Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This show came on Sunday night after I returned home from my lake weekend and I had to hold my eyes open to watch it. I was so tired but I was determined to stay awake and boy and I glad I did. Seriously. This girl is amazing. I LOVE her style and kinda want to be her. She is one of the first designers that I have really connected with. Her rooms look comfortable, lived in and homey. Not to much trend, not to much fluff. Just right.
These pics are from the house she styled for her friend Ian Brennan-one of the creators of GLEE (my all time favorite show in the world). I love the way her rooms look like they evolved over time. Nothing bothers me more than walking into home and realizing that someone when to Pottery Barn, Ikea or Ballard Designs and bought the first room display that they saw (chatskis and all). Don't get me wrong, I love these places but I don't my entire house to look like I ordered it straight from the magazine...
I pulled these photo's from Emily's portfolio on the HGTV website and literally jumped with joy and squealed while posting them on here. That is how much I love her work. I feel like it LOOKS like me and what I like. Check out her blog The Brass Petal-my home girl is also very funny!
I love you Emily-can we be friends?
Good morning lovelies!
I was in recovery mode yesterday from my fun filled trip to the Smith Lake in Arley, AL with my college besties, so I am sorry for not posting. I hope everyone had as much fun this weekend as we did! I will try and weed through my pictures and pull some appropriate ones for yall to see... 2 words: Skinny. Dipping.
I have a jam packed week coming up so postings may be few and far between. Thursday I am off on anther trip-this time to the Gulf Coast for a dear friend's bachelorette weekend/mini vacation. You remember this post about her wedding coming up in October? Well she finally picked out a color scheme and I will try and get up a mood board for Thursday so you guys can see!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
They are turning this historical home in Downtown Tuscaloosa into a studio space for 4-6 artists and will also have room to offer workshops, a gallery space as well as a library. I am SOOOOO pumped about becoming a member of this group and look forward to seeing the art culture in Tuscaloosa grow.
For more info you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
This is my first attempt at an Etsy Treasury so I only thought it would be fitting to make one based on something so special to me.
I am pretty sure I am addicted to making these now so hopefully you won't get tired of seeing more of them on here... :)
Why don't you try your hand at making a Treasury? I would love to see what you come up with!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I have been following her blog for a while now and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her INDIE BIZ SERIES. It is so refreshing to get tips, tricks and advice from someone who in the same boat that I am-that boat being taking my creative ideas, hobbies, business and what-not to the next level. Needless to say, I was THRILLED to see that she is offering an e-course in the fall on “Selling the Handmade Way-Growing Your Business in the Handmade Market”. This 7 week course covers everything from finding your niche, how to get great photos, pricing and packaging to networking and SEO.
It also happened to be Bonnie’s birthday today so HAPPY BIRTHDAY BONNIE! You should totally check out her blog and her THREE Etsy shops: Home to Roost, Kitchen Roost, and Old Renewed. I swear-she can do it all.
I am telling you, if I ever meet her in person I am going to bring her home with me because I think we would be besties and she has pretty hair.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
For those of us looking to spruce up around the house but don't want to fork over big bucks for a home make-over Target Home Clearance it the way to go! Seriously-look at all the fabulous loot that you can get for UNDER $100!!!
In fact all these pieces together reminds me of the fabulous Bryn Alexandra and something she would design for a client!
Yes, 2 posts on Target in one day... I may have a problem.
1. DwellStudio for Target: Formal Garden Comforter Set $27.98
2. Tiered End Table-White $34.98
3. Marcello Medallion Sheer - Moon/Chocolate $14.98
4. Liliana Wood Round Mirror - 23.5" $43.74
5. Paint by Number Gerbera Daisy Wallpaper $21.24
6. Mahesh Lantern - Small $20.98
7. Latham Desk - Rich Mahogany $94.48
8. Thomas O'Brien Fretwork Rug - Barley/ Brown $53.99
9. Home Ikat Comforter Set - Taupe $27.98
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Here is a piece that I whipped up for a pledge sister of mine who IS going to the chapel this weekend! She contacted me and asked me to make her a necklace to wear on her wedding day and of course I was honored that she thought so highly of my work. I found the perfect vintage earring to match the picture of her dress that she sent me and went to town. She wanted something delicate with a little bit of sparkle.
I can't wait for her to send me pictures of the big day!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Right now the University of Alabama is in the middle of Sorority Rush and I have been making buttons for all of the sororities. 1,000 "Parent" and "Loves the Tide" buttons to be exact. Not to mention the 100 Magnets I have done for 2 High School reunions... Next week and I will receive my order of "Gameday" buttons so I will be neck high in mylar, metal backs and pins...
Now I leave you with a glimpse of some fabulous buttons/magnets that are available on Etsy. The Color Wheel one is TO DIE FOR.
In order from top left:
1. Set of 3 Alice in Wonderland MAGNETS
2. Color Wheel 2.25 Inch Pin Back Button
3. Mustache Pinback Button
4. Vintage Typewriter Collage Pin
Monday, August 9, 2010
Hello friends. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I spend mine helping my sister with a mini-kitchen make-over that we did for about 100 bucks! It looks phenomenal and we are working on getting some before and after pics together. Also, I have been in button making mode for the sororities on campus-more about this later...
I am going to try and get some much needed organizing done today (my mind is all over the place hence my absence from blog land last week) and maybe pick up this book. My sister thinks I am make-up challenged sometimes (I will admit that I am) so I think this will help me out. Skin like Kim Kardashian would help too but that is not going to happen so I will stick to faking flawless skin for now.
P.S. Anyone see Design Star last night? I was very dissapointed and have been all season. I am so not impressed with the current contestants... What are you thoughts?
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
My very talented sister snapped these shots of my beloved Spottie Dottie this weekend. She has been with me through thick and thin for the past 20 years. She is awesome and doesn't hog the bed or steal the sheets.
Hi, my name is Katie. I am 26 years old and still sleep with a stuffed animal.
Is there part of your childhood that still shares the bed with you?
Monday, August 2, 2010
This is the end all-be all of beautiful skin. As someone who has suffered from CHRONIC eczema all my life I have literally tried everything under the sun to help my skin. A friend introduced me to this Friday night and by Sunday morning, my eczema that covers my hands, legs and elbows was completely gone! Vanished! In its place was the skin I have only dreamed about.