Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Love!

Today I'm wishing my handsome husband and my best friend the most wonderful birthday ever!!  He is the best thing that has ever happened to me.  I've had the time of my life sharing the last 4 years with him and can't wait to share more exciting adventures in the years to come.

Above:  Horseback riding at the Biltmore for my birthday
Below:  Picnic at my Grandmother's farm in VA
Above:  Chimney Rock
Below: Stone Mountain
Above:  NC County Fair Farris Wheel
Below:  Dinner on a Venice Canal
Above:  One of Mr. favorite places a cheese shop in Italy
Below:  Mr. in Bologna, Italy

Above: St. Peters Square
Below Left:  Mr. Eating his favorite Sammy in Venice
Below Right:  Jockey's Ridge

Here was just a snapshot of all of favorite places and adventures.  Mr. I love you!  And please don't be mad about all of the photos.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Holding on to Summer

I love the beach and all things beachy.  The only thing I dislike about Atlanta is it isn't at or near the beach.  I'm ignoring the fact that fall is approaching and exploring the ways I can keep the beach with me in my landlocked home.  Whites, drift wood, shells, shabby chic, sea glass, and effortless comfort are all the things I love about the beach and all things that can be used year round in any location.

images from Sunset, Pottery Barn, and Coastal Living

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

In a Holding Pattern

So I know the anticipation is killing you all (that is if anyone other than my parents actually read this) but we are still no quite finished.  Actually the Mr. is finishing up the front as we speak.  In the meantime I am still in search of patio furniture and ignoring the fact that fall seems to be quickly approaching.  The early mornings and evening temps have been quite pleasant lately. 

Here are a few picks I've been lusting over while I wait.

images from House Beautiful

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fence - Check

I’m pleased to say that the weekend was somewhat successful. The fence is complete and back deck is half way there. We were stopped short by a clogged paint sprayer and threat of rain. Sad situation however I LOVE the fence. The fence is some much warmer with paint as opposed to the raw pressure treated wood. Here’s a sneak peek and hopefully next week I can share the full reveal!

In other news I’m super excited about attending the Sweetwater Beer Dinner at my man’s place this evening.

 For more information….SCK Vinings Sweetwater Beer Dinner

Friday, August 13, 2010

Weekend Project

This weekend we will hopefully get to finish painting the front porch and reveal the new construction plus (fingers crossed) paint the back porch, picket fence and back panel fence.  The house is white and I'm trying to convenience the Mr. that a muted warm brown will be perfect. 
images from Southern Living

We also need some ideas for the boring panel fence along the back.

image from Sunset
image from Decor for Outdoors
image from 

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Color Coral

I'm not a huge fan of pink but I love Coral and it is beautiful paired with light blues.

not a fan of the sofa but love the light fixture and shade of blue

agan love the fixture, chairs and wall paper

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Beautiful Beach Cottage

Alan Worden's amazing 'green' beach cottage on Ester Island off Nantucket.
I love the effortless understated beach charm.

images from Coastal Living by Annie Schlechter

I love the shingled walls, rich ceilings, kitchen window, driftwood details, and beautiful whites.
I love Atlanta but I wish I was closer to the ocean.... 

Monday, August 2, 2010

A few of my favorites this week....

a good rain

shadow boxes for fence decor
image from Dwell

napkin rings from Pier One Imports
perfect for a elegant retro fall tablescape

the color coral

iced coffee  - tip mix coffee and cream frist then pour over ice!  yum!
image from 'Whitney in Chicago'