Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Moving on Up (phone-wize)

It is official... I am breaking things off with my Blackberry. While I have loved that little Canadian piece of technology, it is time to get a little more user friendly. As in I couldn't view picture emails for the past two years (I know, big girl problems).

Now comes the dilemma. How in the heck do you settle on just one iPhone case? Would it be weird to change with my moods? Think of it like a fancy, schmancy mood ring!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought to share our fall decor. Keep in mind it is just Aaron and I and we travel for the holidays, but I still wanted to have some fall-y touches.

Simple white pumpkins with a bowl from Home Goods

Notice the PB pumpkins I got. 

And note that there is cling wrap under my real pumpkins. NEVER put real anything on wood.... just a FYI.

A little pop of green in the entry.

I don't think that mums are the prettiest but the fall flower department is quite lacking. I like the red option better than the normal yellow hue.

 The bullies opted for a quick photo shoot.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! And peace be with you if you are venturing out for Black Friday :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

DIY Artwork

Here is a little DIY for those of you with a few days of free time on your hands this week.

I wanted something on the walls for our guest bath but for a low budget. I give you two framed pieces for a grand total of $20. 

I bought two different size frames to fit my space from Target and the embellished paper is from Paper Source (there are two stores in the Atlanta area).

Tape your paper in, fasten the frame back together and hang. The hardest part is picking out a pattern!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Recent Happenings

1. Aaron and I are participating in the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk this weekend. It is our second year walking. My company is a National sponsor so it is good to get together and give back an hour or two for a good cause.... And Atlanta's venue is the Zoo. Who doesn't love doing some good for the community and getting to see some awesome animals for free. I may or may not make a baby panda pit-stop.

You can still sign up for a walk in your area. 

2. On Monday I took some chairs to get re-upholstered. It wasn't far from my office, but I was way out of my element. I have heard this company does great work but I feel like I was warped into a sweat shop (i.e. warehouse + lots of women on sewing machines + broken English). Hey I will do a lot for good service and a great deal!

3. Kind of loving Pinterest's Secret boards. I definitely have some hidden pins with potential Christmas gifts. I have a horrible memory so unless it is written (or pinned) somewhere I WILL forget.

4. I already have two Christmas presents purchased. Bam....Take that procrastination!

5. We have new appliances being delivered next week... so that means a kitchen reveal! Woohoo!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Thought I would give you some celebs love to get your mid-week checkpoint started off right.

 Emma - Can you please be normal again? As in stop starving yourself? I thought you looked gorg in The Help!
Love ya though!

 Have you watched Nashville? Love it! The perfect nightcap after Modern Family. Hayden's pants are a little too cray cray though!

This is an example of acting gone to far. Matthew McConaughey looks wayyyy too thin.

And last but not least Kristen. Girl your dress is see-through and you just got over a cheating scandal. Let's evaluate the publicist and stylist, and start fresh. 

Images: People, Us Weekly

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mark and Graham

I stumbled across this new site and that was a major mistake. Mark and Graham is the new sister site of Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn. Seeing as I already have a slight obsession with PB, this new discovery could be lethal.

And for all you Southerners out there, everything can be monogrammed. Yippee!

Ice Bucket - great wedding gift

Dinner Napkins - love the red on white for the holidays

Coasters - we have these from PB, but I love the monogram option

Signet ring - classic

Washi Japanese tape - perfect for decorating

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


FYI - I set this to post earlier this week so it was not intended to reflect the election... but it could help with the bombard of social media and people's now public opinions. To each its own.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Side Note: I hope you get out and vote today! Not only for the chance to vote for your beliefs but for all the people that fought for our right to vote! Enough on that, moving on...

My precious friend, Sophie, shared with me this wonderful site called Ebates. And by wonderful I mean they give you free money. Yep, free!

All you have to do is sign up for an account, select the store you wish to purchase from and shop away. Note - you must shop in that window to get your rebate.

I have not been the best Ebates member (i.e. I forget to check and see if they partner with my site) but I have gotten $40 back so far...all for just shopping!

- No I did not get paid for blogging about this; I just wanted to share some awesomeness with you -

Monday, November 5, 2012


I am itching to get away, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. We just went to Colorado a month ago and I am already dreaming of another vacay. Ireland is in our future (I think) but in the meantime, I have found some all-inclusive lovelies on my travel BFF, Luxury Link.

This Punta Cana jewel is super cheap but I have read some sketchy reviews. Thoughts?

I never thought of Mexico as a future destination but for this price I could change my mind. And... ever since Aaron scuba dived with whale sharks, I researched that Mexico has whale shark snorkeling in early summer.

Another Mexico beauty with nearby wildlife preserves.

The Cocobay Resort is a gorgeous Caribbean destination.

Do you have any recommendations?

Friday, November 2, 2012

Laurel Dawn

If you don't read Abode Love, well then you should start. Laurel has an amazing blog and she is a Birmingham gal. She also just opened Laurel Dawn, and it is a-m-azing! I am in love with all of her pieces, so I may be snagging a print for myself in the near future.

- All images are from Laurel Dawn -