Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Nautical Love



 
 Stripe Hand TowelsRope Lamp Base / Seahorse Outdoor Pillow  

With summer quickly approaching I'm spotting a lot of nautical d├ęcor around lately! I don't prefer an overindulgence of this style in my own home, but think a few pieces here and there such as the clam shell bowl can add a nice touch. I'm also loving a splash of the nautical flair for outdoor living spaces.

Have you picked up any nautical items lately?

Sunday, April 28, 2013





Happy Weekend! Hope everyone had a great week. We've been on the go the last few days hitting up the zoo, celebrating mom's birthday, visiting with family, and enjoying the beautiful weather. Now, another busy week ahead! 
 So, lets link up your magical creations for the 32nd edition of get Social Sunday! Every week I enjoy browsing through the links and seeing how creative other bloggers are! 
Thank you to everyone that continues to party with us and spread the word! You can continue to link up anything you desire!  I want to see everything you've been up to! 

The rules are simple:
1. Follow your host on the right side bar. That would be me!! :)
2. Link up your favorite post or two.
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!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spring Eating

 
Do you feel like your taste buds change with the weather? With spring and warm weather here I've been craving lighter foods such as salads, fruits, and vegetables. I've been perusing sites trying to find new recipes to satisfy my taste buds. Here's a few that look delicious!
 
Lobster and avocado on a salad make my heart go pitter patter!


Via
These look like a much healthier alternative than the cheese Doritos I like to munch on!
 
 
 
One can never go wrong with a fresh fruit tart. It's one of my favorite spring/summer desserts! They have just enough sweetness to fulfill without making you feel like you overindulged.
 

 

 
Chicken, coconut, and mango sauce must be good together!
 
 What are you craving lately?
 
You can go here to see more delicious recipes I've pinned.
 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Belly Popping Affair


Three wonderfully, sweet ladies in my neighborhood are about to become new mommas again and I got the pleasure of helping throw a joint shower for all of them. It was a fun evening of friendship, celebration, and everything baby! 




Celebrating 2 girls and 1 baby boy! 




I printed the name art here for baby Emerson, Tatum, and Grayson. 


Baby Tatum has arrived since the shower a few weeks ago, so now we're just waiting on the other 2 mommas to pop! 





Sunday, April 21, 2013

Get Social Sunday





Happy Weekend! Hope everyone had a great week. Our weekend has been full of birthday parties, friends, and I've got the first install of many today at a fabulous condo in downtown Dallas. I can't wait to start showing pictures! 

Now, lets link up your magical creations for the 32nd edition of get Social Sunday! Every week I enjoy browsing through the links and seeing how creative other bloggers are! 

Thank you to everyone that continues to party with us and spread the word! You can continue to link up anything you desire!  I want to see everything you've been up to! 

The rules are simple:
1. Follow your host on the right side bar. That would be me!! :)
2. Link up your favorite post or two.
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!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Need for Green

 
 
I love how adding a bit of greenery to a space completely transforms the overall feel! I'm in search of more greenery since one of my three Fiddle's bit the dust. Thankfully, it was just a mini one from IKEA. My other two are thriving!
 

 
 
 

 
 
Images via
 
You can never go wrong with adding orchids to bring life to a space! They fit well with any style.
 
My only tip when adding greenery to your home is don't forget to water it! I've learned that lesson the hard way a time a two! Definitely no green thumb here, but I try!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

On My Radar

 
 As a decorator, my eye is always wandering and design in never finished. Therefor, I've always got room for improvement in my own home. Of course it never ceases to happen that while shopping for a client I end up spotting something just as fabulous for my own home!
 
 
I saw this lamp last weekend at Z Gallerie and just cannot get it out of my mind! It's simple yet contemporary at the same time. There's a good possibility that when I go back to the store tomorrow it will be coming home with me.
I've been looking for a classic white lamp for my entry table to go with these candle sticks I just purchased half off! Such a score since they've been on my radar for at least 3 months!



My dining room still desperately needs a rug to anchor the space and I've fallen madly in love with this one!
 
I've read another bloggers review and she says that the rug is actually more cream, with gray, and hints of peach in person. Sound perfect! As soon as this baby goes more than 50% off I'm buying it. Not to sound like a cheapo, but the site always offers better sales!
 

 
How fun are these vibrant melamine plates from West Elm?! Would love to use these to brighten things up on the patio!

 
And speaking of outdoors, I think one of these lanterns could also add a nice touch of texture to the patio as well!
 
Are you loving any of these finds as much as I am? What's been on your radar lately?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Our Easter Recap



I know Easter has come and gone, but I'm just a little late getting all my pictures uploaded and organized. I wanted to share some special moments from our Easter sunday. Baby girl is 3 months shy of turning 3! She's looking so grown up now! 


I was elated that baby girl was in a good mood and agreed to take some photos. Usually her idea of taking photos is making a silly face then running off for me to catch her! 


She was terrified of the Easter Bunny so of course I was shocked when she ran up and hugged the air filled bunny! And, there's her infamous wiggle and silly face! 

We had a great morning of worship, family, and great food at brunch! It was a plus that the weather cooperated too and turned out warm and sunny! Usually it's rainy or chilly like last year! 

I hope you had a fabulous celebration with your friends or family as well! 




Sunday, April 14, 2013

Get Social Sunday





Happy Weekend! Hope everyone had a great week. Has spring sprung where you are? We are enjoying the warm weather and sunny days. 
 So, lets link up your magical creations for the 31st edition of get Social Sunday! Every week I enjoy browsing through the links and seeing how creative other bloggers are! 
Thank you to everyone that continues to party with us and spread the word! You can continue to link up anything you desire!  I want to see everything you've been up to! 

The rules are simple:
1. Follow your host on the right side bar. That would be me!! :)
2. Link up your favorite post or two.
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!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Portia and Ellen's Stunning Ranch

 
 
Did you know Ellen de Generes has a passion for decorating? I didn't know the hidden truth behind the hilarious comedian!
It's taken her a year to complete the 26 acre ranch that Portia calls her dream property!
 

 
 
 
All images via
 
I can't wait to have the magazine in my hand next week to look more closely at their gorgeous and sophisticated abode.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

An Entry Way Design Board

 


This design board for an entry way was created for an E-design client of mine. The space was empty and lacked color and personality. It's the first sight guests get of the home so she wanted it to be welcoming.
First, the space got a coat of paint in Waynesboro Taupe to add warmth. We also added an existing mirror.
We chose the table from World Market since it's long and narrow. It's a favorite of mine and I've used it many times since, including in my own home.
As soon as I get photos back from my client I'll be sharing the completed space with you!
 
 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sick Day



I'm under the weather and the hubs is having knee surgery today! When it rains it pours! We're taking today to relax and recoup! 
Be back tomorrow!



Sunday, April 7, 2013

Get Social Sunday





Happy Weekend! Hope everyone had a great Easter last weekend. I'm ready to see all your new creations!
 So, lets link up your magical creations for the 30th edition of get Social Sunday! Every week I enjoy browsing through the links and seeing how creative other bloggers are! 
Thank you to everyone that continues to party with us and spread the word! You can continue to link up anything you desire!  I want to see everything you've been up to! 

The rules are simple:
1. Follow your host on the right side bar. That would be me!! :)
2. Link up your favorite post or two.
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!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

I've been Pinspired

 
Is that a word? Well, it is now. You get it right?! I've been inspired by Pinterest. Anyways, here's what I'm eyeing lately.
 
 
I'm absolutely loving this nursery Kirsten designed! The gallery frames mixed with a shelf full of books is simply perfect and unexpected. The wall color is so serene!
 


How striking is this Begonia wall color from Sherwin Williams? This on the ceiling with white walls would be unbelievable!




Need new bedding? I didn't until I saw this coral border bedding from Crane and Company! It comes in gray too and the prices are very reasonable.
 

 
I've really been making a conscience effort to find healthy new recipes to try out. We have been eating out way too often and honestly I'm bored with restaurants. Plus, some nights it's just easier to relax at home and eat while my kiddo plays and runs free.
 
 
How fun and festive are these mojitos from Style Me Pretty?! Looks like little pink tutus on straws! They almost look to perfect to drink, but I'm sure they are fabulous tasting! I need to make these for a party sometime!
 
 
Has Pinterest inspired you lately? You can follow along and see more of what inspires me here!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Target Love Lately

 
So Target has been totally killing it lately. Their Threshold line is simply fabulous and they are always adding new items.
 
I picked up this decorative item on my last trip. Now, I just need to take it out of the car and find a place in my home for it. The metal rolling around in the back of my car is quite annoying!
 
 
 
How about this brass hurricane? Have you seen them in your store? Of course they aren't carrying them at either store near me. Guess I'm going on a wild goose hunt!
 
 
 

What a great neutral throw pillow.

 

 
Also, absolutely dying to get my hands on this guy!
  

 
My store says it's in stock even though I didn't see them on Monday! Lets hope for a small miracle!
 
I might have ventured over to the clothing department last time I was in the store too! This super soft and cozy pullover looked so cute when I saw it on Instagram. I knew immediately my closet needed one.

 
These polka dot pants caught my eye too, but I ended up not purchasing them after debating. 
 

It's hard to tell in the picture but they're mint and white polka dot. Guess I have a thing for mint right now!
 
Are you a Target lover like myself? Is so, what has caught your eye recently?