Wednesday, July 31, 2013

GEt your plates Organzied!

Happy Hump Day! 

I have been busy all week getting things situated after being away all last week but I'm finally feeling in the groove! Like being on Pinterest...check out these great DIY display pieces I found

Love this idea! And such an easy DIY project...and great way to store/display your magnificent platters!

Plate wall

or this one that is made out of an old wood palate

Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Rattan...Faux Bamboo...

No matter what you call it...I love it! It adds a texture and layer to a piece of furniture. I was searching Craigslist today for some new pieces and stumbled across this bookshelf for $100. Just love it!

It is not too in your face like some of these faux pieces may be...I like how the impact lays in the back of the bookshelf. Compared to this one...

Vintage Faux Bamboo Etagere Bookshelf in Aqua Blue

on Etsy for $350

A coat of paint and this craigslist find will be back to new!!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Weeeknd Wrap Up!

Happy Monday Notebook Readers! I am settling back into DC with boy after being away for a week and it feels good to get back to work...well kind of ha!

So we wrapped up the weekend with a golf tournament, a family party, some sea shell selling, and a trip on the ferry...only to get back to DC to more wedding presents!

here is my faux brother Patrick and I! Loving his time off from law school this vaca was much needed!

here is the crew riding over to the beach late night for a couple beers at Kismet Inn on Fire Island!

Shells for sale! 
After a day of rain and painting the boys made a couple bucks for candy selling their shells!

the ride home on the ferry with the Fire Island lighthouse in the background...the flag pole next to it is dedicated to my godfather, Stephen, for raising money to re-open the looking at it!!!

Home to wedding presents! Love this box...SO pretty to open! Kate Spade does it right!

Have a great start to your week!!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Finds...FREAKER!!!

Get out of town Freaker! These products are amazingly hilarious and fun!

Sexy Sax Man

French Dip

Baberaham Lincoln


The Adrienne

So if you like having cold ones and need a super cute koozie to hold onto here they are! 


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Go for the Gold!

So I saw these cups down at market in Atlanta and they screamed at me to buy them! They are playful but elegant and I think that this calls for a DIY project!

I think that I am going to have to try buying glass high ball glasses from the dollar store and rocking them out with some gold spray paint after taping out some stripes! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Striped Down!

Welcome this Wednesday! Hope everyones week is going well...happy hump day! 

Today I have a cute, but sophisticated room to share! I painted these light pink stripes and surrounded them with a dark gray pin stripe to go a bit bold on the pink...I'm happy the clients happy so cheers to that! 

I also want to note that they painted the interior window panes black...a very nice touch that adds another element into the space

This little girl will have one amazing room once it is all complete!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Take me to the Circus!

So happy to share the final product of the circus tent ceiling I finished for a client! It took 30 hours in 6 days but worth it! Love love love the turnout!

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Just so happy! 

Here is a tip: when painting stripes paint a coat over the tape using a sealer like this Martha sealer I have found really works well!

Get out there DIYers!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up!

Hey Hey People! Hope everyone is having a great Monday, even though we all know they stink! I am happy to say I am on family vaca sans my Boy who had to go home and work :( 

We are up on Fire Island, NY...a quiet slice of heaven! No cars, no TV, and well I have my MiFi for work so yay for internet. 

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We took a ferry over to the island friday night! What a beautiful ride

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bare feet are required so our flops were left at the door upon arriving

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SO happy to share this week with my best friend in the whole wide world, Claire, and her amazing hubs and beautiful twin girls! Boy and I were happy to welcome them off the ferry Saturday!

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Boy was pumped when a fisher caught this shark on the shore of the ocean

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Saturday night we took a water taxi up the island to a small community Point of Woods for dinner 

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the men posing for a Smathers & Branson belt pic!

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love this mosaic placed perfectly into the concrete when you first enter Point of Woods!

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check out this beautiful old church placed in the center of the town...just love it!

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cocktail time for Boy and I!

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boy nicely posing for me on the beach

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Mom & Dad being love birds

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lights out on Fire Island!

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Wishing everyone a great work week! 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Finds...French Bull!

I just love these melamine serving items! Their patterns totally pop and are super fun for a summer time party!




Thursday, July 18, 2013

Check It!

I saw this light fixture down at market and just had to share because it is made of two things everyone can get their hands on: water bottles & a string of lights.

All they did was shove the lights down into the water bottle! What a fun recycled lighting fixture!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I'm back!

Wow what a world wind it was down at Atlanta! There was a ton of ground to cover between three floors filled with home decor, gifts, and so much more!

Here are some of the goodies I laid eyes on!

love this metal rattan chair! Great for outdoor seating!

This wire basket I think will be a perfect display piece! But could also be used at a beach/lake house for all your towels or a great bin for toys!

I love this great silver serving bowl with a pop of orange!

Love these frames...I mean I could fill a whole wall with them because I am just so into the colors and textures they show off!

~Hope everyone is having a great week~ 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Finds...New items at Joss & Main!

Hey Notebook Readers! I just realized my blog post from yesterday never posted SORRY readers!

I'm back this Friday sharing some new fav items over at Joss & Main! If you have not registered at their site I highly suggest you do. They always have great deals of designer items! Just click here to register!

Check out these items!

what a steel $99 down from $249! Love the cabana stripe!

I'm a firm believer that upgrading your laundry basket can make a room...or use it for throw blanket storage, toys, or leave it by the back door for sports equipment or umbrellas! Check it out here! $68 can't beat it!

Happy Friday People! Everyone enjoy their weekends! 

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Remember to break free this weekend!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Rainbow Bright!

Tape it out! Rainbow Bright Style!

Can't wait for the final product...

here is my sample...

these are going to be applied to the ceiling below

this is the peak of the excited for the outcome!

more pics to come!