April 14, 2012

pink perfection for spring

As the  mother of four boys, 
I like to pamper myself with pink. 

And, this Spring, Pink is everywhere! 
There are some incredible fashion essentials out here, 
some frivolous tasty treats, 
and so many ways to brighten up your living spaces, 
that "pinking it up" is  now easier than ever.  

Here are some of my favorite finds:

Above, peony-pink drapes can brighten up most living rooms.  
This one was featured in House & Home.

Emma Stone looks so cute with 
just the right shade of pink lipstick.  

Don't forget to sample different shades of pink 
to pick the right one for your skin tone. 

Ride a bike to run some errands.  

It's so easy now that it's Spring, 
and you'll save a wallet-full on gas . 
 I love one with a great basket to hold lots of goodies, 
and it's got to be a pretty color too!

I love the combination of pink and navy blue.  
This lovely inspiration is from pinterest

Martha Stewart does it best mixing pink 
and a bit of red in this tablescape.

Paint some framed mirrors hot pink for a unifying display 
that looks great with a group of shabby pink roses.

Create a breathtaking entry 
with the simplicity of pink and white and
 some statement succulents
 in a beautiful gray tone.

I grow these beauties in my garden.  
They're pink lemons, perfect for 
authentic "pink lemonade" .

Or try this recipe that uses passion fruit.

"Sparrow me the Drama" by OPI 
is my new favorite shade 
for Spring.

Try a mix of patterns and tones in the 
pink and white range, unifying it all with white.

Accent pieces are so much fun!

Treat yourself to a strawberry cupcake.  
These are from Casey's Cupcakes.
Pink accessories can be any easy way 
to pull together just the right look for Spring.  

Sunglasses by River Island 
and flip flops by Havaianas (my favorites). 

Rachel Bilson pulls it all together 
with a fun pink polka dot scarf. 

The perfect pink hat for a cool spring day.  
It's so cute with a blue blazer!

Miranda Kerr out and about in her soft pink slacks.  
I need these!  

Here's a pair from J.Crew:

Ferrigamo patent pink flats, oooh la la!

Pink accent pillows always look great with green. 

Invest in some vintage Pyrex mixing bowls.  
They are quite affordable at
 flea markets or on ebay.

Treat yourself to a decadent dessert. 
No special occasion necessary!

A hot pink wrap around 
studded bracelet by Tory Burch 
is just what the doctor ordered
 to raise your spirits.

I'm loving Jessica Simpson's "hot" pink Dior bag. 

Jessica Alba in "sensible" heels that add 
the perfect fun accent to her conservative outfit. 

A wow of color on Blake Lively.

Pull up a fuchsia cube and relax in this crescent shaped nook.

Soft colors in an elegant format.

Hot pink in small doses is just enough to make you smile.

Make the garden pop with a gorgeous shade of pink!

Plant some pink roses to greet you in the garden.

Tulips are a wonderful way to bring pink into your home.

Shopping for a new camera?  Consider a pink one!

I've got to try this gorgeous pink bowtie pasta, 
colored naturally with beet juice.

A handful of these 
Jelly Belly Pomegranate Cosmo beans 
is all you need to get your pink on.

Now, remember, don't get too carried away!  
A little goes a long way!

ciao! fabiana


Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love pink too! Great pictures.

Have a great day.

Suzy said...

Hi Fabiana. I love all of the pinkalicious eye candy! Those pink poodles are too cute, but I agree - it's easy to get carried away. Take care. Suzy

Debbiedoos said...

That was some gorgeous pink eye candy. I am so happy to see you join me. I had no idea you were a Mom of four boys. Boys are fun! of course I can say that, being a Mom of two myself.

chateau chic said...

Such pretty pictures. Love all the pink inspiration.
Mary Alice

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

Thanks for sharing! I have 2 girls and a boy, so I get a lot of "orange, trains, construction trucks" from my son, and soooo much "pink, purple, princess!" from my daughter. I've been trying to add pink into our house in non-kid rooms but so far my husband has put the kabosh on it. I'll keep trying:) So glad I found you on 52 Mantels, I'm now following you.


Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Saw your link at Debbiedoo's party, and I'm glad I did. You have some gorgeous, inspirational photos. Do you really grow pink lemons? I didn't know they existed.

Gina said...

Stopping over from Debbie's reunion party! Thanks for sharing so many pretty pink images. I love pink.

Karla said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing. I'm hoping to incorporate more pink into my home once I paint my walls. All these pics were great inspiration. :)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Wow; what a pretty profusion of pink! It really is such a decidely feminine color. And with four boys, I'm sure you like a little hit of it now and again. ;)

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again this week.

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the pink, my favs are the nail polish, have to look for that soon, garden bench and the tulips! Visting from the reunion party♥

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

As another mom of 4 boys, I can completely relate! I'll take pink wherever I can get it. Just bought some pink flip flops and a pink velvet ottoman :)

Martha said...

wow, love pink! never knew there were pink lemons, would love to try some sometime!

DIYbyDesign said...

I am a huge pink fan...which is why I think I am always making things for my daughter's room. I don't have much pink anywhere else in the house. When we were first married I decorated most of our first apartment in pink. When we bought our first townhouse at least half was still in pink. When we bought our current home the pink is limited to my daughter's bathroom and bedroom. I guess I decided to give my husband and son a break. Lol Thanks for sharing all of your awesome pink inspiration. I saw your post over at Debbie's reunion party.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Love the pictures! Maybe cause I love Pink! Visiting from Debbie's Party!Thanks for the inspiration!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Super pictures of all things pink! I adore pink and am wearing it right now:)


Cristina Garay said...

Wow! Great Pink Inspiration!! stopping by from The Shabby Creek Cottage. I'm now following!


Tami Michel said...

What a beautiful pink post, so much inspiration! Visiting from Debbiedoo's Reunion party and wanted to say hello. Now forwarding your blog to my girlfriends w/boys who would love a little pink here and there!
Tami @ Curb Alert!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Gorgeous pink inspirations! Love that pink door, the pink lemonade and the beautiful pink blossoms...Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Debbie's reunion party! Have a great weekend!~Poppy

Susan @ Real Girl Designs said...

Love the pink camera - I want to get myself a Nikon 1, but I think I will probably get one in white.

I love the pink ballet flats - very pretty!

Elegant Economies said...

I love that pink is in again...makes it so much easier to find! Found you at Debbie's Reunion.-Audrey

Anonymous said...

How great that pink is in again - I just re-did my office in shabby chic pink and I'm in love with it! Didn't know pink was in, but lucked out! Thanks for sharing all the pink beauty with us - I'm loving pink. Found your link at Common Ground. Hugs ~ Mary

Shannon Fox said...

You always have the prettiest posts!

Magical Daydream said...

Love the pink bike! I have a red bike with white polka dots, I painted it myself :D



michele said...

ooooooohhhhhhh myyyyyyyyy. so much inspiration to make me smile this morning! come visit soon:

and thanks so much for gearing me up to give a guest room a little vavavoom pink!


Unknown said...

The top pic is one of my all time favorites. It's my inspiration photo for my game room design.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Wow, you have me really thinking pink now!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Ohhhh...Hello Fabiana! You have picked so many wonderful pinks to look at! I love them all. Happy Pink Saturday!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on being featured on Pink Saturday. What a great collection of pinks.

Happy Pink Saturday,


Anonymous said...

Hey there! Coming by way of Pink Saturday. Loved all your photos. Pink is my color I am told but I need to wear more of it. :) Hope you can come for a visit. Miles of Smiles ~ Lynn

Cindy Adkins said...

So many lovely pinks! That first living room is gorgeous and I want that bicycle!! Congratulations on being featured on Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Cindy

LV said...

You featured more pinks in one day that I could find all year. Beautifully done.

NanE said...

Oh my gosh, so much cuteness going on here I don't even know where to start! I have always loved PINK and Navy together too. And I don't think I have ever seen PINK lemons like that before. Thanks for sharing all this fun stuff! Nan

Michele Oliver said...

O my goodness, the dogs are to die for, your pictures are so inspiring.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Wow, Everything is just beautiful! I love all the pink~

Beth @A Little Country House said...

I love pink too! Especially the pink tulips, so happy!!!

Janice Kay Schaub said...

Wonderful post with lots to look at. I love the shades of pink in the accessories. Its a very versatile colour and looks good with most things. I am following your blog now

Yasmin Smith said...

New to your blogs, and I LOVE this post...I have never seen such an assortment of PINK!! I couldn't begin to tell you my favorite...it is ALL "eye-candy" to me!! I think I would love the bicycle, the nail polish, the sunglasses and the sturdy pink shoes on one of the girls.....I use pink in every room in my house and my husband does not mind at all...he says the house is for the woman, and if she is happy, everyone is happy!!!!! Lucky me!!
Thanks for posting such a delightful sight for PINK STURDAY!!!! I'll be back to see what you have for next week, for sure!!
Have a fun week......Francy (Yasmin)

Michelle said...

I love all of your 'pinks'...we have four boys and just added our first girl to the family. Before, I was neutral on the color pink...now I am finding that I really love the color! :)

Jeanne said...

Hi Fabiana, Congrats on being featured. I love your reasons for Blogging. I feel the same way.
Your post is lovely in pink. You are definitely a Pinkie. Smile.
Hugs, Jeanne

Be Colorful Coastal said...

Really, there is just nothing more feminine or prettier than pink. Thanks for sharing on MM at BeColorful

cathy said...

I found your blog from the linky party at Debbiedoos. I love pink and am the mother of two boys. Please take a look at my crazy sofas I covered in Calypso which is a reddish pink from Maine Cottage at my blog cathywhatisoldisnew.blogspot.com.( Post title- Color My World Calypso).I tried to use a lot of aqua and yellow to distract the boys and my husband from realizing they were not red-lol! Would you mind if I pin on Pinterest the roses picture? Thanks! Cathy

Unknown said...

wow.. i love the soft pink pants! :)THanks for the pinkspiration! :)

Bailey said...

I love lots of colors, but there's just something special about pink.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful inspirations!! Thanks for sharing them at FNF! :)


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