Drinkin’ the Pretty: Apple Cider Sangria

I’ve said before I feel sheepish about posting recipes of schtuff I make because I feel like it’s stealing, but I guess it’s not if I’m giving credit. hmm…. either way I cannot allow my readers to go on with their lives without sipping this cocktail. This weekend we had some friends over, and I’m […]

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 […]

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 […]

On a DIY Roll: Pop of Color

I am taking DIYs by storm. All this talk about not being a DIYer is proving me to be a liar. This one also involves spray paint, it’s kind of my thing. I went into blogging dreaming of J.Crew and Elle Decor to be knock on my door, but in all actuality if anyone was […]

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. […]

DIYessiree Bobbo: Successful Stripes

Hub and I aren’t what you’d call “DIYers”. We are really good at buying stuff “as is”. In fact I still can’t believe I pulled this off. But we went for it on Saturday. You may or may not have noticed I am OBSESSED with black and white stripes. They’re pretty much anywhere I can […]

Peek into my closet: Day 2

And now to my weekender gear. I was dyyyyyyyying for this adorbies sweatshirt from J.Crew. I tried it on, hub said I looked silly, so I didn’t pull the trigger. Big mistake, HUGE (Pretty Woman style). So when I went on my Momma and Daughter shopping trip I MADE SURE I nabbed it. I also […]

Sit Outside, It’s Fall

I’ve been complaining and snapping at everyone who I hear going “yayyyy fall”, I probably gave you a look like this: But, whatever, it’s here OKKKKK. I do have a confession to make though, I am currently sitting outside and it’s a cool 68 degrees. I also turned off the AC, which I don’t do […]