Saturday, November 17, 2012

Saturday Announcement

Hey there, everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

I am here with a little announcement!  As of Monday, I will be blogging from my new venture -- Inspiration Affirmation.  I will be letting you all know why I have decided to do this in my post there in a couple of days, but I wanted to give you all a heads-up!  I am so thrilled about so many other things that go along with starting this new blog, and I hope you will be just as excited as I am!  Looking forward to seeing you over there soon!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Room Translation: I Love Eclectic

Happy Friday!  :-)

I'm here, of course, with another Room Translation for ya.  Get excited, people!

I love this space!  It's mis-matchy, it's fun, and best of all, it works, fiercely!  I mean, this room is to-die-for.  That gold mirror really stands out to me when I look at this photo, and of course that glorious rug.  Plus all of the beautifully-styled accents; I mean, I am in.heaven!  ;-)  And now, the translation...


Settee -- Burke Decor
Mirror -- Layla Grayce
Table Lamp -- Scully & Scully
Pillow -- The Future Perfect
Rug -- Farsinet

I hope you all enjoy your weekend!  Sending lots of love your way!

What is your favorite part of this room?  Are you a sucker for eclectic style, like me?


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Woodsy Vacation Home #1

Hey, there!  :-)

Head on over to my other blog Inspiration Affirmation for today's post -- I'm talking inspiration for our someday-woodsy vacation home!  Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Something Good

I am not good at remembering this.  My husband is, but for the most part, not me.  Sometimes, I have a tendency to let one thing change the course of my day... do you know what I mean?  Not necessarily little things, like when someone cuts me off while I'm driving, or is impatient with me when I shop.  But things that are a little bit when I unintentionally offend someone who is important to me, or when I argue with my mom.  These things have a tendency to alter how I feel about my day.

I have definitely gotten better at this over the years -- especially since my husband and I first got together, since he is just a genuinely positive person.  The other night, we watched the movie The Secret and I was struck by the notion that so much of life revolves around the concept of positive thinking.  My mom, of course, has been telling me all along, as she is such a uniquely optimistic person, as well.  But I have most often spent so much time and energy on things that bother me, rather than 
thanking God for all of the many blessings in my life.

Case in point: Over the past few months that I have been in school, I have been working on a paper for one of my classes that is worth a quarter of my overall course grade.  This paper = a big deal.  I worked away at it for many hours, days, sleepless nights.  I turned it in, and last week I got it back.  I earned a ninety-five percent.  And I was upset.

I was so bummed that I didn't get every point that I could.  I was even more sad when the comments that my teacher made were in the "good job" realm.  My view?  Good does not equal great.  And so there I was, an 'A' on the biggest assignment of the entire semester, but I was sad!  I called my husband and told him how I was feeling, and he was ecstatic for me, because he knew that I had worked so hard on that paper.  After I thought about it for a while, I realized that this could be a teachable moment for me.  I did my best.  And that's all that matters.  And so, there's the good in that day -- my takeaway. Something to be proud of.  And I didn't let it change my entire day -- in fact, I was happy, and happy to be happy.  It was...wonderful.

Being hard on myself has been a trend in my life.  Not finding the good in each day has been my downfall.  So, I'm making a promise to myself to find that good piece, the beautiful pebble, even in a wash of sand, and hold it tight, smiling because I have found what is important -- I have found that blessing.

How do you find the good in each day?  Are you a generally positive person, or do you struggle to let the little things go?


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

For the Kiddies

Hey there, friends!

I have started a new project -- a blog called Inspiration Affirmation!  Head on over there this morning to see a fun round-up of cute baby clothes and accessories!  :-)  I'll see ya back here tomorrow AM!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Anniversary 1

Good morning, friends!  Happy Monday to you!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, filled with friends, family, and all that good stuff.  :-)

I want to take today to wish my loving husband a Happy Anniversary.  This was our first year of marriage, and it sure has been an amazing year.

From meeting in high school, to dating in college; to getting engaged, and tying the knot...  And here we are, happy as can be, and more in love than ever.

I never thought I could be so happy, never thought that I would find anyone who truly loved me for me -- flaws and all!  There is no one kinder, more generous, more understanding, or more heroic in my life.  Plus he's the funniest person I have ever met, so that's pretty awesome, too!  ;-)

Happy Anniversary, my love!  I am thankful, grateful, and incredibly blessed for every day that I spend by your side!  I love you!


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Brass Beds

There's something so cozy about a brass bed, don't you think?  My favorite is when one of these beds is implemented into a cabin room...just lovely.  Full of charm, shine, and do I even have to mention that beautiful warm color...brass beds are my friend.  The following pictures are of said brass beds that I would like to become my new friends.  Because one can never have too many friends, right?

Nice and coastal -- wouldn't this be a lovely twin boys' room?  *Dreaming here*  ;-)

Loving all of the other brass accents in the room.

Bold colors in this room match up to the warmth of the brass.

Lots of glitz here!

What a pretty frame.  And are you loving the complementary light fixture above?

What would be your go-to way to style a brass bed frame?  Cottage-y?  Modern with a bit of vintage flare?  Let me know!