Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Olde Good Things

We were buying some mirrors and architectural salvage pieces on our yearly truck from Olde Good Things at work today, and I found these schoolhouse lights for my new house!! Check out their other lighting, furniture, and architectural elements here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mad for Plaid

Classic, cozy, and chic?! Yes! I am crazy in love with plaid this year. Clothes, drapes, blankets, maybe even a vintage thermos...the possibilities are endless!

I think I am going back to TJ Maxx to get those plaid pj's I saw last weekend. Now all I need is a fireplace :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Country Home

...was my favorite mag. I miss you!

Let there be LIGHT!

CIRCA...Simply brilliant for sure. I know I said I am always on a budget, but we can all splurge once in a while, can't we?!
A few of my favorites...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Have a SEAT.

I am well on my way to building a house, so I am on a mad search for affordable, good looking furniture that fits my style. Here are a few draftsman stools I have been eyeing!! Which ones to get?!

Monday, November 2, 2009


It's my first post!! Let's pick...travel. It's been a hard year to say the least. My husband and I have turned to travel to have a little fun in 2009. We have been to New York City, Charleston, and Savannah...with Charleston taking the cake! Robert (the husband) is more into the historic side of things and to say he is a planner is an understatement. While I, on the other hand, am way more into the food and the "Oooh! Where will this road take us?" mentality. The good thing is we get best of both worlds when we are traveling together. Here are some details from our trip...
When: July 4th, 3 nights (go when it's a little cooler)
Where: We stayed Here. We are always on a budget (who's not?) and this place was cozy, affordable, private, historic, and just lovely!
The Jasmine House Inn

Now...let's talk about food. WOW...really good food in Charleston. Our favorite meal was a lunch spot tucked away on a side street called the Cru Cafe. I had a fried goat cheese salad with Pesto Salmon. Sounds pretty simple, huh? Well, Robert had a hamburger, and after a few bites, we both looked up and said it was the best lunch we had ever had. Ever. Go there.

Other fun spots we went to dine (we loved them all!):

Just walking around Charleston was a treat! Other tips: Take rickshaws EVERYWHERE, it's the cheapest way to get around and so fun. Go to Ft. Sumpter (for the history buffs) and learn a little. Why not? :) And go to rooftop bars. Very pretty at night. One other thing: Mango Mohito. Nuff said.

me and robert

Happy Travels!