Monday, July 26, 2010

On My Nightstand

Summer time is reading time in my book.  During the rest of the year, I usually make it through about 4 pages before falling asleep in my bed.  This summer, I've kept the old library card and Barnes card in high usage.  It's been great!

My number one read.  It's beyond fabulous, and I hear it's coming to theaters. Yahoo!

This one's a follow up to this...

Both are equally fabulous (of the finish in one read variety).

Last but not least...
I've done tons of her Bible studies (they're my favorites), and this book is no different.  It's a keeper.

Monday Morning Madness

Wouldn't a notepad like this make crossing things off the ole to-do list a bit easier?

super notepad - $45

And with your busy schedule, who wouldn't want to record every event in these fun planners?

personalized planners - $55

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Look Who We Ran Into!

Ok the sister and I have been following (some might even consider it slight stalking) this design superstar for quite some time now.  In case you haven't met, here's Erika.  Let me tell you, you should know her.


She's famous--Southern Living famous.  And Coastal Living famous.  And many more famous I'm sure.

I think I'll just move on in.

house photos via Southern Living 

After much talk of our so-called "friendship" (mostly on the part of sister's husband and my bf Will), we ran into her at dinner at the beach on Friday.  And we're friends now.  No more mentions of "Who's Erika?" are allowed.  The boys were floored, and the girls were over the moon!  

so excited!

He was thrilled!

newfound BFFs

Thanks to Erika for being such a great sport!  We are already planning for next summer!

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Kitchen {reveal::part one}

After much (and I do mean much) deliberation, I finally picked some paint colors. In case you're new around here, I'm having a little summer fun with a mini-redo of my boyfriend Will's kitchen.  Since I rent my house there is little that can be done around my own place, so I had to journey to his house to get my creative juices flowing. Trying to turn his bachelor pad into something a bit more up-to-date and less macho (think ducks, pleather, and sports memorabilia) has been a super fun summer project.   This project is giving a whole new meaning to the word patience--he has been a trooper.  Anywho, back to the reveal.

It was a tough choice, and I probably could have tried many more samples, but I had to draw the line somewhere.   I decided to go with Sherwin William's Dover White on the upper cabinets and Benjamin Moore's Raccoon Hollow on the bottoms.  It ended up being just what I had in mind.  

raccoon hollow

     dover white

Since a picture's worth a thousand words...




ADDED BONUS (the fireplace):

And don't worry folks, lest he be left out of the project completely, Will came by for lunch and a quick review of the progress...


Next up--hardware...(I'll keep you posted.)        

Dinner is Served

{The latest in arrivals nesting's mailbox}

(you'll just have to turn your head to the side for this one--silly computer troubles)

a stack of plates ready for one sweet little boy

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Made by Southern Hands

Check out the July issue of Southern Living for a peek at some of their favorite products made in the South.

Based in Kansas City, La Plates made the list!
Summer Entertaining Essentials: Monogrammed Salad Plates

You can have a custom-designed set of your own dessert/salad plates!

Set of 4 - 56.00
Order now!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Up to My Elbows...


Be back soon.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday America!

Hope your 4th is sparkly!

(martha stewart)

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Watch out for Kristin Hartness!
Next time you see her, she'll be sporting a sassy new planner!
Congratulations Kristin!

I can't wait to see which pattern and color she chooses (don't worry--I'll share it with you too!)

If you're bummed that you didn't win, dry up your tears right this minute.  You can have one too--let me know if you'd like to order one of your very own.  They also make GREAT gifts! 

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Big Reveal

Remember this project?

Well, it all came together last Friday night.  Will's cousin Reece got married on Saturday.  The night before the big shindig everybody gathered at Noodles for a sweet celebration.  And lucky for me (and now you), I got to help with the party decorations.  With a whole lotta help, everything came together perfectly.  

moss-covered letters for Reece and Brooke

nothing says summer wedding like white hydrangeas

the burlap table runners tied in with the outdoor theme

ready for the guests to arrive!

this little munchkin was in awe of all the pretty things...

the happy couple with the younger set of the wedding party!

Congratulations to the newlyweds!  

Remember to comment on the post below if you'd like to win a planner!  And truthfully, who wouldn't want to win???  The winner will be announced on Friday!