Friday, March 23, 2012

Kicking myself

This past weekend my mom and I hit up some estate sales.  I scored loads of goodies (which I have to take pictures and post), but there are a few items that I'm kicking myself for not scoping up!!  Can you guess what items I didn't buy?

{via This Next}

{Last 3 pictures via pinterest}


{via Live Auctioneers}

{via Amazon}

{via Ebay}

{via Latique}

If you didn't already guess, the answers are gold flatware and a set of black chinoiserie chairs.  The gold flatware was actually gold vermeil, but who cares.  It was a steal for a 5-piece setting for 12 people WITH a serving set!  The chairs look more like the armless chairs shown with the dining set, but they would have looked good flanking a console table in an entry.  Oh well....I will always find more things I don't need.  I plan on going estate-saling (yes, i used it as a verb) this weekend too.  :-)  

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Not just any folding chair...

While perusing the Ballard Design's website today, I noticed these lovies for half of the original price.  I've mentioned several times for my love of all things faux bamboo, and these were no exception.  These chairs would be perfect for someone with a small studio/apartment, who loves to entertain and throw dinner parties.

Only color left - gold!  Perfect!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Alfresco, please.

Atlanta is still having highs in the 80's, and I'm taking full advantage of it.  One of my favorite things to do during nice weather is to dine alfresco.  Good food and good weather?  What could be better? In the last three days, I've eaten as least three meals outside......I don't plan on breaking this streak anytime soon. 

{all pictures via pinterest}

Do you all enjoy dining alfresco as much as I do?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

I not saying....

I'm just saying....that this cologne is a-mazing! 

The other week one of R's friends wore it and I was constantly smelling him.   Yes, leaning in smelling him.  Not ashamed.  It was is that good. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dressing for the weather

Sorry for the lack of posts lately.  I've been under the weather, so I haven't been up for much of anything.  However, mi madre and I did go to Scott's Antique Market this past weekend.  We didn't find too much we couldn't live without, and because I'm suckie blogger I forgot to take pictures of our adventure.  I know, I was disappointed too when I remembered I didn't take any pictures.  I will do better next time.  Promise. 

In Atlanta, it will be in the 70's and 80's this ENTIRE week, and since I live for this kind of weather, I'm going to round-up some maxi dresses that really should be in my closet.

Hope everyone is having a warm week too!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

11 Questions

Last week, I stumbled across a blog that I am extremely excited about finding!  Charmaine writes the blog my best friend craig, where she documents her renovations and her decorating with budget friendly finds.  Seeing as I love Craig, she had me at hello.  On Monday, Charmaine tagged me in the 11 Questions game.  Thanks Charmaine! 

Here are the rules:
1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the 11 questions the tagger posted for you and then create 11 new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
3. Tag 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Let them know you have tagged them.

And now my answers to Charmaine's questions....
1. What is your design style?
Hmm, eclecticly glamorous.  I love being surrounded by things that have meaning and make you smile, but I also love a little glamor in my life.

2. What is your favorite room in your house?
My living room.  It isn't anywhere near finished, but I love having a fireplace during the winter time!

3. What is your dream vacation?
To travel Europe for a month.  I would be in heaven.

4. What is your favorite city? 
{pinterest via Saved by the Southern Belle}
PARIS (I have yet to go, but I'm pretty sure I will fall in love the second I arrive).

5. Spring/Summer or Fall/Winter? 
Definitely spring and summer.

6. What is your proudest DIY project?
{via Sesshu Design}
After three months of listening to a faucet constantly drip, the boyfriend and I rolled up our sleeves and decided to remedy the situation ourselves.  The fix was soo easy I couldn't believe I waited that long to repair it!

7. What is your biggest indulgence? 
Chocolate.  Or shopping.  No, chocolate, I think.

8. What is your favorite food? 
Probably, steak, but I love food so this is a really difficult question for me.  Yeah, I'm a fattie.

9. Lake house or condo in the city?
{pinterest via Houzz}
Lake house, baby.

10. What is the most treasured item in your home?
My grandmother's pieces that were given to me by my mother.  

11. What is the last book you read?
Well, I haven't finished the book yet, but I will soon enough.....It is called Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin. 

And now the ladies I am tagging are as follows:

1.  Julia at The Urban Slant
2.  Sam at The Peak of Tres Chic
3. Michelle at Ten June
4.  Robyn at A Modest Life
5.  Ashley Ann at Buckhead Belle
6.  Kelly at Classically Eclectic
7.  Gigi at Glam or Sham
8.  Laura Beth at Table for One
9.  Rebecca at Rebecca June
10. {av} at long distance loving
11.  Alexandra at Things That Sparkle

My questions for them are....

1.  What is one thing you can't live without?
2. What is your dream car?
3.  What is your favorite color?
4. What is your drink of choice?
5.  What trend are you loving (in fashion or interiors)?
6.  Beach or mountains?
7.  What is your dream vacation?
8. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would purchase?
9.  What is your dream job?
10.  Who is your celebrity crush?
11.  What is your favorite item in your closet?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

37, 53, and 57

 I posted here that I have put together (and started checking items off) my 101 in 1001 list.   Below I've listed some more goals.  I know this first one is probably going to be a shock, but it is something I'm not at all familiar with.  So without further ado.... 

37.  Learn photoshop.  Yes, that is correct; I've never used photoshop.  Some how I managed to go through all four and a half years of college without making one click in this program.  That has to change and the time is now.

{via pinterest}
57.  Ride in a hot air balloon.  Even though I will be scared out of my mind every second I am in the air, I think this would be sooo cool.  Extra points if it is during sunset. 

{via pinterest}
53.  Try acupuncture.  For some reason, I think I would enjoy this.  Have any of you ever tried it?  I'll let you know what I think.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Valentine's Day Present

Guess what I received from my boyfriend for Valentine's Day?   It's something I've been wanting for a whlie......

Two weeks later, I finally got the watch sized and now I'll be sporting it everyday.  :-)  Thanks R!  Love you!

Monday, February 27, 2012

I need it.

This weekend I was a total slacker, so on Saturday one would have found me laying on my boyfriend's couch.  ALL. DAY. LONG.  In my defense, I did had a (slight) headache.  But back to the point....during my highly productive Saturday, I watched Sex in the City 2.  Of course all the clothes are eye-catching and oh-so-pretty, but there was one dress that I absolutely loved.  Can you guess which one?

{via La Belle}

Yes, it is the Halston Heritage orange maxi dress and I can't live without.  I need it, however my bank account can't really take a hit like that.  So, I ask you if there are any look-a-likes out there that are more budget friendly?   If anyone can point me in the right direction, I owe you BIG time.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

iphone case round-up

Last November I got my first iphone (whoop whoop)!   I have a case, but since then I have been eyeing a new one. 

Which case would you choose?  

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fat Tuesday, Baby!

Last year, my boyfriend (R) lived in Mobile, AL and we had the pleasure of attending the Order of the Inca Mardi Gras party.  I didn't realize that Mardi Gras actually started in Mobile (not New Orleans), so those people pretty much party the whole month of February. 

Aaaand, in honor of Fat Tuesday, a few pictures from last year.....

Me, Nicky, and Ivy

Nicky and Jeff

Jeff, John, and R

R and myself

I was secretly hoping we would go again this year, but no luck.  :-(

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sleevey Nix Shift Dress

I've told you all before about The Blue Door Boutique (post here), and since then I have been religiously checking their facebook page for new arrivals. Well, ladies, this dress is IT.


It is simple, but the detailing on the sleeves make it unique.  I'm sure no one else will show up at the party wearing this same dress.  You're welcome.

Craigslist Round-Up

I haven't done a craigslist round-up in a while, so I think it is time.  Who's with me?  Glad to see everyone is as excited as me!  ;-)

I know some might not agree, but I'm over the typical garden stools that are everywhere (only to say, if I saw it at a steal I would snatch it up).  But this gem on the other hand, is calling yelling my name. 
$100.00 smack-a-roos.  It is no great deal, but like I said....yelling my name. 
(Side note:  This person is also still trying to sell the vanity seat I blogged about here.) 

Seriously, aren't these faux bamboo nesting tables fabulous?  They are priced at $135.00, and the owner has dropped the price every week....I'm still holding out though. They remind me of the HSN Nate Berkus coffee table that I so desperately want and isn't available anymore.

The person who has listed the nesting tables above is also trying to sell this salmon-y colored chest of drawers.  I like the lines, knobs, and surprising the color of this piece.  Priced at $265.

If I needed six dining room chairs, these babies would be mine!  All mine, I tell you!  Priced at $299.

The previous pieces I shown aren't exactly great deals, but this dresser is priced extremely well.  I would probably give it a coat of paint, but for $25 I don't think you can go wrong. 

I think if you styled this pair of side tables correctly, these would be rockin'.   AND they are only $35 for the pair!

There are no dimensions for these tables, but they are both from West Elm.  The console table is listed for $60 and the parson table is $75. 

This rattan set is from Pier 1 and priced at $99, but you could probably negotiate it down a little (it has been on CL for a few weeks).  Pillows are included.  :-)

Well, I'm out.  Happy Friday!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

101 Things in 1001 Days

At the beginning of the year, I decided to start my own list of 101 things in 1001 days.  This list was inspired by the lovely Mackenzie of Design Darling.  I'm sure you know who she is, but if not, her blog is a must read. 

The reason I put this list together is because I'm not exactly happy with some aspects of my life right now, and this list serves as a go-for-it / get-your-sh*t-together-kinda motivation for me.  :-)  So with that said, I am going to post a few of my 101 items, in no particular order, every once in a while.  I have already started checking a few items off the list, but I am eager to cross off even more!

6.  Travel to Europe.  I so desparately want to see Paris, I can't stand it any longer! 

18.  Take a cooking class.  Who doesn't love a delicious meal?

28.  Attend a furniture auction.  I've never been, but it seems like something that is right up my alley!

What about you?  Any ideas for 101 in 1001 list?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!! 

I hope everyone gets to spend time with the ones that you love.

P.S.  I really, really want that balloon!