Thursday, June 30, 2011

Olsens Anonymous

I'm putting myself out here for this but do they still do it for you? I found a blog totally dedicated to them so obviously they've still got it:) I've got to say that I still love their least 90 percent of the time. I hold that the other ten percent sometimes gets lost in translation. But this blog definitely comes through if you're looking for Olsen only style inspiration!

Monday, June 27, 2011

I'm Loving...

First up...Pinterest.

Hours of my time are sucked into browsing around here.
Hours, it's ridiculous!

Madewell...need I say more?

This shower!

Can I please shower here every day? I think it would be so much more fun than my boring white shower with its peculiarly small window!

This little gold bracelet

Adorable and I love the symbolism behind all her pieces:)

This lovely
blue shirt

I love Emerson Made and this is one of my all time favorites of theirs!

wonderfully patriotic

I am so making this for the fourth. My sweet Aunt's birthday is the same day as Independence Day and we love to celebrate(being a military wife I go a bit overboard with these holidays:))

This yummy, summery tea.

I swear it fills you up and makes you insanely happy! Or maybe that's just me:)

Happy Monday by the way! We had a super relaxing, family weekend, which was exactly what was needed after a whirlwind couple of weeks! We went hiking in the park and had lovely little movie date nights on the couch both Friday and Saturday nights! This week I plan to sew up a storm and possibly paint my girl's room (again)! We'll see how it goes:)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Something Borrowed

Emily Griffin's house is for sale in Georgia and I would totally move there if it were an option:) Love it! I am always such a sucker for the traditional, federal style house and this is such a perfect example of that! It also has the cutest pool in the backyard. It's small but such a perfect shape for the layout of the backyard. I am loving the whole house tour! Go see it and fall in love! She wrote Something Borrowed in case yall are wondering how the title of this lovely little post ties in with the content:)
Happy Sunday!
We're off to eat Mexican food and possibly play on the slip n slide or with some other device that sprays water, since the high is 103 today! Sure wish I had that pool:)

Thursday, June 23, 2011


I LOVE this room! All of it! From the disco balls to the light up cross and those antlers and an Eames chair? Yes please, I'll take one of each!

It's almost Friday by the way! That's ridiculously exciting in my book!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Father's Day

Such a wonderful person and an even better daddy! What more could we ask for? Happy Father's Day my love!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Messes of Dresses

We have a summer wedding to go to this weekend. I thought I had a dress picked out but these are making me second guess my choice:) There are a ton of beautiful dresses and tops and a pair of lace shorts that caught my eye! Most of them are pretty reasonably priced too! I might have to order one and put a rush on it!

Happy Wednesday:)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Let there be light!

Here she is! In all her glory! I had been looking for a lamp for this spot for what feels like forever! The hubby even bought a set at Ikea thinking I would stop the search once something was lighting up that corner. Not so much. I was not a huge fan of the Ikea lamps, but I humored my hubby and lived with them grudgingly for about six months. Until, in a freak accident, the cat knocked over my Keep Calm and Carry On print, which in turn knocked over the book stack, which then took the lamps to the floor. (They were rectangular boxes made of frosted glass, lest you think I had two table lamps in the same spot:)) The largest one shattered and took a nice chunk out of my hard wood in the process. It was then that I decided the remaining lamp was out!
I resumed hunting in all my favorite thrift stores to no avail. Then one morning I headed into the Re-Store to poke around and there she was. All dusty and grubby. The five dollar price tag sold me! I took her home and scrubbed her up and there she sat for another few weeks as I looked for a lamp shade. In case you're not seeing a trend here I am not one to pay full price for much of anything. So, long story...long, I found a lamp shade at Target that had gone to thirty percent off. Its trim matched my lamp perfectly...and they lived happily ever after (on my free Craig's list dresser). I am one happy girl now that the other lamps are gone and my blue beauty has taken their place!

In other news, I want to paint my desk like the one above! I am enamored with the peacock blue. (Ok I am sensing a peacock trend in my posts today! What's my deal?) Anyway, its black right now and I am tired of it. I just refinished my filing cabinet and it looks shockingly similar to the one in the picture. Promise I hadn't seen this picture when I did it. I have been feeling like the black desk is looking a big worn and it is a bit too monochromatic with the gray walls, the stainless filing cabinet and the black accents in here. I might have to run down to the store and see what sort of colors I can come up with that will work in here:)

I'm taking the stainless filing cabinet as a sign!

Chenille...for real!

I've decided to re-do Ava Kate's room...again:) I can't help myself. I've obviously not gotten it right yet or I would leave it alone! I started looking for chenille bedspreads on Ebay today to see if there were any that would work for her bed. I am of course wanting something that is under my limited budget and I probably want white. But...look at these beauties that I came across. They are not at all what I set out to find but I LOVE them! I have never seen chenille in such beautiful colors and my heart pretty much stopped when I saw the peacocks. Apparently that is a pretty popular pattern because there are multiple listings on Ebay but they're all well out of my price range. Popular=expensive:) But looking is free and I spent about an hour today doing just that! Now you can look for free too! If your price range is higher than mine you can even make one of these yours. I just searched for chenille bedspreads and there were seven pages of loveliness!

In other news, I got a lamp shade for my five dollar thrifted lamp and as soon as my camera battery charges I am ready to show it off! I love it!

Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Why is this making me laugh so hard? I love when commercials are so stupid that they become funny. This totally falls into that category. Kind of like the Swagger Waggon Toyota Sienna Minivan music video. What? You haven't seen that one? I'm not linking it...I feel like a loser with all of this commercial love. But if you search for it on Youtube you'll thank me...maybe. If you don't decide I'm a big, bored goofball first!
I promise to come up with something more interesting to post later today. Like the new five dollar lamp I got for my living room, or maybe those long lost slip n slide pictures of my girl.
Only time will tell which of these will catch and hold my interest long enough for me to grace you with their presence:)

(Just came back and changed the title to this post. I looked back and realized that I had in fact named two posts in a row the ever so catchy title of "Hmm..." Sweet right? This is only adding to my coolness!)

Friday, June 3, 2011


I had a fun post planned today. In fact I've been working on it ALL day. Literally. I have been editing pictures all day and I cannot get them to upload:( I have tried a million different ways and I am succumbing to defeat. I was all ready to bask in the joys of summer and slip&slides and popsicles and the park list goes on and on but my pictures do not.

I refuse to write my summer post without pictures so instead, I am complaining:) We've been soaking up this summer heat like our lives depend on it and I hate that I can't even share it! But...there's always tomorrow! Until then enjoy the loveliness above(the only picture I could upload by the way!)Tents and the endless possibilities they offer are pretty darn summer-y if you ask me:) Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Remember a few posts ago when I was professing my love for the acrylic trunk as a coffee table? I found one! It's almost four hundred dollars mind you so I didn't jump right in and buy it. But I found it, which is half the battle:) In case anyone else is is dying over the same trunk and has a spare four hundred to spend, here is the spot to go and make it yours!
Oh, and they make tons of other furniture in acrylic too! Just a little fyi to brighten your Thursday!