Thursday, March 20, 2014

happy spring!

"Came the #Spring, with all its splendor, all its birds and all its blossoms, all its flowers and leaves and grasses." -HWL
Spring Pinterest Board
 "Came the Spring with all its splendor, all its birds and all its blossoms, 
all its flowers and leaves and grasses."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Happy first day of Spring! 

Friday, March 14, 2014

don't get pinched!

St. Patrick's Day Outfit Ideas

Don't forget! St. Patrick's day is Monday!! Hope some of these inspire you to wear green so you don't get pinched! ;) 

Happy Friday and early St. Patrick's Day! 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

making old new again...

We all have them laying around...and old piece of furniture that was handed down, is outdated, has sentimental value but just doesn't quite fit in your home as is, or even that one piece you have from college when you took just about anything you could get...Whats there to do with it?!?

Repaint, restain, redo! 

 I was asked to do "redo" this dresser for my sweet new nephew or niece due in the next few weeks! My sister in law found a great piece in Roudtop but baby blue wasn't going to work for her! She sent me a few inspiration pics and I started the search for paint.

Here is before:
It is hard to tell but this is baby blue chalk paint.

 This Annie Sloan paint was suggested, but I have used Sherwin Williams paint on some other pieces I have done so I went with the closest color I could find. I ended up using Functional Gray. After the 50 shades of gray saga I ended up having a sample can of that color and got started. 

You can see here where the gray started on the right.

When I was done painting with the flat gray I started with a decorative glaze on the drawers:

before (left) and after glaze (right)

After a few layers of glaze and destressing...

I am pretty pleased with the finish product! :) 

If you are interested in doing this yourself and have more questions or have a piece you would like help with please don't hesitate to ask! 

Happy Tuesday! 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Spring and the month of March are one of my favorite times of year! I love that the sun starts to stay out later, work can begin again in the garden and everything begins to bloom! Not to mention it is when my husband and I got married...and the month he was born! :)

1. Tulips! or any fresh blooming spring flower for that matter. They instantly bring a smile to my face. 
2. Babies everywhere! It is so neat to see ducklings and lambs and birds building their nests to welcome new baby birds :)
3. Bunnies! I love a bunny and all of the other wonderful Spring and Easter decorations that arrive with the season.
4. Crawfish and a cold beer on a spring afternoon...doesn't get much better, especially if it is Derek's crawfish! Every year we have an annual crawfish boil and we are counting down the days.
5. Blooming trees and branches! Quince, cherry blossom, apple and pear trees all show off beautiful flowers and smells. They look great in a vase on your table as well! 

Although it doesn't feel or look much like Spring here in Texas, it is right around the corner and I can not wait! I hope this warms up your day even just a little bit. The heat will be here soon! :)

Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

the oscars best dressed...ever

I love, love the Oscar red carpet and watching all the fashions! I am so excited to see what everyone will be wearing tonight...especially Lupita, Sandra, and Reese who have been wearing some amazing fashions this year on the red carpet. 

Here are a few of my all time favorite dresses...

The first two - Michelle Williams in Vera Wang & Nicole Kidman in  Balenciaga - are my top two looks ever. Just gorgeous! 
Vera Wang, 2006
Balenciaga, 2007

Valentino, 2011
Tom Ford, 2012
Oscar de la Renta, 2011

Edith Head, 1955
Valentino, 2002
Valentino, 2001
Ben de Lisi, 2002
Armani Prive, 2009
Oscar de la Renta, 2013

Givenchy, 1954

Happy Oscar Sunday!!