Tuesday, May 25, 2010


This summer weather has got me day dreaming about bikes. I can't get enough! I dream about riding down the city streets with the warm summer sun shining down and the wind blowing in my face. I would ride my bike everywhere! I would love to live in a city where there were no cars, only bikes. Check out bike rush hour in the Netherlands, where the majority of citizens doride their bikes (via a cup of joe). Also check out these amazingly fun bikes found at PUBLIC. I would take any one of these fun colored bikes! Side note: the founder of PUBLIC, Rob Forbes, is also the founder of DWR, Design Within Reach. (via Happenstance) What a talented guy!

(photos via & via)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Have a Relaxing Weekend

I hope you all have a relaxing weekend! I think it's finally supposed to be a bright and springy day here and I am more than thrilled! Au Revoir!

I'm a sucker for breakfast

Behind the Curtain and loving it

Inspiration, with a Spanish feel

SeeSaw sneak peak

These would make even water look fabulous

Newly found blog of the week

A little taste of what's to come

Just surprised Meghan with these balloons for her birthday and here they are again!

Loving this look, especially the red specs

One day for my home on the beach!

Just a quirky little abode, that I have madly fallen for

Possibly my new favorite couple (scroll through)

If price was not an issue, you would see me wearing this & this very frequently

If either of these were my cubicle, I would be in love (via destinedtodesign)

Browse through H&M's Ultimate Summer

I am dreaming of desserts

Summer Sun

Oh summer sun, where art thou? I am needing you like crazy right now, please come out soon, pretty please. This rainy spring is making me feel like I am living in Seattle. I'm craving you sun, if you don't find me soon, I may just have to come and find you!

P.S. Sorry I have been so "short" lately with the posting, I have had a busy work week. I must get some shut eye, but expect some goodies... very soon!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


I just wanted to take a minute to brag about my beautiful little sister, Liz! I cannot tell how great it is having her back home! I think Liz did a little growing up down south because I truly feel like our four year age gap has shrunk to nothing. I look forward to spending the entire summer with my new BFF! I love you chop!

"Take a Chance" Reappears

Remember awhile back I showed you how Cheree Berry, an amazing Saint Louis graphic designer, put up the first instillation in the Kate Spade store in Frontenac Mall? Well her work is now displayed on the Kate Spade website. There is the cutest blurb about her work, along with some more great pictures. Check it out!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lust List

This incredible dress from the Spring 2010 Mara Hoffman Collection is now number one on my lust list. I am drooling over every aspect of this dress! With a suntan and some fun bright colored jewelry, what more could I ask for?!


"Action 10: Hang Your Wash out to Dry"

"As you hang your pants in the breeze, remember that just one load of laundry in the dryer uses enough energy to make 250 pieces of toast- a savings of up to $100 a year."
(This action in from the book Change the World for Ten Bucks)

Monday, May 17, 2010

It's Another Gloomy Day

Today I am home sick and I cannot tell you the last time I stayed home because I was under the weather. The headache, my nauseated stomach, and another day of no sun has kept me in bed all day. I guess to look at the sunny side, I can finally catch up on all of my blogging and emails. I hope the rest of you are having a better day! All I can do today is pray for sunshine tomorrow!

(This pic is of my friend Trenna's daughter, Hadley, all cuddled up in her sheets!)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Hats Off

Congrats to all the graduates from all around the world!

The prettiest rings I have ever seen, Love

The perfect means of transportation for the city streets

The Anthropologist (take time to explore, it's an incredible journey)

Destination: Jamaica

Cupcakes? Yes, please

Glamourous Inspiration

Newly found blogs I dig! Eat. Drink. Chic.

Beautiful babes dressed in beautiful attire

I want you and you

Pin point all the places you've been right here

What's in your bag

The new big thing: hula hooping (Nora, thanks for keeping me up with the times)

Another Birthday

Another birthday for another beautiful friend of mine! Meghan is the leader of the pack and is the first one to hit the "old" age of 24, yikes! We are getting old and I only say that because in about two months I will be the same age. I am so excited to celebrate tonight! I made reservations at my new favorite hang out, Katie's Pizzeria! And I am even more excited because I have a few surprises up my sleeve that I will share with you all later. For now, Happy Birthday Meghan and thanks for always being such a wonderful friend!

P.S. Another happy day for my friends graduating from Mizzou. Congratulations to Becky and Christine! Cheers!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Here are some songs that I have been recently listening to and loving and I thought it would be nice to share with you all! Enjoy!

1. Talking Heads- This Must be the Place
2. Andrew Bird- Scythian Empire
3. Passion Pit- Moth's Wings
4. She & Him- Sentimental Heart
5. Ezra Furman and the Harpoons- Take off your Sunglasses (Thanks Anna)
6. M. Ward- Never Had Nobody Like You (features Zooey Deschanel)
7. The National- Wasp Nest
8. Jose Gonzalez- Crosses
9. Animal Collective- Brothersport
10. Bon Iver- Skinny Love

Lonny 4

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Lonny, I feel delighted to introduce you to her! Lonny is a rather new online magazine, very comparable to my past love, Domino. Lonny's mission is to allow readers to access designs at the click of a button, directly linking them to desired products and resources. Lonny believes in creating lovely looks for affordable prices, also giving many helpful how-to's and DIY projects. The above images are pictures from Michelle Adam's (Lonny's chief editor) sustainably charming New York apartment. Michelle's adorable, yet equally eco-friendly apartment is simply inspiring. From the ostrich wallpaper to the deep charcoal wall color, from the fun framed large photos to the flowered headboard, Michelle Adams chose each one of these household items with a conscious mind. Thanks Michelle for all of your green charm!

(via Lonny)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Meet Mrs. Lilien

You are all in for a treat! Awhile back I luckily discovered the most fabulous blog, Mrs. Lilien! This oh so appealing blog offers Mrs. Lilien's ever so inspiring style, pairing clothing and accessories to make up the ideal style for a specific Mrs. This talented young Mrs. is also available for hire! Check out her other work and a list of her services here. Thank you ever so dearly to you Mrs. Lilien for all of your beautiful creations and splendid ideas!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Have an R&R kind of day!

I stumbled across this picture and thought it was perfectly fitting for this relaxing Monday. We had a crazy crazy weekend here at Bloomin' Buckets, three weddings and Mother's Day, but we survived, thankfully! I may just have to go home this afternoon and polish up! Happy Monday!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to the best mom in the entire world! I have no clue where I would be without her in my life. I give thanks constantly for the wonderful mother God has given me. She is the most selfless person I know and she deserves nothing but the absolute best! I love you mama!

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to one of my greatest friends in the whole wide world, Anna! I am sad I did not get to help her celebrate her special day, but we will be celebrating soon when I take a little trip out east to visit her! I found this picture of us a few years ago in Chicago celebrating her 21st, and I love it! Anna, I hope you got all you wished for and more (which I'm sure you did)! Lylas!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Feliz Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Doesn't this margarita look great! It's making me thirsty. For all of you who have time today to make yourself a little treat, I will leave you with this recipe from Williams-Sonoma, enjoy!


  • 3 oz. tequila blanco
  • 1 oz. Cointreau or triple sec
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup coarsely cracked ice
  • Coarse sea salt for coating rims of glasses
  • Several lime wedges


In a cocktail shaker or a jar with a lid, combine the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and ice. Shake 12 to 15 times. Remember, the more you shake, the more the ice will diffuse into the drink.

Spread salt on a small, flat plate. Moisten the rims of two 6-oz. glasses, preferably long-stemmed, with the lime wedges and invert onto the plate of salt, then shake off any excess. Strain the margarita mixture into the glasses and serve immediately.
Serves 2
(picture and ingredients via Williams-Sonoma)

Happy Birthday Toms

TOMS turns 4 today and I would love to sing them Happy Birthday and commend them for all of their wonderful achievements they have accomplished in these past four years! TOMS has given over 600,000 pairs of shoes to kids in need, incredible! TOMS spring 2010 interns took on the project "Acts of One for One," which encourages everyone to perform an act of selflessness through everyday actions. Check out the fun video the interns made to see what "One for One" actions people are performing! Help the cause and do something for someone else today!

(via TOMS)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"Say Cheese!"

Meet Maura! I have known this little lady since she was just a peanut! My sisters and I have been babysitting for Maura and her also adorable brother and sister for years. I thank God everyday for bringing them into my life. She never fails to brighten my day, which I believe she will do for you all in the above pictures. Last year Bloomin' Buckets used Maura as our model for an ad we did for Ladue News. It took a few snaps before she warmed up, but once again, she never failed! These are some of my most adored photos! I love you Maura!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Happy Monday

Hope you all had a splendid weekend. My apologies for not posting these past few days, I have been quite the busy bee. But I have some great posts to share with you all! I thought I would also share this wonderful picture with you taken by the talented Naomi Megan when her and her husband, Josh, went to Mexico. Anywho, enjoy your Monday! Happy Blogging!

Check out my friend, Eating Lemon's, photography blog, amazing!

Glass Baby gives back (Thanks Lynn)

Pretty little ladies

Swatch watches are back & my mom's ahead of the game (she got the orange)

I would love to work daily in either of these spaces

Love the name of this blog and the blog itself

Little scraps of paper, found on the lovely blog, Mint

The most important meal of the day, simply breakfast (by Jennifer Causey)

Simply Paris (also by Jennifer Causey)

Newly purchased: cheap, cute swim suit

Icons by an Icon, amazing images from Tods new exhibition

My favorite blog got a new header and I'm in love!

Inspiring newly found blog, Tear It Out

Adorable & creative save the dates