Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Crazy Cat Lady Chic???

So while I am busy sharing the Emily love...I just discovered another Emily that I love via the Emily that I mentioned yesterday.

Still following? Good, 'cause I'm lost. 

Emily Chalmers.

She is kind of "crazy cat lady-my cool grandma-awesome thrifted vintage-awesomeness".
Lost again, right? *sigh*

Let's just take a look, shall we?

Any thoughts on her style?

I think I'm pretty partial to the laid back approach and I love that her philosophy is to work with what you got, you don't need to spend a lot to get a lot (c:

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Daily Worship

Does anyone else worship at the Emily Henderson altar?

She is pretty much everything in the world that I could ever hope to be: 

Adorable, creative, funny, talented...and can design a room like nobody's business!

And have I mentioned that she is like the *queen* of vintage finds? 

Yeah, she is the queen of vintage finds.

I always love seeing her fun and quirky design sense...and I was immediately one smitten kitten over this little gem:

Shiny red? YES PLEASE.
Awesome throwback chairs? Always a must.
Gold wallpaper and a kickin' chandelier? Ladies and gents, we have a winner. 

I'm sure you don't need any reminders of why I worship her...but since I'm like a 3 year-old that throws tantrums I'm going to indulge in a few (c:

L-O-V-E, love. 

What about you, is there a designer that you would give up your first born to be? (c:

Monday, August 29, 2011

Date Night Glam

I think I'm about ready for another night out on the town with the hubby...

and I thought this dress was pretty wonderful.

Date Night Glam

Vionnet black evening dress
£1,313 -

$40 -

Diane von Furstenberg box clutch
$628 -

Zoe Morgan golden earring
$235 -

Kenneth Jay Lane amethyst ring
£110 -

Black bracelet

Something *BIG* is coming...

This is going to be *EPIC*.

A huge blog hop starting September 12th...

Abode Love - entryways Sept. 12th
View Along the Way - living rooms  Sept. 14th
Homemaker on a Dime - bathrooms  Sept.16th
DIY by Design - guest bedrooms Sept. 19th
Family Brings Joy - craft rooms  Sept. 21st
Involving Color - dining rooms Sept. 23rd
All Things Bright & Beautiful - kids bedrooms Sept. 26th
a la mode - nurseries  Sept. 28th
Just a Touch of Gray - master bedrooms  Sept. 30th
The Blooming Hydrangea - closets and nooks  Oct. 3rd
The Mustard Ceiling - laundry and mudrooms  Oct. 5th
The DIY Showoff - kitchens  Oct. 7th
Oh yeah, this is happening. (c:

I'm pretty excited for September 26th...what about you?

abode love: a man\View Along the Way

  Involving Color
{ All Things Bright and Beautiful }  Touch of Gray

The Blooming Hydrangea  The Mustard Ceiling

 The DIY Show Off

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Want another chance at that $25 for $50 worth of great stuff from True Birds?

I'm all over it...those mini binoculars are all mine (c:

And I just got my mini harmonica from the last batch...I am now officially my kid's hero. They think it is insanely *AWESOME*. (c:

It ends tomorrow...

Friday, August 26, 2011

And I think to myself...

I have always loved that Louis Armstrong song...

especially the lyrics "and I think to myself, what a wonderful world"...

Yeah Louis, that was what I was thinking today, too. (c:

I know, I know...this isn't the usual thing for here on ATBAB...and this wasn't what I was looking for...but they were all too beautiful to pass up and hey, why not just slow down and enjoy our beautiful world every once in a while?

I'm such a sappy goob sometimes (c:

I hope you are enjoying the wonderful world this weekend!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy, happy, happy...

This is making me happy today:

I think I have a major crush on tolix chairs...

But not as big of a crush as I have on Victoria from Vmac + Cheese...

So I was super excited when she asked me to participate in her fantastic series:

I love this series because as previously noted, I'M SUPER I love getting to know more about the bloggers that I'm obsessed friends with (c;

So come on over to Victoria's place, my lovelies, and let's chit chat...

...unless of course you're scared. I totally get that, too. (c:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rain, rain...where are you?!?

I was needing a little pick me up today...some of those inspirational quotes...and some rain (c:

If you are singing the Sesame Street song "one of these things is not like the other..." right now, it's probably because you don't feel quite the same about rain as I do.


There is something almost magical about a great chilly, gray, rainy day....and plus I love these quotes and all the rainy inspiration today...

I thought this party idea was brilliant that Megan over at Splendid Design featured:

Plus, I have a strange obsession with Wellies...

Something about being able to have so much fun with color and pattern and a boot you can stomp in a puddle with and not be worried about ruining them...

If anybody out there is having a rainy day today, just know that I'm super jealous. (c:

I would just like to say that I am sorry that I posted this on a day when people are supposed to be getting hit with rain from hurricane Irene! I was just thinking about soothing and calming rains...y'all are in my thoughts and prayers! )c: