Thursday, November 18, 2010

taking a dip in a serene little pond

Since we've been back from our little vacation (which I have yet to share photos of, so sorry!) I feel like I'm on a treadmill that's going a wee fast for me to stay on it comfortably!  I've had these photos of calm and soothing interiors and I've decided to put them all here in one place.  I can look at them and go to my "happy place"! LOL  I love the soft blue that these photos all share.  And, YES, it's almost like taking a dip in a secluded and serene crystal blue pond!  It's amazing to me how the color of a room can change it's feeling and YOUR FEELINGS too.  When the twins were little, we had chair rail in the family room (Before you turn away in disgust, this was about 12 years ago. Enough said).  I had the brilliant idea to paint below the chair rail a gorgeous DEEP RED called Kilim Red by Ralph Lauren.  It was pretty at the time but we quickly realized it wasn't the best idea to have red in a room with a couple of toddlers/preschoolers.  We quickly repainted it to a soothing muted sage green. Ahhh, MUCH better!
blue bird cabin

Pretty Posies and Paper Trails

Mary MacDonald

Yousef dot Com

Paper Bowls and Lemons
One last little bit of news (yes I'm going to mention Scentsy!) This month if you have a $35.00 order, I'll give you a bar of the scent of the month, SILVER BELLS! It's dreamy good!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas shopping or AKA: one for you, one for me!

For some reason, this year I am totally on the ball with my Christmas shopping.  I'm not telling you that so that you send me hate mail, I swear. This is the first time ever that this has happened and YES, I am waiting for the world to stop spinning or some other cataclysmic event!  Anyway, while shopping, I've been checking out .  Coincidentally, contacted me and wants to offer a 10% DISCOUNT TO MY READERS! YAY! Isn't that the coolest? I'll post it at the end of this  They already have super low prices so this is such a COOL bonus!  I already used it and ordered my husband a London Fog wool winter coat for work!  It was a STEAL!

I do have to say though, while checking out the goodies on over there on, I've found all KINDS of goodies that I'd like to have for our house!  I totally would love to shop and do the "one for you, one for me!" How fun would that be!  I've totally fallen for industrial style stools and check out these
Tabouret industrial stools The other day, they were on sale for $79.00 for 2!  I want these stools so bad! I think they'd be so cool against my Dove Grey island and I like that I could slide them under the overhang when not being used. Not that I'm still not in love with my stool-bench but that was a temporary fix. And the black would compliment our black painted cabinets.

I'd also LOVE to get this old world style faucet for our powder room.  The one we have has definitely seen better days!
I'm totally in LOVE with this petite chandelier, I think it would be FABULOUS in our master bedroom redo!  It's swoon-worthy!

How about you, is your shopping done? Started?  What are you swooning over right now?

Here's the OVERSTOCK.COM DISCOUNT CODE  ?121728? Share with me the goodies you purchased with this great discount!  Thank you to for offering this to my Whimages friends!

One last thing, don't forget to enter to win the SCENTSY plug in warmer and scent bar from Shari over at Little Blue Deer Plus read her latest post, the photos are to die for! I don't know where she gets these great photos but the inspiration is almost overwhelming!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bedrooms, Little Blue Deer and a Scentsy GIVE AWAY

A couple months ago, I came across a wonderful blog  called Little Blue Deer that I somehow had missed in my wanderings.  Seemingly, everyday the super design savvy Shari posted inspirational photos that practically made me fall off my chair in a SWOON.  Then through a couple emails I realized that Shari was just as FAB as her blog! Well, here's some exciting news... 
Sweet Shari from Little Blue Deer is hosting a GREAT Scentsy give away for me, so go check her out for her FABULOUS blog and enter while you are there! 

The finishing touches are sort of coming together in our yellow and grey master bedroom.  I REALLY want one of these great GHOST chairs but that's not happening anytime soon.  I LOVE the images that Shari posted today of the lovely golden hued rooms.  This pretty bedroom below is from Decorpad . 

I'll be back in a couple days or so with some FUN vacation photos!