Happy Halloween! Let’s Talk Haunted Houses.

Ohhhhh I didn’t forget!!!! It’s Halloween!!!!! I posted a creepy/awesome Halloween Party Room a few weeks ago and I thought why not do a Guest/Holiday rendition of GET THE PRETTY!!! For corny theme purposes we’ll call it “Get the Spooky”. And now, with no further ado I introduce (for the third time)…… RHIANNON!!!!! Hello again! So […]

Get the Pretty: A Formal Introduction

Apologies, Monday’s post was a sort of epiphany. I was putting together a haphazard post that blabbed about how much I loved black, white, and green. But here’s the thing, I’ve written more papers than you could even imagine. I have to research, support, summarize, and put in my own two cents and not fall […]

Black, White, and Green are my Jam: Get the Pretty Part 1

I repeat, black, white, and green are my jam. I love the look. It’s unexpected and it’s fresh. IMO black, white, and red is overdone and harsh. Black, white, and yellow is bumble bee. Black, white, and orange is seasonal. But black, white and green, love. Wanna take a lookie? source YES PLEASE. That pseudo Rorshach […]

Life Change and Rearrange (healthy cooking)

To say this has been a stressful year (October 2012-October 2013) would be an understatement. To keep privacy private, trust me you’d agree. On the lighter side of the stress, school was crazinesss, work (was) hella draining, and the stuff I used to love doing, fell to the wayside: like cooking, up-keeping the house, and […]

CheapOH Makeover: Exterior Entrance

A little while back I posted this pic: I got some flack for the hideousness of the light. It’s true. It’s hid (as in hideous). It’s the same as all of the bootleg lanterns as every other colonial style house on our street. COME ON! For someone who claims to have such awesome taste and […]

Itchin’ For Some Antlers

I need antlers, and I need them now. I have been drooling over images with antlers on the walls, on the bookshelves, in the room. Antlers are so fetch right now, and I need in on the action. I’m sure after looking at antlers on our recent trip for 4 days straight didn’t help. HOWEVER […]

Hair today, gone tomorrow (Plus a Brush!)

If you are an avid Surrounded by Pretty reader (which I know you are), you were aware of my hair plight and how I wanted to chop chop chop ‘er off. Well I didn’t….I kinda did…. My original inspiration was this do right here: But when I sat down in the chair (just like I warned […]

Lake Placid is the Cat’s Meow

Strip me of my Leibster! I am the worst blogger ever!!!!! Ok no, I’m not, but life has finally caught up. Long gone are the days of me sitting around with nothing to do but obsess over Surrounded By Pretty. Fortunately, I am one happy lady. Love love loving interning, school isn’t nearly as stressful, […]

It’s Beeeeginning to look A-lot like AU-tumn

I get pretty festive around this time of year, then it fizzles out around… well, I don’t know, it’s been becoming less and less every year. But when I feel blue, super ‘cited, or crave change I really have at it. This weekend was a combo between craving change and having some super cute frands […]

Guest Blogger: Choosing Paint Shouldn’t Be So Hard

Hello again! I’m pretty flippin happy to be back writing for Surrounded By Pretty. Stephanie has such a great site here so it means a lot that she’s asked for me to return. Recently I’ve been reminded that choosing the right paint color and tone is not an easy process. If it were, everyone would […]