Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Another month has come and gone and Annie is now 11 months old. It's been a busy month and Annie has grown and developed by leaps and bounds!

She can stand on her own for a LONG time now, but no first steps yet.

She loves being outside and helping daddy in the garden.

She had her last music class today until the fall. Over the past 16 weeks, she's learned so much and loves tapping her sticks although they usually end up in her mouth.
She cheered on daddy at his softball game!

She laughs A LOT... I think she might be the most ticklish baby in the world.

Eating might be one of her favorite activities. We rarely find a food she doesn't like and she insist on feeding herself...this leads to a very messy baby.
It's so hard to believe that Annie will be ONE next month....I'm in shock and need to start planning her party. Better get to work!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ikea Rug

I saw the Alvina Ruta rug from Ikea in Charlotte Magazine's Home & Garden last week, and immediately fell in love. When I was flipping through my new House Beautiful issue today, I fell in love all over again....there was Alvina Ruta in the left corner of the rug section. Even though I don't have a home for it right now, I might have to fork out $149.00 (WHAT A STEAL), and put it in storage for my next house or the perfect client.

Craving Photos

Since Annie was born, I have taken at least a dozen photos of her a day. I have all the photos in albums and some in frames, but lately I've been wanting to pull them out and display them in some way or another. It's crazy to look back and see how much she's changed, and I want to have all the photos in front of me all the time.

I love this birdcage memory board from RH baby and child! It is a nice size, 22"w x 32"h. I think I might order 2 to go on either side of Annie's crib.

I've been eyeing these old baskets at Scott's. I have the perfect place for it, and think it would be so fun to clip photos all over it with small clothes pins. Thoughts?
How do you display your photos?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ballard Winged Chair

Ballard Winged Chair + Duralee 36041-76



This is a sneak peak at a project I've been working on. I LOVE the way these Ballard Winged Chairs turned out. They are the perfect size and scale for dining room hosts chairs and the fabric makes the chairs even more awesome! We are waiting on the side chairs and draperies to come in and then I can show the finished project. I can't wait for it to all come together!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Proud Momma

Happy Mother's Day to all of you mommas out there! We have had an AMAZING mother's day weekend. Annie was able to spend the weekend with both of her grandmothers, all 3 of her great grandmothers and most importantly, her very proud momma.
We spent most of weekend with Vinna and Buzz in Macon. Annie loved swimming in their pool and playing in the sun all day!! We made it back to Atlanta just in time for a Mother's day lunch with my side of the family. Celebrating my first mother's day has been truly special, and I wouldn't be here without my WONDERFUL mom. She has taught me everything I know about being a mother and I don't know what I would do without her. I LOVE YOU MOM!!
Annie, Reg and I had a fun dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, La Fonda.
Annie got a little fussy, so we had to get our food to go. When we got home she devoured her cheese and spinach quesadilla and black beans and rice.
She was a mess..
and in much need of a tubby!

We finished the night reading a book and snuggling in bed. It was a perfect day! Being a mother is the greatest gift in the world and I am truly blessed to have the cutest baby girl ever! I am one proud momma!!!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Dream Pools

As a child, I always dreamed of having a pool in my back yard. I mean, how fun would it be to walk out your back door and dive into a beautiful pool.
Ellen Pompeo's pool, featured in this months Elle Decor, is so dreamy! I love when the grass goes all the way up to the edge of the pool
This is another one of my favorites from Elle Decor. Love the square tiles around the pool and all the lush, green grass.
This is my ultimate dream pool, another one from Elle Decor. HEAVEN!!

For now, this little pool will have to do! Annie loves it and if she's happy, I'm happy.

Monday, May 3, 2010


According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of eclectic is "composed of elements drawn from various sources", and this photo from Domino just about sums it up.