Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween Decor Done Right

 Happy Monday ya'll! That was done in my cheeriest Monday voice I could muster. I think I'm going to start posting these types of things on Mondays because they make me happy:

Anywho, I promised you guys last week I would show you some pictures of the decorating we did a few weeks ago for Halloween. We bought everything at the dollar store and used spray paint to customize, as usual.

"name your poison" lowballs for weekend festivites. 

entryway spider webs & pumpkin. 

love. gold. skeletons. he's sitting up on our sugar. 

anddddd another greets you at our front door. 

oversized fishbowl with rope became the nest for gold-dipped spiders. kind of disgusting & kinda wonderful all at the same time. 

spiders in bar branches. 

i spy. [this one keeps freaking me out because i forget it's there..i'm a total chicken]

gold skull repeat. i have one in my room year round, it's not just a halloween treat anymore!
wouldn't be a holiday without leopard. 

hairbows and bowtie placemats. 

had to be sorta traditional, so here are some punkins...weenie style!  marley loves his silhouette with glitter. 

our weekend was filled with pumpkin carving  painting while we sipped on fall-inspired adult drinks (out of our poison cups, of course), spiced pumpkin cake, and lots of laughter with wonderful friends. I also got to stop by my old workplace and bring some treats for them while they got everything set up for the holidays. Not to mention, USC lost. Perfect weekend! The only thing that could have been better was a little Hocus Pocus. TV has been slow to get started with halloween this year and i'm having major problems with that.

keep calm and survive monday,


Friday, October 12, 2012

Guest Post at Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

I'm happy to say that today I'm doing my very first guest blog post today for Hannah of  Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget. I've followed her blog for quite some time, and was excited to be able to post for her while she's off to NYC.  If you don't already follow her, I suggest you put her on your blog roll-- it won't disappoint! I'm only a little jealous that her views are looking something like this:

and mine is looking like this:

See ya'll over there, and have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fall Tablescapes

Entertaining is one of my absolute favorite things to do, especially this time of year! It's so wonderful to be able to have friends and family over to share some treats, drinks, and hopefully good laughs that you can remember year round. There's just something about this cold weather that makes us want to nestle together and enjoy loved ones' company. In fact, I'm having some close friends over this weekend to carve pumpkins, eat dinner, and watch a scary move to get us in the mood for Halloween. And by scary I mean Hocus Pocus..that's my jam! 

Today, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite tablescapes that I've pinned over the past few months. Most of them aren't geared specifically toward the holidays, but you could certainly add seasonal items to the mix. [i.e. white pumpkins, gold skeletons/skulls, pine cones, etc.] Sometimes it's nice not to be so focused on the season or theme, but just go with what feels right. Just like it's sometimes nice to see a Christmas tree decorated in bright colors, your holiday table can bring in that same feel without being super literal. Enjoy!


the perfect fall table setting. i love the idea of the menus being tucked into beautiful napkins. it's just a small personal touch that will make your guests feel like they were truly planned for!

love this neutral setup.

moody and fallish with hop vines and mini pumpkins.

this is like a JA table setting..happy, bright, and chic. still brings in some of those colors that invoke the feeling of fall in us. 

fancy shmancy. 

add some white pumpkins and gold skulls...dunzo. 

these candles in wine bottles could give a cool spooky feel off at your table. 


Later this week, I'll be sharing with you some decor that we've put up around the house to get it feeling like fall. We used mainly champagnes, white, and gold..but are trying to figure out how to infuse a little orange or yellow in the mix. 

happy fall, time to go sweater shopping!


Monday, October 1, 2012

Kitchen Design

Hey ya'll!

Wanted to share a picture that I posted on my Facebook today which got major love.  Thanks, everyone! It's from a recent new construction project our firm has been working on, and it's been my little baby for the past 6 months or so! I love this house so much and was so entrenched in every detail that I could practically rebuild it with no notes. Dedication..ha! 

Anyway, here's the photo I shared of the kitchen today:

I hardly ever post photos of what I work on with our clients & I can't begin to tell you why! Here's to me starting, promise.

I'll share a few more of my favorite highlights of the house later this week, so check back!