30 July 2012

29 July 2012

2012 Southern Living Idea House

Have you seen Southern Living's Farmhouse Renovation yet?  It's the magazine's 2012 Idea House

Design: Tracery Interiors Photography: Laurey W. Glenn

Checkout the gingham wall treatment in the sitting area by artist Katie Hesse - I love this!  Want to create this in you own sweet lil casa?  Here's the link so you can get your DIY on! 

I sure wish I had a pretty little porch like this!

I really like how the hardwood floors continue right into the master bath.  

The creative folks at Tracery Interiors came up with a deliciously eclectic assortment of bathroom vanities in the farmhouse. 

Check out Southern Living for more information, sponsors, and a video tour.

Daily Dose of Nola

Hope you are having a great weekend!

24 July 2012

Merry Old England

You may not know this about me, but I'm addicted to the BBC World News.  Call it a remnant of my Social Studies teaching days and a throw back to my grad school obsession with journalism.  (Yeah, I wanted to be a foreign correspondent, covering wars and all that stuff.  The reality of course is that it was all a bit too dangerous for a single mommy of two precious little girls.)  So, back to school I went - this time behind the desk. Met my hubbie and well, let's put it this way: the closest I get to anything foreign these days is on a menu or subtitles on a film!  Anyway...this morning the BBC broadcast live from their new Olympic headquarters and the coverage was all Olympics.  While London 2012 may be calling athletes from around the world.  I prefer the charming gardens of the English countryside...

 Why do I love England??  

Magical gardens everywhere...

British charm is abundant in villages and shires everywhere

Who knew Queen Anne's Lace could look so magical when massed?  
And to think I've been yanking it out!  

I think English gardens are perfectly perfect!  What do you think?

Daily Dose of Nola
 aka Cutie Petutie!

I think she looks like a little Gerber baby - 
well.. except for sticking her tongue out at everyone she sees.
Fresh baby!

Have a magical day!

Link to photos here

22 July 2012

Party by the Sea

When I stumbled upon this fantastic bit of seaside wedding gorgeousness I just had to share it with you.  Of course it's no accident that these photos are so amazing given Joy Thigpen's genius for creative styling and the dreamy wedding photography of  Jose Villa.  Such a beautiful photo shoot! 

Ummm... kinda gives me some inspiration for the buckets of oyster shells I gathered last year that are still sitting on a shelf in the garage.  Have a terrific day!



creative styling by Joy Thigpen
photography by Jose Villa