Monday, January 31

Friday, January 28

REAL HOUSES OF ATLANTA

I know most of you have seen this house before, but I LOVE it and just like to revisit it every now and then to oooh and ahhh. This is Meredith's cousins home off of collier road.

Isn't she precious?
I would give an arm for this chevron settee
I love how calm and crisp this house is. I am dying for meredith to take us to visit in person! Their home was featured in the January 2010 issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine.

Thursday, January 27

Valentines Day

Some people LOVE it, Some people HATE it either way its coming up! I have had some requests to post gifts for this special day. I guess first I need to tell you that I think Valentines Day is not a day for gifts necessarily; it is a day for expressing your feelings. Cheese-ball I know but its true. Some people choose to do this through gifts, others through dinner & flowers.
Here are some gifts for the ladies:
flowers

NOTE: It would mean even more if it weren't the standard roses but maybe her favorite flower or plant

Love Letter

Last year wesley wrote me an old fashioned love letter, he even folded it like we did in high school. It is probably my favorite valentines ever!

chocolates or her favorite sweet
NOTE: NOT A BOX OF CHOCOLATES...EVER!

Dinner
NOTE: Going out or Cooking at home for your girl would be nice. Set some candles and play some music to set a romantic tone. AND if your going out in ATL you better get on a list somewhere soon.

Anything Spa

NOTE: Manicure, Pedicure, Facial, Massage it doest matter girls like to go to the spa! If you book a couples massage you get double the points!

Trip
NOTE: You do not have to go to California for this. There are some great Wineries up in North Georgia. Frogtown & Chateau Elan to name a couple.

One of these prints from Made By Girl

Jewelry

I love these Dogeared Necklaces. So sweet & dainty. Also makes good bridesmaids gifts ; )
or go BIG with Diamonds
NOTE: I have a friend that says "Start out like you can hold out" so be prepared to go BIG next year too!

And For the Guys:
This is really hard because I really don't think V-Day is a gift holiday for the boys...BUT if you want to do something so you aren't empty handed here are some ideas.

Cool Beer
NOTE: Fresh Market, Whole Foods and World Market have create your own 6 pack options with tons of domestic and imported beer to choose from.

Framed Picture
NOTE: Most guys dont take the time to print out pics and frame them; this is a good opportunity to frame a keeper for him.

Movie or CD
The new Amos Lee CD just came out if thats his style

Tickets
Tickets to a concert, comedy show, movie, anything you could do together...together is the key!
NOTE: Remember you are saying its V-Day and I want to show you I want to spend more time with you 'cause I like you...BABY!

For Both
Photo Book
Dating? What about a Key
Not a key to your heart kinda thing, but a key to your place. Maybe your ready to take that step?

I know Wesley has already made plans for the 14th but he is keeping me guessing as to what we will do. Are you getting your other something special? I would love to hear your ideas!


Wednesday, January 26

JACKPOT

Monday OPRAH announced that she had a half sister. The sister had been looking for her for 4 years and finally found her. OPRAH has no other living siblings and no kids.
This lady just hit the JACKPOT. I mean that is better than winning the lottery! OPRAH's long lost sister are you kidding me?



Monday, January 24

Knock- Offs

The other day I was walking through Crate & Barrel and saw these pictures and thought how pretty they would be in our bedroom. Then I checked the price and they were $250 each...total $500 for something I knew I could do!









With a little paint and some time here is what I came up with for about $40

Friday, January 21

REAL HOUSES OF ATLANTA

Remember this house I showed you in August? Well it has gone on the market and now we get to peek inside. And the inside does not disappoint.
Beautiful Mirror

Look at those Fancy chairs... Im pretty sure they have children...How do they keep them clean?

ahhhhh bliss

Thursday, January 20

Snow Mountain



In celebration of MLK Day we took the kids to Snow Mountain.

The family tube was the best
Reese fit perfect in her little tube
Stu about to go down
Lanier getting ready

down she goes
Jen with her girls
So after a week off school being snowed in and Monday being a holiday the mini-trip was a hit with the kids. They were ready to get out of the house and do something different.It was fun to have their mom with us on this adventure.I would say it's a little overpriced but worth it for the little ones.

Wednesday, January 19

Traffic Court- BOO

Today I had to appear in Traffic Court for a stop sign violation ticket associated with my little wreck. I would like to share the top 5 things I learned about Traffic Court.

1. I could have worn Jeans

2. NEVER pass a school bus- that fine is $500

3. Pack more than 2 magazines and some thank you notes to get you through the wait

4. HOLLIE HILL was the ONLY name pronounced correctly due to the rest of my amigos being foreign.

5. Bring your own Pen to write with and keep it hidden so you dont have to share.....EWWWW

My advice to you... go the speed limit and obey the traffic laws because that is the LAST place you want to go! Safe Driving!

Tuesday, January 18

World Market

The other day I stopped in World Market to check on a rug my friend Rebecca had found. While there I found tons of great things

These rugs are really cute in person and arent too thick. I dont like really thick rugs something about them gives me the creeps.

This is the one we were trying to use for her space
The only downside of these rugs are they are One size fits All. 4 x 6

I LOVE this little side table