Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Eye Candy.

Hope you're having a great week. I just wanted to pop in and share some beautiful inspiration pics I've come across recently via pinterest. Seriously, how amazing is that site?

Oh so pretty, right?

Friday, November 25, 2011


Hi friends. Long time no talk.  There's a lot going on around here -- I'll save the details for another post, but I hope to get back to blogging regularly soon.  I've missed it (and you)!   

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I had a stomach bug so I didn't get to spend Thanksgiving with the family and my dinner consisted of plain rice.  Needless to say, it was not the best turkey day ever.  Thankfully though, I started feeling back to normal this afternoon. 

(photo: rifle paper co)

But to the real point of my post -- it's never too late to give thanks, right?  I have so very much to be thankful for.

... my loving husband.

... my amazing mom.

... my great friends.  And this year I am extra thankful for my best friend who is pregnant!

... my job.

... the two cutest dogs ever.

... our wonderful home.

... our recent trips.

(and some not so serious things, but things to be thankful for anyway.)

... UT's big win over A&T last night.  Hook 'em.

... hot chocolate with marshmallows.

... pinterest.

... HGTV's Property Brothers.

... Tosh.0. 

... sonic ice.

... Real Simple.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Home Tour: Dining Room.

It's been a while since I did a home tour post -- I know it's shocking, but there's actually more to our home than just the outside, the entryway, the first floor bathroom, and the office.   

From the entryway post, you can see the staircase.  As you walk up the stairs, this is the view:

(why hello, neighbor's roof)

If you look down, this is what you'd see:

You pretty much walk up into our dining room.

We painted the walls a red in a flat finish, marked off the lines with tape for the stripes, and then did a coat of gloss poly in every other stripe.  The paint in this room is one of the first things people notice and they always love it.  This room was one of the first rooms we painted when we moved in (and one of the few rooms I haven't wanted to repaint . . . yet)! 

As I've mentioned before, I am nosy and am always curious where people get things.  So if you're like me, here's where the big ticket items are from:  the rug, wood table, chairs, buffet, and china cabinet are Pottery Barn; the upholstered chairs are from Ikea; the three large canvas prints are from High Fashion Home; the drum shade chandelier is from Restoration Hardware; the buffet lamps and mirror are from Z Gallerie. 

Here's a better look at the buffet set up.  {Random aside:  I pronounce the word "buffet" as "boo-fay."  I blame it on my mom (who pronounces "turquoise" as "ter-kwaz").  Anyone else out there say boo-fay?  Anyone, no?}

To the right of the mirror, I found this awesome vintage Vogue cover from Etsy.  I wanted something vintage-inspired and this cover had the cool blues from the fabric on the chairs, rug, and table runner and the red from the wall and rug.  And my awesome husband cut a custom mat for it. 

Isn't it perfect for that space? 

So there's the dining room (and as a bonus, you can see a sneak peek of the living room in the mirror in the previous picture).

The kitchen is up next!  And you can (finally) check out the rooms under the House Tour tab above. 

Hope you guys are having a wonderful week.  I am headed out of town for work, but will be back home in time for the weekend!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Truths and a Winner.

I came across these "truths" on pinterest and loved them all. 

A few that made me laugh a little louder than the others were 11, 13, 24, and 29.  Are there any that crack you up?

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And the winner of the Shabby Apple necklace is:  Emilia.  Congratulations!  I will email you about the details.

Don't forget that Shabby Apple is still offering 10% off! Just use the coupon code: NAME5THINGS10OFF.