Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Creating The Perfect Home Office

For those of us who work from home, having a well organized and beautiful workspace is the key to creativity. I am currently redoing my home office and as soon as it is done...I will share it with you. My office was red....let me tell you what a pain THAT was to paint over! It took all weekend and several coats to cover it. RIP Benjamin Moore confederate red. If you are looking for a red....then THIS is your color. It took me several tries to get the perfect red...and that was it. If you know me, then you know that I am a "serial painter" When your husband comes home from work and asks what color the kitchen is today....then you know you have a problem. I am on a first name basis with the folks at Ben. Moore and Sherwin Williams...and have even gone as far as having a friend mail me paint from Restoration Hardware. I have paint swatches in my purse, in the car, in my bedroom....ect. I will be posting a list of my tried and true colors in the near future. Enjoy your Tuesday! American Idol is on tonight.....I just love that Adam Lambert and can't wait to see what he does tonight. Who is your favorite Idol?

The images above are from Living Ect
and Elle Decor

Some Style For Our Four Legged Friends

This mornings post is for all of you animals lovers! Our pets should have great things too...right? Above are some great finds for your pets. If you REALLY want to go all out then you can build your entire house around your cats like in these photos from Elle Decoration South Africa. My cats would would LOVE that! The photo of the cream point himalayan is my sweet kitty Emmy! We adore her! Well, when I say we, I mean my kids and myself. My husband is not much of a cat lover...but he tolerates them. We have another himmie, her name is Francesca (I just don't have any good pics of her because she runs around like a lunatic!) The dot painted dog bowls
are from Martha Stewart Living. The link will take you straight to the tutorial on how to make them. Lastly, are these amazing little pet collars from the etsy shop Lucky Fiona.
Aren't they adorable?

Monday, March 30, 2009

I heart Amy Butler

My favorite fabric designer of all time is AMY BUTLER! She creates the most fabulous mix of vintage/modern fabrics. I hoard my fabric in little stock piles...I hate to even cut it, its so beautiful. You can see some of her fabrics in my Etsy shop on my patchwork afghans. I have another patchwork afghan complete and will list it this week. I will give you all a sneak peak sometime tonight. My friend Stephanie and I will have a booth at this years Pumpkin Festival...and we will have LOTS of home decor that we have created using this fabric line (among others). So please stop by and see us if you live in the area. You can check out some of her creations on her blog Providence Handmade http://providencehandmade.blogspot.com/

Amy Butler Website http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/main.php?fl=1

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Feature Artist....Amy Ruppel

I hope everyone is having a good weekend. We are getting ready to get slammed with a storm. It has been rainy and yucky here...so I decided to stay in and paint. I will show you the painting I did today soon.....and may even have a give away if anyone likes it. With all this painting....it reminded me to check the Amy Ruppel site....and sure enough..she had a sale yesterday. There are still some paintings left for anyone who is interested. What really caught my eye were the state bird prints. I have to have the West Virgina print with the cardinal. I LOVE CARDINALS! I thought the New York print was gorgeous too. This is where you can find her great art...


Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring Cleaning In Style

Happy Friday everyone! Today I want to start a spring cleaning/organization series. I know that in my home, we accumulate piles everywhere. Piles of school papers in the kitchen, piles of magazines in my living room, piles of craft supplies in my office.....I could go on and on. Well, today I am featuring an Etsy seller who has solved this problem. Her shop name is Sewing Momma and she has created these amazing and totally stylish storage bags! They are perfect for storing toys, toilet paper, towels, remote controls, magazines....and for all you knitters and crocheter...YARN! These would also make the most amazing Easter Baskets! You could use them as a baby shower gift and fill them with diapers and baby soaps...or as wedding gift and fill it with towels and candles. Wouldn't they be great to put by the front door in the winter to hold all those sweet little mittens and scarves? I think her fabrics are GREAT...clean and fun....and a great price. She will also do custom orders. For anyone who buys one....drop me a line and let me know what you fill it with! Here is where you can find her.....

Sewing Momma

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Feature Artist.....The Black Apple

I am sooooo thrilled to post about my favorite artist today! Her name is Emily Martin and she owns The Black Apple. I have bought three of her prints so far....and they are just little pieces of heaven. The "Little Dunces" prints hang above my bed and I just ADORE them! These prints come packaged to perfection and are even more stunning in person. All images are via her Etsy shop which you can find here http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=991 She has been featured on The Martha Stewart show...wow! You can see her and Martha making Black Apple Dolls here http://www.marthastewart.com/article/black-apple-doll Would you not just die if Martha called you one day and said..."Come be on my show". Emily has the sweetest blog that she updates regulary here http://theblackapple.typepad.com/inside_a_black_apple/ . Head on over to Etsy and buy some Black Apple prints... you will not be disappointed...I promise you!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Beautiful Wall Hanging

Is this gorgeous or what?! Its a wall hanging made by my friend Stephanie. You can find her over at Providence Handmade....and boy!....can this girl craft! She is an Interior Designer in the Charleston area....and when she throws a Christmas party, people show up with cameras....and I'm not kidding (shh! we kept waiting for her to leave the room so we could snap pictures, I still have them on my camera....when ever she goes out of town this summer, I'll post them for you!) Her Christmas decor this year was out of this world.


Art Walls

Images via Living Ect.


Rockin' Blog

ok...so I am in a Led Zepplin sorta mood.....From time to time this happens....just roll with it.

I'll leave it up for this evening only...then change it in the morning to something a little calmer...and classier. What would you all like to hear?

Art Walls

Images via Living Ect