Saturday, September 25, 2010

Glitzy Glam

Glitzy Glam
Glitzy Glam by ampersandlately on

This is a room inspired by the previous outfit with the same title. Neutral metallics with layers of texture seem peaceful and indulgent.

Glitzy Glam

Glitzy Glam
Glitzy Glam by ampersandlately on

With this much glitz concentrated on the accessories, wearing a neutral dress makes you look dressed up, not like you were playing dress up.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Apple Pickin' Road Trip

Apple Pickin' in North GA

Apple Pickin' in North GA
Apple Pickin' in North GA by ampersandlately featuring metallic shoes
This is my entry for the Sperry contest on Polyvore. I have never been apple pickin', but i sure think it sounds fun, and if i DO ever get to go, i hope I wear an Alexander McQueen tee! ha


Friday, September 17, 2010

"In Defense of Food" Give away

I have been rethinking a lot about the impact of my relationship with food and how to reevaluate how B and I eat. He doesn't seem nearly as concerned as I am, but he trusts me.
Over at One Shiny Star, Jessica just reviewed the book In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan and is giving a copy of the book away.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Oh the Irony

Today I peeled carrots with my carrot peeler today.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Art Studio

okay, so it's really just the living room, but since our wonderful guest room-- which I intended to be the studio has carpet... i have been relocating my easel to the living room on the concrete floors, JUST IN CASE...
either way, this room is much more energetic and inspirational than our guest room any way!

Friday, September 3, 2010

I'm not unemployed... I'm an artist!

For some reason everyone... and I mean even strangers, smile like I'm joking when I say my career right now is being an artist. I mean I went to college for this after all right!
This is my most recent painting.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Our newest home...

would you like to see my personal decorating style? 
today here is my favorite dining room i've ever had... well its my only dining room, but still

i hope you love it!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cooking is more fun with pretty things!

oh anthropologie... how you make domestic responsibilities more enjoyable
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perfect turquoise cast iron & enamel love you Staub La Cocotte

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oh & wouldn't pretty teacups like these be delightful to serve small portions instead of ramekins?
The WORLD'S cutest corn on the cob holders!!
Uni-Corn Holders

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thanks fred flare for making me smile! and crave corn on the cob for breakfast!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

New Orleans

once upon a time I lived in New Orleans. I was little, and precious, and had an accent that made me sound like Blanche from the Golden Girls. Well even after we moved back to GA, KY, GA...  we still went and skied with our friends from NOLA.
Po Boys !!!!
.... these are a few of my favorite things.....

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

where the wild things are

The wild things are under our apartment, that's where they are! 2 nights ago, while I was returning the potting soil and dead herbs to the earth, i looked down to see animal haunches sticking out from under my building. {hear: screaming, panic, slamming of window} I'm not really sure what I was most afraid of at the moment, I suppose a movie-like reaction of this creature jumping up and rabidly attacking my face. Billy looked out the window and saw a white face... animal still unknown..

flash forward animal control comes, sets a trap and it catches a little black kitten-- i cry.

TODAY we awoke to a phone cal from animal control asking where the trap went. IT WAS STOLEN! hooray!!! The kitten was freed I assume!! but unfortunately the grey critter living under us, is still there. and our apartment complex is not blacklisted from animal control since someone stole the trap. literally... can they do that? isn't that like saying the police refuse to help you because you inconvenienced them? well maybe not... but if my nightmare comes true and the critter burrows through the floor and into my apartment... words will be had--- or screamed. I'll let you know.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

In order to compensate for the horrible excuse for dinner I have fed my precious, hard working husband the past few nights, I turned to the Pioneer Woman ( who i currently want to grow up and be) for some inspiration.

 I found this amazing recipe for herb roasted chicken served with a side of sauteed onion, yellow squash, mushrooms, and broccoli and a hunk of homemade cheese wheat bread--- this was an awesome dinner!! Luckily for me split chicken breasts are .99/lb this week at Kroger! YUMMY YUMMY this one's a winner!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

our nest

We live in a studio loft in an old cotton mill.
& this is my kitchen
--DIY-- ugly cabinets are cute with decals!

& this is our bedroom

yay new blog!!

am taking pictures of my interior design work today for a job interview!! i will post them later!