Monday, March 2, 2015

March Style Guide

I have been coveting an original piece from NGS for since I discovered Kristin on Instagram. The colors and shapes draw me in every time. They even offer some affordable minis for the new collector. 

Opal Everything
I have had an obsession with opals for as long as I can remember. My mom had a dainty one I would wear all the time when I was little. Will's birthstone happens to be an opal. Lucky me him. My favorite sources are Mociun and Wwake

The Perfect Nude Sandal 
I am on the hunt for the perfect pair of strappy nude sandals. A classic staple to get me through wedding season.

J Crew New Arrivals
I am loving the nude colors with pops of Tidewater blue. 

4 Months

William is 4 months old. He weighs 16.3 lbs and is 25 inches long. New tricks include- rolling side to side and flipping from his stomach to his back. His favorite things are his dogs, his reflection and Johnny Cash.

We had his 4 month check up and we were told we can no longer wait in the 'Newborn' section. Someone make time slow down. 


Last week was sort of like...
The Turtle is going through some sort of growth spurt and acting like a maniac. He cannot get enough milk. 
That mixed with severe cabin fever after a week of snow/ice/no power has me feeling a little stir crazy. 
Luckily, it was nothing a glass of wine and a hair cut could not solve.  I have only had one haircut in over a year. Things were getting out of control. 

I went in wanting this. I quickly came to my senses. The last thing I need to do is go platinum blonde with a 4 month old. Ain't nobody got time for that (or money). 

It turned out more like a Mom lob. This picture was meant for my BFF only, but I have lost all dignity since having a child. It is a free for all at this point. 

I cannot physically restrain myself from posting baby pictures. He will not stop doing cute things. 

I think we are all dreaming of warmer weather. I love the idea of a swing for our screened porch. This one from Ballard is good looking and on sale. 

I am still messing around with ideas for my front room. Hopefully, we will start painting this week.

More adventures in cooking. I made Drunken Spaghetti, a favorite dish from our Italy trip two years ago. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lou and Grey Sale

The biggest thing since Lululemon and Uggs, $60 sweat shirts from Lou and Grey. I know I am not the only person who has a problem spending a small fortune on lounge clothes. Luckily, you can skip the Lou and Grey store and my girl Ann Taylor will hook you up. Extra 40% off sale. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Stay Warm

We are hunkering down waiting for the sleet/ice storm . It makes me wish I could curl up around a cozy, old fireplace. 

I have a slight obsession with mantles and surrounds. I love symmetry and patina. 
I always have my eyes peeled for vintage mantles. 
This is one of my favorites from Furlow Gatewood. I love the classic slate surround and an old mirror trimmed out. 

 This mantle comes from one of my favorite apartment tours, Rebecca De Ravenel. This was not original to the apartment. It shows you can add you own character. 

Mark D. Sikes has another one of my favorite mantles of all time. 

I always check out Craigslist and Ebay for old mantles, usually with very little luck. Any local sources that are worth checking out?

Friday, February 13, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Formal Living Room Design

I am trying my best to use all pieces from around my house to redo my formal living room, but Colefax and Fowler's Bowood  keeps tempting me. This is one of my favorite fabrics of all time. A pair of chairs would be timeless. 

Do you have a favorite fabric that you cannot seem to shake? Mine always tend to be chintzy florals. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Shut it Down, Piperlime.

 Gap has decided to shut down Piperlime, which could mean big sales for you and me.  Everything I have read states the site will be closed for business by the end of February.
Everything on the site is 25% off with the code XOXOPL (ends today).

Shop some of my favorites...

Monday, February 9, 2015

Big Weekend

This weekend was one for the books. Will finally got to meet his BFF Hunter. 

In a cruel twist of life events, my best friend who was pregnant with me ended up moving 2 1/2 hours away a couple weeks before Will was born. I am not going to lie, I have been kind of heartbroken.  

I finally got to meet her nugget and I already love him like he is my own. 


Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Great American House is For Sale

We have been house hunting for over a year and finally my dream house has come on the market. The only thing standing in my way is 600 miles and 9.9 million dollars. Designed by Gil Schafer and Miles Redd, 1190 Chestnut Ridge Road makes me think irrational thoughts. Like how much are kidneys going for these days? You only need one, right? I would be such a good country mouse. 
This video.  Sold.