Sunday, September 30, 2012

Get Social Sunday






Happy Sunday everyone!! This is already the 8th edition of Get Social Sunday hosted by A Lived in Home. Thank you to everyone that has been partying with us and spreading the word! Now it's time to get social with other bloggers again! 

The rules are simple:
1. Please 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, September 28, 2012

A Little of This and That

I'm skipping Frugal Find Friday this week, but it will return next week for sure! 


I've been under the weather, but life doesn't stop when Momma's sick! I am feeling a bit better today after medicine, soup, and rest yesterday. Got lots to do today so this is what will motivate me! Well, and maybe lots of coffee!


We've got a morning play date at Chic Fil A with some hot mommas from my neighborhood! We call ourselves TRHOTK. That's The Real Housewives, but I won't divulge our neighborhood in case someone crazy is reading this! 

Gotta run into Z Gallerie since this artwork that I recently purchased for the dining room is now 50% off!! Score! They're going to give me a credit! I love getting money back! 

Crate and Barrel is right next door so I'm going to stop in to see this bar cart in person. 


I just saw it in my catalog that came in the mail. Definitely not a frugal find at $599, but stunning! 


Hopefully I can hit up Ulta on the way back and finally find this polish. 


I've been on the hunt and every time they are out of stock! Isn't it glamorous?!

I've got a busy day! Hopefully I can accomplish all this! TGIF!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!








Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Updated Bar Cart

I've been toying around with my bar cart.
 
 
My plant from IKEA gets to chill next to the fancy glasses and liquor now. It's the most amazing plant ever. I've managed to neglect it, and it still thrives. I'm loving the fresh pop of green it adds!
 
 
I picked up the polka dot vase from Target! Great little piece for matches!
 
 
Everyone needs striped straws! I usually order them off Etsy, but this time I lucked out and got the last 2 packs from Michael's for $4 after my coupons. Ava has spotted them and loves to walk around the house with one hanging out of  her mouth. I tricked her though and moved them to the back so she can't reach them!
 
 
The pink flutes hold special meaning as they came from my late grandmother's china cabinet. I'm lucky to have them so I knew they needed to be displayed! 
 
 
Do you have a bar cart in your home that you often rearrange? There are so many possibilities!
 

 
 

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Must Have Jewels


 
 
 
1. / 2. / 3. /4. / 5. / 6.
 
"I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can't posess radiance, you can only admire it!" 
Elizabeth Taylor
 
 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Get Social Sunday






Welcome to the 8th edition of Get Social Sunday hosted by A Lived in Home. Thank you to everyone that has been partying with us and spreading the word! Now it's time to get social with other bloggers again! 

The rules are simple:
1. Please 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 your 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, September 21, 2012

Frugal Find Friday



 
 
I'm in love...again. This time it's with a Moroccan Rug! This Souk rug pictured is from West Elm and retails for $499. Ouch! Not really wanting to spend that kind of dinero on a rug.
 
An alternative to this pricey rug is the Rugs USA version.
 
This one is $429, but you can score it on sale any day for at least 35% off. I've been stalking their site because when they restock, it goes quickly. My feet would be pretty happy with this purchase I think. Doesn't it look so soft and plush?!
 
I've always been very pleased with my Rugs USA purchases, so I'm thinking this one is durable and good quality as well. If Rugs USA wants to send me one, I'd be glad to let everyone know for sure. Just sayin'!
 
Are you loving this style rug as much as I am?
 
 
*All opinions stated are 100% mine. I was not compensated in any way.*
 
 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Little Dining Room Progress

This is the plan I shared with you here.


Scored these similar lamps for $40 a piece at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago!


The mint is much more pronounced in person! I'm thinking about using Rub n' Buff to change the bases to gold. 

While browsing art for a client I noticed one of the above pieces had disappeared from Z Gallerie's website. I promptly called and found out they were discontinued. Thankfully, the last pair is now on hold and I'll have them by days end!

Here's the 411 on the paint situation.


I can't choose a color. They are all tones of gray, not purple like Instagram makes them look. How come it's so easy to choose paint for other people, but then I can't pick a color to save my life for my own home. The problem I'm having is they are either too light, too dark, or too much brown undertone.  I was really hoping for Stormy Monday (top) but I need more silver than brown. 

Off for more samples I go. At the rate I'm moving, maybe the room will be painted by Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Are You Inspired for Fall?


 



1. Acorn Place Holders 2. Chalk Painted Pumpkins 3. Monogram Wreaths  4.Pumpkin Bread
 
What has inspired you for fall thus far?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's Finished!!

I honestly thought this day might never come! Our outdoor living area is finally complete after what seems like forever. I really did loose track of time. Must be from all the early mornings of banging and sawing outside my bedroom window. 

Here's a few teaser shots for you since the new furniture is still in boxes in the garage. Guess what I'll be doing this afternoon?! Yup, I'll be putting it together then styling the space! That's the fun part!



You know I had to have some gold somewhere. Gotta love spray paint!



I'll share full shots with you soon! I promise!! 





Sunday, September 16, 2012

Get Social Sunday






Welcome to the 7th edition of Get Social Sunday hosted by A Lived in Home. Thank you to everyone that has been partying with us and spreading the word! Now it's time to get social with other bloggers again! 

The rules are simple:
1. Please 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, September 14, 2012

Frugal Friday Find {Update}



Got It! 

Last weekend when I was in Austin I took a little detour to IKEA in Round Rock since their inventory showed the Fiddle Leaf in stock. Sure enough, there was 1 lonely little Fig left! It's not nearly as tall as the picture conveys and it was quite in bad shape. With the help of a few bamboo sticks, it's now standing tall and proud in my entryway. I haven't quite decided where it will stay as of yet, and I still need a basket for it. 

Originally, I wanted the black and bronze pot from IKEA, but now I'm thinking a jute basket of some sort. I'm off to Home Goods today to hopefully find something! 

Lets also hope I can keep this beauty alive, then I'll be on the hunt for a much larger and taller one for my dining room!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!




Thursday, September 13, 2012

Big Girl Room Progress


Progress on the big girl room is still happening. Here's my original plan:

 
I added this desk to the mix already:

 
It's in the room waiting to be styled.
 
I'm loving this needlepoint pillow from PB Teen. It adds a fun, juvenile feel. I'm adding it to the chair at her desk.  
Via


 
And speaking of a chair, you can never go wrong with acrylic. I want something that is durable for kiddos, washable, and won't spin! Ava loves spinning chairs! I can see it now!
 
I'll add a sheepskin rug underneath as well for a layered look!
 
Via
 
 
The wall color has been narrowed down to 2 choices.
 
Benjamin Moore Sweet Dreams
or
 
Benjamin Moore Icing on the Cake
 
I'm leaning towards Icing on the Cake. It seems more crisp and bright.
 
Now, it's time to get my booty in gear. First up on my list is to make the drapes and pillows! I'll hopefully have some pics to share soon of the progress!
 
 

 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Powder Bath to Drool Over


 
There's something so edgy, yet sophisticated about this splatter-paint wallpaper from Hinson and Company. The red and gold scones also add a touch of glamour!
 
Would you go for this look? If so, would you keep it in a small space like a powder room or would you go big and bold?
 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Milestone for "A"


Today was a big day in our household! It was the first day of Pre School for Ava!



She requested mommy and daddy take her this morning. The excitement was building until she spotted the other kiddos crying, then she had her own moment. The tears quickly vanished though and she came home telling me how much fun she had. It's a good thing she did cause she's going back on Thursday! Hallelujah for much needed mommy time too!


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Get Social Sunday




Welcome to the 6th 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. Please 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, September 7, 2012

Frugal Find Friday

 
 
 
*Fiddle Leaf Figs*



 
Hello lover!! I've always found the plant selection at IKEA to be shockingly decent, but now they have surpassed my expectations. Fiddle Leaf Figs now at IKEA people. And wait for it, only $12.99 too! Cha ching!
 
If you live in the Dallas area you can go ahead and let that breath out though because they are out of stock with no expected availability date! Shocker! Of course they are out since that's the store 10 minutes from me. Guess I'll be stalking another store! A road trip is happening this weekend anyways so I hope they have one waiting for me!
 
 
I will also be picking up one of these IKEA beauties for my new Fiddle! The black with gold interior will look stunning in my dining room with gray on the walls! That's a whole different story for a different day too! I'm going grazy!! (insert you laughing)
 
So, are you ready to make a mad dash to IKEA for a Fiddle Fig?
 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hunter's Nursery Reveal


Baby Hunter has arrived and he had a completed room to come home to minus a missing green lamp and new hardware. I'm sure he didn't even notice! Here's one last trip down memory lane and the original plan for his space.

And here's his nursery!













And here's the man of the hour who finally arrived weighing in at 9 lb. 3 oz. My sister in law is a champ!! Isn't he so adorable with his chunky little cheeks?!








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