Friday, October 29, 2010

happy halloween!

wow, is it halloween already??!  my poor pumpkins haven't had a thing done to them...i had hopes of making them look like these charlie brown ones.  taylor decided they needed stickers, i decided one needed a mask...tonight, i am getting out the black paint...i mean it's time, they look pitiful!

i did put out some decorations...well, i bought a mum and i found the box w/ our halloween stuff....

before i decorate, i have to take advantage of my dad being here.....finally i'm doing something to poor taylor's room and making this headboard.  it's taken long enough!

halloween weekend is always a lot of fun....both sets of grandparents come to see the kids trick or treat...we eat a lot, have a beverage or two, and play games (have you played apples to apples- fun stuff...especially if you have a beverage or two)...this is what's we are having tomorrow night: oysters and ina's coconut cake but we are making them into cupcakes.

sunday night we are trick or treating....taylor's going as a garden fairy...we practiced yesterday by trick or treating downtown.

walker didn't practice but he is going as a skeleton that glows in the dark like the bad boys on karate kid....classy i know :)

and that pretty much sums up how we are going to spend our halloween....i hope y'all have a fabulous weekend and that you get lots of yummy candy (i like to "share" taylor's reese cups and anything that is sour and gummy)!!  see you next week!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

i am having a hard time focusing today....maybe b/c my baby is 4 months old and still doesn't sleep through the night or b/c taylor hopped in the bed w/ us at 4:00 this morning and thought it was time to get up or b/c my parents are in town and i would rather go and hangout w/ them :)
so i thought maybe some pretty pictures would work for a post or if you want a little more, go check out south of market's blog, they did a little Q & A w/ me (you should totally check out it out does their store if you haven't been to one!!)

*images courtesy of chloe warner, haute design, olivia and a, tartanscot

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

what's in common...

lately i feel like i have spotted several kitchens sporting the same thing.....
can you guess what seems to be a growing trend? i personally really like it :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

for some reason, i can never get too excited about this day of the week....
maybe this will help start it off on the right note!  happy monday!

*images courtesy of suzie beezie, the paris apartment

Friday, October 22, 2010

we took the kids to the state fair yesterday (there's some interesting people watching at that place if i do say so myself).  i wanted warren to ride some of those rides w/ me that spin you around and make you want to throw up when you get off of it....he said no way. we did ride the ferris wheel but that was about it.  taylor had a blast on the kiddie rides and warren won her a giant pig.  we all ate a foot long corn dog and called it a day. have y'all seen adventureland??  gosh, i love that movie....have a wonderful weekend!
*images courtesy of tea toast, domino

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

right around the time taylor reached 6 months, i decided i needed help.  i put an ad out at my old sorority house looking for a babysitter.  we found the best one around.  i miss katherine....she made me feel like i was still connected to college life.  she sported the latest fashion trends, made me giggle w/ her stories about roommates/boyfriends/ and going out, and was great at telling me what was "cool" these days to listen to.  she introduced me to the avett brothers.  i'm really happy she did.  some days i like to listen to this song on repeat (okay, this one too). i'm keeping my fingers crossed they play it tonight...

if i was real cool i would sport this to the concert.....
and then when it is over, i'd go home and crash in this amazing bed :)
happy hump day!

ps. i took this picture to my upholsterer to see how much they would charge to make this headboard for taylor's room- $475.  looks like i am going to have to do another DIY project!  yep, still undecided about taylor's room (she wants an adult bed aka. queen size) so i am thinking about using this.....

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

these pics seem good for a fall day.  i love how pretty those old letters look framed.  what a great idea.  that antique suzani on that settee is perfection.  and you can't get any better then an old charleston brick wall!

*images courtesy of nathan turner, the desk of annie, full house, urban electric

Monday, October 18, 2010


kirsten from 6th street design was so nice and asked me to participate in her week long series called good design, kids in mind.  i feel kind of bad- she asked several designers questions about how to have a beautiful home and have kids.  i was one of many who was suppose to give amazing answers.....
i feel like i have cheated.

Friday, October 15, 2010

no words needed....
okay, except for- if that outfit appears in my closet, i promise i won't be mad ;)
and- have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


i have lots of pictures saved for this husband complains about them constantly and how i am going to crash the computer.  the first picture was saved b/c i loved her fingernails....they look the exact opposite of mine: pretty, polished, and bright red...

*images courtesy of samantha aliz, shelter, michael graydon pictures, sex and the city, sea five

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

big girl.

taylor and i went shopping yesterday in hopes of finding an outfit for picture day.  she informed me that she was a big girl and that she can pick out her own stuff now.  i said "okay, sounds great"....then she exclaimed the only thing she wanted was a pair of princess shoes that light up on the bottom like sarah and jake have (ok maybe jake has buzz light year).  i fought back the urge to say something like "seriously, you like those" or "good, gosh no"!!  i just watched her as she walked out the door w/ bright red flashing lights going off on her cinderella tennis shoes...and she truly couldn't have been any happier :)

*images courtesy of pine cone camp, gramercy, seen and said

Monday, October 11, 2010

monday, monday

yep, it's definitely monday......
i was exhausted from traveling so i took a super long nap yesterday afternoon.  not such a good idea...i found myself staring at the clock at 2:00 AM...then i found taylor staring at me at 6:30.  coffee please.

*images courtesy of english muse, full house

Thursday, October 7, 2010

fun before and after....

before i went to bed last night, i picked up one of my dad's this old house magazines (do y'all read has some good stuff from time to time) and saw this fun before and after kitchen.  i thought y'all might enjoy it too!  the backsplash kind of reminds me of tom scheerer's fabulous kitchens.  i'm away for the rest of the week so i hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!!

*all images from this old house