Pottery Barn or DIY?

Pottery Barn or DIY?

A few months ago, I stumbled upon a set of 6 dining chairs at Goodwill. That never happens!! I snatched them up for a mere $80. These chairs weren’t for me though. Karla just moved into a 4 bedroom house, and the dining room was in need of seating. She had her eye on some … Continue reading

bedroom retreat

bedroom retreat

I have been searching for night stands for a VERY long time. I wasn’t finding exactly what I wanted for the price that I wanted…so I just made my own! I know this comes as a shock to you all. I found a lot of links for the IKEA Rast, but it just wasn’t as … Continue reading

baking up a storm

baking up a storm

I was fortunate enough to bake for another friend’s wedding. Cupcakes were not on the agenda this time. Lauren wanted an assortment of cake plates with 3-4 layered cakes on each. We made the¬†cake stands¬†according to this site. I highly recommend you try them out…if even for a little dinner party! I layered Red Velvet … Continue reading

searching through the wedded bliss…

When I first got engaged, I was a tad over-whelmed. I had no idea where to begin, and the knot just seemed even more over-whelming. As you know, I am always on the hunt for a fashionable bargain. Adam and I are paying for the wedding ourselves, but I was not willing to compromise of … Continue reading

wedding season is upon us!

Fall. Boots and tights come to mind when the word enters my mind. It also means wedding season! I hosted a wedding shower with two other friends this past weekend. It was the most action my condo has seen since the massive renovations of 2011. Below are a few of the details: The Table Decor … Continue reading

Photographing Love

First off, I apologize for it being so long since my last post. I have been running around like a crazy woman. Saturday I took another round of engagement session pictures. Aren’t they cute? I wouldn’t call myself a photographer, but I definitely enjoy getting to express my creativeness using another medium! I also decided … Continue reading

The Glamorous Life

I don’t know if you have noticed this yet about me, but I have a tendency to love really expensive things…but then just make something myself that looks just like it. I have been on a kick lately that I needed pattern in my bedroom. This is what we were working with. We’ve got lots … Continue reading


First and foremost, please look at this picture: Does it get any better than that? This wall was done with wooden pallets (sanded and cleaned up a tad of course). I love the rustic look of this accent wall, especially offsetting the crisp blue walls. Check out their blog! As for an update on today, … Continue reading

Giving In…

I am extremely excited about tonight. I cannot even remember the last time I went to the movies. Tonight I am going on a chick flick date to see The Vow! (insert poetic comment about the attractiveness of both characters.) I have seen commercial after commercial for this movie, and usually that makes me pretty … Continue reading