Friday, May 27, 2011


My hardworking computer has the blues (a virus), so while I am working on getting it fixed there will be no way for me to update the blog so I will see you lovelies next week. Cross your fingers that we can fix Jarvis (yes my computer has a name) soon. Have a great weekend and a HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!
brown dress with white dots


Monday, May 23, 2011

Adding more to the wish list.

I have a long list of wants right now, everything in the Target Calypso St. Barths line, that Emersonmade coat, an Iphone, and now I'm adding this Anthro dress to the list. How amazing is the back detail?  Avail here. 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Bear with me...

hey guys- thanks for being so patient with me, May is a insanely busy month! We have had out of town weddings the past 2 weeks and we have another one this weekend! Add that L is leaving next week to go to Europe for a backpacking trip with one of his best friends, my little sister is graduating from high school, I'm going to the beach for a week and my mom and little sisters birthdays are this weekend makes for a very CRAZY month! Anyway, so bear with me for a little while longer, I'll be back to posting more after next week, with some exciting giveaways!

I hope everyone has a great weekend, and a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the best little sister anyone could ever ask for, love you Anna Grace and am SO proud of you and how smart you are and just generally awesome at life, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY tomorrow to one of my best friends in the world, love you mom. You have taught me everything I know about life and keep me on the right path, and I love you for it. You can tell me to slow down when I'm driving for the rest of my life. love you both.

My wedding day with the fam. Miss you bradley!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wish List: stationary

After seeing Erika's stationary designed by Toast and Laurel, I started to get the itch. I have been scouring etsy and the web; here are a few of my favorites and I can't decide! Should I go simple and classic with initialed letterpress, or fun and playful? Which do you like and do you have any other good sites?


 tiny prints

tiny prints



Saturday, May 14, 2011

Must. Have.

 Must. Have. This = perfection. I first saw it over at Flourish Design + Style and now I must have it. Its sold out right now but Emersonmade is in process of getting it back it stock. With a white tee-shirt and leggings its an outfit, I would love it over a sundress and it can play nicely in fall too with a scarf and a long sleeve under.Have a great weekend everyone, one of my best friends in the world is getting married and I couldn't be more excited !!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

drool worthy dining room.

At least, I think its drool worthy because its what I am doing in my dining room! L and I are thinking of moving AGAIN, I know its crazy but we are so tired of apartment life and really want to have a house so I can get a puppy. (A golden retriever puppy, because they are the best. period.) So we have been looking at a few houses and all of them have a bigger dining room than my teeny tiny one now, so that means I can pull out my awesome dining room table that L made for me as a wedding present. ( I know, he's the best) Its a very simple rustic table made from some antique boards his dad had lying around from an old saw mill.

I am going to start with dark navy walls- add my table, favorite eames chairs from, and one of my favorite rugs that is also available at World Market. Of course every room needs a parson table, don't you think? My splurge is going to be the Arteriors chandelier, I love it. Add some DIY artwork along the lines of what is shown above (but probably with more orange, chartreuse, gray type dots) and some fun robert abbey lamps and done. L seems to think I am jumping the gun having our future dining room all figured out considering that we don't even know where we are moving yet- but I say I'm just planning ahead. It never hurts to be prepared! What do you think? 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Inspiration: DIY artwork

When I saw this project on Bryn's blog- I kinda freaked out a little inside. How awesome does her DIY artwork look! So easy and simple. She just traced an image she liked onto vellum and framed it in a floating mat. And it looks awesome! I totally want to do a set of 3 for above my couch.
her original print from Vintage Printable, which is such an amazing site. All of their images are royalty free so you can download and print them for your home- instant artwork!

I would love to frame some of these floor plans or elevation drawings...

 Or I love these trees and coral...

Floating frames are easy to find, actually Walmart has a good selection and I like the selection of these from Amazon. A 13x16 is $17.99, I would make the drawing about a 8x10 to allow a lot of the glass to show.
Happy Weekend Everyone! L and I get to see some sweet friends get married! And then I'm meeting up for a bachelorette party for one of my best friends! Its going to be a good time :-) What about you? Any exciting plans ?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Before and After: Craigslist Dresser

You remember my $45 campaign Craigslist steal?

Well she has a new life now, courtesy of a LOT of sanding, polishing and painting. I used oil based paints for the first time ever and I am never going back. The fumes and the cleanup were a little more heavy but the paint went on so easily and the end result looks like a professional job- I used a very smooth roller for everything so I didn't get any brush marks and we sanded and primed it so the surface was completely smooth.
I had the hardest time picking a color. Right now the chest is in my bedroom but when we move I want to use it our future entry hall or dining room- so I had to think down the road in terms of color. As tempting as it was to do the kelly green- I wanted something more flexible. I picked (actually Nan (my boss) told me to use this color and its perfect! Gray but with some brown undertones so its warm. Its Sherwin Williams Anonymous in High Gloss Oil, if you wanted to know )

I also love my new lamp from World Market- it was the last one they had left on the floor and the shade was a  little dirty so they gave it to me for 20% off!

 What do you think? A big difference?

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