Friday, January 23, 2015

A Dressing Room Dream Come True

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I've been discussing the dressing room I had made by California Closets for a couple of years now.  I really wanted to do a post about it once I had finished decorating it and getting it to exactly where I wanted it to be.  Well time flies and after 2.5 years of being in our house we decided to sell it and I never got a chance to do a proper dressing room tour!  I decided to snap a few photos before we moved out though so I can at least share what it looked like.

I had it decorated a little more "fashiony" while living there.  I placed my stilettos and handbags on the shelves mixed with books and other knick knacks.  The photos in this post are taken after we had fixed up the house to be sold so it is a little more simple looking than how I had it.

When we moved into our home a couple of years ago my husband was totally on board with me taking over a spare bedroom and turning it into a dressing room.  If you saw the size of the closets this house had your would understand why I felt I needed way more space.  Almost immediately after moving in I contacted the famous California Closets.  A closet designer came to my house and looked at the space with me to figure out what I wanted out of it.  She was young and fashionable and knew she would totally get what I wanted.  The design process was super easy and fun.  They had some great options and can pretty much accommodate anything you want.  The end result was a gorgeous bright space that would look nice and provide the storage I needed.

Take a look at some photos of the end result.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

White Wine & Frozen Grapes

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 Putting ice in your white wine is definitely considered a faux pas.  But what does one do when they want their wine extra cold?  I admit, I've thrown a few cubes in from time to time, especially in the summer when the weather is unbearably hot.  Lately I've been seeing an idea popping up that I decided to try.  Freezing grapes and putting them in your wine!  Keep your wine chilled and avoid watering it down!

This has kind of become a new obsession for me.  Not only do the grapes keep your wine nice and cool, once you are done drinking your glass the grapes taste extra delicious after being soaked in the wine for a bit.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015


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When I find a new designer I am always super excited!  Something new and fresh, not yet mainstream but hoping that eventually it will take off.  What makes the excitement I feel go up even another notch?  When the designer is Costa Rican!  Readers, I would like to introduce you to J.Lang.

Gorgeous handbags, clutches, and accessories.  I can't get enough of these designs right now.  At the top of my wish list?  The Luba Mini Tote in black.  Here are a few of my favorites, and be sure to visit the J.Lang site to see the full collection!  photo ScreenShot2015-01-13at94058PM.png  photo ScreenShot2015-01-13at94132PM.png  photo ScreenShot2015-01-13at93624PM.png  photo ScreenShot2015-01-13at93736PM.png  photo ScreenShot2015-01-13at93641PM.png

Saturday, January 10, 2015

A Desert Christmas

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It was a Palm Springs Christmas again this year!  Days full of bright sunshine, long walks, delicious food, and bright colors sum up the holiday week!  Have a look at the photos! :)

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015


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Today I want to write a bit about Poshmark.  Many of you may have heard of it already but if you haven't here is a quick post about the app and why I love selling on it.

Poshmark is an app you download and create your own username and profile.  From this app you can directly create posts to sell clothes, shoes, and accessories you no longer need in your life.  Think of it as a way for finding a new home for your gorgeous pieces and you can make a little money while doing it!  Go through your closet and you will be surprised at how many things you find that you no longer use.  It's amazing how much money we have just hanging in our closets.

What makes Poshmark so easy is that they take care of the shipping charges for you.  Once you sell your item you will immediately get an email with the shipping label.  Package your item, attach the label and drop it off at the post office.  Voila!  That's all it takes.  It's also fun to wrap the packages up in pretty tissue paper and sometimes sellers will even include a cute little note.  Those little extra steps go a long way!  Once the seller receives and accepts the package the funds will be released to you.

Poshmark does take a little fee out for each item you sell and it is as follows:  For all sales under $15, Poshmark takes a flat commission of $2.95. You keep the rest. For sales of $15 or more, you keep 80% of your sale and Poshmark's commission is 20%

Now that we are fresh into 2015 what are you waiting for?!  Clean out your closet and get listing!  I also would love to connect with more people on Poshmark.  If you're on there search for my closet under the username ticagringa and let me know you found me from my blog.  I'd love to meet you!

Happy selling!

Monday, January 5, 2015

New Year, New Home

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Happy 2015 everyone!!  While everyone is busy posting their new year's resolutions I have to admit I haven't even had time to think about it!  My husband and I bought a new house and move in day was on NYE.  So while most people were getting ready for fab nights of celebration I was busy unpacking and directing the movers around.  I'm also going to admit that I actually crashed by 10pm that night and didn't even make it to midnight!  But I have to say I can't think of any better way to wake up to my first morning in 2015 than in a new house!

While we may not have partied it up I did manage to get a delicious bottle of Chandon and find a nice plastic cup to do a little celebrating.  Hey if you don't know where anything is you might as well at least have a bottle of sparkling wine on hand!  Cheers to a fresh new year!