Monday, October 31, 2011

When Witches Go Riding....

and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween....


HAPPY well!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Color Obsession....RED

(images via pinterest)

I do not have any red in my home, but I have to admit I love the dark, mysterious mood it sets when paired with grey and black....
Have a fantastic Thursday!  live well....

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Office Redo

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I'm ready for a serious office redo....several years ago I realized that since I work out at a local gym, I did not need an exercise room in my home too (I DO NOT exercise that much!) so I decided to sell the exercise equipment and change that room into a craft room for my children.  That way all their ribbons, beads, glue sticks could have a home and they could have a place to be creative.

Fast forward to now...I have taken over the craft room and its still somewhere between kiddo creative and adult workspace.

Over the next few weeks, I plan on pulling everything out and turning it into a way cool workspace that I will actually enjoy using!  Its full of beautiful sunlight and even has a small sitting room that would be a fantastic place for coffee in the morning!

I love the vintage/industrial feel of the office above, I think I might use it for inspiration!
I would love to hear what your home office/workspace looks like...
Have a great day!   live well...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Random Loveliness

Urban Farmhouse



Miller + McCall

Chateau du Moissac

Well, its the start of another week...hope everyone had a restful and productive weekend. 
It seems that everywhere I look these days, I'm inspired by so many lovely things...
Enjoy these... live well!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Conservatory Kitchen

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I have featured so many beautiful kitchens, but this might very well be my favorite....its warm, inviting, practical and the details are amazing.

The conservatory style celing is stunning!

Hope you are having a wonderful well!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Soft Place to Land

After 3 long nights in the Cherokee National Forest, in a tent....I could not wait to get home to my bed.  We had a wonderful time and saw some of the most beautiful scenery.  The weather was perfect and I most definitely got my nature fix. 

Hope everyone had a relaxing well!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Back to Nature

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You know how I mentioned in a previous post that I was longing to simplify my life and enjoy this time of year?? Well, it is with much nervous anticipation that we are headed camping and backpacking in the Great Smoky Mountains this weekend.  We are on fall break from school and I made a last minute (crazy) decision to get away from EVERYTHING. Don't let this impulse decision fool you.... I'm no nature girl.  I will miss my iphone, ipad, and my DVR, but I think its good for the soul to unplug and have some down time.  I'm looking forward to seeing how my girls will adapt to the wilderness...I'm sure they will do just fine!

Wish me well!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pretty and Clean

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I am totally, madly, deeply in love with this space.  Clean, crisp and the windows are just beautiful!

Have a great well!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Back to the Basics

(images via pinterest)

Something about this time of year makes me want to simplify my life. 
Enjoying the crisp early mornings, the changing of the leaves, apple cinnamon bread baking in the oven and the hint of firewood burning in the air....
Fast forward to my real life which involves business commitments, lunch marketing meetings, dance class, softball tournaments, spelling tests and the stray 6th grade Egypt project that involves creating a SARCOPHAGUS??? 

I will just dream of the images above and keep trying to get there....

Hope everyone is having a wonderful well...

Monday, October 10, 2011

More Miller + McCall.....

(images courtesy of  Miller + McCall)

A few more gorgeous pieces from Miller + McCall....

Hope you had a beautiful weekend...

live well....

Thursday, October 6, 2011


(images courtesy of Miller McCall)

Well as if I wasn't busy enough...I have been collaborating on a special little project.... 

Miller McCall has the most amazing vintage inspired religious style necklaces, earrings and bracelets.  I worked with them to design the jewelry here, and I'm so proud to finally show it to you...Please, please tell me what you think!

Also, please go to ETSY, check out the shop and see the entire won't be sorry!

live well...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

That Golden Glow

(images via pinterest)

Loving all things gold and sparkly right now....

Have a wonderful Wednesday, live well....

Monday, October 3, 2011

Good Morning Monday and a Happy Day!

Hope everyone is having a great Monday so far...loved these smoky, romantic pictures...

It just so happens to be my 13th wedding anniversary today!  Happy Day!

live well...