Get ready for lots of eye candy. That is what I am feeling today.
I am also going to the mart with my client today so I can't wait to show you what we buy! (We are hitting Arteriors Home hard...she is in love with all of it!)
Some tartan plaid. So ready for fall. My mom always said, "Don't wish your life away...enjoy the day we are given." True, but I can't help it in a summer in Atlanta full of 100 degree days.
Girlfriends. That is me on the far right...kidding, but aren't they cute? I can't wait for the baby shower on Sunday...selfishly for the laughter, girl talk, and catching up over peach bellinis.
(source...unknown...but somewhere of the land of tall, thin, blondes...perhaps a Norwegian catalog?)
This awesome, inspiring book. You know...I list all these books on the blog for me, really. They are reminder of ones I need to get to or ones I need to buy (I load them once I hear they are coming out). Sure, Amazon gives me like a dollar credit to use to buy more books, so that is good...but guess who clicks on my page to buy them---me! That is pretty smart, huh? Being a former English teacher, I am still such an avid reader...can't help it....so books are eye candy for me. I would rather have books and go naked. Really.
But this book just kicks ass. I love them--they are SO just doing what they love and don't care really about the outcome. They love each other, their kids, and are passionate, talented people. I have been reading this book to Chris telling him we can do that!! (Okay, not the kids. I really question on a daily basis how God thinks I can handle two boys.)
This wedding dress. Have you ever? You do have to have her butt, though. Only that butt for horizontal stripes.
I can't get enough of galleries and art. You can't have too much good art, in my opinion. I love it from floor to ceiling. (via Elle Decor. Can you believe I have a source. I am horrible.)
I am loving kitchens that are somewhat makeshift and not so "kitcheny". I love free-standing furniture in kitchens, skirts like the one above, open shelves and countertops that don't match. I know my kitchen isn't this way at all...but I love funky, undesigned, and romantic kitchens.
An old pic of fashioning interiors by delight by design
I love her blog. It is ok that she doesn't write me back and has a million followers. Blogging is not high school and I am learning that love doesn't have to go both ways on blogland. Blogging is about expression and inspiration and creativity. I remind myself that I do this because I am obsessed with design and knew there had to be others out there (and there are! :) Anyway, I just love her blog and this made me think about blogging in general.
I'm loving our home. Can I say that? I guess I just did. I am so grateful to, at 37, finally live somewhere where it feels like the outside expression of me is matching in the insides. I am so full of gratitude. It is so nice. I know they are material, I think all of us "get" that and truly know what matters. But it is still nice...and it is so nice to love where you lay your head.
And from my old files....I am loving this image. As much as I love a million other styles, and I even feel confident I can decorate for others in very different ways than my own, this image is so me. I really am messy, love art and books around me, and a lot of white and vintage fabrics. I wonder if I can look back on this image in ten years and say the same?
Thanks for reading if you are still here at this point. And blogging is kinda fun. Sure, there are negatives to anything good in life....but the positives far outweigh it.