Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Oh Baby

Even though I am a few years out on the whole motherhood thing, I have many friends with young families. This has put me in perpetual baby gift mode, which has given me a taste for nursery design.
I love the colorful, unexpected nursery and child's room accessories; forget the oversized letters and wall paintings! There are so many fun, original decorating ideas out there that can add whimsy to any nursery, here are some of my favorites:

Hang it

Adore mounts, and pom poms. image obtained via
Handmade star garlend, so easy!
Fun, colorful bird mobile, image via
Star Garland by: Bottzstudios
obsessed with this artist on etsy, beautifully hand crafted mobiles by Nicol Brinkman, this one is called " Bears in Party Hats"
Strong Men mobile via "Pink Cheeks Studios"
Ninja baby mobile "Sweet Cheeks Studios"
Bear Boy via "Pink Cheek Studios"
Butterfly Orb
Gold Glitter Bunting by Trudy Bunting
Farm Animal Ornaments by Trotting Jack Press
Surrender by Anna Tyrrell (yours truly)
Peter in Socks by Anna Tyrrell
Siiso painting
Siiso painting
Paris Roses by Eye Poetry Photography
Tree Lights by Eye Poetry Photography
Peony Heart by Golden Section
Constellation Map by Antique Print Store
Vintage Constellation Print by Missquitecontrary
Flagspattern Pillow Cover by Xinghuajiang
Woodland Creatures Collection by Laura Frisk
Silk Velvet Ikat Pillow Cover by Sukan
Embroidered Blue Bunny by Knotty Bird Threads
Play by Mirry Mirry

Monday, January 28, 2013

One of the nice things about moving is the opportunity for new beginnings. There are many things I have been afraid to try, do, wear, etc... This fear is most apparent when it comes to fashion.

Growing up in Wyoming, one isn't necessarily daring with their clothing choices, but a new start is here, and I am ready to leave my fashion plateau in the past and move forward. My first purchase will be.... a beautiful sun hat. Not only will it protect my skin from the ever present sun, I think they look simply fabulous...
This sun hat must be straw and simple, I am not shooting for a look that screams Kentucky Derby, or fly fisherman.

Here are some hats that inspire me

Love the extra wide brim

Okay, this may be a little too "Gone with the Wind" but it still excites me!
L-O-V-E the black ribbon
Not too floppy

All images obtained via

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Another week, more adventures...

We spent more time exploring our new home this weekend: we made a journey south to the beach as well as a visit to a state park. All is well as we learn new things about Texas everyday...

1. The use of the turn signal is optional (usually non-existant)
2. Pit Bulls are the breed of choice
3. 70 degrees is considered cool weather
4. Humidity sucks
5. Latin and country rule the radio
6. Should have paid more attention in Spanish class
7. Blow dry your hair ALL THE WAY or it will be soggy

This ended in disaster
Naughty Naughty
Our first gator sighting

Hope y'all are ready to jump into another week

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Green with Envy

The color of the year is Emerald...

 Feast your eyes!



Monday, January 21, 2013

Here to Stay

There is troubling news this morning. According to an article on Yahoo News, hanging animal heads has appeared at # 2 in "The 10 Decorating Trends You Wish Would Go Away" list.
Antlers, as well as animal heads and hides have been used in homes for hundreds if not thousands of years, the hunting lodge, the castle, large estates around the world, this, I believe by definition contradicts "trend" in every way, animal heads are here to stay.
So I am calling you out Yahoo!

This should put the record straight...

Don't tell me this is anything BUT classy

Natural beauty
Cannot go wrong with Darryl Carter
Appropriate even in the bathroom
Convinced yet?
All photos obtained via