Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Since we don't have a human child, we live vicariously through our fur baby. Behold his lovely, stubborn picture taking abilities.

Please excuse the closed eyes... I am just pleased we captured the demonic flap of his face as seventy pounds barrels towards Aaron.

Finally a decent shot

Cutest hot dog ever (I am biased)

He knows how to pose for the camera

Please notice the pure excitement on his face

He won't even look at Aaron

Finally a best friend shot!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

DIY Lucite Tray

So I was not about to shell out $90 for a monogrammed lucite tray... nope, not going to happen. But I did however come across a lovely DIY version for less than $20. Much more appealing to the bank account.

Now, I can't take credit for this crafting beauty. Follow the link for the original post.

What you need:
Mod Podge
Lucite Tray

Isn't this gorgeous? 

Now our counter is all organized!

Perfect container for an organized person like myself.

I may just make a few more of these in the future: for the guest room, coffee table, bedroom vanity, etc.

Happy DIY-ing!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday Words

Source: via Julie on Pinterest

Disclaimer: These quotes that I feature are only good thoughts that I think people need to reflect on every now and then... Does not have an relation to anything I am currently going through. You do a lot of growing up in your 20's and sometimes other people's thoughts really hold meaning for how to handle things in your life!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Finally Fall?

Is this the moment my body has been waiting for? The moment my closet can embrace tights, sweaters and scarves? I do hope so.

This chica is in full shopping mode and virtual online stores are always open for your credit card. Behold my November wish list (not everything has to wait for Christmas)!

And again... everything but the boots are under $100. Woohoo!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Winston Wednesday

These are from our anniversary trip to Destin. He LOVED the balcony and somewhat enjoyed the sand. The freezing water, not so much

He thought the sand was edible... and then it stuck to his lips

Friday, October 14, 2011

Get in my closet

I think it would be in my best interest to add these to the closet :)

A little note: I like to be kind to the pocketbooks. I could totally put some Chanel bags and Jimmy Choo flats but that would be a sick joke to the both of us!


Sunday, October 9, 2011


I know people say that first year flies by and it truly has! I honestly can't believe we have been married for a year. Marriage isn't easy people, there are plenty of ups and downs. You have to be a grown-up and deal with big-time issues. Although, the best part is you have a partner standing right there beside you.

Aaron is my best friend. When he has some amazing news, I experience that. When things are tough, we ride through it together.  We have laughed, cried, yelled and celebrated everything this first year and I wouldn’t change a single second.

Happy Anniversary Hubby!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Traditional Chic

So during this sick and twisted house closing waiting game, all I can do is dream and pin and create mood boards. I know I am driving my mother and husband crazy with fabric, paint colors and sofas.

Anywho ... I have decided my style would be classified as traditional chic. I love the look of a classic wingback or a mahogny chest but with a pop of color in the lamps or an ikat valance. If you can't tell, this is consuming my every thought. I want to do this right the first time and not get sick of it after a couple months. I also want to upgrade from the college furniture we are currently sporting.

True story - One day last week, I pondered the best way to avoid traffic so I could go spend an hour at Home Goods before Aaron got back to the apartment. Such a rebel, I know!

And... I wouldn't be fair if I didn't give the update on the house. Yet, there is no update other than it looks 100% different outside. We got the seller to agree to some repairs and one was a complete repaint of the exterior. Awesome except when we drove by it was beige not blue and  THEY NEVER EVEN ASKED OUR OPINION!

Speaking of the foreclosure deal, we are waiting on a clear title before we can buy. Apparently everybody and their momma are doing the same thing with their foreclosure. End of story is we will probably be arrested for creeping in the new neighborhood every night like stalkers just to stare at our awaiting abode.

Back to that traditional chic business... I just need to settle in on some fabric, paint colors, carpet, sofa, etc.... It is a long road ahead people!

Here are some favs (you may have already seen some of these but they are my favs so you will see them again) :

Source: via Julie on Pinterest

I love the grey tones of this dining area

Console table with ottoman below ... check!

Gallery Wall

The color/pattern coordination is amazing

These blues are killer!

Love the pop of patterns in the painting, rug, chairs, etc.
Source: via Julie on Pinterest


OBSESSED with this distressed trunk on legs

100% stealing for my house
Source: via Kimberly on Pinterest

Ikat stencil in half bath?

I could so copy this painting. Give me some wine and a paintbrush

Traditional lines with a pop of contemporary
Source: None via Julie on Pinterest

That ottoman is unreal

Hopefully I will have some real rooms to show you. Headed to the beach for a mini vacay of R & R.