Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Shabby Apple: Easter Dresses

I am loving Shabby Apple right now. They have the most classicly sweet dresses, perfect for Easter coming up. All of their dresses are so unique. They have several different styles to choose from. Here are some of my faves:

You will be so happy you checked them out. You just might find your perfect Easter dress! They are featured in my sidebar or you can check them out here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Technical Difficulties!

So I would have shown you my Living Room re-vamp reveal yesterday but.....

I am having some technical difficulties.

For my birthday on Monday, the Hubs took me to a fabulously romantic dinner and here comes the best part. He hung up all the pictures, mirrors, and shelves that we took down for the painting project. The last thing on the list, hang the curtains. Well, in all fairness he tried to hang them last week but I bought the wrong size curtain rod. So back to Lowes I went. Got the right curtain rod, but the wrong clips to fit the new curtain rod! Ughhhhh! One day in the very near future we will hang the curtains and then I can show you the kind of finished product! Exciting!

What I Wore Wednesday #18 and a brand spankin' New Sponsor!

Cardi: OldNavy, Tank: Groovy's (local boutique),
Jeans: Levi's, Shoes: TJMaxx

**Date Night/Birtday Dinner**
Top: New York & Co, Jeans: OldNavy, Shoes: TJMaxx

Top: Forever21, Belt: I think Target?,
Jeans: OldNavy, Shoes: Old Navy
(oh and wet hair, again)


Who has a new sponsor, it's me!!! And, I absolutely love that Jeni from Stella and Dot decided to sponsor the blog! I have loved Stella and Dot's jewelry for years and they have some super stylish pieces that I love! Here are some to die for pieces that I MUST have:

Seriously, this gold necklace with the feather is fab!

I LOVE purple and teal together and this chunky
necklace would look awesome with half the stuff I own.

Love the colors on this piece.

I love a bold and colorful ring like this one.

Did you guys know they had kid stuff?? I sure didn't but I love!
Jeni from Stella and Dot bought these as gifts for the guests
at her little girls birthday party. Precious and what a great idea?

Pearls, so sweet.

I died when I saw this. I love the chevron piece.
I think I want to wear this!

Here is me in some of my previous What I Wore Wednesday posts rocking some Stella and Dot jewelry:

I think turqouise goes with just about everything. I wear these earrings ALL the time!

This ring comes in a set of three rings that are stackable. Since the baby my fingers are a little more, ahem, plump. So I like to wear these rings on my "retaining water" days. Love 'em!

Stella and Dot has some great specials going on this month. Click on the pictues below to enlarge and view their specials.

So head over to Stella and Dot. You will be soooo glad you did!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Winna Winna!

The winner of the Layer Cake Designs giveaway is.....

Tiffani Rose said...

I love following your blog :)

Contact me at with your address information and Layer Cake Designs will mail you your awesome decals right away! Thanks for entering!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

More Living Room Inspiration

So, I am about 3/4 done with the living room project. I can't wait to show it to you guys! I will probably show it before it is "finished" because it may never be totally "finished." I'm sure I will always add a piece here or there. I am loving how it is coming together. The paint turned out great and even though it is a little darker than the old paint, the room manages to feel much bigger. Loves it!

Here is another room that inspired me with my living room re-do:

I am so obsessed with Abode Love's man cave/gameroom. The colors are fab and I LOVE the football picture. It is perfect. I may have to steal that idea for a future man cave room. I like the mix of fabrics and the orange is to die for! You have to run over to Abode Love and check out her house tour. I love every single room in her house and she is absolutely adorable. Seriously, you will hate her she is so dang cute!

Happy Thursday ya'll!


Oh and don't forget to enter the Layer Cake Designs vinyl chalkboard labels giveaway! (that was a mouthful!) It ends tonight so get your entries in!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday #17 and don't forget about the Giveaway!!!

I am linking up with The Pleated Poppy, No Model Lady, Jewelscapes, and Momma Go Round. Happy Wednesday!!!

Vest: Zara, Dress: OldNavy,
Belt: Anthropologie, shoes: can't remember

Shirt: OldNavy, Jeans: OldNavy, shoes: can't remember

I'm thinking that I am over the hair. My brother actually told me this week that he must have his blond sister back. Maybe soon????


Don't forget to enter the Layer Cake Designs giveaway here! You could win some great vinyl chalkboard labels. Love 'em!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Layer Cake Designs Giveaway!

Remember my pantry redo?
I couldn't have done it withought the chalkboard labels
that I used to label almost EVERYTHING!
Now, Layer Cake Designs is giving away the awesome Vintage Chalkboard labels that are similar to what I used.

Here is how I used them in my pantry:

All you have to do to enter is:

{leave a comment for each thing you do}

1. Become a follower of Layer Cake Designs blog
2. Go to their Etsy shop and tell me another item that you just love
3. Become a follower of my blog

Giveaway ends Thursday, March 24th at 11:55 PM. The winner will be announced Friday morning and the winner will be chosen by

Yay for giveaways and Good Luck!


Don't forget, if you live in the Dallas area, go here and find out how to nominate a deserving Mom that is in need for some TLC. It's gonna be great!

Friday, March 18, 2011


Malone's birthday was awesome!
After some agonizing about what kind of birthday to throw, I decided on a small(ish) family only party. I didn't want Malone to be overwhelmed and our house is just way too small for a billion people to par-tay it up.

I didn't really have a "theme" per say, just a red and aqua color scheme (with a funky splash of yellow). It turned out just as I had hoped and we all had a blast celebrating this amazing little girls' 1st year! Hope you like the pics...cause there is a lot of 'em!

The birthday spread! Cupcakes, cookies and popcorn.
(Malone had none of the popcorn of course!)

The cupcakes and smash cake were uh-mazing! They were done by a local lady, Babycakes by Angie. The cake was soooo moist and everyone raved about how good they were. Chocolate chip cookies by me! Recognize those goodwill plates. How perfect are they?
Score on that one!

I found these napkins at Party City. I thought the saying was perfect for the day.
"Life is good, Let's make today very good"

I used the red wicker baskets from Malone's room to house the two different flavors of popcorn. One salty, one sweet.

Red/white striped staws from Hey YoYo. A white pitcher held the milk for the chocolate cookies.

Notice the utensil holder? My other goodwill find! Spraypainted a fun aqua!

This chair was given to me by my Mom. It was used to feed all 5 of her grandchildren. She retired it when Malone came along and I decided to spray paint it aqua. Perfect for the party and I may use it or give it to Malone one day for her babies.

The birthday banner and hat is from Joosy Card Co. The banner says, "Lo is 1."

Closer look at the birthday hat. Loved it!

Momma and Malone

Her headband is from Monkey Knots.

Onto her presents! She actually sat in my lap for the whole present business. I couldn't believe it? Malone is an "on the go" kid and usually doesn't have time to sit still. She must have really been excited about those presents!

Malone's t-shirt dress was made by my very talented Mother -in-law. The shirt is from Vintage Lucy's and I just purchased the skirt fabric and she sewed it right on! I gotta learn how to sew!

I made her flower pin on her shirt, just to add a little pizzaz! Tights are from Target and shoes from Wal-Mart. I thought she was adorable and she totally rocked her outfit!

Sweet girl!

The Hubs Meme made this precious Quiet Book. Malone loves it. I'll have to post more pics soon to show all the pages. Man, I gotta learn how to sew!

Malone got her very own red retro kitchen. She has played with it like crazy. She especially likes the phone. She will put it up to her ear and say "hi!"

Yay for Red Wagons! All of you Dallas area folk will know this is
gonna be a great Canton First Monday wagon!

Family birthday pic. Look at that adorable squinchy smile!

Here is my other goodwill find. I wanted a keepsake for Malone on her 1st birthday. I had everyone right a little wisdom for Malone on this goodwill chalkboard that I spraypainted. It was really sweet and I know Malone will cherish it when she gets older!

"Mom, why is this thing on my head!"

Birthday cake time!


My 1st trip to Goodwill....

and it won't be my last!
I found some great items for Malone's birthday party, they just needed a little love.
But, let me tell you there are some very interesting people at the Goodwill store. I saw people in their pj's and I felt so bad for the poor girl pushing around the cart of new items to be put out. She was surrounded by a group of women ready to pounce on the next item she pulled out. You would have thought she had diamonds or the fountain of youth in there. They were serious. But, all in all it was a great trip and I will definitley be back.

All the items pre spray paint

Here they are with the primer on. Come back tomorrow for the grand tour of Malone's birthday party! It was so fun and turned out just like I wanted.

Have a fabulous day, now off to the zoo!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday #16 and a New Sponsor!

I am linking up with The Pleated Poppy, No Model Lady and Jewelscapes. Thanks ladies for being so inspiring every week!

Necklace: Forever21, Cardi: Target, Dress: gifted

Cardi: Old Navy, Shirt: Anthropologie, Jeans: Gap

Earrings: Old Navy

Shoes: American Eagle

I'm in love with the new teal nail polish for Spring.
Mine is Carnation Creation by Finger Paints.

I LOVE MJ Corder Designs. She has such creative cards for all occasions. I used her design for my Christmas card last year and I couldn't have been happier with how it turned out. You should definitely check her Etsy store out. You will find the perfect card for your next event. I promise!
Our Christmas card for 2010

My sister's Christmas card for 2010
photo by muah!

This Easter card is adorable!

I love the muted colors on this cowboy/girl invite. So different and fun.

Such a sweet baby announcement.

So go take a peek at Melissa of MJCorder Designs!

Happy Wednesday Ya'll!!!

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