Tuesday, May 31, 2011

We Copy to Learn

That's what Sarah tells us. It makes sense too. You find an artist whose work you love, and copy one of their paintings to learn how to create the same effect. So, I copied this Kenton Nelson painting (original here. It was also in Something's Gotta Give - above the fireplace in the bedroom!).

Kenton Nelson Swimsuit Painting

I'm really happy with the way it turned out. It's hanging over my fireplace mantel now!

Also, Sandi has been learning to paint like Kelly Reemtsen. She has done some wonderful stuff, but decided she would try something totally original. So I modeled for her!

Buzz Off

Then she gave it to me! It's in my dining room!

I've been enjoying my painting classes so much! Of course, it helps that I have such a wonderful teacher! Check out the Lemley House Art Guild blog to see works by some of the other wonderful artists!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day, Y'all!

I'll be sunbathing in my swimming pool (which does not look like this), sipping on a Coke Zero (yum!), and eating grilled chicken!

Have a good one!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pin(ch) Me!

So I've been "pinning for a few weeks now, and I can't stop! Oh the things you can find on Pinterest!

Source: google.com via Zesty on Pinterest

And there's so much more to be found! Not a member? Let me know and I'll send you an invite! Already a member? Look me up here. And don't forget to let me know where you are - I just love to find inspiration!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Classic Southern Design

Can my next house puh-lease look like this?

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At least on the outside - I could SO put that on the ocean. Um...assuming I do get to move there one day.

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AND a white kitchen with an antler chandelier? Be still my heart....

Classic Southern Design 2

Go check out the Southern Living Article. The rest of the house is beautiful too!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Country Chic

Elle Decor May 2008

And yes, I totally want that pig! (But maybe I would spray paint him white...)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bienvenidos a La Fiesta! (Welcome to the Party!)

I love Anthropologies newest fashion set...I think.

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I mean, in part it reminds me of summer barbecues....

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But then, it also reminds me a little bit of mission trips to Mexico when I was in high school.

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Had a lot of fun on those!

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Also reminds me of a sorority luau we had my freshman year. Also fun!

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So I want to go to Anthropologie's party. In that shack on the beach.

Join the party here.

See other Anthropologie posts here!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Quote Me


....or you can buy a dog!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy Place

Coastal Living on the water

I wish I had this view everyday!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fashions to Furnishings: Under the Sun with Anthropologie

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All fashions (and then some) available here. All furnishings here.

View all Fashions to Furnishings here!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Modern-Day Ariel?

I found this in my morgue the other day. So in love with it! Sometimes I'm afraid to paint something I love so much (what if I mess up?).


Took me forever to remember where it came from, but I finally found it here (the other images are incredible too!).

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Keri Russell's Naturally Chic Home

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Keri Russell at Home 1

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I'm loving Keri Russell's home with all it's natural elements and clean, easy vibe. It's in the June Elle Decor. I keep checking my mailbox hoping my new issue will be there!

All photos courtesy of Elle Decor.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tropical Vintage with a Bohemian Twist

I love how this room feels totally modern and retro at the same time!

Tropical Vintage with a Bohemian Twist

Monday, May 2, 2011


I'm constantly inspired by my collection of vintage cameras, and I've been saving images of fabulous ladies and their cameras for a while, so I thought I'd share them. Enjoy!


























Suzy et Les Momes Lg



1 by Steven Chee-stylist Jesse Hart-model Guisela Rhein-Shoptillyoudrop au march 2011-dustjacketattic.blogspot.com

And if you haven't already, be sure to check out our beach house over on Completely Coastal today!
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