Thursday, August 30, 2012

Crushing On The Home Of Sally Wheat....

My savvy readers lead me to this gorgeous kitchen in the home of Sally Wheat.....I'm in love. 




Source for above photos

I think this cabinet color might be my choice as well:
Benjamin Moore Fieldstone

And just because it is so beautiful and my style, check these out..........

that chandelier!

those antique shutter doors!



source for above photos

*You can see more on Cote De Texas Blog
here, here and here
(make sure you check out the 3rd link as her style has totally transformed, very different but equally as beautiful)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I'm Talkin' Tile- Carrera Marble Backsplash Tiles....

Ignore the yucky black and khaki border on this sample, but I LOVE the satin carrera marble subway tiles....and I'm leaning this way for the new kitchen!


I think this might look cool to mix it up pairing with the carrera subway tiles, maybe over the gas range?


I couldn't help but take a pic of this display in the store, as I LOVE those blue glass subway tiles.  Aren't they gorgeous?  

Anyone know of any specific names of pretty grey paint colors they have seen on kitchen cabinets?  
*for a glimpse of my current kitchen click here


Happy Wednesday Folks!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Gorgeous Grey Kitchens- Inspiration For My Remodel

In case you missed this post, we are planning a kitchen remodel!  I'm super excited and I thought I would show you some of my inspiration photos!!
















*this girl pinned some amazing grey kitchens, check it out!


Do you have a favorite?  
*for a glimpse of my current kitchen click here

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Awesome Kitchen Before And After- Schreiner Painting Contractors

Wanna see a great kitchen before and after???
dark kitchen before

Gorgeous light kitchen after!
Don't the cabinets look awesome?  I loooove the grey!
(on a side note: I'm not a fan of items placed above the cabinets- I like clean and simple, but I thought it was funny that I can tell a lot of it is from PD's)

My college friend Jessica's dad is the amazing painter who refinished the kitchen cabinets
*Go like his facebook page to see more befores and afters coming soon!

The hubs gave the 'go ahead' on a kitchen refacing (including cabinet refinishing by Schreiner) in our home to lighten and brighten and make our kitchen island bigger and more functional.......
I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!  

I want a white and grey kitchen similar to the above pic, with maybe white quartz countertops, some carrera marble accents in the backsplash mixed with white subway tiles. 
I think the carrera tiles would make a great backsplash accent tile

 
the mixture of glass tiles and carrera marble are kinda cool

I would love to see some pics of gorgeous light kitchens, have you seen any lately?  Any on pinterest?  Your kitchen redo?  Bloggers that redid their kitchens and shared them?
HELP A SISTA OUT!!  

Please email me links and pics or leave comments below!!!
alamodemaven@gmail.com

Of course I will be blogging the process, 
I think it is going to be tons of fun!  
* here is my current kitchen

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Trip to PD's In Franklin...Home Decor Heaven!

Oh PD's, how I've missed you!  Now that K is back in her normal Mother's Day Out routine, I'm out and about again!  

I mean, what's not to love?
What a cool farm table for a kitchen, not too big, not too small.  $599.....tempting, huh?  




I really want this for my dining room, but am overwhelmed at how to get it to my house and in my house.  It was only $1200....sniff sniff

Union Jack pillows!

They are carrying lots of gorgeous chandys that are handmade and range from $500-600 ish.  Gorgeous!


Fun pops of lime and chartreuse!


Did you enjoy the eye candy?

THE FYI:
-Everything is SO REASONABLY PRICED (think Homegoods clearance aisle pricing) and style to boot!!
-Their inventory changes every week so I try to show up every Wed when they open (Wed-Sat 10-5pm only) for the best picks.
-They have these HUGE trucks outside with inventory replenishment so if you see something you want but someone has claimed it, or if you need two, you can ask and they know if there is another one available outside on the truck.
-Sherri Porter, the owner, is SUPER nice and FUN to talk to as well....if you know me at all, you know I am a chatterbox too...so great conversation ensues as well.
-If you are in the area.....you'll kick yourself if you don't stop in.....and if you do, tell them Shelli from a'la mode blog sent you! 


PD's (Home Decor)
119 South Margin Street Franklin, TN 37064

Monday, August 20, 2012

HomeGoods Hunting!

Well, now that school is back in session, I can get back to my favorite people (besides my fam of course) YOU!  I made a little run to HomeGoods (we've had a long standing love affair you know....) and as usual, it didn't disappoint!



This was the first time I have seen upholstered headboards at HomeGoods, at $399 for what looks like a queen, 
not too shabby!!  
I would have bought this sucker, if only I could have figured out a way to get it home and in the house.....

Fun, right?  As my BFF Kate said,
"one of the Kardashians should buy those"
HA!  I must admit I do stalk their interiors and I think these would fit right in!  

Would you believe I left empty handed?
Me neither.  I bought a really cool convex mirror that looks similar to this one from West Elm for $20
I'll show you when its up!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Reality Casting Call For Nashville!

Some friends of mine from LA produce a bunch of reality shows and are coming to town next week casting a new show that would feature Nashville. They are looking for Mothers and Daughters that project that high end, southern belle ideal. They are wanting a cast of a few mothers and daughters that run in the same social circles (country clubs and events) and that are friends.....AND the real life Steel Magnolias.  Good southern ladies with opinions and that "bless your heart"  genteel.   

If you are interested in meeting with them next week or know of someone that would be perfect, let me know and I can get you in contact with them.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Custom Wooden Children's Step Stools- Mr. Elephant

How cute is this little elephant stool we ordered for k's bathroom?  

Look at his cute pink ears!

I think he will go perfectly in K's bathroom...still waiting on our custom shower curtain to arrive, exciting!

We ordered Mr. Elephant custom from this shop

He can make anything into the cutest step stool!!! 
They are all wood, and scream quality, which I LOVE. 


Monday, August 13, 2012

Polka Dot Sheets And Pedicures!

Sorry I have been MIA lately, K doesn't start back to her regular school schedule until this week, so we have been spending lots of quality girl time together!

Remember this post?  

Well, I found these polka dot pretties on clearance at HomeGoods, so I snatched them up.  I couldn't pass up the cuteness, and well, the $10 price tag!  I will probably order another set from Land of Nod...stay tuned.

In other exciting news, K had her first pedicure!  She said she wanted pink toes like mommy!  I was so impressed how she stayed so still, and she watched so intently!
How have you guys been?  I have missed my blog time!!!
HAPPY MONDAY!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Silhouettes By Erik Johnson

Last week my mom and I took K to get her silhouette made by 3rd generation silhouette artist, Erik Johnson!


He literally cuts them in about 2 minutes and he is amazing!


Erik travels all over and is from Charlotte, NC.  You can also book him for events and parties (how fun is that?).  If you like his facebook page you can keep up with his travel schedule...


Erik came to an indoor play area in Brentwood/Franklin last week, and for $25 he snips his little surgical scissors into your child's beautiful silhouette!  


Here is k's silhouette, I think it came out just perfect!
(but I'm biased of course)

I was so busy trying to make sure k watched the video on his ipad so he could see her profile, I didn't get any pics of him cutting k's silhouette....boo
This is K after her session, playing...
but you can see her little profile in this pic =)

If I only had a silhouette from when I was little to put next to  k's sweet little frame....