Friday, September 30, 2011


Once 6:00 strikes I am outta here and heading to the mountains.  We are going to visit my dad tonight then its off to Asheville to celebrate Mark and Meredith's wedding!  Unfortunately what I have packed for this event is the exact opposite of what I should be wearing given the high of 58 on Saturday.  Thank goodness for wine!  Happy weekend! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I thought dogs were usually obsessed with things like treats, cats, people food, socks, etc. Never did I think dogs could be obsessed with other dogs...other boy dogs.  Finn's first play date basically ended in a restraining order. Poor Cody was beyond annoyed with my little creeper.

Sorry for the mass amount of pictures, you need to know I'm not exaggerating.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

PETA would NOT be pleased

Ughh. The weather is gross, making my hair gross, and me feel gross.  If only I could go into hibernation right about now I would be happy.  Since this is apparently the real world and I can't, I have decided to start looking forward to things to make days like today a little more exciting.  First up, my cow hide rug.  Now, I know that I can't really use him until I am somewhere a little bit bigger, but that is not stopping me from planning out his perfect home.  Here are a few ideas: 

via pinterest

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Top Chef

Not to toot my own horn but Bravo better be glad I am too busy to enter into their reality cooking shows.  Here is a little sample of what's been going down in the kitchen. Warning: Do NOT continue on an empty stomach.

parmesan asparagus

homemade sweet potato fries

prosciutto wrapped chicken 



While I am loving the fall weather rolling in, I need it to be a little bit cooler so I can break out my blazers. love.

images 1, 2, 3 , 45

Monday, September 19, 2011

Bad Habit

So I am no stranger to the nail biting. I am pretty sure this has at least been a 22 year old hobby of mine and I have tried so many ways to quit.  From fake nails, to gel polish, to my mom dipping my finger nails in Pine Sol (not great), nothing has worked.  After seeing some of these polish ideas I might give quitting a good ole college try...again.

I just got this nail color, but I might need that ring too...

images via Pinterest

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Planning Ahead

A couple weekends ago my mom and close friend Catherine were in charge of organizing the entire Thomasville Furniture home accessory inventory sale.  I was able to get so much stuff for literally next to nothing.  I swiped things like cow hide rugs, french wire lamps, mirrors, feather beds, and home accents.  (clearly all things I need)  Most of these things I have no where to put in my apartment so they are nicely tucked away in storage for at least 12 more months. wahh.

Anywho, after lugging home the things I could con Carl into letting me cram in our place I realized nothing, literally nothing goes with what we have now.

This is what I am working with...

These are some of the things I picked up...

a tray of decorative balls


this little guy

a ton of pictures frames (yes, that is Nick and Jessica)

this sweet little gold sea urchin and great coffee table books

 and this guy who wouldn't get out of my way until I took his picture

happy saturday

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I Think I Can....

Recently I have been searching for a DIY project for my days off; and with the fall weather coming I figured its perfect timing.  I have searched Craigslist high and low but have found nothing that has caught my interest.  During my routine blog surfing I ran across this which looks like something I can handle!  All you need is a drop cloth from Home Depot, a little paint, a ruler, and some patience.  How cute would this be for a picnic or beach blanket??

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Lonny Dream Bedroom

Lonny's newest online magazine came out this weekend and I instantly fell in love with this bedroom! 

It looks a lot like most of the things I got at a recent accessory sale.  Yum!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Reunion Weekend

This weekend is one that I have been looking forward to for a while.  Friday night my college friends and I are packing up our things, cramming into a cabin, and celebrating the start of football season the same way we have been doing for years.   In order to prepare for this weekend I wanted to look back at some of the ridiculous pictures I have of our past tailgates....

most of the time there was rain

 sometimes things got a little ridiculous

 once in a while a nap was needed

 if we were lucky there was miss brenda

most importantly we were all together.  let the countdown begin!!