Monday, January 31, 2011


Who wouldn't want to come home to this calm, serene living space after a hectic Monday at work?

image via lonny

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pops of Pink

Who would have thought that I would do a post about pink! I'm not really a "pinky" girl, but this loft incorporates the bright pop of pink perfectly.

I love the modern mix with the bright and funky element of pink. (Especially the chairs! I want the chairs!) The mix is very contemporary and not at all girly.

Now, I don't think the hubby would be interested and I have to admit it is a bit "out there" for my everyday taste, but I'm loving it as a bright pick me up!

images via french by design

Friday, January 28, 2011


Friday has come to our rescue at last! Doesn't that make you want to jump for joy or dance around? Well, it does me! This has been an exhausting week, but there's nothing like a little sunshine to brighten us up before the cold comes to visit again. Enjoy the weekend!

image via blue pool road

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

How Romantic!

Isn't this so romantic? I mean - an elopement out in the middle of the woods with the one you love the most - come on! Does it get any better?

Don't get me wrong, I think our wedding was absolutely sublime and loved every single second of it, but I have always had this dream about getting away from all the hustle and bustle to tie the knot just on our own. (I'm pretty sure it all started out when I was sucked in by Runaway Bride. Yes, the "final" ceremony at the end with just Julia Roberts and Richard Gere with all those fall colors - eek!)

So, if I could have a second "remembrance" ceremony (we'll call it that for now - I'm still trying to find a way to have a wedding every year) for the hubby and me - it would most definitely have to be something just as intimate and charming as this session by Jill Thomas.

images via 100 layer cake

PS - I'm loving the suspenders! Suspenders for every occasion, all the time!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Shoe Solution

What a genius idea? Thank you - I finally have a solution to my shoe dilemma here at the new place! Problem solved - shoe cupboard!

image via pinterest

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ready for Outside Living

Aren't these images gorgeous? Although I am enjoying this wave of cold weather we are having, (it is technically "winter") I am so ready to get back to some beautiful weather that allows the outside dinning routine to return.

On the agenda for spring - as many picnics that I can cram in the schedule!

images via lonny

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Braid & The Knot

This weather is not aiding in any good hair days! Humidity + thick, wavy hair does not equal a pretty picture.

But there is some hope in these sticky, wet days - welcome the braid and knot!

Aren't they brilliant and so chic? Well, chic in the "non-polished" chic way that I love. They will be my standbys until we can get some sunny weather come our way!

images via apartment34

Monday, January 17, 2011


How creative?

Chalkboards and chalkboard paint are definitely not new to the scene, but I am quickly becoming obsessed! The hubby and I have added one to our kitchen, and it brings so much "quirk" to the mix. It definitely adds a fun element, but it's also very practical.

I am so tempted to paint everything with chalkboard paint and live in a little artistic cave. (Ok, I'll restrain and not take it that far - I promise! For sanity's sake.)

What are your thoughts on chalkboard paint?

images via french by design & lonny

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lazy Saturday Afternoon

Isn't it great to have a lazy Saturday afternoon when the weather is nasty outside?

My ideal afternoon is piling into a luscious white bed with a stack full of magazines or the trusty internet by my side. Aww - it's so refreshing! And that's exactly what I'm doing at this very moment!

image via plush palate

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Suit

Don't we all need a well tailored suit that makes our legs look miles longer than they actually are?

Burberry is definitely on my list! I just can't decide if I like the green or black better. (Oh well, I'll add them both. You can never have too many!)

images via haute design

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cozy Living

Ever since the "cold" has hit us here in Texas, all I have been thinking about is cozy rooms where I can snuggle up in. (I know it's not that cold compared to some parts of the country/world, but here in Texas - it's cold!)

I love the layered look in clothing and in interiors. The colors, textures, patterns, furniture all add a hint of "richness" that make a room seem so cozy. And isn't that exactly what we want when it's cold outside? - Well, I do! Bring on those layers!

images via lonny

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Retro Vibe

If you haven't figured out by now, I'm a lover of anything retro and a bit funky! Like this sleek red couch with vintage posters and these cream leather chairs.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


My life seems so chaotic at the moment, and I'm experiencing a little of a burn out!

Nothing an intriguing fashion pic can't fix!

image via fgr

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Bar Stool Effect

The hubby and I are in search of bar stools, and we can't seem to find any descent ones anywhere that don't cost a fortune! Maybe we are just too picky or maybe there just aren't any out there. (I'm guessing it's the former!)

We have high expectations for just about everything and can't ever seem to settle. (It did take us a good 4 months to find the right TV stand!) But we're still searching, and we'll be searching until we can find the "right" ones.

I can't decide if I like the industrial look or the mix-match, thrown-together look better. Why is it so hard?

image via rue

Monday, January 3, 2011

Must-Have White-Washed Brick Walls

I often see things and add them to the "wish list" for my future dream home, but white-washed brick walls - a must-have! They are definitely topping the list! (I'm drooling here!)

I love the whole feel they bring to a room - downtown grungy meets uptown polished. Ok, not so much polished, but I'm not really a polished kind of girl anyway!

images via coco kelley