Wednesday, September 30, 2009

yard sales and discounts stores....

so if you don't go to yard sales, you are just missing out. now i am not going to lie and say i totally love going. and if you had been with us last weekend when we went, i would have sworn that i would never go back. but, you have to take the good w/ the bad- and when it is bad, it's REAL bad (last week happen to fall in this category). but i am constantly reminded why it is good. for example, this awesome Pottery Barn puppet theater/ lemonade stand. this is something i would have never bought for full price but when GiGi spied it at a yard sale, it was a must have... especially w/ the price tag of $10. i cannot tell you how much fun taylor and my mom have had putting on puppet shows....which brings me to my next subject: discount stores. we all go to TJ and Marshalls but when was the last time you went to Big Lots (i have no idea the last time i was there)...but my parents were wasting time while their dog was getting groomed and stopped in. and guess who they ran into....Martha. now do you think martha stewart is dying knowing that her line is now at a discount store? well, they scored these adorable puppets for $2. i happen to be on the phone w/ mom while she was there and i asked if they had the tissue pom poms and they did....again $2. i want to put them over taylor's bed (a quick, inexpensive way to add something interesting to her room). so think yard sales and discount stores the next time your child is just never know what you are going to score!!
*oh and i couldn't help but include a pic of taylor playing at the computer last night....notice anything missing...her mullet! i got her haircut for the first time last week...major improvement :)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


these pictures make me want to be a kid again! i love the yellow thrown in there w/ pink...
speaking of kids- please keep your fingers crossed that mine doesn't get kicked out of school today....i have so much i need to do!! have a fabulous tuesday.

* images courtesy of ciao tay, maree homer, glam lamb

Monday, September 28, 2009

emerson made.

hello...i am officially obsessed with emerson made. have you seen her blog? not only is she adorable but she makes the coolest flowers to add onto any outfit or wedding dress...i want all of them. so here are some inspirations, inspire by her beautiful creations.....

Thursday, September 24, 2009

oh hey.

fancy meeting you here. see my day hasn't turned out the way i planned....
i woke up feeling awful, i drive tay to school, visualizing getting back in bed...*ring, ring- hello, we have an agent who wants to show your house today at lunch time {insert cuss word here}...seriously, my house is a disaster. i race home to clean and call mom (for some reason, it is easier to clean if i am talking on the phone), i get a beep, i continue to talk for another ummm 30 min....i hang up the phone. i check my messages...hi this is taylor's teacher, please come and pick her up, she is sick. my kid got kicked out of school. so i did what any mom would do in an ackward situation, i made warren go and get her :) i didn't want the wrath. i meet up w/ warren (i was sitting on a park bench sweating b/c my oil was being changed) and head to lunch...tay and i sit and stare at our food. neither of us are excited about what is in front of us. we finish lunch- still have 30 min to kill until the people who are looking at our house leave. drive in circles and stop at one of my stores- score an alabaster lamp. finally, we make it home (of course tay falls asleep in the car right when we are pulling into the neighborhood). i thought i could pick my child up and she would go effortlessly back to sleep once we were in the house...i attempt this.
*heavy sigh* peace and quite at last. i change clothes (a vintage sorority shirt...i mean do y'all still have those...this one's bid day 1998, it's HOT). i pull out the cupcake that my sweet husband brought me home and sit down to eat it. i am excited about the cupcake and my new lamp...
oh wait, fancy meeting you here: hey taylor, ohhhh you don't want to take a nap. GREAT. ohhhh you want some jello. hummmmm, sounds perfect. sweet, is that jello you are rubbing all over my leg. nice. oh and barron, would you lick that red jello off of the seagrass rug. thanks- that would be great.
you know, my day isn't working out the way i planned it. but hey, i hope yours is terrific.....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

common denominator.

it became very clear when searching through my pictures, that i have a thing for zigzag's right now. i think they are fabulous and are a much needed addition to my home....i am thinking that zigzag rug (it was painted over seagrass...a DIY)! or maybe i should keep this....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

lots of windows please.

ever since i saw a post that things that inspire did on bringing the outside in, i have become obsessed with the idea of windows taking the place of upper cabinets in a kitchen. it is just amazing how beautiful it looks to have all of that space open. i am a huge fan of not using upper cabinets and this allows so much light into a space. then i saw this picture of the shower enclosed with window panes and i think it is just genius! so if you are building think windows...and lots of them!

Monday, September 21, 2009


i'm back from a long wedding weekend....we had lots of fun, lots of rain, and lots of good friends to hang i have LOTS of work to do (and a sick child to take care of)....happy monday.

* images courtesy of flickr, where the sidewalk begins

Thursday, September 17, 2009

wedding weekend.

we are off to a wedding for our great friends lee and keri...their first date was our rehearsal dinner a little over 5 yrs ago...(wow, we have been married for a long time warren). lee and keri live an exotic life in costa rica and have for many they decided to bring the wedding stateside...we are excited to see them (although going back to costa rica would have been a lot of fun too). have a wonderful weekend :)

*images courtesy of a cup of joe and v.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


these pics are preparing me for my weekend in the mountains....hopefully, that won't be the only way to shower....although, it is quite cute...i'm just more of an indoor shower kind of girl :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

soooo pretty.

sometimes a picture stops me dead in my tracks....hence the beautiful stairwell with that amazing soft blue was the inspiration for this post and one of my favorite color palettes. i think all of these pics combined would make one heck of a house....i'd move right in.

Friday, September 11, 2009

it's friday....

on a regular basis, you will find me casual: tank tops, shorts, tunics, jeans, gold sandals, flip flops (we live at the beach, rainbows are a must), and big earrings -i know, they really don't fit in this category but i always wear them or a big bracelet. but i think i would look killer in those heels...i mean what girl wouldn't want to wear those?!! i'll even ditch my rainbows to put those on....ha!
have a great weekend...

*images courtesy of a little country and a lot of cottage, nicole hill/ a little sussy, domino, ada and darcy