Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Things I Love Tuesday

Today's TILT is short - I am obsessed with Beyonce's Run the World.  If you need a pick-me-up or just want to watch some fierceness, check out this video. The Bomb!

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Monday, June 17, 2013

How to make a work shower work

My friend {and boss} is getting married and some coworkers/friends and I threw her a wedding shower at our office. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned my crafty soulmate Erin - she was a huge part of the planning. We took over the boardroom, decorated with cupcakes and washi tape flags, paper seashells and polka dot garland, bird of paradise arrangements and lots of good food.

Erin made this cute gift bag with a simple paper gift bag from Dollar Tree and a seashell cutout from the Cricut. Gorgeous!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

It's coming along

One of the reasons I love our house - all the natural light. Big windows and lots of sunshine. The big BUT - I feel like all of our furniture is dark and not with the whole open and airy feel of our home.  And we're not rich so the brown couch and dark wood stays but I have plenty of ideas to brighten up our dreary furniture.

The entry way needed a table so I hopped on over to Wayfair and bought this bad boy. It's perfect for the space and adds a little color to the bare walls.

We've added this sweet chair from Pier1 and a ton of bright and natural fabric pillows to put some color on the couches.

The area rug is from Target and was our first purchase for our new home. It was also the first time that we bought a rug based on how much we loved it and not the price. I refuse to settle on things for this house. I'd rather save and maybe pass up that new pair of shoes to buy something that we love.

I broke out the paint brushes for a little while on Sunday. I'm not sure this painting will stay in the dining room but for now it's adding the perfect amount of whimsy.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Things I Love Tuesday

♥ Long drives with the Hubs ♥ Sunday bbqs ♥ Having a husband who gladly helps me feed stray dogs and rescue turtles - without saying a negative word ♥ Waking up to furbaby breath and wet kisses ♥ Craft day with my sister ♥ Early dinners on warm Summer days

These are just a few of the things I love. Brought to you completely inspired by Gala Darling. If you've never been to her blog, you should check it out. Totally stealing Gala Darling's Things I Love Thursday but changing it to Tuesday just to be a little different. I love Gala - she's all about self love and gratitude so with that in mind I'm going to start a gratitude list on Tuesdays. All the things I love from the previous week and I think I'll add some links to awesome stuff I've found on the interwebs as well.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Craft Nook


I saw this picture on Pinterest and became obsessed with having a corner of my craft room that mimicked this space {but with brighter colors because I painted the room bright yellow before my obsession with this pic overcame me}. This is actually a nursery but the whole room invokes a sense of calm and peacefulness that I must possess. I mean seriously - try to look at Eulalie's room and tell me you don't immediately feel inspired. I dare ya!

So began the search for the perfect craft nook. A corner of my room where I can sit on the floor and make stuff, relax, watch tv, whatevs. And since I have only one corner that is currently unoccupied, my crafty floor space will be by the closet.

This is what I have in mind...

pretty wallpaper

love the curtain instead of a door idea


this chandy

love this!

these hearts

cute washi outlet covers

this confetti wall

already have this cork board - thanks Steph!

poms, painted cookie sheets = perfection


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Monday, June 3, 2013

Craft Space

In between an awesome trip to see some friends in Pass Christian, MS, the hubs and I worked on the craft room this weekend. There's still stuff everywhere - my crafts extend to 3 different rooms. It's sad, I know but it makes me happy. I can't wait to get everything put up and organized.

My ideal craft space...



Martha Stewart - can't find the link :(


here {in a different language}



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