Saturday, September 26, 2009

A few of my favorite things

Notice anything new???

I owe a HUGE Thank you to Kimba @ A Soft Place to Land for her Linky Love post which sent me to see Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality who was sharing some tips for us new bloggers. One of her tips was Windows Live Writer. WLW makes this whole process so much easier for someone new to the blogging world.

Thank you Kimba & Rhoda!!!

So while I am sharing links with you, here are 3 of my new favorite blogs.

When I came across Marley & Lockyer, I fell in love with this Aussie’s blog. Here’s a preview but please go check her out! 1

I love the airy yet cozy feeling of this room. I love that it does not look over-designed. In fact, I love just about everything here. 2

Again I love the open airy feeling and the natural light and who could resist that view. 3

Wow is about all there is to say about this. This is the feeling I picture my future living room having. LOVE it! 4

I love these ceilings. Not quite cozy enough but elegantly understated and beautiful.

Another new site I love is Shanty 2 Chic. Whitney & Ashley, the two stunning sisters who write this blog together have the Midas effect. Everything they lay their finger on becomes…..well Chic! Head over to Shanty 2 Chic & let your creativity run wild. Here is a little to get your creative juices flowing. 2

See this stunning apothecary jar. I am dying to have one! You have to go see how they made them. 22

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How cute would these be in a game room. Then again they would be cute just about anywhere. These sisters amaze me!


You must see the before picture! Love these!

And last but certainly not least is Katie @ Vinyl Vineyard. Katie is another amazingly creative woman with fabulous taste & even more fabulous hair. I may be sending a link to her blog to my stylist. Go check out her blog. 3

A tad too country for my taste but lots of inspiration here. 2A simple yet elegant Fall decor idea! 


I love that this woman keeps it real!

I’d love to hear from you. Who are your favorite blogesses now?


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Anxiously Awaiting Autmn

I love Autumn!
Here in Georgia, Autumn brings about a welcomed relief from the heat, humidity and mosquitos. As if this alone wasn't reason enough to love the fall, I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite things about this time of year.
Fall foliage is a given, but there are two trees that almost take my breath away when Autumn begins to transform them.
On my college campus, there are several Gingko trees. Beautiful when they are bright green, these beauties are amazing when they turn yellow. They make you stop and look,
My other favorite is the Japanese Maple. Again these trees are beautiful all of the time, but Autumn seems to breathe a whole new life into them.
I love acorns! I have no idea what makes these little seeds so dear to me. I could ramble on about a little seed becoming a mighty oak...... but really I just think they are cute.
I have plans to use them for Christmas ornaments this year. Stay tuned to see how that goes.Pumpkins and Squash and Gourds Oh My!
I love their vibrant colors and I always look forward to seeing them in the grocery store.I love that the weather is turning cooler. Not only does this mean that I can start wearing all the fall clothes that I love so much, start taking deep breaths of crisp air as I walk the pup, and enjoy the lower electric bills.......It also means that baking is bearable in my tiny kitchen. Although I usually don't really get in the mood to bake until around Christmas, at least now if the mood strikes me I can bake without feeling like I am inside the oven. Autumn also means that Hubs and I will start sharing Hot Chocolate in the Evenings. Yummy!Whenever I can I LOVE to sit by a campfire/bonfire on a cold, crisp Autumn night.And what is a fire if you aren't roasting marshmallows!And I love that Crimson Tide Football begins! No I am not a yelling at the TV screen, team color wearing, die hard fan.
I leave that to Hubs!
But football season brings back lots of memories.
Hubs and I started dating during football season.
Our first date he bought me flowers and took me to dinner and a movie.
Our second date he bought me an Alabama Football t-shirt and Ipainted my nails crimson so we could go watch football with the guys & thier gals.
I should have known there that life stops when football rolls around!
But Football actually stopped for me.
Three years ago Hubs stopped watching a football game long enough to propose. :)
Some might not see that as very romantic.
But if you knew Hubs and his football, you would know that this was a very moving gesture on his part.
All of the excitement awaiting Autumn sent me looking for some fall ideas for my future house.
As usual, Martha dosen't dissapoint!