Thursday, March 28, 2013

{Thrifty Thursday} BOGO

Well, it's no surprise I'm posting about shoes.  I think this is a great deal - so many choices!  Happy Shopping!


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

{We're Obsessed} Springtime Florals

It's actually spring here in Washington, but I'm dressed as if it were January.  Can't stress how much the sun is overdue.  Hopefully we'll have some May flowers, but for now it's a shame I can't don some of those gorgeous floral printed designs I've spotted lately.  I love everything floral and clothing is no exception!

daring, sassy, bold, springy, demure, botanical


Friday, March 22, 2013

Finally, the Nursery Revealed

Happy Friday dear grapes!  I can't believe it took me longer to post the nursery pictures than it did to plan it, but I promised you pictures, and I finally have some!  Take a minute to rewind and review my wishlist and inspiration rooms.  I posted about those long before my 9 month old greeted this world.  Here are a couple of refreshers:

I loved this layout and the picture had everything on my wishlist!
This gorgeous nursery closet inspired my son's closet

My design board: crib, theme, rug, bedding colors
The final layout: A soothing spa blue, beige and tan baby boy's nursery

Let's take a tour, shall we?

A lovely personalized decorative door hanger (baby name not pictured) welcomes us

Nursery Furniture, Pottery Barn Kids; Lamp, TJ Maxx;  Chair pillow and curtains, Pottery Barn; accent pillow and blanket, Restoration Hardware Baby and Child

Changing table/dresser and shelf, Pottery Barn Kids;

Do you remember this closet transformation?  The closet office/desk I created made a perfect baby closet!
Mom and Dad's MLB teams!

my readers know all about my insane shoe shopping habits!

The little details mean the most: Thank you to Alie from House Vintage for the horseshoe, it's perfect! Thank you to Marjorie Hodgson for the autographed copy of Assault: The Crippled Champion.  It was a beautiful addition to baby's horse race-themed nursery and a great tribute to his mother's Texas roots.  Thank you to Cheryl for the rocking horse pillow, to my friends and family for the books, stuffed animals,  and precious gifts; my mother for making a perfect mobile out of one that didn't match at all, and to my amazing seamstress for the beautiful bedding! 

Thanks for visiting!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

{Wine Wednesday} O'Brien Estate

Happy Wine Wednesday Good Grapes!  The past few weeks, I've been enjoying truly delicious selections from Napa Valley's O'Brien Estate.   We were fortunate enough to visit this romantic vineyard and tour their winery during our Napa family vacation in December.  I loved everything I tried so much that I joined the wine club.  Good thing I did, too, because these have been my favorite bottles to open the last two weeks.  We've already enjoyed five bottles: We shared the full, rich Seduction over a classic steak dinner with our friends, I opened a bottle of their intense and elegant Merlot when I hosted two of my girlfriends for home made pizzas last week, and finished this rich Chardonnay that accompanied our roasted whole chicken dinner.  And then we've had a couple for no reason at all except that we were in the mood for good grapes.  We've gone through our two shipments so quickly that I'm just counting down the days for the next club shipment to arrive! 

The gorgeous vines that surround the property
I want that many O'Brien bottles in my house!  And the barrels, too.

Did you know I wear a serious face all of the time?

Except when I am drinking a great wine, as I am here with my bro-in-law