September 27, 2012

A Lady Who Lunches

This week I snuck away from work for a quick lunch break.. crazy talk I know.  Usually I eat my cottage cheese cup at my desk and look for left behind scraps in the company kitchen.  Yep, bringing sexy back I know. 

My car accidentally drove to Classic Treasures in Durham... terrible, yep!  I was eager to check out the Honeymoon at Home booth.  Amy over at Triangle Honeymoon is a super fly Durham girl with eclectic personal and home style. 

My eyes got big when the animal rug that I have been eyeing for months was hiding under a table with none other than a sale sticker pinned to it.  "inset happy dance"

My love for a good animal print, horn, rug, etc runs deep.
here, here & here

I had a total come to mama moment.  Now I just need to sneak this giant piece of animal skin & fur into my house without hubby noticing.

Thanks Honeymoon at Home!

August 28, 2012

Missed Me?

Missed me? probably not

Sorry but life happened, work happened & SUMMER HAPPENED!  I am happy to report that today I have a tan line and about 30,000 frequent flier miles under my Lilly Pulitzer belt.  More to come on that later. 

Today I would like to share my new obsession.  I will always have a place in my heart for a bar cart, this is old news, but Society Social just hit a home run with the video below. 

How can this be my life? 

March 11, 2012

Music Sunday

These cuties remind me of my first high school boyfriends who would play guitar and sing to me over the phone. Ahhh, memories!

March 8, 2012


Things are getting a little horny around here lately.  After my Playboy post on Monday, (here) I just might need to get my mind out of the gutter. 

I am talking about decorating with horns silly.  Jayson Home from Chicago, IL is one of my first stops for all things unique with a mix of edgy with elegance. 

Thought, hmmm, edgy w/elegance..  that is soo me, or the me I want to be.  Maybe one day I will be more elegant if I stop dropping some many damn F Bombs.. never!

Ok, sorry back to Jayson Home.  The prices are always reasonable and fair for the quality which I can't say for a lot of other online home stores.  Here are some horn treasures they currently have stocked on the website and might be added to my online cart today.

Horn Bookends

Horn Bottle Opener

Brass Berkshire Horn Cups

Francisco Stool

Horn Lamp

Want to see more?
*warning, the images are bananas*
Download the fall catalog (here)

March 7, 2012

Adventures in Beadboard Ceilings Part 3

Welcome back to part 3 in my series of installing a bathroom beadboard ceiling.  Sorry but we have so many pictures from this project to share I just felt like it needed more than one post.  To catch you up from the part 1 post:
I was inspired to make my bathroom look like this
To catch you up from the part 2 post:
I somehow got hubby on board, he made building plans and we purchased materials
Now lets get this party started with getting all this pretty wood up on the ceiling.

step 1 - cut & install trim boards
Last side
Step 2 - Spackle the corners
The gaps have disappeared!
Spackle is pure magic.
Now it's time to glue and nail the beadboard on the ceiling.. eekkk!
This is when the first DIY fight happened for this project between hubby and I.
hubby: "are you holding it"
"IT" is a giant heavy piece of heavy beadboard to the ceiling on a 9 foot wobbly ladder
me: "huh?"
hubby: "holding it?!"
me: "*&@& I can't hold this"
hubby: "&@%^ GET DOWN"
me: "F&^% Y@*"
You get the idea :)
We called in for backup to save the marriage with a trusted DIY friend.

Step 3 - measure & cut holes in the beadboard for the fan and light to slip through
Look at how serious they are taking.
Step 4 - put glue on the back on beadboard and nail the living heck out of it to the ceiling
Step 5 - install the shoe molding to cover the gap between trim boards and crooked walls
Step 6 - Caulk all up in these joints!
ouch, my neck!
Step 7 - paint the ceiling in your PJ's
Step 8 - assemble and add your fan & lights back in
Step 9 - Then you jump for joy when it's finally done! :)
We love how the ceiling turned out!

If we can survive this project, you can too!

What do you think of our new bathroom?

Partying at:

March 5, 2012

My Playboy Arrived Today

Well, not exactly.
My version of Playboy is the quarterly Lilly Pulitzer catalogue that arrives in my mailbox.
Biscuit always gets a little jealous.
Move kitty!
My pinup girls :)
No playboy in your mailbox?
To view the catalogue you can download the [free] Lilly Pulitzer catalog app from iTunes so you can experience and shop the 2012 collection!

~ The Lilly Story ~
It all started with a juice stand. Lilly McKim married Peter Pulitzer and needed something to keep her busy down there in Palm Beach all day long. She opened a juice stand and soon found the need for something comfortable that would camouflage the stains she would get on her clothes when squeezing fruit. The result was a brightly printed dress she could wear every day, everywhere. Not only was the dress practical, it quickly became the iconic style of a fun-loving lifestyle... The Classic Lilly Shift was born.

Here are some adorable and inspiring Lilly videos showing how they create the beautiful seasonal prints.  Loving this!
Talk about a dream job!

March 4, 2012

Music Sunday

Jessie J is one fierce chick!