Friday, July 29, 2011

Next DIY project

Totally going to try to DIY these with just some sheets of gold leaf and an inexpensive glass bowl. So pretty to hold all your jewelry next to your bed and I love how imperfect the gold leafing is.

 found these on this website- not certain what the black spot is on the vase!
Have any of ya'll tried to DIY something like this?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Have you ordered yours?

I know that we are all so excited about this book FINALLY coming out September 6th, just imagine 400 pages of design goodness from one of the original creators of the design blog-sphere. 50 DIY projects and 50 Before and Afters are featured, and Grace Bonney is pretty much the cutest thing ever. Below is the video promo for the book...

 I was on Design Sponge and saw that this week Barnes and Noble and Amazon are offering 50% off the $, so I scooped mine up for $17.50!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Etsy roundup

I love etsy, I know we all do! But it can be super overwhelming for me to try to narrow down all the options, a lot of times I feel like I have seen that before or its just 'ok', so I always love when other bloggers share some of their go-to shops that make shopping handmade totally worth it. So I thought I would hop on that bandwagon and start sharing some of my favorite shops once a week or so... Do you every feel that way about etsy and do you have some shops that you love and I need to add to my favorites??

Jewerly designed by an architecture graduate- is there any doubt I would love it???

 Tie dye scarf... love
 Very well edited and beautiful pottery-  think lots of fun vibrant colors

 His and her's lucite trays.... ahhhhhh
 I'm ordering one of these clutches but can't decide which one! I actually want to order one of everything from this shop...

 Ahhh which one???? I LOVE both
Comment with your favorite shops!

Friday, July 22, 2011


at your local T.J Maxx, fun pillows for all! ( I was at the T.J Maxx in Lexington if you wanted to snag up some of these deals!)

 These were so fun, and only $24.99!

 A lot of fun ralph lauren options
these were pretty big- maybe 16x24?? And ralph lauren too

 loved the burlap trim on this one- and add a monogram... love.
 These fun things came home with me..
 A pretty glass bud vase for my orchid for $3.50
 Another glass canister with seagrass top for $4.00
I love her. I admit it. I have loved her since Laguna Beach. There, I said it. and for $7.00, her book came home with me!
Happy Friday Everyone! Have a great weekend and try to escape the sauna that is the south- our high here today is 103!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Internet Guru

I have a confession. I hate shopping for things on the internet. I know there are great places to find fabric, accessories and rugs online but I can't ever find them. I sit down with all intent to search out the best deals and within 5 minutes, I get overwhelmed and quit. That's why I'm so grateful for other designers and bloggers sharing their sources, otherwise, I would never find anything. Like this week, I was trying to help my friend Anna in her search for a great fabric, see post here.... and I quit within 5 minutes with a massive headache. Here is where my friend Jen comes in, otherwise known as can find anything on the internet and always finds the best fabrics and deals, she is the one who found my craigslist dresser for me!  Anyhow, I was asking her for a good cheap fabric line that isn't to the trade, and she told me about designer Joel Dewberry, who I am sure you all know about but is new to me! Such great high end looking designs for CHEAP! check him out!!


all available here

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Congrats to....

Amanda for winning our print! I'll email you :-)
(winner was selected by
amanda said...
bwah! i'm almost too late! i totally follow you in every way possible!

Thanks to everyone that entered and showed us some love :-)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Chalkboard Dining Table...

We are already having too much fun with this. Painting our dining room table with chalkboard paint was probably the best idea ever.

 Our dining room is undergoing some changes, so hold on...I'll update soon. I'm toying with the idea of painting my chairs white, what do you think? (I'm getting my Eames chairs, see here, within the next few months but I thought painting these white could tide me over)
 Mexican night is so much more fun with homemade margaritas and place settings drawn on your table, don't you think?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pop of Color

Don't forget to enter our GIVEAWAY... I mean, its free stuff. Who doesn't like that? 

I first saw these stools over at Effortless Style and think they are the perfect way to add a modern pop of color to a room. Sometimes you just need that final unexpected piece to finish a room and at $16.95, these are perfect. Pull one up to a chair as a drink table or put two in front of your fireplace for extra seating, and enjoy!

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