Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Winter and a Winner

I live in South Carolina so I don't really understand winter, its 70 degrees today, holler! But my hubs is getting ready to spend a little time training in Nova Scotia, YIKES! I'm tagging along, so freezing cold weather and snow, I'm coming for ya. I thought I would share some of the cold weather gear I've been stowing away.  'These are totally a necessity honey, what if my toes freeze because I don't have the super cute snow boots?'
boots, case, burts bees, heart notes
, scarf, socks, mug

And we have a winner of our Shabby Apple Giveaway, Lucky number #40! congrats to Kat, I'll be in touch to get you your necklace :-) Thanks again to Shabby Apple for sponsoring this giveaway, you guys rock!

Monday, January 30, 2012


I want it. Who doesn't need a little more holler in their life?
From Furbish.

Friday, January 27, 2012

All that Glitters... Blog Swap!

Every week I really look forward to linking up with Friday's Fancies, and this week is especially fun because its blog swap week! a.v was so sweet to set up a fun swap for everyone.
She definitely paired us up well, because I LOVE my partner, we've had so much fun working together! 
So I'm really excited to introduce to you a super sweetheart who is fast becoming one of my blogging bffs, 
Carly from a simple affair!

 Hello A Creative Day readers! I'm Carly from the life and style blog a simple affair.   Let me just say, I couldn't be more thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work with the extremely talented Eileen. I need to meet her ASAP. She is fabulous.  I could go on and on, but instead I'll get to the good stuff.  We chose to create both an outfit and a foyer using two of the same items:

Yes, our theme would be gold today, friends.  Here is my dream outfit featuring my dream wedges.

Gold + Black
Necklace (can only find in blue now) |  Tibi TankClutch  |  Wedge  |  Wrap Bracelet  |  Watch  | Leggings 

Black + gold is one of my favorite pairings.  While it may not be part of the neon and pastel trends right now, I think it's timeless.  Red would have to be my favorite addition to this color pairing, not to mention that it's my favorite primary color.

As for accessories, I stuck with black and gold.  Major statement necklace here (possibly a DIY project later down the road??).  And, I thought the wrap bracelet was a piece of interest and added some shine to the wrist.

 Now just because I said I love black + gold, doesn't mean I can't give a pastel clutch some love.  Because, yes, I really do love it.  This piece also adds some more texture to the outfit, and it's just fun.  Nothing wrong with fun.


On to the foyer! I have to admit, this was my first time ever creating a room collage so while slightly nerve wrecking, I had so much fun with it!

Art: Cocoa and Hearts
Lighting: Osgood Iron Pendant  
Table: Cosmopolitan Console Table, Z Gallerie
Accessories: Hive Vase (West Elm), Tyrol Horn Vase (Jayson Home), Coral Votive Holder (Z Gallerie), Red Moroccan Leather Pouf  
Rug: Chevron Ivory Rug

First and foremost, how amazing is this lighting pendant that Eileen found? I know, pretty amazing.  And if you read my blog, you know I love chevron.  So that was an easy pick.

I'm currently in the process of still figuring out my style when it comes to my apartment.  Lately I'm loving rooms with a mix of patterns, textures, and color.  Jen Ramos' art is something I absolutely adore, and I knew right off the bat I needed to incorporate a piece into this foyer.  I loved this clean and crisp table that can be styled so many ways.  You could easily add books to it and stack one of the vases on top to create more varying levels.  I saved my favorite piece for last: I love the red pouf because it brings out even more of the red in the painting.

So happy I got the chance to hop on over to A Creative Day today! No other place I would rather share some Friday's Fancies love with!

Isn't she such a sweetheart? Thanks so much for stopping by Carly! And make sure you head over to a simple affair to see my designs.... which may or may not include some AMAZING black and white wallpaper and cobalt blue lamps... :-)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Spotted: Art Love

I've been pouring over this artist's work on Etsy for the past few days. Autumn paints these stunning pieces, which are so reasonably priced (most are around $80 for an 18x24!), and any of them would be a welcome addition in my home :-) And she's an Atlanta girl, for all you Southerners!What do you think? Are you as in love as I am?

Make sure you enter our Shabby Apple Giveaway :-)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

You'll be obsessed...

Totally Gorgeous, right? Spotted on Alena's pinterest, 
so glad you pinned these sweet girl! (And they are only $42 for 6, so might have to snatch these up!)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Get you some...

 Today I'm really excited to announce a Shabby Apple Giveaway! I was thrilled when Shabby Apple contacted me about a giveaway, I LOVE their jewelry, don't you? The winner will get this gorgeous Gold Feather necklace that I really wish I could win :-) So simple, I think I would wear it every day.
To enter, all you have to do is...

1. Like Shabby Apple on Facebook (Mandatory) and leave a comment that you did

And if you want a bigger chance to win, leave a separate comment for any or all of the things you do below

2. Be a follower of A Creative Day

3. Like A Creative Day on Facebook

4. Follow the Shabby Apple Blog

Good Luck Everyone, and thanks to Shabby Apple for sponsoring this giveaway, you guys rock!

(only open to U.S residents)
Giveaway ends  January 30th at midnight

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday's Fancies: Boho

Its Friday, which means you made it to the weekend! Wahooo! Alison has a fun Friday's Fancies lined up for today, we are creating outfits around something that inspires us from everyone's favorite website, Pinterest!
Looking through my pins, its easy to see what style I'm always drawn to... easy, carefree boho with a hint of glam. 
Outfit perfection, no?
I chose to pull pieces that had the same feel as my fav photo but ones that I could wear now in the cold... even though I'm SO ready for summer.


What about you, are you a summer girl with easy style, tans, aviators, and maxi dresses (ME!)? Or a winter girl... bundling up in layers and cozy sweaters and cuddling by the fire?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Spotted: Vignettes

Most of you know I moved in October, and I've been working like crazy to finish up most of the rooms in my house since then. I know I haven't shown ya'll anything, and I'm sorry! Its been a busy couple of months, ordering chairs, getting rugs.. painting a fun wall treatment, and making a custom ottoman. I want to share with you all but I'm so close to being done I have to wait a little while longer!
Right now I'm stuck on the little things. The arrangement on my console, the top of my entry piece, dining room... you know, those vignettes that make your house feel finished and like you. So I've rounded up a few of my favs from around the web for inspiration... and I want to know, what do you like? Simple with just fresh flowers, personal with lots of family pics, or sophisticated with your favorite books and art?
I'm obsessed with the books... from pinterest
Chassity's bar cart, simple and sophisticated. LOVE.
 spotted on jamies pinterest
 this one is so moody and romantic..

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I was reading through (stalking really) a cute new to me blog last week and I came upon a post about Birchbox. What is Birchbox you ask? Well, its like heaven in a box, and it comes every month. 
For $10 a month you get a pretty box filled with 5 high quality beauty samples for you to play with.
They have brands like, NARS, BareMinerals, benefit, and the list goes on. You better believe I signed up right away, and I can't wait to get my first box! You also take a beauty quiz... so they know what type of samples you might like, I signed up for a lot of natural organic products...
Tell me, are any of you signed up for Birchbox? you like?
And a big thanks to Hannah for posting about it!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

And the winner is...

Congrats to
Irene (Josslight089) for winning our Song and Dance Giveaway! I'll get you in touch with Andrea so you can pick your 2 sets of earrings.
And thanks again to Andrea for hosting this fabulous giveaway, you rock girl! 

And for all of you who didn't win, don't fret... Andrea is graciously offering my readers 20% off your entire order! Sale lasts for 2 weeks, so head on over to her shop! (Coupon code is ACREATIVEDAY)

And A Creative Day got a makeover, wahoooo! 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Yes you're at the right place..

If you were looking for my blog, I mean. We got a facelift, what you do think??

DIY Tassel Earrings

I'm kinda obsessed with these DIY tassel earrings that Anna from In Honor of Design made. I might have to make one in every color. Head over to her blog to check out her step by step instructions...

And you only have a few more hours to enter our Song and Dance giveaway for your choice of any 2 earrings! Get on it :-)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday's Fancies... Thinking Pink

This week for Friday's Fancies we were thinking COLOR! I knew immediately what I was going to use, because this bracelet from Jen has been on my wishlist for forever. Neon pink and gold. Do I need to say anything more??

You only have till Monday to win you some gorgeous earrings... better get on it!
Also, a big shout out to one of my bestie's Anna for her home for being featured on 6th Street Design School.... make sure you go check it out, I know you will be inspired!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

DIY artwork?

We have a long hallway in our house that is long and white and boring. If it wasn't a rental, I would paint the doors in the hall black in a heartbeat....

But.... since I can't, or if I did, our landlord would be in for a big surprise! So I was thinking of a way to bring some color in there and I saw this pin of a colorblocked canvas and I thinking to DIY a huge canvas, maybe 60x60, in like a cobalt or Pantone's color the year, tangerine tango. 
And maybe one of these runners?

What do you guys think? You like?

Make sure you enter our giveaway for your choice of 2 sets of earrings from Song and Dance

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