Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What I am Loving on This Snowy Wednesday!

Time again for....
Most of all, I am loving the fact that these amazing and lovely people (my folks, for you new followers) are coming to visit me and the hubs this weekend!!
 and the best part.....I am loving that we are starting the very beginning steps of.....HOUSE HUNTING!! YAY!!!
I have wanted them to move here for a couple years now, and mom is so ready! She has loved Franklin and Brentwood for years now! And now that we are closer to wanting to start talking about having babies, this is the perfect time! I am very close to my parents and I would love the thought of being able to go over to there house for dinner during the week, take photography classes with my mom, mani/pedis with mom any day of the week, football parties with daddy, tech support from daddy :), movies, concerts, shopping, and all the awesome parts of Nashville I always want to show them and always run out of time, take them out to dinner, cook them dinner! And most of all just seeing them more!!! Can you tell I am excited?!?!

I am also loving the Bang Bang Tacos from Bonefish....if any of you know the Bang Bang Shrimp....then you MUST try these! You get two with a spring mix salad....I die! I want some now, actually....
 I am loving that all of the terrible tv is back on with new episodes!!
I hear Gossip Girl
and One Tree Hill!
but it is DEFINITELY not the same without Peyton and Lucas.....

 I am loving the fact that my friends are awesome and we have decided to throw a Surprise Party for a friend of ours and theme it as Mad Men!! LOVE IT so fun.....

which leads me to these loves for the party I found on ModCloth.com...just wish I had more money to by several of them.... :)






 and I will end with the "Perfect Party Dress!"....only $400! :)

And of course I am loving this man!!!

Now head over to Jamie's and play a long!!

Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Home Style.... with some pics, of course!

So, I wanted to share a few new pieces that the hubs and I added to the home the weekend before last (I love shopping for the home with the hubs....so fun!). And before I typed up this lovely little post I read this post from A Day In The Life who took a fun little quiz  at Stylish Home that tells you your "home style" and decided I should take that fun little quiz because it would go along with my new purchases.......well low and behold that sucker was right on....here is my style....

Modern Eclectic 
Center hall, formal dining, stately living. Your kitchen is your prize. Decorative, finished… elegant. A tailored bedroom rewards a hard day's work. Blown away by the handcrafted nature of art. Thematic table accessories set the mood. The glass of red - a highly recommended habit. Pre-war, upper east side attitude. Focused on good food and good company, you're the chef!.
(That is TOTALLY ME!)

 Celebrity Modern Eclectics: Andy Warhol, Scarlett Johannson, Philip Seymour Hoffman

So along with my new purchases I thought I would also share a few of my dream rooms for my dream home....with my own little personal touches of course....

our new bench....I love this! 
 New floor lamp with the cute little table attached! On sale at Target....sweeeeeet!!
Now on to my dream home...
Outside to look this....
 or this....
 

or this!

Den, living, entry, sitting...

looove this stairway....and those green pillows!
 so open and airy and pretty!
 love the blue chair. and the french doors.....
 just fun!
 for a formal living, if you will...
 gawgeous!
 looove the symmetry and bold colors!
 clean lines!
 blues make me happy....can you tell?!

Kitchen to look like this.....

big island is a must!
 I do believe this is my fave.....i would add a little color in the plates in the glass cabinets....
 I just love the clean crispness of the white.....

which also follows into my master bathroom.......



 That is attached to one of the these lovlies....

I have showed this one a couple times and it is still my favorite!!

I better not have kids if I am going to have this all white house.....
 

 big contender for number 2!







so those are some of my favorite and most inspirational pics! 

Go check out the quiz and take it and see what your style is!....then come back and let me know!! :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

I'm back....barely...

Hello my blogging friends! I am finally back to work and somewhat back to reality after a very very long week last week. I went to Mississippi last Wednesday morning to spend time with my bff and her family and to attend the funeral. I am now both mentally and physically exhausted and I can only imagine how my bff is feeling. So, today I am playing some serious catching up along with attending our company's kick off meeting at The Country Music Hall of Fame, which means I will not be getting as much done as I would like to!

I promise to be back this week with some happier posts!! :)

And thank you all so much for your sweet sweet comments last week!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Very Sad Day, Prayers Needed

I am very sad to be posting this. I requested some prayers a little over a week ago for my very best friend's dad. He had surgery to remove a portion of his liver due to cancer. He was in the hospital until this past Friday, he went home doing amazingly well. The doctors were very excited about his progress. Then very early this morning, the complications came. He passed away at home. My best friend was there with him all weekend and just got back last night. I cannot imagine what this is doing to her and her extremely close family. Please keep her and her family in your prayers through this extremely hard time.
 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Red Carpet loves, hates, and not-so-sures.....

I love award season, love it! I love the fashions, the awards, the hype...so fun! I love the Golden Globes too because it is TV and Movies! This year's red carpet had some absolute beauties, absolute messes, and some not-so-sure/not quite executed very well...does that make sense? Well if not....a picture is worth a thousand words....

| Absolute Beauties | Loves |

not a huge fan of her...but love this dress....
Normally don't like princessy (yes, I make up words) dresses but I love, love, love this! So girly and sparkly!
 One of my top 3!! Love her, love this, love the color!
 Didn't even see her last night, but saw this as I was finding pics this morning....so pretty! Maybe a little "old" for her though.....
 Classic and stunningly beautiful!
 Fun and flirty!
 Again, didn't see this last night...but I love the ruffley shoulder!
 No clue who she is....but I am loving this dress....love the color and the belt..kinda like my wedding dress... :)
Another one of my top 3! I didn't even recognize her at first with her blond hair! She is so simply elegant and I love it!
 So cute preggers! Pretty colors, pretty earrings, pretty hair!
 Love the dress....maybe not too flattering on her though....but I loooove the bottom of this dress!
So cute, Mandy!
GORGEOUS! Love the color, the hair, the one shoulder, the draping, and her! Another top 3!!
 Stunning!
Love Claire Danes....she is a close 4th runner up! Similar to Emma Stone, simply stunning and so put together! 
So cute! It looked a lot more orange last night and paired with those teal earrings....fabulousness!!

| Absolute Messes |

I mean the shoulder just looks like it got stuck in the necklace as she was trying to pull it over her head....
 Really, Heidi......Really?!? And you can't tell here, but she totally matched her lipstick to her dress....it was orange.....
Me and my girlfriends decided it was a themed Golden Globes...and the theme was "Dallas"....
 pretty color, horrible hair, shoulders, fitting....uggghh
 again....huge shoulders...fully sequined....terrible...pretty color....hate the sequins!
 and the back....I love low, deep backs...but the way the bottom of this is cut is not very flattering...
 
I mean really, Blair...come on....

I am just not a fan...the air the dress that looks like a tissue....
 no explanation needed....
Dear Halle, Yes you have a rockin' body that makes everyone woman jealous....that does not mean that we need to see every inch of it on the read carpet. Please put some clothes on and look classy for your daughter. Thank you.

 White flower straps, white flowers on a nude dress.....sounds like a cute dress for Easter for a 5 year old, right?

| Not-so-sure/Not quite executed very well |

Okay, hate her...but I like the idea of this one....the sleeves are too much....trim those puppies down and add some color to the skin....could be gorgeous!
Not sure....love the color and the earrings....i think it is the material....
 I love you Sandra, but no....the hair is way too harsh for this dress....and it just doesn't look like it fits her...at all....
   
I love the strap and waves....it just seems like a lot of dress on the side....definitely love more than hate!
 Love her, she is so cute and so glad she won...hate the big red flower!
 Loooove her! I love their show "Giuliana and Bill"....want her to get pregnant so bad...but the fact that she is starving can't be helping! I mean the dress could barely attach itself to her body and the tops of her shoulders were poking out all night....eat a cheeseburger Giuliana!
 January Jones is such a classic beauty....why this dress?? Cover up the sides and it would be much much classier!
 Love the color and the draping...I think...maybe just not a good fit for her....
 I just don't know....
So to end my version of fashion police I give you the worst....and I think you ALL will agree...
I mean...she is just scary....

Who were your faves and worsts?!