Thursday, November 26, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
What in the world I am doing right now? I am sitting here on my bedroom floor with the television on...trying to catch up on the last episode of Being Mary Jane; while I've got catalogs and magazines strewn about, working on this week's blog postings, and texting with three different friends. Oh, and just hung up from talking with another! I know I'm not the only one out there that does this on the regular...am I?
This is going to be a very short week; which means it's going to be a very hectic week. The kids are out of school this entire week...this could be a little nerve wrecking as neither of them are driving age, so of course they will be looking to "I'm every woman" mom to take them wherever their hearts desire. I've got great kids! I feel very blessed to say that. Not complaining, but let's be real here...kids out of school equates to stress (in a different way)!
So Thursday is Thanksgiving; are you ready for it? Are you traveling out of town? Eating with family and/or friends at their home or yours? Even if you have no plans and will spend the day alone, there is still so much to be grateful for. It's funny, before I was a wife and mom, I didn't like being alone; it didn't matter if it was a holiday or not...just did not like it. Now, I have ZERO problem with being alone! Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my family and want them always to be near; but when I learned to be alone with Rhonda, it was one of the best turning points of my life! By the way, we will be traveling to Little Rock to spend time with my family. It'll be a very quick trip, but I am blessed to be able to do it!
I love this picture above! Isn't that emerald green absolutely stunning!!! I get tons of emails and right now I am getting hundreds daily from every online shop, company, whatever pitching their "Gift Guides" for the holiday. This picture is from Harper's Bazaar "The Editor's Gift Guide" on ShopBazaar.com. The editor's picks were very nice indeed, but the opening picture is what made me continue to scroll! I am obsessed with accessories...watches, rings, bracelets, necklaces, scarves, shoes, handbags...deep breath; long sigh!
Anyhoo, I am hoping I can get it together soon and narrow my focus. Possible, but not probable...it is that time of year! So much to do and so little time to do it in, but I may as well...
Make it AMAZING!
*Quotes via my Pinterest Board "Words of Inspiration and Humor"
Sunday, November 22, 2015
I want to talk a little bit about wallpaper. I am so in love and so inspired by all of the incredible options being offered right now.
Okay, so Walls Republic reached out to me and asked if I would take a look at some of their wallpapers. I went online and selected about seven or so samples in varying patterns and colors to get a better idea of the look and feel of their product. When they arrived I was in Little Rock checking in on a residential new construction project. Deep breath...long sigh! How can something bring you so much joy and excitement inflict so much stress? More on that in an upcoming posting!
Sorry! Sorry! Walls Republic...yes; I am telling you, you should click here and browse their site! The selection is extensive with every color, pattern, and theme imaginable! Here are a few of my favorites...
This is a wonderful example of how fantastic this wallpaper will look in a bedroom, but of course you can use it wherever the mood strikes you!
Miles Redd (House Beautiful)
Although this is not the same wallpaper, the picture above gives you a really good idea of how you can use it in your home to make an impact.
Ashley Goforth Design
The same goes for this powder room. Black tonal wallpapers always bring the drama, but it can also be quite elegant and sophisticated when paired with classic elements.
A more cost efficient way to achieve this look is by using a wallpaper like the faux leather tufted. The expense to install is minimal by comparison to using a fabric and everything else that goes along with creating the look above.
Damask is always a good idea! It is one of those patterns that you will find in rooms where the theme is luxury, elegance, and a sense of refinement. They are usually tonal, however just like the wallpaper above, you can find them with contrasting colors. Walls Republic has something for every design style and budget. They are definitely worth the visit online to see what may inspire and motivate you to try using wallpaper in your own home.
*Images via my Pinterest boards