Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tory Burch Fall Accessories

It's always exciting when any magazine comes in the mail, and I love it when Tory shows up.
In love with these fall accessories! These gloves and the Kissing Fox Belt would be perfect for Keeneland!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

It's still only August and 80 degrees, but I'm ready to decorate for Christmas, get the fire going, drink hot chocolate, the whole thing.
Here are a few Christmas inspirations for this year..
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I have to have some of these, stirrup Christmas ornaments in the bluegrass... a must!
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I love this tradional tartan Christmas via Tartanscot
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Would love to do this with our front porch!
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and this garland, to die for! via adeeni Designs

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and who doesn't love brown paper packages

Monday, August 20, 2012

Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees

 I have an issue with fake plants and flowers, I shouldn't, I should love them because I can't keep anything alive. I rather prefer real plants and flowers but I did not inherit a green thumb from my grandmother (Botanist at the University of Kentucky) or my mother who has a real lemon tree and dozens of orchids that bloom and rebloom! She's like the orchid wisperer.

Now that I have kept my herb garden alive for almost the entire summer I want to take on some of these Fiddle Leaf Fig trees I've been obsessing over. I looked everywhere for them and just happened to stubble across some at Coach in the mall... of all places. So I now have the contact for the Coach tree lady  :) 

I'm so close to ordering one ....or two, it will be ther perfect excuse to move the old FAKE trees out of the house to maybe the basement (or the trash)

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 I love these in pairs, need two for one on each side of the couch seperating the living room and the kitchen

Love these with orchids

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And I love anything with with Blue and White LOVE!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Office Decorating Ideas (how to decorate a cubicle part 2)

Lately when I'm day dreaming at work I look around and notice my sad little grey box and eventually make my way over to Pinterest to find some cute ideas for decorating it

Definitely a gallery wall with silhouetts and fun prints

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Need a little Blue and White too!

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And a little bit of Kentucky too!

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I would love to have a large cork board like this one, maybe a big tradional gold frame with blue or pink ikat or chevron fabric

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

DIY Fall Wreath

The days of 100 degrees and humidity are gone (for now) and it's the first day in a long time it's started to feel like Fall is on it's way. And nothing will add a touch of fall like a big warm fall wreath to our front door. After lots of tips from Pinterest, here's my first attempt at making a wreath EVER!

Stocked up on some great fall follage and florals at Hobby Lobby!

This was a great tip from Crafty Sisters, double up on your grapevine wreaths to make it fuller. Who doesn't love a big fat wreath!

Get some wire and bind them together. Use this wire to secure the follage to the wreath too

I used the larger pieced with pumpkins and pine cones first, cut up the leafs and tucked them in to fill in the gaps and finsihed with lots up berries then fluffed and fluffed and fluffed


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Las Vegas ... wedding?

We went to Las Vegas to check out a potential wedding venue (no ring just talks of what might happen....) Rob is all about the idea of Vegas and I happened to find a few promising pictures on Pinterest

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Well, Vegas you are perfect for a bachelorette party but for my big day I don't think so, the astro turf, giant Ceasar statues, techno music from the pool in the background..... not what I had in mind.

After the let down of the venues ( I should have seen this coming) SUPRISE! Celine Dion Tickets at Ceasars!!

I cried, I laughed, we danced.....she is amazing and worth every penny and minute!  It's All Coming Back to Me Now, The Titanic Theme Song, and some River Deep and Moutian High LOVE!!

The token photo op infront of the ceasars statue

And what would a trip to Las Vegas be without a trip down Fairmont Street

Monday, August 6, 2012

I'm Ready for Fall

Came across this picture today from after a storm a few weeks ago, it's a view from off our back porch overlooking the pond which made me think.... I'M SO READY FOR FALL AND COOLER WEATHER!

It's no nice to sit outside when it's cool under a blanket and not sticky with all this humidity, I'm ready for football, Keeneland, boots, and sweaters!

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I found a pair of these great loafers the other day :)

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Great game day outfit, searching for Black and Orange this year..... here we come Bengals!

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And J. Crew, my work wardrobe love love love!