Monday, January 31, 2011

February Tablescape

I love Valentine's Day, but thought I might mix it up a bit.  Instead of typical pink and red, I thought it would be fun to do a tablescape inspired by one of my favorite rooms by jonathan adler.  The plates are melamine so this would be perfect for lunch or casual dinner. The gold silverware is dressy for me so I will use my regular bamboo. I love these owl pitchers from Modern Chic Home.  I have the little one in my daughter's room for pencils, but I am getting the big one for flowers. (it would be perfect for fall too!) If you don't want to spend $$ on plates, another option is to just use white plates, gold chargers and find zebra cloth could even use zebra ribbon to tie onto napkins.  Now if I can only find time to have a party...

Friday, January 28, 2011

Valentine's Day Cupcake Picks

I made these cupcake picks for Valentine's Day and thought I would share.  

Here's all you need:
* white cardstock paper
* 2" round hole punch (I got mine at Micahel's craft store)
* lollipop sticks
* small white round stickers (I got mine from Office Max/Office Depot, etc..) 

If you are a Google follower for this blog and would like to print these from home, email me and I will send you the pdf.  How cute would it be to tie a little bow on the lollipop pressure.  Email me at

If you don't have time to make cute are these from The Gypsy Factory!?!  I absolutely LOVE them! AGHHH....sooo cute..I want to dye my hair pink like Frenchie!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

COCOCOZY store is Open!

One of my favorite blogs has opened shop!  Great pillows, throws and bedding.  Check it out HERE.
Carmen - I LOVE the pink pillow below for your family room! (and the navy throw!!)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Asian Art

I received an email from a girl who started The Pink Pagoda which has the most adorable Asian-inspired artwork.  I went to her site and immediately fell in love with all her prints.  Not sure about everyone else, but I have no problem designing for other people, but I have a tough time making a decision in my own house.  When I read Rue, Lonny or Ivy & Piper...I want it all.  (almost Veruka Salt'ish)

I love the name Pink was actually my first choice when I started the blog, but the name was taken!  How funny is that!?!?  Well check out her art...I would love to do a group of them in black bamboo frames. At around $25's totally do-able.  I love them all, but here are some of my favorties..

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE doing tablescapes.  I find inspiration from a color, a piece of jewelry, a favorite room in a magazine...the list goes on.  I also love chevron print (along with my fellow blogger The Fabulous Design File) so when I first saw this mood shot in Lonny, I thought this would make a great table setting.  The white hydrangeas are fresh, but I always love a burst of color. Either one would work beautifully....

These zig zag plates from Macy's are perfect and can be mixed with so many different colors.  
The chevron rug below was actually painted!  Check out Carissa's blog below to see how she did it.  
The tote below is from Thirty One is perfect for my car to keep everything organized.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cute Bath Rug

How cute is this new rug from West Elm?!?  I love it with yellow or turquoise..

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Chaahlston Ya'll

We just got back from an awesome road trip to Charleston, SC.  The food was amazing and the architecture was incredible.  I can't wait to go back since there are some restaurants we still wanted to try.
We ate, drank, walked, danced and laughed the entire weekend.  It was a blast Jacki and Adam!

Here is a list of some yummy places to break bread:
39ruedejean - an incredible French Bistro we found by accident.  You must have the croque monsieur or truffle potato soup...please don't skip dessert.
Husk - a new restaurant using local ingredients and an old carriage house that has been converted to a
cozy bar.  (Adam's favorite hang out...just don't wear too much cologne...ha ha ha!)
Fulton-Five - a small Northern Italian restaurant that been named "Most Romantic" 13 years in row.
Hominy Grill - breakfast spot where everything is prepared from scratch. Get there early and order grits.
High Cotton - The first restaurant to serve "Ice Tea Vodka" cocktails.  Great interior, amazing food.
Hanks Seafood - Designed from a 1940's fish house serving southern fish and local seafood.  The She-Crab soup is a must along with the raw oyster platter.  Great atmosphere.

We took a ton of pictures, but here are some of my favorites:

Monday, January 3, 2011

It has been a few weeks since I have blogged.  I am still recovering from the tablescape caught on fire Christmas Eve and Riley broke one of the end tables in the family room on Christmas Night.  The kids were doing a show for the family and singing when my daughter said, "Daddy..why is there a fire in the dining room?"  It was at least 3 feet high!!  She saw it while singing Jingle Bells, but she wanted to finish the song before she told us! Hilarious... Oh and uh my husband took an Ambien on Christmas Eve before "Santa" came to drop off all the gifts.  We are the Grizwalds...

Happy New Year Everyone!!!
Oh speaking of New girlfriend's husband (We'll call him Justin) baked "2011" out of chocolate chip cookie dough. I will post a pic once I download.