Interior Style with Dr. Jekyll

I feel like my ENTIRE life I have been traditional. I’m a J.Crew/Gap kinda gal. Although, everyone once in awhile this other side of me comes out and I want to be rockstar/fierce/badass which usually translates to¬†rockstar/fierce/badass in J.Crew/Gap. This is how I feel I am with interiors. My home is uber traditional. Straight lines, […]

Happy New Year! Happy Birthday! Happy Lady! And some staples…

Last time I’m going to say it, 2013 was horrible. It was happy in many ways (trips, my relationship with the hubster really shining, great clothes, um SURROUNDED BY PRETTY) but there was a lot of it that really weighed heavy on me. Enough, enough, enough negatives, all positives for 2014 and 29. Yeah. Twenty […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quick Check in and Mirrored Kicks

So this week was a little busy, which is welcomed. Busy > sitting at home creating a permanent butt dent on my couch. However, this happened. How? What? WHY!?!?!? How, well 25% off at J.Crew code SHOPFALL What? Mirror Metallic Oxfords WHY!?!?!?! Why not. That’s why. And as I’ve said before, I have to have […]

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 […]

LIEBSTER? I barely even know her!!!!

I have been nominated for a Liebster Award by The Nenja! I’m an avid blog meanderer and I’ve been seeing this award nomination and I was kinnnnda sorrrtaaaa like “waaaah why not meeee??” And VOILA! I got one! It’s funny, I write this blog, stalk my views (much less than I used to), but I […]

Closet Dreamin’

There was a catastrophe at Surrounded by Pretty Headquarters on Friday. I picked up some fun pants on a last minute back to school (finally interning) shopping run. Part of my “Shopping Ritual” includes the introducing of my new goodies into their new home. To make it even more special I did all of the […]

First Day of School

Tomorrow is the first day of School (interning). Today is the first Sunday of football. What football season means for…. Surrounded by Pretty: preparing posts for throughout the week Pinterest: way more of it I just renamed Football Sunday to Surrounded by Pretty Sunday, rolls right off the tongue. In other news… I prepared my […]