La Chéri Marie


Month: August, 2013

Design Inspiration–Plants!

Greetings everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you a very simple yet lovely and productive design tip! Decorate with plants! Having some greenery around not only boosts your mood, but it makes everything fresh and beautiful!


You can easily go to your local store and find a variety of potted plants…


decorplants1decorplants2In addition to being a lovely decorating idea, houseplants are actually healthy too.  Through the process of photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide and release fresh oxygen. They can also clean the air of harmful pollutants and gases. Even NASA did a study on this! You can find an excellent paper of the horticulture study here:

decorplants4Everyone knows my love for flowers, so in addition to a nice potted plant, go ahead and add some flowers too 😉

decorplants6There are so many beautiful varieties to choose from, but even in the dead of wintertime, you can still have a few houseplants inside!

Start small, go and get one or a few potted plants and put them in your home. You will soon find that having a natural decor like this is a beautiful idea indeed!

Happy Decorating!



A Friendly Welcome!

Hello everyone!

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Just a note of shameless self-promotion 😉 …..

Be sure to check out my links above and remember that my contact email is on the ABOUT section of this blog! I have many exciting things coming up…


Boutique Update!

Hello my lovely readers and website visitors! Just a quick note to say that I am working very hard on bringing my online store to life! I am planning on launching soon but in the meantime, please follow me on twitter @CheriBallinger to keep up-to-date on my latest adventures! I want to launch my company properly, so I will have to do it when the time is right (and I have the time!) but thank you for all of your support and interest! You are all my inspiration! 

CheriMarieLogoStay tuned and when the time is right, I will announce my launch 🙂


Sofia Vergara and Film Fashion

Hello my lovely readers!

Actress Sofia Vergara was sporting such beautiful, classic looks on the set of her latest film “Chef” filming in Miami yesterday…

sofiavergara1She looks so stunning in this dress and her addition of simple bracelets for jewelery and some tan/gold stilettos complete the look!

With her co-stars on the set:


Another beautiful, ladylike look:

sofiavergara4These looks can give us all a little bit of inspiration! I love adding just a few gold or silver bangles to bring some extra femininity to an outfit and the correct length and cut of your dress is so important! Everyone has a different body shape but the secret is to leave a little to the imagination 😉 so be sexy without being trashy. Stay classy with the length and cut! Sofia just looks so gorgeous in these 2 outfits!


Stay beautiful