Friday, November 30, 2012

TGIF and a phone dump!!!!  thanksgiving ended up being at my house this year and it was the best time ever....and it gave me an excuse to make the craft paper runners!!  everyone chipped in and fun and sooo easy.

after thanksgiving me and the fam, heading to charleston for a night of fun and to check on the progress of the new construction i'm working on....

 hey dad :)

nothing beats c'town shopping....these had me drooling....i would have loved to have come home w/ the ram head coffee table but she was out of my budget :(
 sunday, tay and i had a mother/ daughter outing and we went looking for what she wanted santa to bring her....she took pictures of all the items (an easy bake oven is her #1).

 this is my breakfast date every AM.....he melts my heart.

this armoire has been staring me down....i love her.  the yellow doesn't work in my house (kelly green or turquoise would though)....i keep trying to make an excuse of why i need her.
after yesterday's post, i'm determined to find my inner fun again :)  it includes lots of laughing and gangham style dance parties.....
hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!!!!  i've got a date w/ 2 girlfriends to see this.....and don't think for a second i'm not super excited!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

**warning** this is a mom post:
i just sat down with my cold coffee (i've reheated it several times already this AM) to take a minute and peek at's my guilty pleasure.  once the hustle and bustle of the AM routine is done and everyone is out the door, i like to take 20 minutes and cruise pinterest w/ my coffee cup in hand.  i didn't get far this morning.  i saw one pic, that wasn't a beautifully styled LR, DR, or kitchen, it just said "how to be a fun mom" and i clicked.  literally, my eyes started tearing up after reading the first two felt like it was coming straight from my household.  the article is about letting your guard down and taking time to be a "fun" parent.  my husband is 150% the fun parent. it's no secret in this household.  when he comes home from work, he immediately runs and starts chasing the kids around the room (last night they all had neckties around their head b/c they were playing ninjia or something like that...i was in the kitchen cooking).  i wish i was a fun parent.  i'm by no means trying to whine, but it's hard when you are a mother that works from home...i feel like i am running a race the second my alarm clock goes's all about "getting it done".  i really struggle w/ separating roles...i juggle work and emails in the spare moments of my day between dropping kids off, cleaning the house, laundry, going to the grocery store, nap time, car pool lines, dance, art, etc.  at times, i have found myself jealous that warren gets to be "fun," which is silly of me b/c i could easily do it....reading this post made me aware that it's ok to be silly, to let your guard down, and to take time to make yourself "fun" again.  i needed to read this this AM, it's nice to know that other moms out there struggle in the same ways.  thanks for pinning it dawn :)  xo- Shannon

*images from northern lights, the glow

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

sometimes i feel the need to confess....and this is one of those times: i like an xtina song *gasp*
seriously, see if you aren't singing it by the end of the day....just say :)

*images courtesy of martha stewart, kara cox interiors, notes on design, design sponge, martha stewart wedding

Monday, November 26, 2012

back to the real world....after a fun-filled couple of days away, i must admit it was hard having to jump back into the routine this AM.  wishing you a happy monday.....

*images courtesy of ajf designcoco cozy, shelterness, house and garden, juliasvistadrommer

Monday, November 19, 2012

 i'm not hosting thanksgiving this year but if i was, i'd be all over this craft paper runner for the table!!  i seriously heart her (and the metallic gold nails are pretty fantastic as well) :)

*images courtesy of the glitter guidea delightful design, phoebe howard, oh happy day

Thursday, November 15, 2012

i'm head over heels for buffalo fact i'm hoarding a really good brown one for walker's room....i just need to make up my mind on how to use it!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

hello, hello!!  i'm busy building rockets and playing trains w/ my little man b/c someone's under the weather today....hope y'all have a wonderful tuesday!

Friday, November 9, 2012

TGIF!!  warren and i have a little weekend to ourselves while the kiddos go to the mountains with the grandparents!!  i'm pumped!  I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!!!  BTW, do you have the new mumford & sons album....lately i have been on the road a lot and i like to sing #7 super loud and i may or may not play the drums (okay so it's not actually a drum in the song but i act like there's one)....go listen to give me chills!!