Friday, June 29, 2012

Tartan and Sequins Feature

Tartan and Sequins has me blushing today. They chose me as their "Girl Crush" of the week. It is kind of a big deal because these ladies have some amazing taste. You should probably go, check it out and follow their blog.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Around the house...

Due to a hectic schedule, I am still working on finishing my dining room. I started the initial planning in January. For some reason, I just cannot get my ish together. Maybe it is because before I can finish one project, I start another one. I have been itching to find a way to get this rug into my house. It finally came to me in the shape of a pagoda mirror. My current entry way was the very first thing I did when we first moved in. Since that time, I feel like my taste has changed so much.  I figured if I put a skirt over my table, I already have the mirror, lamps and ginger jars. I can give my entry way a huge facelift with just a rug.  Rationalization. More for me than you...


Is anyone else a crazy person and change their mind all of the time?  


Currently Obsessed: Classics


Guest Post: gratefully inspired

I have been majorly dropping the blogging ball lately. Lots of late guest posts, sporadic blogging and pretty boring junk posts. I forgot to mention that wrote a guest post for my friend Denise at gratefully inspired yesterday.  Denise's blog is adorable, just like her. She is an amazing writer and look forward to her posts every day.  I am over there handing out marriage advice, which is comical. I think I should stick to wallpaper and maxi skirts. In other news, I cannot upload pictures on my blog. WTF? 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Booth Custom Opening- Five Points


 I am so excited to share some pictures from the Booth Custom Opening Party. Booth Custom is a husband and wife team, who focus on engagement rings and heirloom restoration.  They recently opened up a store in Five Points.  I have had the pleasure of working with Brian and Lily for the past couple of months.  They trusted me enough to let me decorate the entire store.  








Brian and Lily made my engagement ring, wedding band and anniversary band. They are  so talented. Ladies, if you are thinking about getting engaged you need drop some hints to the fiancé. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Weekend Recap

This weekend Doug and I took a much needed break. We went to a little sailing town called Oriental, NC.  There was lots of bike riding and fishing. 






I had a crazy week last week and I cannot wait to show you what I was working on. Pictures tomorrow...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Blind People Problems

 Warby Parker makes my visually challenged life a little better. If your vision is 20/200 you can probably relate. I waited like 2 years to get new glasses because I am cheap. Finally, I broke down ordered these a couple of months ago. Never paying over $100 for glasses ever again. 


**this is not an advertisement. all crazy thoughts are my own. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Note to Self

My next house...

A little cheetah on the stairs.


Blue, white and red. So fresh, so clean. 

More puppies.

This wallpaper.

 Feeling rather inspired tonight. 




Sunday, June 17, 2012

Weekend Recap

There was some furniture hoarding...


and puppy stalking.

An attempt to have a date night when golf is on. 

Happy Father's Day!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Whitlock and Co. Giveaway Winner!

I am a little late on announcing a winner. Better late than never. 

The winner of the Whitlock and Co. Giveaway is...

Congrats!!
*Winner is chosen by Random.org

Monday, June 11, 2012

Kitchen Renovation: Before & After

Our kitchen is FINALLY done. Honestly, it was not as bad as I expected.  We started the renovation in early March. The kitchen was not functional for about 6 weeks. I have been holding off showing y'all because I was waiting on our hardware and lighting to come in, both were on back order. Story of my life. I feel like I have built up this huge, dramatic reveal and it is pretty basic. I could not be any happier. Who does not love a good before and after? 



BEFORE:

AFTER:







BEFORE:


AFTER:

BEFORE: 

AFTER: Wall came down

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Weekend Recap: Kelsey's Baby Shower

  This weekend I helped host my first baby shower!
We had friends come from out of town and we had a big weekend. 
I am still trying to recover...

Hostesses















I am finally going to put up pictures of the kitchen renovation tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Neutral Tote: Splurge vs. Steal


In the market for a tote?
 Tory Burch "Robinson" Tote                                 Zara Shopper Basket 


Whitlock & Co. Giveaway Palm Pillow Giveaway!

I was looking for some throw pillows for my new patio furniture and came across Whitlock and Co.  on Etsy. Everything in her store is ADORABLE and AFFORDABLE. It is hard to find an good looking pillow these days that won't break the bank.  Becky was sweet enough to offer one of my readers her "Palm Pillow." I cannot wait to mix it with some canopy stripes.  





All you have to do is...
1) Check out Whitlock and Co.  on Etsy. Let me know which pillow is your favorite!
2)  Become a follower of The Long and Short of It via Google. 



*This giveaway is only open for U.S. Residents only. 

Make sure to check back on Friday for a winner! 
Good luck!