us and it was definitely time.

Where am I?




Yeah right. If you believed any of those for a second you are crazier than I thought...with two small kiddos we are going here:

And some other fun places in Cali. The kiddos are *BEYOND* stoked...and to be perfectly honest, so am I (c:

I was too lazy/forgot didn't do the guest post thing, but I did put some together for the week if you feel like dropping by...I'm going to really miss making the rounds and checking in on all my lovelies {frowny face}, but you can be sure that I'll be back and ready to catch up next week!!!

And today is the last day to enter the JunieBlake giveaway, so get in on it!!! Remember, there's TWO WINNERS! Double the fun, right? (c:

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday's Fancies: Mint Condition

I get easily fixated on colors and then I just can't get them out of my head.

I know mint has been around a LOT lately, but it's one of those that I don't think I'll ever get enough of!

Plus, you know I was just looking for an excuse to put that J Crew necklace in a board (c; It will be mine, OH YES, it will be mine!

And I wouldn't mind it in my house, either...

And now I think I would just really like a huge bowl of mint ice cream...dang this heat!!!

Have a fabulous weekend and here's to beating the heat!!!

And don't forget to enter the JunieBlake giveaway!!! It closes Monday July 23rd at 5 pm!!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Grow up (a little).

So this is a bizarre topic for the blog...well, at least I think it's a little bizarre...but if the blog isn't for over-sharing, then what is it for, right??? (c; 

Naw, I don't think this is *that* bad.

I'm just thinking that now that I'm in my thirties, I should be more of a grown up. Y'know, responsible and mature.

And I firmly believe that all mature and stylish women should have a signature scent. Yep. I'm talking perfume, people! See, this isn't going to be so bad (c: 

The other day I was flipping through my new InStyle mag, and I was totally enamored with the lovely smell coming from my magazine (isn't that half the reason you read them? They smell like heaven (c:).

This particular smell was coming from Versace's new scent, Bright Crystal:

And look, it even comes in a pretty bottle {hearts and sighing}

But I've also been told that Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb is fabulous as well:

Also some very pretty packages (c: You know I'm a sucker for that bright pink!

And no roundup of great perfume bottles would be complete without Kate Spade's Twirl:

So darling...

Also fabulous (looking)...


But I'm curious to know, what's your signature scent??? This is a really tough thing to hash out! Maybe I'll just go with Chanel and call it a day???

Not really, I've smelled that one and let's just say that it's "not me". (c;

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What's Cookin'?

I jumped on House Beautiful's site yesterday to catch up on my daily dose of pretties when I see the title "Kitchen of the Year".

It's catchy, don't you think? 

I really can't resist a fabulous kitchen...and I fully intend to have a ridiculously drool-worthy one of my own someday. Dream big, right?

Seriously rockin' pendants...

Gorgeoir butler's pantry...totally need to get me one of these... 

Cute little dining area...

 And the holy-schnikies-come-to-mama outdoor kitchen/dining area...

Sooooo...what do you think?

I'm *completely* sold on all the concepts (butler's pantry, set up, outdoor fabulousness)...but I'm not bowled over by the design. Oh GAWSH. I've become a design snob, haven't I???

I need to go watch some Blue Collar Comedy Tour or something and get that in check (c;

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I definitely recommend...

Disclaimer: These are *not* my wedding pictures...though I wouldn't mind if they were!

I married the best man I've ever known...and after all this time, I feel blessed to say that statement is still completely true...except I can add best daddy to that list (c;

See all you lovebirds tomorrow...

Friday, July 13, 2012

JunieBlake Giveaway!!! Closed

It's Friday!!! And even though it's Friday the 13th, I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a good one...

Wouldn't a giveaway just make your whole day??? YES! Me too (c:

This is an extra special one because I think these gals are amazing...Meet JUNIEblake! A fabulous women's clothing line that caters to all those gals that don't want to sacrifice modesty for fashion!

This is the baby of two genius sisters who wondered, why can't fashion be trendy *AND* modest???

They started up a boutique in a small Arizona town and never looked back...now they have their own clothing line...JUNIEblake!

And it's got some great stuff, y'all...

And drumroll, please....

They are offering up not one, but **TWO** $30 gift cards to their fabulous online JUNIEblake boutique!

How do I get in on this fantastic giveaway you ask? 

****Easy as pie:****

"Like" JUNIEblake's Facebook page and share their page on your facebook, then just come back and leave a comment saying you done did it (one entry), and PRESTO!  

Thirty smackers to JUNIEblake could be yours, all yours!

For extra entries:

1) Leave a comment telling what's your favorite thing from their fabulous line (one entry)
2) Be a follower of All Things Bright and Beautiful (one entry)
3) Follow me on Twitter ('cause, y'know, eventually I'll figure that whole social media thing out!), (one entry)

Make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry, there's a total of *FOUR* possible entries there! 

I totally adore that orange stripey number...Totally perfect to go into fall with, too! Good luck all! 

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Thank you all for all your sweet words yesterday...at least now I'm convinced that I won't get arrested for making a scene on his first day (c:

But hey, nothing a little retail therapy can't fix right up! I found a couple fabulous things while I've been moping...

Yes...to all of this:

These just scream fun, don't they?

And I spied these at Tarjay and even though their heels are usually pretty uncomfortable, I don't know if I can stop myself...

P.S. the picture doesn't do them justice, they are a shiny patent and brilliant green...love!

Aaaaaand while I'm there I might just pick up my very first maxi dress, too...this one was pretty cute on...

And I would like this whole outfit...or perhaps just the color combo, so great...

Ahhhhhh...I always feel better after a therapy session (c: