Saturday, September 29, 2012


I done tooooold ya'll I wanted to vamp up our covered front porch.  SO.  I bought this outdoor resin/wicker/whatever you call it sofa off Craigslist.  Meaning Josh went to pick it up while I made myself busy doing something else because making trips of that nature give me social anxiety.  Thank you Jesus that the baby was sleeping or I was running errands or cleaning a bathroom or blogging or something because Josh said this gem has been living in Honey Boo Boo's front yard.   And her mother "June" gladly accepted our cash payment.

You know what that means.

Go get the bleach.

A shot of the matching table

And the back.

This is how Whitten helped.  Nekkid.  {It was hot out. And yes he wears sunscreen. When I remember.}

Many coats of black paint later.

For picture's sake I threw these pillows on the sofa.  So that you may feel invited to please. come. sit. relax.

 And I will continue to search high and low for a cushion as Josh threw the cushion "For Sale" back onto Ms. June's porch.  Not that I would've kept it.  Because that would also give me social anxiety.  Or maybe just disgustingness anxiety.

Friday, September 28, 2012


Can someone tell me what this was doing at TJMaxx for a mere $699.99?

So of course I bought it.


Only because it was too big.

Sike again.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Football Season

Heyyy, remember them?!  They came down this past weekend to tell the Engagement Story in person.  Kidding.  It's Fall Ya'll!  {Which means, It's Football Season, Ya'll!}

Thank you Dahle for feeding us full, supper was both delicious and nutritious.

Say Cheese for the Blog, peeps.

Luke and Dahle showed us their fabbie fab new house-thank you for your hospitality, we jus' luh ya'll

Thank you Bojangles for all you do as well.  Pleasing my palette since 1994.

Thank you Luke for holding the baby while we packed the car.  Whitten didn't care to take part.  AKA {who else reads "above knee amputation" here?} He wasn't invited.

So we took a family picture and I took him across the street to my cousin who was a sweet precious muffin pie and watched him for us while we went to the game with some frannnns

PS Thank you again MamaLo and LindseyBrooke for Whitten's NC State JohnJohn {with shirt but it was too hot for the shirt nahmean?!}

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

{Far From} Live! At the Red Carpet. {To your Home.}

Since I consider myself a Joan Ranger I feel comfortable educating you in regards to this years Emmy's Best Dressed.  Per Me.  And dressing yourself does not only include your clothes.  Per My Nana.  "You're home is a reflection of your self."  Which must be why I was brought up under the precedent that "Southern women don't have trash."  Per my mother.  Which must be why we emptied every trash can in our house on a daily basis.  And then again if we were expecting company.
Iconic Blog

Liz Caan

Jim Thompson

Burnham Design

Digs Design Company

House of Turquoise

{couldn't really narrow this one down}


Hooked On Houses

Despite the fact that I'm not done re-capping for you.  I have to go.  Do something productive.  And important.  Like laundry.  

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Whitten vs. Slane

Slane : Zero.

Just one more so that you may mo'better feel my pain. 

Whitten:  {You guessed it.} One.

After he ruins my overpriced jewlery, he gets really tired.  Or I just put him in his crib and he falls asleep.  Whichever comes first.  And yes I realize you aren't supposed to put things in the crib with the baby if you're a good mom.  But I'm not one of those.  Plus I have a motion sensor under the mattress {which covers a multitude of sins...}*

*plus one to YOU if you recognize that reference ;o)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Street Style

Just checking out the street style from Fashion Week.  Figured I should keep you ladies in the loop so you know what you should be shopping for this season...

images courtesy of Elle


Ladies, take heart: {"...all who hope in the Lord..."} The Cut was feeling much more reasonable

Ok and to be fair...Harper's Bazaar had some goodies as well

 Please.  Feel free to consider yourselves informed.