Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Slumber Party Fit For a Bride

My Oldest daughter got married last fall and I still have bridal magazines making their way to my house.:-) Recently I saw this beautiful soiree in Southern Bride magazine and just knew I had to share it with you.
It's a combination bridal slumber party and bridesmaids breakfast. How adorable is this?

Wouldn't it be wonderful to serve breakfast on your porch? Especially if you had a beautiful porch like this!

This lovely was featured in
Southern Bride magazine

Angela Marie Events was the event planner extraordinaire for this party.

And last but certainly not least Ashleigh Jayne Photography captured this event so beautifully!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Painting the Moon

Author Traci Borum's charmingly sweet novel is set against the idyllic backdrop of the English countryside. It commences with a cottage being left to our heroine Noelle by her great aunt Joy. Of course visions of Kate Winslet's cottage in The Holiday frolicked across my mind.
Oh that tiny bastion of English comfy perfection! Every time Noelle made tea I pictured her in this kitchen.

Back to our story! Noelle's great aunt Joy passes away and leaves her entire estate to Noelle. Joy was an internationally renowned artist who suffered a breakdown in her latter years and became a recluse. Looking to settle her aunt's affairs, California girl Noelle crosses the pond and so the adventure begins!
Unbeknownst to her, the cottage holds many secrets that promise to rock Noelle's world and with the help of her childhood BFF Jill and her first love ,Adam, Noelle comes to terms with her loss and discovers wonders she never knew were hers.
This delightful novel has it all,romance, mystery, the hope of second chances and the most charming town since Mitford.I really enjoyed Ms. Borum's engaging descriptions of Chilton Crosse and the residents will remind you of people in your own life.
This is a fun, easy read (my favorite kind) that you will thoroughly enjoy. This would be a great book club selection. How fun would it be to host an English tea for the meeting, complete with scones and jam?
Author Traci Borum

is a writing teacher and a native Texan. She is an avid Masterpiece Theater junkie, a Corgi owner and a blogger.
To purchase
Painting the Moon
go here.

To visit Traci's website and blog go here.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Brit + Co

Some of the perks of having four young adult children is that they keep me abreast of all the "in" happenings.
Like I know about swag, Sam Smith and Jamberry Nails. After much discussion and a small demonstration I even know what twerking is. Thank you Miley.
Now they have gone and introduced me to Brit + Co. and I'm hooked!
The absolute coolest website and blog.
There are super cute party ideas

decorating inspiration

beauty tips


and recipes, all with a young chic vibe.

They even offer online classes!
Like Cake Baking 101

Sewing 101

Flower Arranging

and Calligraphy
And they're only 19.99 each! My youngest and I are taking the calligraphy class. Hopefully soon I'll be able to show you my new skills.;)

Hop over to Brit + Co. to see what all the fuss is about

Friday, June 20, 2014

Colorful Coppell Custom- A Home Tour

This beautiful Dallas area suburban listing is so lovely and charmingly colorful! Have a look!

What a fun kitchen!

Have you seen a cuter laundry room?

The Mrs. has a dream closest!

And a super cute craft room

Anyone up for a swim?

To see the listing go here.

Thursday, June 5, 2014


Several weeks back a "new to me" company contacted me, wanting to know if I would be interested in blogging about their company. As a thank you I could choose a dress of my own from their vast catalog. Well of course! First off let me say how wonderful this company is to work with. To begin with their sizing goes from 0 to 36W. And as if that weren't enough you can totally customize your look. That's right. Change the length, the sleeve in some cases the neckline.

What great news! How many times have we found the perfect dress but ... No more buts! You can get it like you need it.Oh! Did I mention the selection? Oh my the selection!

Are these not adorable?Look at the birds at the bottom of this.

I've always love a black and white combo.

And guess what? They have bridesmaid dresses! Adorable!

Scrumptious colors

Spectacular price points

So precious!
Wanna see what I chose?

It's kinda boho chic and I figured I can wear a slouchy belt with it or leggings in the fall.
And such beautiful detail.

Check out their website

and register to get a 25 dollar gift coupon.
They also have a Facebook page
And a Pinterest board

Happy Thursday!