Saturday, November 7, 2009
On the biggest adventure of my life. I've decided that my blog will become a short journal of my trip - and, for some artistic flair, pictures will be added later. I can't help but have the feeling that I will return from this trip a different person. I'm excited about it! New places, new people, new food. I love it.
My brother, Stan, and I arrived in Europe today! Berlin, Germany to be exact. Our first stop. We're staying with a friend of ours and her apartment is BEAUTIFUL! Pictures to come.
This post is short because I have a serious case of the jet lags. Off to sleep. Watch for more!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Ashten and I started talking about decorating her room when I went to visit my sister, Rebecca, two weeks ago. We did some serious brainstorming and I left her with instructions to pick out a paint color and have her room painted by this weekend (her walls were actually a stark white color to begin with).
As you already know, I get very excited about things like this. I guess since I don't have a house yet. (and probably won't for a while!) I LOVE to help other people decorate.
I drove in early Saturday morning and we set to work, sale shopping, picture hanging and room arranging. She and her husband did a great job with the paint - the color was stunning!
Here is a before and after picture of her room.
Isn't it lovely?
They were little models for me while I took pictures.
The room is great! From smelling the yummy candles to seeing the sheer curtains catch the breeze and the cheerful blue color on the walls - it is so lively and peaceful at the same time!
Asten, I had so much fun working on this with you!
p.s. tell Dustin thanks again for all his help!
Here are most of her guests! Instead of presents, she asked that they bring a donation for The Arc of Dallas, a non profit serving individuals with disabilities. She was able to raise $270 for the charity! Thanks everyone!
Here they are about to leave for the hay ride. We didn't know how many people were coming until...well..they got there! They were a little smooshed, but we were happy to have enough room!
Some of the decor. I never have time to take as many pictures as I want to at parties like this, since I'm usually busy hostessing. We put these boots up in the trees and mixed lights in. They looked great!
The woman of the hour. Laura and Chrissy posing on the saddle we brought in. That big "Howdy" sign was the first thing guests saw when they walked out the back door.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Grace Kelso's support card
Front of card (above)
Back of card (below)
Laura's Birthday Invitation
Lou-Lou is having a Birthday Hoedown this weekend. This was the invitation that she passed out at school. We had a lightning photoshoot this weekend and came up with this idea! She is so sweet and asked her friends to bring a donation to The Arc of Dallas instead of a present. Get ready for more pictures of the party on Monday! We've been decorating like crazy.
So if those two aren't enough fun for one week:
Tonight is Laura's Birthday Hoedown, complete with hillbilly names, a hayride and dance lessons.
Saturday, bright and early, I'm driving down to Abilene to decorate Ashten's bedroom. I can't wait!
Watch for more pictures on Monday!
Monday, May 4, 2009
I love this canopy! We looked at lots of different ways to do it, but this was our favorite design. Emily is a great seamstress and whipped this out in no time!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Then one weekend my sister came again, and when I got back from work I walked in to find this. A cute little note from her was in it! Perfect. I don't think I'll ever change it. I love it!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Yes we are!
My cousin, Grace, and I have been talking about trying out for the Amazing Race for about 4 years, but we've been too young. FINALLY we have a chance to audition! We're heading up to Chicago on April 23 to audition live.
I can't wait!
Click the image above to see more about it!
We're both PR majors, so we decided to launch a campaign to encourage casting directors to pick us. We need your help though! Please follow our blog, twitter and facebook accounts and we'll keep you updated on our status. Tell your friends too!
Lets see if we can get on the show!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
...have I mentioned that I can't wait for -consistent- warm weather?
Here is another shot of the porch before the party.
My mom loves to garden, so we always have lots of pretty plants!
The fire pit!
Lots of fun marshmallow roastings happen here.
I'm on a search for one of these...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Here are some "before" and "after" pics.
What can I say? Don't believe everything you see!
She found a picture that she loved in a magazine, so we used it for inspiration.
Rebecca has always loved anything red, white and blue, so naturally we used those colors.
I took that picture (over the chair) of Becca and Mike on their vacation last year! They're so cute.
This is Becca's night stand. There's her hubby, Mike, in the picture, and we found this great bronze c-130 look alike - Mikes plane!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Plus, I decided that decorating with meaningful things makes me happy!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I can't even begin to express how happy I am that spring is here!
Soon there will be no more cold!
I can't wait.
A few weeks ago I bought this little geranium for my porch.
Isn't it cute?
We just have a little, tiny porch at our apartment but I love sitting out on it when the weather is pretty. Especially with friends.
Monday, March 2, 2009
School basically has me on internet/social network overload, so here I can post it, share it and save it for later.
Check out this great tool! Color Scheme Designer 3.
It's way too much fun to play with!