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Friday, October 25, 2013

supper club.

Supper Club:: the idea to get all my best friends together in one place:: a great excuse to decorate and set a pretty table:: delicious food, dessert and wine:: and the best part, lots of laughing and sharing!!
Thanks for coming friends!  Already looking forward to next month's "Friends-giving"!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

sneak peek of our new townhome.

At the end of June I moved into a new townhome with two new roommates, Katie B. and Katie C.! They are a blessing to live with and I'm excited for all the new memories we will share in our new place!! It has been fun to decorate a new space and I have enjoyed using decor I already had in a new way, as well as finding some new things to complete each room!  I found the coolest sunburst mirror (trend right now) on sale at Target for the living room, as well as two new mercury glass lamps for each side of the sofa!!! I also repainted and antiqued an old teakwood hutch that my mom passed on to me!  It is coral, girly and fabulous!  I styled it will a lot of my fun Anthropologie dishes and coffee mugs, cake stands and platters! Here are a few sneak peek pictures of our new home....


New Nate Berkus rug from Target

New Pottery Barn duvet cover for my bedroom...I bought the PB picstich quilt last year with the hopes of investing in a new duvet cover later on.  PB was having a sale a few weeks ago and I got the duvet for $70 and shams for $25 each!! I love a good sale! Soon me and my father are going to make a DIY upholstered headboard! Can't wait!!

I found this small bench (pictured above) for $47 since it was missing some bolts.  You can't see the legs of it but they are wrought iron and compliment my hardware on my desk and dresser as well as the L-brackets on the shelf above my dresser.  The bench looks a little Restoration Hardware and I'm on the hunt for a charming chair to place beside it on the foot of my bed. 

Love this new chevron print I found at Home Goods to add color to the shelf above my TV in my bedroom!

Old teakwood hutch that my mother passed on to me.  It required A LOT of primer!

After:: Color is Behr "Youthful Coral" paint, but I like Sherwin Williams so I had them match the color and used a duration paint with satin finish.  Then I put an antique glaze on the hutch to tone down the bright coral.  I'm happy with how it turned out!  It's fun and girly for now and one day I can use it in my little girl's bedroom for books and toys!

This is probably one of my favorite things about our new house! I also had fun making that chalkboard on the right side of the hutch!  The perfect place to write menus, greetings or memory verses/quotes! 

My favorite french arm chair that I painted and got reupholstered last summer.  Looks great beside the secretary desk my mom gave me. The pillow cover is from World Market ($13 on sale) and the coral ombre throw blanket is from Target and my sister bought it for me as a house warming gift!

Sunburst mirror from Target.  Lamp and coral lamp shade from World Market. I switched out the black knobs for new mercury glass knobs from Hobby Lobby. (One is missing in this picture bc I dropped it and it shattered, it's been replaced since.)

Beautiful mercury glass lamps from Target.

The lamps complete the living room!! Love how the textured shades match my ivory sofa. I love me some mercury glass!

Upstairs nook before and after....
Bookshelf styled.  This was fun to do and I love how it turned out. The bookshelf is actually Katie's and she wants me to help her repaint it ivory!

Cute little reading nook that is near mine and Katie's bedrooms!  Katie bought the chair from Home Goods. We still need to decorate the walls...I'm thinking about framing a world map.  I also recently added a lamp to the side table which brightens up the space. Take a look at Katie's new Anthropologie desk fun! 

Hope you feel inspired to decorate!  I'll post the rest of the pictures of our new house soon!! 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

heather's bachelorette party.

Had a blast decorating and hosting Heather's Lingerie Shower the Thursday night before her wedding!  It was such a fun night blessing the bride to be and getting her ready for the honeymoon! The color scheme was pink and aqua and I went with a beach theme since they went to Hawaii for their honeymoon! The dessert table was pink and we sipped on "Be Flirty" pink moscato!

It's not a party without straw flags! DIY using a template I found on pinterest.

H&C Simmons!



H+C love

Pink dessert table! 
The center piece is lingerie ornaments on silver spray painted branches with pink roses.

Dining table with DIY silver glitter dipped tea light candles, seashells and pearls.

Adorable lingerie sugar cookies. 

Sweet friends.

Beautiful bride.

Game time.

Lingerie decor, of course.

"Be Flirty" moscato


Monday, March 11, 2013

mommy to be baby shower.

Ashlee's Mommy to Be Shower

Lauren Reed and I had the best time hosting a baby shower to celebrate our dear friend and old roommate from A&M, Ashlee Drake, as she prepares to be a mommy!
Abram Jackson is due in May and I can't wait to meet him!
Ashlee and Jack will be such great parents.  What joy this new life will bring!

This weekend was such a blessing to catch up with Lauren and Ashlee.  
We praise God for such sweet and special friendships and bonds that will last a lifetime!
What a fun, new season for my friend...motherhood!!

We threw a dinner party at a local Italian Restaurant, Salerno's, in Flowermound near Ashlee and Jack's house.
Lauren and I had a great time pulling it all together and decorating was so fun!
Lauren did such a great job with the banners, signage and making the invitations!  Loved it all!

 I enjoyed doing the flower arrangements! The gerber daises were huge! So pretty.  

Dessert table and the adorable banners Lauren made!

Cupcakes from Bluebonnet Bakery in Ft. Worth.  Delicious, even though they turned our mouths blue!

 "Advice, tips and encouragement" cards for the Mommy to Be.

Guest of Honor 

Sorry for the bad iphone pictures...the lighting was terrible and orange!

The green and white striped table runner is wrapping paper!

Sweet friends, great fellowship!

Blessed by these friendships! (and Ashlee hardly even looks cute!)

Mason jar drinks and stripped straws, of course!

Burp cloths made with love by Heidi Aubuchon

 Diapees and Wipees Case

 Baby Gap.

 Swaddle blankets! 

 So cute...bathtub filled with "bubbles" and all the baby will need for bath time!

 Thanks to all Ashlee's friends who came to celebrate and bless the Mommy to Be!!