Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pinterest Project

So I finally got around to completing this little Pinterest project I've had on my to-do list for quite some time.  And it took me all of 10 minutes to complete...seriously 10 minutes!  I always hate throwing away Christmas Cards.  People put a lot of money into taking pictures and picking out the cutest cards.  So I found this little project on pinterest....

My version

Not exactly the same but so easy.  Now I can keep all our cards together and see how our family and friends grow.

PS:  Happy Happy 25th Birthday to my very pretty little sister!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

It's a Monday.

Wow, how is it Monday already. It’s been one of those weeks/weekends folks. But I do have news to share.
We have a new living room rug. Not really part of the plan but thanks to random Home Goods find that we couldn’t resist, here's a little sneak peek :)

I have a few fun projects got started over the weekend and hopefully by this time next week I will have a living room to share.  For now here's another little preview...

We didn’t eat out at all this week! That is something to celebrate. I (not the Mr.) am trying to cut back on eating out and save a few extra dollars when possible.  Doesn’t mean we won’t eat out but we have a tendency to be lazy and eat out not because we have somewhere great we want to try but because we don’t want to cook.  But tonight we will be eating out after we get our taxes done.  Hopefully we will spluge with all of the tax money we might get...fingers crossed!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Grab Your Mask!

It's Mardi Gras!

A couple of the years ago my BFF and her man moved to NOLA.
The happy couple fully embracing their first Mardi Gras season…

And I got to experience my first Mardi Gras. I didn’t take too many pics cause I was too busy enjoying the moment but here are a few I stole from the bff of my first Mardi Gras.

pregaming in the warm car

not my bottom

It was a great weekend to experience.  Not sure I could handle it again but I weekend I can cross off my bucket list.

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Finally Friday

I’m soooo looking forward to the weekend and sleeping past 6:30 tomorrow morning. We have a pretty full weekend ahead of us.

Tomorrow the Mr. is off and in the morning we are off to brew his cask at Sweetwater for the Brew your Cask Off event March 10th. If you are in Atlanta you should come and vote for his brew!

Then we are headed to a little lunch date at Alma Cocina.
This is the new restaurant in the group the Mr. works for and I’m pumped to check it out.

Depending on the weather it may be a little yard work or movie afternoon. I’m finally going to get my V-day night with my Mr. taking me to see The Vow.

Sunday will be a day of rest/get the house ready for company in a couple of weeks.

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Color Me

Have ya’ll hear about the Color Run! It looks like crazy fun. Too bad I wasn’t on the ball enough to register in time, Atlanta is sold out! But if you aren’t in the ATL there are plenty of other cities that still have space available.

Check this out:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


I thought on this Hallmark Holiday I would share a few of my favorite kisses…

who doesn't love a little Scarlet
'Gone with the Wind'

'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

Robert Doisneau created his most iconic work: "Le baiser de l'Hôtel de Ville (Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville),"
© Robert Doisneau, courtesy of Bruce Silverstein gallery

Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett

A Royal Fairytale

'The Notebook'

Guilty...I love Twilight

My Most Favorite of All Time.
And I'm lucky enough to repeat this kiss every morning and night.

Happy Valentine's Day to my Mr., family, friends, and a Very Happy Birthday to my Bestie!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Love is in the air this week. I’m so excited Valentine’s is on a week day this year. The Mr. is not a fave of the holiday and it his 2nd busiest day of the year at work. The Mr. is a Chef, I’m not sure if I’ve ever actually mentioned that. Secrets out, he cooks and does a really great job, I enjoy it. Anywoo…it’s nice it being on a week day I don’t feel as left out. He’s off Saturday evening and I can’t wait to see…The Vow!
I’m a sucker for chick flick.

In other weekend news…the chair is at the upholsters, pedestal side table purchased, and mama finished her ½ marathon!! I think that equals a successful weekend.

Friday, February 10, 2012


This will always and forever be the image I think of when I hear TGIF...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Legend says...

So I was writing my Valentine cards, which are from Papyrus. (No I did not pay full price for Valentine cards; actually I received in a gift bag from some event.) And I read that little page that comes inside the plastic. It reads….

‘Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every person connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.’

Moral of the story….I love Papyrus and I’m getting a hummingbird feeder.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pinteresting Outside

I'm loving the warm winter weather and lengthening days.  It has me day dreaming about sitting in a pretty outdoor space.

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What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Longer days! It’s so nice to have the sun a little bit later every evening.

I love buying gifts, especially for little girls. I have 2 little one’s I’m currently working on a little surprise for.

This weekend the is the JL Madris Gras Run! It’s been in the works for several months and we/I am ready for it to happen! We are hoping for 1k+ runners and a lot of money for charity! You still have time to register…Marrietta Mardi Gras.

JCrew has a little sale on their tee’s! I love their perfect and vintage tee’s, so comfy, 20% off all solid and striped online till Friday.

After this weekend I have a few weekends to relax then a very busy March is right around the corner.

Monday, February 6, 2012


Gaints win! End of the day I really didn’t care but the Gaints were who I cheered for plus the Mr. and I made a little wager and I won a home cooked dinner!  If you read this Mr. I pick risotto or lamb.  I think that was the first Superbowl since college that I actually watched and stayed awake till the end, I can say the same for the Mr. He was snoring by the 2nd quarter.

We finally picked a fabric. I painted the legs of the chair and it is ready to be sent to the upholster tomorrow. We are making progress.

I tried a new recipe last night for our Super Bowl dinner. Tangy Pork Tenderloin = Yum!  I just marinated and the Mr. grilled and it was pretty awesome.

It was a productive weekend so I’m looking forward to an equally as productive week!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Color War

The living room has taken so long due to my lack of decision on the accent color.  At the moment everything is neutral. I’m looking at one of these 2 very different options and just can not decide and the Mr. is no help.

Blues - so peacful and pretty


Coral one of my faves, bright and fun.  I don't care for pick or red.

So I know this is going to sound a little crazy but both would really work well with the rest of our house but I just can decide.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February is Here

That it is February! We have a couple of wonderful ladies to celebrate this month! My BFF, my little sister, and our little niece were all born this month!

A handwritten note. Who doesn’t love a pretty hand written letter in their mailbox? I received such a thoughtful handwritten note last week and it was such a nice feeling. I’m going to try and send out more letters this month.

So excited that we have booked our reservation at my friends house in New Orleans for a little visit in March!

AM Clouds / PM Sun
I love that it is February and it has been 60 degrees every day this week!