Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Friday/New Year's Eve!

Happy New Year's Eve friends.  It has been such a great year and I want to personally thank each of you for the daily visits and encouraging words. My blogging journey has been such a great adventure and I couldn't do it without you.

Now let's go grab some champagne and welcome a new year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

My new watch necklace.

Urban Outfitters

A must for my New Year's Eve outfit, no?

Josh likes to call me Flavor Flav every time I wear it. But as for me, I just call it dang cute. Tell me, when would be a better time to wear one than on the one night you're frantically watching the clock? I shall wear my Flavor Flav necklace and wear it proud.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday in Photos

Exhausted from the holidays...

But excited for the NYE festivities...

And thankful for such an awesome year.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

DIY: Simple New Year's Party Lanterns!

If you're having trouble coming up with a festive centerpiece or overall NYE party decorations you might want to try this extremely simple lantern tutorial.

All you need is...

• Tape or needle and thread
• Scissors
• Pack of foil doilies ( around $2 a pack, the larger ones work best)

Simply cut out the already made pattern and remove whatever parts you want light shining through. Tape together each 'leaf' or side with a small piece of tape or you can sew the ends if you wish. Add a metal bottom tea light candle and you're done!

I warned you it was simple, now go enjoy your handmade ambiance!

Photos and Tutorial Via

Friday, December 24, 2010

Have a Wonderful Holiday!

Have a wonderful holiday!! Josh and I will be making our yearly trek to the parent's and grandparent's houses for the rest of the week. I look forward to catching up with you on Monday. In the meantime, enjoy these festive posts from around the web. Cheers!

Pick up a few of these West Elm ornaments ( On Sale!)

A little history about the custom of hanging stockings here.

Check out this awesome felt ball wreath.

This is someone's actual Christmas decor. Dear Lord!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Apples to Apples

My new favorite game ;)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Delectable Holiday Dessert

This Christmas I'm making my staple holiday dessert- the Candy Cane Cake. It's always tends to be a hit and always looks so pretty sitting on the dessert table!:)

I have to make another cake and can't decide what to go with. Got any good suggestions?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

On The Wish List...

Another biggie on my wish list this year is this House of Harlow Gold/Leather Aztec Bangle by Nicole Richie. How cute are these? I could see myself wearing one from work to a weekend party. I've asked santa for the one in black :)

Here are a few gals we all know sporting one:

Annalynne Mccord  (on the set of 90210)
Ashley Simpson Wentz

Monday, December 13, 2010

Stylish Winter Coat

This Christmas I've asked for a durable yet stylish winter jacket. I'm officially sick and tired of wearing my ratty ole' Northface jacket everyday to work (that I got 6 years ago in college no less). It just doesn't scream 'I'm a serious business woman' if ya know what I mean :) You can never go wrong with a good peacoat ( see J.Crew's version here).

What style of jacket is your main 'go-to' everyday?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Inspirational Christmas Decor


When I saw this image I fell so in love that I instantly wanted to do the same (except my ribbons were red instead of white). If you celebrate Christmas what decor are you putting up for the season?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Card Inspiration

As you all know I am never one for tradition, so why should creating my very first holiday card be any different? Behold, I bring you my official Christmas card inspiration! Yes, it's wacky, but I can't bear to go the generic Christmas card route. I just can't do it...

Once I saw Glee's greeting card I was done. I set up an at-home photo shoot and came up with my own little take on it. And as he usually does, my oh so patient hubby just laughed and went along with it, God bless him :)

Stay tuned! I'll show you my finished card in a few days.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

War Eagle

Rolling Toomer's Corner

Our team (Auburn Tigers) just won the SEC Championship! Hopefully this will be not be the last rolling of Toomer's Corner we get to have. On to the national championship ye olde Tigers!

So many of my friends think it's hilarious how crazy my family is over Auburn football. I guess you could say it runs deep in our blood. My grandpa played for Auburn right before he was drafted for the Army during the Vietnam War. I can't help but to sport the orange and blue!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! I wanted to share this pic of my brother's homecoming and the awesome little banner my sis-in-law's kindergarten class put together for's it cute?

I hope you all have a wonderful friday!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thanksgiving Vacay: Part 3

Front row: Grandmother, Mom, Me, sis-in-law Janie. Back row: Dad, hubby Josh, and brother Ryan.

Alas, we finally made it to New Bern!

Something To Try For The Holidays...

How cute would this fur stole be for a festive holiday party? I actually have a vintage (and real..gulp) stole that my grandmother gave me years ago. I think I can finally wear it in a trendy way instead of looking like a child  playing dress up!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving Vacay: Part 2

We decided to make a stop in Wilmington, NC to see the USS North Carolina Battleship and take a tour the town. I was so pumped to get on that ship!

But once we got there they had closed off the gates and stopped selling the tickets. I was soo depressed.

But I had come all this way and then, as it usually does, my persistence took over...

I saw a child coming down the ramp to the exit only doors ( there were no door handles on my side), and just as quickly as he opened the door I impulsively jumped on to the deck and scurried up the ramp to the ship. I felt like such a rebel!

With my size the crew probably thought I was just a kid and ignored me, but unfortunately Josh and his 6'5" self couldn't make it without being noticed. So I relished in my rebellious moment and toured the ship by myself. It was a blast!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving Vacay: Part 1

On our way to my brother's house we took a detour over to Myrtle Beach, SC. It was COLD but absolutely beautiful. We were so anxious to get out of the car after so many hours and enjoyed walking barefoot on the sand. ( Sorry about the giant arm shadow..we couldn't find anyone to take our pic!)

I'll post more of our vacay as well as my adventures of sneaking onto a battleship tomorrow ;)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thank You!

My sweet friend over at Notes From Holly St. has given me the honor of The Versatile Blog & Stylish Blogger Award. Thank you dear friend! And while I'm still scratching my head as to why, I am so proud and thankful for the continued loyalty and support I get everyday.

To complete my acceptance I must post 7 facts about myself. Here ya go!

1. I can say my ABC's backwards in less than 15 seconds.

2. My husband has been my best friend since middle school.

3. My favorite foods are chicken salad and cereal.

4. When I moved to Atlanta to go to college at The Art Institute I didn't know a single soul in the city or in school. I'll admit it now..I was scared to death.

5. I have a weird gift of communicating with animals. My mom says she used to catch me in our pasture, surrounded by cows. I would have baby calves sucking on my fingers and would be chatting it up with 'their parents' ( as I called them), amazingly I never got trampled!

6. One of my top life goals is to find a meteorite.

7. Growing up I wanted to be named Julie so bad that instead of changing my name ( like I wanted), I just used the name for every pet I owned. I owned Julie the dog, Julie the fish, Julie the rabbit, Julie the bird, Julie the frog and Julie the fish.

Hope you have learned a little more about me with these silly little facts. And thank you again my dear readers for all of your wonderful emails and sweet comments, I live for them! I plan on posting a few photos from our awesome Thanksgiving vacay tomorrow. I hope you have a great day!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

My dear friends, what are your Thanksgiving plans this year? Traveling to another state or possibly inviting the whole family over? Whatever you do I hope you have a wonderful time spending time with your friends and family. Sink in and enjoy them....

On that note, I have decided to take a little siesta from my blog for about a week. Hubby and I are leaving tomorrow for the 10 hour roadtrip to go spend Thankgsiving with my brother, who just returned from his 6 month deployment. Out of respect, I'm going to do my best to take this little time we all have together to dive in with my family and stay away from blogging, tweeting, etc. I can't really see my grandmother being happy with me sneaking away for even one second to blog ( which I'm still trying to get her to grasp the meaning).

I'll be sure to return with fun photos and stories to share with you in a few days. Til then, Happy Thanksgiving my dear friends!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Have An Adventurous Weekend

 Friends, what is your Saturday and Sunday going to be filled with? Fun and friends? Cleaning and organizing? Whatever you may get into I hope if fills your soul. That's the best way I can describe the moment I first laid eyes on Lake Tahoe ( above), it filled my soul. Ahhhh...

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Oh Joy, It's Friday!

Hi my dear friends, what are you getting into this weekend? I'm headed to Atlanta to visit my best gal friend. I do enjoy heading to my old stomping grounds from time to time :) I think we are heading to CB2 and a ton of other wonderful stores to get started on our Christmas shopping. 

Thought you might enjoy this neat idea.

And get a laugh out of this ( and use it on your friends)

And find this strange yet very interesting.

have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Congrats Royal Lovebirds!

I'm sure you've already seen it on every channel but in the case you have been living under a rock, Price William just proposed to his 'commoner' girlfriend Kate Middleton. Now what's so funny to me is how every media outlet keeps referring to her as a 'commoner'. I realize it just means that she doesn't already have a title but seriously folks, isn't there another name you can call the poor girl? l As if we live in the dark ages and they're marrying to form alliances between two countries? Pu-leez.

Enough about that...let's talk about something more fun. Oh, I know. That a-mazing rock!

The Perfect Little Cottage


I've fallen in love! How perfect is this little sandstone cottage?  A mix of traditional 1880 house and contemporary refurbishment, this house is absolutely to die for.

What 'style' home to you dream of owning?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Brother's Deployment...

This just in! My brother just sent me this picture of him during his deployment, one of the only few pictures that he was actually in during his time. I can't help but to be proud to show it off. He is on the very far left, holding the helmet.

We just found out that he is going to be home on the 16th, next week! So excited!

Have A Fun Weekend

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Love This.

How cool is this nifty lil' chart? As a graphic designer in the industry I find it very helpful when you just can't figure out what font to use.

Go HERE to zoom in and play. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lately, I've been trying to find the perfect fall western boot that doesn't scream 'I'm a cowgirl'. And while my sick obsession with camel accessories continues ( seen in this blog post ), I am definitely leaning towards camel colored boots for this season as well. 'Cause they're just oh so hot....

And I'm not going to apologize when I actually do start to look like a camel walking down the street.

Need More Daylight

According to the handly little chart over at, I get a whole 10.5 hours of daylight right now. I'm officially starting to get SAD ( literally..Seasonal Affective Disorder). I can't take this whole driving to work in the dark- coming home in the dark cycle. And it just started. Yuck.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Behold: The Lost In Sofa Chair

Lost In Sofa Chair
I stumbled upon this chair recently and couldn't help but to be mesmerised. How many times have you cursed your couch for eating your remote?  Well now, you don't have to!

Behold, the Lost In Sofa chair, created by design studio Daisuke Motogi Architecture. Their philosophy is simple: Own those cracks.
Whats your thoughts?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Terrible Family Photo For Your Enjoyment

'Cause you look like you could use a laugh, I bring you the Tillery family circa 1993. Doesn't this bunch just scream we are oh-so fashion-forward?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

J.Crew Cardigan

At the moment, I find myself continually going back and lusting over this outfit from J.Crew. How lovely is this cardigan? You can find it here.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Today = Bad News.

Today was not a very good day. It's been rough. I just found out that my brother, a 1st Lieutenant in the Marines, will more than likely not be home for Thanksgiving and his having his deployment moved back. Our whole family had planned on heading to his base at Cherry Point, NC and enjoying the holidays with him. My sis-in-law is so ready to see him she can't stand it. God bless our men in uniform...I can't wait for him to be back home! I'm leaving you with this video to watch in hopes for that day ( P.S. Grab a's a happy cry though!):

Welcome Home:  >>Click On Link To Watch Video

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween

Friends, what do you have planned for your Halloween weekend? Dressing up for a party? Football Saturday? Both? I am heading to the annual Loachapoka Syrup Sopping Festival this weekend...God bless fall festivals!

Your Weekend

Love This

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cyber Vacay

It's been a long day. I'm going on a cyber vacay. Will you join me?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Neat Idea

How cute is this? You can find the templates for your bottles at I'm going to stick one on a bottle of wine for a host gift this weekend. Shazam!
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