Monday, February 28, 2011

Guest Post: Things That Sparkle!!!

Things That Sparkle is definitely one of my daily reads and fast becoming one of my favorites! Alex is so sweet and her blog is always full of eye candy of the *BEST* kind! She is also can design like nobody's business...did you catch her girls night out Valentine's table? So cute.

So why am I still blabbing??? Take it away, Alex!

Thanks so much for having me over here Aubrey! Everyone has their own little things that make their house a home, so I am excited to share mine. Hope you all enjoy!
This chair originally belonged to my grandparents, and I had it reupholstered last year. Having pieces with history are really important to me.
A picture wall in my house reminds me every time I walk past it, of amazing memories and everyone that I love in my life.
My boyfriend and I moved in together last year, and having him here makes this house a home. We have made such a fun life together.
To me, having outdoor space is the end all be all. It is what totally sold me on my condo. My roof deck is absolute perfection to me.
My puppy son, Maverick makes my house a home! He has the perfect little face to greet you at the door.

I'm ready to go relax on that deck...and how sweet is that little puppy face?!? (c:

Thanks for sharing with us Alex!!!

And make sure you go check out her own blog full of sparklies...

And come back tomorrow for the fantastic and sweet Natalie from Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers!!!

And a *HUGE* thank you to Ashly over at Moon Walk for featuring my chair makeover!!! Go over and check it out! Dang me for being out of town when she posted it on Friday!


Wow what a weekend! And starting off an amazing guest series! AND A GIVEAWAY???

Life is good.

So what gives??? You all voted for different books! I have no idea which one you would like the best, so guess what? If you win, you get to pick *one* of the amazing Penguin Classics with the Coralie Bickfor-Smith designed covers.

You're welcome. (c:






(This is my favorite book selection...)

(I think this is my favorite cover, though...)


(Being a Twihard myself, I had to add this one (not that it really has anything to do with hot vampires, but I digress)...but beware, if you pick this one, it doesn't actually get released until April 26...but that cover is GORGEOUS!)

Now for the important info!


1) You hafta be a follower of All Things Bright and Beautiful (if you already are then you are a rockstar) and make sure you leave a comment telling me which book you would just *die* to have gracing a place in su casa!

2) Facebook, Tweet, or blog about the giveaway *AND* make sure you come back and leave a separate comment with the link for each (you don't want to miss out because you didn't leave the comment!).

The winner will be chosen by and announced in the evening on Friday March 4th!!!

Good luck, lovelies!!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Don't Forget!

The guest post series on "how to make your home your own" is starting up monday with fabulous Alex from Things That Sparkle...

Tuesday is cute Natalie from Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers

Wednesday will be the stylish Kelly from Classically Eclectic

Thursday will be the incredibly talented Abby from A Delightful Design

And last, but *certainly* not least, the lovely Chassity from Look Linger Love!

And monday also starts the GIVEAWAY for one of these bad boys...

I think I'm gonna like it here. (c:

I *dare* you... look at these pictures of the Round Hill Hotel in Jamaica and not just drool...designed by Mr. Ralph Lauren no less...

But this is the room that really caught my eye:

I should be staying there and looking at this view:

But actually, I am running this instead.

I hope I survive!

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Decisions, decisions...giveaway style

Okay I know you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but...I already know all the content is fantastic!

So lovelies, because I can't make a decision to save my life (thank you hubby for pointing that out...(c: ), I'm going to have you decide for me! On monday is the giveaway and I'm so stupid in love with these books that I want to give one away!







(This is my favorite book selection...)

(I think this is my favorite cover, though...)


OR....give me your suggestion of Coralie Bickfor-Smith's absolutely gorgeous books...

Just swinging away...

I am so in love with the idea of an outdoor that the weather is showing signs of being fantastic in the near future, it has those little wheels in my head turning...

Pretty sure I could've done a whole post on how stinkin' awesome that painted porch floor is...

This is actually pretty close to my favorite...isn't it almost like your own "secret garden"??? Ever since I read that book I've been all about having my own...(c:

Half way through the week, we can make it! (c:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Next Big Thing...

Um, no, it's not the spoiled kid on the table...although their "next big thing" might be therapy...


Starting on Monday, we will have the genius of several fabulous bloggers sharing their tips for making your home your own!!! I'm so excited and we are kicking off the party with miss Alex from Things That Sparkle!!!

And exciting annoucement #2:

There will be another GIVEAWAY starting monday, too!!!

Same time, same channel, MONDAY! (c:

Set our heading for...DIY project

Or some gorgeous can change the whole feel of a room with just one fabulous headboard! I'm especially partial (like the rest of the known universe) to upholstered headboards right now...

However, since a gorgeous new headboard wasn't in the budget and we had this one just hanging around...
(loving the sideways picture...yep I was too lazy to figure out my stupid computer...)
Horrible, isn't it???

And a can of high gloss gray later...

A big more liveable, don't you think?

Until I can get my upholstered headboard.