a day of sneak peaks…

There is just never a dull moment around here! I’m sure you all feel the same.

Tuesday was supposed to be my catch up day, but instead I ended the day with even more projects…

HOW does that keep happening??

I’ll tell ya how, it’s just too hard to say “No” when a fun opportunity comes your way!  When mom and I used to have an interior design business together, we would walk away from some of our initial consultation meetings trying not to run out the door…then mom would always say, “But the house speaks to me, we can make this work don’t you think?” and low and behold, we would sign on to another project.

And that is what I find myself doing still, just differently…I overfill my plate because the projects and events and opportunities…well, LIFE just speaks to me and I can’t say no to life, so we find a way to make things work.

But like I said last week, I’ll be a little slower posting on the blog over the next few weeks because of some of those outside projects….

First, the site update is underway and I’m frantically trying to get the stories written that I promised to share with you, like the wedding series. (Here’s a few sneak peaks ~ wedding images courtesy of the fabulous Liz Banfield…)

This will always be one of my most favorite days!

And I’m still finishing up the playroom (here’s another little sneak peak…)

I’m in love with this house fabric from Ikea!

Those Alphabet Soup canvases with the girls names started the interior design inspiration for the new addition! I’ll be talking about them more in the weeks to come, but most definitely check out Name Your Design. Fabulous and fun additions for your kids rooms (and they have a sale going on now until October 31st!! WhooHoo!)

We were also busy Wednesday doing a photo shoot with the girls from Weestock (man they are talented and have the patience of Job!)

Note the little “helpers” below…

I say “helpers” loosely, of course.

And being that this weekend is Halloween, I would be remiss in not reminding you how to do sexy, smoky party eyes. Remember that tutorial? You bet I’ll be doing that again on Sunday! (and Monday to balance my dark circles from Sunday…)

Next week we have another photo shoot at the house for one of my new favorite magazines.  Last night I was working on Halloween for next year (always seems crazy to me how far out some of these things need to happen! Back in my design days at Neiman Marcus, I remember working with the Visual Team on Christmas…in July3 years before the actual Holiday installation date. Just nutty the planning that has to go into these things….) So last night was all about pulling together an inspiration board for Monday’s Halloween photo shoot.  Can’t wait to share more of this!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!  Happy Halloween!

12 thoughts on “a day of sneak peaks…”

  1. I love this post. I also, love the look and feel of your blog. Lastly, I loved meeting you at BHF (petite soiree party). Would love to make a plan to get together to catch up! Happy Halloween!

  2. I love coming over and seeing what you have going on. Total eye candy for me since as you know I have no craft/design ability whatsoever. We just got our house painted and we have no idea what to do for new curtains, rugs and artwork. I need to transport you here in your spare time (HA!!!) to help me! ;)

    Anyway, I miss you and hope to see you soon!!

  3. I’m a few posts behind but wanted to comment on the sunday family dinner post with the really yummy looking chicken pot pie (I ordered the cookbook as soon as I finished reading your post). So I decided to implement Sunday dinners at my house. I’m going to try for them once a month with a mix of family and neighbors (who are just as close as family). I’ve been wanting to do this forever and you gave me the nudge I needed. So excited. The first one is Sunday (Halloween) out in the garage which is now all decorated so the kids can eat and trick or treat at the same time. I have them planned all the way through January with themes and all. Oct – is Halloween theme, Nov – is things we are thankful for and each family unit will be creating a thankful tree to take home with them and hang and the food is comfort food, each family is bringing something they love that is a comfort to their family, in Dec. we are getting a bit competitive with gingerbread house making contest. Our theme is Christmas in Paradise. My parents are the designated judges. I thought that would be a perfect time to make the cookies from your post. January is celebration of a new year and with that we celebrate one of our families with welcoming their new baby boy. Thanks so much for writing an amazing blog. I love to read it. It makes me smile.

  4. I didn’t know those were your “inspiration pieces”??? That’s extremely flattering considering your amazing taste! So glad you could put them to good use and can’t wait to see everything put together!

  5. HOW FABULOUS!!! This all soundes so wonderful and I know you will have so much fun! You’ll have to keep us updated on how it all goes :-)

  6. Yep! I knew we were doing a playroom, but had no idea on the design direction until I say these. I’ve been looking at them in my office since last spring piecing how it would all come together :-) so fun to FINALLY see them in there! Hopefully I”ll get the other two on the wall this weekend too! Just love them! Thank you!!

  7. I wish, wish, wish…you were the decorating fairy that came to re-do my children’s playroom! Cannot wait to see the final reveal!

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