November 30, 2010

Christmas House

Since I believe all of my readers (all 3 of you) are stylish, I assume you read Tobi Fairley's blog. Recently she posted some stunning pictures of last year's Christmas House in Atlanta. I immediately fell in love with the house and had to share some of her pictures on here as well. Enjoy!
A stunning entry
Love the tree bursting with ornaments
This bathroom is a dream come true in my book
A stove to die for
I like the contrast of the dark wood and the white cabinetry. And that built in hutch, I die!
This island is exactly what I want, enough room at the end for a few seats
Love the rug and x benches
I like how the drapes are hung right against the ceiling and can be pulled all the way back to show off the windows
Last but certainly not least, a drool worthy outdoor fireplace

November 23, 2010

'Tis the Season

Yes my dear friends, it is that time of year to start dragging out the boxes and boxes of Christmas decorations. If you need a little inspiration take a look at the spread below. This is a Houston home styled by Sandra Lucas featured in the Holiday 2010 Traditional Home magazine. You can also see the same home styled in its everyday elegance here (it is the Rivercrest home). I hope you enjoy this space as much as I do.

I love the simple elegance of this fireplace.

The rug and tree decor are definitely my style.
A fireplace in the kitchen, yes please!

This firepit is on my wishlist.

November 19, 2010


For those of you that recall the post I wrote a while back about my dogs sleeping in bed with me, here is visual proof. My husband snapped this a while back and I recently found it on his phone.
Well Owen, the big brown dog, has taken it a step further and now likes to sleep horizontally on my pillow, literally leaving me with no room to rest my head. Last night was the last straw, hate to break it to you Ownsie but no more pillow sleeping for you.

November 16, 2010

Freshen Up Your Holiday Party

I came across this page in the latest Town&Country (still loving the new editor's work!) and had to share. I love reading little tips like this and trying to incorporate them into my life.

Sorry for the poor tear, but you should be able to click on the picture to enlarge. Cheers!

November 10, 2010

Find Your Happy

The other night at our Junior League meeting we had a little ice breaker where we wrote down things that make us happy and then had to find our match with somebody else in the room. This was very thought provoking on my part because I don’t know that I necessarily have favorites, but I gave it a shot. Below is my list that I wanted to share with you. What is your happy?

What COLOR makes you happy? I don’t know that I have a particular color that makes me happy, but usually when I see things that are pink they bring a smile to my face.

What FOOD makes you happy? I put wine down for this answer, but everyone told me that wasn’t a food. Boo hiss! So my next choice would be a piece of toast with creamy peanut butter on top. I love the way the peanut butter melts into a gooey mess on the bread.

What TV SHOW makes you happy? Any show that makes me laugh makes me happy. These days I have been hooked on reruns of King of Queens. The characters on the show hit close to home and Doug just cracks me up.

What BOOK makes you happy? After the events of 9-11 I heard about a book called Love, Greg and Lauren. Lauren was severely burned in one of the towers and was given little chance of survival. The book chronicles emails her husband Greg wrote to friends and family on Lauren’s status. What I loved about the book was the courage and love the husband had. This is one of those books you will want to read again.

What SONG makes you happy? If I had to narrow down my love of music to one song that makes me happy I would pick Summertime by Wil Smith (known back then as DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince). Everytime I hear that song it brings me back to my high school days where I didn’t have a worry in the world.

What HOLIDAY makes you happy? Christmas time makes me happy, my favorite part is buying gifts for loved ones. I don’t just buy gifts to have something to give, I really put a lot of thought into what I buy, making sure each gift fits its recipient. I also love the chance to drag out all my decorations and bring cheer to my home.

What SMELL makes you happy? Anything that smells like the beach makes me happy. No question about it.

What WEATHER makes you happy? The sun has such a huge impact on my mood. When its out I can’t help be happy and when it is hiding behind clouds so is my smile.

November 9, 2010

Gwyn Goes Country

Gwyneth Paltrow hit the premiere of her new movie "Country Strong" in Nashville on Monday night wearing a little black dress by Ralph Rucci that was sheer along her ribcage and down to her bellybutton. I don't know if I love the dress but I am loving her hair and makeup in this picture.

November 4, 2010

A New Director in Town

I am late to the game on this post but an article in the September Fast Company magazine (yes, I am just now getting around to reading it!) featured Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, the new Director of Fashion for Lincoln Center. What does that title mean? This year New York's fall fashion week moved from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center and Stephanie, 39, was in charge of the whole shabang, pretty cool job.

A few months back I posted about the new look of Town & Country magazine and Stephanie was included in the pictures. If you have a few minutes I suggest reading the Fast Company article, it talks about Wolkoff's tenure at Vogue. And yes, her grandfather is the infamous jeweler Harry Winston. You can also catch a glimpse of her Park Avenue home here.

I love that even at 6'1" she still wears high heels.

November 2, 2010

A Little More Dinky

Owen's nickname of late has been Dinky, just can't help but call him that. Last night I was sitting on the couch messing around on my Mac and he kept bringing me his little pink ball to throw. He was obsessed with catching the ball so much that he wore himself out. I snapped this picture quickly with my phone and had to share.

I also snapped this picture of him the other day, I just love how pretty his hair is these days.

November 1, 2010


I don’t think I have mentioned much lately about my latest fitness routine. For the past month and a half I have been doing a bootcamp three days a week at 5:30 in the morning. Yes it is early but it is worth it, ensures I get my workout done for the day before meetings and excuses creep into my schedule. I really like the classes, mainly because I don’t have to think about what exercise I need to do, the instructor leads us from one move to the next, for an hour straight.

This morning our workout consisted of using pumpkins for various exercises. At first I thought no problem, but after a half hour my pumpkin felt like it weighed 20 pounds and by the end of the hour my shoulders were crying for mercy. Another bonus for the camp is that I really like our instructor, she always has new workouts planned for us and keeps us on our toes. She also uses all kinds of new techniques like ropes and slosh tubes that are incorporated into functional training.

If you are local to Norman and want to shake up your workouts I definitely suggest giving this camp a try, you won’t be disappointed.
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