Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Update and Thank You

I cannot say thank you enough for all of the support we received last week while trying to sell our house. You all shared it on Facebook and told your friends. It really means the world to me and makes me want to start putting more love back into this blog.

I feel like I owe everyone an explanation after broadcasting we were selling our house over the Internet. Last week we were under contract on another house, so we decided to put our house on the market. The house was on the market less than 24 hours before we realized that the new house was not going to work for our family. We were faced with a really hard decision and ultimately decided that we could not sell our house at this time. I was disappointed my "dream house" did not work out, but that is life. The house hunting process is an emotional roller coaster and I am just sad, that by listing our house we brought other people on our ride. I hate to think that our actions caused someone disappointment. We are still actively looking so if you hear of anything going on the market, let me know!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Moving On | House for Sale

A lot has transpired in the past 4 days...

Friday we made an offer on a house, left for the beach,  and the offer was accepted.  I feel like we have had so many ups and downs with the house hunt it was not expected. We literally had one day to get our house ready to put on the market.  

I never thought I would get sentimental about our house, but as we get ready to list it this week I am starting to feel a little sad. I hated everything about this stupid ranch with cream carpet and nasty bathrooms when we bought it. Over the past couple years we transformed it into something I was proud to call my home. We painted every wall ourselves and made so many memories. I started a blog to document the progress of our house and ended up getting a job that I love because of it. I hope it goes to someone who loves it as much as I do. 

The house is going on the market later this week, but I thought I would give readers a sneak peek. If you live in Raleigh and have friends who are interested in the North Hills area please send them my info and I will give them details. 

























Tuesday, June 24, 2014

D. Porthault Look For Less

My dreams are made of D. Porthault's traditional, feminine linens. Unfortunately, my budget has no room for sheets that cost $1000. I came across the new collection at Zara Home and I fell hard. They look so expensive to me. I ordered a set and will let you know how they feel.

Friday, June 20, 2014

SOFA FOR SALE! (SOLD)

Bernhardt sofa for sale! It is like new. I actually tried to sell it last year and had a ton of interest. My other sofa fell through and I ended up keeping it. 
$900 OBO. 

*It is for sale until someone picks it up from my house. Email me at jessicaepley@gmail.com*
Similar sofas retail for $2500 on Horchow.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Thoughts on random things...

Let's start with the new Domino.  First of all, Sally King Benedict is as aesthetically pleasing as her art.  I really enjoyed her feature and would really like her hair. Unfortunately, the rest of the issue did not impress me as much as the cover. Listen, I get that not every person in the world loves colorful, chintzy, southern style but I expect just a little diversity from Domino. Every single wall in the entire issue is white. While I am not a white wall girl, I get the appeal. It just seems like everything is starting to blend together. Paint your wall white, slap up a Gray Malin piece and call it a day. I want more.

Speaking of color and style, my favorite blogger Bailey stopped blogging this week. I am not going to lie, I am kind of devastated. She is where I find most of my inspiration. She uses color and patterns in a way that is  sophisticated and timeless. She does not take her style seriously, but it feels so refined. In the past year and half blogging has changed so much. Everything became glossy and it feels like there is so much more hate floating around the internet. I cannot say I blame her, but I really hope this is not the last time we will hear from her.



I am addicted to Bravo's new reality TV show, Ladies of London. I cannot decide if I want to be Annabelle or Marissa. The style is amazing.

Interesting article from Design Sponge about asking for what you want.

I am in love with this beveled marble tile for a kitchen backsplash. It is fancy.

I could watch this SYTYCD audition and never get tired of it. Make it full screen!



Friday, June 13, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer Wish List

Rebecca Taylor Lace Dress | Tassel Earrings | The It Shoe (forget Rock Studs- these are the perfect shoe)| Maxi | Fringe Necklace | Dress Shorts | Blazer (my favorite- check out the print up close)

Friday, June 6, 2014

5 Things to Try This Weekend...

(that do not require spending a lot of money)


 I want to try out this marbling tutorial from Martha. I am thinking dinner napkins.

A new recipe involving pimento cheese and squash blossoms. Anyone know where you can find squash blossoms in Raleigh? I am always on the look out.

 Paint your front door. A gallon of paint can do big things.

Try moving some art around. Hanging pieces above your casings is unexpected and chic.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Yeahh...you basic.


CollegeHumor's Favorite Funny Videos

While we are discussing types of bitches. What are you?
 90 Types of Bitches from a 3rd Grader

Top 5 | Favorite Bedrooms

 I have realized that I am attracted to over the top masters. I love a granny canopy. This black and white scallop is one of my favorites.
(I cannot find the orignial source to this picture. For some reason I think it is from Lonny. Anyone?)
Blue and white + canopy + Mark Sikes. This is pretty much sums up my entire style. The duvet fabric is Carolina Irving. Another great from Lonny.
I have professed my love for Ashley Whittaker many times on this blog. This bedroom solidifies my love. In my very personal opinion, this is as classic as it gets. I see a pattern- expensive canopies.
This is one of my favorite headboards of all time. I think this room feels more attainable and easier to replicate on a realistic budget. I would LOVE to see the rest of the room. 
(I have no source on this picture)
This is another bedroom I love that feels attainable. It is just easy and pretty, typical Suellen Gregory.