More ideas for the bedroom...

>> Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ignore the blue bedding on the bed- We just want the frame.


Playing with ideas for the master bedroom...


Rug Love

>> Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I swear, I change my mind about rugs like most people change underpants...I just bought a beautiful rug for our living room but now I want to move that rug into the dining area and repaint.

While looking at new rugs for the living room I came across the Dash&Albert website and I fell in love with their rugs. So many colors, styles and textures to choose from...go visit them at .

Enjoy a few of my favorite rugs!


Dated lamp has a new home...

>> Sunday, February 21, 2010

A few weeks ago I headed over to my favorite thrift store to scour for some great finds and came across some very ugly and dated lamps. Knowing that I was in search of some new lamps for our living room, I checked the price tag and noticed they were a cool $5.90 for the pair. Yes, I bought the ugly lamps and am now the proud owner of them. I know you are probably wondering why I would buy lamps I thought were ugly, I thought they had potential.

Fast forward to today, I bought the supplies needed for my lamp transformation and got to work.
1. Ugly lamps
2. Spray paint primer
3. Spray paint in the desired color
4. Extra fine grit sanding paper
5. Aluminum foil

I cleaned the lamps with a wet rag, sanded them lightly to allow the paint to stick better and then used aluminum foil to wrap up the cord and part of the lamp that hold the bulb (it's easier and way cheaper than tape).

The Final Product:


What the hay is all this white stuff?

>> Saturday, February 13, 2010

It's wet, cold and is taking over my entire neighborhood?! Yes, readers that is snow! I am sure you think I am completely insane for being this excited about snow....but you have to understand, every year the weatherman gets our hopes so high on the chances of snow and it NEVER happens.

So, when we heard this past Wednesday that we had a 60% chance of snow showers...not sleet or ice, but actual snow, we ignored the forcast and went our usual way and payed no mind to the weather.

Lo and behold, it happened! The first snow in this part of SC in years....and when I mean years I mean double digit years! I think we are at almost 6 inches in our part of SC. It is so beautiful and wonderful. We used to get these kind of snows in the northern part of SC where I grew up, so having this snow was such a treat.

Now I will wait anxiously for the next snow fall....20 or 30 years from now :)

Enjoy the pics!


My favorite Things

>> Thursday, February 11, 2010

This is way overdue! I had a very busy January and we are only 2 weeks into February, but I wanted to continue with the "My favorite Things" posts. I love when blogs I read post their favorite finds, it always encourages me to try new things, gadgets and ect...

So, without further adieu:
Burt's Bees + lip color= AMAZING! I love this pomegranite lip color. I usually swipe it on in place of lipstick. It's great.

I have this ruffled cashmere scarf in black and it is the perfect compliment to jeans and a longsleeve shirt. It jazz's up the whole outfit!

I LOVE jewelry and I LOVE Silpada Jewelry more! A lady at work turned me on to it and I am officially smitten. The pieces are a little on the pricier side, but they are great quality and have some really original pieces. I even threw a party for my friend and got some great jewelry out of it.

Yea, so I am addicted to this stuff. I think for a 1 1/2 cups it's 160 calories. Plus it's a great late night snack.

Country Living Magazine- They always have the greatest ideas and recipes, plus it's very much my style.