Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I didn't buy M a specific costume since she's too little to go trick or treating but we do have a great evening with friends planned. Any night that involves chili soup, wine, candy, and good friends is a great one in my book!

We are excited for trick-or-treaters in our new house!

Hope you have a Happy Halloween!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fall Weekend!

Happy Saturday!

Have a nice weekend!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bedroom Inspiration

Hi all!

With the thought of finally settling on a color for our master bedroom I have been doing a lot of bedroom searches. Here are some pictures I have run across along the way and thought I would share:

I love the bamboo shade and colorful pillows

The hanging drum shades are genius!

This reminds me of our bedroom with dark furniture (a 4 poster bed) and white linens with pops of green

Hope you're having a great week!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Navy Obsession

Hi all!

We are coming off a great weekend at's the first weekend we will be home in all of October and November. I'm exhausted just thinking about it. One thing I have been enjoying thinking about is pulling together the master bedroom. It has been on the back burner but when I saw this picture by Bryn Alexandra I was inspired.

The majority of our furniture has an espresso finish and our bed linens are white with a bit of bright green detailing. It's a very large room with 3 large windows so it's a pretty airy feeling space. I think I might be able to pull off such a dark color.

Here are a few other navy rooms I'm liking:

What do you think? Should I go for it?


Friday, October 21, 2011

Little Girl's Room

Happy Friday!

Here is a pretty image that I'm going to leave you with to start your weekend. I have started saving pretty rooms like this for when M gets bigger.

I'm excited to do a bit of shopping with my mom this weekend.

Hope you have something fun planned!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gazebo Cheese Soup

Good morning!

I like soup. Therefore, I'm going to share yet another soup recipe. This is Jacob and I's favorite recipe to make when it's cold out and today was the perfect day.


1/2 stick butter
3 chopped green onions (I use the whole thing)
3 stalks of celery, chopped
2 finely grated carrots
2 cans of broth (I use vegetable but the original recipe calls for chicken)
3 cans of cream of potato soup
8oz grated extra sharp cheddar cheese
parsley flakes
coarse ground pepper
8oz sour cream


Melt butter over low heat and saute onions, celery, and carrots. Add broth, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Add potato soup, cheese, parsley, salt, pepper, and sour cream simmer for 15 minutes

That is it! It really is an easy soup to make and it's so filling and is great with bread and wine!

Perfect for a cold rainy day like today! I always double the recipe because the left overs are yummy too



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Holiday Gift Ideas

Can you believe it's already mid October? I certainly can't! It's crazy to think that the holidays are right around the corner and so are all those great parties and get togethers. I'm starting to think about Christmas early this year as well as buying a small hostess gift for a few parties are planning to attend.

Here are a few ideas I came up with that I figured I might as well share. If you're like me you're always looking for a new idea or two!

Since we're Bulldog people I had to include the bottle stopper....PB also has a Bulldog pourer. Adorable!

I might just have to add a few of these to my Christmas list!


Friday, October 14, 2011

Practically Perfect

Good morning!

It's hard to believe yet another week has gone by already. I'm walking my first half marathon on Sunday. Wish me luck!

I love all the textures in this room. I think they are what pull the room together and make it feel cozy yet exceptionally sophisticated. Yes, please!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Kid Spaces

Good morning!

I'm jumping way ahead thinking about big kid spaces but I had fun browsing around on Pinterest and these are a few of my favorites. I have to admit half of this post is just so I can remember these ideas when M gets a bit bigger.

I love the colors of this room and the chandelier!

I love this idea for a little nook

I love all the bright colors and organizational bins. I think it's great to have a kid area that still flows with the rest of the house!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

South Carolina on my mind

Sorry for my absence I have been here for the past week enjoying some quality time with family. I must say it's hard to be back but once I get myself in order I'll be back to posting in no time.

Miss M is off for her 4 month appointment today. I can't believe how time is flying!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

Hi all!

Today is the last image in my week long series of inspirational images.

I love the mirror topped dresser in the middle of the closet. Yes, please! I also love the light fixture. This image comes pretty close to perfect for me and my dream closet. You?


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Saturday Inspiration

Good morning!

Today's image is a bit different. Rather than featuring a whole room it's an idea of how to decorate with jewelry. I love this idea!

It would be incredibly easy to thrift a few cups and saucers and make this look your own for not a lot of money. I have several key pieces I wear a lot so this would be perfect for my favorite items.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday Inspiration

Happy Friday!

Here's another crisp airy image today. Right up my alley!

I love the mix of pattern and sophisticated feel. I'm loving the fresh flowers in separate containers.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thursday Inspiration

Hi all!

Today's image has a much different feel than yesterday's. It's much more light and airy.

I love the natural feel with the wood and the crisp white sink.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wednesday Inspiration


Today's inspirational image is a bit moody. What do you think?

I love the mix of navy and apple green. Since I'm considering navy curtains for our formal living room they get a thumbs up from me. I love the zebra rug and matching lamps!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday Inspiration

Good morning!

Here is your picture of the day. This one might be my favorite of the whole week.

I love the cozy chairs and the accordion table, which is on my wish list. I think the mix of frames make it feel welcoming yet sophisticated.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Inspiration

Hi all!

I'm taking the week off but I'm not going to leave you hanging! I will post an inspirational image each day that I am loving for one reason or another.

I love how cozy this room feels. I like the mix of fabrics and the neutral color palette.


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