OMM: April 2014


Welp! It's almost May! You know what they say - time flies when you're having fun. And that's pretty true around these parts. Here is a little bit of what was on my mind this last month.

Song - The Hubs got me Gavin DeGraw (so fun, right?!) concert tickets for my birthday, so I've been listening to some old favs. Does it get ANY better than being 17 and listening to the entire 'Chariot' album over and over? Probably not.

Blog - I raved about my Val Pal and her blog, Adorn Yourself Accordingly, before, but she continues to knock it out of the park with every single post. I especially loved this outfit:

Mix printing perfection!

TV show - British period-dramas are a fav choice of mine, so naturally I love "Call the Midwife." The series is based on the memoirs of a midwife who worked in London's East End in the 50s. It's really great!

Designer - Lilly Bunn has been on my radar for a while, but I am loving this tour that was shared on House Beautiful recently.

Beauty product - After reading great reviews (and turning 28), I'm giving this a try.
The tanning beds of my youth are catching up with me. Will let you know how it goes.

Instagrammer - I've always said that Tulsa is a great 'house town.' So it was nice to stumble upon @TulsaHomes on Instagram. If you are interested in seeing all the beautiful homes this city has to offer- head on over and check them out!

Blessing -We got to spend Easter weekend with my Momma at her farm in western Oklahoma. It was wonderful! Just look at that SWEET Dais face!!


Wanting - All of the scents in Aerin's perfume collection are perfection, but this one is my favorite.

Inspiring Quote - A sometimes daily struggle for me is to live in the present. Gotta remember:

Obsessing - Over my Wayne Pate print. It's perfect. I think he might be my art soul mate because every single one of his pieces speak to me.

Go-to outfit - Not really an entire outfit, but have been wearing these non-stop.

I love them so much I think I might add this pair to my closet as well.

Trips being planned - I said that the Hubs and I were looking at Charleston for our anniv trip, but we instead booked one to the Biltmore in Arizona! Counting down the days to alot of this.....

Hope your April was wonderful!

my fav chairs - the after


Well- my best vintage find yet got a face lift and they are looking fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine.

Like I mentioned before, they really weren't in terrible shape and could have stayed in their original condition. But I knew that they could be outstanding with a little re-do, and I proved myself right!

This time I outsourced the work and had a local shop do the painting and re-upholstering. Sometimes it's just better to pay the professionals to do what they do.

 I am quite pleased :)

deal alert- Tarjay bucket chairs


While perusing Tarjay yesterday, I came upon these beauties:

It seems Target has updated their fabric offerings on the tub chairs and I'm loooooving the new choices. As they say, Target does it again- great chairs, great price! Oh how I wish I had a place for a pair of the Togo.........

client work: a room for books


Have been doing some work with one of my bestie's on her formal living room/library. Given that she is one of the most avid readers I know, it is only appropriate that her house have a space dedicated to reading and just general prettiness/relaxation/conversation. Perhaps with a Pride and Prejudice sitting room vibe..... not familiar? Here is a visual on that.

Here are some images that got our wheels spinning.

And here is what I came up with for her space:

She already scored the most amazing vintage tuxedo sofa..... that print! It speaks to me.

 Plan to do lots and lots of bookcases using this idea.

This chair (courtesy of the of sometimes awesome Tulsa CraigsList) would make a great desk chair. Paired with a white-lacquered-something-fabulous-yet to-be-found.

She's had a coffee table almost exactly like this one for a while. It totally gets to stay.

So-- this space is well on its way! And of course, there will be touches of brass, blue and white and great art to bring in some modernity.

have you seen?


Some fun interweb finds for you to peruse before it's officially the weekend...

- The key to success. Wasn't really that surprising to me - but a great reminder, no less.

- This apartment speaks to me.

- Thought this look from Chassity was perfect. Okay, okay - it was from last week but I'm still loving it so had to share.

- Started a new kitchen project this week, and this pin is reeeeally inspiring me.

- Very excited to follow along the progress of some of my fav. One Room Challenge ladies. I bow down to all of them for committing to this!

- I've been making some great progress on Miss Flo! Until I get professional pics taken, feel free to follow along on my Instagram.

Have a great one!

OMM : March 2014


Haven't done one of these posts in a while and I thought it was due time! Just a little bit of what has been On My Mind last month :)

TV Show: RHONY is back.... Don't worry, I've made great progress on my 'less tv' resolution.... but this series is one I am allowing myself to keep up with. I'm mostly in it for Carole Radziwill's fashion sense. And, let's be real, for the crazy...

Song: Always appreciate a good cover. Listen to this one.

Blog: If you don't follow Blue Print Blog yet - you must! Full of great design tips and inspiration. Also doesn't hurt that every. single. item. in their store is drool worthy.

Inspiring Designer/Blogger/Instagrammer: She is all three in one! After seeing this image of Paloma's recently updated home, I am chomping at the bit to see what else she has changed.

Beauty Product: Not a product so much as a tip. Have been doing this and loving it!

Blessing: It's a two parter this month! My business is going really well I can't help but feel so blessed by it. I've got great clients, great projects.... it's all great! So happy.

It was also my birthday this month and I loved getting to spend that day with my mom, sister, brother, hubby and BFF. It was truly a fabulous birthday celebration! If the rest of my 28th year is anything like my bday, it's going to be the best one yet!

Here is me with my bday gifts:


Just kidding :)
Inspiring Quote: mmmm hmmmm. A good reminder to choose be mentally strong every day.

Obsessing: Over this blogger's house renovation. It is complete glamorous, bold perfection. 

Go-to outfit:  Has been quite similar to:

Accessory: Got these earrings as a bday present from my sweet Hub and I think I've worn them about 15 times since then.

Trips being planned: In May, the Hubs and I will celebrate 5 years of marital bliss! Thinking a weekend getaway to Charleston will be the perfect way to commemorate the occasion.

Routine: It's finally smoothie season again! Once the weather turns a bit warmer, I love a good daily smoothie. My fav is really similar to this.

So that's a little bit what was on my mind this past month! Hope yours was a great one!
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