Monday, June 30, 2014

Diet Coke Anonymous

My name is Sissy and I am addicted to Diet Coke.

The slightly more elegant cooler. By the Pretty, Polished, Perfect fashion blog.
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I am a really healthy eater, except for french fries and my Diet Coke

"Diet Coke Chic" by makeup artist Jenni Hearnshaw. She used #DietCoke cans for large curlers and created a grungy eye make up look.

I am trying to quit...
It ain't easy..
Got any suggestions?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Who Doesn't Need Another Silver Bracelet?

One of my favorite people recently had a birthday and I wanted to get her something fun and a little bit different. Anyone who knows me knows I like bracelets. Especially silver and always in multiples.
So when I came across this Longitude - Latitude Bracelet I knew it would be perfect!! 

A little hard to see but it has the coordinates of her beach house at Topsail. 

An example from Tatum's Etsy store 

I also think it would make a great gift for a grad - you could use the coordinates of their high school, hometown or college. 
Or maybe an anniversary gift with the location of the church or your honeymoon destination...there are endless possibilities. 
I ordered from: Tatum Bradley

And half the fun of giving a gift is wrapping it up!
I'll share wrapping details tomorrow or Monday...

Oh wait, what about a hostess gift if you were going to stay at a friend's vacation home? Just a thought. If you invite me I will come bearing bracelets.
Got any other ideas?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn

We thought we would take the kids to Asheville for a short vacation. Do some white water rafting, visit the Biltmore, stroll around Asheville etc. My sister suggested Hotel Indigo.

Hotel Indigo - Urban soul meets southern charm.
Doesn't that description sound perfect? Like me and my new Birkenstocks would fit right in? I was so excited until I tried to make a reservation - guess what? You can't book a normal room for a family of five. They say it is a fire code violation, but I checked into that. It is NOT a fire code violation. There is one penthouse available for a hefty cost and is not available the dates we need. So I asked about connecting rooms, not an option. What about two rooms? Yes, I can book two rooms but they will not guarantee them to be side by side or even on the same floor. And it is not only the Hotel Indigo, we run into this problem all the time! We are not the Duggers. I don't need a room for 19 kids, just a normal family of five. And I want a nice hotel where someone will fix me oatmeal and crispy bacon for breakfast and make my bed while I am out rafting. 

Looks like we will be heading to Homewood Suites...
Has anyone else run into this problem?

Monday, June 23, 2014

A New Dream a New Job

I don't think growing up I ever said the words "I want to be a truck driver". 
But that was before I knew there were trucks like this...

The Styleliner
One fabulous truck full of clothing and accessories...heaven on wheels!!
Take a look...

The style and brains behind this fun? Joey Wolffer. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook as she travels the world shopping for her mobile store.
Have you seen the truck in your town or city? I know she made a stop in Atlanta but has yet to make it to Wilmington. NC...a girl can dream.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sale Time

What was I thinking? I am in sale hell. 

 My house is a disaster! 

There are lamps, chairs, plates, an ink blotter, a Mexican change purse and God knows what else scattered from one end of my house to another.

I will try to get my act and attitude together before Friday.

Please try to stop by and see what else I have drug out of my attic. If you need a summer project I will have several DIY's that I didn't finish. And if my stuff doesn't excite you there will be two other sellers there with lots of loot.

Friday June 20th
2912 Hydrangea Place
Wilmington NC 28403
9:00 - 2:00 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

What's For Lunch

I have a yummy and healthy lunch idea for you but first you are going to need a headband and some comfortable shoes. This salad takes some work.

Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad - pomegranate, almonds, shaved brussels sprouts, bacon, Pecorino Romano cheese, and homemade shallot dressing

May I present Brussels Sprout Salad
I found it on Look Linger Love.
It is not only delicious but you will burn calories making it and chewing it - it's a win-win.
Try it and let me know what you think.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer Means...

Summer to me means...Sun, Sand and Shopping!!
And I am here to help. 
Do you remember a while back when my partner and I moved out of our booth? Ever wonder what we did with all our stuff? 
Most of it was stuck in attics and garages and now it is time to share it with others!!

Old pictures from the booth. 
Most of these items have sold but it gives you a small idea of what will be available. 
I'll have updated pictures later in the week once I drag everything out of the attic. So don't forget to mark your calendars for:

Booth Closing and Moving Sale
3 Professional Shoppers are Combining Their Loot for a Fabulous Sale
Furniture, Artwork, Accessories & Housewares all up for Grabs
Please Join Us & Bring a Friend
Friday June 20th  9:00 – 2:00
2912 Hydrangea Place
Wilmington, NC 28403

Friday, June 13, 2014

Updates: Wallpaper and Patchouli

Thanks to Kate of KC Interiors I now know this is Thibault's Rio Wallpaper...
Yippee, I think I need to get a sample (Susan, can you hook me up?)

In other news, looks like I need to break out the patchouli oil and dreadlocks...

My Birckenstock Madrids showed up...
Comfort over style is a new concept for doesn't feel quite right but I think I should give them a chance. It's like dating someone who's not your type. I'll let you know if we hit it off.

Happy Weekend!!

Monday, June 9, 2014

A Little Help...


Does anyone recognize this wallpaper?
Know who makes it or where I can get some?
Do you love it as much as I do?

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Part 2 Ugly Shoes

My readers are the best!! I got so many e-mails from y'all and all it took was some ugly shoes!! I even got a text from a friend showing me her lime green Birkenstocks. Several of you thought that were hideous but most of you said once you wear them you will love them. 

Here's how this whole subject came up: Since summer is approaching I have encouraged my fanny to head north, about two inches higher on my leg, where it used to sit. I am doing my part, walking every day, lunges, squats, etc. The good news is that when I look in the mirror and hold my leg at a certain angle I think I can see an improvement. The bad news is that since I have started all this exercise my feet hurt, my ankles hurt and my knees hurt. My daily wearing of flip flops does not help the problem. So begins the search for comfortable shoes while I whip myself into shape.

Does it help if they are in silver?

What about this style? Any better?
Oh come on, they're kinda cute. Sort of like a modified Dr. Scholl's. 

There are several stores in town that specialize in "comfort shoes". I may put on my support hose and go check them out. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Ugly shoes

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Birkenstock, Birkenstocks, Birkenstock street style, Birkenstock shoes, how to wear Birkenstocks
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big7 Lets Get Vintage

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They're all the rage.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

DIY Gift Tags

Sunday was C & C's birthday.
I decided I needed cute gift tags for their presents because we all know how important cute gift tags are to 14 year olds.

The problem was I didn't realize their birthday would not be complete without special gift tags until late the night before the big day. I am most creative in a panic. Give me lots of time and money and I've got nothing. Last minute on a shoestring? I'm your girl. 

The twins were born before iphones and digital cameras, which means I have boxes and boxes of actual photographs. Poor Locke, his life has been digitally documented, but there are no actual photographs of him. Guess he will have store bought gift tags.

 I dug out one of the boxes, flipped through a few hundred pictures....

Grabbed my hole punch and was done!!

 Easy and cute!!

It's important to remember how cute they were now that they are teenagers!!

I was having so much fun I made some decorations for their mini cakes. 

I could eat them up!!

So there you go, easy and cheap/free gift tags. 
I still have 996 pictures I can get crafty with...any ideas?
(Warning: Your children won't be near as impressed as you are with yourself)

Monday, June 2, 2014

Domino and Whole Foods

Have you gotten the latest issue of Domino?

It's a good one with Sally King Benedict on the cover. 

She's one of my favs and I love my little painting by her. 
See it back there in the corner?

jamiemeares's photo on SnapWidget

Here's a close up...good, right?

Anywhooo, go get you a copy of Domino, there is all kinds of good stuff in there. I found my at Whole Foods. Does that surprise you? It surprised me.
I do have to warn you, it is expensive. But can you put a price on happiness? 
Evidently you can: $11.

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