Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Giveaway from: BHLDN

Today I'm bringing you a $50 shop credit giveaway from BHLDN! The winner of this giveaway will receive a $50 shop credit for theBHLDN, which can be redeemed for/towards jewelry, dresses, shoes, party decor', or pretty much anything you desire. Yay! 

To Enter:

Visit the BHLDN site, and tell us in a comment which item is your favorite.

Bonus Entries:

"Like" the BHLDN page, and tell us you've done so in a comment. 

"Like" the 11 Eureka page and tell us you've done so in a comment. 

This giveaway will be open until 12:00 pm, Friday, October 5th, and the winner will be announced shortly after! Good luck!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Music Video Tuesday

Enjoy the soft and sexy sounds of Cat Power. A Georgian born beauty who is a music gem but also dabbles in songwriting, modeling, and acting (wow, what a job list). If she strikes you fancy, be sure to check her out while she tours small venues this fall (she will be hitting up Chicago Oct. 28th). 
Please enjoy!

Monday, September 24, 2012

A Few Moments From:

Instagram is my newest obsession that doesn't seem to be going away. Every morning I wake up, sip my coffee with one eye open while the other slowly embraces the morning light and grab my phone to flip through the new Instagram pics. 
Being the first week of fall, and feeling the nippy morning weather here in the Midwest I wanted to share a few Instafriends whose pics are worth following.
1. @Flowerwild       

Thursday, September 20, 2012

DIY: Fringe Plant Carrier

I absolutely love my little lemon tree and am going to house it this winter in our office to save it's delicate branches and roots from the Midwest winter frost. 
I really wanted a beautiful carrier (otherwise called the "wheelie thingy"), but the local stores offer very basic shapes and colors, so I decided to add some personal flare to a very basic plastic carrier. Here is how:
Taaa Daaa! I am loving my fringed out plant carrier so much and so is my little lemon tree:)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Two major trends this fall that I just have to steel is the "Heidi Braid" and "Peeking Socks". Why you ask? Because they are both sugary sweet and will be the perfect accessory to my fall garb. This usually consists of floral dresses, skinny jeans, baggy sweaters, light weight scarves, boots, and a colorful bag, so naturally a wound up braid and peeking socks seems appropriate:)
 If you spot me sporting one of the two trends, please lie to me and tell me that I look awesome! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Music Video Tuesday

This weeks video is a live concert view off of the upcoming album Babel from the great Mumford and Sons which will soon be released (9-24-12). 
I am so excited to listen to this album while cruising the winding roads in Wisconsin's Door County late this month! I can't wait, but I will!

Monday, September 17, 2012


It's mid September which means Fall is creeping up fast. The feeling of sipping hot tea and cooking a great pot stew while cuddling up in my favorite sweater overwhelms me and I cant help but think of all the new changes. 
One change that I am ready for is my locks. Last winter I boldly went fire engine red and loved it (for a little while), but trying to get back to my natural dirty blond was way too much work. I want to make a change but with out consequences so I created this hair color board to visually give me a direction. 
I am really liking the lavender shades for fun and realistically eyeing the Cameron Diaz brunette. Any thoughts?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cleaning House. Now What?

Maybe it's the sudden weather change (hot & sunny to rainy & cold) that has inspired me to clean the house from head to toe but I am at the point where I analyze each and every item and decide if I should "let go." One problem.....I just can not seem to get rid of my old quilts (three quilts to be exact). 
So soft and tattered, each quilt has a special memory so when I spotted this little doodle, I giggled out loud:) 
I think I will make a cape. Oh yea!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Steampunk Sentiments

This past week my sweet cousin Steven and his beautiful bride Kendra tied the knot in head to toe steampunk attire. 
My first time attending a costume themed wedding, I was surprised at how many guests dove head first into the industrial Victorian affair. English top hats, gears on glasses, canes, and boa covered doggies makes up one amazing night. We shared tears of joy, many happy laughs, and awesome dance moves (well, I thought my moves rocked) as the night sky moved in. 
I love you Steve and Kendra and wish you nothing but happiness in life. Thank you for one great weekend!!!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Funny Friday

A friend shared this little video with me and I couldn't help but giggle and think, wow, this guy has a lot of time on his hands! 
In all seriousness, I just might have to try this with my pups. Have a Happy Friday!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Making a Statement

 A friend recently tweeted that she was excited to rock her statement necklace and believe you me, it was a beautiful piece! A necklace with a big statement. 

This got me thinking of all the pieces I love and wish to add into my jewelry collection and all under $100.00!
1. Piperlime  2. Anthropologie  3. Topshop
1. Piperlime  2. Anthropologie  3. Spool72
1. Anthropologie 2. Spool72 3. Piperlime
1. Anthropologie 2. Piperlime 3. Spool72

Music Video Tuesday

This song is dedicated to a few friends who are going through a very difficult stage in life. We love you and hope this tune will put a smile on our face!