Friday, October 29, 2010

surprise pretties

I love surprises


I love flowers

and of course

I love my husband.

So when I come home after work

and the first thing I see is

 my hubby holding pretty surprise flowers.

Life is good.

Happy Friday Pretties!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

oh baby

With the announcement of a little one coming soon...

{no, not ours, but a close friend}

I've been looking at all kinds of fun little notions.

from top left:  {cloud birds smock dress, skinny laminx} {little cloud cushion, poppy and ted}
 {alphabet, creative thursday} {hemp toothfairy pillow, pilo sale} {elephant, aliette}
{monkey flap hat, citefuzz} {the pale carousel, the black apple}

They plan on keeping the gender a surprise...

but can you tell what I gravitate towards?  

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

1716 Palma Plaza

all images courtesy Austin Home Search

There is something about the front of this house that really draws me in.

It definitely has some fun charm as well as plenty of room for sprucing up.

Ahhh and I'm loving the idea of a little cottage behind the main house...

just a clean slate ready to be prettied!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, October 25, 2010

grey mornings

sometimes, it isn't so bad to wake up to grey skies.

a cooler breeze is definitely a welcome addition this morning.

I think a cold front might blow through by the middle of the week.

Looking forward to wearing more scarves and gasp, maybe even mittens!


so that last part I'm probably exaggerating a bit...

or at least until late November.

But one can dream, right?

Still flip flop weather today...

Hello Monday.

Wishing you all a fabulous day!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

where to start

Do you have those days when everything just piles up and you just don't know where to start?

Got back from visiting the Grandparents last night with full intentions to clean...


more like, take a walk with the hubby and dog,

goof around on the internet,

and fall asleep exhausted.

Now I'm looking around just a little dazed and confused.

I have pumpkins to decorate.

A puppy to entertain... why is he always so pitiful?

And a bedroom makeover just waiting to be finished...

Oh and of course I listed the fun stuff first...

dishes, laundry, dusting, vacuuming... oh and I still have work tonight...

Guess I better get busy.

See you tomorrow for Friday Pretties!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

3508 Duval St

This house is closer to the style that I'm trying to achieve -

a happy medium between contemporary and vintage.

Although, I think this house is a little TOO finished for me.

I wish there were more vintage tile to be found and it definitely needs a new front door.

But, it's still fun to look at.

all images courtesy of Austin Home Search

Still working on the bedroom.  I have the duvet and curtains and I've recovered the lampshades.  

Still need to add trim to the curtains and shades, paint the bedside tables, and hang artwork.

Oh and I'm working on getting a new bed frame...  

I really like this nailhead upholstered trim bed from West Elm:

But the Malm Bed from Ikea is definitely an easier price for the Mr. to swallow.

Who knows what he will choose... 

Have a fabulous day!

Monday, October 18, 2010

eye candy

whimsical flirty fun  

 and definitely



Paige Reads Peyton Place 

The Italian Bakery 

The Ladybugs Love Chocolate 

The Sunday Picnic

View more eye candy at Janet Hill Studio
all artwork by Janet Hill

Happy Monday!