Monday, December 30, 2013

Florence, SC Newborn Photographer

When we were home for Christmas, I was able to snap a
few shots of Miss Liza and her big sister Alaina. 

Here are a few of my favorites...

to view more, click here

I can't wait to see them again in a few weeks!

Friday, December 6, 2013

That's A Wrap!

Can you believe that Christmas is only 18 days away???


I have so much left to do...I've ordered most of the presents. I've wrapped none of them. It's hard transporting them 10 hours away and have them still look pretty ya know?

Speaking of wrapping, do you wrap all of your gifts alike? 
I usually do... but I have no clue what I'm going to do this year.
Last year I bought a giant roll of craft paper and made chalkboard gift tags.

I have SO many ideas of what I want to do...
 So simple but easy. I'm thinking a few tree clippings would
 look great instead of the leaves.

I love this photo idea! So easy to do...
especially with Instagram these days!

Stamping the names..what a great option! And I'm sure that these would still look pretty after our ten hour trip back to SC

Washi tape? BRILLIANT!! 
Could you mess this up? I think not. 
Bonus: you can get washi tape for $1.89 here

In a perfect world, I would make these tart pan ornaments. But lets be real, ain't nobody got time for that when they're in the process of moving. Maybe next year. I think they would be so pretty tied with velvet ribbon.

So, how do you wrap? Do you match your presents?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Happy Wednesday! I'm linking up over at Life After I "Dew" today for 

Come over and join us and to see what others are saying SO WHAT to today!

  • if my hands are still covered in paint (I promise I've showered)...I just don't want to scrub it off every single night just to do it again the next day
  • if I'm in the middle of a kitchen renovation and we're MOVING
  • I guess it's a good incentive to finish
  • This will be the first Thanksgiving that we aren't "home"
  • It will also be the first and last holiday that we've celebrated in Ohio
  • We're in a wedding this weekend and I still havnen't picked out my jewelry 
  • or decided on shoes!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Deja Vu...We're Moving!

Yep, you read that right. We're moving...AGAIN!

Just as I was getting used to living in Ohio, we're 
moving back to South Carolina. I absolutely hated Ohio when we first moved here. HATED it-and that's probably an understatement. I had always lived in South Carolina, it was home. It was all I knew.

Now that we're moving, I'm sort of sad about leaving. We're leaving so many great friends, awesome neighbors, our first house, sweet babies we won't be able to watch grow, and a great city that we've grown to love.

Don't get me wrong, I'm very excited to move back to the land of sweet tea, fried chicken, collard greens and pearls. Oh, and I won't miss the South Carolina version of a white Christmas:) 

So this explains why I've been projects have stopped and packing has begun. Wish us luck on this new chapter and stick around for our move:)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Weekend Work

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? Did you enjoy DLS? I LOST 4 hours of sleep...FOUR HOURS people! Eric went duck hunting way too early and I couldn't fall back asleep after he left. boo.

We had a crazy productive weekend. Wanna see?

Sorry if you're an

Fabric samples for a client came in...

We started demo on our kitchen...the contractor is coming 
tomorrow to start drywall and to knock out the left part of the wall!

It was a lot easier than I thought it would be... it was plaster and it was SO messy. I'm so glad they don't use it anymore. 

And that brick? I can't wait to finish cleaning it up. We're going to leave it exposed. See that circle on the brick (we think there used to be an old wood burnig store there) Eric said, "We should put a starburst mirror to cover it up. It would look sort of rustic." I guess I taught him well:)

I'll be back tomorrow with a design plan! 


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Black, White and Orange...

Happy Halloween!
Today I have some great rooms to share with you...

So tell me, what do you think about BLACK,WHITE and ORANGE rooms?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

SO What!

Today I'm linking up with Life After I Dew for SO WHAT WEDNESDAY!

So What...
  • I've become a bad blogger, I know. I need to get back in a routine but it's hard!
  • It freakin snowed last week
  • We're starting a kitchen reno next week but I haven't completely make up my mind on what I want to do
  •  I may or may not have gone a little overboard with our Halloween decorations this year:)
  • I'm already planning a menu for Thanksgiving...I'm hosting a few friends in town this year
  • we made a haunted ginger bread house last night and my fingers are STILL orange!!
What are you saying SO WHAT to this week?

Monday, October 21, 2013

Baby It's COLD Outside

Hey peeps. I hope you had a great weekend.
Mine was good.....until I found out that it's supposed to 
SNOW on Wednesday:( 
People, it's OCTOBER. What is up with this?!?! 
Oh, and to make it even better, our Keurig broke. 
Seriously? it.just.stopped.working. 
as in it will make one inch of coffee at a time

I guess I'll be prepping myself for this crazy weather we're about to have...
wish me luck.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Favorite Fall Pieces!

Happy Tuesday!

I'm so glad it's finally feeling like FALL!
Time to bring out the boots and scarves...and pumpkins and cabbage plants and pumpkin spice lattes of course:)

Do you decorate for the season? Growing up, my mom ALWAYS decorated the house for each and every season. Although I don't have children's artwork to hang on cabinets, I like to incorporate a little bit of fall into our house! 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Columbus Blogger Babies

A few months ago, I got together with a few other Columbus bloggers to throw a SURPRISE baby shower for the 3 preggo bloggers!

We decided to have the shower on my back deck-ONE day after the deck was HALFWAY completed....whew!

 The Preggos

 I put two tables together to make one large square...
I covered it in burlap, added these lanterns and DIY aged pots with herbs...
so simple!

Aren't these boxed dinners cute?
I made two different sandwiches (I need to post recipes instructions... they're delish and easy), wrapped them in parchment 
paper and tied them with bakers twine! 
We also had fruit kabobs and pasta salad.

Here's the gift table...
We each brought the same book for each baby.
And these blocks?? GENIUS! 
Not only can you track weeks but days, months and years!

All of the Columbus, OH bloggers!
Emily, Alicia, Lindsey, Me, Lindsey, Holly

It was so much fun...I'm SO late posting. 

It's now time for a sip and see:)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Steals and Deals!

Have y'all seen the new Itsy Bitsy line at Home Decorators?? Loving all of their great baby items...and look at how many of their cribs are knock offs of Restoration Hardware's!

Marlowe Sleigh Crib/Chesapeake Sleigh Crib

If you're in the market for a crib, these are great deals! 

Monday, September 30, 2013

September Design Collaboration

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! 

Today I'm sharing a design board that I did for a monthly collaboraton! You may remember my guest room design...I decided to change it up a little bit!
I added green into the mix after I fell in love with this painting. 

Make sure you check out all of these other great designs!

 I had so much fun with this month's collaboration because it went perfectly with the idea i had in my head for a space in my house. i've been thinking about the hall bathroom and how to make the most of the very small space. it's going to be the shared bathroom between the two kids so i wanted to reflect both genders as well as have a more grown up feel. when lizzie picked this inspiration pallette i knew it was meant to be!come visit meat Carissa Miss to see the sources!

I love these colors together. I had fun coming up with a more girly living room than I would normally use in my own home, but now I'm kind of obsessed with that rug. Stop by Sarah Loves to see all my sources!

 I love this color palette...soft but yet dynamic too. It made me think of an office space...ready for lots of creativity. I think my favorite is the fun they look like bubbles hanging in the air. Find sources here!

 I immediately fell in love with this month's color inspiration. The first word that popped into my head was Nautical. I wanted to use it in a dining room application so I had to give it some sophistication. Navy is one of my favorite hues and I love the contrast of the coral and gold against it. Stop by Designer in Teal to get this look for yourself.

This color pallet of coarl, mustard, and navy with a neutral background are perfect for a girly bedroom. Click over to Tiny Sidekick to see the sources!

 I'm calling this my "rustic glam" dining room. I got a bit overwhelmed with the possibilities because I love this color combo so much, but in the end I kept it pretty simple but cozy. I stuck with white walls (looking out for renters!) but I think a warm greige would be really pretty too. Visit me at Living Pretty Blog for more details and sources.