Friday, March 25, 2011

gorgeous ring!

I love this ring!! Turquoise, a starfish, and yellow gold... it must be made for me! haha I think it would be casual enough to wear everyday. I accidentally found it in a google search looking for something else {don't ya love when that happens!}

Image: Catherine Weitzman

Thursday, March 24, 2011

LOVE Print

The LOVE print by Made By Girl is totally on my wish list er {shopping list lol}. I would like to hang it above our dining room set in our kitchen. Love it love it love it! The color is called Blue Raspberry... yum!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

weekend thrifting

This weekend I went to some thrift stores to browse around & I found 2 wonderful books! They are now residing on our coffee table. The best part is, I bought them both for a total of $2.50! The first book shown has some amazing tips for gardening. I CANNOT wait to get started on planting flowers! A few people from church gave us bags & bags {literally!!} of narcissus (the yellow flower that always pops up first in the spring time!) we planted them all, or so I thought until I found 2 {Wal-Mart} bags full of bulbs. I looked inside the bag and saw that they were blooming inside the plastic bag! How cool is that? Calvin & I planted the rest. Needless to say, our yard is going to be full of yellow happy flowers in the Springtime... & I wouldn't want it any other way! ;)

This is the second book I bought, it has absolutely breathtaking pictures of roses. I googled & found that many people tear the pages out & use them as artwork. For now, I am leaving the pages inside the book. It's just too cute of a book!

I also went in Tuesday Morning to browse {you know what happens when ya browse haha!} and I found this book! I didn't add it to my book list the other day because I was trying to put all books that would be under $15 including shipping & handling & this book cost more than that used. I picked it up, turned it over, and there it was before my eyes.... $9.99!! I couldn't believe it! Brand new, still in the plastic cover for $9.99!

Then, I received an adorable cupcake magazine that my mom bought for me in the mail! The funny thing is, when I am in line at the store, I always pick it up & browse through it. Thank you mom!

Friday, March 18, 2011

book wish list

I put together a list of books that I would love to have so when my birthday rolls around, all I gotta do is check out my post! Do you have any favorite interior design books?


{click picture to do directly to site}

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

setting the table for spring & summer!

While we were in the Bahamas {a few weeks ago!!}, we were in a store that I adored! I don't remember the name of it. There was a table setting that I loooved! I was going to take a picture of it, but it was so simple I told myself that I didn't need a picture. WRONG! lol I remember a few details. A white table cloth, bamboo chargers, aqua silverware, goblets, seashells & starfish... that's about it. I don't remember the centerpiece, what the table settings looked like together, etc. which lead me to googling summer table settings.

TA-DA... Enjoy!

{twine around mason jars... love it!}

{adore this idea for centerpieces... save your canned food! }

{this looks very similiar, except with plain white plates, minus the red starfish}

Images: Pottery Barn, Redmodelista, Southern Living, Country Living, via google images

Friday, March 11, 2011

fabric ideas for master bedroom

I really wish I had a picture of our bedroom right now so you could get the full picture. Here is the corner of our bedroom without any furniture. At least you can see the paint color which is a light gray. Anyhoo, I'm trying to figure out what type of curtains I want in there.

I'm always drawn to blues & greens. As you can see in our living room, the curtains I made are blue & green thanks to Young House Love for their inspiration!!

The headboard we have is oak with detailing (sorry I'm not much help!) I will try to post a picture soon. Our bedding is all white. My vision is to get a turquoise side table, and really play up the color in the pillows or curtains and decor.

I think it may be cool to do a black & white pinstripe curtain.

This is the picture I got that idea from, the dining room chairs! I love getting inspiration in odd places! lol So picture, the oak headboard {that you have no idea what it looks like lol}, a turquoise night stand, black & white pinstripe curtains, & some colorful books on the night stand with peonies in a pretty vase. What do ya think? The amazing thing about this fabric is that it's only $6.98 a yard! I need 9 yards of fabric, with a coupon, I could easily get 4 panels for under $50! =)

I recently spotted this fabric on a window treatment & fell in love!! Then I spotted the price tag... $13.98 a yard. Not bad when you don't need a lot of fabric... but when you need 9 yards, that's too expensive for me =(

I then spotted this sort-of-fabric-look-a-like by Amy Butler for $8 a yard. Still not so sure about it though.

This fabric would definitely be different for me! I like it. I would just be a little scared that it would look too "teenagerish" haha. Cute though!!

I REALLY like this fabric by Amy Butler! I'm not too sure what the hubs would say about it though lol. I really don't think he would mind that much because it does have other colors besides pink ;) It is back ordered until the end of March, but I certainly don't have a problem with that because I won't be ordering these anytime soon, it's just fun to plan & know what I want when I do have the moolah!

click on pictures to go directly to site ;)