favorite gifts for kids


A few people have emailed to ask if I would do more posts about kids/how we do things/etc. I thought that a post on birthday gifts would be a great start. We are getting to the stage where we are having more and more birthday parties to attend. If we've been invited to yours before then you know that I love to give practical gifts. Here are my top 5:

1. Initial Towel
You can find great solid towels at TJ Maxx for about $6. I took a scrap piece of fabric and cut out the child's initial (I printed out a letter template from Word and traced it). I use this product to iron it on and then do a simple stitch around the letter. I always love how these turn out and I can get about 3 done in just 30 minutes. These are great to give in the spring summer for pool/beach towels! Often I will tie up some goggles or diving rings with it.

2. Pajamas
I often throw a couple of extra pair in my cart when ordering the pajamas for the boys. Zulily is my go-to for their pajamas but often I can find some on Amazon, etc. Cat & Cow and Leveret are my favorite to watch for on Zulily.

3. Art Supplies
I love Melissa and Doug coloring/sticker books paired with their crayons or some markers.

4. Honeybee Tees
I love these t-shirts and my boys wear them often. You can't beat a simple design on a solid shirt and they are hard to find (especially for boys).

5. Calling Cards
You know that I love some paper products! If you have Microsoft Publisher, Illustrator, or Photoshop--- these can be easy to make. I just set up my own template and plug in different names/clip art. Print on white linen cardstock and then use a paper trimmer to cut them out. While the kids might not love this gift... the parents usually do!

spring finds + favorites


A few new finds and a few favorites!

1. Love this piece of artwork !
2. This water bottle is a favorite of mine that I use daily.
3. I've been eyeing this umbrella for our back patio.
4. I recently made this recipe for a girls' night and it was delish. Champagne + cupcakes is one of my favorite get togethers to host!
5. Love the color and pattern on this pillow.
6. Came across these espadrilles when looking for spring shoes.
7. Loved the frames on these sunglasses.
8. Zara has some cute things this season like this top.
9. These are my go-to shoes for running. I've lost count of how many pair of these that I've had! *great price too!
10. Cute, simple clutch that would go with most any outfit!

my house :: the dining room


I haven't shown you anything from my house in awhile so I thought I would share our dining room. While it's one of the rooms that we use the least... it is one of my favorites. Please excuse my poor photography skills!

I will also admit that I hesitated posting these because of the wrinkled table skirt. I washed it recently (before my glass top was made) and didn't iron it when I put it back on. This is real life and how it's looked for several months... so why not post?

Chest: Urban Suburban Antiques in Birmingham
Lamp: Large Alabaster Ring Lamp by Visual Comfort*
Bowl: Sally Legg from Table Matters
Artwork: Painting by Cecily Hill Lowe (custom framed)
Small Mirror: Ballard Designs
Large Mirror: Vintage
Rug: West Elm
Panels: Custom with fabric from Grayline Linen and trim from L&S
Wall Art: artwork by me and printed on canvases from Easy Canvas Prints
(canvases are 1.5" thick and 24"w x 36" tall)
Chandelier: Small Bryant Chandelier by Visual Comfort*
Chairs: Zentique*
Walls & Trim: Benjamin Moore White Dove
*available through Brooke Chamblee Interiors


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This dreary weather has me ready for spring and sunny days! Still surprised at myself that my pins have been showing so much color lately. Change is in the air!


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I know that I've said it before but it seems that Instagram has taken over and less people are blogging. I still love reading my favorite blogs (when they post) so I'm wondering if I can get back into it?! I'll start with showing a few images that have been inspiring me lately. Yes... some color and pattern!

more items for sale


1. Throw Pillows
(2) 20" x 20" Custom Pillow in Lacefield Bindi with inserts- $65 each shipped

(2) 13" x 19" Custom Pillow in Lacefield Trellis with inserts- $65 each shipped- SOLD

2. Mirror (from Gabby Home but has been painted- white lacquer and gold)
36" square with wire for hanging
$250 (pick up in Meridian only)

3. Cafe Curtains in Peter Fasano's Bargello
22" (top to bottom) x 38" wide when closed. Would work on any widow that is less than 38" wide. (yhe smaller the width of the window the better... for more fullness)
$150 shipped

4. Brahms Mount Herringbone Throws
$175 each shipped
Available: blue and orange (bottom two in photo)
See detail of blanket here

5. Serena & Lily Kite Crib Sheet
$20 shipped

A few more items still available in the post below!

lots going on + items for sale


No excuses here... just haven't been blogging! While most of my free time is spent with my little ninjas... I have been working on some design projects here and there. I've also been changing some things up in my house... which I am sure comes as no surprise!

I have a few things that I am trying to clear out... either from my house, current projects, old projects, etc. My husband is ready for me to clear out what I have stashed so this is where you can benefit. Most everything below is new or like new. I'll ship the items that can be shipped---- then at the bottom of the post are some items that can be picked up in Meridian.

1. Original Painting on Canvas- $250 (pick up only)
24" x 48"

2. Tilton Fenwick for Duralee Fabric (velvet cording)- SOLD
(2) 13" x 19"

3. Tilton Fenwick for Duralee Fabric (flanged edge)- SOLD
(2) 13" x 19"

4. Oil Painting- $150
Frame 20" x 22" with 7.5" x 9.5" painting

5. Custom Headboard with Galbraith & Paul Fabric- SOLD
60" Wide x 60" Tall
This could be used with a bench in a breakfast area (like I used it) or as a headboard in a bedroom for a full/queen bed. I will mail just the fabric if you live out of town or if you live in the Meridian area, you can have the plywood/mounting bracket!

 *there are a couple of tiny spots on the bottom of the fabric. I will send you pics if you are interested in this item.


1. Wooden Bedside Tables/Shelves- SOLD
35.5 in. H. x 33.5 in. W. x 13.5 in. D.

2. Coffee Table- SOLD
20" Tall
67" W x 39 1/2" D

3. Coffee Table - SOLD
Iron and 
16" Tall
55" W x 36" D

Hide Rug- $250 shipped-SOLD
*Has a couple of places that shows wear. Will email pics if interested.

4. Spool Chair- SOLD

5. Chest by Dovetail- $500
35" tall
48" wide
20 " deep

6. Dining Chairs- $150 each
Six chairs- sold in sets of 2
44" tall x 22" deep x 21" wide

7. Painted Round Breakfast Table- SOLD
31" tall x 54" wide

8. Small Wooden Side Table- SOLD
27 1/2" tall x 23 1/2 wide

Email me if you are interested in any of the above items. I have a few more things... will post round 2 later this week!

it's ready!


My dad and I have finished up the house we were renovating. It's a 4/3 (3000 sf) house in the Poplar Springs School district of Meridian. Please contact me if you would like more information. See this post for some before pics.

*sorry for the bad lighting/ iPhone pics.