August 31, 2011

The best on Pinterest this week

Y'all. My obsession with Pinterest continues. Surprised? I think we need to have a Pinterest party.....and actually make all of these beautiful things we find! Anyone interested? We could make it all official and link up. Maybe that will give me motivation to make some of this stuff. What do you think?

Today I'm linking up with Michelle at the Vintage Apple for Pinteresting Wednesday...and you should too! Want to join Pinterest? It's easy! Send me an e-mail or leave a comment with your e-mail address!

I have a major crush on this pillow. It's $30. Should I make it or buy it? Keep in mind I can't sew!

Source: via Julie on Pinterest

I LOVE this subway art. You could use important dates, locations, your names....anything!

A cute tutorial for making fun frames for cheap.

Ohhh I could totally make this! Perfect solution for old empty frames too.

I am obsessed with this photo! Such an amazing idea for a baby gender reveal! If only we had a baby to reveal! (and could be patient enough to wait for the perfect reveal photo op).

Source: via Julie on Pinterest

LOVE these pendant lights above the island. In fact, I love this entire kitchen.

Leg warmers with boots. Genius.
Source: None via Julie on Pinterest

This quote brought tears to my eyes. So sweet and so precious.

What are your favorite pins this week?


August 30, 2011

Kissing Contests and Roses....

Is anyone watching Bachelor Pad on ABC? Am I the only one? I only recognize a handful of the people on the show yet I am obsessed. Typical.

I kind of like the love triangle going on right now between Holly, Michael, and Blake. Drama. 

Holly used to be engaged to Michael but then they broke up. And now they are both on the show together. He wants her back, she is unsure and scared. 

Enter Blake. He likes Holly too. I can see the dilemma. Poor girl.

Oh, and the kissing contest? Kills me. I think it's totally gross but hilarious at the same time. Please tell me I'm not the only one who watches this junk.

What's your TV guilty pleasure?

August 25, 2011

Awkward and Awesome Thursday

 Today I'm linking up with Sydney at The Daybook for Awkward and Awesome Thursday!


- Burning the skin off of my forehead with the curling iron. Apparently I'm still not used to the new bangs. What to know what's even more awkward? Pinning your bangs up so you can go to the gym. Yeah. Crazy sweaty girl with a big old burn on her head? That's me!

- The show Dance Moms. Have you seen it? The whole idea of the show makes me squirm. Yet I still watch it.

- Our neighbor bashing into our mailbox....and then coming to tell me about it. What do I say to that? Um, thanks? Next time can you knock it down all the way so that I have an excuse to get a new one?


- Wrigley barking at the deer in our back yard last night. Such a watchdog.

- The husband is making dinner tonight. I have no idea what he's making, but I don't have to do it, so it will be awesome.

- The new boots I got last week for.....$24! I can't wait for some fall weather so I can wear these.

- Three-day weekends.....enough said. 

August 24, 2011

More Fun Ideas for Pinteresting Wednesday

Wow, how is it already Wednesday? I took Monday off of work (something I LOVE to do and highly recommend from time to time) so this week is just flying by. I'm linking up with Michelle at The Vintage Apple for Pinteresting Wednesday and you should too! Pinterest is a great online resource to help you organize all of your design ideas, wish lists, and yummy recipies. My head is filled with so many wonderful projects, I'm overwhelmed!

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Pinterest is currently by invitation only, so if you would like one please let me know by either e-mailing me or leaving a comment with your e-mail address. You'll thank me. And then you'll hate me because all you'll want to do is pin stuff!

Wonderful kitchen make-over using bead board! LOVE this!

Such a great idea: hand write the lyrics to your first dance song on a photo mat with your wedding picture. If I didn't already have a zillion wedding pictures up all over my house I would totally do this. Maybe I'll have to do it with a different photo.....

I'm obsessed with burlap. And now I'm adding this pillow to my DIY list.

Why didn't I think of this? Use chicken wire and a pretty frame for a quick and easy photo display. This would be so cute in a kitchen.

Love everything about this: the banner, the pillows, and the pallet head board. 

Can I please have this striped jacket? And the boots? Thank you.

Source: via Julie on Pinterest

Such a cute idea for dog food storage....although I'm afraid my cat Henry might scratch at it until it opens!

Why am I the only person on the planet who hasn't seen The Help yet? I LOVED the book and Aibileen was my favorite.

Pumpkin gingerbread trifle. Oh. My. Word. I'm the queen of trifles.... definitely will be making this!


Now go check out some more fabulous pins!

August 22, 2011

Water Shoes and Canoes

This weekend we spent some time up at my mom's lake house so we could try out her new canoe.

My mom bought us all some official water shoes. Guess which ones are mine!

At first Wrigley swam next to us in the canoe. He was lovin' it.

After he tired out (or more like stressed me out enough) we put him in the canoe with us. He nearly made us capsize! Once he settled down we were good to go.

We had so much fun!

August 17, 2011

Pinteresting Wednesday!

I hope you aren't board with my constant love for Pinterest! I just can't help myself. I blame Pinterest for my need to re-do every room in my house. And for the extra pounds I'm sure I'll gain from making all of the yummy recipes people find.

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What an invite to join Pinterest? E-mail me or leave a comment including your e-mail address and I'll send one your way!

Oh my word. I am loving this mantle. A barn door that hides the TV? Genius! And adorable at the same time. 

I have a book case sort of like this in my kitchen. I think I need to paint it white (shocker!) and add labels, don't you?

I've loved this bedroom for a long time. I love the wall behind the bed and the window treatments. Oh and that lamp! Oh and the monogram pillow! Let's add "painting side tables white" to my to do list. 

And add these adorable place mats to my to do list as well. Pinterest is wearing me out!

It's almost pumpkin time! Last year we had a monogram pumpkin.....this year we might need a gold one! Not gonna lie...the black ones kind of freak me out. 

I am SO ready for fall. Totally over this hot weather. And fall weather means boots! I love the grey color of these.

I love this outfit. Except I'm not crazy about the jeans and belt. But I do need some leopard flats....but not for $190 (stupid jcrew!) anyone know where I can get some cute comfy and cheaper ones?

Red velvet cheesecake brownies. There are no words.


I'm linking up with Michelle for Pinteresting should too!

August 15, 2011

Dreaming of White Kitchen Cabinets

Good morning everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. We sure did! Everyone we know decided to have a get-together over the we were busy going from one event to another. And I didn't take a single picture...go figure.

Anyway, I've been obsessed all weekend with white kitchen cabinets. Every single kitchen I've pinned in Pinterest has white cabinets. I've always disliked our current cabinets...nothing is wrong with them but they are just not for me.

Here's an old picture...dishes in the sink and all. I'd take a picture of them right now but my kitchen is currently even messier!

After going white in our bathroom I can't help but want to go white in the kitchen too. 

This kitchen has a similar layout to ours. LOVE.

I love how fresh and clean this kitchen feels. 

So now, all that's left to do is convince my husband. When I told him what I wanted to do he just rolled his eyes and told me "one project at a time" at least it wasn't a no!

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