Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sponsor- Thank you!


I would like to take a moment today to say a big thank you to all my fabulous sponsors:


 JAMIESHOP.COM: Offers over 400 of the top "to the trade only" manufacturers buying service. All the furnishings, wallpaper, lighting, fabrics, rugs and home accessories seen in magazines such as Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, Traditional Home and House Beautiful are now available for purchase at up to 50% off retail.



Pillows By Dezign: Offers designer decorative throw pillowslumbar pillowsbed pillows and outdoor pillows at an affordable price starting at just $36 with inserts included with an option of down/ feather blend form or polyester. Also offering custom pillow using a wonderful range of designer fabrics from popular brands such as Schumacher Fabrics, Robert Allen Fabrics, Duralee Fabrics, Kravets FabricsOsborne & LittleRalph Lauren Home and more!



Nicole White Designs: Offers thousands of beautiful, unique and sophisticated home furnishings from furniture to rugs in a variety of styles.


Don't forget to visit my fabulous sponsors when you get a chance for all your home decor needs!

Happy Halloween!








Happy Halloween!

I will be attending my son's Halloween party and Halloween Parade later at his school today. During the evening, we plan to go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. Do you have any Halloween plans today?

My heart goes out to all affected by Hurricane Sandy. I hope everyone have a safe and happy Halloween! 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cool designer alert- Ashley Whittaker!


Introducing New York City-based designer, Ashley Whittaker. Known for her fresh and modern approach on traditional design, her classic taste and chic sophistication style is evident in all her work. Let's check out her gorgeous portfolio below.

















The designer: Ashley Whittaker
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Ashley Whittaker is truly a gifted designer and her work really shows. I love her play on patterns, colors and sophisticated details in all her interiors. The stylish pink and gold wallpaper in the bathroom is my favorite! What are you drawn to?

For more information on Ashley Whittaker and her work, please visit http://www.ashleywhittakerdesign.com/.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Giveaway- $50 Shabby Apple gift card!


Hope you had a great weekend! I knew I did. I spent the weekend at the premium outlet with an out of town guest (a high school friend that I haven't met for almost 15 years). We had so much fun. Anyway, today, I have another fabulous giveaway for you! One of you will have a chance to win a $50 gift card from Shabby Apple.

Shabby Apple is a lovely online boutique that offers an amazing selection of modest, feminine, fashionable and vintage/ retro inspired outfits that cater to women of all sizes. Below are some of my favorites! 


Aren't these outfits pretty? Currently, Shabby Apple is offering 10% off your total purchase. Simply mention coupon code: mixandchic10off during check out.

It's easy to win a $50 gift card from Shabby Apple! All it takes is just 3 simple steps!


To enter:

Must be a resident of the United States.

1. Be a follower of Mix And Chic via Google Friend Connect.

2. 'Like' Shabby Apple on Facebook.

3. Leave a comment below letting me know you have done both.


For additional entries (an extra entry for each of the following) (optional) :

'Like' Mix And Chic on Facebook and leave a separate comment. (If you are already following, please leave a separate comment to let me know as well.)

'Follow' Mix And Chic on Twitter and leave a separate comment. (If you are already following, please leave a separate comment to let me know as well.)

 'Follow' Mix And Chic on Pinterest and leave a separate comment. (If you are already following, please leave a separate comment to let me know as well.)

Mention this giveaway on your Facebook status (include a link back to this post and leave a separate comment.)


Tweet about this giveaway (include a link back to this post and leave a separate comment.)

Bonus question: Please specify which Shabby Apple dress or item is your favorite.

The last day for entries is November 7, 2012. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced on Thursday, November 8, 2012. Good luck, ladies! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Home tour- Rustic mid-modern century home!















This gorgeous home proves that neutral spaces can look just as exciting as any colorful rooms simply by incorporating different materials, interesting textures and objects into a space. Cohesively designed, warm and absolutely stylish, this home is the perfect home for any modern family. I am in love with the pretty nook with the beautiful black settee. Which room catches your eye?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

And the winner of the giveaway is ..........

It's time to announce the winner of the recent giveaway brought to you by Twovet




The lucky winner of the King/ Queen Twovet Couple  Comforter is Jill D.


Congratulations, Jill. I will contact you soon. Thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway. There will be more wonderful giveaways coming your way, so don't forget to check back regularly! Have a lovely day, everyone!

Sponsored guest post- How To Have An Easy International Move!


This sponsored article is brought to you by Grace Bailey.

For most people moving house is quite a dreaded experience. If they can avoid it, most of them would, but sometimes they just have to do it – for their family’s sake and for their job’s sake. We all have dreams and ambitions to succeed in what we do, but sometimes the place we are at, is not there right one for us. Getting the job promotion you’ve been dreaming of for years or relocating in order to grow your own business, is a great opportunity that you shouldn’t miss. HOW TO HAVE AN EASY INTERNATIONAL MOVE

However, this often involves one of the toughest types of relocations – an international move. While moving locally or within the state is manageable and easier to process, moving internationally may seem like mission impossible in the very beginning. It is indeed a draining process, which requires lots of money, months of preparation, proper packing, flight tickets, full insurance for your shipment, all sorts of documents and certificates and if you are moving with your whole family, it’s even tougher. 

The way to do an international move is up to you, but the safest and most efficient option is by hiring an international moving company, which has had years of successful experience with long-distance moves. If you haven’t moved before and your first move is an international one, then it makes sense to trust the professionals with it and let them do the most. 

The biggest task is the transfer of your entire household – ensuring the safety of your belongings is the company’s utmost goal. Once they arrive at your place, let them do their job – packing, wrapping, loading, everything that has to be done is their responsibility. It’s not a very good idea to try and pack for an international move on your own, because it’s much different from any other type of move. It could involve few types of transport which means lots of shifting, carrying, loading and unloading. Depending on the distance, your shipment might have to go through all kinds of transport – ground, water and air. Packing safely for such a long transition is the movers’ task. Moreover, this means that your belongings will be insured from the minute they start packing, which is a big advantage. 

When relocating internationally you need to deal with several issues: arranging the new place, transferring medical records, transferring your children to a new school, etc. Pack your essentials in your suitcases to take with you on the plane. Keep in mind that there might be a minor delay in the transportation of your shipment. If you are not moving to the new place straight away, book your hotel a couple of months earlier. Take your most valuable items in your luggage if you don’t want to take the risk of trusting the international move with them. 

After all, anything happens, so it’s best not to take any chances. The choice of a moving company will define the move – pick a reputable company with plenty of positive references from past clients and all the right licenses for doing an international move. An international move can go damage-free, hassle-free and stress-free, but you need to stay organized, focused and avoid getting frustrated over the smallest obstacles on the way. It’s normal to be a little worried, but with the right company by your side, you are guaranteed an efficient and exact international move.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fun, original and spooky Halloween decorating ideas!

With Halloween around the corner, I have definitely seen my fair share of fabulous Halloween decor around the blogosphere. Halloween decorations can be so much fun because you get to be as creative, whimsical or as spooky as you want. I have found some fantastic Halloween decor inspirations online and I think these are perfect especially when you are hosting a Halloween party or simply decorating for fun! Below are my favorites. Check this out!









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Which Halloween inspiration are you most drawn? How do you decorate for Halloween? I would love to know!