Friday, September 30, 2011

Fabulous Friday

Oh my goodness gracious, we have got a lot to cover and not a lot of attention span  time to do it in!!!

I have a big *SECRET*...

hehehe...these guys make me laugh
...but I have sworn not to tell you exactly what it is until Monday. )c:

Okay, okay, stop the booing and hissing!!! I will give you a hint.

It includes an AWESOME GIVEAWAY of something that I'm pretty confident that *everyone* is going to want!

Make sure you are back here so you can join in the fun and be the first on your block to win it!


Then next week the great and wonderful guest series is BACK! Ta da!


Starting up on Tuesday, come and drool over Kristy from Hyphen Interior's fab pad!


Another day of absolutely amazing rooms by all you talented bloggers out there!!!


Do you have a Master Bedroom that you would *love* for everyone to check out?

Or maybe you are like me and just want to check out what everyone else is sharing (c:

Head over to Rachel's awesome blog A Touch of Gray and check it all out and link it all up!

 (Has anyone even *seen* "Dude, Where's My Car?"...that lady at the drive-thru cracks me up)

And do you want to see something UGLY???

 Um, no that's not really what I'm talking about...but I'm dishing about something ugly in my house that I would L-O-V-E to replace/change up/BURN over at Rooms!

Head over to ROOMS, Melissa's great blog, to see my post on the Uglies in my house! (c:

Don't worry, there are pretty pictures as well of what I'm going to replace the uglies with (c:

  Can you tell what I want to replace? (c:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Will the awesomeness never end???

Awesomeness for Friday...appropriate, right?

This post is brought to you by all the crazies that post amazeballs pictures on Pinterest...

...and then I go through and swipe them (c:

I feel a trend coming on...

One of my favorite quotes of all time by the genius Mark Twain :


These look insanely good...and time consuming...
This is a little crazy, but it's getting close to Halloween, so I dig it (c:
I saw this on someone's blog recently (and this is how terrible my memory is, I can't remember who! Remind me, please!) and then again here ...

And for some odd reason, I *desperately* want that pillow...maybe so I can say I have a pillow with crap on it??? Or it can give me positive reinforcement...I haven't decided, but I kinda love it. (c:

So tell me, amigos, what are you pinterested in lately???

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Antique Roadshow, here I come!

I *LOVE* to find cool vintage stuff...

it makes me feel like Indiana Jones...minus the whip(c:

Darn it.
(Love me some Harrison Ford...and this is one of the best scenes *EVER*)

*Ahem* back to the subject at hand...

So I was really excited to find these little pieces of lovely at an estate sale this weekend:

(Pay no attention to the ugly date stamp in the corner...stupid technology)

Okay, so I know one of them is an ashtray, but could you have passed these babies up???

I definitely couldn't, especially at $5 for both!

I am *convinced* that they will add glamor and fabulousness to where ever they sit...most likely atop my dresser to hold my baubles. (c: 

I actually tried to see if I could look up anything on them, but I can't find much...anybody out there an antiques guru???

Any suggestions on finding out background on things like this?

Regardless, I'm pretty pleased with myself. (c:

Now I just need to find myself a whip...

...don't read too much in to that.

And today the Roomspiration party continues!

Bring your best over to Miss Shelli at A la Mode and while you're there you can gawk at her *amazing* nursery and link up yours!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I want to be the teacher's pet!

Have you checked out the new Shabby Apple line, Academia???

Brand spankin' new for fall and oh-so-bookworm-CHIC.

Some of it is kind of Kate Spade-esque...which makes me love it even more, since it's a *fraction* of the price! YEEEEEESSS!

Here are some of the beauties that I'm giving "the eye":

It's the belt that's really making this one an A+ for me.

So perfect with the little pocketwatch necklace...I don't know if I would call it Professorial, but the button detailing with the pinstripes is noteworthy (c:

 PERFECT fall color...and I can't quite put my finger on why, but I *love* this neckline...I would totally take a Study Break for this one (c:

This is the one that really reminded me of can call me Teacher's Pet *ANYTIME* in that skirt! And with those cute little oxfords??? A++++++++++++

So what do you think of the new line???

Anything you simply can't live without? (c:

And I don't know about you all...but I have a linky party hangover today!!!

That was some PAR-TAY!!!

Somehow, I don't think this particular kit is going to help! (c:

Thanks *SO* much to all who participated and made it so fantastic!!!!

Be on the lookout for more ROOMSPIRATION tomorrow!!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Roomspiration Blog Hop: Kids Rooms!

Roomspiration today my turn for the blog hop?!?!? Dang it, I *totally* forgot!!!

Hehehe...I'm just joshin' with you all, of course I didn't forget!

I'm pleased as pink punch to be taking part in what has turned out to be *the* bloggy party in the good ol' blogosphere!

Have you gone and checked out the previous parties??? Oh-em-gee. If you like interior design (and I know you do!), then this is a smorgasbord of delish interiors!

And today we are going to be showing off our mini-peeps rooms! Y'know, the wee people...the small humans...the mess makers!


And I say "we" because there is a linky party going on up in here for you to link up your kids rooms and show them off!!!

And I know you all are excited about the big room reveal, right? RIGHT?!? (c;

Without further ado, I present Ms. Skylar's happy place:

Can you tell we enjoy color at our house???

You know what else we like at our house? A great deal...I mean, who doesn't right?

I am a firm believer that it doesn't have to cost a lot to look great (c:

And can you tell I'm an expert photographer? No? Blast.

Here's the run down...

So I'm not generally a cafe length curtain kind of gal, but those pretty babies were on clearance at Tar-jay for less than 5 buckaroos and the color is just phenominal...and also, I don't know if long curtains would actually even look good with that window...and I'm pretty sure I like them.

This happy and colorful bedding was actually a gift from grandma (thanks, ma!), but rumor has it (don't you just love Adele?) that she picked up the set at Kohls for around $35 buck...for the sheets, sham, comforter, and bed skirt!

Major gonga. 
And if you aren't familiar with the word "gonga", you are missing out (c:

This little gallery feature is new to the lil' rugrat's space and I'm pretty pleased at how it came out (can you tell, I'm like patting myself on the back right now...)!

Frames: Large white-Walmart, 2 small white-old frames spray painted white, the "s"-$3 clearance from Hobby Lobby, 2 teal frames-Pottery Barn clearance, less than $10 for both (c: Little ornate frame-Hobby Lobby 50% off

Keep Calm print, I am a Child of God Print and Peacock were won on a blog giveaway from Sugar Fresh, and the flamingo was a free printable from Eastwitching shop

The new and improved Ombre poufs...the other ones didn't survive the move (taps playing in the background)...but I like these even better! They are so quick and easy to make and are so fun and whimsical...make sure you hang them where little hands can't get to them...apparently they also resemble pinatas...

Her cute little bench was a $5 garage sale find and gives some much needed storage for all her crapola treasures. And of course my pillow fettish has to extend to my little baby girl's room...ignore the cheeto marks on the pillows...just focus on the fact that they look darling (c:
 (little teal pillow- hobby lobby $5, xoxo- PB teen, no longer available )c:)

What is on the other wall of her room you say???

Glad you asked! (c:

Her $30 goodwill dresser that I just swapped out the pulls for some cute polka dotted ones from Hobby Lobby (when they were 50% off, natch)...the lamp was a garage sale find, $5 for the pair of them (coat of spray paint for the base and grossgrain ribbon for the shade and viola! Cuteness atop the dresser.), and the mirror is also a garage sale find (if you have been following along for a little while, you might remember it being yellow, but along side the lamp, I like the pink *much* better!)

And I think I would like to end with the shot of the pig (c:

Oh okay, one more shot of the whole shebang:

Now it's *your* turn!

Link up your fun kiddie rooms, I can't wait to see what you all have up your sleeves! (c:

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fashion Friday Mish Mash...

 I'm real excited about this:

Particularly if paired with this or this:

 You can't tell me that teal skirt isn't just perfectly perfect in every way:
Same goes for the pink capris...the color is bright much do you love that cute name? (c;
And I just about peed my pants over this whole thing, but mostly that gorgeous coat:

I would also accept this one:

That blue is absolutely DELISH.
And this got my undivided attention:

Sublime modern Audrey from your favorite and mine.

And just for good measure, we can all use some Kate

I have absolutely no use for this coat, but it's fabulous, so it can stay (c:
And the BIGGEST NEWS of the day...

...Monday is my turn on the Roomspiration Blog Hop!!!!

involving color
love all things bright and beautiful
a la mode
just a touch of gray
the blooming hydrangea
the mustard ceiling
Image Map

That means that I will be revealing the new and improved (and new house) version of my little one's room on Monday!

Teaser Alert:

*STOKED* doesn't even cover it.

I'm giddy like a school girl.

And the bestest part? You all get to link up your kiddos' rooms to the PAR-TAY!!!

This is going to be my first linky party, so I have no idea what I am, I mean, it will be super fun!


Today the Roomspiration blog hop is over at Involving Color partying it up like it's 1999, only *WAY* better. (c:

Go check it out and link up your own room!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Carleton Varney

 Designer Spotlight on Mr. Carleton Varney.

How can you look at the cover of his book and not want to know more about him???

Bring it on, Mr. Color.

There is an entire article on Mr. Varney in House Beautiful that you can check out, but these are a few of the gems that I thought were particularly lovely ( I just feel lady-like when talking about a dude that wears ascots...):

 Crushing on Carleton? You betcha.