Monday, December 31, 2012

Favorite Blogs of 2012

My round up of 2012 roundup includes some of my favorite ladies. This year they have had some huge accomplishments and inspire me daily. You should check them out.

What are some of your favorite blogs of 2012? Do tell.

Currently Obsessed: Home Wishlist

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Goodbye 2012: A Year In Review

This year has been absolutely crazy. It started with demolishing our hideous kitchen.
This picture pretty much sums up the first three months of 2012.

We celebrated our first anniversary.

We finished the kitchen and it was 100% worth all of the trouble.

My favorite friend got married in DC.

I finished up a fun design project for Booth Custom.

Doug and I had a much needed vacation in Oriental, NC.

Spent a long weekend in OIB to celebrate Doug's 31st Birthday!

My favorite part of 2012 was our trip to Italy.

Our house was featured on The Everygirl which was a huge accomplishment. Our house has been a labor of love and it feels good to finally be at a place where we can enjoy it. 

New Facebook Page

I finally caved in a created a Facebook page against my better judgment. 
In the new year I am hoping to have more furniture finds. If you are interested, become a follower on Facebook to be the first to know what is for sale. 

You can also follow via BlogLovin.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Signing off

I am signing off until the new year. I hope everyone has a happy holiday and you are surrounded by the ones you love.

The Shorts

Thursday, December 20, 2012

SheInside- What's the deal?

I am a big believer if it looks too good to be true, it usually is.
Have yall heard of SheInside? Chances are you have at least seen this sweater all over Pinterest.

My question is have any of you actually ordered from the site?
It seems a little sketch.  The clothes are adorable and the prices are very reasonable.  The reviews are super mixed. Reminds me a lot of the J Crew/Ebay bubble necklace craze this summer.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bedroom on the Brain

I have been messing with different ideas for my bedroom. I am going to keep my bed, lamps, campaign desk and ghost chair. I keep going back to a red and navy color scheme. I really would love a neutral bedroom. No matter how hard I try, I am not a beige girl. In my next adult house, I have a feeling I will tone things down but right now I just want to have fun with patterns and colors.
Are you a sophisticated beige girl or do you gravitate towards color?

Weekend Recap

Wedding celebration for a sweet friend.

Saturday morning I woke up to breakfast in bed and this smiley face.

Saturday night we had a few friends over before a Holiday party.

Doug had his first job as the host.

Blurry picture of my little friends.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Birthday Weekend

The older you get the harder it becomes to get all of your friends together. I am a huge fan of my birthday because it forces all of my friends to hang out with me. To me, there is nothing better than getting everyone I love in one room. This weekend is full of birthday celebrations and holiday parties. Best birthday present ever!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Home for the Holidays

Today I am over on Isuwanne sharing my home's Christmas list. If you put it out into blog world it will come true, right? If anyone can make your home dreams come true it is Mrs. Meares.

Birthday Wishes

Things of note:
No, I am not really asking for a car. We are having some car issues and this is just my dream car. (It is called a wish list, I am wishing.)
Jo Malone's new fragrance is amazing. It is super masculine and wintery. 
What is up with all the monograms?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Weekend Recap + Winner and Coupon Code

This weekend Doug and I locked ourselves in the house and watched the entire first season of Homeland. Super productive.

In more interesting news...
A winner has been announced for the Lash Clothing giveaway.
Go here to see if you won!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Campaign Bar/Sideboard For Sale!(SOLD)

It is a sad day. I have no where for my favorite bar/sideboard thingy to live. 
I am very attached to it.   I really want it to go to a good home, someone who loves it as much as I do. 

This thing has a ton of storage and the top folds out into a sideboard. Kind of awesome for parties. $150.
Email me at
if you are interested. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Favorite Color Combo

One of my favorite color combos-
Red, royal blue, hot pink

I am using this as inspiration to finally start working our poor bedroom. It is the last room in the house to get some love. I love pops of red, blue and pink in a neutral room.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


I have been going through some old pictures looking for a Christmas card photo. It makes me miss my DSLR. One of the main reasons I started blogging was because I loved photography. I had a camera glued to my face and needed somewhere to put my pictures. 

I could probably count on one hand the number of times I have picked up my camera this year and honestly, it makes me sad. I am going to make a goal to put down the Instagram and pick up my camera more often. 

$100 Lash Clothing Giveaway! (CLOSED)

LASH Clothing is a new online boutique, started by Ashley Dodd and Lauren Priest. They both worked together at a local boutique while attending East Carolina University. They discovered they had a serious passion for fashion and decided that no time was better than the present to start a boutique of their own. They carry some of my favorite brands like Amanda Uprichard, Hyla Dewitt, Nation LTD, Love Quotes, and Rory Beca. The website offers a personal stylist feature. No clue what to wear to your holiday party? Ask the stylist. 

LASH has been nice enough offer a $100 Gift Certificate (JUST IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY PARTIES)

How to enter:
1. Follow LASH Clothing on Facebook and tell me what you would buy with your gift certificate in the comment section. 
2. For an extra entry, follow The Long and Short of it via Google Friend Connect. 

*Make sure to leave a comment for both**

I will draw a RANDOM winner Wednesday, December 12th. 

Good luck!


The winner of the $100 Gift Certificate is #7 Julie.
(The winner was random. I asked my husband to pick a number between 1 and 62)

Lash has been sweet enough to give everyone a discount code:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Scout Guide: Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill

Friday night I was introduced to a new website The Scout Guide. I got a glimpse at the new guide for Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill and was blown away. Obviously, being a blogger I am overly enthusiastic about design and photography. The editor and local Raleigh photographer, Nick Pironoio, knocked it out of the park. The guide features small businesses in Raleigh. It was great to see some of the local businesses I frequent featured, and even better to be introduced to some new places.