Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Traveling and family

It is not officially the weekend, but it is hump day and I will be enjoying some family time.  We are driving to Houston today for a great celebration then back home tomorrow to begin our family Christmas.  I'm ready to wind down and relax for a few days.  Have a very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Small bedroom...ideas?

I am trying to come up with some simple, small bedroom ideas and love these.  Master or guest suite!

Do you have any ideas?  We are trying to furnish a new, small home and give it an inviting feel!

{photos via Houzz}

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Happy weekend DIY project

Bring a bit of the heavens down to snowy earth with stars fashioned from ordinary garden stakes. To determine how many feet of lights you will need, first decide the size and number of stars you would like to make, and then add the lengths of each of the stakes required.  Click here for simple directions.
Have a great weekend!

{photos via Martha Stewart}

Friday, December 10, 2010

Etsy Friday Favorite

I ran across this lovely Etsy shop, Redstarink and think all her items are great.  For this time of year I especially am fond of the holiday tiny notes for gifts.

REDSTAR ink is handmade paper goods. designed, printed, and assembled all by hand by Marcie. With a clean aesthetic and a focus on personal organization, REDSTAR ink provides products that are simple, bold, and modern.   Be sure to check out her Etsy shop, there is so much more to see.

{photos via Redstarink}

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wisteria Outlet

I have blogged before about how happy I am that we live near the Wisteria Outlet!  It has moved to a bigger and better location and is full of beautiful things.  Take a look.

If you live in the D/FW area it is worth a trip to the outlet.  Here is the new location information.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Gifts for young ladies

Whether you have a daughter or friend in high school, college or graduate these gifts will surely be loved!

1.  Snowflake Gypsyz green/cream high:  $129
2.  Tory Burch patent continental wallet:  $195
3.  Miss Dior Cherie fragrance:  $59 +
4.  Pottery Barn quilted cosmetic bags:  $29
5.  Anthropologie Winter Beauty Pullover:  $128
6.  Anthropologie Sleep Set:  sold separately

Love... Carol Benson

A Texas native and noted artist, Carol Benson has exhibited work across the Metroplex and throughout the state and region for nearly two decades. Venues include galleries and museums in Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, Galveston, San Antonio, Baton Rouge, Little Rock, and Santa Fe, among others.  Her work is being exhibited at the William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery in Fort Worth now until January 15th.  

{photos via William Campbell}

Monday, December 6, 2010

White holiday decor

I am always drawn to white interiors, even when it comes to holiday decorating.  Love the flocked trees, white candles and crystal accessories.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wishing for....

1.  Apple iPad
2.  Diptique Gardenia Candle
3.  Lucy Vital Jacket in Navy
4.  Lucy Walk About Pant in Asphalt
5.  Johnathan Adler Hollywood Mugs
6.  William Sonoma 12" Calphalon Non Sticket Skillet
7.  Vera Bradley Large Makeup Bag
8.  Anthropologie Roundabout Readers in Purple

{photos via the source}

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Etsy Friday Favorite

I was drawn to Karen Fields Gallery on Etsy because of her original, contemporary artwork and colorful palette.  I love the bold flowers, landscape and abstract paintings.  She also has a great blog to check out.

{photos via Karen Fields}

Rustic Retreat in North Carolina


Cashiers, North Carolina was once a rain forest and is set in a valley in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains.  This home is cozy and airy and very inviting - rustic yet refined.  The natural colors and large porch are my favorite parts of this home.  

{photos via House Beautiful}

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

dr. delphinium

Things have been very busy lately, as we are planning our first wedding.  The wedding will be in May and I m loving all phases of the planning.  Had a meeting yesterday with a florist.  As I was waiting on my contact to see me, I couldn't resist taking a few pictures.

dr. delphinium designs and events has been in Dallas, TX for over 20 years and offers the most beautiful florals and events I've seen.  It was voted D Magazine "Best Florist in Dallas" for 2010.  I am looking forward to seeing what they come up with for our daughter's wedding. :}

{photos taken with iphone by me}