If You Want It

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I surely want it. Sometimes almost too often. But the last thing I want is to look back and say I didn't fully enjoy it.

Life is also short. Live accordingly.

Have a great weekend!

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Check It


After looking at this picture, I decided I want a checkered floor.

Preferably of the gray and white variety.

For all I know this is actually black and white and the lighting is making it look gray.

This looks gray too.

I want it.

Gray looking again.

Photography can play some mind trickery sometimes. Like when a great photo can make a Big Mac look awesome and delicious. Even if we know they're usually shitty and delicious. But still we get it because the photo lied to us.

It works 'cause now I feel I need some gray and white checkered floors.

Happy Wednesday!

Wedding Color Inspiration

It's pretty much wedding season now and thought I'd put together some inspiration for some friends who asked me what other color(s) they could incorporate with their lavender and silver/gray theme. I suggested some greens and yellows. Or some varying purples for a little more dimension.

I thought the idea of lavender (possibly spiked) lemonade would be a cute one.

Hope you all have a great weekend!


I have a bit of an infatuation with Paper Source. I live pretty close to one and I'll find any excuse to go even if it's just to stand in front of their pretty paper and drool.

Their, Do Something Creative Every Day, tagline greets me every time.

And every time, I say, You're right, Paper Source. I should.

I think that's why I keep going back. To remind myself.

So much pretty.

My creative day has come and today's the day I'm taking my floral arrangement class.

It's been a long time since I've been in any sort of class and I'm a little nervous.

Feels like the first day of school. What do I wear? Who am I going to sit with at lunch time?

Any of you been creative lately?



Here's some items I put together for a living room I started working on. Client already has a lot of the furniture pieces, they just need some refinishing and some reupholstery work. Doing the transitional thing again. I want it to feel casually sophisticated.

Nichole's timing couldn't have been more perfect. She recently posted about this amazing artist (Frances Seward) and that's where I found the art I used in this board. Throwing in some modern elements to make it all feel current.

Back to work I go.

Happy Tuesday!

Moody Two Shoes

It's pretty funny to see peoples' reactions when I suggest going with dark walls. They look at you like you just grew a third eye.

In general, people are a bit scared of color, but when you even throw out the idea of going dark, it's an immediate, NO!

While some may think that rooms appear smaller when painted darker, I envision dramatic, bold, luxe spaces.

And when offset with crisp white accents, interesting pieces and texture, the result is anything but small. Grand, I say.

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Any of you dare to go dark?

Happy Wednesday!

In the Air

February, you've been acting a lot like April or May. Yesterday, I could've sworn you were summer.

You got me all confused and had me start my Spring cleaning. I never do stuff before I have to.

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I like this great mood you're in, February. TH and I are taking advantage and doing Springy stuff this weekend.

Like hopping around like rabbits.

You're all invited to come make fun of us.

If it's cold around your parts, that blows.

I will make sure to get some sun for you.

Have a great weekend!

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Facebook Says It's Your Birthday

Tomorrow is my sister's birthday (happy birthday) and she's having a little get together at her place and asked me to help pick out some decor. Der. Of course I'll help. She said she wants some pink. I love pink! Going with a color I really enjoy kinda feels like I get to make her birthday about me.

Love you, Sistah.

Feels like only yesterday you were trying to wax my face, burn my scalp with the curling iron and pinching my skin when trying to pluck my eyebrows.

Sisterly love.

Happy Almost Friday!

Friday You're so Fallin'

 Welp, it's here and I have no choice but to just deal with it and embrace it. Fall. The season that everyone seems to be smitten with. I don't hate it, but it's definitely not my favorite. Heck, at least it's less brutal than winter. I want it to be 85 degrees (at night) for the rest of my life. Dramatic?

Lucky for me, here in the Val, the weather is still hot enough to try and hold on to my summer tan.

Here's some Fallspiration for those of you whose favorite season has arrived.

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Happy Friday and happy weekend!

images via the glitter guide, chic hotel, prep talk

Date Night

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1. purse 2. earrings 3. nail polish 4. jacket 5. bracelet


It's Friday! Time to step outta the office and hike up those skirts 'cause it's date night, ladies. Don't forget to shave those legs. This cute office space inspired a fun date night outfit.

Enjoy your weekend!