Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Crush: Disco Pony

I am no fashion blogger but Zoey from Make Shift Model has created the perfect party dress in my opinion. It is everything I love-- gold, sequins, conservative in the front and party in the back.
Her new line Disco Pony makes me want to move far far away from Raleigh, NC were I can wear sequins on a Monday night.

Hair Rut

I am seriously contemplating bangs. I have never had full on bangs. Maybe a bang--the one that sweeps to the side but not the real deal. Usually these things end up ruining my life for a couple of months. Note to self: Everything looks better on J Crew models.

Anyone had a bad experience with bangs? Warn me now.
My biggest fear is I will have a stringy greasy bang that sticks to my forehead all day aka split bang syndrome.
My second biggest fear is the Lloyd (Dumb and Dumber) bang.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Doug's 30th Birthday Weekend

Happy Belated Birthday to my husband. We were having too much fun this weekend for me to write him a post. Saturday night we had friends over for some tacos and tequila.

Reed in real life.

                         Sunday we spent the afternoon at Doug's parents house.                                           
That is a lot of candles.
 30 going on 5.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Around My House

I had a fancy shmancy dinner party with some of my favorite people. Do not let the "adult like" table fool you, the food was sub par. Turns out there is more to having a super fab dinner party than pretty plates. Note to self: Practice your cooking skills. 

I thought maybe if I distracted my friends with pretty flowers they would not focus on why my pasta noodles were overcooked. 

I forgot to post about these chairs earlier. I ordered them from Stack chairs 4 less. They were super cheap and delivered right to my door. They are a great substitute until we get real outdoor furniture and I figured I could save them if we ever need extra seating for a dinner party. 

Then there is Hank. He looks so sweet. 

Not so much...

A hole. 

The more of my interior design books he eats, the more he looks like the dog on One Kings Lane.

Sort of new sketch 42 print. 
That is all. My mom keeps requesting posts about dogs and Doug but there is not a lot going on around these parts.  

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Pep In Your Step

I'm not going to be blogging much this week (not that I am blogging much lately anyways). I am really busy at work and any free time I have is going to be spent trying to throw together a birthday bash suitable for a 30 year old. Doug is turning 30 this weekend. I know, he is old. He had originally told me he was going to go fishing. Last week he decided he was going to stay at home. I would be an awful wife if I did not celebrate his 30th birthday party in style. Unfortunately, planning an impromptu party results in a lack of blog posts.

In the meantime here is something that adds a little sparkle to your Monday...

If you cannot afford the real thing...


These will do the trick. They are perfect for something like...your husband's 30th birthday. You can find these here.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Weekend Round Up

 I got a new scarf that is too pretty to wear. I plan on doing something silly like cutting it up and framing it.

Doug and I have had an ongoing newlywed battle going on for sometime. We are trying to find a desk for our office. Doug has been all like...

And then I am like...

We finally settled on something we could both live with.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Labor Day

I have not been to the beach any this summer. Doug and I are planning on taking a trip to Charleston for Labor Day. I have been taking advantage of all of the end of summer sales. 
H&M Cover-up(sold out)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Obsessions Round Up

Tufted Ottomans as coffee tables like the one in this House Beautiful spread.

Fall fashion- I think this goes on the list every Friday because I am so over summer.
Obsessed with high waisted jeans and feminine tops from Shopbop.

This Sheridan French tunic would transition great into our late fall beach trips.

Following in the footsteps of Society Social I will be dusting off the old bar cart. I am so excited to see what Roxy has planned for next week.
Stripe awnings. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Society Social

One of my favorite blog friends Roxy from My Cup of Te launched her new line Society Social. You can sign up to get her amazing newsletter.

Want to see more? Alex has an amazing sneak peak on her blog.

Boring Shmoring

I have never been a huge fan of boring.
I stole this from my biggest blog crush Sketch 42.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Laundry Room Ideas for Small Spaces

The first thing you see when you walk in my house is our laundry room. While we have a front door, I have never seen anyone come through it.

I love colorful cabinets. A window would be nice but that is not happening.

This is one of my favorite laundry rooms of all time. I love the sink with the skirt. I do not think I could live with the open shelving.

I think if I had a laundry room like this I would not despise doing laundry. I might even offer to do Doug's. (**cough cough** Doug, are you reading this? I said I would do your laundry-- in exchange for wallpaper and a pretty light fixture. )

Monday, August 8, 2011

Holy kitchen

The cabinets are from Ikea. I can handle that.