Friday, January 28, 2011

Awards today!

So I was awarded today by the sweet Jesslyn Amber today!  How fun is this!  So, I am participating in her blog event!  I hope I do this right ; )  I hope you have a wonderful day!! 

1: Link the person who awarded you!
2: Post 7 random facts about yourself.
3: Pass this award along to 15 other bloggers!
1.  I love chocolate!  Its the best thing ever, and when I am having a bad day, I resort to just 1 piece of chocolate and it makes my day 100 times better.  I don't know what it is about it, but 1 piece will make my day brighter.  Thank you wonder food!
2.  Gardenias are my all time favorite flower, mostly for the scent. Gosh they get me every time.  I can't wait till they start blooming! 

3.  I love to plan parties!  Even if its a dinner with a group of friends, or a night out, I love to be the event coordinator of our group.  I just have a love for it, and so my friends always have a good time, so they always expect me to perform and ask me to do the planning!  

4.  I am an interior designer.  But, what is odd, is that I don't do residential design!  I love to share my loves with my blog followers, but I don't even do residential.  I do commercial and corporate, so very sterile, and plain, vanilla if you will.  I work on AutoCAD, and I produce construction documents for permits, and I work with furniture design.  So basically all the ideas that interior designers do curtains and decor, throw that out the window, I am more architecture and design!  And I HATE that no one understands what I do for a living, but I just smile and say yes I love to pick out curtains too : )  Pet peeve if you will.  

5.  I hate shoes, I love them but I hate to wear them.  I mean what girl doesn't like to shop for cute shoes, I know I do.  But the moment I get home, those babies are off!  And when I was younger, I used to run around the yard shoeless!  I loved the way the grass felt in the summer!

6.  I'm in love with my husband!  We met in college and were instant friends.  Which turned to more, and the rest is history.  He was always there for me as a friend and still is.  Such a wonderful man, I couldn't ask for a better guy.  He is that guy who will help you jump your car if you battery is dead in a public place, or help an elderly person up the stairs if they are struggling, and he is that guy who says yes ma'am and no sir.  True Southern gentleman! 

7.  I love projects.  My husband I just bought a "fixer upper" and we couldn't be happier with all the projects that lay before us!  We can't wait to make the house a home, and share all the adventures with you on my blog!  We are both handy so it helps!

This was fun!  I hope everyone else tries it out! Here is who I have awarded!   Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The only time red and pink look good together, Valentines Day!

So its coming!  Valentines Day is right around the corner.  I know it seems like the other day we were talking about Christmas and Thanksgiving, it always goes so fast.  So time for a month of happy things, love and pink and red.  Its the only time I can think of that I will put pink and red together and it is ok to do.  So I started working on my Valentines Day projects early!  This is the year of being prepared!  So from now on, if I can keep this going, I am planning my blog posts around holidays and times of the year, the seasons and being on time with Etsy postings. Turning a new leaf for projects.  Last year was definitely the learning year of blogging, and into year two coming up, I want to really get blogging, and really be on target with things.  SO, in celebration for the holiday coming up, here's to red and pink!  Check out my Etsy page for more beautiful flowers! Perfect little gifts : ) Etsy Shop

 This is a necklace made of red burlap, its such a stunner piece!

 Love this coral one, its satin, and I can't WAIT to wear it! 
 Cute little ones....good for shoes, or for the hair.  I haven't added backs to them since I want the person who decides to purchase them to customize them to what they would want. 

You may see these again very soon.....
 This is typically what the backs look like with fashion pins.  But I also add hair clips and other fasteners when someone customizes, or I get a good resource! 
And classic red, always a crowd pleaser for the day of love! ; )    Have a Happy Day!

Monday, January 24, 2011

What can your silverware be used for besides eating??

Interesting question you ask CandaceAshley!  Yes, silverware is perfect for eating and cooking, I mean what else do you do with it?  You be creative that is what!  I have found that silverware is used alot in crafting!  Here are a few ideas I have found and some I have purchased as well.  I also would love to try a few things myself.  I know I have a list of projects, and this one can just be added to the pot.  Are there other ladies who have too much creativity and not enough time like myself??
I love this idea, using this for your garden or pots?!   I think this would also be a fun gift for a gardener ; )

Tatertots and JelloApparently she was thinking outside the box as well!  I think this is great that she found such amazing uses for silverware!
And check out her tutorial, I think I may use this idea for my own garden and gifts for friends! 
I love the idea of using silverware for jewelry.  I have a spoon ring, and I need some more!
Check out her blog as well, such a creative gal!
 And now something I have purchased for myself!!  A little boutique in Wake Forest, NC!

Loves....yes, I can't wait until spring to add little buds to these little vases, how creative is this!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Inspired by white

So while facebooking yesterday, a friend of mine, fellow designer and lover of everything I love, posted about white rooms.  I got inspired!!  I wanted to start looking for ideas for white room immediately.  I don't know if I could "live" all the time in these rooms, but they are gorgeous, and using some ideas from the rooms would be fun ; )
I love the use of old wood and some dark elements, the lighting and wooden accents.  Love the slip covers! White room 1
keepingthechristmasspiritalive365This is a fun blog I just found!  Love the tree in this shot! 
Love this website, Decor Pad  Its a new obsession of mine.  Thanks to Ali! 
Gorgeous!!!   needspark
How divine!   Decor Pad

Decor PadOOO LA LA!  Bungalow
Must be a trend, Decor Pad is awesome!!!    So beautiful! 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Pretty things

Today is one of those days, you just want to see pretty things.  Its rainy out, its gloomy, and I don't have a lot to do today, and so surrounding myself with pretty things is what I am going to do.  I have candles lit in the house to make it smell nice, the blinds are open to watch the rain, I have HGTV on, who doesn't love that channel, and I made kettle corn.  Lovely day! 
I found this giveaway today from French Larkspur and what a great giveaway!  I mean a bag full of goodies!  And here is a few of the sites she has posted for the giveaways! Pillowslips from her shop, some oh so wonderful soaps from Eco Natural Soap shop, and one of their body butters.  Not to mention the bag, and this fabulous magazine!  Such a generous offer! 

Its the pretty things that make you happy, and the little things that make your day!  Enjoy every moment you can!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Day

And the winner of the Burlap Flower pin is.....drum roll.....thanks to .....Michele at Michele made me!
Lucky Winner

This is so exciting, and love Michele's great blog!  Go check her out!   This flower fashion pin is completely made of burlap.  It has to be one of my favorites.  My mother wears hers on her big straw hat, for the yard and beach, and my grandmother wears hers on a blazer.  Its so versatile!  Enjoy Michele! 

And a little happiness for me, I won a giveaway myself!  I entered a contest for EmersonMade, and won!  Here is the blog! Slumber Designs
And if you check out her last post, I am hiding at the bottom ; ) Now what to choose?  I have some money to spend at EmersonMade, and I am still trying to decide what to get!  Suggestions are welcome!

Love them all!  The clutches are out of stock, but I think I may contact them and find out I can be on a waiting list ; )  Much love and happy weekend, congrats to Michele!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fabric Love is back!

I thought I should bring Fabric Love back, and start the new year off with a fabric I have found works great with crafts and all sorts of things.  Here are some great inspirations for Wednesday!  Gotta love this cheap fabric, with tons of colors!
princesslasertron  I found this blog, and had to become a follower fast! 
Come on you know you love this one! 

This is just gorgeous! 
Green submarineThis is a cute blog! 
I heart penguins!  

This is NOT real fruit!  
Is felt not the most awesome fabric ever!  I could go on, but I need to get ready for the day!  Have a good Wednesday!   Much Luv