Friday, September 30, 2011

New Kids on the Block



Do you rememeber this great DIY project from Robin Stanfield? Well she has started a blog: The Week of the... Hop on over, check it out and say hi!



You also need to check out I Love Your Crazy. Shannon has great taste and fabulous inspiration pictures.

So off you go, do a little virtual visiting and enjoy!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dear Bill


If you buy me my dream house...


I will do some of this..


some of this...

And some of this.


I've got lots of ideas and they won't cost you a penny.

I'll take care of all the decorating.


How will I pay for it? Don't you worry your pretty little head about it. I will figure out something..I hope. I've always heard that if you buy it, the decorating will come. So, what do you say? Pretty please? Love, Sissy

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ikat Chic

Remember when I was thinking about painting my entrance hall in zebra stripes? Well, it is still in the running and so is this...

I thought this fabulous wallpaper from Aphrochic would be great inspiration. I could make my own stencil (or better yet get the fabulous Danika to make me one!) It would be painted in blue of course.

I already have a similar bowl and lamp. Don't you love the lamp? It's not mine...yet. I have two of these beauties in my hands as we speak (or as I type) and I can't decide if I should return them, sell them or keep them. Thoughts?

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Novagratz

Have you been watching Home by Novagratz?



I don't know what impresses me more, their ability to decorate a place in four days, or the fact that they get anything done at all with seven kids.

They put a great fun twist on design.


Their style is not for everyone...



And I don't always love what they do...


But they always inspire me and motivate me to take more chances.



What about you? Are you watching?

Ready to take some chances in your own home?
How much do you think a light box costs?

Friday, September 23, 2011

It was worth it...

Yesterday I was really tired, it was raining and Locke was happy watching T.V. so I decided to have a little quiet time.

30 (maybe 45) minutes later I woke up to this...

Locke had spent my nap time cutting his hair.
Guess what? It was worth it!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Random Thoughts



Saw The Help and loved, loved, loved it!! Everyone looked just like I thought they would!!

Saw some sweaters at The Gap and


...did not love, love, love them.
It's like a bad 80's flashback.


And am I the only one who thinks Brad Pitt is a little bit of a cheese ball?
Just wondering...

Happier thoughts tomorrow...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Style Pantry

Don't you love when you find a new blog?


Especially one with as much style as Folake Kuye Huntton from Style Pantry.


I love her look.

Do you feel frumpy yet?
And guess what? She has three kids, so we can't use that as an excuse.

My hair is this big when I don't dry it. Not even kidding. Maybe I should just learn to love it and go for a modified afro. Not that my hair would look anywhere near as good as her's....

When you get a chance you should check out Style Pantry. I swear it will motivate you to throw out your straightening iron, pile on the bracelets and put on the wide leg pants.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Missoni Madness

Was it crazy at your Target? I didn't get there until 9:30 and things were about wiped out. I only got a candle (not the colors I wanted) and some votives. By some horrible mistake (meaning they got there before me), someone got my shoes...

Size 7

My candle in blue...



And my throw.
I would be most grateful if these items could be returned to me in a timely manner. What? You think I should check online? I would but the Target website crashed..twice.

I asked the cashier that checked me out if it had been a crazy morning and she said her first three customers spent $2400, $1700 and $800 all on Missoni items. I bet one of them has my stuff!!!

Did you go?
Did you get anything?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Finally...

Everyone is back in school...


Cricket and Clay went first..weeks ago. I say take them all..don't leave me alone to entertain the little one!!
(Cricket refuses to show her teeth when she smiles and it is driving me crazy!!)

Butterball went last last week. He got up an hour early and asked me every five minutes if it was time to go. This his reaction when I finally said yes. And for those of you who asked, he is still wearing his gobbers. Not every day, but several times a week. They now fit more like bike shorts than a bathing suit.


School is a good thing!
Happy Monday!















Thursday, September 8, 2011

Your First Time





Do you remember the first time you saw this fabulous entryway?
Ashley Whitaker - Domino.
It was love at first site for me. Blue zebra. It doesn't get any better. Unless you add Mexican food.



And it keeps popping up.


I think it's a sign I need to add a little blue zebra to my walls. Maybe on a little different scale.


Like this bathroom designed by Hooper, painted by Ann.

You know them as Hooper Patterson and Ann Schutte - Birds of a Feather.
Picture this in blue in my entrance hall...are you on board?

P.S. Ann, can I pay you in furniture?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

This is important



Saw this dress a while back and loved it!! Saw it again this week on Little Blue Dear and decided I might need it. For fall. I know, you are probably thinking a white dress for fall, really? Well, yes, really. Picture it with layers and the winner of my boot contest...


OK So it wasn't really a contest except in my mind but these guys won. Once they arrived there was really no competition.

They looked good. I had to send Charo back.

Now here's the part where you become really helpful and save the day...who knows where I can get that white dress?
Please? Anyone?

Friday, September 2, 2011

What is it?

There is something I am loving about this room.

Blue Walls? Blue lamp? Over sized photos? I don't know. I'm not usually a reddish, pinkish kind of girl but it's just all working for me. What about you?

Picture from: Peep My Style