Monday, April 23, 2012

Peace out.


Excuse the overload of posts today (5 to be exact)… There was much I wanted to share. I'll be back in 10 days with hopefully lots to share about from my trip to Israel. 

See It, Wear It

Saw this image floating around Pinterest and realized I have the same look in my closet. 
Chambray: Old Navy / Neon Pants: Ross / Booties: Target

Color My World: Week 4

This week we were to use our color with fabric. Here's a look at my pillows in Schumacher's Chiang Mai Dragon fabric in the aquamarine colorway. They are fun and colorful but have that navy that I wanted to bring into yet another room in my home.

Can't wait to see the fabrics that everyone else chose…

Gallery Wall

The incredibly talented Sarah Swanson of Gallery Wall stocked up her shop with new paintings last week, and they are amazing!

I ordered this one...

Isn't she beautiful :) Now go get yours for $10! Such a steal...

Royal Design Studio Giveaway

I received many emails and sweet comments from people that loved my scallop stencil, and today is your lucky day! Royal Design Studio is doing a giveaway for us…

The winner will get up to a $50 shopping credit for the stencil of their choice.

How to enter:
(separate comment for each)

Go check out Royal Design Studio and let us know which stencil is your favorite.

For additional entries:

Like Royal Design Studio on Facebook.
Follow @designamour on Twitter.
Follow Royal Design Studio on Pinterest.

Congrats to our winner, Suzanne S! Please email me so we can get you hooked up.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

That's what he said.

My friend, Jessamie, did a post with her husband, and it was hilarious. Basically, she showed him a few pictures and wrote down everything that he said. It was such a great idea that I decided to try it out and see what Brett would say when I gave him a few pictures to critique. Here it goes...

I feel like I'm in a scene from Narnia. Is that a teepee? Yes, it is. And why is the ceiling made of plywood. That table is cool though.

love this room
1) Why is there a horse on the ottoman?
2)Why are there Lord of the Rings characters around the fireplace?

dream kitchen
That plant is too big on the island, but whatever that appliance is on the left, I want it.

cottage style decor
I don't even know what to say.

love this room
There are 4 different chairs, why?
Is that a dental light in the corner? Just wondering.

love this room
I want to live there.

love this room
This is the shortest room that I've ever seen, and the ceiling is about to cave in.

Love this room
Well, that's cool. That's cool if I were 45, looked like Burt Reynolds, and had a mustache.

baby bachelor pad
That rocker looks like a wheelchair in the corner. Don't we have that crib?

Beautiful baby's room......very different.
Not my favorite, but I'm sure you love the rug.

this room can either be a little girls dream, or her worst nightmare
I really don't understand why there is SO much red. It's horrible.

love this room, minus the awkward chandelier.
I like the bed frame and end tables, but I feel like the chandelier is photoshopped into the picture.

modern boho living room
Is this an optical illusion? That damn tree is bigger than anything else in that picture.

boho living room 2
I really like the wall full of pictures. I've never seen that before.

bed, nook, sun room, reading, relax, bedroom, home, boho
That's the most awesome room I've ever seen in my life. I would just lay on that bed all day. That is a bed, right?

Kitchen, House Beautiful, Bill Ingram, Campaign hardware, Rustic chic, wood, mixing metals
I really like that piece of furniture. Excuse me, the sink.

all images

Not sure about you all, but I got a kick out of this. How about that "sink" in the last image? Ha! He's too funny.

Saturday, April 21, 2012


This is what my life looked like over the past day: 
- read up on the new Domino Mag which didn't disappoint
- had a girls night complete with vino and a tasty smoked salmon treat
- completed my 1st real masterpiece
- packing, packing, packing for our trip to the Middle East
- loving my new Eleven11 bracelet
- found these pretty gold heels at Goodwill for pocket change

And speaking of heels, these are high on my wish list. I feel like everyone has them except for me…

Friday, April 20, 2012

playing dress up

Just having a little fun here going through my closet… yay for summer dresses and warm weather. Now, I just need to work on getting back that tan of mine!


This is what my day is looking like as I prepare for our big trip. 4 more days!


How do you pack?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

pack it up

Our family goes on picnics all the time! We love to pack up our lunch or dinner and take it outside to a nearby park or to our backyard, just for fun. Now that the weather is nice, picnics are happening regularly. Our boys love it!

By the way, have you seen the beautiful quilts in Amber's SHOPPE? I wish we picnicked on one of these beauties...

Pink + Gray + White | Baby Shower

Months ago, I threw a baby shower for a good friend of mine that was expecting a sweet baby girl. I completely forgot to share the promised photos with y'all. Better late than never, right?
 It was such a cute shower, and Eileen and I had so much fun throwing it! Hope you liked the little peek at the party.

Eileen, you should be next ;)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Diggin' It

This wallpaper...

This dress...

This console...

P.S. Go see my guest post over at Along Came Splendor, where I share about my Ikea hack nightstands.

clutch love

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

me, everyday.

Did you see? My real life friend, Eileen, has a guest post series going on right now called "The Everyday Series". Today, my post went up, and I'm giving everyone a peek into my life and closet… go check it out!

Color My World: Week 3

This week, I took on the challenge to paint something navy and found Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy to be the perfect shade.

Remember when I asked y'all which stencil to get from Royal Design Studio?

Well, I chose the Moroccan Scallops, of course. I painted a square canvas in our breakfast area. Now, I am in love with the stencil, but my project isn't perfect so don't look too closely. I would recommend not using the stencil on canvas. Because of the natural texture and flex of a canvas, I was left with some bleeding paint.

I can't wait to use the stencil again though. I think I'll use the stencil on a wall -- maybe a stripe about 4 feet wide of scallops from ceiling to floor. A gray/white combo would be subtle and would probably look great. Maybe behind Avery's crib and flipped upside down? The lines would be much more crisp on a wall, no doubt.

In the meantime… enjoying the navy addition to our breakfast nook. This is fast becoming one of my favorite spaces in our home! What do you think?

Who knows… there may just be a stencil giveaway in the near future. Hint, hint! ;)
And once again, be sure to check out the others taking on the challenge with me!

Monday, April 16, 2012


Oh, Annabelle. You've got styyyyyle.

Go stalk Viva Luxury for more of this eye candy.