Friday, August 31, 2012

Frugal Find Friday



Today's find comes from World Market which apparently I've been stalking lately. I can't help the fact that they just had an amazing roll-out and I am smitten with about half of it!
 
I was actually at the store over the weekend showing my friend their new dining chairs as possible options for her new mini mansion she and her hubs are building when we came across this table.
 
 
I'm still drooling! The bonus is that it's marked down from $569 to $264 right now! I think I'll be pulling out my measuring tape to see if this bad boy will fit in my kitchen! For this price, no need to refinish my current table!


**Don't forget to enter the Home Depot gift card giveaway. Contest ends Tuesday at midnight!**
 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Today's The Big Day



 Today is the day when I get to meet my new little nephew!! My brother and his wife are finally having their baby boy, Hunter! It seems like we have been impatiently waiting for an eternity. The fam and I are in Houston today to be there when he arrives.

Do you remember the plan for Hunter's nursery?


 While we are there all the finishing touches will be made. I've been working on a project for the space and his drapes are finally finished and ready to be installed. I'll be back next week with his nursery reveal and of course cute pics to show him off! I'm already a proud aunt!!

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter then you'll get sneak peaks. Just sayin'!


**Don't forget to enter the Home Depot gift card giveaway! Contest ends Tuesday at midnight.**

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

It's Giveaway Time


If you are anything like me, getting a good deal and trying to save money is important. I'm a regular Sunday coupon queen, but I also search online for coupons and coupon codes to save at my favorite stores. Recently, Coupon Cabin has been my top site for finding discounts not only on grocery items, but at 3,700 retailers such as Target, Jo Ann Fabric, Home Depot, Bath and Body Works, and Pottery Barn Kids. 

All of you shoppers and DIY junkies out there are in luck today because Coupon Cabin has been generous enough to give away a $25 Home Depot gift card to one of my lucky readers. 



I don't know about you, but I could easily use a Home Depot gift card. There are plenty of things on my to-do list that need paint and supplies. Don't worry though, I'm not eligible to win!! 

So, now for the rules. There are 6 possible ways to enter. Leave a comment for each.

1) You must be a follower of ALIH to win. Leave me a comment letting me know you're following
2) Leave a comment telling me what you would use the gift card on
3)Follow me on Twitter
4)Tweet about the giveaway
5)Follow me on Facebook
6) Facebook about the giveaway 

This giveaway will be open until next Tuesday night at midnight. Good luck!! 




*All opinions stated in this post are 100% mine. In no way was I compensated for this post. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My Weekend


Saturday I left for San Antonio for much needed girl time with one of my long time friends. Our weekend was packed full of fun that included lots of laughing, shopping, stuffing our faces, ordering a ton of items for her son's nursery, registering her, and much more! I feel like we accomplished so much in 3 days! Thanks for a wonderful time A!!

Here's a little peak into my trip. You can follow me on Instagram here if you don't already. 


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Get Social Sunday




Welcome to the 4th edition of Get Social Sunday hosted by A Lived in Home. Thank you to everyone that has been partying with us! Now it's time to get social with other bloggers again! 

The rules are simple:
1. Follow your host on the right side bar. That would be me!! :)
2. Link up your blog homepageNOT a specific post.
3. Stick around and check out other awesome blogs!
4. Tell you friends about Get Social Sunday and tell them to tell their friends!
5. Come back each Sunday through Tuesday and link up.
That's all! Easy peasy! 
Now enjoy meeting new blog friends!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Frugal Find Friday

 
Wanna hop on the polka dot wagon? Here's your chance!
This cardigan from Old Navy is trendy, but most importantly, affordable at only $19.99. There are many colorway,s but I'm liking the simple black and white version.
 
 
 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dining Room Changes

Out with the blue and in with the new! My dining room has stayed the same color for 2 years and that's entirely too long for this girl. (pic on right side bar to remind you) So, it's time for a new paint color and with that comes a few other changes.
The room will convert  to a fresh shade of grey. Yes, shocker I know. My whole home is being painted grey practically.

I've slowly been painting the downstairs Collonade Grey by Sherwin Williams so I want the dining room to be cohesive with the rest of the space and the blue just ain't doing it! (Yes, I'm from Texas)
Stormy Grey by Benjamin Moore is darker than the Collonade and should make for a nice contrast.

Now, I need to either call my painter, or save the money for art and whip out my tools. I've got mad painting skills ya know!

Have any of you used Stormy Grey before in a space?
Do you love it or hate it?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fashion Board

Are you obsessed with Pinterest like myself? One of my boards on Pinterest is for fashion, but if you are anything like me, you walk in your closet and forget everything you pinned. I seem to stare aimlessly at my clothes some days trying to piece together new outfits.
It dawned on me that I need to bring my fashion board to life and hang it in my closet to inspire my looks. So, over the weekend I found an old cork board collecting dust upstairs that got transformed into this.


All it took was 3/4 yard of a stylish fabric, ribbon, a staple gun, and spray adhesive. 

I simply covered the board by attaching the fabric with the spray adhesive and then stapling the access on the back after I neatly folded the corners over. It took all of 5 minutes to complete. 

   The ribbon was added with hot glue, then I hung my new fashion board in the closet on a command hook and started adding printed pics of pinned items. 





Now, instead of staring aimlessly at my clothes, outfits can easily be assembled with inspiration closely at hand. 


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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lovely Chairs


World Market just rolled out new product lines that feature some stylish new dining chairs!! Check them out for yourself!


A set of these elegant chairs would look stunning with the 2 tufted gray chairs I already own! 


They also come in this gorgeous peacock color way.


How about a little animal print? This chair is graceful and shapely. 


Who doesn't admire ikat prints? Love the greige and citron. These would also pair well with my current  chairs. Oh, the possibilities!


Are you coveting any of these chairs for your home?




  

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Get Social Sunday




Welcome to the 3rd edition of Get Social Sunday hosted by A Lived in Home. Thank you to everyone that linked up last week! Now it's time to get social with other bloggers again! 

The rules are simple:
1. Follow your host on the right side bar. That would be me!! :)
2. Link up your blog homepageNOT a specific post.
3. Stick around and check out other awesome blogs!
4. Tell you friends about Get Social Sunday and tell them to tell their friends!
5. Come back each Sunday through Tuesday and link up.
That's all! Easy peasy! 
Now enjoy meeting new blog friends!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Frugal Find Friday



Happy Friday everyone!! This week I have a super cute rug for you. How about adding a little metallic to your life?


Saw this textured rug on my little friend Pinterest. It's a World Market jewel for only $39.99.
Plus, it's made out of candy wrappers. How cool! I wonder how durable it really is though?!

What do you think? Would you give it a try in your home?

I'm kinda digging the fringe!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thursday Around My Home


Here's what things are looking like around my casa.


Never enough trays or decorative bowls!


A new little vignette in the hallway. 


Yep, it's the toilet room! Even it needs some tray love! I purchased the $5.99 acrylic tray from The Container Store. The chevron personalized insert I printed here. The hanging print is from Two Twenty One.

HAPPY THURSDAY!! 



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

For Like Ever

These prints are so retro, fun, and come in several colorways.  I'm sure you have seen them. This one is so popular.


I'm also loving it in grey! Gives it a classic twist!


How about a punch of pink?


Or a hint of lime?



Which one do you prefer?
 I'm thinking an IKEA Ribba painted gold would really add some pizazz to one of these prints!





Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Patio Progress Finally

I'm here to finally tell you that our patio is taking shape (insert happy dance).  Seriously, it seems like forever since we first started talking about said patio. Oh wait, it has been almost 2 years of talking, planning, designing, getting quotes, etc, etc.

I can also tell you that the hubs is so over the project that I'm now in charge (insert 2nd happy dance)! His words were, "I just don't understand what your vision is and what colors you are thinking in your head, so you take care of it!" Really, I'm cool with that!

So as of now the stamped concrete is curing.


Next week the stone work begins! They gave us a completion time of 4 weeks start to finish, but I'm guessing more like 6 or 7 total! We shall see!

At least I know that this lovely patio furniture will be arriving in the next 2 weeks sans ugly umbrella!

Remember I originally had this plan for World Market furniture?!


Well, I had a sweet friend tell me that over time this table did not hold up for her family. We also decided that we wanted something that would last for many years to come and was very comfortable. Even though my vision was to have mixed seating, we chose comfort and durability first. 

The hubs wasn't thinking that the metal chairs would be real comfy and he needs comfort for his new man space!

I did however stick to the other elements of some wicker seating elsewhere and the fun pops of color from the pillows.

Once it's finally all complete I'll share pictures with you of course! Stay tuned!



Saturday, August 11, 2012

Get Social Sunday Link Party




Welcome to the 2nd Get Social Sunday hosted by A Lived in Home. Thank you to everyone that linked up last week! Now it's time to get social with other bloggers again! 

The rules are simple:
1. Follow your host on the right side bar. That would be me!! :)
2. Link up your blog homepageNOT a specific post.
3. Stick around and check out other awesome blogs!
4. Tell you friends about Get Social Sunday and tell them to tell their friends!
5. Come back each Sunday through Wednesday and link up
That's all! Easy peasy! 
Now enjoy meeting new blog friends!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Frugal Friday Find




This week I've got an awesome IKEA find for you. If you've browsed their new catalog then I'm sure you have spotted this cute cart?






I love both of them, but unfortunately after racking my brain I've decided my home can't utilize one right now! Bummer! 
I can just imagine the possibilities of this cart though. What great storage for a closet, pantry, office, or kid's room! 
Plus, they are only $49.99!

Where would you use one of these? 


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wild About Leopard

I have a little leopard in my home, so obviously I love the print. Now, I'm ready to add leopard to my shoe collection. Are you?





Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Big Girl Room Design

The big girl room design is FINALLY done!


I thought my mind was made up for Ava's room, so I made a plan, then deleted it, made another, deleted it, and so on. Fabric samples were ordered, paint colors narrowed down, then my mind turned to mush! Gave it some time, then went in somewhat of another direction after spotting this gorgeous room: 


Last summer I actually spotted these vibrant and colorful pillows and knew I would use this fabric someday so Alison from BDG was sweet enough to give me the source. After a year I had totally forgotten about this gorgeousness until she posted an update on the room and I was instantly inspired again!

Here it is. I can't wait for it to arrive.





Yesterday, I decided to add this Josephine desk to her room so she'll have scribbling space to draw mommy beautiful pictures!  And of course, it's on clearance now so I'm having to get it later this week when I head out of town. It would be too easy if my local World Market had it in stock or any other one in the Dallas area. Boo! :(



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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pantone's Fall Colors


Pantone announced their fall colors and I couldn't be loving them more. 


Here's how they pair up and translate into interiors:

French Roast and Bright Chartreuse


Honey Gold and Olympian Blue


Pink Flambe' and Titanium


Tangerine Tango and Rhapsody


Ultramarine Green and Rose Smoke


Aren't they just lovely?

Which pairing would you most likely use in your home?










Sunday, August 5, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Hello Golden Boys!


Have you been watching what I've been watching? Studley, talented men competing on sports' largest stage is quite thrilling! 

Are you still listening? Distracted perhaps? 


I've thoroughly enjoyed watching Lochte the USA claim metal after metal! Besides, how can you not watch men compete in barely there suits? 


I'm so proud to be an American

Will you be watching more Olympic coverage over the weekend?