Thursday, July 28, 2011

this weekend is my mom's 60th b'day and so my family is coming here!  i've got some cooking to do...i am going to attempt one of our favorite thai recipe (my brother lived in thailand for years so we love thai food) and i am going to make my mother-in-law's famous poundcake w/ cameral frosting.  we also plan on visiting the local farmers market to get hot, homemade doughnuts that are to die between all of our eating, we hope to find some treasures will out antiquing. i hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!!  if you need me, i'll be in the kitchen probably freaking out :)

*images courtesy of wedding style guide, pink persimmon, sparkles and pretending tumblr, emersonmade,blissful b blog, turquoise tulips and bliss

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

sometimes it's the small things that get me most an impromptu date night on a wednesday-just b/c.....hope y'all have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

i'm signing off for the week to go and head down to the beaufort water festival.  it's one of our favorite times of the year...everyone gets on their boat and meets at a sandbar near downtown.  there is something about water, fun drinks, good food, music, and old friends that make the event so memorable each year (and there is always a fun story to tell at the end of the day)!  i hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!

*images courtesy of seen and said, lonny, design sponge, heather bullard

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

just in case you needed reminding!!  

*images courtesy of pinterest, unknown, sr gambrel, house beautiful

Monday, July 18, 2011

friday night we had good friends over for a pizza cook off....needless to stay we had a blast.  the pizzas were great- we spent 2 hrs prepping them....or maybe talking, laughing, sipping, and forgetting what we were putting on our pizzas.  as you can tell, we thought it was pretty fun.  by the time we finally ate, they both tasted like winners :)  if you need a great recipe for pizza, this is my favorite!!  hope y'all had a blast this weekend too!

Friday, July 15, 2011


my in-laws took taylor to the mountains yesterday and so we just have little walker solo this weekend.  yesterday, while walker was napping i had to chance to actually sit at the computer and read blogs!!  it was fabulous....
i spotted this bathroom on simply seleta....hello perfection!!  (and if you haven't seen it, check out what seleta's husband did for her b' cute!!)
next, i spotted this stacked glass lamp that i am dying to add to my house.....but i better start saving, b/c she's not cheap.  but fabulous, right?!!
then i decided that i wanted to have friends over for dinner friday night....i am dying to get this cookbook....this meal would be perfection, as well as this table setting:

and this is always a fun motto for fridays :)
which i found on the cutest blog....who happens to be an adorable girl i met when i was in costa rica 2 yrs ago!!  randomly, lindsey found me and remembered me from a boat cruise we were on.  she and her husband were on their last night and we were in the middle of our trip but we had a blast together on the 6+ hr boat/ snorkel excursion...could have been the cocktails that they were serving too :)  but i am so happy to see that they are expecting a baby girl....i mean how cute is she?!   you have to watch this adorable video that she posted on how they found out what they are having...and her house is fabulous as well- that would be a framed hermes scarf and those sconces are killer (i need them in my life)!
next, i visited ruby press, and this stopped me in my tracks and made me realize i want to make ice cream.....first, i need an ice cream maker....and i need to have better handwriting and cute storage containers!
after that, my little man woke up.  but the 2+ hrs i had surfing the internet was pure bliss.  i hope y'all have an amazing weekend!!!  see y'all next week! XO

Thursday, July 14, 2011

i am OBSESSED with a well dressed chair.  i love when a tailored custom slipcover is added to a wooden chair.  it just makes such an impact.  the first two are from my personal home file.  i am dying to do this in my house somewhere....i'm thinking my barstools are dying for this makeover!!

*images courtesy of unknown, cottage living, gerrie bremerrman, suzanne kasler, southern living, amelia hadegan, country living, urban grace, unknown

Monday, July 11, 2011

good morning!!  i decided that i was going to tackle a project this AM.  i primed this random piece of furniture and i went to wash my paint brush and when i returned i saw white hand prints on my hardwood floors....walker decided he wanted to paint a little too :)  luckily, i got it off of him and the floor!!  i hope y'all have a fabulous monday!!

*images courtesy of sunday in bed, lulu dk, windsor smith, style for living

Thursday, July 7, 2011

a great friend of mine called/harassed me about helping her with a paint color for her front door (my friends think its impossible to get paint colors out of me....i don't know why)!!  so i made sure to send plenty to her!!  she lives in a painted white brick house w/ gray shutters so for the front door she wanted some "spunk" in her life.  the pics above were my inspiration.  i personally am dying to do a blue door on my painted white brick house but my husband isn't day he may just arrive home and "magically" the door color has changed :)
all colors are Ben Moore:
silver mink 1586
wedgewood gray HC-146
gray wisp 1570
vale mist 1495
waynesboro taupe 1544
misted fern 482
buckingham gardens 545
bunker hill green 566
hawthorne yellow HC-4

*images courtesy of sr gambrel, miles redd, unknown, pinterest, blueprint, think camera

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

today is not my day.  period.  i want to start over: this time, taylor's missing tennis shoe will be right where all of her other shoes are.  and i will not have thrown a tantrum looking for it 5 minutes before we were supposed to be leaving for cheerleading camp.  and my house would not look like a bomb went off b/c i dumped all of our toy baskets out fanatically looking for that one silly shoe....i didn't find the shoe and we were late to the first day of camp.  tay is use to it.  the first day of ballet, she had to go shoeless b/c i couldn't find her ballet shoes.  i constantly beat myself up on why i am that mom.  i hate it.

*images courtesy of where the sidewalk begins, sun in bed, hooked on houses, decor pad