Parrtttaayyyy

DAMN YOU PINTEREST! My life used to be so easy when it came to planning and decorating for parties. White platters (a must), coupla well thought out balloons, streamers, voila! Not anymore. Pinterest makes it nearly impossible to have a party without having to spend $200 on oversized balloons or intense DIYs that will never ever […]

Netfunning: Christmas Style

The fabulous Kristy of House of Evans approached messaged me a little while back to discuss Christmas on her blog. Kristy is from Australia and we kind of became buddy ol’ pals via the internets. Head on over, take a gander, and fall in love with her blog like I have! A Very Blogger Christmas: […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Keepin’ it Chic: Halloween Edition

I love me some Halloween, hub does not. I used to throw a cray cray Halloween Party every year but, and I don’t know if you know much about New Jersey’s Halloween track record, but it’s not too good. Our first year in our home we were going to to a Halloween/Housewarming. But it snowed. […]

Long Hair DO Care

So my hair is Repunzel stats. It thick, shiny, and relatively healthy… but it hangs. Its heavy. Once it gets to a certain length it is impossible to work with. I spend over an hour blowing 795 degree heat into my hair flipping and curling all so after 30 minutes it just hangs. So in […]

Tile With Style

I’m a big fat hypocrite. Just two stinkin days ago I was just blabbing ONLY WHITE TILES IN THE BATHROOM. Well, I still stand by that rant, but, BUT, if you CAN get some kickass tiles it can be timelessly awesome instead of dated and drab. Lookie here! All different colored rectangle tiles paired with […]