Tuesday, November 24, 2009

just looking

i reluctantly have to admit i have only been to ikea once. and i did not purchase anything. since i have known of the store i knew we would be fast friends, but unfortunately there in not one that is close by to fort worth. so when clay and i were driving back from austin last year that was my first time to ever go into one. it was love.

as much as i love our little apt, there is little need to purchase other things. i mean there is always "more" but realistically there is enough. nonetheless a girl can dream right? so i looked online and here is what i found.....

this great sheepskin thing. its not the size of a rug, but it could go on a chair or thrown over the couch. i have a feeling if we had such a thing i would move it around many a time. until sophie found it and decided it was a friend who wanted to play and rough it up a bit.

this one is green and white and think it would look fantastic under my black desk.

a perfect square doormat. it kinda reminds me of those chemistry drawings. {know what i mean lizzie?} only in a pretty geometric homey way.

i think if i could i would put this in our living area. it has all of our colors. it has just the touch of red that i enjoy. not too much but just enough color.

i love anything that is black and white. if it wouldn't be so dramatic/limiting i think i would do this to an entire room. the thing is all i can think about is how great a blue, or a red, or even an orange something would look on top of it.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

riverhills home

my sweet mother in law took my sister in law and i to tour this beautiful home that has been showing here in f dub. its in this beautiful new neighborhood called riverhills. it was built by period homes and the decorator was joe minton. you can find all the details here

my sister law, beth, talked about it the other day in her blog if you want an excuse to check her out.

i must warn you now i got over excited about this tour and took many pictures. so this is going to be very very long....but totally worth it....

i also may have skipped the first living area so there are no pictures of those but here we are in the kitchen with this beautiful slate backspash.

and now we turn left into the dining room. i wish i could say i had a favorite but i would become redundant...there is too much to like. the wall paper in this room is painted. the ceiling is a shimmery silver. g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s

i typically enjoy a good farm table but this is the perfect round table for this dining area. and i've never seen short slip covers like this and i think they are so nice.

this was one of the many incredible light fixtures. i wish i would have gotten a closer more detailed picture of this. there were so many to notice. the leaves on the branches were small jade beads strung together. and a little bird there above the lights, you can barely see it

now here is the farm table that i thought was beautiful. the light fixture from above is hanging over this table. it is the breakfast area. the chairs in every room/living area was so pretty and looked so comfortable. that was my favorite aspect of this home was that it looked entirely live able. not museum like or cold,but warm and like a family friendly.

this tile in the laundry room was so unique. its yellow and happy. so was the back splash. i could do laundry all day in this room.

and again i failed in my picture taking. these pictures were all hanging in the powder room. and i didn't get a full view of it, just these pics and one corner of it. does not do this justice.

this was the corner shot i got. the walls were a black gloss color. most of the paints were ralph lauren and there were awesome. if you can tell in this picture there is some slight details in the borders of this. its a small thin cream and grey ribbon. would have never thought of it!

this was in the back, the lady's study area. it had wall paper and this pretty little chair.

and these message boards looked so pretty just resting on the desk.

now this is in the guest wing and up the stairs {were i failed to get pictures of as well} this was right outside the door. again no justice in these pictures. the whole place kinda reminded me of my mom. she loves chairs...chairs and plates. there were so many perfect chairs all through out.

the guest quarters. the room was light and airy. the zebra print on the sheets were mimicked on the walls with stencils. talk about patience stenciling all of that up and down the walls of the bedroom and bathroom...w.o.w.

here is the bed. paisley with zebra print. the roof of the home were at an angle. instead of letting that feel closed in or limiting....they brought the canopy up to the slant of the roof.

and the bathroom...

now we are downstairs and outside on the patio. the linen curtains were a soft and lovely touch.

my favorite patio furniture

back inside. this room leads to the outside but it looks like they brought the outside in. tiled mirrors on the wall and a sunburst mirror over...as if it was needed but i approve

seating area in the master bedroom.

beautiful master bed, silk sheets...a t-shirt is not worthy of these sheets

these were the curtains in the room. there 2 rods to hold up the thin see through and then another to hold up the silk

the curtains were a type of silk with a linen border

i took this picture to try to capture the glossy/metallic paint on these doors to the closet. not sure of you can tell...but you get the idea

master bath

bathtub with the orchid hanging over the tub. all of it made it so inviting....i could just climb in and and lock the world out

cabinets above the toilet

i know i think its weird too that i took a picture of the toilet. but i thought it was so pretty and square.

the study/den...so nice and dark and cozy....again the ceiling was incredible and i didn't get a picture of it

amazing chandelier that hung on the other wing of the house leading up to the "children's" area, if that is what you want to call it.

a boys' room. there was fabric on the walls. i don't know why but as much a can appreciate the girly, antique look... i feel like this boyish rooms with their maps and their comforters....it felt so warm and homey.

this is what i believe to be the children's reading area

and this was the children's play area. it was open, yellow, and lots of light.

and now my future daughter's room. welcome. this is her favorite place to play and have people over. there is plenty of room for dress up and tea parties. she thinks she is a princess with that canopy hanging over her...reality will be a shock....

this is where she lays and reads. see those pillows, the kinda green ones. the green is a pretty pattern of leather.
the house was such a great experience to see. it was honestly a little overwhelming...so much attention to detail and sooooooooooo many details. but i loved it all...if you get the chance i reccommend you to go and check it out. it will be showing until december.
do. it. do. it. do. it.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

thanksgiving settings

in honor if thanksgiving i wanted to look at some thanksgiving tables. now, i am so thankful that our families live in the same city for so many reasons i can't even begin to count but also because it gives me the excuse to not have to have to host thanksgiving. don't get me wrong i love having people over {even though we don't do it enough} but i am in the beginning stages of learning of to cook. growing up i set the table. therefore i have an even greater appreciation for these pretty table settings---with no food.

what a cleverness with those quail feathers

not totally a thanksgiving table, but i thought the flowers were pretty and autumish



ok so there is some food in this one...but i couldn't resist with those flowers. those chairs. maybe may favorite.
from here

Thursday, November 19, 2009

12 a.m.

at 12 a.m. i will be joining all the crazies, the world will finally make sense...

CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!
in case you can wait....
you can watch this one more time
chills everytime i watch it
{thank you robbie jane for showing me how to link!!!}

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


my dear friend robbie jane has invited clay and i to join her and her family to attend the jewel charity ball. i am so pumped!!! it is always so fun to get all dressed up, and i feel like i haven't had a formal event since college. (i don't know if i consider our wedding formal, and there is no stress with this anyway) so here is the deal, its a "ball," i.e. long dresses. i don't like any of the long dresses i have or really want to wear them. so i started to look online and get some ideas.....

i love this color of blue by a.b.s. i am not particularly crazy about long dresses cause i feel like it makes me look even shorter....BUT maybe with a color like this it would go unnoticed.

this dress by nicole miller is gorgeous. although i can't tell in the picture if its ankle length, and that for sure won't fly for me. a little to pilgrim/Amish for me. but i love that top.
and finally a dress with believe or not a bow. i love bows. i can't control myself they are always just the perfect little {or big} touch.
so if you have any suggestions/wouldn't me borrowing one please let me know!


this last weekend we went to oklahoma to visit some friends. now besides lots of red mud, over the last few years of visiting oklahoma {many of my roomies in college were from ok and besties from high school went to school there, and now so does my sister! many excuses to visit} there are lots a reasons of why i like oklahoma.

~really cute boutiques
~great antique stores
~excellent food
~wonderful friends

unfortunately i only took pictures of that last one and i even missed a few of those too. {i love to take pictures but i always forget too, quite the dilemma}

as i was saying, our wonderful friends are such a treat to see. lizzie, a college roomie, is in something called med school and it tends to take over much of her time. its a rarity that she is not doing something to further her knowledge. i know you have to be pretty smart to get into med school, not to mention study during college ...but if you know lizzie at all she pretty much takes the cake! she is sort of a genius....no this is not just a nice thing to say about my friend, es la verdad. she is kicking med school in the butt and taking names...she is listening to lectures ALL the time. you would be lucky to have her one day be your doctor...just you wait...she'll be performing some miracles too. ;)

anyhow all of that to say we happen to find a weekend, her birthday weekend, that we could all play and that is exactly what we did!

and now i also have to humble myself, b/c i am pretty competitive and consider myself a pretty good bowler...well i had it handed to me by this girl. and i still like her, that has to say something!
her husband tim, was our bartender for the night and although i had taken some pictures of that, you may have to thank tim for none of those turning out well....sorry tim

we had an absolute blast! clay and time played 36 holes of golf and lizzie and i pretty much stayed in comfys the whole time, eating peanut butter bars, drinking wine, talking, and shopping. i could not have asked for a more perfect weekend!
and sophie well she was just beside herself with her new friend that weekend. she didn't stop for a minute and slept in my lap the whole 4 hour car ride home.

sophie and lily= besties