Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My Cyber Monday Deals


Did you hit up any stores on black Friday or did you avoid the crowds and shop from the comfort of your couch on Monday like I did?
Most of my Christmas shopping is complete, so I picked up a few items for myself that will be great pieces for the holiday season! They were all on sale along with free shipping! I actually found a lot of really amazing deals!
 

Loving pink this season! All it needs is some gold baubles! Thinking this could be fun for New Years Eve!
 
I really wanted this top, but they were sold out in my size! Boo hoo! Guess Ill have to hit up the J. Crew outlet in person this weekend when I'm in Austin.
 
This Black Watch shirt is a classic and an easy wear with jeans or cords and boots!
 
Now of course my cyber Monday wouldn't be complete without something Tory Burch, so I ordered this new Megan clutch for an upcoming wedding! I guess when you shop there enough you get a handbag named after you! :) Thanks Tory! I'm honored!
 

 
 
What did you pick up on Cyber Monday?
 
 
 
 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Get Social Sunday






Welcome to the post Thanksgiving and 15th 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. 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, November 23, 2012

Frugal Friday Find


 

 
These are seriously the most comfortable pants ever! Next to my tights, I could live in these. It's easy to do at only $59.95 a pair too. I purchased 3 pairs when GAP was running the 30% off for friends and family. When you see me, there's a good chance I'll be wearing these in either ivory, black, or blue.
 
Have you tried these cords yet?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!


 
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lovely Tablescapes

I can't say that I put much effort into our dining room tablescape this year simply because Thanksgiving has pretty much snuck up on me and we won't be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner at our home this year!
Here's a shot of how it looks today except I did go back and add gold chargers under the plates for a more layered look. Just use your imagination!
 


In the spirit of lovely tablescapes, here are some that definitely top my list as stunning!
 
 

 
 
My favorite element that ties these all together is gold! You just can't go wrong!
 


 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Target and Neiman Marcus

Say what? Neiman Marcus is coming to Target on December 1st? WOHOO! This is one of the best parterships since Missoni! Hopefully they step it up this time since they didn't for Nate. Poor cutie Nate Berkus!
 
Here are my picks from their 50 holiday gift items:
 
 
So glad my girl Tory Burch made the cut, although I would prefer something like shoes, a handbag, or jewelry. Don't really have the need to tote around a designer lunch box these days!  
 
How adorable is that pink, Marchesa girls dress? It better come in Ava's size or else it will have to collect dust in the closet for a few years!
 
Some of the designers include:
Marc Jacobs
Lela Rose
Robert Rodriquez
Tracy Reese
&
Jason Wu
 
DECEMBER 1ST....
You know where I'll be!
 
 
 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Get Social Sunday






Welcome to the 14th edition of Get Social Sunday hosted by A Lived in Home!I'm back on track this week! 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. 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, November 16, 2012

Words of Wisdom


 
Does this ever happen to you? Have you taken a detour lately?
 
HAPPY FRIDAY!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

5 Random Things Thursday



1. Two of these babies are now mine! Ella is her name and thanks a lot World Market for sending me a 25% off coupon because you knew I was lusting after her! For now they are at my office desk looking rather lovely. The intent is to use them as dining chairs eventually!


2. Martha is a genius. Thinking about making this Apple Crisp deliciousness over the weekend! I'll add a little more fat with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
 
3. Ordered this Morroccan Shag rug for the gameroom after it finally came back in stock and was 60%off! It will be here on Friday! I hope it's as furry and soft in person as it appears!
 
 
4. This love print from Made By Girl arrived yesterday and is going on Ava's gallery wall in her big girl room! Even she needs some gold in her life!
 
5. The new issue of Lonny Mag is out. I perused it yesterday and there is a ton of eye candy like this office belonging to Jenna Lyons:
 
If you love J. Crew then this is your girl!
 
 
Yes, random thoughts, but now you know how my brain works! I'm going in many different directions! Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday!
 

 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Trunk as a Bar?


 
Who says a trunk has to go at the end of your bed to store blankets?! What a novel idea of using one  to create a bar area instead. This vignette is simply perfect! Totally loving the ghost chairs on either side as well!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Going for Gold




 
Target's holiday section is bursting with golden goodness! They have everything you could possibly need/want for a chic holiday gathering.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Get Social Sunday






This is going up super late I know, but better late than never right?! I have a sick 2 year old who has been occupying all my time! Thanks for being patient!

 Welcome to the 13th 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, November 9, 2012

Frugal Find Friday




 
The Frech Hen shirt finally went on sale at J. Crew! It was origanally $129.99 which had me cringing, but I really wanted a shirt with birds on it! So, cringe no more because I got it for $79.99! Still a bit much, but the quality of clothes at J.Crew is so worth the price tag!
 
I can't wait to wear it the same day "A" wears her navy french hen dress! We can be bopsy twins!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Big Girl Room Additions





 
I feel like I have made a ton of progress on Ava's big girl room! Over the weekend I painted pink stripes in her closet and set up her art station and reading nook. She loves all the pink and the stripes so I know she'll love the striped rug I found as well!
 
Here's the bedding next up to order:
 
 
And here's the bed I went with . It's the white Catalina twin bed from Pottery Barn Kids.
 
It should be here next week! Just in time for a fresh coat of paint on the walls too!
 
I'll also be sharing the closet project with you next week! It's so fun and girly!!
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Updated Dining Room

I can finally say that our dining room is pretty much complete, for now! Bye bye blue and hello dark blue/gray! Paint is a lifesaver. Really, it completely changes the feel of a space. Before this room was bright and casual. Now its luxurious. It feels romantic now too which is exactly what I wanted to achieve for all those dinner parties I throw! Not really!






Still need a new chandelier!


I'm still undecided about the lamps. I considered changing the bases to gold, but now they might not stay here anyways. I'm thinking of switching  to something with black shades.






The chairs look a true gold now against the new paint color. They had a weird green hint before that was undesirable.

I'm so happy with how this space turned out and can't wait to enjoy it with the holidays around the corner!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day is Here



If you haven't already, go vote and make your voice heard!! 

I'm so excited election day is finally here and can't wait to watch the returns tonight with my RHWOTK girls!! 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Get Social Sunday






Happy Sunday everyone!! Welcome to the 12th 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, November 2, 2012

Frugal Friday Find



Yesterday while at my home away from home, I stumbled upon these mirrored picture frames! 



These are a great deal at only $14.99! They'll make a great Christmas gift as well. 


I can't tell you how much I'm loving Target's new Threshold line! The rebranding of their Home products is superb!