Sunday, October 19, 2014

Season in a Trunk

Ladies, ladies, ladies. What is up? How are we? How was our weekend? What did we do? I was super productive, impulsive (repainted my kitchen on a whim), got my hair did and spent time with my loves. Oh and I also broke my thumb. Seriously. Guys. So much for me being Sporty Spice. I tried to reenact a move that I do at my gym and inserted a kettleball in place of a medicine ball. You guys. Let's put it this way, I totally ate it. Now I am coming at you with 9 working digits. Moral of the story, thumb is sca-rewed. Let us pray. 

Sooooo getting down to the biz. Since we are now full fledged into the fall season, it is only natural we get our fall decor asses in gear. Cha feel? Thank you baby Jebus for Season in a Trunk and their festive Season in a Trunk. So appropriately named. I decide to throw a fall brunch and the decor is pretty much ready to roll. How about a throw, some fall inspired pillows and a few nature themed knick knacks and we have a fall tablescape. So, do we Season in a Trunk? Yes. Yes we do. 

When entertaining outdoors in the fall, be sure to have some light throws to keep your guests warm and cozy. I mean we can leave the warmth up to the hotty toddy being served up, but it is always better to be safe than sorry, y'all. Just call me emergency prepared. 

 Fall Sunday brunch should be part of every religion. 
So, it comes in the mail to you like this. 
And is styled like that. 
If you are seasonally lazy like moi, get yourself the seasonally festive decor in a box. It is style for dummies, y'all. Loves. It. And. You. Mean it. XOXO

Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday Musings: I lika the lacquer

Good morning my sweets! How are we this fine morning?? I managed to oversleep through my workout class this morning. Massive fail. I have to tell you, I spent all of yesterday doing very grown up things, you would be oh so proud. I pulled weeds and seasoned my yard/landscaping for the winter that is upon us. After that, my dad so kindly volunteered to install my new dishwasher, which I have been anticipating for 4 months at a minimum. So that project turned into a 7 hour tour which was not short of leaking water and self inflicted electrocution. Needless to say, I don't have a dishwasher right now. But hey, these are the joys of home ownership. KC peeps, if you have a good plumber/handyman, holler at your gurl.

Ok. So let's get down to the biz, shall we? In working in my kitchen for hours upon hours yesterday, I had an epiphany. I hate the color. I always had planned on changing it, but honestly have procrastinated on that room like a mother. So I started thinking, what if I did straight up navy/marine blue lacquer walls. I mean, what a statement?? Only problem is, my walls would need major resurfacing to mask the current imperfections. Waaaahhh wahhhhh. So while I am still doing the navy/marine walls (more on that soon), the lacquer is going to have to wait. Since I cannot implement my love for the lacquer walls in my home, we are going to day dream about others. It is chic, it is regal and some day, they will be mine. 









Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday Musings: Sally Wheat Interiors

Happy Monday, y'all! Are you all well rested and ready to tackle the week? How is this for a pep talk this morning?? I do what I can. Fake it til you make it. Hope y'all had a great and productive weekend. I mean, there were some lows of my weekend (like Mizzou getting their ass handed to them by the Hoosiers. Say whaaaatttt?) but all in all, I got my business together. Major travel on the horizon, so you will be catching me from different locales and time zones. K? See you there.

So today I am talking about one of my more serious girl crushes, Sally Wheat. Girl has got it going on. One thing I love about every space she touches is that it is completely different than the next. There is always a hint of her touches in every finished design, but each has its own story and flava. No matter how neutral the palette, girlfriend adds a pop of color (after my own heart). I am swooning over all of her latest and I know you will be as well. Check it. 









Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A space I am crushing: Get the look

You guys. A little about what has been up with me. I have been getting into shape, which is easily the most torturous act one can ever commit to. I mean my abs are so sore that it is physically painful to laugh. For those of you who know me, I laugh. A lot. Mostly at people, but I cannot help it. So basically I am being punished for something I find great joy in. Hmmmm. Is being fit truly worth it? Jury is out for me, folks. Couple that with clean eating/Paleo, mama is in her own personal hell. Give me a few weeks, I will come around. I am skeptical...

So something that is TOTALLY delightful is this room below. I snagged this a few weeks back and cannot get over the chicness of the space. It's all boho glam and I am all oooooohhhhh and aaaahhhhh. I am not generally one for purple hues, but this space is making purple feel all kinds of right, and not in a Barney sort of fashion. I mean if anyone can take a lilac space and not make it overly girly, you are a decorating genius.  So bravo. Standing ovation. 
You know I had to. Get the look for your fabulous selves. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Making your home, Home Goods Happy

So. Remember back in the day (a few short weeks ago) when I told you about the HomeGoods Happy campaign I was partaking in? Home Goods gave me a gift card to share with someone special in my life. The task was to touch one of their spaces and make it Home Goods happy. So who better to choose, than one of my very best friends, Erica. Lucky for me, the girl already has FABULOUS taste and only needed a few minor tweaks to make her space (the sunroom) Home Goods happy. My favorite thing about Home Goods is the amazing price points for designer pieces. Decorate your home for half the price of retail. Talk about happy. I am thrifty, peeps! So armed with the gift card, we selected a slew of things to put the finishing touches on her space. I am totally digging it. 
From: Home Goods
Pillows
Coffee Table Tray
Blue and white accessories 
Picture Frame

One thing I love about going to my friend's houses and helping them decorate, is taking already there pieces and repurposing the items in different spaces. For instance, this bamboo side table was in her basement and we brought it up to create more table space for guests. I mean instant glamour, amirite? 


I mean, who doesn't need a little blue and white to jazz up their bar? You guessed it. Home Goods. A fully decorated bar adorned with all of the necessary accouterments (every type of booze), is enough to make ANYONE happy. 
From Home Goods:
Bone inlaid bucket and bar set? Bingo. 
Trays
Black and white bar towel
Blue and white accessories
Not only is my girlfriend Home Goods happy, but so am I because I can enjoy this space every time I come over to kick it. Time to play bartender, my happy place. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Place You Should Know: Lighting Paradise

Ladies! I know you all know me well, so you know I am always on the hunt for a bargain. When I find a deal of the century, it sweetens the win. Some call it cheap, I call it industrious. So when I recently came across Lighting Paradise, I was doing handstands, somersaults and cartwheels. You see, I am constantly on the lookout for affordable and stylish lighting for my clients, as the lighting can quickly eat up my design budget. No bueno.  Lighting Paradise has a variety of traditional, as well as, one of a kind of funky pieces to choose from. Just look at this random sampling below. I mean, need I say more? The work speaks for itself. Get over there ASAP and take a look. Love you. Mean it. 

Shop it now: Diamond Table Lamp/Floor Lamp/Black and White Drumshade Pendant/Brass Drumshade Chandelier /Silver Drumshade Chandelier/Swing Arm Library Lamp/Crystal Chandelier/Sputnik Chandelier

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Thing I cannot quit: The Kilim Rug

Can we talk about my undying love for the kilim rug? I mean the obsessions started a good 4 years ago, and the bond between the rugs and I has gotten stronger as time goes by. I feel that some automatically feel like this rug is only for western or tribal decor, and those that think that could not be further from the truth. What I love about the rugs is the story they tell. In my humble opinion (which is oh so humble) these babies are the most transitional rug at this very moment.  Count it. They bring color, they bring texture, they bring pattern and can be mixed and matched in modern and even traditional spaces. Trust me when I say, this floor art is going to bring that worldly element into your space that has always been missing. Boom. 




Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sadie + Stella in KCH&G

So, if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram this is going to be old news and redundant to you. However if you don't, I was recently in the latest issue of Kansas City Homes & Gardens! A little preview below, but make sure you check it out. Hometown represent. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wish List

You guys. I need a wish list, like I need a hole in the head. Let me try this again, and with more accuracy. I need a wish list like I need a new pair of shoes. Which in my professional opinion (which is very professional), I need more of each and every day. So here I am, Wednesday wishing, and in no particular order. I mean it may be seasonally bi-polar, but I am certain I don't care. If being seasonally bi-polar is wrong, I don't want to be right.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Radisson for Life! Hotel Giveaway

This is like the week of giveaways. Lucky you. You’re probably familiar with Radisson®, one of the world’s best-recognized hotel brands that offers an upscale hotel experience. The hotel is running the “Radisson For Life” sweepstakes that will award one lucky winner with free hotel stays for life at any Radisson hotel. The Radisson For Life sweepstakes will run until Sunday, August 17, 2014. So go get yourselves entered in that so you can hotel for free. Forever and ever. 


What's in it for you? A 2-night stay to any Radisson hotel in North America for one of you readers, that's what. I mean get far far away, or shack up in a room 10 miles down the road to getaway from your children. I am giving away a weekend of sanity, people. Who could ask for anything more? Look at these swank Radisson hotels. 
Let's win a weekend of sanity, shall we? The giveaway ends on August 16th, so get to entering.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: Custom Acrylic Designs

Good morning gals! I have to tell you, this Monday shiz is for the birds. It is taking everything in me to get up and get rolling on this dreary morning. Alright. Show of hands. Who likes things in the form of lucite? Yametoo. I stumbled across an Etsy shop called Custom Acrylic Designs that is rocking lucite things left and right. Coffee tables, console tables, desks and chairs...you name it, they are making it. The thing that kills me most about lucite is that it is generally so freaking expensive. Tough pill to swallow since it can just appear as plastic to the untrained eye. So here you have it, high quality and stylish on the cheap. You 're welcome. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Happiness Happens Day: Homegoods Giveaway


You guys. You won't believe it. Today is Happiness Happens Day. What is that you say? You don't know what that is? Yeah, I have never heard of that holiday either, until today. So I am teaming up with Home Goods to determine just exactly what that means. First of all, by the gracious ways of the Home Goods family, I will be giving one of my best friend's homes a makeover, which will obviously bring happiness. Have no fear, I will be sharing the before and afters of the project on August 31. 

Now. How am I going to spread happiness to y'all today? Well first of all, you are going to get a chance to win a $100 gift card to Home Goods. That's right. Spend it however your greedy heart desires. Follow the prompts below to enter yo'self in for the loot.

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In addition to all of that happiness I referenced above, Home Goods is spreading the happiness your way as well! Today, Home Goods will be giving away $10,000 in gift cards over the course of the day to lucky participants who share a happy moment on Twitter or Instagram.

To enter the sweepstakes, share how you made a moment of happiness happen in someone’s life – no matter how big or small – either by posting a photo on Instagram or Twitter using #HappinessHappens and #HomeGoodsSweeps. Winners are chosen randomly and will be awarded $100 gift cards throughout the day on 8/8 from 9AM to 5PM EST. Visit Home Goods Sweepstakes for official rules.

I mean, clear as really clear mud? You feel? Everyone is going to be happy today is my takeaway from this. Get happy, lovers! xoxo


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hidden Gem: PB Teen

Can we discuss what in the hell is going on over at PB Teen?? I never thought I would say these words, but it leaves me longing for my teenage years. Yes. Awkward and all. It is a hidden gem. A diamond in the rough. I challenge you to take a look and find a few items to incorporate into your adult like home. You can do it. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wish List: A Wingback bed

Hola chicas. Como estas? I figured as much. Look on the bright side, we are hump daying it like nobody's business today. So what better way to celebrate this day of hump than sharing like a Wednesday Wish List. Y'all, I know this is going to come as a shock, but at any given time I have a working wish list going both in my head and on my phone. It can change at any moment, and obviously must be documented. I mean I have the memory of an elephant, but who can be expected to note all of those sudden changes? Amirite? So what I currently cannot live without this current moment, is a wingback bed. Yes, an exaggerated, over the top, tufted, wingback bed. And while we are on the subject of wishlists, I am requesting juju hat that rests over my wingback headboard. So there. Let's explore the world of wingbacks, shall we?