Fall Decoration Inspiration

Fall Decoration Inspiration

There's a nip in the air here in Miami, and everyone in the North would laugh at us. Jackets and boots are in full force for the 45-60 degree weather. Everyone is taking the opportunity to indulge in hot chocolate and lattes since it's cool enough where you don't actually start to sweat while drinking them. To me, it's the Fall I was used to growing up here as a kid. And escaping the heat of Nassau makes me smile. 

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101 in 1001: Updates!

While I work on my BTS NYFW SS 2015 post!!! I figured I would share a few things I was able to cross off my 101 in 1001 days list! Have you made yours yet? The list is refreshing every time I read it. And every time I cross something off, it makes me want to add something else. It may become the never ending 101 in 1001 list!

Share your list with me in the comments!!!

xoxo Candace

1. Create my own 101 in 1001 list  (1.14.14)

2. Do one thing I love every day

3. Be my own boss.

4. Make this blog everything it can be.

5. Launch my new website. (1.14)

6. Book 4+ commercials

7. Film 3+ acting gigs in TV or FILM

8. Learn CSS + HTML

9. Work with a photographer on outfit posts (cough, Katie Lopez.)

10. Design & print my own business cards

11. Go on a spontaneous weekend getaway

12. Visit at least 4+ Islands of the Bahamas

13. Work with a designer on a collaboration

14. Go on our honeymoon.

15. Donate 10% of my income to a charity I believe in

16. Go on an Alaskan cruise with my family.

17. Learn to eat multiple small meals a day.

18. Rock a pretty tulle skirt (Bridal Shower!)

19. Go on 5 double dates

20. Learn calligraphy

21. Invest in a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps. (So Kate: Nude)

22. Try 10 new to me restaurants.

23. Donate clothing to the homeless

24. Attend Miami Fashion Week (2014)

25. Attend New York Fashion Week (2014)

26. Visit Ireland

27. Have dinner at Barton G’s (Bachelorette Party! Thanks Girls!!)

28. Read the bible. All of it.

29. Learn to like running

30. Pull our home design together

31. Keep track of my expenses (taxes, receipts etc.)

32. Meet 3 blog friends in person (Pop of Style, The Style Scribe, Mash.Elle, and more!)

33. Create my dream home office

34. Go Disney for the Food & Wine Fest

35. Be featured in a popular magazine

36. Read 15 new books (I'm at 3 // 9.16.14)

37. Run a marathon (Eek, maybe a half?! No. A full.)

38. Go to bed by 10 PM on week days for a week

39. Teach a regular yoga class

40. Give 10 "just because" gifts

41. Shut off TV/computer an hour before bed for a week

42. Reach my goal weight

43. Get my savings account to a comfortable amount.

44. Learn 10 recipes by heart!

45. Invest in Photoshop

46. Invest in a great camera (Nikon D3200, Sony QX10 lens for my phone!)

47. Cook healthy dinners every night for a week

48. Take a graphic design class

49. Enjoy my Bachelorette party (8.14.14)

50. Invest in a designer handbag (Chanel?)

51. Plan blog posts a week in advance for a whole month

52. Watch all five "Best Picture" nominees before the Oscars

53. Create a media kit for my blog

54. Have my parents write down their family history

55. Create a media kit for my acting

56. Handwrite Thank You notes

57. Reach 10K followers on Facebook

58. Reach 10K followers on Instagram

59. Learn more about photography

60. Get Married!! (8.16.14)

61. Have a baby (or be working on it)

62. Be a regular contributor for a popular blog/website

63. Meet up with 3 old friends (Does the wedding count? If not Santa Barbara 2015?)

64. Create a gallery wall for my workspace

65. Learn how to do my hair. Like really do my hair.

66. Complete a computer/social media free weekend

67. Find a meditation routine

68. Do Christmas Cards every year.

69. Practice morning yoga

70. Don't say anything negative for 3 days.

71. See a play

72. See Britney in Las Vegas

73. Take a train to somewhere new

74. Do an On Air Live interview

75. Bake a homemade apple pie

76. Swim with the dolphins

77. Have a picnic

78. Revamp my mom’s house (Nicole Curtis, here I come!)

79. Mentor kids.

80. Enjoy a spa day with my mom and sister

81. Create my American Flag DIY project (Hanging and wonderful!)

82. Help someone else build their blog

83. Get involved with an organization

84. Get rid of clutter in my room

85. Write a book

86. Pay for a stranger’s coffee

87. Meet Bethenny Frankel

88. Make 5 recipes from Pinterest

89. Buy fresh flowers once a week for a month

90. Teach an acting class

91. Stay in a log cabin

92. Surprise Jeff with something special

93. Be featured in a South Florida Magazine

94. Attend a taping of Kelly & Michael Live

95. Take a bath at least once a week for a month

96. Teach a regular dance class ( Does Zumba count?)

97. Attend a Blog Conference

98. Go to Brazil

99. Send 25 handwritten notes just because

100. Wear sparkles just because

101. Inspire someone to write their own list (let me know if you create one!)

Weekly What I'm Into!

1. 13 Cooking Hacks. These are such simple and amazing ideas. I want to do them all. Especially the salt shaker idea. Why had I not thought of that earlier?!

2. Katy Perry's tour started this week and it looks A-MAZ-ING. These 9 outfit changes are incredible, and I'm so jealous that I don't get to play dress up like that every night. I might start parading around the house in major neon sequins from now on.  

3. One Eyed Cats of Instagram. We just took in a stray kitten, with a wonky left eye, so when this gem popped up on Buzzfeed I felt overly attached to the content. How cute are they?!

4. We all know I am Alex Preston OBSESSED. I really think he is going to take the crown. I don't care what the judges say. He is the real deal. When he performed Yellow  on wednesday, I about changed my first dance song. Be still my heart.

5. Last but 100000% not least. Diane Keaton was on Dr. Oz this week and I just happened to have the TV on in the house. Thank Goodness I did because I think this quote of her defining what beauty is to her, is life changing. I will be buying her book when I am in the states next week. I typed the quote out for you, but skip to 5 minutes into this video and watch her say it yourself.  In fact, the entire interview is the most beautiful and honest interview I have seen in a long time. You won't regret it. It gives me chills every time."I think beauty is honestly, it’s a feeling to me. I hate the fact that people put beauty on a pedestal and try to remove it from the ordinary experience of life. But that’s all it is, it’s moment to moment. It’s like me looking at your eyes. It’s like be open to change, and when I say being open to change I really mean that. Because like if you say ‘I only like yellow flowers and that’s it.’ You’re kind of finished with beauty. It’s so much, it’s more all encompassing. It’s not a face in the mirror all the time. Don't you think? I mean what do you think beauty is?”- Diane Keaton

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It's MAY!! 101 in 1001 check in!

Since May 1st landed on a Throwback Thursday, I have decided to check in with my 101 in 1001 list

Back in January I was inspired by Fancy Things to write this list, and I love it. Reading it back encourages me to do the things I normal say no to or push or until later. When you realize how quickly 1001 days, or a little under 3 years, goes by. So 107 in, here we are... and I have A LOT left.

Start date: 1.14.14

End date: 10.11.16.

 

1. Create my own 101 in 1001 list  (1.14.14)

2. Do one thing I love every day

3. Be my own boss.

4. Make this blog everything it can be.

5. Launch my new website. (1.14)

6. Book 4+ commercials

7. Film 3+ acting gigs in TV or FILM

8. Learn CSS + HTML

9. Work with a photographer on outfit posts (cough, Katie Lopez.)

10. Design & print my own business cards

11. Go on a spontaneous weekend getaway

12. Visit at least 12+ Islands of the Bahamas

13. Work with a designer on a collaboration

14. Go on our honeymoon.

15. Donate 10% of my income to a charity I believe in

16. Go on an Alaskan cruise with my family.

17. Learn to eat multiple small meals a day.

18. Rock a pretty tulle skirt (Bridal Shower?!)

19. Go on 5 double dates

20. Learn calligraphy

21. Invest in a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps

22. Try 10 new to me restaurants.

23. Donate clothing to the homeless

24. Attend Miami Fashion Week

25. Attend New York Fashion Week

26. Visit Ireland

27. Have dinner at Barton G’s

28. Read the bible. All of it.

29. Learn to like running

30. Pull our home design together

31. Keep track of my expenses (taxes, receipts etc.)

32. Meet 3 blog friends in person

33. Create my dream home office

34. Go Disney for the Food & Wine Fest

35. Be featured in a popular magazine

36. Read 15 new books

37. Run a marathon (Eek, maybe a half?! No. A full.)

38. Go to bed by 10 PM on week days for a week

39. Teach a regular yoga class

40. Give 10 "just because" gifts

41. Shut off TV/computer an hour before bed for a week

42. Reach my goal weight

43. Get my savings account to a comfortable amount.

44. Learn 10 recipes by heart!

45. Invest in Photoshop

46. Invest in a great camera

47. Cook healthy dinners every night for a week

48. Take a graphic design class

49. Enjoy my Bachelorette party (8.14.14)

50. Invest in a designer handbag (Chanel?)

51. Plan blog posts a week in advance for a whole month

52. Watch all five "Best Picture" nominees before the Oscars

53. Create a media kit for my blog

54. Have my parents write down their family history

55. Create a media kit for my acting

56. Handwrite Thank You notes

57. Reach 10K followers on Facebook

58. Reach 10K followers on Instagram

59. Learn more about photography

60. Get Married!! (8.16.14)

61. Have a baby

62. Be a regular contributor for a popular blog/website

63. Meet up with 3 old friends

64. Create a gallery wall for my workspace

65. Learn how to do my hair. Like really do my hair.

66. Complete a computer/social media free weekend

67. Find a meditation routine

68. Do Christmas Cards every year.

69. Practice morning yoga

70. Don't say anything negative for 3 days.

71. See a play

72. See Britney in Las Vegas

73. Take a train to somewhere new

74. Do an On Air Live interview

75. Bake a homemade apple pie

76. Swim with the dolphins

77. Have a picnic

78. Revamp my mom’s house (Nicole Curtis, here I come!)

79. Mentor kids.

80. Enjoy a spa day with my mom and sister

81. Create my American Flag DIY project

82. Help someone else build their blog

83. Get involved with an organization

84. Get rid of clutter in my room

85. Write a book

86. Pay for a stranger’s coffee

87. Meet Bethenny Frankel

88. Make 5 recipes from Pinterest

89. Buy fresh flowers once a week for a month

90. Teach an acting class

91. Stay in a log cabin

92. Surprise Jeff with something special

93. Be featured in a South Florida Magazine

94. Attend a taping of Kelly & Micahel Live

95. Take a bath at least once a week for a month

96. Teach a regular dance class

97. Attend a Blog Conference

98. Go to Brazil

99. Send 25 handwritten notes just because

100. Wear sparkles just because

101. Inspire someone to write their own list (let me know if you create one!)

Weekly What I'm Into!

   

1. Unroll Me! Who knew I was enrolled in over 700 mass email subscriptions?! No wonder I would lose emails!  Unroll Me is an amazing site. You log in, it finds every subscription you are a part of and then you can choose to leave or stay in those subscriptions. AND they have the option to "Roll Up" emails into one email that you will get at the end of the day! You can put all those deal emails into one email and stop junking up your inbox! I love it. 

2. Rodan + Fields. I'm a consultant! Their AMP MD System firm roller is all of the rage and their Sunless Foaming Tanner is EVERYTHING for Spring and Summer! Girl, get your glow on!

3. This DIY Vase post! I love the gold stripes and they pairing with the pink peonies! Thats a peony right?!

4. Once again, Alex Preston. His original song performance of "Fairytales", on American Idol this week melted my little heart. I can't wait to watch him win this season!

5. Rita Ora. I Will Never Let You Down. I never really had heard a Rita Ora song, because apparently I live under a rock. But I love this song so much!

**Bonus link: This weeks GIVEAWAY! Don't forget to enter HERE!

Spring Giveaway!!

I am SO thrilled to announce Chloe + Isabel is releasing it's first fragrance. Jardins Du Midi. 

BeautyWorldNews.com described the highly anticipated perfume this morning by saying "Jardins du Midi was inspired by a midday, sunlit walk through the lush orchards of the South of France... With notes of Lush Peach Nectar, Bergamot, Jasmine Sambac, White Violet, and Vanilla Absolute, the fragrance's name is also derived from the region, which is colloquially known as le Midi, which literally means midday." And Womens Wear Daily will be running a feature on the fragrance later this month! Eek!

It has been ranked with the scents of Chanel and Gucci, but comes at only $58 a bottle!

And to CELEBRATE!!! I am hosting my very first giveaway on the blog! 

Enter below for a chance to win a bottle of this new fragrance AND my favorite piece from the new Tresco Isle limited edition collection! The Abbey Garden Bracelet!

Yay for free stuff!

Weekly What I'm Into

Another week, a ton more fun things!

1. Beyonce Nail Decals. Obviously I ordered these. They were necessary. 

2. Jake Bugg. You and Me. Jake performed on American Idol a few weeks back and I can;t get this song out of my head. He reminds me of Bob Dylan and I love every second of it.

3. Alex. Alex. Alex. Alex Preston on American Idol is everything. His rendition of Don't Speak was EVERYTHING.

4. Champagne Basics. Cupcakes & Cashmere is a HUGE inspiration for me. And I am very into champagne right now. So this is basically amazing for me.

5.Buzzfeed. Which Wine Should You Actually Be Drinking? Look Champagne is great, but I love wine. And this quiz is not only amazing, but handy

A Little Weekly Inspiration

Tuesday went by WAY too quickly. But that didn't stop me from getting a little inspired. 

How cute is this Pineapple Tee? Have I been living on an island too long already?! I love it. 

I'm loving this Alice+Olivia outfit below it as well...

Pinapple Shirt
Alice and Olivia Crop Outfit Red Pants

Weekly What I'm Into:

I'd like to start a new tradition over here on FromCtoC...

Weekly What I'm Into!

I'll be sharing my favorite links to my favorite things of the week. Anything from Funny cats, to shopping, to music...

Weekly What Im Into Logo FromCtoC

This Weeks Favorites!

1. Madewell's Springlook book perfection. I love everything in every photo shown. Like everything. From styling to design, they got it right! 

2. 30 things only cat owners understand... I literally laughed myself to tears. The link is funking sometimes, but it's worth trying it a few times if you're a cat owner.

3. Marie Forleo and MarieTV. I love Marie. I usually start my day by watching a few of her videos to get me on the motivated foot

4. Courtney Kerr for BaubleBar. I love everything on her guest bartender, I could go cray cray shopping on this.

5. Houzz. I am still in decorating mode for our new home. Now that we are almost all settled, it's time for Spring Cleaning and  finishing touches. I love Houzz for inspiration.