Swoonday - Sophia Bush's Mish-Mash Home

Dec 14, 2014

When browsing interiors and home design I am naturally drawn to celebrity homes. I mean who doesn't love being able to picture where famous actors live and just get to imagine and day in the life? I know I certainly do! For all you One Tree Hill fans out there (where y'all at?),  I thought I would pick Sophia Bush's lovely Hollywood Hills home to explore today. When I say explore I mean highlight on old blog here, not like I was personally invited to shoot some photos. I wish! I love her mish-mash home, it make me feel more comfortable with my eclectic home. I could certainly see myself lounging with a glass of wine in this house with Sophia. I mean her quotes make her sound like such a cool down-to-earth girl. Sophia, you know where to find me if you want to hang!


Home Tour: Sophia Bush's Hollywood Launch Pad

Home Tour: Sophia Bush's Hollywood Launch Pad

Home Tour: Sophia Bush's Hollywood Launch Pad

Home Tour: Sophia Bush's Hollywood Launch Pad

Home Tour: Sophia Bush's Hollywood Launch Pad

Home Tour: Sophia Bush's Hollywood Launch Pad

Home Tour: Sophia Bush's Hollywood Launch Pad

Home Tour: Sophia Bush's Hollywood Launch Pad

Home Tour: Sophia Bush's Hollywood Launch Pad

What do y'all think? What kind of style do you like in your home?

I hope y'all have a great week!
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C U R R E N T L Y

Dec 8, 2014

I am back! I did not think the busy season at work would completely consume my life. I did not intend to neglect the blog, but you know how is it. You have to prioritize and as much as I thought about the blog while driving, working, or running errands, I did not have the time to sit down and actually write something. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving--hopefully filled with good food, great company and minimal drama.

I figure to just get back into the swing of things I would update y'all on some things that are happening.









1|| I got quite a little hair chop before Thanksgiving. I was getting sick of my longer hair and decided that I needed something more manageable for the holidays. Being able to dry my hair in less than 5 minutes is the best.

2|| I did sneak in a little play time in the whirlwind of my work mess. My sister (K.C.) had some friends over for a "family dinner" of chili and of course Cards Against Humanity was eventually pulled out. It was a really nice break.

3|| People are dropping like flies at work with strep, flu, and colds. My desk is in bad need of a sanitizing but that would involve moving my mountains of paperwork that are meticulously organized. It can wait.

4|| Throw back! I got a letter in the mail a few weeks back asking if I would like three free months of Sirius radio (yes please!) and I am loving my Pop2k channel. Oh Hilary, sing it girl. I am not in the car a ton because I don't have much of a commute but I know I will love it when I am driving home for the holidays!

5|| I am in full on craft/baking mode for Christmas. Hope my friends and family are read for some homemade love. Next on my list to make is this super easy peanut butter chocolate fudge, some cookie butter (can some one tell me what the fuss is? I guess I will find out when I make it), and many many cookies.

6|| I had time to throw together my Christmas tree the Monday after Thanksgiving. It is pretty bare and has no skirt because I am not willing to tempt Scout and Kitty with things to destroy. But it will do. 

I hope y'all are having a great Monday! Hopefully I will be back soon!

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Say Something Nice

Nov 18, 2014

Something I have noticed, but thankfully have not had to deal with personally, are mean commentators on blogs. I am not sure why people feel the need to tear each other down. I completely understand your personal opinion. Everyone is different, that's what makes the world a great place to live in. We all have the right to say what we think, however it's the people who hid behind "anonymous" and openly spew hate in a place they are not forced to visit that makes me wonder about the world.

That's why, I have decided to spend more of my time going out there and not just reading blogs but commenting kindly on them. It's easy to skim/scan/read a blog post and find it to be really enjoyable but then click away. I need to honestly praise work that I find myself drawn to daily or weekly. So to each of my readers and other bloggers, I just want to say I am so glad you have been so nice and welcoming me to the blogging world and I appreciate all of you. And I urge all of you to do something nice today. Kindness is so very powerful!


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Swoonday - Pinning!

Nov 2, 2014

I admit it, during the down parts of my day, I waste time on the all consuming Pinterest. The other day while looking at some home inspiration for a big before/after I am about to take on, I kept coming clicking on one house in particular. The fact that out of millions of pins out there that I was drawn to this house means I had to make it my Swoonday this week. What can I say, sometimes I am just drawn to the simplicity of black and while with a little color added for drama! For more pictures, information, and decorating sources for Kate Davidson's San Francisco home visit The Everygirl blog!








What do you think? Could you live in a mostly black & white house? Do you live for color? What's your favorite decorating color palette?

Hope y'all have a great week!

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Dia De Los Muertos

Oct 30, 2014

As I have mentioned before, my company is really into Halloween. For the last few weeks all we have talked about in our department is decorations, costumes, and snacks. And after spending most of the work day today decorating and planning everything out, my department is officially ready to win some Halloween prizes! I thought I was pretty creative when I came up with our theme of Dia De Los Muertos (or Day of The Dead) this year. Surely no one else will even think of this awesome idea--wrong! After making many a trip to Party City, Hobby Lobby, and World Market this week, Dia De Los Muertos definitely seems to be the theme of the year. Fingers crossed no one else came up with the idea in our company. 

As far as my costume, I went out and bought some face paint and watched far too many youtube tutorials on how to recreate the perfect calavera or sugar skull makeup and let me tell you--I am not good with face paint. After hours spent sloppily applying paint to my entire face, I decided to print off a simple mask and just roll with the punches. I am sure it will be better in the long run, since I will be starting my Halloween celebration at 8am and likely going into Saturday morning and face paint might not hold up. Hey, I am not in it to win it, I just like to participate.

Just in case you are looking for some very last minute decorations. Below are some of my favorite Dia De Los Muertos themed ideas this year.


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What are your plans for Halloween? Does your office celebrate? Are you dressing up? Or are you not a fan of Halloween?

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Fall Wishlist

Oct 24, 2014

I am loving this season's Fall trends. Or at least what I think the trends are, I am not on the cutting edge of fashion trends. Personally, I love neutrals, gold, sweaters, leopard print, stripes and booties! Right now it is feeling perfectly Fall in The South but I know it won't be long until I am trying to bundle up inside and out (my office is kept very cold). Per usual I love navy and green, what can I say, I think they are my colors. And I have been spending far more time on Etsy than I should. I love to support small shops and who doesn't love a handmade piece of jewelry?


Fall Wishlist





What piece of clothing or accessory are you loving this Fall? Is anyone else already planning their Christmas wishlist? Going to send this to Husband and Mom later!
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