Saturday, August 14, 2010

Quatrefoil...for less than $65!

Ok. So I have been searching high and low for a large quatrefoil mirror that's NOT $300 or above. I'm wanted to use them for my master bathroom. So I wanted a pair. And spending $600 on mirrors that, let's face it, only my husband and I will enjoy seemed a bit indulgent.

Especially since we just spent a mint on new carpet, tile and wood flooring!

So I've been pining away at these gorgeous beauts for a while now and we took a saturday trip to Lowe's to get some faucets (yep, add another $500 to the tally of home improvement costs!) and...

TA DA!!!!

There it was. The perfect quatrefoil mirror. Staring right at me.

30 in x 30 in...FOR $64.97!!!

Thank you Lowe's. I am forever your friend.

Find it here.

Friday, July 30, 2010

It's been foreeeeeeever!!!

So, I've been soooo out of the blogging loop lately. My hubbie and I bought a new house (yippee!) and I will be posting pictures shortly.

It's going to be a BLAST to blog about it because there are a ton of makeovers happening. I'm currently picking out paint colors, and the only thing we've really decided on is a gray for the living room!

Benjamin Moore Imperial Gray:

But I desperately need help! I'm looking for a cream, a smoky green/blue and a lovely darker warm gray all Benjamin Moore.

I find it so much easier to pick out fictional colors that actually commit to my own. I had it all planned out, but my adorably picky husband pretty much exnayed all of my fantasy colors, of which included a peacock deep turquoise for the entryway. So I'm at a loss and super frustrated.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Thank you Shan!

I was so humbled and honored to write a guest post for Shan and her blog, Design gal and her handyman.

I really got to explore my inspirations and how they go from a tear-out in a magazine to a design.

Thanks for letting me be a part of your fab blog!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

To Stick or not to Stick?

I know that wall decals are coming back in a big big way, but I'm still a I don't know. Is it weird? Are they pretty? Are they cheesy? Is it too much trouble?

I mean, I get it for a baby's room. That's the majority of cool ones that I found. Like this one from Coolil:

But what about for a home? Like..your living room?

Friday, April 2, 2010

Crafty Easter Eggs

I stumbled across this website searching for...get gold foiled craft leaves. I know. Don't even ask.

But the site itself is gorgeous and they have this beautiful little DIY on there for these charming little Easter Egg boxes. I'm usually not a fan of overly intricate antiquey things, but the possibilities are endless! I always forget about decoupage...

{instructions here}

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Heart to Haiti

First, I have to say I've been HORRIBLE about posting! This past week was insane, so updates are coming. And I haven't even had time to visit all of the wonderful blogs that I usually frequent. My deepest apologies!

Secondly, my beautiful friend Stephanie is over in Haiti helping piece back together the broken hearts there. I deeply respect her and wish I had the gumption to drop my life and do something bigger than my day to day selfish existence.

But alas, there are fabulous people in this world who DO do that, and to them I am eternally grateful.

I religiously read her fascinating blog, Heart to Haiti . There was this picture that inspired the artist in me and I had to share.

These are packages of scented candles on the store shelves - a huge luxury over there. Aren't they just lovely?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Jonathan Adler Giveaway

LOVE Jonathan Adler. LOVE giveaways.

I hoping that just this one time I can get some luck and win one of these fabulousnesses (um, no. that's not a real word).

There are 3 drawings - 1 on March 22 for a porcelain frame (I'm not quite sure if this is the frame or not -but they're all very yummy):

March 29 for a monogram pillow:

April 5 for a monogram rug:

Thank you!

I got some wonderful blog love from the very talented and ultra-fabulous Susan over at Chirps and Cheers (a perfect little paper store in Edmond, Oklahoma).


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Handmade Love: Easter Felt Acorns

I saw these over at etsy from FairyFolk . Aren't they adorable? I want 50 million to put on my table...=)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

"eat pray love" love

I LOVED this book - along with every other woman in the world who has felt like they lost a bit of their passion somewhere along the roadside.

Plus, it really ignited my love of reading again after I went though a dark period of constant work and didn't ever have a chance to get lost in myself. You know what I mean? There's nothing more satisfying to me than breathing and getting lost for a bit in something, anything, and realizing that hours went by. I've once spent 8 hours straight painting and when I was done began crying from joy. Yeah. I'm weird.

And I just saw the trailer for this book of beauty and CAN'T WAIT! I think Julia is the perfect choice too. Oh yummy yummy.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Egg and Nest Shower

I love love birds and my best girlfriend used my "big pink nest" invitation for a egg and nest themed shower. I was so very jealous, because I am BURSTING with ideas for hosting an egg and nest shower!

Anywho. If I were the one hosting - I'd use one of these two invites:

And my party would look like this:

Somebody get engaged or knocked up ASAP!

{ Tart Paperie invite, nest and almond dessert with instructions from Save the Date for Cupcakes, place cards from Timeless Paper via etsy, glitter birds from Paper Source, branch arrangement via Bridal Cheek, birdcage flower arrangement from bhg?, wall decals from Art Wall Project via etsy, bird garland via, robin's egg soaps from Gianna Rose Atelier }


Congrats to Save the Date for Cupcakes !!!

Just send me an email and let me know what you'd like in your 8 card packet and what you'd like them monogrammed!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sweettart Giveaway!

I love love love and appreciate all of you and want to give away something sweet!

I'm offering a package of my personalized sweettarts - any combo you choose - 8 total.

So you can get em all, or just one design, or make your own combo!

1. Become a follower if you aren't already.

2. Leave a comment.

3. Become a facebook fan for an extra entry! (Let me know if you already are so I can enter you twice...)

I'll announce the winner and you can tell me what combo you'd like and how you'd like them personalized!

Giveaway ends Thursday at midnight.

Monsieur Boudin

I stumbled across this adorable little weinie dog illustration collection on Daisy Pink Cupcake's blog and I love this dog!!!

The illustrations are so whimsical and fun. You can buy all the cards here , but I don't have any idea if there's a place in the US or not.

And his name is Mr. Sausage. I cute is that!?!

{designs by Lab Partners}

Sandra, we love you

These have to be two of my favorite things on a woman. Sparkles and soft feminine nudes.

My hubbie and I watched the entire ceremony last night...except for a hour long stint of him snoring...but I was DAZZLED by Sandra Bullock, Demi Moore and Cameron Diaz. Gorgeous.

Did you know that Sandra is 45!?! She looks not a day over 35. Ridiculous. And she's so much more hilarious and humble than I thought.

And her speech made me cry.

I'm obviously smitten with her.

So here are my fave sparkle looks and nude looks:

{ by the way - huge disclaimer. I thought Miley's dress was GORGEOUS, but she handled herself like a ...duh, 15 year old girl. So I think it was a tad old for her, but I would wear it in a heartbeat! }

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New Stores!

I wanted to send some online love to my newest stores!

Chicago - All She Wrote
Mokena - RSVP Invites

Prairie Village - RSVP in the Village

Norman - Christmas Expressions
Tulsa - You're Invited

Houston - Katie and Co.
Waco - Scribbles


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Annie Kyle

I am seriously obsessed with this artist. My lovely friend Jamie did her fantastic site and while perusing her work, I seriously started to hyperventilate with inspirational fever.

I love her stuff. LOVE.