Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Excuses, Excuses

Let me start with I AM SO SORRY for falling of the face of the earth this month! I could rail off a million excuses, but I do not want to bore you. What I will do is promise you that I will be a better blogger in 2010. The wheels in my head have been turning and I have lots of exciting ideas for post in the new year.
So, how was your Christmas?? Annie's first Christmas was perfect in every way. We were able to spend time with both sides of the family, and even enjoy a little bit of time with just the 3 of us at home. Since I last posted, Annie has accomplished so many new and exciting things. She turned 6 months old on Christmas Eve and is now sitting up on her own and she can even say Mama (kinda) :)! Her hair is starting to grow in a little bit (I think it's going to be blonde) and she is teething like a manic...no teeth yet though. Annie loved Christmas! We visited Santa at Phipps
and she did great until Santa put his grubby hands all over her face, then she lost it. What was Santa thinking?? She loved the trees, lights, and most of all the presents :). She honestly could care less about what was inside the gift wrapping, but could spend all day playing with the wrapping itself. She loves paper and ribbons... I think she gets this from her mama.

I hope your holidays have been wonderful! I'll be back in full force in 2010. See you in the new year...so crazy!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Happy Stripes

Stripes make me happy! I like them...

On my candy...tis the season!

On the floor

On walls

On the ceiling

Even on my beer...Cheers!

*room images from Domino...I think*

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


If you are looking for that special something to top your presents with and wow everyone with your gift wrapping skills, you must hit up Nicholas Kniel Fine Ribbons and Embellishments. Nick has it all...beautiful ribbons, unique buttons, fru fru feathers, and the perfect embellishment for any gift.

Check out these lovely packages that Nick wrapped up for Liz Williams' dining table at the 2008 Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Christmas House. The little bird on top just adds the perfect touch. The wrapping is a gift in itself!

Nick also wrapped these beautiful gifts for another one of Liz Williams' projects that was featured in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles. No need to stick to the traditional red & green wrapping. He is always thinking outside of the box and mixes in a vibrant turquoise with brown and moss green. Love it!

Nick helped Gretchen and me with our room at last years Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Christmas House. He designed and decorated this AWESOME twig tree and also made the fuzzy garland wreaths below. He is sooo talented!

For more fun and exciting things to do with ribbon, you must purchase Nicholas Kniel's book, Ribbon the Art of Adornment. In the mean time make sure you check out his website http://www.nicholaskniel.com/ or even better stop by his store!
Nicholas Kniel Fine Ribbons & Embellishments
290 Hilderbrand Drive, Suite B-16
Atlanta, GA 30328
I promise you won't come out empty handed and you are sure to be wowed by all the beautiful goodies!
**images from Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles**