Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gary Spain

I have been seeing rooms decorated like these for a while now, and I just found out who is the wonderful decorator behind them: Gary Spain. The collaboration of patterns, colors, and quirky items makes for an interesting and eye-catching room.
Love this bedroom with the picture of who-knows-who as a focal point.

With all of these colors, Spain is still able to make the white pop.

Please excuse the (tasteful) naked sculpture. The wallpaper and half of the chair you can see is what I LOVE in this hallway.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Team USA! (part II)

In the spirit of USA making it as far as they did in the World Cup and the 4th of July coming up, it seems appropriate to make this post. As promised, the final product!

Buttons and beads hot glued.

The bow is from a girl's headband I found at Target.

Rhinestones and buttons glued on.

Tah dah! Happy 4th!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I can't stop watching...

As of now there aren't too many videos or posts by these girls (one some may recognize as an American Idol alum), but their song, "I Am A Girl" that they have as their theme song is so catchy! The best part about it is the music video they made. It is shot in the style of the Amazon Kindle commercials (still frame something or other...) and is absolutely adorable with all of the without-a-doubt, influential women who we all are familiar with.

I hope these two women continue to make more videos so I can slip on my own glasses and rock along with them!

A B C D E F G...

Everytime I think to take a picture of the USA letters that I made, it's always too dark outside, so I'm sorry! I'll get to them soon, but let me assure you they look presh on our red front door.

I won't disappoint in this post though because I have made another set of letters for the Breast Cancer Survivors' Network. Here's how they turned out!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I can't stop watching...

...everything on

Elaine Carroll is the mastermind behind this website and she is hilarious! I would put this girl on SNL if it was up to me. Anyway, includes 19 short episodes of Carroll's portrayal of Mary-Kate Olsen's lavish and obscure lifestyle. I personally grew up watching every Olsen production ever put onto my TV screen, so needless to say I have a soft spot for these girls, but whether you love or hate Mary-Kate, the comedic dialogue has made me laugh out loud even when no one else is around.

I'm just EXHAUSTED after this post...a nap sounds great about now.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Team USA! (part I)

Memorial Day left me feeling patriotic and a little nostalgic for the crafts that I did in LJAMS (aka my college apartment I lived in for 2 years). So after a trip today to the trifecta of craft stores - JoAnn's, Michael's, and Hobby Lobby - I made an impromptu decision to make a little patriotic decor for our front door.

Since this is Part I of this post, I'm going to walk you through what I have completed today and then have you wait until another day to see the finished product.

I picked up these 3 letters from Hobby Lobby that were about $2 per letter.

I took white acrylic paint that I had and painted the edges.

I bought 3 different scrapbook sheets of paper at Michael's for maybe 89 cents each and traced the letters onto the pieces of paper and cut them out.

I glued the paper letters onto the cardboard letters and then the fun part started!

My craft box is pretty much overflowing with supplies that I haven't touched in months so I picked out things to bedazzle the letters.

And you'll have to wait to see the finished product! I am not completely satisfied with how they have turned out so I'm adding final touches.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Happy National Running Day!

Now, please don't get me confused with that girl you know who is in shape and running 5 days a week. That's not me.

But it used to be, and it is also what I am working towards again. Anyway, I heard early on today that it was National Running Day, and although I dismissed the idea that I would even get out on the paths, it must have brought me some good luck because I ran further than I expected. Not to mention I was totally inspired by all of the other people that I saw getting their cardio on.

Whether you run, walk, crawl, or saunter to get keep your heart healthy, I hope you enjoyed National Running Day, and let's make it a promise that we'll get out there and exercise more. I mean, even the penguins are doing it...

[for more information (because I didn't just make this up):]

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


At home, we are in the process of redoing my sister's bedroom. Since she'll be turning 15 at the end of the summer, she figured there was no better time to get rid of the bubblegum pink walls that have plagued her walls since 2002.

So far she is saying that she only wants white. White walls, white desk, white bed set, whitewhitewhite. I'm having a difficult convincing her that no one decorates with ONLY white. I've found a few inspiration pictures that I hope will lead her in the right direction of choosing an accent color that doesn't have to be pink.

Suggestions are welcome, because sometimes sisters don't listen to each other :)

[from] luxe + lillies, xJavierx on flickr