Friday, February 25, 2011

In the meantime...

I've been itching to post some color boards or sneak-peaks from the wedding shower I'm co-hostessing next weekend. But I CAN'T because the bride reads my blog and she doesn't know any of the details :)
{Sorry, J!}
Also, I've been wanting to do a couple posts on the latest Lonny issue but haven't had time to sit down and write them up {planning a bridal shower is fabulous but time consuming!}.

So, in the is a post to satisfy both: A really gorgeous color palette found among the pages of Lonny!

Reminds me of SPRING and FUN!
What do YOU think?

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Legend of the *poof*

You may have noticed a photo or two on my blog with some silly girl {that would be me} wearing some ridiculous looking white poofball on her head. You may also have heard of the legend of the *poof* and wondered about the story behind it. You may not care at all, but I'm going to share it with you anyway.
Once upon a time, back in the Summer of 2009 there was a handsome computer geek {Chris} who proposed to a {wannabe} fashionista {me}. She said yes and the wedding planning began. This fashionista happened to be a FAMOUS {in her own circle of friends} Wedding Planner who would accept nothing but the best and most fabulous chic things for her wedding events {no really, it's true}. She decided that a regular old "Bachelorette Party" just would not do. She requested of her Maid of Honor {MOH/PIC..."Partner In Crime"} a girls' weekend somewhere amazing but not too far away. The one and only CoCo {Chanel, I really need to specify??} said it so perfectly, "A Girl should always be two things: Classy and Fabulous" so they picked New York City {which is both Classy and Fabulous}. The fashionista knew not all of her favorite girlies would be able to make the trip, but she knew the ones who could make it would have a blast.

The planning began but MOH kept it all a secret from the fashionista {and the CONTROL FREAK that she is did not like this, but knew it would be worth it}. Even though she was not allowed to know the details, the fashionista still insisted that the trip remain a classy and fabulous chic girls' weekend without all the cheesy "bachelorette" stuff. This of course meant that she would refuse to wear a veil of any kind {and would promptly dis-own the friend who tried to make her wear one}.

One day, out shopping in the market {Nordy's} with one of her favorite gal pals {who happened to be helping MOH plan the trip} the fashionista spotted a sale rack and was drawn in by some unseen force {umm...I did mention the SALE part right? SALE=unseen force}. The force led her to the headband section where she never ever goes and there she found some headbands that were just not classy or fabulous {seriously ridiculous crazy feather covered things}. But - amongst the eye-sores, she found an all white *poof* {there really is no other way to describe it}. She tried it on, jokingly, and said to her gal pal "What if you made me wear THIS in New York instead of a veil? haha". Gal Pal replied "OMG, YES! I am buying that immediately". The *poof* was purchased and their lives would be forever changed.

So...the *poof* is seriously something you can get away with in a fashion-centric place like New York and I was going to be wearing an all white dress so it worked and was super chic. I got alllll sorts of compliments while wearing it. And the group decided that it would become an heirloom piece, passed on from one bride to the next so that they too could be a classy and fabulous bachelorette and the stories of the bachelorettes and their parties would be passed on along with the *poof*...and they would all live {as} happily ever after {as they could}.

The End.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fight on, You Orange and Blue!

****WARNING: Angry Rant Below. It has nothing to do with Desgin.****
I am outraged. My sadness has turned into pure anger. If you know me, you know I am an Auburn Tiger. If you know Auburn Tigers, you know that there is a very STRONG rivalry between us and that other school in the great state of Alabama. You might think that because we are southern schools that fans display their animosity toward their rival with grace and charm and as much dignity as they display their love for their own school. You would think wrong.

I discovered today that the trees at Toomer's Corner are dying and there is little hope. My heart sank upon hearing the news and I've been in a bit of a funk today about it. Then I got a little sentimental and excited that I'll be back on campus in a few weeks and can see it one last time before the trees are gone {please, please, please don't take them down yet!!} and also show my husband for the first time since he's never seen it before. {Click here to read about the history of Toomer's Corner}

Then, my Dad sent me an article and I learned that the trees were poisoned ON PURPOSE. It was an Alabama fan. He was pissed that we won the National Championship and decided to poison the trees...and then call into a radio show and brag about doing it. They've done soil tests and now they don't think they can save the trees. 130 year old trees that never hurt anybody!! And an age-old school tradition of harmless fun and team spirit - RUINED. They arrested the guy {Thank God} but I think part of his punishment should have to be cleaning up all the Toilet Paper from Toomer's and listening to several hours of the Auburn Fight Song on a daily basis. Oh, and never allowed to attend another Alabama game for the rest of his life.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I Can Not Do It ALL!

I am a control freak. I do not delegate well. I want to do it all, and do it MY WAY.I am horrible with time management. I am inspired.
Jones Design Company explains it beautifully.
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Make Me Happy!

Out with the Old, In with the POSITIVE! I find myself always encouraging people to be more positive and optimistic. But I also find that I don't often take my own advice and I'm trying to turn over a new leaf - not as a New Year's resolution...but as a LIFE resolution! (is that cheesy pleasy enough for you?!)

So, on days like to day when I don't have tons of time to work on a blog post, or days when I'm not feeling completely inspired, I will just do a quick post with something that MAKES ME HAPPY!

{Fresh Cut Flowers Make Me Happy}
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