Friday, December 31, 2010

A New Year

2010 has been a wonderful year...

-I married a man who loves me when I am trying to impersonate Micheal Jackson in song and dance...and when I am crying for no reason...he is the best!

-I made irreplaceable memories with friends and my sweet family (which doubled after the wedding ;)

-I got my first "real" job

-I went skiing for the first time

-I visited the Biltmore for the second time; this time around I was able to appreciate it much more

-I went sailing on a real sailboat in New England

-I watched one of my best friends graduate from OCS and head off to the NAVY

-I fell in love with Thai food

-I Started this blog

I hope that 2011 is just as wonderful!

It is so easy to fall into a routine of going to work, coming home grabbing a bite to eat and then sitting in front of TV or computer until its time to hit the hay and do it all over again... Time is precious and something that we can not get back. I encourage everyone to try something new, maybe sign up for a painting or dancing class, volunteer, and be more aware and sensitive to the needs of those around you and lend a hand where you can.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Unexpected Find

I stumbled across these great pillows today at Home Goods! I have been wanting some like this for a while now and I was so excited to find them at a reasonable price!

I really like this one on my new loveseat. It breaks things up a bit with all of the pillows that came with the sofas things were beginning to feel a little too matchy matchy.

Although these pillows are not made of real grain sacks, the one above comes the closest with the colored stripes down the middle. In the 18th century farmers relied on these colorful stripes to distinguish one farms sack grain from anothers, sometimes the sacks would even have hand stitched initials or the family crest embroidered on them.

For now this little crown has found a home on our bed.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

White Christmas

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Merry Christmas from a very white Chattanooga! I hope everyone enjoys the snow and time with friends and family! XOXO

Monday, December 20, 2010

So Happy!

Yay for a short work week! I am so ready to enjoy the holidays with family and friends!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I think this is a great way to re-purpose an old frame for the holidays.
Country Living

Monday, December 13, 2010


Magic...Egyptian Magic!
My skin has been looking dry and life less lately...I am going to blame it on the winter weather! To bright up I am about to purchase Egyptian Magic. Two things have helped me come to the decision that this cream is the right one.
1) I have a co-worker who's mom came in to visit the other day, and I though it was his of course after telling him he had a "hot momma" no I didn't say that...I asked how did she stay looking so young and fresh? He informed me that she used Egyptian Magic! I googled this mysterious and intriguing cream but did not add it to my shopping cart.

2) This is sad that I had to have a celebrity seal the deal, but in this months InStyle magazine Kate Hudson lists Egyptian Magic as one of her must haves! So I have to try it...because she always looks so great, and if I am mistaking peoples mothers for their sisters then you know its going to work!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Coffee Table Books

I would love all these books on my coffee table!
All available on Amazon

Friday, December 10, 2010


I love Reeses Witherspoons hair color in this picture. I am getting my hair "did" on Saturday if I come outwith this color I will be a happy girl ;)

Thursday, December 9, 2010


I love old mirrors with unique shapes and chippy paint! I wish I could put some over my sofa but they would reflect the so cute...

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Problem

Okay so this is not a serious problem! But non the less it is still a it is...I have trouble finishing craft projects! I get all excited about something cute I am going to make, go out and buy all the supplies, start work, and then get tired of it and shove it in a drawer! I have about three different projects that are incomplete at the moment... I really want to make some grain sack pillows, but I guess I really should finish what I have already started...Right?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

They Have Arrived...

Happy Holidays...My new sofa and loveseat have arrived! I have taken a few pictures of the new goods and some of my Christmas decorations.
I am really pleased with the way the sofa and loveseat turned out, however they are so big I feel as though they make the rest of my furniture tiny.

I painted my coffee table navy a few weeks ago and it is a nice change from the red it used to be, and goes well with the accent pillows I chose.

I still like the wall display behind the sofa but with all the other changes I am ready for something new, instead of a grouping I am thinking maybe one big piece... what that may be I have no idea...but I am on the hunt.

The TREE decorated in blue, green, and silver framed with my "frugal find" Country Living chairs from the BIG -K!

From left to right...the first fabric is what my new curtains are made of. I love the pattern on this fabric but I am thinking I am going to put these in my dinning room and maybe try to find some fabric that has a touch of blue, I feel like I have a lot of cream going on in the living room and the blue might help anchor things.

The next fabric is what the sofa and loveseat are covered mom and I spent 3 hours in the furniture store trying to choose just the right fabric. I wanted something neutral so I could just change my accessories to have completely different looks; I also wanted a fabric that was going to be durable. We choose a khaki made of 100% cotton, many would agree that a blend even 95% cotton 5% rayon would have been more durable...but I think it will hold up just fine, and I really like the look 100% cotton!

The next two fabrics are what the accent pillows are covered in. I knew I wanted blues but my choices at the store were somewhat limited so the leopard print is not something I ever thought I would choose but I think its fun and a little unexpected!

Okay so this bookcase is not my first choice of bookcases by any means...but the little wicker bookcase from my childhood could no longer hold up all the books and nick-nacks I wanted to display so this will do for now.

Key ornament $1.00 at Wally World...they really have the cutest ornaments this year!

I have only purchased a few new Christmas decorations this year, but the lighted branches are my favorite buy from Ace Hardware.

One of my all time favorite pieces is this corner shelf my mom and I found in Alabama at a cute little shop called Bloosm

This is my mini sourdough ornament tree in the dinning room.

The dinning room is my next project, right now it is empty and I am on the hunt for a dinning room table and of course a much needed HUGE hutch!

*Hope you enjoyed this Christmas cheer*

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Today I will be eating homemade chile and watchin the GAME with the fam!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Baby It's Cold Outside

It has finally gotten cold here in the South. Here are some items to help keep you warm and cozy, just don't leave the house wearing them!
Fuzzy house shoes. My feet are always cold and I mean always...these would keep them warm for sure.

A snuggie! I know, I know so corny but I got one last year for Christmas and I will never give it up it is wonderful!

Hot hot coffee! I love New England brand coffees.

A pile of books you have been meaning to read.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, November 19, 2010

Wedding Blogs

Okay so after looking at wedding blogs everyday for months to get ideas for my own wedding I am still looking at them....Look at this cute wedding from Full Bouquet.