Monday, February 28, 2011

monday musing

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

empire state of mind

Forgive me ladies, my mind has been all over the place lately! I am headed to New York for a girls' trip with my mom and sister on Thursday and I am definitely in an Empire state of mind. I am so ready for a little vacay...good food, shopping, and quality time with my family!

So, I am signing off the blog for the rest of this week so I can wrap up work and get ready for my trip :)

Have a great week everyone!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

happy valentine's day

Friday, February 11, 2011

happy friday!! {plus giveaway winner}

TGIF!! It has been a looooong week and I am so glad the weekend is here! My weekend will be filled with cupcakes and balloons because my little girl, Saige,  is 3 today!! She is growing up too fast!

I have a winner for the Kodak Picture Book... the fabulous blogger from Simple Dwellings!! Email me for your e-gift code!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

reading material

There is a lot of buzz in the design blogosphere and Twitter lately over some great new sites that are starting up!

First, High Gloss Magazine made it's debut last week and what a well- received debut it was! This online magazine is to die for. The perfect blend of fashion, interiors, and lifestyle...I was speechless at how perfect it was! It is the brain child of some of my favorite bloggers, Paloma from La Dolce Vita, Erin Gates from Elements of Style, Kyle Knight of Knight Moves, Shannon Wollack, and Lauren Rauter (love her store Rock, Paper, Scissors!).  Seriously, major kudos to these ladies!!!

The other great site that just launched is Kelly Wearstler's blog, My Vibe My Life...she is the epitome of cool in my book and I am hooked even after just one post. Have you guys seen it? Her design studio is crazy! What I wouldn't give to work there (or heck, just get the chance to walk through the front doors!)!! Vibe trays? Love it all!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

my first giveaway!!!


I am so thrilled to have Kodak Gallery sponsoring my first blog giveaway!! I am giving away a $35 e-gift certificate to use towards a photo book creation...just in time for Valentine's Day!  Photo books make the perfect Valentine's gift for anyone-- husbands, friends, parents, grandparents.  I give these as gifts all the time and if you haven't made one yet, now is the time! Kodak Gallery has made it super simple to make one with their Smart Fit can use any photo imported from your computer, mobile device, or computer and there are plenty of themes and variations to choose from!!

Entering is very easy...just tell me your favorite Kodak moment in the comments section below!  For an additional entry, tweet your favorite memory with a loved one using hash tag #kodakgalleryfan (let me know via the comments that you tweeted!!). 

For ideas and inspiration for your photo book, visit the Kodak Gallery to see different options or check out their Facebook page here.

The winner will be announced Friday, February 11th. Good luck!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

monday musing

Thursday, February 3, 2011

entry love

It's a short post today (more eye candy than words) is a little hectic lately! I stumbled upon this entry and it is perfection to me!  The dark stained floors with the bright white stair risers and wainscoting are beautiful and I love the caned settee!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

design done right

Here's another addition to my 'design done right' files...gray is definitely here to stay as a force in the neutral world.  Here is a vignette of beautiful lacquered buffet with hints of antique brass. Above the buffet, sit a pair of pewter lamps that bring symmetry and another dimension of gray to the room.  No one can deny the beauty of the fabric panel hung in the background and the tortoise shell mirror that hangs in front.

This room screams curated perfection to me. You can tell everything has history and a story behind it and a lot of thought went into creating this scene. This is a great example of 'design done right'!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

window shopping :: overstock

I was surfing the Overstock website this weekend and they really do have everything you could imagine for great prices! I put together a dining room mood board with some of my favorite items I found...

1. Contemporary Nickel Chandelier
2. Graphic Blue-Gray Wool Rug
3. Simple Dining Table
4. Tufted Dining Chair
5. Hartford Buffet

If you like any of these items or have had your eye on a few things from there, was gracious enough to provide my readers with a 10% discount!!

The code for the 10% off is 121745.  {offer has no expiration date--offer can only be used once per email address}

All the ideas and opinions expressed are my own. No monetary compensation was received for doing this post, however, I was provided with a discount code.