Monday, August 23, 2010


So I had big plans to take pictures of the wallpaper panels after work tonight, but it was stormy.  (I had no idea it was supposed to rain today; believe me, I wouldn't have spent the time straightening my hair!)  So the lack of natural light means it will be yet another day.  Instead you get to read about my birthday!  It was a few weeks ago, but we had such a good time celebrating, I had to share the fun!

On Saturday night, Justin took me to Pappas Steakhouse.  They have one of the best steaks in town (as well as mac and cheese with crab meat).  On Sunday (my actual birthday), we went with our families to Max's Wine Dive.  And it wouldn't be a birthday without an RJ Goodies cake -- I have had one for the last 25 years!  

I got some great decorating-related items, which I am very excited about.  New magazine subscriptions to Elle Decor and House Beautiful!  

(photos: here and here)

And this book, which has a ton of inspiring spaces:

(photo: amazon)

My mom got me this awesome throw from West Elm in platinum.  It works perfectly in our bedroom.

You can see it in our sitting room here.  While I'm at it, what do you think of the fabric on the windows for drapes?

And of course Riley and Zoey were helping me open presents.  (Look how big Zoey is getting!)

Our friend Kevin gave me this awesome St. Germain "entertaining kit."  In addition to the St. Germain, it also has a great carafe and a cocktail stirrer.  Love it!

 (photo: here)
My mom got me an awesome necklace from Anthropologie.  I wish I had a better picture of it, but I can't find it online.  So this one will have to do.  (I took a picture of it one morning so my mom could see it "in action".)

Justin gave me the most gorgeous opera-length pearl necklace and pearl stud earrings.  I love doubling the strand of the necklace.  I am sure the people at work are already sick of me wearing it all of the time, but too bad!  Seriously, both the necklace and earrings are amazing and I love them!  Justin had great things to say about (which is a Houston-based company).  You can see me modeling the necklace in this picture below of my mother-in-law, me, and my mom:

I don't know why, but I love this picture of me and Justin.    

I received some other great decor items too that I have displayed, but you will have to wait to see them in another reveal I have planned. 

And last, but certainly not least . . . thanks to everyone for making my birthday very special!


  1. I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday!! I love that photo of the two of you also! You guys look so happy! What a blessing! =)

  2. Looks like an awesome birthday, Emily!

    I love your blog and so happy that you share!

  3. Oh and I think that the fabric will make gorgeous curtains!! Love it!

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