Friday, October 29, 2010

I love this (these)


Thank you Restoration Hardware for manufacturing furniture that I long for and cashmere ballet slippers that my feet passionately desire!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ole Fashion Sleeper!

Call me crazy, but I want to invest in a Twin Sleeper! .......................................................

Now that the crickets have stopped chirping, let me explain my thought process.

a) Our cozy little bungalow only comes with two bedrooms;
b) My family lives on the other side of the world! (also known as Atlanta and Birmingham); and
c) I am really tired of pulling out the blow up mattress when more than two people come to visit.

And the best part of the deal, sleepers are not as ugly as I remember! 

Here are my front runners.......
(via Haverty's)

Not only are these guys pratical, they would be perfect reading chairs!

Whose on board now????

Monday, October 25, 2010

My one comment...

I try not to say much about college football,  especially Auburn football. Don't get me wrong....I love my Auburn Tigers, but I know we have all been apart of  a football season (or seasons) were our team is having a great year! 

I realize we may be the next team to fall, but for this week ( and possibly this week only), we are ranked number 1!!!!


Friday, October 22, 2010

I would love this........

or these accessories!

(Photo: Albert Michael/ Umbrella and Rain boots: Target)

Today's soggy weather makes me long for a clear umbrella and grey rain boots. 
Thank heavens it is Friday! 

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Even though our furniture is wrapped in plastic and the painters have decided to camp out in our study, I am still convicted to decorate the ole homestead in honor of Fall. So this past weekend, I went on a scavenger hunt to find the perfect items to bring our mantle to life.  

First, I found an old vases and gave it a facelift with a hot glue gun and some twine.


I then made a quick trip to Hobby Lobby with $10 in hand.  30 minutes later, I returned to my car with these twigs.


Next, I went outside and started picking up all the acorns I could find (which wasn't many since all the squirrels in Tulsa gather in our yard!)


I then threw some books, pretty orange candles and my dollar pumpkin from Target up on the mantle.  I was about to call it a day, when I decided to trim some of the twigs.  I went to grab the wire clippers from the garage when the sea of tools parted and I saw (for the first time) j's deer antlers.  I snapped them up and run inside! As I am running to the mantle, J tells me that antlers are "boy toys" and not meant for decorations.....


$10 and a sulking husband later, our mantle is ready for Fall....


and the mirror is in need of a good cleaning.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Home Stretch (or so I am told)

Hello wood floors! More pictures (and better quality) to come soon!

Friday, October 15, 2010

I love this.....

look for autumn!

(via Primark)

(via Primark)

(via Primark)
Now I just need to book a quick flight to the other side of the pond.! Why do some stores not have online ordering capabilities?

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


When J and I married, I new what I had signed up for.....I knew that part of this marriage deal was moving to tornado alley. Growing up in Alabama, I was well trained in severe weather action plans. My family did not respect severe weather as I felt they should! So I would hold semi-quarterly tornado drills in case such disaster struck. Looking back, I can see where this fear of storms might have been considered a bit extreme. I will admit the tornado survival kit did take up plenty of space in my closet and everyone hated being around me in bad weather due to the waterfall of tears I produced, but when the sirens went off I would spring to action!

What was the family plan you ask.....
First, corral family to an interior room (followed by begging dad to join us).
Second, grab a pillow (as well as my bible because someone had to start praying for dad's safety!).
Finally assume the tornado position with the pillow securely placed over the head.

All this to say....tornado safety....I can handle....Earthquake safety is another story! This morning I experienced my first earthquake....OK so it was only a 5.1 magnitude "tremor". But still.....I my computer screen was shaking!

So in lieu of this recent event, I decided I should brush up research earthquake survival information so J and I can be prepared! 

I wanted to share the first thing I have learned......Did you know that earthquakes happen frequently in Oklahoma?!?!?!  Well thanks to the following survey, I am now considering earthquake insurance!!! (oh of course I am only kidding....kinda....)

I shall now go prepare our earthquake disaster relief kit.  I will have to clean J's shoes out of the closet for this one.........

Friday, October 8, 2010

I love this.....

 wise ole owl cookie jar!

I seriously have become slightly obsessed with this little guy since I saw him!  I think he would look absolutely perfect in our kitchen! 

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fancy Floors!

As our little construction projects trudges into week six, I am happy to report they have begun refinishing all the hardwood floors!  Yes my friends.....I finally see that little sliver of light at the end of the tunnel called home construction.  And that snippet of sunshine is calling shouting my name!

So in honor of our hardwoods (and to share some of the coolest floors I have ever seen), I have decided to dedicate today's post to all those beautiful painted hardwood floors out there! 

(via decor pad) 

 (via decorpad)

 (via karen oakley)

I may have a fun little project waiting for me in the very near future..............

Friday, October 1, 2010

I love this.....

look for my legs!

(image via Lucky)

In order to accomplish this look, I would first need this.....

 (image via j. crew)

followed by these....

(image via piperlime)

or these.....

(image via piperlime)

or these!

  (image via j. crew)

 And as a side note....I love these too!

  (image via j. crew)

 Hope everyone has a great weekend!