Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wingback chair love...

     There is just something about a wingback chair that I just love.  It probably goes back to the days of hanging out in my dad's law office when I was a wee little nugget of a thing.  All the leather wing chairs placed prominently behind large walnut desks seemed to make some kind of impression on me.  I remember thinking back then that all this leather wasn't working for me, and I would go in and flower it up a bit if it were my office.  See I was doing my imaginary decorating back then too.  But now that our house  actually has an office with dark paneled walls, it was just crying out for a wingback, and it needed to be in leath-a!!
 Wing chair from Restoration Hardware...
 I love the nailhead trim...

Here are some more that I'm loving

These leather orange wing chairs make the room...
                                                                    Source: maisonboheme.blogspot.com via Maureen on Pinterest

Something a bit different for a living room...
                                                                           Source: burnhamdesign.com via Maureen on Pinterest

Gorgeous...Rand wing chair by Ethan Allen
                                                                             Source: ethanallen.com via Maureen on Pinterest

Love them on the sides of the kitchen table...
                                                                  Source: granvillehouse.blogspot.com via Maureen on Pinterest

Now this is my kind of office...
                                                                       Source: niagaranovice.blogspot.com via Maureen on Pinterest

                                                 In teal...
                                                        Source: theavarice.blogspot.com via Maureen on Pinterest

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cheeky quote of the day...

     Dorothy is proof that shoes can change your life...

Monday, September 26, 2011

Piggy post...

     I thought it was high time for a piggy post.  Why you ask?  Well, because they are pretty much the cutest things ever...don't you think?

Can you stand it?
                                                                      Source: facebook.com via Darlene on Pinterest

I mean really...



                                                                   Source: squee.icanhascheezburger.com via Pamela on Pinterest


                                                                     Source: au.images.search.yahoo.com via Maureen on Pinterest

Swimming Piggies...
                                                                     Source: sundayinbed.tumblr.com via Maureen on Pinterest

Cutest. Things. Ever...
                                                                                           Source: None via Natalie on Pinterest

OK...except that one...yikes...
                                                                          Source: images.nationalgeographic.com via Abject on Pinterest

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Making an entrance...

     The entryway of a house can set the tone for the rest of the home.  You get a sense of what the home is about right from the very beginning, even if that's the only part of the house you get to see.  I always struggle with my entry since I tend to stack everything on the stairs that needs to make its way up to the second floor at some point like towels, sheets, books, drill team uniforms, boots, and belts.  So at any given time my entry is setting the someone needs to get their act together and clean up this hot mess tone...not exactly the look I'm going for.  Here are some entries that get it exactly right...

I love the round table in the middle of the entry...
                                                                  Source: theenchantedhome.blogspot.com via Maureen on Pinterest

Or one by these great stairs...
                                                                          Source: atlantahomesmag.com via Maureen on Pinterest

A chest of drawers works well too...
                                                                    Source: theenchantedhome.blogspot.com via Maureen on Pinterest

Entries that are useful for storing much needed items...
                                                                        Source: habituallychic.blogspot.com via Maureen on Pinterest
                                                                            Source: countryliving.com via Maureen on Pinterest

Love this!  How great does this look under the table?
                                                                          Source: theelegantabode.com via Maureen on Pinterest

Some have a place to sit...
                                                                    Source: knightmovesblog.blogspot.com via Maureen on Pinterest

                                                                     Source: modernjanedesign.blogspot.com via Maureen on Pinterest

These checkerboard floors make this entry...
                                                                              Source: branca.com via Maureen on Pinterest

Entries that are rustic...
                                                              Source: absolutelybeautifulthings.blogspot.com via Maureen on Pinterest

Simple...
                                                                     Source: bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com via Maureen on Pinterest

                                                                             Source: lifestyle.msn.com via Maureen on Pinterest

And a bit glam...
                                                                              Source: decorpad.com via Maureen on Pinterest

                                                                                           Source: decorpad.com via Maureen on Pinterest




Saturday, September 24, 2011

Cheeky quote of the day...

Therapy helps...but screaming obscenities is faster and cheaper...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Party time...

  I am dying to throw a party...or go to one.  But, what to wear?  What to serve?  How should I decorate?  
Is it just me or does no one seem to throw parties anymore?  I know, I get it...they're a lot, and I mean a lot of work, but the pay off is so worth it!  Everyone loves a party, and sometimes the best ones are just impromptu get togethers that aren't too over thought.  But today we will over think it a bit.  Something fab and fantastic, since I just got back from NYC, it has gotten me all in the mood for something a little bit over the top...

I would love to wear this, but it would have to be a pretty fab party...
                                                                    Source: dustjacketattic.tumblr.com via Maureen on Pinterest

Or this one from Elie Saab...
                                                                              Source: style.com via Maureen on Pinterest

Something chilled to drink...
                                                                        Source: stylemepretty.com via Anastasia on Pinterest

Something with bubbles...
                                                                          Source: stylemepretty.com via Suzanne on Pinterest

Something I can eat again and again...prosciutto and melon skewers...
                                                                           Source: everythingfab.com via Anastasia on Pinterest

Caprese skewers...
                                                                     Source: eugeniadante.tumblr.com via Melanie on Pinterest

Mini grilled cheeses with tomato soup shooters...yum!
                                                                   Source: marthastewartweddings.com via Nataline on Pinterest

Something sweet...
                                                                                   Source: gimmesomeoven.com via Maureen on Pinterest

                                                                                 Source: google.com via Maureen on Pinterest

Something to set the mood...

                                                                           Source: marthastewartweddings.com via Erin on Pinterest

                                                                                  Source: lulus.com via Traci on Pinterest

Monday, September 19, 2011

My Kinda town...New York City!


     OK people fresh off a plane from NYC, and suffice it to say it is still one of my most favorite places in all the world! 

Some of these sadly are from my iPhone

 Well it get's MAJAH points alone for having a little cold front roll in and allowing Mama to wear my newest fall boots of choice since I can pretty much only walk around in a bathing suit in Dallas because it is AFRICA FREAKING HOT IN SEPTEMBER HERE...when it should be CUTE FALL BOOT WEARING TIME!
Like these...remember these from Longing For Fall...the fabulessness that is Nordstrom, boots by Report...
                                                                           Source: shop.nordstrom.com via Maureen on Pinterest


Wearing them in the cab on the upper east side...
 Then there is the awesomeness that is Greenwich Village...and Washington Square Park...

Talent is everywhere...



And the homes are sublime...

Uptown is Bergdorf Goodman...

 Downtown is the Brooklyn Bridge...beyond beautiful, words can not express...


Baltazar for brunch...
OK I have been dying to go to Baltazar for pretty much like forever, and finally Mama got her act together enough to make reservations for a proper Sunday morning brunch situation people!  Aesthetics A+...

Scrambled eggs with asparagus, wild mushrooms ala puff pastry...delish!
  Brioche French Toast...um...meh...seriously a big alrighty then!  So this is what I've been waiting for like FOREVER yet could have produced in me old wee little kitchen yet way and I do mean waayyyy better?

But since I love NYC with all my heart and soul I shall throw them a freakin bone already...cause Mama got to wear boots...and a scarf, which pretty much wipes the average tasty Brioche Baltazar French Toast away...

Did I mention I saw UMA?  As in Uma Thurman at THE BOOK OF MORMAN on Friday evening?
 Well I did, and no I don't have a picture so you're going to have to trust me on this...so anyhoo, she was right in front of me in the audience, and I wanted to say "Uma...I loved you in Dangerous Liaisons and you were my personal bad ass hero in Kill Bill, yet not so much in My Super Ex-Girlfriend...but they can't all be pearls can they?"  But of course I didn't say that because that would be bad form and all...not to mention I had to get to the ladies room pronto fast because my liquid dinner of Pinot Grigio and a hot cup of cappuccino had kicked in by then.  People listen to me now because I'm about to throw you a little advice...not that you asked, but here you go anyway.  If you have a chance and if you have the means, run and buy every ticket you can to the funniest Broadway Musical that I have ever seen!  THE BOOK OF MORMON because well it is in a word...HIGH-FREAKIN-LARIOUS!!

                                                                             Source: google.com via Chelsey on Pinterest

And bought Crumbs Cupcakes...the best EVAH ON Madison between 52nd and 53rd
...I wish I had a picture of the store, but I was too busy counting down the moments until said vanilla cupcakes were MINE ALL MINE...but they look like this, and I'm literally eating one right now...actually I think this is my third...I know I'm gross, don't judge people...