Monday, August 30

Glass knobs!

So as y'all know I am DESPERATE to re-do both our guest room and office. I want to be sure it's perfect and JUST the way that I want it so I've been doing LOTS of research to try to make sure that happens!

So we have these white pieces that I love but I want to update them!

(armoire in the office)

(bedside table in the guest room)

 I'm thinking of adding glass knobs and have spent some time researching where to find these jewels for a good price!

Check out some that I've found!

I love all these though some are DEFINITELY out of our price range! Newlyweds on a BUDGET! I may go thrifting to try to find some too! I'll definitely let y'all know what I choose! 

Tuesday, August 24

My perfect nephew!

Welcome to the world Brayden James! 

So as y'all know, I often call me best friends' children my nieces and nephews ... I'm obsessed, I just can't help it! 

Well Brayden James was born Saturday, August 21st. He weighed in at 7lbs 6oz and was 20 1/4 inches long! Y'all he is PERFECT! I'm absolutely in love! 

Sunday, August 22

paint, fabric, paint, fabric ....

So I'm not sure that anyone truly understands how HOT Charleston is during the month of August. I'm talking 90+ degrees with 100% humidity. Air so thick it takes your breath away to step outside.

Now I'm typically not much of a complainer (though Bryan may disagree!) but this summer has been HOT HOT HOT! Much more than usual! So I've been trying to fill my days doing mini-projects INSIDE!!!

However, lately I've been having a hard time making up my mind. I think it's due in large part because I have SO MANY things that I want to accomplish and I am having serious 'design ADD'.

I want to re-do my guest room and office. I want to re-paint almost EVERY room in the house. I want to make outdoor pillows for my patio table. As well as re-paint the table. I want to clean out and organize EVERY closet in my house. And those are just the things that I can think of right now!

So today I decided to spend the day looking at paint colors and fabric... Sounds like a good Sunday, right?

I'm LOVING the Benjamin Moore Pottery Barn collection ...

And I'm thinking a navy stripe for the cushions outside? Coral for the table?

So many decisions! Now I just have to narrow down which of these PB colors I want to use for the guest room ... I've determined that's where I'm going to start! I think! 

Thursday, August 19

must have these...

So as y'all know I've been searching and searching for inspiration for my guest room ... I've really been thinking that I wanted to use mason jars somewhere in there because I just LOVE to decorate with jars (remember the painted ones I did?)

Then I found these... 

Yes, I know .... PERFECTION! I will be creating some of my own to use in the guest room. And perhaps the office. And maybe the kitchen. 

Check with Miss Mustard Seed for her tutorial! 

Wednesday, August 18

Where are you ideas????

So I think I've mentioned before that I REAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLY want to re-do my guest bedroom ... well y'all that need has become a lot more intense this week! But the only problem is ... I have NO CLUE what I want to do! 

Bryan and I are on an INTENSE limited budget right now (especially since yours truly decided happiness trumped employment!) So I've been trying to come up with ideas on how to use things I already have, which of course is not nearly as fun for a self-diagnosed shopaholic! 

So I've been researching ... A LOT! Here's some ideas I've come up with ... 

From the Pottery Barn bedroom inspiration page ... We all know how I <3 PB! 

Just found her blog & LOVE her bedroom 

Vintage plates on the wall? A MUST! 

These 2 are from The Lettered Cottage (y'all know I dig what Layla & Kevin do!) I really really like the simplicity of this room. I'm going for clean lines I think.

So there's a few ideas I've come across ... Notice how different they all are? How will I decide? 


Thursday, August 12

Boredom = Avocado

So for those of you who know me well, you know that I LOVE food ... and by love I mean I'm OBSESSED with food. All kinds. I don't discriminate.

So as I was waiting around for my girlfriend to pick me up (we're carpooling to Tybee) I got REAL hungry bored. So I decided to make a sami to enjoy while I was watching Paula Dean whip up some delicious goodies on the Food Network.

It was then that I realized I still had 1/2 an avocado in the fridge! Y'all when I say it made my day, I am not exaggerating! I love those ugly little green things! On everything! So I made a chicken salad sami with avocado, tomato, and of course cheese! It was so delish!

So after I finished this delightful mid-afternoon snack (Bryan thinks I eat the biggest snacks of anyone he's ever met!) I decided to look up some recipes featuring avocado!

Check this one out... It includes so many of my FAV things: avocado, mango, black beans & cilantro! HELLO!!!!!

I am hosting a going-away cookout for a friend of ours on Sunday evening and y'all THIS recipe will be featured!

Ok ... Heading to Tybee! Hope everyone has the BEST weekend! :)

Tybee Days... I mean Tybee DAZE

Do y'all remember me talking about going to Tybee Island for a bachelorette party? Well, today is the day! 

I can't wait! Check out the CUTEST house we're staying in... Tybee Daze

It's going to be super fun! We're playing bar golf on Saturday night, complete with golfing 'costumes'! (read lots & lots of plaid!) 

There will definitely be some pics posted soon! Until then, HAPPY (early) WEEKEND! 

Wednesday, August 11

Oh pillows, how I love you!

So I'm sure that many of you remember my pillow craze a while back ... To call it a 'stage' would be an EXTREME understatement! I love love love pillows! I think that they are the PERFECT instant room update! Even just to add 1 or 2 more will make a HUGE change in your room!

So y'all I have to make a confession, I try hard to keep the house as masculine as possible but I am a GIRLY girl! I've been trying really hard to stay away from ruffles, but these pillows are a new MUST in my house!

Stay tuned for my version...

Saturday, August 7

Garden & Gun ... And Sangria!

So the other day, I randomly received Garden & Gun magazine in the mail the other day... Literally have no idea where it came from! But I was perusing this magazine and really kindof like it; it has so many interesting things about The South (which as we all know, is one of my favorite subjects!)

Well while flipping through my new mag, I found an article about Southern Sangria made with summer's sweetest fruit (in my humble opinion) ... PEACHES! And the best thing about my latest find: going to SNOB (Slightly North of Broad)  tonight with the parentals for dinner! :)

And y'all I cannot WAIT to try the sangria tonight! I will definitely report back because even though summer is winding down... this could be the PERFECT party drink!

Friday, August 6


Well y'all this weekend in South Carolina, is tax-free weekend! I decided that it was the PERFECT time to purchase myself a BRAND NEW FABULOUS MacBook Pro!!!!

WOOHOO! More soon! For now, gotta hone my skills on this bad boy! :)