Wednesday, February 18, 2009

In Need of a Little Inspiration...

I am in need of a little inspiration...I am trying to be creative, yet budget friendly with decorating my cottage. I have found a few ideas for decorating - mostly just inspiration to get ideas turning in my head.

I love this dresser - but what I love more is the wall behind the dresser.

I love the linens on this bed! I have a shabby chic room - but the bed in that room is in need of a fresh set of linens. Any ideas?

This living room is precious to me - I am so excited to announce that my custom roman shades have been completed and will be hung in my house this weekend! That's right my friends, goodbye blinds, hello custom shades! The shades have been custom designed and made by one of my very best friends, Molly Rigoloso of Henderson and Rigoloso, Drapery and Design. She is a great designer with a great, creative eye! If you are in need of some of her services, let me know and I will be happy to pass along her contact information!

I love those red end tables for a punch of color!

I am also in the process of renovating my little cottage laundry room. I am going to post some before pictures later tonight but for now I can explain - it is an indoor/outdoor room. It has great concrete floors and original tongue and groove walls and ceiling. It is fabulous - just in need of some freshness! I love this storage idea - not sure if it is practical but it sure looks cute!

Hopefully I will find some inspiration to assist me with my continuous cottage renovation. If you have any ideas please let me know! Hope you are having a great Wednesday!


Monday, February 16, 2009

That's a cute Idea...

Here are just a few cute ideas I found while searching the Internet last night. I am always on the look out for a cute idea that does not take much money to complete! Hope you enjoy your day - I am enjoying a day off of work thanks to President's Day!

This is an idea for a chic but cheap headboard. All you need are 8 square canvas' and 8 vintage hankies. Mount the each vintage hankie on a canvas (the spray glue works best). When you are finished, hang them above a bed for an incredible head board. Vintage hankies are inexpensive and this is a great way to display your collection.

I thought this idea was great! You will need an old window frame. Paint it the color of your choice. Paint a piece of cut plywood with chalk board paint. Mount the painted plywood on the back of the window frame and viola...You have the cutest chalk board in town!
Hopefully I will find us some more creative and inexpensive cute ideas! If you have any to share, please leave me a comment...I would love to see your chic, cheap ideas!
Have a great Monday!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Choose Hope...

For those of you who don't know...

During the summer of 2008, one of my greatest heroes - my Dad, was diagnosed with Bladder Cancer. Bladder Cancer...that was the first time I had heard of anyone being diagnosed with that. He has come through so much - they removed the cancerous tumor in his bladder in June, 2008. He began treatments shortly after that. He is still in the process of his treatments and will continue them until the doctor feels confident that he can stop. My prayer is that this June we can celebrate 1 year cancer free! My father is such an incredible man. Not only did he work extremely hard to provide the best for my mother, my sister and myself - but he also raised me with great values and morals. He cares for and loves me so much and for that I grateful! He would always take time out of his busy life and made sure he spent time with all of us! He takes such good care of my mother and loves her so much! My parents will be married 29 years in April!

With all of this being said, I found an amazing website that supports all different types of cancers! I have been searching for the designated "color" for bladder cancer and some stuff to buy to support bladder cancer awareness and research. I have found that on the Choose Hope, Inc. website -

For those of you who have had cancer affect your life in one way or another - my prayers go out to you! It is never easy, but know that the Lord has plans for your life (Jeremiah 29:11). Continue to pray for my dad, we still have a long road ahead of us, but God is good and I know he will see us through all of it...and to my dad...I love you with all of my heart! I am the women I am today because of all you have done for me over the years! You are truly one of my hero's! No one will ever take the place you hold in my heart! I am praying for you daily! I know the Lord will continue to restore your body!

Many Blessings,


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Where have I been...

Well...let me tell you where I have been...

I have been everywhere but blog land! Sorry I disappeared since Christmas! Is it really February? A lot has happened over the past couple of months!

Wes and I have finally opened our studio in downtown Troy. The renovations have made the studio look amazing! We have not officially opened, but of course we are still booking weddings and portrait settings. We are planning an open house to officially open the studio! If you need a photographer call us up ( (Had to put the business plug in!) God has continued to bless our photography business. He has opened up many doors for Wes! Wes has stayed booked and busy - Pray for us as we continue to seek Him about what is best for us and our business!

We also have some great news...we have a new niece in town! My sister gave birth to her second sweet child on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. Paige Marie came into this world a healthy, beautiful girl! Wes and I are thrilled to have a new niece and can't wait till we can hold and kiss her chubby cheeks!

Here is big brother Caden (he is 3 1/2). He is loving his new little sister!

Here is Caden and little Paige Marie again...Love those thumbs up from big brother. Paige, savor those thumbs up - who knows how long those will last...

Paige's first few pictures after only a few hours in our big world!

I can't wait to teach her girly and sassy sister refers to me as a "hair bow." I am a Chi Omega Alumni and am still very involved in my sorority chapter. I am a chapter of course - Paige, as my only Chi Omega legacy at the moment, will be decked out in owl stuff (Chi Omega's mascot) as well as the Chi Omega letters. She already has Chi Omega shirt and is only a week old!

I hope everyone has a great week! I promise to be more faithful to blog land! Please continue to read my posts...I am not sure if anyone even reads...but I sure do love to blog!

I will leave you with a recent pic of Wes and I...when you are a never have decent pictures together - so we have to settle for the ole' digital camera "self" portrait!