Wednesday, December 29, 2010

This Year in Recap

  • Started a new job
  • Began grad school
  • Moved back to DC
  • Realized how much I love design and started this blog
  • Made Lobster Thermadore from scratch
  • Celebrated my Grandmother’s 90th birthday
  • Read a total of 23 books
  • Shopped WAY too much
  • Started drinking a whole lot more
  • Took sewing lessons 
  • Ended a four year relationship
  • Made more new friends that I can count
  • Vowed to never lose touch with the people I love

Thank God for 2010.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

And What Will You be Wearing?

Just can't seem to nail down the right New Year's Eve outfit yet. Currently taking suggestions.


December Giveaway Winner Announced!

Happy Tuesday, bloggers. My sincerest apologies for not selecting the lucky December Giveaway winner when I was supposed to. I was delayed due to a series of mint juleps, multiple house guests, and lots of exciting new loot (eplanatory post to follow). Without further ado, let's get down to business. 

Drum roll please...
The winner of the beautiful London, England pillows is Ms. Natalie Merrillyn! Congratulations! I am thrilled that you are my blogger friend- Natalie's wonderful blog can be found here.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What I Love About This Room

via Elle Decor

1. Linen on the sofa- a favorite choice.
2. Grey wallpaper? Yes, please.
3. The purple velvet and Pierre Frey braquenie upholstered armchair.
4. Antique Indian bone-inlaid screen on the right.
5. Want to learn how to take photographs at least half as good as these.
6. Four patterns of ikat fabric that pair seamlessly. 
7. Lamps that match is size but not in color.

If you haven't entered the giveaway yet please do so!!


Best Family Pic Ever

Don't forget to enter the December Giveaway here!

Friday, December 17, 2010

December Giveaway!

I'm very excited to be offering another giveaway in honor of the holiday season! These twin burlap pillows were handcrafted by The Bolster Queens. Thank you to them both for allowing me to feature their beautiful creations!

I thought I'd add some fun to this giveaway for an entry. All you have to do is answer this question in the comments section to enter:

What's your favorite Christmas movie and why?


If you become a follower of my blog, you get one extra entry. Once you become a follower, come back and comment again.

If you blog about this giveaway with a link back to my blog, you get two extra entries. Once you blog, come back and comment twice with the link to your post.

Happy Holidays and good luck! The winner will be announced on December 23rd, just in time for Christmas!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wanna Buy it Wednesday: 1345 Charles Street S, Baltimore, MD

I am very excited to share an adorable townhouse with you today that is on the market in Baltimore, MD for just under $475,000. With 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2000 square feet, 1345 Charles Street S boasts a private garage, roof top deck, and 11 foot ceilings. The home dates back to the 1880's, however it has been meticulously renovated to modern day standards. The sea grass carpeting and white marble bathroom are two of my favorite design features. And if the amenities and low price tag aren't enough to make you want to buy this house, it just so happens that the person selling it is the illustrious Jenna Bush Hager!

Monday, December 13, 2010


Thank You to Shari

Introducing... a new blog design! Thank you to Shari from Little Blue Deer for bringing my blog design dreams to a reality.  I could not be happier with her work!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cozy Up

Any room with a fireplace will do.

Pictures from The Zhush, Pink Wallpaper, House Beautiful and Elle Decor