Tuesday, May 31, 2011

come on in.

this entry is so sassy and fun. i love that the zebra is blue, and i also love that it leads you to the aqua bookshelves straight through. lovely.

i wish i was this bold in my own house.


back to business.

i hope you had a great weekend kicking off summer, but unfortunately it's back to work.

isn't this a cute house though? love the cottage feel and manicured boxwoods.


image from flickr

Monday, May 30, 2011

itsy bitsy teeny weeny

my grandmother had some wonderful pin dot cocktail napkins that i use whenever the occasion arises. they are so fabulously yellow and vintage looking. so understated yet chic. young yet sophisticated. old yet fresh. the perfect accompaniment to a classic mint julep. just in time for summer...


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011


this color combo is really really beautiful, no? mint, turquoise, green. all tempered with white and neutrals and a hit of gold.
it's celerie kimble's office in florida
from domino

happy friiiiiday.


it's the weekend!!!

almost. but i've already mentally checked out. (is that bad to say?)

headed to the lake this weekend. i plan on (safely--with sunscreen) getting some color on my bod, drinking a few fruity concoctions, and soaking up the all around summery goodness.

i work across the street from an elementary school and yesterday was the last day. the air was filled with little voices rejoicing. it reminded me of how being 'grown up' sure takes away alot of that feeling of being free and the thought of endless summer possibilities that came with the last day of school. i could go back to that. at least for the next 3 days.


pink preppy lilly lover


everything fab

martha stewart

apt. 34



apartment therapy

i hope you all enjoy your 3 day weekend, and get a little taste of summer.
happy memorial weekend.



Thursday, May 26, 2011

who is ready!!

for the first official weekend of summer!!!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

i'm not over...


this is one of my fave songs from a few years back. and it says it so well... i'm not over you just yet. you can listen perhaps as you read. if you're at work, i'd recommend not ;)

when we first bought our house almost 2 years ago, the first major purchase i bit the bullet and bought was dining room chairs. i bought the louis ghost chairs. they were cool then but not insane all over the place. now they are. am i yesterday's news because i still love them?

they were kind of an investment... i hope. my husband said after they arrived, and i quote, "they look like they belong in a drug lord's house from the 80's," but i think he has come around. and besides, he ok'd them before they were purchased! maybe it was because we were brand newly married people, maybe.

you see, my dining room isn't really a room at all. it's a space off of a room, sandwiched between the kitchen and the living room. and a major walkway between the before mentioned and the den. it just couldn't handle a table with heavy chairs and the ghost chairs seem to, well, not be there. and they're comfy to boot. but i digress.

my thought is, just because glossy magazines, blogs, and knock-off chairs have made these so mainstream, does that mean they are in effect not cool anymore? i plan on keeping mine around for a long long time because 1) i don't care and i love them and 2) they can go ANYWHERE. so once i have a real dining room that can support real dining chairs, i won't need them any longer... but i will find 6 other uses for the 6 of them. outside? next to a bath? in a child's room? heck, stacked in a closet for entertaining purposes!

i don't have the budget to redecorate over and over again at this point in life, so i'm buying things i love. and that i hope to love for awhile. i mean, lucite is like adding salt to a room. it adds lots of flavor and a little sparkle. (i read that once in elle decor and it's so true.) take a look:

via house beautiful, june 2010

via my little happy place

via apt. 34

via elle decor

via country living

via decor8

via domino

via elements of style

table from cb2.

no matter what, i'm not over my chairs. still a fan of them and certainly still a fan of lucite.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

the open road

did anyone else see the oprah special on ralph lauren's ranch in telluride. gorgeous!! did you come across the photos of ralph's airstream. seems about right :) there is something so simple, retro and fabulous about packing up your decked out airstream and heading out!!! a little driving, sightseeing, reading, camping and exploring. just you and the open road.

ralph's airstream at double rl in telluride

ralph's airstream

better than a hotel because it can be decorated just the way you would like!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

as seen on pinterest.

you can find more of elle and i right over at that lovely little time suck they call pinterest.

it really does suck the time away from you, but i like to think of it as time well spent ;)

a little teaser of some of our saved faves:

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or you can find us over to the right, sandwiched between our facebook and twitter links.

happy monday.