Thursday, June 30, 2011

Emily's Girls

I'm obsessed with this print to say the very least!
I love printings like this and what is even better about this one is it is inspired by one of my favorite authors, Emily Giffin!

Inslee Haynes is a super talented artist who makes gorgeous stationary, invitations, prints and calendars out of her beautiful drawings.  

Take a look at one of my other favorites!
I think that could be me sitting there with my Emily Giffin books on the beach!
I really think I must find a place for these prints in my house, what do you think?

Go visit her website to check out her beautiful work yourself!


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Elegant Summer

Have you heard of The Elegant Setting?!
I'm in LOVE!  Just look at some of the fun summer items…

What Marylander wouldn't love these?!

Perfect beach towel

How about some fun linen napkins for summer dining?

In my opinion, you can never have enough hand towels for the powder room

This would be perfect to put all your belongings in for a trip to the lake…
oh how I want a trip to Maine in the summer!

These would be perfect for a beach house!

And you know, I can never have too much stationary!

Check out all the other fun gifts at The Elegant Setting, not just for summer, but for all year round!
Too many perfect hostess gifts to count!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday Treats: Bridal Shower Goodies

Wedding Season is Rockin' & Rollin'!

This past weekend we had a family shower for my sister.  It was so nice to get the girls on both sides of the family together.
Me with the Guest of Honor

With our beautiful Mom

And our awesome Granny!

Bride with her future MIL and Mom

Bride with future GMIL, MIL, Mom, and Granny

Bride and I with one of our very favorite "cousins"

Girl cousins on my mom's side
How funny is this?!  One of the girls gave Lindsey a Kate Middleton face!

 Now for the treats!
Cupcakes made by my cousin, Kelly

How adorable are they?!

And the GORGEOUS cake my Aunt Karen made!  She is so crafty and beautiful, both on the inside and out!

And you KNOW this was my favorite…mini bottles of wine for favors!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Oh La La!

So, a little recap of our Bachelorette Weekend for my little sissy! 

Fun shirts designed for our big night out in the bride's wedding color!

The whole bunch (minus one, who's flight was delayed :( )

Drinks on rooftop of Boathouse before dinner

Our little Bride-to-Be at dinner with a signature drink!

Of course we had to enjoy a cocktail for happy hour at a beach bar

The Bride got us the cutest little gifts...

Monogrammed Croakies from Marley Lilly!  

Getting ready for her Lingerie Shower…Pat is going to be one lucky little guy!

I found this cute little lingerie bag and had it designed with her soon to be name filled with some pretty bridal goodies!  

Here is a close up.  In case you wanted to know, you can find these at Personalization Mall for your little bride-to-be's!

Getting ready for our night out in Charleston, SC

What a great group of girls and tons of fun!
Now, if only, I could feel like I was 21 again!  
Cheers to our Bride!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mi Casa is Su Casa

Come on in! 
As I promised many of you, here are some pictures of my home.
Still much to do, as I plan on sharing more pictures with you once Daph starts Home Tour Tuesdays again and I have some more accomplished in here.
However, I think I've done pretty good with just being in this house for 8 months and basically starting from scratch (minus a bed and dresser!).  

Sittin area off of kitchen

Dining room…impatiently awaiting a sideboard!

Living room

Kitchen (excuse the mess, it was after the bridal shower)

More Living Room

Powder Room (one of my painting projects with Mom)

Dining room, again

Basement "Family Room"

Guest Room

Master Bedroom

Master Bath

Guest Bath

Hallway upstairs

Totally forgot to take pictures of the office.  
Don't worry…I'm sure Daph will have a post on that!
As you can see, lots more to do, but so far I love my house and LOVE decorating it! 
Stop on by, I love company anytime!