Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What On Earth....

Sometimes I think I should be on Hoarders. Mind you, I am a HUGE purger as well... but I love to get stuff. So when I got an email with a picture of this light fixture...


I thought, "Hell Yeah! MINE!"
Now, they (yes, it has a twin) are at my house.




That is fake greenery at the bottom. With possible LED lines criss- crossing their way from top to bottom. And they are greasy. Really Really Greasy.
But I still think they are pretty awesome.... And begging for some spray paint.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Case of the Wants: Rethinking a Wrist

My mother has always worn 3 gold bangles on her right wrist. She taught one of my favorite friends, Traci, in the 5th grade who still has flashbacks of the noise my mother made while writing on the chalk board. She loves it.
I have for years rocked out on my left wrist my watch, the bangle my sister- in- law gave me when I got married, and my charm bracelet (which this blog was named for!). Lately I have been considering adding on to that wrist....
Because isn't this awesome?

Source: etsy.com via MaryNeff on Pinterest

{Amy Bell, This is calling your name!! I will be the first to order if you rock out a gold/ friendship bracelet!}

Leather. A must have... or a snakeskin...


Color and Mixed metals.





This is one of those times where More is More.
I can't decide whether to go shopping or to start braiding string.
Have a fabulous Tuesday! I have the day off...
and my mom is coming to play!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Cord Issue Solved

Modern Home Office modern home office

As I said a few weeks ago, I am turning my old den into my home office. Things are moving on along.. and hopefully I will be able to show the "after" photos soon.
According to the initial plan, I am going to float my new desk in the center of the room, over the cow hide rug. As much as I lovelovelove this idea, I am concerned about the "cord issue".. with my laptop and possible lamp/ lamps... not a fan of the mess.
Pinterest saves the day again... isn't this genius?


I'm going to look for something with less depth and will have to attach the extention cord to a desk leg, under the rug, etc...
But it's sure nice to have a solution before the problem!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Whoomp There It Is...

These are things I like... Waking up at dark and walking with Frida in the pitch black with Pandora on my Snoop Dogg station. Snoop rarely disappoints; in fact, this morning, we had a early 90's rap montage that included your favorite and mine,
Tag Team's Whoomp There It Is.
Yes, I was singing while running down Grand Blvd. Judging? I Don't Care. I was reliving 8th grade. Good Stuff. And Frida LOVED it.
Another thing I like... Finding this picture on Pinterest and thinking to send it to my Dad with the subject "Can We Do This?"

And getting the simple response of "Yes."
{My Dad ROCKS, but is sometimes a man of few words}

Fast Forward a few days, and I get the text, "Heading to Greenwood".
Um, Awesome. But Why?
Oh, To Do This:




Whoomp. There it is.
{K.. It's all for your Par-tay tonight!!!}
And Thank you, Pinterest Addiction, for allowing me to find that picture!





Monday, August 22, 2011

The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem

I have been on Pintrest for a while now, but it was not until this weekend, while spending quality time with Talulah (and Frida.. who is pretty jealous of the other), that I officially cracked out. It was so bad that I actually got called out yesterday for my amount of pins. Whoops.
Anyway, that place is Awesome with a capital A. Just a peek at what I have found....











I was obviously feeling outdoorsy... that porch swing/ bed??? And can you believe the glowing tables? I am doing something soon with cotton...
Could this take over my blog addiction? Am I going to call in sick to work today???

 



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Girl in Town

After 6 months of shopping and 2 months of patient waiting, Talulah is here!


She is (to me) the most beautiful and comfortable sofa ever. Overall, I am thrilled the way the room is coming along. I have definately decided to go lighter on the walls but am kind of digging the rug! Thoughts?

{And yes, my sofa has a name. Your's doesn't?}


Monday, August 15, 2011

You Read My Mind.

I couldn't decide if she was the meanest mother ever, or the coolest, when I woke to this photo coming to my BlackBerry yesterday morning....

Turquoise Channing Desk modern desks


How can you send the most fabulous desk ever... but that also has a $1750 price tag??? Grrrrrrr. Then she started mentioning welders and leftover metal and completely redeemed herself.
Isn't it beautiful though? It is screaming my name!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Time is on my side...

I am on week 8 of getting up at 5:45am and walking more than 3 miles before Frida and I stagger home. Yall, it's dark now at 5:45 am. It's still dark at 6am. But I love it. I love the smell. I love the coolness. I love the people I see that early.... yes there are people up and about that early! Who knew??
I love more than anything, the time I have after my walk to be at my house. It is clean and quiet, and I have nothing in the world to do...
And that early, even in the Mississippi Delta hot hellishness that is August, my birthday patio with my rose bushes, is the perfect place for coffee.


Happy Friday everybody.. It's been a great long week.
I am ready for champagne drinks tonight!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Breakfast Room Install

I have been working on this breakfast room for months.. and finally got to install yesterday!
















{my companion for the day, Buddy!}

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sneak Peek..

Just a peek at what my day looks like!


Monday, August 8, 2011

FreeStyling

I did a little "re- styling" over the weekend.. just patiently awaiting the arrival of Talulah. The color scheme is changing drastically in the living room.. from reds, olives, and golds.. to Teal/Turquoise, Olive and a little shot of red.
The shelves and mantle needed updating.





2 More Weeks!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bam.

This is possibly it.
Modern, White, BIG, Fabulous. Easy to clean and plenty of space to work.
I almost had a wreck craning my neck when I spotted it on the way to work this morning, then busted a U on Park Avenue.







The $150 price tag? Probably worth it. It's heavy enough to dance on and in Great condition.
Thoughts?