Sunday, February 28, 2010

Music Love...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I may be the last to know about this lovely lady, but WOW!
I am loving her sound! I am always so excited to find new artists. I get
so tired of the same 3 songs they play on the radio! Gotta love youtube!
What do you think of the Noisettes?

{Never Forget You~ Noisettes}

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Thank You...

I really wanted to say THANK YOU for the birthday wishes! It truly made my day special! We have made and devoured our cupcakes. The kids loved every minute of it. The haircut was so relaxing and I ended up getting a hand massage while I was getting my hair blown out. I was a lump of jello after that. SO RELAXED! 
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! See you next week!

Friday, February 26, 2010

It's My Party...

Today is my 30th Birthday! I love birthdays. I always feel like they are a fresh start and this one is no exception. The kids and I are going to make cupcakes and they are going to get to decorate their own. They cannot wait! And tomorrow I get a haircut! I know that may sound like so what, but for me it is a big deal. Working in a salon I am so busy I don't have time to get my own haircut. I used to be able to cut my own hair, but that was back when I wore it pixie short. Now it is way to long to cut myself. So, *squeal* I have a "me time" appointment. Can't wait! 

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Rest and Relaxation...

Yes please! 
One of our favorite getaway spots is to take the not too long drive down to Dallas, Texas.
Always tons to do and see. And on our last trip down I happened by a new hotel being built. So I jotted down the name and forgot about it... until now. As I googled I was in awe of this fantastic property. It has been open about 6 months now, therefore I think I am due to give it a go! Just looks at all of the Nylo Hotel's lofty charm!
 What a gorgeous setting to dine...
 I love the mix of the hard and soft elements in the suites...
 The game room, and they have a library...
 Um, yes I could relax around this gorgeous pool!
A girl can dream... right?!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I've Been Framed...

Today I thought I would share one of the frames I painted last week. I hope to finish it out as a chalkboard, but will have to wait til the weather warms up a bit. I found this gorgeous frame in Hobby Lobby in the 60 percent off isle. Yay! Even though it is not yet complete I hung it in the dining room when I intended to hang it when it was all finished. I have to say I am really kind of loving it just as it is! HMMM What to do? To finish it or not to finish it?

I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far. The sun is shining this morning and that alone makes my day! I am SO ready for some warmer temperatures.

Have a lovely Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Not What You'd Expect...

Not what you would expect from a new construction. I would say more often than not when you build a brand new home you add the charm after move in. Seems like so many new homes are rather cookie cutter. Well I came across a beauty, where charm abounds even before you move in...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Pillow Heaven...

A good friend of mine sent me a text the other day with a photo of these pillows. I knew right then I had to have them for my living room. I think they make a great addition. And they are double sided with a bird and rosette on the other side. Found at Target!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Painting In My Sleep...

 I have been a busy girl the last few days. The weather was a bit nicer so I took the opportunity to get a few outside project finished and a few inside ones as well. 

Project completed:
Painted the porch
Embellished porch steps
Painted 3 vases
Painted mirror frame
Painted decorative frame
Painted the living room

The frames and vases are things I have had for a while and repurposing. I am happy with how the porch turned out. Now it is ready for spring. I would love to be able to get out and pretend I have a green thumb and get some plants in the ground. But it is just not quite warm enough for that yet... darn.

While I was not quite this ambitious with my porch painting project, below are some inspiration.

And on a completely unrelated topic I found this print that I absolutely adore.
This shop is a must visit!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Slice of Life...

Just incase you missed this article in the Martha Stewart Magazine I am going to hit the highlights for you. I was so moved by the preservation of special moments in this way.  It is called Scrapboxing. I absolutely LOVE  this! And have begun to work on some of my own scrapboxing. Makes me wish I hadn't some how lost Blair's first bikini! It was so cute too! Here are a few of my favorites. If you would like to see the complete gallery of the amazingly talented Darcy Miller (of Martha Stewart Mag)
 you can go here.
And for a video snippet of the show which showcased some of Darcy's own gallery you can visit here.

Now on to the memories...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

We have a Winner...

We have a winner....

Amanda of Torres Tidbits and she wrote...

 Torres Family said...

Seriously, I cannot choose which dress is my favorite. It might be best if I don't win since it would take me forever to pick something out. I'm going to post this on my blog too! Cool giveaway to go with your super cool blog!

Well you won girl, so good luck picking something out! Shoot me an email.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Hey, Hey, A Giveaway...

It's Friday and I think it's a great day for a GIVEAWAY! I am super excited to announce Illia Kids is offering one lucky winner a $15 credit to her shop! You may remember my post from Tuesday where this shop was one of the featured shops! Everything she has is so cute! 

To enter: Visit Illia Kids and come back and leave a comment of your favorite item.

Blog about the giveaway and receive another entry. (don't forget to let me know you did so)

Contest will be closed Monday evening.

Winners announced on Tuesday the 16th!

Here are a few items from the shop! Happy Hunting and Good Luck!

The shop has more than just fabulous dresses!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Does This Date Me...

I have loved Sade since I was a little. We used to have these huge floor speakers blaring (yeah, my dad was into that) and while we would clean house we would have her playing! So needless to say I was super excited to see that Sade came out with a new album! For me it is perfection... I love it!

Just to reminisce a bit here is a song from her last album.
{You will need to pause the player on the left}

And now one from her new album!

Much Ado About Nothing...

Why does my kitchen have to go from neat and tidy to this soooo quickly! Ugh, dishes are never ending.  On a side note though I did get a new faucet if you can see past the sink full of dishes! We have had a few new little additions to the house this past week. One was a new ceiling fan/ light fixture in the living room. WOW, does it make a difference! It's like the rooms jewelry. 

 Are you gearing up for Valentine's Day? Making plans? We haven't done much the last few years. But this year we are going to cook with some friends. Which got me to thinking, should I bring a host gift? If so what should I bring? Any ideas?

I had to show you the birds I found at Michael's over the weekend. I thought they were sweet. I love the detail.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Accessory Envy...

I am always amazed by how creative people are, so when I came across these great curtains I had to share them with you. Ashley is super creative and always post different amazing creations! Visit her site and see the tutorial here.

I am also having pillow envy! What a great mix of patterns that all work so well together. If I could be so brave... I love all of the colors. Might just have to do my best to recreate this look!
{I spy a great lamp too}

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Etsy Love {children's edition}...

Today I have some of beautiful things being made on Etsy to share with you. As you know by yesterdays post I am thinking of spring and hope it is coming sooner than later. I am going to highlight some fantastic shops today, so be sure to visit them.

And because we can't leave out the boys...

Monday, February 8, 2010

Baby Gap...

How I love thee... We have started to pick up a few things for spring. Hoping that doing so might make it get here a bit faster. And boy can the little girls section of any store get me in trouble. Lots of cute things out so far. Here are a few items I thought were cute via baby gap.

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