Thursday, May 31, 2012

For The Love Of My Big Toe

I love being able to spend time outside  during the summer. But, I have a problem. I'm not sure about you but, mosquitoes L-O-V-E me! No joke. Every party of me. Right now, I have FIVE (yes 5) bites on my big toe. Not my big toe is not that big...but 5? Really? Any way, a screened in porch is a necessity around here.  

Here are a few pretty porches that I found.

 I love how the last one has sliding screened in doors-options and so pretty!

all images can be found here

Do you have an remedies to keep mosquitoes away?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Oh, Barbara and Jan

If you could fill my house with your work, I would love you forever!

Get yours here!

Get yours here!

Friday, May 25, 2012

I Hope you DIG Your Summer and the Weekend

Well, today is Wyatt's last day of school! Pool days are in out future! 

Since he loved his teachers and classmates oh so much, an end of the year gift was a must!

 I made this printable to go with it! If you would like this tag, contact me and I will be happy to send it to you!

 Have a great weekend everyone! I see boats, poptails, the beach and a whole lot of fun in my future!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mark Lexton Giveaway: Winner

Sherri Therrien

Sherri, please contact me so that I can get you your prize!
 Thank you Mark Lexton for sponsoring this giveaway!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Steals and Deals: Dolce Vita "Archer" Sandal

Look what I just found...



Really? I thought the DV ones were a good price!
 Target, you impressed me once again!

Popsicles + Cocktails = Poptails

Best equation ever!

I think I may have to run to the store to pick up a few popsicle molds and A LOT of popsicle sticks! Just perfect for a hot summer day...or this weekend!

Sex on the Beach

Bourbon Peaches and Cream

Strawberry Greyhound

Blackberry Prosecco 

Watermelon Mojito 

Watermelon Blackberry Margarita 

White and Black Russian

All images from

There are still a few days left for the GIVEAWAY! Spread the word!

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Webster at Target

So today I decided to head on over to target after I picked the boys up from school. Thank God for their multiple child buggies-why can't all stores have a few of those?? They are renovating our target right now so it's sort of a mess- I'm anxious to see what the new SUPER Target will look like. Any way, have you seen The Webster at Target? I fell in love with some of the pieces. I need to go try on some when I don't have 2 lil munchkins with me!

Racerback Tank with Ruffle

Our Target has different pieces than online...I'm be hitting it up tonight/tomorrow to snatch up a few pieces!

Oh, and don't forget to go enter the giveaway!


Friday, May 18, 2012

Giveaway- Mark Lexton Collection

If you haven't heard of this line, you are missing out!  Originally an equestrian jewelry line for women, Mark Lexton has since added a few new products.
 I am so excited to be able to share this giveaway with you!

How to enter:
 *you must be a join (under followers) High Cotton Style*
post a comment on this post

3 more ways to enter:
(you have to leave me a different comment for each one)
Like  Mark Lexton on Facebook or let me know you already do
Like High Cotton Style on Facebook
Share this giveaway on your blog using the image above

It's as easy as that!

Giveaway will end Thursday, May 24th at 11:59 pm!

Good Luck! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Seriously? You Aren't Going To Buy It Because Of The Wall Color??

Have you ever noticed that on the HGTV house hunting shows the people are crazy? I get so aggravated when they say "i don't like the color" or "that light fixture is ugly" or "the appliances aren't stainless steel" or yatta yatta yatta. Are you kidding me??? They sell paint at the store, along with light fixtures and appliances-thank you very much.

Some of these houses have so much potential! It drives me CRAZY!! Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty picky about houses. I don't like new construction, unless you are building the house.  Oh, and when they set a price range, why the hell would you have a low end? I would totally look at all houses up to the top of my price range. You could score a really great fixer upper and make it exactly what you want!

I think more like the Property Brothers- I don't know about you but I am in love with that show. I think they are about the only people that have any sense on these house hunting shows.

All of this got me thinking...what do I look for in a house?

My list: 

1) A good neighborhood & school district
(you can't change that)
2) An older house
 (I know some many people would disagree but you can't get the 
same charm with a new construction-it's worth it to me to keep up an older home)
3) Brick or Wood
(I do like red brick, however, I LOVE painted brick. I also like wood siding and shingles (sometimes)
If it's a great house and ugly brick or wood-I can paint it!) 
4) A good layout (or potential to have one)
You can always knock down walls, you just have 
to make sure they aren't load barring)
 Yep, I think that's it. I know it's short but I also know I can change most things. Now just because it has all of these, it doesn't mean I will scoop it up! 

Here are some inspiring before and after pictures!



 So, what do you look for in a house?

Oh, and if you ARE a follower not following, it would make this girl really happy if you would "join" this blog :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Chicken Man

If you're from around here, you probably know what I'm talking about. If not, you probably think I am crazy! You may have seen in in Southern Living -Ernest Lee, The Chicken Man. Don't worry, he does paint more than chickens. He is a Columbia, SC based artist who sets up a portable gallery/studio on the corner of Lady & Harden streets and also travels to various art festivals throughout the year. He has been painting for forever and has recently decided to expand his artwork into the fashion world. Check out some if his t-shirts as well! If you don't live close or aren't passing thru, you're in luck. Some of his painting are available online here. Grab a couple...small painting start at just $20!

All images via facebook

"Be what you are.
Don't be what you ain't.
Because if you be what you ain't
then you ain't what you are." -- Ernest Lee