Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Living Room Update and Holiday Decor

I am in the midst of finishing up my living room redo (just need pillows) and getting up our holiday decor!  I am using this pic for my mantle inspiration....love the mercury glass trees!  It was in this month's Traditional Home Magazine.  Pretty, right?


Here is where I am so far on pillows 
for the living room redo.. 

Here is what I have ordered so far:

Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon in Mocha

Schumacher - Celerie Kemble Bleecker print in Peacock


I'd still like to add a few more pillows, any ideas???

GORGEOUS.  Go check it out.  It gave me great inspiration!


For more tablescape inspiration head over to Centsational Girl today, she is having a link up!  

Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Weekend And The Hutton Hotel

How was your holiday???
St. John and I squeezed in a night away and it was fabulous!
St. John and I share a birthday (weird, right?) so Mimi and Pop Pop watched baby k so we could shop, eat, and sleep in!
We stayed at The Hutton Hotel right here in Nashville and had so much fun!
I loved the hotel decor (no shock, right?) and felt like a freak as I was scoping it out pretty closely.  I even asked if the designer was local, which she was not- California.  

I think the wood tones are beautiful and thought it was cool how they used wood flooring on the wall (which I just saw on an episode of Candice Tells All on HGTV- did ya'll see that episode?)

We did some birthday shopping and Christmas shopping and grabbed a few angels off the Salvation Army tree. We do this every year in my Papa's honor, he has passed but it was our tradition with him.  We are buying for a 2 year old girl and 2 year old boy this year and we have a week to buy all of the goodies!  It's gonna be fun!  

Thursday, November 24, 2011

My Thanksgiving Table In Progress....

Happy Thanksgiving ya'll!!!


Well, of course I am a last minute lucy and since our dinner doesn't start until 4pm, I am JUST NOW doing our Thanksgiving table.  I vowed not to spend a penny, so I am throwing it together with anything I can find in casa a' la mode.  


Here is what I have thrown together so far, and I'll post the final picture later today....


ARE YA'LL EXCITED TO EAT????
Gobble 'till you wobble right?  
Aren't the little pinecone place card holders cute?
I'm now headed upstairs to the craft closet to find ivory ribbon and place cards.....fingers crossed!  

I am truly thankful for all of my readers and still cannot believe that anyone would want to ready my ramblings.  Thank you for all of your sweet comments and for making my day...every day!  I am blessed to have this blog and I am blessed to have all of you.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families and much love and thankfulness to you from Tennessee.  

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Guess What's Up?

FINALLY!!!!
(not exactly sure what my hubs shacked up in that turq vase? wheat? just noticed it)
A VERY big thank you to Chez Jolly!
I LOVE them!
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Monday, November 21, 2011

Kirkland's GIVEAWAY!

Kirkland's sent me one of their new beehive lamps to check out and I was really impressed!  I love and am still figuring out where to put it but I think it might land in the bonus room! I have been a big fan of Kirkland's in the past on my e-design boards and in my home!  They always have a chair, chest, lamp or mirror that gives you a lot of design bang for your buck!

These are a few of my current faves online at Kirkland's right now...


I am super excited because Kirkland's wants you to jump on the bandwagon too!  They are offering you a $50 gift card!  Yippee right???  

To Enter:
Go to Kirkland's website and leave a comment telling me what you would choose!
You MUST ALSO tell me how you follow me and give an email address to contact you!
(must live in the United States to win)

*The winners of the Willow House  and Oh Smile Giveaways will be announced on my facebook page TODAY!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Camille Blinn's Apartment Exposed In Boho Glory





How BEAUTIFUL is sweet Camille?
(let's pretend I'm not ancient and babysat her when she was little and now is married!  GAH!)
And of COURSE she lives in this GORGEOUS apartment with her sweet hubbo, and I wanted to share it with you!


Talented Camille took these pictures herself...
(insert my jealousy here)




  





How chic is she?


(AND her adorable hubbo too!)

Camille's style reminds me of the uber chic
Amber from Amber Interiors.  
They could get together and be chic, and I would just watch and take notes.  Man, I wish I was cooler sometimes!
Oh well, at least I can say I know them.
That makes me cool, right?
You can check out more of Camille's photography skillz

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Current Baby/Toddler Favorite!

Ya'll know how I like to share my baby faves? 
Well, here is one of my current loves for baby k.


I love how the food is kept cold by the freezer pack (comes with) and the little containers snap together for a little food tray of sorts for easy feeding.  It even has a stretchy band on the top to slip in your sippy cup!






The only thing that would make it cuter was if it was monogrammed.....hmmmm....wonder if I can get it monogrammed?  


In the meantime, I had these little taggos made for small items like this


They have a ton of different styles for your choosing and I ordered k's sticker labels from this shop too.  Loved them all.

Here are the stickers that I ordered for K and love.


So cute, right?  You can buy them here

(This shop has no idea that I am posting this, but I wanted to share it with you guys bc I truly love it all)

Any products you love for your baby/toddler/child that you can share with me?  Christmas is coming up ya know!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

E- Design Of The Week- Client Living Room- Adding Color Pops to Spa Blue

My client had existing spa blue sofas that she wanted to work with, but wanted pops of color!  She has a wall of bookshelves that we need to tackle as well, so we still have some decorating to do- but wanted to share with you our vision so far!  

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Random HomeGoods Find...

How fun are these lamps from HomeGoods?  I walked around the store trying to justify their existence in my home and couldn't come up with a spot.  Ugh.  Do you ever do this?  They were a great price at $39.99 each.  Not too shabby.  I LOVE the gold detail on them.  

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Monday, November 14, 2011

My Feet Have A New Friend

I have a new obsession for my feet.  
Oh, and they ain't cute ya'll.




BUT...don't knock 'em 'till you try 'em.  
I LOVE THEM.

I'm showing you my 2 favorite pair.
My trainer had to actually teach me how to run in them 
(yes, I am lame)
Oh, and I have NEVER been a runner.  
But now, I just love running along on the balls of my feet (that was weird to type)
 in these little weird doo dads for your footsies.
My knees have never felt better (well, maybe during a sports massage) and that is a big 'ol plus!  I always thought I could never run because I have had knee issues since a car accident in high school (you know, like a bajillion years ago)

My hubs got a pair this weekend (drinking the kool-aid too) at REI on sale for $34!!

Have you ever tried the Vibram Five Fingers shoes?
Do you barefoot run?

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Living Room Progress- Framing!!

Well, this was scheduled to post yesterday, but never did!  Darn you technology when you don't work!!  




Anyway, remember this post?  I finally saved enough money to take my Chez Jolly prints to be framed (thank you 75% off Micheals custom framing order coupon!!)  I am SUPER excited!!!  








I went with a simple matte silver gallery frame and a soft white 3 inch mat for my 11x14 prints.  They should be ready in 10-14 days, yippee!!!


I cannot wait to be hanging all SIX of them riiiiiiiiight here...
(and by I of course I mean St. John- I'm el stinko at hanging)



and hopefully it will look a little something like this....


um, but with frames!!!


You can view more gorgeous photography at Chez Jolly here
They are the sweetest girls and SO GREAT to work with!!!  Their ad button is over on the left side of my blog too =)
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

GIVEaway- Willow House Gift Certificate!!! (CLOSED)

If you are a home decor lover (like me!) then you are gonna LOVE this GIVEAWAY!!!  My friend from college, Bridget is giving away $50 to her Willow House Shop!!






I am SO excited to be able to offer a $50 Gift Certificate to Willow House! Just in time for the Holidays.... We are having a Gift Giving Sale this month so that $50 will go a LONG WAY!





In addition to the Gift Giving Sale this month, I also have an OUTLET that is in my online store with WEEKLY DEALS every Monday! Be sure to head on over and see it all for yourself!

(you must be a follower of a'la mode to win, either google, FB, Twitter, etc)
Here’s how YOU can win:
  • Visit Bridget’s online store and share your favorite item. one entry.
  • Sign up for Willow House monthly Newsletter- where you can find out about monthly specials and deals! one entry.
  • Tweet, Blog or FB about the Giveaway. one entry each.