Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! My little pumpkin!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lamp Love

One of my favorite lamps ever is the Laslo Lamp from Bungalow 5. I LOVE this double gourd, porcelain lamp with its graphic green & brown hand painted pattern. It adds the perfect pop of color and pattern to a room.
It also comes in blue and brown if you're interested.

Here it is in my family room. It makes me smile every time I look at's the little things in life that make me happy!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Under the Live Oaks at Seminole Plantation

This past weekend we attended an AMAZING wedding of a dear friend, Sarah Brooks, at Seminole Plantation in Thomasville, Georgia. The setting was out of a movie! The ceremony was held under tons of beautiful live oaks. It was simply breathtaking!

When you walked into the ceremony, you were greeted with lemonade served in mason southern and refreshing!

All of the flowers were awesome! These were the flowers as you were walking down the aisle. I loved the tables they were sitting was just 3 pieces of firewood with a marble top.
This was the bride's bouquet....gorgeous!
Perfect for the fall and I loved all of the containers!

My favorite part of the reception were these glass candle lit lanterns hanging from the trees.... so romantic!
I told you...straight from a movie!

Everything was picture perfect and the bride and groom could not be happier. It was a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Off the Chart

Annie turned 4 months old this past Saturday. I can't believe how fast time flies and how much my little boo has grown! She had her 4 month check up today and everything went well. She now weighs 15 lbs and is 26 3/4 inches long! This puts her in the 80th percentile in weight and she is OFF THE CHART in height! The nurse had to remeasure her to make sure she wasn't mistaken, and she wasn't... little Annie is just a giant. She's going to be looking down on her 5' nothing parents before we know it :).
She loved playing with the paper on the table and looking at herself in the mirror.
We are so blessed to have such a healthy and happy baby girl!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin Carving Time

Halloween is only a few days away!! Hope y'all have your costumes ready. It's also time to pull out your pumpkin carving tools (mine are my kitchen knives) and get to carving. You've got to have your pumpkins all lit up for the little trick-or-treaters! Here are a few fun and different ideas from good ole Martha Stewart... First off, check out Martha's bag of tools....pretty intense! Your going to need them though, if you plan on doing some of the intricate carving that she has in mind.

You have to be a brain surgeon to carve these beauties!

Love these pumpkin votives!

How cute is this little owl family? It could be the Buzzell's...mama, papa and little Annie!

These pumpkins are a little more my speed. All you have to do is punch a bunch of holes in the pumpkin and then stick Christmas lights in each hole...pretty easy!

Happy Carving!!

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Thursday, October 22, 2009


I love,love, love natural wallcoverings like grasscloths, hemps, silks, and linens. They add texture, warmth and interest to any room. My favorite natural textured wallcovering company is Phillip Jeffries Ltd. Their handcrafted wallcoverings are to die for!!

From the moment I laid eyes on this bedroom designed by Meg Braff in the October issue of House Beautiful, I was in love. Braff covered the walls in Phillip Jeffries' Manilla Hemp in Kelly Green, and what a statement these walls make! The texture and color are so scrumptous! She balances out the intensity of the walls with all white furniture. The combination of kelly green and white just makes me smile. You gotta love the Jacqui desk and Chloe armchair from Bungalow 5.

One of my favorite collections from Phillip Jeffries is the Voyage Collection. This collection of hand-screen, printed designs come on hemp, linen, Japanese Paper weave and jute wallcoverings. They are AWESOME and would make such a statement in a foyer or powder room!!

*images from House Beautiful and

Monday, October 19, 2009

How do you like your mantel?

A mantel is always the focal point of a do you like your mantel?
For the living room, I love a mantel with a big, beautiful mirror hanging over it, flanked with a pair of sconces and a few accessories scattered across it. I love how a mirror over the mantel reflects the rest of the room, which is art within itself. In the family room, I like something a little more casual and fun. Replace the mirror with a great piece of art, or maybe a cool arrangement of framed prints...of course, fun and funky accessories always add a punch of personality to any room! Here are a few of my favorites...

Elle Decor

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Friday, October 16, 2009

The Weekend

It's finally here!! What are your weekend plans? My weekend will be filled with lots of shopping, football, a wedding and some quality time with family. For those of you Atlantans out there, the Partners Card week kicks off tomorrow! The Partners Card is AMAZING...see, you purchase this card for $60 and 100% of the proceeds go to Camp Twin Lakes. With the card you get 20% off at TONS & TONS of stores and restaurants all around Atlanta for the week of October 17-25. Here are some of the store I will be hitting up, just to name a few..
For me- Tulipano, J.Crew, Anthropology, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Tootsies
For Annie- Kangaroo Pouch, Children's Prep Shop, Gretchen's and Patagonia
For the hubby- Brooks Brothers, H.Stockton, Miller Brothers, Orvis
For the home- Gramercy, B.D. Jeffries, Erika Reade, Web Marstellar, Nicholson Gallery, Pottery Barn, West Elm
I can't wait! It's awesome because I get all of my Christmas shopping done now and save 20% while helping a good can't beat that. You can purchase a Partners Card at Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Let's cozy up by the fire

The weather is miserable here, cold and rainy...YUCK! All I want to do is cozy up next to a warm fire with my little boo and my hubby. Unfortunately, we don't have a fireplace, but if we did, I'd take this one.

My mom, Annie and I took a little trip to Athens on Tuesday to visit my sister. We ate lunch at Last Resort (yummy!!) and did some shopping. Annie scored this cute fall dress at The Elephant Trunk. She made her first trip to ADAC with me this morning, so of course I had to get her all dolled up. She's my little designer in training :)!!

**I think the photo above is from Domino...not sure though**

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Our Home...Before and After (Finally)!!

Here it is...BEFORE
We moved into our first house the last week of March 2009. I was 6 months pregnant and ready to prepare my nest. Thankfully, the interior of the house was move in ready (the previous owner was also an interior designer...we lucked out). This was a must considering my baby bump, and all we had to do was paint a couple of rooms and put new carpet in the nursery. BUT as you can see by the picture, the exterior needed a little TLC. We were going to wait a year or so before we made any improvements, but then Reg got the itch and it was all down hill from there. It all started with Reg trimming a few limbs. Before we knew it, we were cutting down 13 trees and landscaping the back yard. As many of you "houseaholics" (a fellow blogger turned me on to this term..haha) may know, once you do one thing to a house, it's a domino effect.Have you ever seen so many pine trees...they had to go!The mud pit after we cut down ALL the trees...domino effect = much needed landscaping.

Gotta love some new, green Zoysia! This is my husbands new love...minus me and Annie :).The brick on our house was not was an ugly, orange color and I was dying to paint over it.
So we did and ta-da here it is!! Hope you like it! I went with Sherwin William Wool Skein for the main color, Panda White for the trim and Hardware for the shutters and doors.

We also redid the front porch and repaved the driveway. Check out the concrete slab and rotten columns on the old front porch...had to go. I wish I had a better pic, but this was all I could find.

We replaced the concrete slab floor with new brick (sorry, my terminology is terrible), and it made a huge difference!!

Here is the finished product with new columns, copper "eye brow", arch, shingles and lanterns to replace the hanging fixture. We saved a lot of money by not having to change the roof pitch.

Once again, the domino effect is coming into play and we now need to landscape the front yard. Unfortunately, the bank account is empty and we are just going to have to wait!!
Last but not least, the driveway before and after.

I'm so glad all the workmen are finally out of our hair and we can now enjoy our new and improved home.