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Favorites Friday: Aubergine

Even my son will tell you my favorite color is purple and has been for as long as I can remember!! Even the leaves are donning this dazzling hue, so this week my favorite images star aubergine {french for eggplant}!
Aubergine cardigan via jcrew

Blair at delightbydesign comes up with the BEST inspirat…

Pseudo Entryway

How I love a good entry! In fact, I'm creating one across from the kitchen despite our lack of foyer or official entrance. Here's the look, I realize this is on the bold side, but once I saw that zebra console table with nailhead trim it was a done deal. So my handy-dandy sister made the ta…

The great Mom debate

To work or not to work that is my current question! Some Mom's have no trouble staying at home after kiddos come along...its is a perfect fit and even slip easily into homeschooling and child rearing. I however tend to NOT manage my time well when left to my own demise and frequently eat the br…

Writing on the wall

My rambunctious son has already christened the walls with his own artistic impressions! So I'm leaning strongly towards a magnetic chalkboard wall in the kitchen to redirect his doodling; chalkboard walls are practical, artistic, and inspiring, I'm sold!

Images via remodelista,madebygirl, a…

Cinderella for a night: Home inspiration

Without exception red, navy, and black are the most poplular colored gowns found at every Military ball. Truth be told they flatter the Marine corps uniform best, so here are some ways to mix up the classics by stealing some inspiration from interiors.
Black and Gold- Im loving this combo in home an…

Favorites Friday: Into the woods

Loving our heavily wooded homesite and appreciate all the trees remaining fully intact! Here's some favorite woodsy images from this week.
via ffffound
Stunning wooden door and lovely home tour via twoellie
via ffffound
via pinktogreen
Faux bois {french for false wood} wedding favors via designsponge

Parking Lot Paradigm

Last Sunday the parking attendants at Church directed my car for what felt like forever in seemingly circles to a parking space. Truth is I was happy to park far away and hike the distance with three year old in tow! Shortly after my frustrated and disgruntled sigh, my car was ushered into the fron…

Cinderella for a night:The Options

I present the gowns that caught my eye, but not my wallet for the upcoming Ball mentioned previously here.

Oscar Da Larenta


Neiman Marcus
And now for the wallet-friendly options:


Subway Love

I LOVE how the gray subway tile turned out, what do ya'll think?

Im thinking about one of these fabrics for a roman shade at the window, maybe?

Weekend Tidbits

So, this weekend I wasn't kidding about all that rain...

We bid farewell to the Hubs for a couple weeks {gone for work... sadness}

Pasta Fajioli was the perfect comfort food for the dribbly day blues
image here recipe here

And so was the purchase of my new black and gold purse!

Also worked on some …