Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's an Ombre Day

{martha stewart}


Just a little Ombre eyecandy for today's Tuesday Tablescape.

It's kind of a theme today and I'm super excited about it.
Hope all goes well this afternoon.

More to report later this week!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fashion Friday

I am a bit fashion obsessed lately. Maybe it's because I decided to cool it with the "home decor" while we are living in a temporary rental {that is busting at the seams with all the stuff I have accumulated}. It's difficult to say the least, but I would rather furnish and decorate a HOUSE with fun and NEW things in a year or two. This means not spending all my extra cash on stuff to fit a space I'm dying to get out of!

But, that creates a decorating void in my life {and my wallet} which must be filled. Solution: Wardrobe.
I have decided now is the perfect time to get rid of all the clutter in my closet and build it back up with better and more beautiful pieces {that I will actually WEAR}. I'm not changing my blog to a fashion-only "what I wore" kind of thing, but I do plan to feature some inspiration every now and then and to keep you updated on what I've done to re-vamp my wardrobe.

I'm approaching it with the same philosophy I use for interior design. Invest in the staples that will last forever and punch it up with fun and trendy accessories and less expensive pieces.
I am of the opinion that everyone's "Classics" or "Staples" are completely different but here's a list provided by Matchbook Magazine.

I think I will make my own list of staples to share with you all soon!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wordy Wednesday - Scare Yourself

It's Fall. It's October. It's close to Halloween.
This is Orange. This encourages SCARY things.
It Works.

Download the free printable from On-Hand Modern.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tablescape for a Cure

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I know it gets a lot of hype, more than other types of cancer but I am all about the PINK when October rolls around because it has affected my life and my loved-ones so many times over. Yesterday a big group of us girls from the office went to a hair salon together to get some pink hair extensions to wear our support for everyone to see. We brought some snacks and some wine to enjoy and make an event out of it. I printed some super cute labels and signs to go along with everything. These signs are available for you to download for FREE from Chickabug along with so many more. They are also featured in today's Tuesday Tablescape!

Styling: Christine of Pure Joy Events
Photography: 6 Bittersweets
Cupcakes: 6 Bittersweets
Cookies: JP Creatibles
Cupcake Toppers: Lynlee's Petite Cakes
Props: Stylish Patina
Props: The Pear Tree Cottage {who are locals! Vienna, VA!!}
Printables: Chickabug {download them FREE!!}
{I got the photos from HowDoesShe, and the shoot is also featured on Amy Atlas, Pizzazzerie, and Kara's Party Ideas}

Breast Cancer Awareness FREE Printables from Chickabug.

{PS- For those of you paying attention, listen up! For every person who leaves a COMMENT on this post, I will donate ONE DOLLAR to Breast Cancer Research. If you are a follower of City Southern and you leave a comment, I will donate $2!! Tell your friends!}

Monday, October 3, 2011

Pumpkin Alternatives

It's Fall, ya'll! And not only is it fall, but now it is officially October...less than a month away from Halloween! Last year hubs and I went to a pumpkin patch and picked out a few small pumpkins to take home. It was a lot of fun, but it would have been more fun with little ones. It also would have been fun to pick out a big pumpkin but no one would ever see it but us! We don't even have an outside entrance to our place, so really...carving a pumpkin is just not happening. But, this year I am strongly considering one of these not-so-typical ways of decorating a pumpkin. I'm very into GOLD right now, so I'm definitely leaning toward something gold. So many choices!! Which ones are your favorites?

{via Tiny Prints blog}

{via Pinterest}

{via Budget Wise Home}

{via Pinterest}

{via Southern Living}

{via Imgfave}

{via Good Housekeeping}

{via BHG}

Lace Covered Pumpkin via BHG

Gold Thumbtack Pumpkins via Madigan Made
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