Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tracery Interiors

As I have mentioned about 100 times, I love Rosemary Beach Florida. It is such a beautiful and serene place to visit. Not to mention the home of one of my favorite design teams Tracery Interiors. Not only are they amazing designers, they also have a beautiful store! (And they write an inspiring blog! Busy busy!!) Their work is creative and coastal and amazing!! I can't say enough about it, they are very talented!!

I popped over to their blog this morning and saw some new displays they have right now in their store. UGH, I love them!! I feel like I could just walk in their store and live! So beautiful! Is that weird that I want to live in a store?? Oh well, I am sure you all have stores you would live in to?! Right??? Hello?? Anyway, if you have a moment, take a look at their website/blog. Just keep a tissue handy to wipe away the drool!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cool and Crisp

I must confess to you...white scares me!! Whenever I wear white pants, I get food on them. White carpet, I spill drinks. But I love it so! I love the look of a crisp white shirt in the summer. I really love the look of these crisp white walls, accessories and furniture. So fresh, it just screams cool and hip. But what really caught my eye are the pops of bright blue/turquoise. What a great way to compliment white and what a great color to use for summer!! Looks cool and that is always good on a hot summer day!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Open Shelving and Display in Kitchens

I try pretty hard to keep my kitchen and my cabinets clean and tidy. I TRY! I could not imagine having my dishes and all my cooking utensils on display all the time. However, I do really like the way it looks! Maybe it would give me more incentive to keep things orderly!

I love the thought of using brightly colored plates and bowls to add color and interest to a kitchen. Plus, if you have a unique collection of plates or mugs, etc. it would be such an easy way to display it for all to see!

I think for now, I will keep my white dishes tucked away in a cabinet! I don't think I am ready to commit to keeping things THAT organized!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Clever Idea!!!

Oh, I just love this idea!!! If you are like me, you have one or two glass domes and not a thing to put in them! Some days I struggle to come up with a creative ways to display items in my home. It really never occurred to me to use light bulbs in this way!!! But I am in love with the idea!!!!!

What are you struggling with in your home today???

Friday, April 16, 2010

Just Relaxing...

Picture courtesy of Hello!Self
I haven't blogged but once this week. Ugh, sorry, I was doing so well! I have been taking a much needed break, trying to relax, and just enjoy the days. I have been reading some good books, watching lots of reality television and going to lunch with my newly retired dad. The weather has been amazing and I have been sitting on my back porch enjoying lazy evenings watching my dog tangle himself up in the blooming flowers and watching my husband obsessively put fertilizer on our yard. I have been eating the best cookies, full of chocolate and ooey, gooey goodness and not working out! The past few weeks have been much needed. I am grateful that I was able to take this time and enjoy the simple things in life. It made me realize I need to do that more often! I hope you all are taking time to relax and enjoy something special this weekend!!! (I really hope it is a chocolate cookie!!!)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Ahhhh.....Spring!!! It is so nice to have warmer weather and to actually feel like stepping outside of your house to go somewhere!! It feels good to have my newly polished toenails exposed in my flip flops, and to not have a huge coat on while driving. It is nice to sit out on the porch at night and not need a jacket, and to have sunlight until at least 8:30 pm! How amazing to see the bulb I planted in the fall finally bloom into a daffodil and the tree in front of our house bloom a beautiful soft pink flower. How funny it is to watch my husband OBSESS about our yard and picking weeds and fertilizing! And how sweet to have amazing family and friends to spend time with on these beautiful days!!

I have been taking some time off the past week. Sorry for the lack of blog posts, I have just been a little pre-occupied!!!

At Final Four practice with Mr. Peanut!! The only celebrity I saw that day!!!

This guy is pretty amazing and sweet. I have been trying to spend a lot of time with him lately, when he is not out in the yard!!!

This happened pretty much overnight! So beautiful!

This little man is the best company!!! Even when he sticks his tongue out at me!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Coastal Living

I LOVE the magazine Coastal Living and all things coastal!! After living in Florida for 3 years, I developed quite a fondness for coastal design. I wanted to share some pictures from the magazine that I think are great spaces!!! I hope you enjoy!! Happy Tuesday!!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Simple and Fabulous Kitchen

I recently came across this kitchen in an issue of House Beautiful. Don't you just LOVE those big windows!!!?? What a great place to cook in as well as entertain! The long bench seating would be great for a family dinner or a dinner party. I like how simple the colors are and how the decor is pretty minimal. What I really love are those green vases on the table!! Those are fabulous and just the right pop of color!!! I wonder where I could get my hands on those???!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Quick Pic

I had to show you this kitchen. Do you see the lockers in the corner on the wall?? How fabulous is that??? What a great and inventive idea for storage! Looks like they are using this for a pantry. I love how unique and clever this space is! Enjoy and happy Monday!!!
Phot courtesy of Little Green Notebook.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Very Chic Breakfast

Can you imagine how tasty breakfast would be in this little nook?? Oh, I can just imagine waking up to the smell of cinnamon rolls and coffee and sinking into those green pillows. (Not that this kind of thing EVER happens at my house, but a girl can dream!!!)
I love the color combo, so great for spring! And those wire chairs are so sweet! And that light!! OH!! It's too much!!!
Hope you are enjoying this fabulous Friday!!! Temps close to 80??? WHAT? Get outside and enjoy this weather!!!! I am off to watch a little NCAA basketball practice!! Enjoy!!!
Photo courtesy of COCOCOZY.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Coffee Anyone??

If you are like me, you LOVE coffee, and you love going out for coffee. It is one of my favorite things to do, grab a friend and head to the nearest coffee place and gab for hours!!

Wouldn't it be fun to "dress up" your cup?? Have a little something to make you and your coffee unique?? Wouldn't it be great to do your part for the environment and not use the cardboard holders??

How about a Coffee Koozie??
The SDG Koozies are adjustable to fit either a large or small paper cup. They are lined to protect from the heat. And let's face it, they are so stinkin' cute!!
Coffee Koozies would make great gifts for your friends, coffee buddies, teacher gifts, Mothers day gifts, or just a treat for yourself!! Look for these cuties and more in the shop soon!!

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