August 29, 2014

Fashion Friday // BHG Style

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jeans (similar here)  // sweater // necklace // heels (similar here & here)

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jeans // shirt // necklace (similar here & here) // flats(similar)

Happy Friday and yay for the start of a long weekend!  It's always nice to get the first week of school behind us.  Both kids started new after school activities too this week, so it's been a week of adjusting schedules and trying to find a routine again.  But besides being a bit tired, everyone is adjusting well.

Today for my Fashion Friday post, I thought I would talk a little about my wardrobe for our Better Homes and Gardens photoshoot.  Honestly, this was the hardest part of the whole process for me. After I spoke to the wonderful editor and art director at BHG and found out they were coming (ekkk), I immediately started thinking about what I would wear.  And by the way, the people at BHG were so kind and helpful with wardrobe suggestions, and really made me feel so comfortable and made this whole process such a awesome experience!  (But I still stressed a bit about what to wear :)

You know how it is when you are in search of specific pieces, it's like the hardest task ever, but when you're casually walking into a store just browsing, you love everything!  I think I hit every store in Houston and we have some awesome shopping venues here, but had very little success.  Thank goodness for online shopping!  So above are my three outfits that I had ready for the stylist the morning of the shoot.  Which would you choose for a December issue and still look like you're at home?  Oh, and did I mention that my two kiddos were in the picture too, so I had to coordinate with them as well :)  More behind the scenes and what I wore coming soon!


August 26, 2014

master bedroom // current state

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There are a couple of rooms in my home that I have never shared on this blog before and my master bedroom is one of them.  And here's why.  When we moved to our current home 3 years ago, we sold our master bedroom furniture and bought this sleigh bed, which is a gorgeous bed.  But a few months after I purchased it, upholstered headboards became really popular and I feel in love with them!  I was past the point of being able to return this bed and didn't think I would get my money back selling it and my husband thought I was crazy wanting to change beds again :)  So my plans for this room came to a halt and I have not done much in this space except add this mirror and a few pillows.  

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This chair is so old and not the prettiest, but we just can't get rid of it because it is so super comfortable!  So, it is still with us on the opposite side of the room.
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So, my plan for this room is to one day move this bed and bedding up to our guest room and then get an upholstered headboard and new bedding for our room.  But for now I'm ok with this room and finally decided to share it.  Do you have rooms and design ideas like this?

Have a great day!

P.S.  I am in the process of getting a new camera and if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them.  My camera now does great close up, but when I try to photograph a whole room I can't get the clarity and crisp pictures I want.  So any suggestions you have would be great!

August 20, 2014

Back To School Ice Cream Party

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Since we are in the last few days our summer break, I decided a little back to school ice cream party would be a fun way to wrap up our summer!   A couple of simple DIYs did the trick to give our party some personal touches.

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I decided to dress up our sugar cones with a little piece of scrapbook paper.  I simply folded a big 12x12 sheet in fours and cut.  One of the cut pieces was a perfect fit for my cones.  We couldn't find any fun ice cream bowls, so I decided to add some polka dots to plain white throw away bowls to add a fun touch.

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And of course my little helper was with me every step of the way :)

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And this guy wasn't so interested in the DIY projects or setting up, but he was more than happy to dig in!

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Have a beautiful day!