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: