Tuesday, January 31, 2012

the tillary tote





























Meet my latest "love"...the new Tillary Tote from J Crew! It might just need to be my "spring" splurge! It reminds me of the Celine bag I am obsessed with...but at a much smaller price tag!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

the lucky winner is......






























Thank you all so much for entering our Minted Valentine's giveaway!!!! I appreciate all the sweet emails! The lucky winner is.... Bevy!!! Please forward me your email by the end of day Monday January 30th...so that you can order your treats in time for the big day!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

the perfect valentine's gift






























Wouldn't you just die...if this is what you opened on Valentine's Day?!!!! Perfection!! 


Well probably not too likely....but I can help out with some darling Valentine's cards! Check out my giveaway posted on Thursday (hurry...winner will be announced on Monday)!
xo

Friday, January 27, 2012

....don't forget to enter our minted giveaway








































......See below for a chance to win adorable Valentine's day cards!!!!! So many wonderful Minted Valentine's cuties to choose from!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

minted giveaway..... hurray!!!!


































































































I've been thinking about Valentine's day all month... it's one of my "favorite holidays"!

Now it is finally time to take action!!! What to do for Oden's classroom Valentine's exchange? We usually make our own Valentine's day cards ....but this year I 'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with the new house and work projects! I've been eyeing these darling options from Minted and finally decided that I should make my life a bit easier this year! 

And then, yesterday...I received a lovely email asking if I wanted to host a Minted giveaway! Hurray!!! 

........So one of my lucky readers will be able to choose their "favorite" Minted Classroom Valentine's Day Cards  (35 flat classroom Valentine's Day Cards or $25 towards any Valentine's Day Cards + fee shipping)!!!! Lucky you!!! But even if your not the winner......you won't break the bank with these sweet cards starting at only $15 for 16 cards! Hurry and place your orders ....by February 3rd for "custom" and February 7th for "classroom"....the big day is right around the corner!

All you need to do is become a follower of my blog and leave a comment below!  Bonus points if you "like" Minted on Facebook! I will announce the lucky winner on Monday evening!!!!


valentine's cupcakes







































Thought I would share a little Valentine's treat idea! Oden and I had  so much fun making these sweet cupcakes last year and delivering them to friends and family! We bought the "heart" lollipops at Target and the little tags are Martha Stewart (available at Michael's)!


Oh...and I almost forgot...check back tomorrow for a "fabulous Valentine's giveaway"!!!! So excited!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

herringbone chair





































Do any of you remember this chair from Martha Stewart Living years ago? I just came across this image again...and still love it!!! I may need to attempt this technique one day...but probably not on our "Eames" chairs!

sweet packaging idea





































Love this "sweet and simple" packaging idea spotted on pinterest!

Friday, January 20, 2012

missing mexico

































It's cold and dreary in Nashville today! So wishing we were back here!!! Such a great day of exploring in Sayulita ......captured on my iphone with "hipstamatic"!

wishbone chair














































I have always loved these iconic chairs.....probably because they remind me of childhood (they were our dining room chairs growing up in black)! Can you believe when the seats started to "wear out" my mother threw them away?!!!!! I have always thought that was a sign that I was meant to own them one day!!!! Still waiting!!! I would want this fabulous poppy red!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

for your little ones....









































The perfect addition to your little ones room!!!! I am smitten with this fabulous update to the "alphabet" poster!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

the perfect "mom" bag!















































I spotted this adorable bag at the Gap last week! It is the perfect size for any mom on the go (you know who you are.....always lugging around children's toys, snacks, etc.)! I just love the color combo- and the great leather detailing makes it feel much pricier! So how excited am I that this darling Tote is now an additional 30% off! At under $35- this bag is a "must have"!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

gap kids love































If you have a little boy...you probably need these great Chinos from Gap Kids. Right now they are 30% off! Fabulous colors, great slim fit, and perfect for looking stylish while meeting school dress code!!

paper chevron ribbon.....





















Just stumbled on this fabulous paper chevron ribbon on etsy!!!!!! Love!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

you could own "our" house!!!!














































As many of you know we are in the process of building a new home! Very exciting...and pictures to come I promise!!!


In anticipation of our big move... we have decided to sell this great home!  You may have even seen it in featured in Domino or Better Homes and Gardens? 


A lovely traditional ranch, updated with modern details, 2 fireplaces, beautiful hard wood floors, and amazing new master suite....could be yours!!!! This light filled 4 bedroom, 3 bath home sits on a tree filled one acre lot and has been completely updated and is ready to move right in! Located in beautiful Oak Hill, minutes to Belmont restaurants and shopping, and in one of Nashville's best school districts! We are offering this house for $535K with no agent through January 31st (after this date the house will be formally listed with an agent and the price will go up accordingly). Please feel free to email me (gensfavorite@gmail.com) with questions or pass along to friends! 

Friday, January 13, 2012

steal of the day






























Great "sample sale" happening at Calypso on line today! This fabulous strapless tweed dress was originally $650..... marked down to $49.50! Now to decide which color?

i am obsessed.....



















I adore Heidi Merrick's  spring collection!!! STUNNING!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

i am over the moon.....






.....for these precious Valentine's cards from Quill and Fox!!!! 

the perfect valentine's treat
































Love this sweet organic "heart tote" with leather handles!!! What a darling Valentine's treat!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

it's a baby girl!




















































































One of my best friends from high school just had his first baby....the most precious baby girl!!! I am just so thrilled for him and his wife (they have been so patient)! Their sweet little Mia Luz's room is decorated with beautiful vibrant graphic textiles.....so I took inspiration from this palette for a little gift I just dropped in the mail!

Monday, January 9, 2012

darling wallpaper














































Check out this darling wallpaper that my friend Sara spotted on babble!

Friday, January 6, 2012

this time last week.....












































Hard to believe that this time last week we were enjoying a great day of boating!!! Now it's time to get back to work!!!!

canary yellow dress















































Can't stop thinking about this fab "canary yellow" dress at Anthropolgie! Love it paired with "kelly" green heels! Ahh...is Spring here yet?