Martha Stewart: Epic Fail

Thursday, October 28, 2010

After my sister and I discovered that The Martha Stewart Show comes on during our lunch break we have been hooked. With our Pepperoni Lean Pockets and our TV trays, we sit and see what crafty things Martha is up too. One such episode featured an awesome Halloween costume and Mary Keeley announced that she would be a "Beehive" via Martha Stewart this coming Sunday.

We gathered our supplies last night, cut copious amounts of yellow yarn and plopped ourselves in front of the T.V. to enjoy some Modern Family and Martha Stewart.

All I can say is to you Martha is this.... FAIL. We did everything you said to do and followed your directions to a T.

Looks like MK will be staying home for Halloween.

You always make it look so easy Martha.

Freaky Weather...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Image by me.

...makes for a freaky/random post. Sorry it comes so late in the day but I have been playing "Storm Watcher" in the office today. Nothing too exciting to report. Except my hair looks like crapola (thanks a lot humidity, gah) and my sister told me my outfit today makes me look like a Russian Dancer. I think she is just jealous of my awesome outfit-making skillz.

I forgave her for that comment and tonight we are going to find a Halloween costume for me. I hope there is something left besides Slutty Pumpkin Witch costumes...

Now I leave you with this: Seth's thoughts on Sharing Ideas. Pretty good stuff.


You Are Beautiful

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Tuesday friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I had a little too much fun and took yesterday off from blog-land.

I stumbled upon something pretty amazing this morning while playing on Facebook and I had to share it. A friend of mine posted about a mysterious message that had been painted on a busy Birmingham overpass. It's message was simple... "You Are Beautiful". No one knows who painted it but everyone is enjoying this positive message. Some believe it is part of Operation Beautiful-an online project that is helping transform the way women (and men!) see themselves by posting anonymous post-its in public places for people to find. The encouraging messages are there for anyone to see in public restrooms, gyms, libraries-you name it. Pretty amazing huh?

So, why don't you go out and spread some love today...

Before and After: Front Porch

Thursday, October 21, 2010

It is finally here. The Great Porch Makeover. I know it took a while but hey-Rome wasn't built in a day. Feast your eyes, my dears, on my little labor of love...



The white "granny chic" wicker got a fresh new coat of high gloss black paint and while I was banking on Benjamin Moore's "Million Dollar Red" for the front door (ROLL TIDE-duh) our local Home Depot didn't have it so I chose the next best red-Martha Stewart's "Ladybug". I am literally obsessed with walking in my front door everyday. It makes me so happy!!!

A cheap curtain rod from Big Lots, your average painters cloth as curtains and the perfect cushions from Overstock and.......BAM. Done.

Hook. Line. Sinker. Done.

Mom is totally jealous of my red door right now.

* A HUGE thanks to my seeeeester-Mary Keeley for being my personal photographer! You are the best!

Orange Crush: Yes, Please!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Totes. Love. Die.

I am going to go ahead and predict that this will be the new "it" color. In the fashion, interior, and design world. You heard it hear first people.

Gwyneth, you are perfection.

Kate-lay of the champagne there gurl. You kinda look like a hot mess.

Kentuck: Festival of the Arts

Monday, October 18, 2010

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! The weather here was perfect and I spent my Sunday at the Kentuck Art Festival. I have been going to Kentuck every year since I was little and I must say that this year was pretty spectacular. Here are a some of my favorites things from yesterday.

With over 250 vendors, Kentuck is know nationally for it's diverse group of artists and crafters. It is held every 3rd weekend in October in Northport, AL. If you didn't get a chance to come this weekend I hope you make it next year. If you have never been to Kentuck I highly suggest you make the trip Down South to experience this amazing festival.


Friday, October 15, 2010

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Photo taken by yours truly via iPhone

Happy Friday lil' boo boos.

Now, yall go'on and get out there and enjoy this nice fall heard me- go'on GET.

Katie Company Business Cards

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Here they are! What do you think?!

I ordered my new Katie Company / Katie Company Prints business cards last night and I CAN NOT WAIT for them to come in! It is like 2 business cards in one! WHAAAAHOOOOO!!!

I'm sorry, I am easily excited.

No really.

It's true.

Katie Company Prints: Etsy Treasury "Pink Typography"

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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I forgot to tell yall about this pretty little treasury that my "Six Impossible Things" Print was featured in! Thank you magalerie!!!!

R & R

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I took some much needed R&R yesterday from this weekend so I apologize for no post on Monday. Looks like this will be all for today...

Things to look forward to:

The Great Porch Makeover-THE BIG REVEAL
A little fall make-over in my house...
New jewelry designs coming your way!
A sneak peek at some business cards I have been working on...

Wedding Weekend

Friday, October 8, 2010

This one and that one are getting married tomorrow. She is one of my best friends-going all the way back to high-school. They have been together off and on for about 10 years. Needless to say-this has been a loooooonnnnnnngggggg time coming.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to share pics from the wedding festivities with you next week!

My Favorite and My Best: The New Decorno?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

MFAMB, my favorite and my best, jenny, katie company After stumbling onto My Favorite and My Best I suddenly realized that I had found that something to replace the void in my life that occurred when my beloved DECORO quit the blogging world. I felt so lost when I read this post. I was devastated. I no longer had the will to look at design blogs. D would say the things that I only thought to myself as not to upset the world of interiors...(not like my opinion mattered anyways) not to mention that she was one of the first interior design blogs I ever read and introduced me to so many other wonderful blogs. She even posted about my little bedroom make-over (bedroom has since changed since this) that I did way back on my old blog. It was the biggest thing that has ever happened to me in my blogging life. I mean, I was pretty much famous.

Jenny over at My Favorite and My Best has given me something to live for in home interior and design. She is witty, funny, cusses like a sailor, and is just all around wonderful. She ain't afraid to stand up the fads in the design world and tell Moroccan poufs to go on with their bad selves. She pretty much told wall decals to 'eff off. Thank you Jenny for bringing me back to my old self.
Thank you.

New Logo For Gap

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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Sorry for the late post today.

It looks like the GAP got a new logo. My thoughts? Yuck. Your thoughts?

Read more about the controversy here.

Spotted: New iPhone Apps

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

As I was checking out one of my favorite blogs, Creature Comforts , I ran across this amazing new iPhone App called POST. Created by Hanna Nation of Gadabout, this app for your iPhone/iPod lets you send text/invitations that are so fun to look at! Gone are the green "pop-up" bubbles and here to stay are fun, modern and festive images to look at whilst receiving a text! For just .99 cents you get over 60 invitation backgrounds to choose from! Eat your heart out Evite. Looks like you've got some competition.

If modern is not your thang then you should check out the Cartolina iPhone app. So pretty and at $2.99 it is cheaper than buying a card and mailing it!

I have both apps. One for the days I am feeling modern and colorful and one for the days I am feeling whimsical and "granny-chic". I can't wait to send all my friends fun little text messages. I may just throw myself a party so I can send out an i-vite. Yes, invite + iPhone = i-vite. This will catch on. I am sure of it.

Sunday at the Fair

Monday, October 4, 2010

Yup. The fair came to town and Sunday was the last day. Mary Keeley and I packed up and drove over to see what all the fuss was about. Ok, I lie. We went for the Petting Zoo. And the festival food. Here are a few shots (taken by my beautiful and talented lil sis) from Sunday!

The Ferris Wheel (of Death). No, this is not as fun as it looks in The Notebook. MK and I will never be riding one of these again. We were terrified.

This is Sandy, the worlds smallest horse. She came up to my knees and she has special booties that she wears. I wanted to take her home with me.

must. find. a. baby. pig. and. adopt. it. ASAP.

He is awesome. And loved the camera. And Mary Keeley.

It's FRIDAY and I've been tagged!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Photo from here.
Heck yeah. My new blog bff (she just doesn’t know it yet) Michele over at Stories from my Fingertips has tagged me! She sent over 8 questions for me and a few other bloggers to answer and I am so excited! So here goes:

[1] Out of all of your senses (hear, see, smell, touch, and taste) which one is your favorite and why? OMG this is a hard one. Right off I would have to say smell. I think that smell brings back such wonderful memories and I always associate smells with people and experiences that have impacted my life in one way or another. For example, I keep my mother’s perfumes (one she wore when we were little and one she wore later on in life) on my dresser so that I can always pick them up and smell them and feel like she is still with me. Another would be "football" weather in the south. The smell of bourbon, grills, and crisp fall air will always make me happy.

[2] If you had to choose one family member to be your lifeline on "Who wants to be a millionaire?"...who would you choose and why? Easy. My grandmother, Meme. She is like a walking encyclopedia and knows EVERYTHING.

[3] When did you first start wearing makeup and how was your first experience? I don’t think we were allowed to wear make-up until we were 13 or something but from someone who has allergies and asthma I have always had horrible dark circles under my eyes. I remember in 7th grade taking my mom's Maybelline Concealer Stick to school in the pocket of my Patagonia and applying it in the bathroom. I emerged looking like Powder. Shortly after that I discovered my love affair with blush. We are now best friends forever.

[4] Would you rather go bungee jumping or sky diving? Um, sky diving. Go big or go home.

[5] What is one item on your bucket list? To travel to Scotland where I will meet and fall in love with a handsome sheep farmer, marry him and then spend our summers in Scotland and winters in the States where I can take full advantage of my coat, boot and scarf collection.

[6] Who is that one person that you can go talk to about anything? My sister, Mary-Keeley.

[7] If you could be one famous celebrity for a day, who would it be? Heidi Klum-that body. Need I say more?

[8] Why do you blog? I use blogging as a creative release and a way of keeping track of all things that inspire me creatively everyday. I blog because it is totally awesome to "meet" other people who are interested in the same things that I am.

Now that I have answered my questions, I get to tag 8 more people with my own set of questions. They in turn tag 8 people and make a new set of questions! Here are my chosen 8!

Playing Grown-Up
Adam and E
Lottie Loves
Gypsy Diaries
The Merriweather Council
Making it Lovely

*Some of this little ladies are my friends, some I admire, some I love their style, and some I think are the bomb. Most don’t know I exist but I would love to hear their answers!

On to my questions:
1.) What is one piece of clothing in your wardrobe you cannot live without?
2.) What would you grab first if your house was on fire?
3.) When you go into a gas station on a road trip-what is your go-to snack?
4.) What is the one recipe you are known for?
5.) If there was a Broadway play written about you, what would be it’s title?
6.) What is the best costume you have ever worn for Halloween?
7.) What would be the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?
8.) If you had to change the name of your blog RIGHT NOW-what would you change it to?

I hope everyone plays along! I can’t wait to see these answers! Don’t forget to link back to me!