Monday, September 28, 2009


I know one day I will move onto a new obsession. However, now it still remains as GREY. Here is a new look on woodwork in a nursery. Instead, of white it is a deep grey with an added pop of color above.

Check out this crazy modern nursery with the same color scheme.

I think it would be so neat to try and replicate these squares in a baby nursery. It would definitely give them something to gaze at for sure! These colors are so pretty to me. I think this is good gender neutral option.

This bedspread is would add a cheery touch to any Nursery for sure and again at great option for either a boy or a girl.

Of course you must throw in a comfy chair in the mix and a cute lamp!

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Knock out Babyshower Ideas!

I am going to a close friends babyshower this weekend and I thought it was only fitting to stir up some ideas for babyshowers. Tell me what you think. Leave a comment on the blog and let me know what your favorite was and why. Do you think you could replicate these?

Here is a great way to get a cupcake tree if you were not as lucky to score one at your wedding!

How cute would these be if part of your baby shower theme was chocolate brown? I mean how girly would chocolate brown and pink be? Very.

This pacifer cupcakes would sure put up a buzz at the shower...

Adorable alphabet block letters done in a buttercream icing look yummy and pretty.

Check out these great baby carriage ideas

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Love is in the Air

Love this Master Bedroom design my Janell Beals, who is one of my favorite designers:)

Love the simplicity of this room!

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Celebrate Good times, Come on!

Hi all,
Sorry for the delay in postings, I was wrapped up in turning the Big 3-0! I am going to try and not be SCARED of it and EMBRACE it. I had an awesome time and in honor of birthday blogging, here is cool idea. Send one to someone you know for a Birthday, replicate for a wedding idea, centerpiece for your own birthday party, or as party favors!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Fav Blog finds of the week

Hi All-
Here is one of fav finds from other blogs this week. I will post the other tomorrow, it is a great table centerpiece for fall. I really do enjoy finding other ideas that folks have chosen to share with the rest of the world. For more details, feel free to check these other gals out. I enjoy their reads and I hope you do too!
was helping her sister-in-law with her wedding planning. She had discovered an idea from on an idea of creating a romantic ambiance of using different assortment of jars with tea lights on top of white crisp linens. To add to the elegance, they used white china and white chair covers. Of course you can always throw in pops of color!

I think this would be great for table ambiance in your home or great for a wedding receptions!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pumpkin Decorating Fun

I love when you can take ideas and apply it in to decorating in the home or taking the ideas and applying them for a fall wedding.

Pumpkin Place Card Holders

You can take gorgeous leaves from outdoors and inscribe names on the leaves, tie the leave onto the pumpkin with ribbon or raffia. Here you have a fantastic place card holder at home for dinner guests or place cards for guests at a wedding.

Eye Candy for Outside
Create a message tower by stacking pumpkins on a dowel rod near an entry way. Sketch the letters freehand then scrap off the pumpkin skin to highlight the letters.


Love this! You can see how this is definitely something you could do for a wedding. A plus, is mums are in season in fall and super cheap.
"Begin carving as you would with a jack-o-lantern. Carefully cut a lid (keep the stem!) and remove the seeds and pulp. Using a drill or nail, poke small holes around the shell, just wide enough to insert flower stems. Select mums in oranges, reds and golds. Cut the stems about a half inch from the flower head, long enough to poke into the hole. Space holes so adjoining flowers cover the pumpkin flesh. Start at the top, and work your way down until the pumpkin is covered.

The number of mums you need depends on the sizes of the blooms and your pumpkin. Keep the inside of the pumpkin moist; flowers will last two or three days."

Leaves to the rescue

"Display your favorite fall foliage colors with simple decoupage (gluing flat objects or pictures to a surface). Real leaves applied to a white pumpkin set a sophisticated scene.

Set leaves between paper towels and flatten them under a book for at least five days. Then brush decoupage glue on a white pumpkin. Arrange the leaves on the pumpkin's surface. Cut small slits along the edges of the leaves as you go, so they'll fit the pumpkin's contours. To finish, coat the decorated surface in decoupage glue."

Pumpkin Vases
You can always put about any container that will fit down in the pumpkin once you have hallowed it out. Or purchase a Faux pumpkin at Michaels and avoid the mess! If you have spaghetti jar left over, try that as a container . Stick any flowers inside for a nice change of an arrangement.

Stay tuned for the Pottery Barn Metallic DIY Pumpkin project!

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

DIY Elbow Grease

With a little DIY Elbow Grease and a can of paint you can transform a space pretty easy. You all knew that right? Of course you did. Painting is not some new invention that none of us do not know about. I'll start sharing our journey of "do it ourselves". A common phrase here at our house. My husband is quite handy I must say. I scored BIG. Of course I love him for many more reasons, but I must say that one is icing on my cake! This man can figure out how to do almost anything! Let us begin the journey with the office.
What is behind these doors?

It is your basic builder beige. In our case, your basic flat CANVAS TAN by Sherwin Williams. Not too bad for a total blank palette. Nonetheless, B-O-R-I-N-G.

Enough torture right? Lets see what a less than a day can bring.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Alternative Wedding Options

I think these are two cute wedding alternatives. Take an old dresser and stage it for your seating arrangement cards or perhaps favors. You could paint it in your wedding theme colors and then have a super cool piece of furniture for your house later. I love the monogrammed letter above the dresser. The flowers give it a great pop of color.

This is neat alternative to using a pillow for a ring bearer. This bride used an antique little car. I think it is adorable and can serve as your gift for the ring bearer to keep as well.

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Sunday, September 6, 2009


Here are a few decor ideas that I think would be a hit at any beach house.

Maybe some fun horizontal stripes and a bamboo looking vanity

Or perhaps a fun striped wall in the foyer with a sunburst mirror.

We would have to have some built-in bookcases and of course carefully decorate them.

Fun place for the kids to sleep, check...

This bench for seating in the kitchen saves a lot of space.

Yeah, that is about it:) Oh, to day dream! I think I will dream up some more ideas while I actually sit out on the beach this labor day!

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Thursday, September 3, 2009


My idea of Elegance.

Now, I can handle this kind of look. I would never want to leave my house!! Beautiful. What do you like about these photos? Remember, there are always pieces of rooms you can choose to replicate. Try it. Spice up your house with something you like from a photo!

Color 101

How about this for a change? This color scheme is right on.

Interesting color combo, love it.

Cute color combos

What a fun office to work in!


Pure Beauty

Adorable Canopy and Single Bed Idea for Little Girls Room

Color:Benjamin Moore®
Natura® Paint
Blue Marguerite

Cool idea with the Map on the wall. I could seeing using this in a kids room, playroom, or even a bonus room. Neat way to incorporate where your family has traveled or aspires to travel to!

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Great idea for a beach house, to save on space and have neat atmosphere for kids to sleep and play!

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