A Touch of Color


*and while this is a little more color than I usually prefer-
I just love this home office below.

Jenny's Light


While this isn't a design related post- it is something that is very dear to my heart. For the past few weeks I have been working on the 3rd annual Jenny's Light golf tournament that is coming up on June 19th here in Birmingham. I don't know how many of you know about Jenny's Light- but I know that a lot of my readers are females in the 'baby' stage of life. Even if you aren't- you probably are close to someone who is and we can all benefit from JL's and their mission.

In December of 2007, Michael and I lost a sweet friend and her infant son to postpartum depression. We knew Jenny through her husband, Chip, who at the time was an ortho resident with Michael at UAB.

Jenny's Light mission is to improve and save lives by increasing awareness of all perinatal mood disorders including postpartum depression.

You can read more about Jenny's story here.
If you are in the Birmingham area and want to help with the golf tournament that is on June 19th- please let me know. We love volunteers. We are in the process of making a blog with more info--- I hope to have it updated by this weekend. If you aren't in the Birmingham area- all I ask is that you:
You don't have to make a monetary donation (although it's always welcome).... but it would be great if you would get the word out about postpartum depression. Let people know about Jenny's Light and let those who are suffering from postpartum know that they are people out there that are willing to help.
Here are a couple of photos from last year's tournament here in Birmingham.
Bus, Brad, Michael, my Dad, and me
(I'm not on their golf team--- I just come for support!)
Thanks for reading this post. It means a lot to me and to the volunteers of Jenny's Light.

Beach Condo: Almost Complete


While at the beach- I tried to finish up the condo project that I have been working on these past few months. While it isn't finished- it's close. I decided to go ahead and snap some photos since I won't be going back down there for awhile.

Disclaimers: a) photos by me b) not staged c) everything isn't finished.

I love the way it came together--- especially on a budget. I cannot begin to tell you how many things you see are from Homegoods. I just love that store.

(still needing the perfect something to hang and cover up the electrical box)

*still have to swag over/lower the basket pendant. that's why it's high and not centered!
Master Bedroom
(Sorry- don't have any decent photos of the other two bedrooms)
And the best view.....

a day off


It's been another busy week.

I hosted my supper club last night which was a lot of fun. I am thankful that it was my turn to host because it made me clean my house. I spent yesterday cooking and cleaning. Really cleaning. I cleaned everything that I needed to with the exception of the baseboards and the blinds. Why does that always get put off and never happen?

Thanks, Mom, for the basket of flowers... and for my two new buffet lamps (in background)!

I'm looking forward to today. The husband is off of work so we are going to breakfast here.

I also have a doctor's appointment for my 35 week check-up. Then lunch with friends here. And then possibly off to treat myself to a pedicure. I'm excited about this fun, relaxing day.

I sure wish I was running the Country Music Marathon in Nashville with my little sister tomorrow... but maybe next year! Not sure what we have planned for the rest of the weekend. But sometimes that's best. I hope yours is great.

A Soft Touch


How great is this Buckhead sunroom designed by Tammy Connor? If I could curl up on that sofa and open that iron window- I don't know if I would ever leave.

*via AH&L. See more of the home here.

a lucky someone could own these.....


I love these panels and sure wish I had somewhere in my house to use them. You may remember from a few months back that Sissy tried her best to find a place for them in her home.

A friend is trying to sell them. She had them custom made and they were only up for a week in her home and they just didn't work for her. In her words- 'expensive mistake'- but we all make them, unfortunately.

Please let me know if you are interested and I will get you more details or in touch with Niki. She has 3 sets of panels, 87" long x 50" wide. The fabric is Schumacher's Arklow Paisley in Stone. The panels are pinch pleated & fully lined with upholstery hooks inserted. The bottom corners are weighted and the panels have an 8 inch hem so the length could be dropped.

Please email Niki here if you want more information. I know she would be so excited. And I can't wait to see photos of these installed in someone's home.

*Sidenote: I am VERY behind on my blog reading as well as responding to my emails. If you have emailed me- I promise to respond soon. And as far as blog reading- I can't wait to catch up to see what each of you have been posting about!

Mount Baker


A friend recently sent me the link to show me this fabulous kitchen renovation in this great little house--- and of course, I fell in love with it.

It is a 1920's bungalow renovation designed by Bosworth Hoedemaker Architecture out of Seattle. I would move in today.

A British White House


If the photos won't enlarge when you click them--- see pdf of article here.

sneak peek & a little vacay....


I have been working hard on trying to pull the nursery together and to tie up all of the loose ends. While I am very pleased with the outcome of the crib--- it was a long road getting there. I'll save 'painting a jenny lind crib' for a post all in itself.
Just a little peek into what's going on in there. And please don't be looking for a big nursery reveal--- it's a very simple room designed on a very simple budget! But I will post the photos once it's finished.

Not sure how much blogging I will be doing next week- but I'll try. I'm leaving today for the beach--- so if my blog is bare- it's because I am sitting here:
Yes, my 33 week preggo self will be parked on the beach in my big girl swimsuit- praying that I don't see a soul that I know.
Have a great weekend. I'll be back soon!

New on the Market


I am sure you recognize this house from it being published twice before (Cottage Living & Southern Living)--- but it's now on the market here in the Birmingham area.

*I didn't know if I should post the real estate link on my blog so I decided not to- but email me if you are interested and I'll forward it to you. My email is blueprintbliss@gmail.com