Sunday, October 30, 2011

Quiet Time

Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. James 3:18

Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekend Project

This light has been on my Pinterest for a while. I think this weekend it will serve as a loose inspiration for a little project I plan to try. I will let you know how it turns out...
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Getting In The Spirit

This fall has flown by in such a whirlwind I find myself less than a week away from Halloween without so much as one pumpkin. Usually as soon as there is a chill in the air you can spot mums, gourds and pumpkins of all varieties peppering our porch. I love decorating for Halloween and the fall but this doesn't seem to be the year. There is always next year though and these will serve as inspiration. That reminds me, any suggestions for a good costume for Henry or 8 week old babies in general?

Images 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I Heart Ellen

I am not sure if I have professed my love for Ellen DeGeneres on here or not. If not, let me just tell you that I do in fact LOVE Ellen. When I worked from home I would try to do paperwork/billing (ugh) when she was on so it was not as tedious. Then when I moved in to my office Ellen was what I would watch on DVR when I came home to unwind. Now, with Henry, Ellen has kept me company during those middle of the night feedings when you are pretty sure you are the only soul on earth awake. She is a great cure for loneliness.

However, this post is not an ad for the Ellen DeGeneres show. I was so excited when I heard her house was going to be in Architectural Digest and it did not disappoint. I am not sure exactly what I expected but I love what I saw....

Images Architectural Digest

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Fabulous Gift-From Some Fabulous Bloggers

This is one happy baby. Why is he so jovial you might ask? I believe it has something to do with the amazing blanket beneath him. Last week I got a package in the mail from three bloggers I am lucky enough to call good friends- Camila, Lauren and Lindsay. I wish you could have seen my delight when pulled out this blanket...
I turned to Patrick and said, "Isn't this gorgeous? I swear it looks hand blocked!" Little did I know the story behind it. Turns out, the middle layer and edging are hand block printed with natural dyes. Camila informed me it was from a company Mela & Roam started by Courtney Barton, author of Inside the Loop, one of the first blogs I ever read.
These blankets are amazing but so are the one of the kind vintage textiles found while on her travels...Definitely worth taking a look at Mela & Roam. Thank you friends for such a perfect gift!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Quiet Time

I was going through some old e-mail and this was in one, thought I would share. Have a wonderful Sunday.

  • Your outer life is your reputation with people, but your inner life is your reputation with God.
  • Thankfulness depends on what is in your heart, not what is in your hand.

Friday, October 14, 2011

One More For The Weekend...And An Old Favorite

Colorful, mirrored, crystal dreaming....
Yes, this image has been on here before (and all over the blog over and over) but I just can't get enough: gray, pink, crystal, industrial, gilded, skirted ottoman, statement rug, velvet chair, perfection.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A New Piece of Art

For our anniversary gift to each other we knew we wanted to buy a piece of art and this time we knew exactly who we wanted the artist to be. In Oxford, MS, where we both went to school there is a restaurant, Ajax, which happens to be one my favorite places in the whole world. It is what you could probably call a dive restaurant but it feel like home to us. Anyhoo, it is filled with folk-type art, several from a Memphis artist named Lamar Sorrento.
I don't know if it is the strong connection to a place I love, but there is something about his primitive paintings that I can't get enough of. When it came to choosing a piece we knew this was the one....especially when we saw this detail....
Bo Diddley, McComb, MS- Patrick's home town. We loved that this painting was about Mississippi but once we saw Bo we knew it was meant to be. Love it. Changing our whole dining room around it, hence the dark paint swatches. I will let you know how it goes, may take a while...