Monday, January 31, 2011

Don't forget!

Don't forget to tune in tomorrow for Courtney from A Thoughtful Place!!!

Joss & Main: New Shopping Amazingness

I just *love* shopping...and if you like shopping for stuff like this:

...then you are probably going to want to visit Joss & Main, too...

How *AWESOME* is that greek key rug?

Guest Post: Hi Sugarplum!!!!

I am just going to say that this is one talented girl. Don't let the modesty fool you, she can *definitely* hold her own in the design world and it was her AMAZING DIY projects that got me into her blog in the first place! Her blog is a must read for me, if for nothing else than to laugh my rear off because she is super funny and sassy. Just the way we like it, right?

Without further ado, the dazzling Cassie and her lovely abode:

Hello! I'm Cassie from Hi Sugarplum! and I'm thrilled to be participating in this series for Aubrey. I'll admit, I was a bit intimidated when she asked me to share how I make my home 'mine.' I'm fairly new to the Blog World, and sometimes feel like an impostor amongst all the talented design bloggers. I'm not a professional designer, nor do I have any formal training...but I know what I like!
And while I love to drool over gorgeous room photos like these:

{shakin style}


{in style}


They are neither practical for an active family with two young kids (the Sugarplums), nor within a typical budget! So I simply use photos of gorgeous rooms as inspiration, but strive to make our home comfortable, livable and still stylish, without going into debt doing it!

Picnik collage
(Aubrey you like how I can't format correctly? Sorry, you will just have to go to her blog and drool over her amazing pictures...(c: )

I do this by choosing furniture people are actually allowed to sit on, shopping smart at stores like Ikea and Home Goods, and of course, doing as many as the projects myself. I also like to personalize our home by decorating with images we created.
The kids each have areas in their room for art, but we also rotate favorite pieces in these large inexpensive frames that permanently sit on a shelf in the breakfast room.


And Mr. Sugarplum and I like to enlarge our favorite photos from trips (typically to 11x14 using Snapfish). Once framed and grouped together (Ikea Ribba frames, no less!), they look much better than any piece of art we could afford. Plus we have the added bonus of gazing at beautiful memories.

Picnik collage

A sweet sentiment takes on a whole new feel when matted and framed as well. The 'You Are All I Need' is hanging where we each see it every day...the water closet!
The best advice I can offer is to remember it is your house...for just you and your family. So fill it with things you love, surround yourself with comfort, and make it a place you can't wait to return.
Thanks so much for having me, Aubrey!
xo. Cassie

If you aren't already following this are *crazy*. But more importantly you are missing out! Thanks so much for the great advice, Cassie!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

To. Die. For.

Are you already a Furbish junkie? Are you kidding me, you're not???? You are seriously missing out as Jaime is pretty much the authority on hip fabulousness (not to mention a ridiculously clever sense of humor).

I have already mentioned the new e-zine High Gloss and it's impending launch February 1st...

but to increase the anticipation, they have announced teaming up with Furbish to bring you this:

I'm so excited...Jaime and High Gloss in *one* fabulous place...heaven really does exist. (c:

Just thinking out loud...

So Tuesday is February 1st...two weeks until V-day...
I'm thinkin':
For the yumminess...

For the prettiness...


For the shininess...


For the thoughfulness...

For the romanticness...


For the cuteness...

Via and it was my fav pick from Hi Sugarplum!'s lineup

For the foreverness...

Sugar Fresh

For the heartness...


And for whatever other -ness made up word I can think of...

Any fun plans for Valentine's?

Keep it "G-rated", alright?

Free advertising? Yes please...

This site, The Blog Guidebook, is pretty's like the yellow pages for blogs! If you want to add your blog, they have different categories/subjects and it's free. Not a bad deal, if you ask me. Then whenever someone wants to look up blogs for that subject, they find yours! (c:

Friday, January 28, 2011

Room Service, please...

Are you head-over-heels in love with this bed like I was???

I was browsing through the products on High Gloss Magazine (a teaser, I should say, it doesn't launch until Feb 1st) and they had this fab pillow and I wanted to know where it was from...

Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls...if you have not browsed the web site Room Service you haven't really lived. Okay fine, maybe not that earth shattering, but close. (c: Check this out:
Pillows Galore!!! And awesome ones, I might add...

Super unique pieces...(I must have a violent streak, because I think that MK lamp is rad)

Lots and lots of color, so you know I'm totally hooked...


And this my friends is their soon to come wallpaper. Insanity.

I'm a fan.

How about you??? (c:

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Vacation in a bedroom

Have you met Erin from 3 Meadow Lake Cottage?

This is her lovely bedroom makeover that I stumbled across today...isn't it just so beachy/resort/vacation cool??? She has a bunch more pictures of it here...

Seeing her beautiful bedroom has only confirmed to me the fact that I need a vacation...or one of these rooms:

Black and Spiro

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Well hello...

How can you not *LURVE* Kate Spade??? I mean honestly the candy colors, the polka dots, and the stripes just kill me, some of my favorite things in the whole wide world. Have I mentioned how much I love polka dots??? It makes me *insanely jealous* of the gorgeous party all the Alt gals got to attend, you have to see those pictures...

And now there is going to be even more to love with the new cute is that spade???