Monday, August 30, 2010

Temple St. Clair for Target

I know this is old news but I am so in love with the Temple St. Clair for Target. Sunday afternoon I had to go buy and pick up a little something for myself.

{prices range from 29.99-39.99}

Here is the real deal.
Temple St. Clair
Only $32,000

Why hello there.

I have been busy, busy, busy. This weekend I went to Kiawah Island, South Carolina for a...

There was a lot of this, this, and of course

This is where girls in their late 20s dance awkwardly in a circle and pretend they do not have jobs and mortgages. It is a really fun game and I suggest you try it in your free time.

A little windy...

Needless to say, I have still not finished the dresser. Before I finish one project I really enjoy starting another project to really stress myself out.

New mirror = time to finish the gallery wall. Sexy, eh?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Birthdays and Beaches

I am heading out of town for a long weekend in Charleston with these hot ladies because Beth is getting married.

Happy Birthday Mom!(on Sunday) You are the best mom in the entire world. I could not function without you! I hope you have a wonderful day and I wish I could be with you. Sweet Christmas sweater. For anyone who does not know my mother she loves Christmas( this picture was probably taken in July...she just loves it that much).

Happy Birthday Doug! Doug turns 29 on Saturday. I am a wonderful fiance and will not be in town. I am trying to make sure he gets use to this early on in our relationship so he knows what to expect. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and you catch a lot of fish. I like you a lot and am really glad you were born.

I just looked at a calendar and I am out of town every weekend until October 16th. Just hearing that makes me tired. Have a good weekend.

Wedding Inspiration

Navy, light blue, ivory, and pale green.

Style Me Pretty- Sylvie Gil Photography

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wallpaper Wednesday

Graham and Brown

Farrow and Ball


Thoughts, questions, concerns

Love it? Indifferent? Over it?

True life. I love convex mirrors. I do not think that will ever go away.I am just wondering if the love for the eagle will go away or maybe it already has??

Monday, August 23, 2010


I am glad it is over and I don't have to hear the word "proverbial" ever again. I don't think she even knows what it means.

Lesson Learned

So, I am pretty new to the furniture painting. I wish
I would have gotten the memo that red paint takes
900 coats and a white primer is NOT IDEAL.
Still not finished but getting closer.

This is after about 5 coats. Only 2 more to go...
I got a really helpful tip. Whenever you are painting
something red you should go with a gray primer (thanks Jaime)

Friday, August 20, 2010

April showers bring May flowers..

In my head I always thought (not that I thought about it too much) that I would get married in the fall. Fall is my favorite season, especially in the NC mountains. I love fall clothes, colors, and the crisp weather. It reminds me of college football and the fair.

In life things do not always work out how you planned. I like Doug ( a lot) and cannot wait to marry him. I was not willing to rush the wedding plans but I also did not want to wait 2 years to get married. So MAY it is...

Ideas for a spring wedding:

Ashley Meaders is amazing.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Purple Inspiration

via Domino

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dresser Progress

There is a lot of painting and waiting.

Hopefully I will have something to show you realllllll soon.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I know I post something aboutEmersonmade once a week but they won't stop.


{i still like mine better}

Monday, August 16, 2010

On the look out

I am looking for blue and white vases. Lots of them. On a budget. Now that all of the big wedding things are taken care of I can do fun stuff like dress up tables.

For the record, I would like to drink a lot of these this week. Yes, this is how I deal with stress. It usually does not help. You just become stressed with a headache.

Friday, August 13, 2010

the old me and the new me.

the old me would have bought this and not thought twice. the new me has a mortgage and has to be responsible. the old me would eat cereal and ketchup buns for 2 weeks straight to get the dress. the new me has another person to think about when preparing dinner (not that i even really prepare dinner ever). the old me would have convinced myself it was "ok" becasue it is on sale. the new me says $340 for a dress is you what kind of rug i could get with that?



Happy Friday!

Me and RoyBear

Weekend Plans Include-

Going shopping and painting furntiure. Here are the things on my list--

Target Sandals- a friend at work had on these shoes and they are so cute and only $22 dollars. Yes, please.

J Crew Romper

Chevron Pillows

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dresser Makeover

Red it is. I need this to look something like...


via Ruthie Sommers

Anyone have any favorite red paint colors? I am going on a hunt this weekend but would love to hear any suggestions.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Campaign Dressers

I found these on Craigslist yesterday. I literally could not do anything until I went and got them. My obsession with campaign dressers is out of control. These just happen to be exceptionally good looking.

A little something like this makes me feel happy inside.

via Lonny

Now what color? I am thinking red could be pretty sexy.

New Favorites

I am in love with all of these blue Ikat bags popping up.

I got this bag back in April at Shop Bop.

Cleobella Bag at Revolve

Anthropologie Bag

Did you know?

I love Tuesdays. Tuesdays are when new CDs are released on iTunes and when Anthropologie updates the sale racks.

Ikat bowl. Yep, it's finally on sale.

Tie-dyed Bobbies

Pueblo Dress

United Front Sandals

Monday, August 9, 2010

Wedding Website

Wedding websites are boring. I about fell asleep trying to update ours tonight. We are making progress on the bedroom...there has been some painting but no headboard construction.

Wedding Website! Check it out and tell me how boring it is.

Looking for pictures for the website made me think of why I am marrying this man who refuses to wallpaper my entryway.

Reason #1- He does not like to wear shirts. It took me a while to find a picture of him clothed.

Reason #2-There was this one time when he spent 3 weeks painting perfect stripes on the worlds longest wall (to avoid getting wallpaper)

Reason #3- He can play the first 30 seconds of every country song ever written.

Reason # 4- His mad face makes me laugh really hard because he looks like Zoolander. This is usually the look I get when I talk about wallpaper, J Crew, or Real Housewives. I am thankful I have this blog to get out all my girly thoughts. I know he appreciates it and I appreciate all of you for reading and helping me stay sane :)

He thinks all I do is "hate on men" so I had to prove him wrong. Hopefully this will be the buttering up I need to get wallpaper :)