Friday, December 6, 2013

I Am Officially 2 Years Away From The Big One!

Well today is my birthday and a little bit of panic has set in because the numbers are quickly getting close to the big 50.

I have no idea how this happened because mentally I feel and act sometimes like I am still in my 20's.

Physically I am my age or older but I feel like I have earned every line on this face, every stretch mark on this stomach, and all I can do is try to make healthy choices and be grateful for this life.

Speaking of grateful, I have list that is miles long and no one wants to read about that, but what you do need to know is my husband rocks!

He gave me this:

We recently saw this painting in a gallery while we were Christmas shopping and I fell in love, we both did.

I have no words other than love, amazed, and mind blown.

Tonight me and my design muses, Kathy from My Interior Life, ModFruGal, and Brandy from Make and Model will brave the elements like postmen to go to the Porter Flea.

I am the luckiest girl on the planet...I have an amazing husband, great kids, the best girlfriends, and now really great art.

Happy Birthday to me!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Shop Local At A Pop Up Shop

My friend Kathy has amazing taste and I know there will be one of a kind pieces that will make the perfect gift.'s less stress, a lot more fun, and let's face it, the mall sucks!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Welcome To Chik Fil A

Our foyer is officially done!

The finishing touch is the cow hide rug we purchased this weekend

So the rest of the weekend was watching LSU get spanked and the Saints delivering a spanking.

Monday, November 11, 2013

My Promise To Buy Local Part 2

Hands down, my favorite place to either buy a gift for a friend or myself, or just browse and hang out with the most entertaining people is Old Made Good.

Located in East Nashville on Gallatin Pike, this store never disappoints.

Meet Kate and Ashley...they pimped out their floors in gold glitter.


 The art can be a little irreverent.

I bought this there for my son when he graduated from college.

 The jewelry is the coolest, and you never know what they have because the inventory is constantly changing.


They have a great inventory of vintage clothes, shoes, and purses.


And they were voted by the Nashville Scene one of the best places to buy a gift for women.


I would much rather hang out there than Nordstroms...just saying

Friday, November 8, 2013

Pattern Or Plain?

When it comes to investing in a sofa, it is probably best to stick with a neutral pallet. 

Whether it is fabric or leather, neutral colors are easiest to add a pop of color to in the form of pillows or a throw...not rocket science and has been discussed many times.

So when one comes across a sofa with a bold pattern in excellent shape, even passes the smell test, what should a person do?

First of all, I have no idea why there is a saddle at the end of the sofa.

Second of all, yes this fabric could go Holly Hobby or kountry kitsch.

But it could also be pretty awesome in the right arena, like these:


White walls and Moroccan table + great fabric on sofa 

LOVE this room. Emilie Jean photographed by Ben Hoffman. 

I think this could be really great in a white wall environment with solid pillows and bold contemporary graphic art.

And at $59.00, what the hell?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I Can't Imagine Why I Wasn't Asked

So I will admit I am a huge fan of the Real Housewives shows.

I can't help it. The lavish/unreal lifestyles that contain over the top homes and cars. The ability to have perfect hair and makeup at all times. The exotic trips and the wardrobes to match that particular destination. The ability to never sweat, whether on the beach or excising. To never, ever have to wait in a carpool line or make poster boards illustrating the difference between plant and animal cells at 10:00 at night.

So when I heard about a new show that will air on TNT in February, I was stunned that me or my group of lovely lady friends weren't even up for consideration.

 Seriously, this is exactly how we interact at the flea market and the aisles at Goodwill.

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Big Reveal

Talk about bang for your buck!

My nemesis is no more and I may hang out in my foyer because it is amazing!!!!!

It blows my mind what some molding and a few gallons of white paint can do.

Now on to the next project...