Sunday, September 29, 2013

Drooling Over Bathrooms.....

Lately I'm drooling over bathrooms.  Is this normal? I came across these images from House Beautiful, and I couldn't look away! I wanted to share with you...

My bonus room has a powder room with a pedestal sink and I'm wondering if something bold and fun is in order.....

I always tend to stay far from dark color on the walls, but mixed with this all white bathroom it really makes the penny tiles on the floor and the antique tub pop.  I grew up with a claw foot tub in my bathroom and I really would LOVE to have one now.  The drop in jacuzzi tub doesn't really flip my lid, ya know?

okay, so maybe this drop in tub I could go for....love that pearlized tile and the soothing color palette.

now that is a beautiful, simple double sink vanity....

I love this modern trough sink with wall mounted faucets mixed with the claw foot tub.

simple and classic double vanity with the marble tops, so elegant and clean.

The juxtaposition of the the clean lines and dark wood vanity mixed with the white tones of the floor, tub and walls is so pretty. Oh, and that light fixture! It's a great statement.

I love the simplistic farmhouse look to these vessel sinks and concrete vanity

GORGEOUS wall mounted sink

I love this retro sink, the wallpaper and the pops of pink!  I wish this was my girl's bathroom!

If you are gonna go masculine, this sure is the way to go!

This sleek masculine modern bathroom is so chic.  I love the vanity top and the mixture of vertical and horizontal subway tiles!

Anybody updating a bathroom in your house?  
Comment with your blog permalink so we can all see!

The girls and I are headed to the pumpkin patch this week and are super excited!  


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sweet Sisters- OBX September 2013- Currituck Lighthouse

Great deals on magazines like Popular Science.
We spent a glorious week at the beach in the OBX and decided to have the girls photos at the Currituck Lighthouse, where my hubs and I had our engagement photos taken...sweet memories!

Somebody REALLY loves her baby sister!

...and this little baby sure LOVES her big sister!

poor sweet maren, she got hungry!  

this little 5 month old is sitting up!

K is quite the ham, and is on the GO GO GO




If you look closely, you will see a few of the bubbles that are making K so happy.  I pulled out a bubble gun and starting shooting at her.  Such a fun afternoon!

*HUGE THANK YOU TO Sarah Sun Photography

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Matilda Jane Fall Collection- Paint By Numbers- Release 2- Virtual Trunk Show

Well, I wasn't going to do a virtual trunk show for the 2nd fall release, but I got a ton of emails asking me to do one!

So....here it is!  I have ordered some SUPER CUTE things for K and actually for MYSELF!  (rarely happens in life these days, lol) Check out the adult women's collection!  I have the midnight ruffles and they are ADORABLE with a tee and boots or even flip flops!  The material is to die for.  

Check out the goodies at www.matildajaneclothing.com and email me what you would like to order!

Email me alamodemaven@gmail.com

I am going to run another $20 special on necklaces too so if you would like to order one made to match, just email me that too!






Friday, August 23, 2013

Kissy Kissy Blog/Facebook Sale! The Softest baby clothes EVER.


Well, sweet baby M is 5 months old!!  How can that be?
Time is sure flying by.....

and on that note, she is outgrowing her clothing TOO FAST.

One of my favorite items for babies, are pima cotton outfits from Kissy Kissy.  They are a boutique clothing item, and retail for anywhere from $34-$64.  I fell in love with all of their clothing, but especially love the convertible gowns for newborn nights (well lets face it, for the first 6 months worth of nights, ha).  I also have Kissy Kissy footies, playsuits, onesies, dresses, you name it....

Maren is outgrowing her Kissy Kissy and I am selling it here before it hits ebay.  Kissy Kissy has a huge following and it sells really well pre owned.  Honestly, it just get softer and softer with each wash.  
Here are my 2 sweeties in their Kissy Kissy coming home outfits.  K's was a Noah's Ark and M's was a pink elephant.  I kept these 2 of course because they are special. 

Here is a pic of a convertible gown for you.....



  • Enchanted print jersey with embroidered trim.
  • Round neckline; snap-button front.
  • Long sleeves with elasticized, ruffle trim.
  • Snap-button gusset.
  • Converts from gown to playsuit.
  • Pima cotton.
  • Made in Peru.



BUT.........

I am an overachiever and I have a TON to sell...I have a lot of the hats and bibs too (they sell for about $14 each) and if I have one that matches I will include it free of charge....

There are SEVERAL gender neutral outfits and of course the sweetest girly ones as well....

so head over to my facebook page and comment with your paypal, if you see one you have to have.  


Shipping will be $3

Monday, August 19, 2013

Life Lately....With 2 GIRLS!

 Here's what has been going on around our house......

K started ballet and tap....
(and apparently was a snack for a mosquito)

Someone found her TOES!

K started back to Mother's Day Out

And this little sweet thing is almost 5 months old!  
HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?????

Sunday, August 18, 2013

What Have I Been Up To?? A' la Mode Designs

Lately I am knee deep in beads and having so much fun!  Creating the necklaces really appeals to my creative side, and has been a fun little side project for me!  I have been slammed with orders and I am grateful for that!  If you would like a special necklace or bracelet made for you or your little girl, email me!
alamodemaven@gmail.com







Crabby Charm!






"Key to the Castle"


Sweet Rose charm!





Flower charm!


It's hard to see in this pic but the charm is a little pair of glasses and I LOVE IT
(I had glasses from 1st grade on.....)








This sweet little birdhouse charm is brand new!



K is obsessed with this princess castle charm!


Keep up with my new designs on my facebook page!
I can make you a necklace based on color, or you can even email me a pic of outfits you would like for it to match!
Necklaces $30
Bracelets $15
$5 shipping
Email me for orders alamodemaven@gmail.com