Friday, January 27, 2012

Favorite Fridays

Favorite Bag for Spring
Botkier's Mint Valentina Bag

Favorite Look I've Seen All Week
Classic Cashmere, Leather Skirt, Leather Leggings, Statement Accessories

Favorite Cocktail
I haven't had a cocktail in almost a year, but I think it's time to try this one out!

Favorite Cocktail Dress
A perfectly sweet cocktail dress from Tibi. Perfect for an afternoon wedding or cocktail party!

Favorite Book
One of my sweet brides, Rebecca, sent this book to Tilley-Gray this week. Some children's books are a chore to read, but not this one! Perfect for both mom and daughter!

Favorite Photos
There are so many to choose from this week! Tilley-Gray is smiling away and Millie Holloman  showed us Tilley-Gray's birth photos last night. (I'll be sharing our birth story and photos next week!)

The day after Christmas, Millie came over with a new film camera to take photos of Tilley-Gray. She had not used film in almost seven years and kept telling us that she wasn't sure they were going to turn out. (You can see that they certainly did!)
 I was so yellow from my blood tranfusion and still felt "huge" so I refused to let  any one to take photos of me. These are some of the only photos I have with Tilley-Gray when she was brand new and I'm so grateful for these. Millie, thanks again!


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Office Space

I'm in desperate need of an office space in my house. Before the babe, the nursery was a dedicated office space for just me and my business and nothing else. Now, I have to make our guest bedroom function as an office as well. I've been searching for inspiration and have found some great ideas that just might work. 

A bold piece of art work

Clean and simple storage for organizing

An entire wall dedicated to great artwork

 Pops of color like this yellow to keep things fun

 Graphic wallpaper 

 A place to keep all of my magazines

 A mix of materials to keep things interesting

Fresh flowers, books, and floor cushions on days when I need inspiration

A cork board to organize inspiration

What are your office must haves?

Images via

Friday, January 20, 2012

Favorite Fridays

Favorite Food
I made this on Monday and have had it for lunch every day. It is seriously good for you and tasty too!

Favorite Font
My blog is in serious need of a face lift and I think that this font might just be the one. 
What do you think?

Favorite Look
As much as I love a good trend, the bare essential classics are still my absolute favorites. When I do get out of my yoga pants these days, my chambray shirt and black skinny jeans are my default. 

Favorite Kitchen
Everything about this kitchen is fabulous. 

Favorite Flatware
West Elm gets gold right with this set. It's high up on my wish list!
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tilley-Gray's Newborn Photos

Millie Holloman took these sweet photos of Tilley-Gray when she was just four days old. I feel like she has grown so much in the past (almost) 7 weeks! 

Thanks so much Millie for such precious photos. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Design Crush: Liz Caan

I came across Liz Caan Interiors a few months ago and just remembered how much I really loved her design. It's layered and bright and preppy, which are things I love most in design. Her website is so much fun to look through where you can find more images like the ones below. 

Is this kitchen not fab?
 First, I love the black and white horizontal stripes and I love that she did them on the ceiling as well. 
Second, check out that booth. Other than being such a smart use of space, this is actually a table that families use. No excuses in sitting in front of the TV for dinner!

I love the botanical prints that she has hung on her windows. Would you consider doing that?

Is this not one of the most precious girls rooms you have ever seen? I love the colors and the wallpaper. When she is a little older, just take the drapes down and change the chandelier and the room could turn into a teenagers room pretty easily!

The chevron stripes on the stairs are so chic.
 Are y'all sick of chevron yet? I have my moments, but deep down, I still love it. 

I love love love the art work. It could go in so many different rooms but I love that such a whimsical painting is over a formal sofa. 

I am a sucker for monograms, especially on bed linens! The leontine linens on that bed are gorgeous!
 I also love the silhouettes of her children on the wall. 

And last but certainly not least, this wallpaper. 

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Favorite Fridays

Favorite Food
I caught the stomach bug and had a rough 24 hours. This soup is perfect for a cold day, but especially after being sick.

Favorite Indulgence
(because you can!)

Favorite Motto

Favorite Polish
Essie's Spring 2012 Collection

Favorite Photo
(Tilley-Gray is getting the cutest little personality!)