Tuesday, December 29, 2009

There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Christmas is tied with fall for my most favorite time of the year to decorate! And I had a blast decorating my new apartment for Christmas this year! Here are some pics of what I did:
Dining Room:

Razorback Room:

Living Room

Razorback Room

I wanted my spare bedroom to be a girly Razorback themed room. I've always wanted a Razorback room and this way I got to re-use a lot of the white and black accents from my master bedroom at my old house. Its still a work in progress but here are a few of the projects I've done so far.
I made the red and white polka pillow out of my remnant fabric I found at Hobby Lobby. I also found the sequined "A" there. The black and white pillow is one from my old bedding. The black pillow is one that I use to have in my living room. I got the sparkely "HOGS" pin for my birthday and LOVE it! It was the perfect addition to the room!
I also made this lamp from the same remnant fabric I used on the pillows. I used a special lamp shade that was sticky so you just cut the fabric and stick it on there. Then I found a Razorback decal and trimmed it in sequins. I got a black and red boa from Hobby Lobby and used that to trim the bottom.

I bought these letters at Hobby Lobby. They were orignially white. I pained them red and black and glued big silver circle sequins on them and used sequin rope to hang them. I need to try to take a better picture of them!
This is a collection of candles and candlesticks that I had in my old bedroom, except for the addition of the two red sparkely ones. The Razorback santa is coming down now that Christmas is over.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Living Room Pics

I've got the living room mostly finished now. I've got several shelves on the wall behind the couch that still need some accessories on them. But I've got the fireplace wall and loveseat wall done so I decided to go ahead and post pics of them. I'm bringing up my Christmas decorations when I go home for Thanksgiving so I wanted to get as much of the living room designed as I could before I take it all down and put up my Christmas ornaments. Since I didn't get to decorate for Christmas last year because I was moving into the Mitchell St. house, I'm so excited to see all of my glittery, sparkely decorations this year!

Woman on a Mission

I've finally retrieved all of my boxes of stuff from my parents house. They have taken up new residence in my spare bedroom. The only problem is that my sister is coming up Saturday and Sunday and this is her room. So my goal the past 2 days has been to completely get everything unpacked. As you can see, I had my work cut out for me!

Luckily I've got about 2/3 of it done. So my goal today is to finish it all up so she can have a place to sleep!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Black and Brown Bedroom & Pillow Project

The first room I'm almost completely done with is my bedroom. Finding a decorating scheme for this room was a challenge! I had chosen to have an accent wall painted chocolate brown in the bedroom before I moved in. While I LOVE the color I didn't fully think the choice through. I have black bedroom furniture. And while I love the combo of black and brown together it made choosing a new comforter difficult. I needed something that would pull the room together and give it some direction. The great comforter debate was further complicated by the imput of my boyfriend, who is wonderful, but definitely prefers function over form. I, however, don't believe anything can be truly functional if its not pretty to look at. So 5 million comforters later an agreement was reached on one that was incredibly soft but still attractive. While it wasn't even close to what I had in mind, its definitely grown on me and now I couldn't be happier with it (and I have to admit that it is extremely nice to sleep with a light, silky comforter over a scratchy, albeit, beautiful one). I've still got a few finishing touches to put on but here are some pics of the bed wall. I'll add pics of the opposite walls as soon as I get the final accent pieces.

The black and brown pillows on the bed were my art project for today. Since I'm on a super tight budget right now and have some extra time (both of which are a result of having almost 3 weeks off from working) I bought some pillows from Wal-Mart for $5 and a stencil and some paint from Hobby Lobby. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out!

Back to Blogging

So after a very long hiatus from blogging, I'm back. A couple of months ago I put my house in Conway up for sale. It sold pretty quickly and a few weeks ago I moved into an apartment in Northwest Arkansas. While I'm still adjusting to apartment living I am finally getting settled in. And a new place to live means new opportunities to decorate! I don't start my new job until the end of November so this has given me some time to get the apartment decorated and even do a few art projects (and start blogging again). Having this much time on my hands is a BIG change from the way things have been for the past few months and I have to say, I'm ready to go back to work! I'm actually much more productive when I come home after working a full day than I am when I'm around the house all day. But until then, I'm going to post some pics on what all I've been working on lately.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Eye Candy

A friend of mine gave me this link to the website for Amy Atlas Events. The pics under the Eye Candy link are amazing and awe-inspiring! I'm definitely going to keep this link bookmarked and use it for future inspiration. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Oh Baby!

Its been forever since I've posted anyting on here. I'm helping with a baby shower for a friend later this month and spent some time this afternoon looking through pics of some showers and diaper cakes that I've done in the past to get a little inspiration. So I thought I'd post some of the pics in case anyone else was needing a little inspiration too, or just wanted to look at cute baby stuff!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

If I Had a Million Dollars...

There is a blog that I follow called My Sweet Savannah and she posted a link earlier to a website that is just amazing. The stuff is SO beautiful, but, unfortunately, a little out of my budget. But it really is worth taking a look at. It definitely gave me some inspiration!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

SLAH is Going to Make Me Go Broke!

The Spring Southern Living At Home catalog came out a few weeks ago and it is a feast for the eyes! After a few seasons of nothing to get excited about, this spring I think they picked the items just for me. I want it all!!!! But here are some of the highlights:
Chesapeake Flatware-Love it! It would tie my dishes and my flatware together so nicely. Also loving the appetizer plate, more on that in a minute.
Covington Accent Tray: Love it! In the catalog they also have the tray and the appetizer plate from above paired together and they look fabulous. We'll talk more about these dishes in a minute too.

Emerson Stemware: Love it! As if I don't have enough stemware already! The shape of these is so beautiful. They look like a candlestick you can drink wine out of. I may need to sell some of my stemware on Ebay to make room for these, but I'll definitely be getting them.
Estate Bathroom Collection: Love it! I must have these simply because I have all of the other Estate pieces.

Orleans Vase Set: Love it! So beautiful and delicate, these little bud vases can also be used as place cards.

Terrace Appetizer Plates: Ah, here are those appetizer plates again. Love it! What more can I say?
And the pièce de résistance:

Villa Stoneware: LOVE IT!!!! These dishes are my soulmate. The dishes, flatware, and accent tray are the most perfect combination I have ever seen.
So obviously, I love it all! I will definitely be having a SLAH party or two in order to try to afford some of these beauties. If you want to salivate through the catalog you can look at it online at www.southernlivingathome.com and click Browse Our Catalog. And BTW I am a SLAH consultant so if you want to have a party I'd be happy to do it for you. You can always place a catalog order through me as well.