Friday, August 31, 2012

when is boot time?

It's no secret on this blog that I'm very much enamored of boots. I look at them year-round trying to decide what new pair I'll buy in the fall. So, needless to say, when the months start to creep closer to cooler weather, I get the itch to break them out. That's assuming it will get cold enough here to actually wear them this fall/winter. (Bonus: I'm glad they'll cover up my inevitable cankles.)

I'm fully aware that August 31 is way too early to wear a knee boot, but when do you think is an appropriate time? I can't decide. After Labor Day? After the first official day of fall (September 22)? Not till October? At the first nip in the air? I'm interested to hear your thoughts...

Have a great weekend, darlings. Football season finally begins! Go Dawgs!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

wish list wednesday

What am I wishing for this Wednesday?

* I haven't been able to get these popovers out of my head since seeing them on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

* Who wants to have a Favorite Things party with me and MK?

* That I could sing like Scarlett Johannson. Don't you want her and Pete Yorn to love each other in real life?

* Inclement weather always makes me want Hunter wellies.

* Prayers for my friends in Louisiana and on the MS Gulf Coast! Hang in there!

What's your wish?

Monday, August 27, 2012


Remember the dog silhouette art Anthropologie sold a long time ago?

I remember them well because of their cuteness, and I also seem to recall they were very expensive (as many items are there). I love to copy artwork for my own home, and on a whim I searched for "DIY dog silhouettes" and found these.

I (of course) already have pictures of my little pups' silhouettes, so I'd use those instead of just a generic dog image. But I think they're pretty darn cute!

What do you think? Do you woof them too?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

wish list wednesday

What am I wishing for this Wednesday?
* A new 'do. Every few months or so, I get bored with my hair, and I want something different (read: calmer and less massive).

* How pretty is this dress? It would probably look good on about 1% of the world's population, but elegant nonetheless.

* I kind of adore this bag.

* How do y'all feel about these? I fully support them.

* Great weather at the beach. Yes, I'm going back!

What's your wish?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


If this doesn't make you want to shop at Gap, nothing will.

Friday, August 17, 2012

that don't impress me much

I'm not over the Olympics. I would watch them for a solid month if we could find enough athletes to compete.

And I, like all Americans, are enamored of the ladies' gilded gymnastics team. I remember watching the Kerri Strug vault in real time, and McKayla's was just as exciting! Speaking of McKayla, have y'all seen this tumblr?

People are so clever! McKayla, teach me how to Dougie!

Voldemort casting a Killing Curse? McKayla is not impressed.

all images from here

Have an impressive weekend, darlings.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

wish list wednesday

What am I wishing for this Wednesday?
k studio™ iPad Case
* Banana bread donuts with nutella glaze? Excuse me?

* Do y'all think the John Freida 3-Day Straight works? I wonder...

* Maybe when my fingers get fat, Kell will buy me this.

* A few extra prayers for my mom this week. She needs a boost!

* This iPad case is WAY cuter than the one I have (oh, and it TOTALLY matches my blog, too).

What's your wish?

Monday, August 13, 2012


I've really been trying hard to avoid baby talk as much as possible. We all know those moms (and some dads) that seem to only be talking about their kids, born or unborn. And while I can't wait for Eleanor to get here, it's the nursery that I keep thinking about. So, since we're talking design and not technically baby, it's cool, right?

Sorry if it's trendy, but I love white walls. Love them. And for a house like mine that doesn't have tons of windows, white paint really opens and brightens the space up! The room we'll use for the nursery is tiny, so I want it to look as big (and clean) as possible. And seeing all these images on Pinterest is making me lean towards an all-white nursery! What do you think?

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So calming. I am SO getting a fluffy white rug.

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I love the white + neutral bedding with the white bed.

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I even like the dark changing table.

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Y'all know I would never be able to do a white nursery without SOME color.

So what do you think about a white nursery? Super soothing or a collosal mistake? You can see other ideas for the nursery on its special little Pinterest board.

Have a great week, darlings!

Friday, August 3, 2012

that reminds me...

Music evokes. Emotions, memories, inspiration and the like. But my favorite thing music brings up are thoughts of people I know and love.

Ever hear a song on the radio, and it reminds you of a specific person? Maybe someone you are super close to, or just an acquaintance you once saw dancing on a table at a fraternity house. Wait, what? Pretend I never said that…

I’ve always been one of those people with a really strange train of thought, but there’s something about a song that takes me right back to a time, place, person or cotton candy bubble gum (can I get an “amen,” Claire?). Y’all might not know any of these people, so you may not care, but I found it to be a fun exercise.

“Listen to the Music” by the Doobie Brothers reminds me of Kell. I seem to remember one time in college him telling me that he loved that song. I’m sure he has no recollection of that and might not even like the song anymore, but I think of him every time I hear it.

“American Pie” by Don McLean reminds me of my friend Lauren. It is well-known in our circle that this is Lauren’s favorite song ever. Fortunately, she loathes the Madonna version as much as I do. Blasphemy, if you ask me. (Check out her Etsy shop while you’re at it! She's crazy talented.)

“Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison is Claire all the way. I have to admit, I had to look up the artist (and I do use that term loosely) to whom this song is attributed. It just never really mattered because the only information I needed to associate it with is Claire.

“Walking in Memphis” by Mark Cohn reminds me of Mary-Kathryn, only because that happens to be where she’s from. Every time I hear that song, I kind of wish I were from there, too. How can I not?

“Doctor My Eyes” by Jackson Browne makes me think of my sister Harris. She has the most diverse, random taste in music ever. One minute she’ll be gyrating to Nicky Minaj and the next she’ll be looking for a Richard Marx station on Pandora.

That was fun, huh? What songs remind you of your peeps? Scarier yet, is there a song that reminds YOU of ME?

Have a thoughtful weekend, darlings.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

wish list wednesday

What am I wishing for this Wednesday?
* Have you seen the new TOMS Desert Wedges? How cute with leggings or under a maxi dress/skirt for fall?

* What would it take to get a break from the heat?

* That I were in London this week! I LOVE London AND the Olympics!

* Speaking of global references, these would certainly take a block of cream cheese and pepper jelly to a new level.

* Can you imagine Olive and Charlie riding around in one of these?

What's your wish?