Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Falling Water

Being a design lover and a kid at heart, I was so excited the other day to come across a whole new architecture line of Lego's.  I couldn't believe my eyes...Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater House!  That's exciting stuff!  Don't think I wouldn't put this together and have it out on display in my house.  I told my husband about it and he said, "falling what?  Who's Frank Lloyd Wright?"  I'm like, REALLY?  I thought everyone knew that.  Perhaps just the people who've taken any sort of art appreciation class in college.  Go figure...

You can buy it online from Lego for $99.00.  They have some other great models in the architecture line.

There are a ton more.  If you love design, I highly recommend checking it out.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Be still my heart

While browsing blogs yesterday I came across a beautiful black and white horizontal stripe dress.  I immediately thought I had found a dress to wear to the formal Christmas party we're going to in a few weeks until I saw the price tag.  I clicked on the link and it took me to Kate Spade's website and a $478.00 price tag.  I think I need to keep looking.  But I love the dress so much that I just had to share.  It also comes in one of my favorite color combinations, pink and orange. 

striped carolyn dress

striped carolyn dress

I love it.  Classic lines yet fun.

I also wanted to share another black and white beauty that stole my heart a few months ago. 

This stunning gown by Oscar de la Renta.  It's perfection if you ask me. 

Have you seen any amazing dresses lately?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lovely organizer

I recently found (and purchased) this organizer at Target. I absolutely love the pattern and what's not to like about orange and gold???

They had other lovely designs and it was so hard to choose, but I did finally chose this one. And, with a price under $8.00 how could I refuse.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Baby shower with candy bar

This weekend I hosted a baby shower for a dear friend. She's having a girl and it was so fun to decorate with pink for a change. I've got 2 boys and they didn't know what to think with so much pink in the house.

Everything turned out great and the candy bar was a hit! Pink, yellow and orange. Such a pretty combination.

Setting up the candy bar the night before

What a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Bathroom done

Finished the stripes in the bathroom. Love the way it turned out.

Still need to touch up the tan part near the towel holder. The old one fell off and I had to do a patch job. Just need to paint over that and it's all done.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Stripes in half bath

Home alone. What do I do? Paint the half bath of course. Just over half finished and trying to hurry before the kids get back home.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Baby shower

I'm hosting a baby shower in a couple weeks and I'm super excited about all the fun decorating ideas I have. Can't wait to show you pics but until then I'll leave you with a glimpse of the fun pink stripe paper straws that came in the mail last night. Oh, and I can't leave out the fun chevron treat bags...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

White Marble and Windows.... YES!

Just came across what may be my absolute favorite kitchen ever.  I love bright and airy and who doesn't love marble and large windows...  These are images from Stay at Home-ista's fabulous white kitchen. 
Well done!

Be still my heart.  Did you notice there are no wall cabinets?  I love that.  I suppose you would need sweeping views of something beautiful outside to pull off all the windows with no window treatments, but I love it!

If I ever build a dream house, I will surely come back to these images for inspiration.

How do you feel about no upper wall cabinets?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Drapes are hung

Finally got the drapes hung, now I just need to get the room clean so I can take a full room picture. It was clean the other day when the boys spent the night with their grandparents but that didn't last, maybe, a day.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Official candy of fall

Yum... Afternoon snack anyone?

Nothing says fall like tri-color wax coated, creamy candies.  Seriously, they're delicious. 

Not a bad closeup picture from the ol' IPhone either.

Have you enjoyed and candy corn yet?  Perhaps a candy pumpkin?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sneak peek

The new drapery panels came the other day and I was finally able to get two windows done last night. I have one more window to do tonight before the big reveal. But here's a sneak peek for you. I have to say I love the way they look!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Around the house

Here are some iPhone pictures from around the house. I really need to invest in a good camera but I hope these will do for now.

Hope you are having a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Holy Batman....

I could not be more excited about this.  Spoonflower, already loved for their one of a kind fabric, now makes wallpaper!!!  Yes! Not only can you chose from already submitted designs, you can design your own.  I Love it!  Plus, their wallpaper is removable.  Does it get much better than that?  I am already thinking of what I am going to wallpaper. 

Hop over to their site and check it out.

I am thinking of turning our upstairs hall closet into a home office and I think this wallpaper could be perfect.  I'll let you know...

What are your nails wearing?

What are your nails wearing for Fall? I thought a neutral might be a nice change from the bright corals and mints of Summer, so I picked up Sand Tropez from Essie yesterday. I am loving it.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fun time at the beach

We had such a nice time at the beach for Labor Day. It was so wonderful watching the kids play and spending time with family. Already looking forward to our trip next Summer.

My little man in his Uncle's Carolina hat.  (we're Wake Forest fans)

Kiddos watching a street magician as we waited for our table.

Sweet cousins playing in the baby pool!