Friday, October 28, 2011

E- Design Of The Week- Harper's Big Girl Room

My buddy Kelly has been thinking 'big girl room' for her precious daughter Harper....time flies!!! She seems to like feminine and girly, shabby chic mixed with traditional- an overall pretty and soft space for her sweetie pie.  


Kelly shared these pins from pinterest and I used them for inspiration for her inspiration board.  






I thought it would be fun to throw together a quick inspiration board for little Harper and I thought I might share it with you guys, as I know a lot of you are avid readers of her sweet blog.  


Happy Friday a'lamoders!  

Thursday, October 27, 2011

And The Winner Is....

Guess who's the lucky girl that won the $50 Stella and Dot credit to Kendal's shop?????
Congrats!!
Please Email Kendal at
khblanchard@gmail.com
to redeem your win!


Also, THIS AWESOME double wrap bracelet was featured on Good Morning America today and is HALF OFF  TODAY (10/27) until TOMORROW (10/28) 1pm EST
That's $59 down to $29!!!
Enter GMAOCT (must be in all caps) at checkout!


The cognac color is $29!!!!  Ends tomorrow!!

Toddler Fashionista- Gold Boots

I just HAD to show you guys baby k's new GOLD boots!  Aren't they fun?  They were $24.95 at Old Navy.  I love the little flower detail on them.  




PS- K is obsessed with shoes.  It was her first word after mama and dada.  She wants to put different shoes on constantly and wear them around the house.  She also thoroughly enjoys putting on my shoes and the hubs and bringing you your shoes to put on your feet.  Just pretty much anything surrounding shoes.  Houston, we have a problem.  


I tried to find these  cute fake uggies boots online for you guys but it seems they are only offering a zebra print for online purchase.  If you have a little girl, I think you must have some!  Pop into Old Navy and get you some.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Lippy Love- Baby Lips By Maybelline New York

Well, have you tried THIS?
Me likey.
Oh, and it is $4.10.
Yeppers.


I saw this ad in my new Shape magazine, and promptly went to Walgreens to purchase, ya know just in time for winter lippy chap.
Well, it was sold out- yeah, I asked.  Hmmm, those little chic twenty somethings are beating me to it I bet (things I tell myself to motivate me to go to another location to find it).  




I stalked the drug stores.  Yes, I am a loser like that.  I had my mind set on trying it and darn it, I was going to get me some of it.


I finally found some at CVS Pharmacy.  Oh, and Maybelline lip products were buy one get one half off!  Score!  So...I bought 3 flavors and got a few for my besties.  Don't judge.


Blue- Quenched
Orange- Cherry Me
Green- Peppermint


I love them all.  SPF 20 too!  They feel great, smell great, taste great (you know what I mean).  I like that the Cherry Me gives you a hint of pinky red on your lips.  


There was also a hint of peach and pink punch that I didn't buy but kinda want now.  Ugh.  Have you guys tried any of the Baby Lips?  Go get you some.  Oh, and report back.
*ps- maybelline didn't ask me to do this post, I just like lippy stuff (but I wouldn't mind if they shipped me a ton of these baby lips for doing so, lol.)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's Fall Ya'll.....

I REALLY love fall....



Little touches around the house that make me happy....




Drinking a good pinot on the porch with a blanket and waiting for the leaves to change and fall...



picking mini pumpkins with my favorite little punkin'...






smocked pumpkin dresses and big orange bows...(I think she is scheming how to get more CANDY)...


video


Dancing at the club's fall fest with your friends...

Oh, and cider and hot chocolate too.....


HAPPY FALL YA'LL!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Roomspiration Link Party- 3 Most Popular Nurseries, and some FAVS

Remember a few weeks ago when I had the Nursery Linky Party for the Roomspiration Series? Well, I thought you might like to see the top three visited nurseries from the party!  You guys sure make some pretty baby rooms!!!!  Click on the hyperlinks below the pics for more photos.


Adventures of Lilo and the Stitch

Life As A Thrifter

Inspiration For Decor

Now for a couple of my favorites too:

I think this twin nursery is classic and beautiful.
Everyday Lovely


I love this fresh and crisp nursery with a pop of turq
Beach House In the City

I love the sweet vintage feel to this nursery
Life With The Ellwoods

You know I love me a closet nursery!
Dusty Coyote

A HUGE THANK YOU to all who participated in the 
It was a big success and I LOVED peeking into your nurseries!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Elegant Touch- Bleeker Bliss

Remember this fun pillow from my king guest room?


I bought it this past spring from one of my sponsors, fabulous Olga from Elegant Touch!


Well, Olga is so sweet, she sent my pillow a mate!


Elegant Touch makes gorgeous pillows (hidden zippers and all) and the presentation when she ships is even beautiful!  Her fabric selections are SO PRETTY!!!




Head over to her shop and check it out!  She is having and inventory closeout to make room for NEW pillows, so they are HALF OFF!!!  You know I am picky, so you know it's good... ha.  She can make you anything you'd like!  

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

GORGEOUS Greek Key O'Verlay Dresser- Amanda Carol At Home



Hi a' la moders!  This is Amanda from Amanda Carol At Home! A few months ago I ran across this AMAZING product from these uber talented ladies, Danika and Cheryle from O'Verlays.  These gals have created a way to dress up Ikea dressers, nightstands and tables with lightweight, decorative fret-work panels.








I knew I needed storage in my home office but didnt want to spend a ton of money so this was the perfect solution for me!


I bought the Ikea Malm dresser in white and added a white glass top.  




I then ordered the Greek Key fret from O'Verlays .


They come in white, which I could have just used them as is:






But I felt I needed a little more boo-ya bling so I spray painted them gold. Now Danika and Cheryle recommend you prime them first, then paint them; well you know me, impatient girl- I just slapped that gold spray paint on.  And so far so good.






I attached the little stickies to the back and secured them to my dresser.  Danika and Cheryle also recommend you use little brad nails to attach them to the dresser, but I didnt want to make any holes in mine in case I decide to change things up (which Im known to do).  So they seem to hold just fine.


Here's the BEFORE:




And the AFTER:














So much better!!  


I also picked up these beautiful magenta flowers from the grocery store last night.  Aren't they lovely?






I CAN NOT wait to get this office done!  Just a few more things to do and I will then have it photographed by my beautiful and wonderfully talented photographer and share the photos with you soon!


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Isn't it FABULOUS?  
You did an awesome job Amanda (as always!)
Now, I'm dying to share her whole office when she is finished!  Pretty please?
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

An Addiction Revisited- Lululemon LOVE

Just thought I would show you my addiction that started 3 years ago, as I have been spending WAY too much time drooling over it lately.  Butt (pun intended) oh MAN, is it worth every penny!  
Have you ever been to Lululemon?
It's only, ya know, like the BEST STUFF EVER.

Here is my favorite pant in the universe.  I call it the magic butt pant.  Lululemon calls it the groove pant.



It immediately takes 5 lbs off of you the minute you put them on.  Seriously.

I also have a few of these (collected over 3 years).


Um, this jacket comes in a bajillion colors (that they release over the year).  It is perfect for working out and running errands around town.  I rarely have time to change in between the two, so this is key for me!

I literally love everything they make.  You will too.  I PROMISE (have I lead you astray yet?)

I discovered lulu when they opened a showroom in my neighborhood in Atlanta back in 2008, and now they have a big 'ol store in Buckhead and one in Nashville (yay!).  They are a Canadian based company but are opening stores across the US pretty rapidly.  You can also access them here.

Try it.  You'll thank me later.
PS- no one paid me or gave me anything to say any of this.  I'm just THAT obsessed.  
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*EDIT:  To the anonymous morons that posted nasty comments, I have now removed this feature.  You can go spread your poison somewhere else.  Oh, and I'd hate to have YOUR life, you sound pretty depressed.  This blog was created to share things that I love, some things are a bargain  and some things are splurges that are worth the extra dollar in my opinion.  It is MY blog and I will stay true to my own opinions.  Not everyone has the same opinions and that is what makes the world go round.  

To the REST of my readers, thank you, you guys are super special to me, I found you when I was lost as a stay at home mom and you gave me an outlet to share things I love.  This blog has been a HUGE blessing to me.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Client E-Decor BEFORE And AFTER: Glitzy Dining Room With Turq Color Pop

One of my sweet clients emailed me this photo of her dining room and asked me to help her out, that this was the only room in her new home that had her stumped.  
DINING ROOM BEFORE:


Here are the boards I came up with:





Here are her gorgeous AFTER photos!







I think she did a FAB job of putting it all together!  So light and bright!  We talked about toning down the paint color in the niches so if anyone has a fun paint color suggestion for a more subtle shade please share!!! Great job Erika!  I know you and your husband will have some great times in this room with friends and family!
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