Monday, April 14, 2014

Bald Head Island

Heading to Bald Head for a quick Spring Break trip. 
Pictured below is all the cute, fun items I probably won't be able to wear because although it has been sunny and 75 for the past 4 days, it is going to be raining and cold while we are on the island.

I am going to try and be a good sport. For myself I don't really mind, I would love to read, shop and eat, but my kids don't do as well trapped in a house for 3 full days without an Xbox. Thankfully there is a heated pool right down the street. Say a prayer for me!!

PS I got the twins Uglies and the 3 sequels. I read the Uglies over the last two days and I am hooked. Thanks Finch for the reccomendation. It reminds me a little of the Hunger Games. Anyone else read it? I am also taking Dan Harris' 10% Happier...I made need a little meditation befoer the trip is over. 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

So Me

Have you ever seen something that just screams your name? Your heart starts racing and you get all jumpy and excited?

That's how I felt when I saw this outfit. No, no, no...not hers, his. 
I would wear every stitch he has on and be happy as a clam. OK, I might change the shoes but don't you love it??!! The blue oxford shirt keeps it from looking to "Mongolian goat herder".

Striped shirt, chunky necklace...yep, that works for me. 

Colorful braids and a statement skirt? I've been loving this look since I first laid eyes on Pippi Longstocking - my first fashion idol. 

Tassels and fringe...

And a whole lot of this!!!!
Want to see more? All photos from here.

After repeatedly looking at these photos I have decided my style is pig-tailed, goat herder who loves over sized accessories. Love, love, love. Does it appeal to you?

 I am off to look for a furry, black, goat vest, Guatemalan sash and gigantic tassels...I'll report back soon. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Pillow Talk

Have you seen the new House Beautiful? It' s a good one.

This Bengal Bazaar pillow caught my eye..

You may remember seeing the same pillow in several pictures form Bill's office. 

I love how it looks against the dark walls.
I needed to get a more recent picture since I have recently added another pillow and a throw...

I got my pillows from Etsy...
And if you are looking for fabulous fabrics I highly recommend..

Margaret at Southend Design was wonderful.

Schumacher CHIANG MAI DRAGON Pillow Cover, 22 x 12 Aquamarine with Orange Backing

Chiang Mai Dragon

LA FIORENTINA Pillow Cover, David Hicks Fabric , Brown / Ivory

La Fiorentina

Argentine Hair On Cow Hide Pillow Cover 19 x 13

Argentine Cow Hide

She has a little bit of everything and if you don't see what your little heart desires, she can probably get it for you.
Tell her Sissy sent you!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sharon Stone - Better Than Ever

Can't wait to pick up a copy of the March issue of Shape magazine with Sharon Stone on the cover. Looking pretty darn good for 55. She looks better at 55 than I did at 35 - my 30's were my puffy years, you know, before I cut back on the carbs.

I don't know what she's doing but I am going to find out.
As long as it doesn't involve getting up too early to exercise, cutting out margaritas or staying out of the sun. Otherwise I am in!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Wrap It Up

Don't you think half the fun of gift giving is the wrapping?

This wrapping paper just makes me happy!! 

I found it at Homegoods and they had all kinds of crazy good designs.
 I may go back...I may need more...

Yellow Dot Takeout Boxes, Set of 4

And speaking of cute wrapping I am loving these Chinese take out boxes...
The little itty bitty one is so cute!!!

Blue Moon Dot Takeout Boxes, Set of 4

I have a fun gift idea that goes well with these boxes, I'll share later but if you want to pick some up you can find them at World Market.

That's all for now, hope you had a good week.
I can't believe it is already Friday!!!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Snow Daze

Have you heard? It snowed in Wilmington. It's a big deal. School has been closed for 3 days. The first day it was fun. I took Clay to the store and we bought a fire pit, marshmallows and hot dogs. Three days cooped up in the house,  lots of toasted food and 2 inches of snow later, not so fun. 

To cheer myself up I did a little Internet browsing, no buying...

Pom Slippers

Found these..
Don't they make you happy? Here

Shiva Tote - GB
And this bag would get anybody out of a snow funk. 

Saw this work out on A Creative Day and had to try it...

I can't really go out in the world right now, it's cold, really cold and icy...scary!!
So this looked like the perfect solution.
No special equipment, just a wall, easy right?
Well, no, it was tough, really tough.
But I loved it, try it and let me know what you think.

I have also been organizing my refrigerator and's time to go back to school.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Girl Crush

While visiting Chic Geek I was reminded that one of my style idols, Sarah Jessica Parker, has a new line of shoes coming out. Shoes!! Isn't that so appropriate? 

And then there was this....hurry! It's a link to a video of Sarah Jessica Parker and her new shoes. SJP and pretty shoes...and a pretty dress in a cool New York apartment - does it get any better? I think not. Unless I was included in the shoot...or at least asked to lunch or...OK now I am just rambling...

Hope your Monday is off to a good start!