Wednesday, April 28, 2010

small, cool

in case you haven't already seen the small, cool 2010, contest going on over at apartment must. as apartment dwellers ourselves, i enjoy seeing what unique things people do in these small, limited spaces.

this one below was one of my favs of them all, but there are many other great ones.

the bedroom is what had me at hello. although i say it once i'll say it again, i love that wicker lamp, but how do people sleep with out a fan? maybe the husband and i are just hot sleepers. anyway, the color is great. middle of the road, a sense of masculine but not too much....and did we notice the doggy beds under that bench?

i don't know if i could "live" in this much blue and black...but i like

here was the other selling point for me...the red cabinets are just perfect for this tiny kitchen
go check out more of the lovely little places here

Friday, April 23, 2010


"Guard well within yourself that treasure:


Know how to give without hesitation,

how to lose without regrets,

how to acquire without meanness."

-George Sand

Thursday, April 22, 2010

next on our queue

and you can watch it instantly...done and done!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


i think in a room such as this i could wake up and dive into a wonderful book or blog, enjoying the beautiful weather that is today. aren't those calla lilies amazing?!

brooklyn rehab

she is a fashion designer by day and a crafter of things precious, vintage and beautiful by night...she is the artist behind brooklyn rehab on etsy

"have a seat," necklace, oh so cute!

i typically don't like rhinoceroses, but this is just darling!

i mean anything white porcelain, i mean i can't get enough of it!
she also has a blog that is just as great

Sunday, April 18, 2010


a chart made based on the classic and my most favorite tv show....saved by the bell. the one where jesse spano is under so much pressure between the music video she is recording and her geometry test and getting into Stanford that she becomes addicted to caffeine pills, ah a classic. isn't this awesome?
to this day it stands to be that the best compliment i have ever received was given by my dear friend when i first met her our freshman year of college. she said i reminded her of "kelley from saved by the bell." i know, i died :)


Coco Chanel, i mean how much more glamorous of name can a movie get? we watched this movie this weekend and its remarkable. the style alone is impeccable. i was not familiar with her story prior to her successful career and its is such a beautiful one. not to mention a story of passion lived through such class and elegance.

its a little long, i watched it with clay, and well there are some chick flicks that he is totally game for and there are others that i feel bad b/c its just too much. but he was a sweetheart and even found some parts he could appreciate...oh also its almost entirely composed of french actors which i found refreshing as far as french accents go...

the actress that plays Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, is have to check it out!

"Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance."- Coco Chanel

am not my own

sandra mccracken, is one of my favorite artists. she not only has a lovely voice, but a lovely heart that is can be heard through her music. sandra's newest album contains many old hymns that she has redone to newer music. her husband, derek webb, sings with her on some of the tracks. its going to be amazing!!! i am dying to get it... you can listen to a sample of it here, and go and purchase it on april 27

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

this evening

tonight clay is in dallas with class and a softball game...what am i gonna do??
i may have an idea..,
1. read Lonny, can't believe its been out for almost three days and i still haven't given it a thorough look
2. take a long bath
3. read elle, b/c yes even though i do not like grey's anatomy anymore...i still love ellen pompeo

4. last but most def not least....
who knows i'm sure i'll add some wine to that list too ;)

feeling the blue, bonnets that is

its tuesday and it has already been a long week at work. i need a summer break. boo reality and being a grown up, working. but ok, since a summer break is not in the works for me i'll take a vaca. i am so thankful we are going on one with the wooten clan, soon, to go here--

look at those texas blue mother in law took these pictures on their latest trip to the lovely fredricksburg tx. can.not.wait.

Friday, April 9, 2010

now that's a horse of a diffferent color


found these precious images at this cute etsy shop called Penny Wishes
they would be darling in a nursery or really anywhere around a house.

of course she has an owl, i think we are destined to be friends! or at least she can provide me with some artwork for our home sometime :)


and the reason for the title of this post. i saw this and could not resist. i love the wizard of oz. minus the flying monkey debacle, i could have watched it a million times over as a child. unfortunately, i always needed someone there to be with me to fast forward or to embrace during those scenes :/
happy friday!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


caitlin, at caitlin creer just posted about a something that she is working on and featured these pillows. i think they are just delightful. and remind me of something....

the napkins i mentioned in this post.....i think i will have to create the same pillows. i can't wait to see what more she has to show!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

since warmer weather has finally come about and with summer nearing, i couldn't resist in checking out some beautiful welcoming the warm weather shoes. now if only i can get a pedicure before i sport these shoes...

i love some heels. or wedges whatev you want to call them...if i could i wold wear them everyday

but realistically this is something i will wear everyday....


and low rise boots, you better believe i'll be sporting something along these lines this summer. with a cute pair of shorts...ah yes, i can hardly wait...
anyone want to help me achieve my fashionista dreams?

images 1, 2, 3 via
images 4, 5 via

Sunday, April 4, 2010

pretty pages

i was out shopping with my friend this weekend and stumbled across this book. the images are so lovely. the ideas they recommend are totally doable and look really good. check it out here

Thursday, April 1, 2010

nests and flowers

when i saw this image on apartment heart skipped a beat...sunlight, white, flowers, lots of color? what more do you need?

i had to see more. so i went to tamar's website Nest Decorating, and found these beauties. how about that light blue slip cover on that chair? all of it is so girly and frilly, with so many patterns. this is white done in away that looks totally livable

this lady does her flowers and i like it

not only is she super great at "nesting" in her own home, she has quite the eye for her creations, especially jewelry. its all unique and darling with that vintage look

check out her etsy shop here

all images found at Nest Decorating