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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Twitter Tuesday | life + style

Written on January 31, 2012 at 7:18 am, by

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Celebrity Twitter Tuesday gives us a little peek into how our favorite stylish stars make it a splendid life.  Anderson Cooper tweeted this photo after meeting his wax figure.

Thank you, Anderson, for indulging us in your life + style.

“love your kicks, kid” | life + style

Written on January 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm, by

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Kids kicks have come a looooong way since we rocked the classic white lace-up booties.  I mean, honestly, I would wear just about any of these and be quite happy with my stylish feet.  {12, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7

the mantel | decor

Written on January 27, 2012 at 3:45 am, by

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My fireplace mantel feels incredibly bare post holidays.  I’ve been on the hunt for some decorating inspiration to make the space feel warm again… but “Christmas clutter” free.  Here is what I found.  Everything is saved for you over at Pinterest on my “the mantel” board.

 

 

 

 

 

{photos sourced from | 1 Lonny Magazine | 2 Traditional Home | 3 MLS | 4 Lonny Magazine | 5 Burnham Design| 6 Amy Lau Design | 7 Costal Living | 8 Burnham Design | 9 The Brick House |

 

Share my love of easy elegance and finds from around the globe that are simply fabulous?  Ready to make your place a space that you adore?  I’d love to help make your house a home.  cecy j is currently accepting new interior projects.  Let’s chat info@cecyj.com

color inspiration | decor

Written on January 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm, by

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Happy Thursday everyone!  How beautiful and dreamy are these little VIX girls? I’m feeling very inspired by the beach bohemian vibe of the photograph.  I think this warm and fresh color palette would be fantastic for a small bungalow or cozy beach town apartment.  And, um how many months until summer?

 

 

 

 

 

 

{photo sourced from VIX Facebook page}

 

Share my love of easy elegance and finds from around the globe that are simply fabulous?  Ready to make your place a space that you adore?  I’d love to help make your house a home.  cecy j is currently accepting new interior projects.  Let’s chat info@cecyj.com

Loren Hope {bib necklace} | life + style

Written on January 25, 2012 at 4:11 am, by

Loren Hope Cecyj Life+styleRemember our color inspiration post from Jan 12?  Well, so many of you pinned the photograph to your “fashion style boards” on Pinterst, I thought I would share a great little online accessory store I found (Loren Hope) that carries a very similar necklace to the one we all covet.   Happy shopping!

Twitter Tuesday | life + style

Written on January 24, 2012 at 6:22 am, by

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Celebrity Twitter Tuesday gives us a little peek into how our favorite stylish stars make it a splendid life.  Angie Harmon tweeted this photo from cloud 9.

Thank you, Angie, for indulging us in your life + style.

 

 

 

 

 

{photo of Angie sourced here}

chevron | decor

Written on January 23, 2012 at 5:09 am, by

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Chevron pattern seems to be the “go to” for styling and accessorizing in home decor these days.  I came across some fun finds to use the look in your home.  I hope you enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

P.S.  Can we talk about how great the pink chevron drawer liners are?  If that’s not the perfect Valentines treat for your best friend, I don’t know what is…

{1. chevron silhouette | 2. lamp | 3. chair | 4. tray | 5. deer | 6. vase | 7. drawer liner}

 

Share my love of easy elegance and finds from around the globe that are simply fabulous?  Ready to make your place a space that you adore?  I’d love to help make your house a home.  cecy j is currently accepting new interior projects.  Let’s chat info@cecyj.com

the wedding weekend spa | travel

Written on January 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm, by

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My girlfriend hosted a fun family dinner the other night and, while our kids were running around and our husbands were watching the game, we decided that Molly Sims was that one celebrity we would like to really get to know…

Here’s our take: The girl is overwhelming beautiful, has had tremendous success as a model, managed to transition to acting seamlessly all the while appearing grounded and approachable.  She has impeccable manners and poise in an industry that has been known to turn the nicest of people into “divas” overnight.

Molly married her love, Scott Stuber, in Napa Valley last September and shared a day of relaxation and celebration with her beautiful bridesmaids at the Solage Calistoga Spa before the rehearsal dinner.  My friends at Solage were kind enough to give me a sneak peek at the lovely story C Weddings is publishing about it.  The article was written by Gia Canali and it should be hitting newsstands any minute now…

Don’t forget… Only 10 days left to enter our GIVEAWAY with Solage Calistoga & VIX Swimwear.  How fancy… you could be sitting in the same spa Molly Sims enjoyed over her very special wedding weekend.

To enter to win, here’s what you need to do:

1. “Like” all three of our Facebook pages (Solage CalistogaViX Swimwear & cecyj).

2. Click here to fill out the entry form and view rules and details.

Entries will be accepted starting Friday, January 6, 2012 until 11:59pm PST, Monday, January 30, 2012.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Stay will be subject to availability, Sunday-Thursday. Excluding holidays.  Good Luck and go check out C Magazine by clicking below…

{photos sources Solage Calistoga, C Magazine & Nordeck Photography}

Share my love of easy elegance and finds from around the globe that are simply fabulous?  Ready to make your place a space that you adore?  I’d love to help make your house a home.  cecy j is currently accepting new interior projects.  Let’s chat info@cecyj.com

something wonderful | inspire within

Written on January 20, 2012 at 7:58 am, by

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{inspiration sourced at this beautiful shop}

college talk | ask my MOMMA

Written on January 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm, by

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  When is the right time to start talking to my 13 year old son about the importance of college?  I did not attend and it’s one of the biggest regrets of my life.  How do I guide him towards a higher education without being one of those parents that puts so much pressure on their kid that they end-up rejecting it all?  I feel like a hypocrite telling him how important college is when he knows my husband and I did not attend, got married, and have a pretty terrific life without it.

While you can certainly enjoy a terrific life without a college education, your regret in not attending should play a role in your discussions with your son about the importance of higher education.  As you have conversations with your son, causally begin to talk about college and tell him why you regret not attending, and graduating, from college.

Because your son is 13, you and your husband need to agree on a plan and begin immediately.  A couple of preliminary considerations as you develop a plan: How effective is the education he is now receiving?  How are his grades?  Who does he hang around with and are they college bound?  Are you living in a community where colleges and universities are part of the community?  How would you rate his study habits?  You may not be able to control the quality of these issues but understand their importance in facilitating the path to college.  Check out how many high graduates from your community attend college.  Meet with your son’s junior high and high school counselors and participate in every orientation and meeting available for families.

Another approach is to focus in on your son’s interests, be it ecology, firefighting, marine life, car racing, rock climbing, or music.  Log onto college websites and bring essential information about his interests and those colleges into his everyday life.  The next step is to begin visiting colleges that may offer majors related to his interests.  The spring break during his high school freshman year is a good time to begin.  Pick one or two colleges and check out the options to be sure that currently enrolled college students are leading the orientation tours.  You want the visits to colleges and universities to be exciting and fun.