Friday, September 30, 2011

moving day is here

We are moving today! Ahhhhhh wish me luck- I'll emerge next week covered in packing tape and paint, see you then!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ooohhh, eye candy coming your way

(can't remember where I found this pic, any ideas??)

 In a perfect world, I would have an unlimited budget, a house that I would design myself, and a study like the one above. I love anything acrylic and I found these incredible dining tables from Spectra Limited which made me drool. How incredible?! Could you imagine one in your house?? 
Wow, just wow

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Let's do it

I know we have all seen painted rugs around the blogsphere, its a fun way to get a custom look for a cheap rug. Well I saw one this week that blew all the others I've seen out of the water! The adorable Cristi of Charm Home Design painted this rug for her son Chase's nursery while she was 8 3/4 months pregnant, way to go girl!

Love the large pattern, and I def think its a possibility for my new living room. Cristi used a $40 ikea rug and made a stencil out of contact paper. Check out her blog for the full instructions and make sure you start following, her blog is precious!

Monday, September 26, 2011

How does she?

Sydney of The Daybook might be the cutest preggo ever. EVER.

I am filing away a lot of her outfits for inspiration when I'm knocked up. I'm not now Mom, I promise!

Besides being so cute and my new girl crush, Sydney did a tutorial on her fresh face makeup look, that helps us all achieve that "I'm not wearing any makeup I just roll out of bed looking fabulous" look. so take notes! Check her tutorial out here.

Isn't she precious? Now lets all go look dewy and fabulous!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Finds from A Newfound Treasure

Today I'm so excited because one of my favorite bloggers and I are guest posting on each other's blogs with our favorite fall finds from Etsy. Anna from A Newfound Treasure is not only a super awesomely talented photographer, mommy and blogger, but is also one of my best friends. I'm so happy to have her over, I know you are going to love everything she picked out!

Hello! I am Anna, and Eileen, the genius behind A Creative Day blog, and I are pretty much inseparable these days. When she came to me about doing a post swap of our favorite Fall finds on Etsy, I was all in. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. Seriously -- I am obsessed, so naturally this roundup of my Fall faves puts a BIG smile on my face. I love everything about Fall: the changing of leaves, layering up in the cooler weather, and a hot drink in my hand. Not to mention, football season... hence the orange in my roundup. Hope you like! 

Check out my finds on A Newfound Treasure here!

Thanks Anna! Don't her finds make you so excited for fall!! I love everything! (also you notice how we both have the same piece of art and scarf.... haha great minds think alike!) xoxo

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I spy...

I was on Pinterest last night and spotted this beauty (by charm home designs), which reminded me of my drapes...
More chevron drapes!

How sweet is this tiny nursery?
These anthro drapes (found via Hollie's cute blog)are a more boho version of our classic chevron pattern, and I LOVE THEM!
I guess the moral of this story is you can never have too much chevron! What do you think- are you tired of this pattern??

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Before and After: $15 side table

Anna and I went thrifting a little while ago and we scored some awesome finds! She took me to this one place that I was kinda scared to go in- but she dragged me in and I'm glad we went! I found a little side table for $15- I've been looking for something a little heavier then the leggy table I have and this one had great lines and such a fun cutout on the side! I couldn't decide what color and Anna suggested coral, and it looks so fun! (after discovering that it had about 4 coats of thick paint on it and had to be completely sanded down. It took Luke forever to sand it and he was covered in the dust of brown, green, and blue paint- just 3 of the coats on it!)

And here it is after:
(notice how my shelves are completely disorganized and almost empty?? ahhh, the perks of moving. This is the only corner in my house that isn't completely ransacked and a mess.) Can't wait to get in the new house!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Oops I did it again...

(is that song stuck in your head now? I know it is mine.."i played with your heart, got lost in the game....oh baby baby." If it wasn't before I bet it is now. You are welcome.)

The hubs and I are moving. AGAIN. When we moved last year, I swore I wasn't going to move ever again. I was going to live in my apt forever. But this move is a definite trade up, I CAN'T WAIT! We are moving to the Shandon area in Columbia into a gorgeous rental with hardwood floors and high ceilings. Its going to be epic. But we are moving in about 2 weeks. Yikes. We have already started packing, in fact I'm procrastinating packing right now by blogging about this. Wish me luck, I hate packing more than anything in the world. It may have to do with the fact that I am notorious for putting things back places where they don't belong, the milk in the cabinet, the keys in the freezer, my camera under my bed (??), oh it really happened. So who knows what I will find as I start packing up.
Happy Weekend Everyone!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Shopping 101

If you guys live in the Columbia area- you should definitely know about Southeastern Salvage. Its full of great deals for the home and builder's products. Everything from Restoration Hardware looking tables at 1/3 of the price of the original or tile and antique doors. I ran by there today to look at their rugs and snapped a few pics with my phone for ya'll.

 Love this ottoman $150 for both
 Best $ I've seen on this at $79!
 I want this ottoman.
 Cute little side table for $39
 Love Love this runner
 Cute mirror for $79
 these were $79 too! and came in 3 different colors!
Fun poofs!

Have you guys been to Southeastern Salvage? Do you have any good finds from there?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Look Linger Love Outfits

Head over to Look Linger Love to check out my bright pants outfit that Chassity was so sweet to post! She was so wonderful and encouraging when I emailed her, and I am generally obsessed with her blog! Check it out here...

Polyvore with shopping links is here

Monday, September 12, 2011


Everything about this bathroom makes me happy. That wallpaper, that sink, those lamps, I love it all.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Let's be friends...

loving these modern friendship bracelets from Etsy ... (found via kelia) but I also think these would be an easy DIY, who's with me? 

 Love this necklace too.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Its True!

When I heard this news, I about jumped off the couch I was so excited! Zara is coming to american shoppers, online that is! I first discovered Zara when I studied abroad in Italy, and stuffed as much as I could into my suitcase for my return flight home. And now its available online to us in the US, starting today! So those of us who don't live in NYC we can still get our fix. Check out what's on my wish list for fall...

might be my fav! 

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