Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Paperpixiecrafts: I'll be {busy} for Christmas. ( with crafts galore...

Good luck Emily. You have so many beautiful things in your shops that I can't see how you can fail.

Paperpixiecrafts: I'll be {busy} for Christmas. ( with crafts galore...: Sorry it's been so long friends. It's an extra busy time of year for me. I hope you are all enjoying this holiday season. Here are some of ...


Monday, December 12, 2011

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair 2011 Featured ...

Beautiful as always Rosemary. Merry Christmas.

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair 2011 Featured ...: There are many great holiday shops in the city but the Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair stands out as one of the best. It is also great...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving every one. I have so much to be thankful for but especially for you my readers. Thanks for reading Courageous Designs.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: 2010 Chocolate Show New York

Well you have made me crave chocolate again Rosemary, but of course I do love your posts.

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: 2010 Chocolate Show New York: After seeing all those gorgeous chocolate creations, you may think there is no more to the show. Oh, well there is lots more to this show! I...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Photo Gallery Thursday "Dash Store in Soho "

I wish I lived in NYC. So many things to do you never get bored.

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Photo Gallery Thursday "Dash Store in Soho ": A few weeks ago, while in the city, I was walking around Soho. I came across this large line, and wondered what it was for, then I saw the D...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Learning to own a home

Learning to own a home
This guest post from Lewis Beck
When I graduated from college in May, I was determined to be a home owner, but I was not prepared for all of the responsibilities that come with home ownership. I bought a home and set up all of my utilities, and I even looked at different HOME ALARM SYSTEMS since I would be living alone. My dad tried to convince me to rent an apartment for a while until I could save some money, but I decided to start working as soon as I graduated and was able to make my first mortgage payment with plenty of money left over. It crossed my mind to buy a new car too, but I know that I cannot really afford a car payment right now. My parents taught me to manage my moneypretty well, and I always had a summer job when I was in high school and college. I guess you can say that I have not had a real summer break since I was in the ninth grade. I think I am okay with that though because my work ethic allowed me to buy a house when I wanted to.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Habitually Chic®: Gothic Splendor

Thanks for the tasteful Halloween post Heather. A winner as usual.

Habitually Chic®: Gothic Splendor: I have a love/hate relationship with Halloween. I love the fun aspects and of course the candy but I hate the slutty costumes that have bec...

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone. I finally got to do something I have always wanted to do since I first moved to Carrollton, Georgia 18 years ago. It is something some people will find creepy but is one of my guilty pleasures. I love to visit cemeteries and I finally visited the official City Cemetery and I have the pictures to prove it. On this trip I did not get any ghosts but I did get some great decorative head stones with some great architecturally appealing designs.

As you know from previous posts I love angels and this cemetery did not disappoint.


 
 
 









I hope you enjoyed these creepy pictures of the Carrollton City cemetery. Thanks to my good friend Amy who helped me find interesting tombstones to take pictures of. Until next time may all your designs be courageous.

 

Friday, October 28, 2011

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: 14th Annual 2011 New York Chocolate Show Informati...

Thanks for the post Rosemary. Chocolate is one of my favorite things.

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: 14th Annual 2011 New York Chocolate Show Informati...: These are some of the great photos taken at the 2010 Chocolate Show New York. Fashions made out of chocolate, what more could a girl want? ...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Black Hound New York

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Black Hound New York: Another recent trip to the city found me in the East Village on a just gorgeous fall day. The last few times I have been to the city the wea...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sex and the City Movie

Guest post written by Arnoldo Acevedo
I love that we logged onto directtv.com and got a new television service provider. I have gotten addicted to watching “Sex and the City” reruns when I get home from work. It is nice to relax for an hour before I start cooking dinner and cleaning the house. I had forgotten just how much fun and entertaining every episode is. I loved it when it was on, and I still love to watch the reruns. When the first “Sex and the City” movie came out a couple of years ago, I was delighted. I had been waiting for years since the show ended for the movie to come out. It was awesome. All of the characters were the same and they friend group still had the same wonderful dynamic that they had before. I must have watched the first movie at least three times. The second movie installment was a little bit disappointing. It didn’t have the “umph” that the episodes and first movie had. Even though the second movie was disappointing, I will still go see another one if they put it out. I just love the show so much!

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Margaret Braun Cakes at the 2011 Macy's Flower Sho...

Another yummy post Rosemary. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Margaret Braun Cakes at the 2011 Macy's Flower Sho...: I am a huge fan of the Bravo show Top Chef Just Desserts . ....they recently had a show with Margaret Braun as a judge which I would think w...

Habitually Chic®: October

It is especially beautiful here in Georgia this October. Thanks for sharing Heather.

Habitually Chic®: October: "There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in Octo...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

DESIGN & DECORATION: Creative Ideas for Decorative Room Dividers

Great Ideas for room dividers.

DESIGN & DECORATION: Creative Ideas for Decorative Room Dividers: For those who have a small home, or live in a studio apartment, one of the best and easiest methods to make their home appear larger and to ...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Habitually Chic®: In the Mood for Spring

Thanks for sharing Heather.

Habitually Chic®: In the Mood for Spring: One of my favorite things in the world are inspiration or mood boards. Looking at them is like peeking into someone's creative mind. Vogue...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Southern Football Traditions - Southern Living

As you may or may not know I live in Georgia. Here in the south our sporting tradition can be what some would consider weird. Since it is football season I decided to share these Southern Football Traditions with you via Southern Living Magazine. Enjoy sports fans.

Southern Football Traditions - Southern Living

Joe Zee's Shortlist on ELLEDECOR.com

I can live with out them but I would love to have them.

Joe Zee's Shortlist on ELLEDECOR.com

Friday, September 16, 2011

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Photo Gallery Thursday " Brownstone in the Village...

You find the most interesting places and things Rosemary. Thanks for Sharing.

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Photo Gallery Thursday " Brownstone in the Village...: This photo taken on a Greenwich Village side street really shows the charm of the village. I just loved the brick with the blue door and scr...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

DESIGN & DECORATION: Black and White Bedding Sets

DESIGN & DECORATION: Black and White Bedding Sets: Black and white bedding has such a crisp and modern look and it is versatile because it can be put together with so many different c...

Habitually Chic®: Exceptional Gardens

Very beautiful. Thanks for the repost Heather.

Habitually Chic®: Exceptional Gardens: This post is also a repeat but since it's from May 2008, you might not remember it. The garden is featured in a lovely book Exceptional Gar...

Monday, August 29, 2011

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Hurricane Irene!!

Thanks for sharing RoseMary. Those of us not in the sytorms path were very worried for those of you who were.

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Hurricane Irene!!: I have to say I am so glad today is over!! My trip to the city was delayed from last Thursday with Irene but I am glad I did as I don't thi...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Stylish Solutions - Ideas for your Home: K is for Keeping Kitchens Organized

Great Ideas Stylish Heather. Thanks for sharing.

Stylish Solutions - Ideas for your Home: K is for Keeping Kitchens Organized: The kitchen is generally the busiest room in the house -- used for cooking, eating, storage, homework, socializing and more. Here are some ...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bobby's Favorite Things

Bobby's Favorite Things

I just wanted to remind you that the next time you want to order something from Amazon please go through my A store Bobby's Favorite Things.
Reusable Decoration Wall Sticker Decal - Spring Flowers and Birds
If you don't see what you want just send me a message and I will add it to my store. Or you can just click on the Amazon Badge on the right side of my blog. Or just click below.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

DESIGN & DECORATION: Tips on Decorating Your Home With Contemporary Are...

Very informative article.

DESIGN & DECORATION: Tips on Decorating Your Home With Contemporary Are...: "There are a number of different ways to change the overall look and feel of a room. A lick of paint or a new ornament can change the ..."

DESIGN & DECORATION: Interior Design

Thanks for sharing. Two of my favorite subjects in one article, Design and history.

DESIGN & DECORATION: Interior Design: "Being one of the oldest districts in the city, Tarzana has one of the most unique interior design when it comes to their homes. This ..."

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Habitually Chic®: Talbots Fall 2011 Gift Card Giveaway

This is a fabulous giveaway Heather. Thanks for sharing.

Habitually Chic®: Talbots Fall 2011 Gift Card Giveaway: "This past spring, I had the pleasure of attending the Fall 2011 preview at Talbots .  It was the first hot day of the year but all I could t..."

Gift for My Son

Gift for My Son
Post contributed by Hilton Miranda
My son had been so good in school this year. He’s always had a really hard time learning and he has a lot of issues with focusing so when he worked really hard with his teachers and his tutors to bring all of his grades up my husband and I decided we wanted to do something really special to reward him for all his hard work. We went to HTTP://WWW.ExpertSatellite.com/ and found a good satellite package that had all the sports channels we knew he would like and we gave it to him right after school got out this year. All he’s been doing since then is sitting on the couch watching anything and everything sports related on TV! He absolutely loves it and I’m just glad we were able to think of something he would really get a kick out of and it’s totally worth it if it means he’ll work hard again next year to keep his grades like thy are. He’s a good kid and deserves all the great things that come his way!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A New Istanbul Edition Hotel from Marriott

A New Istanbul Edition Hotel from Marriott

Marimekko’s 60th Anniversary – ELLE DECOR’s Favorite Marimekko Prints

Marimekko’s 60th Anniversary – ELLE DECOR’s Favorite Marimekko Prints

Decorating With Gray – Design Advice on Gray Decor

Decorating With Gray – Design Advice on Gray Decor

Eric Hughes Remodels a Hamptons Home

Eric Hughes Remodels a Hamptons Home

Designers' Bathroom Renovation Ideas

Designers' Bathroom Renovation Ideas

A Townhouse Turnaround Homes: architecturaldigest.com

A Townhouse Turnaround Homes: architecturaldigest.com

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne at Home Homes: architecturaldigest.com

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne at Home Homes: architecturaldigest.com

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Malibu Home Homes: architecturaldigest.com

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Malibu Home Homes: architecturaldigest.com

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Tyler Florence at the 2011 House Beautiful Kitchen...

Sounds like you had a great time Rosemary.

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Tyler Florence at the 2011 House Beautiful Kitchen...: "We are back at the 2011 House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year with Chef Tyler Florence The kitchen was amazing but you cannot except less fro..."

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Habitually Chic®: Book, Books and More Books!

One of my favorite passtimes. Reading decorating books. Thanks Heather for another feast for the eyes.

Habitually Chic®: Book, Books and More Books!: "While searching for a book on Amazon the other day, I came across a plethora of new books coming out this fall. Good thing I just ordered m..."

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: You Must Enter the Almondina Giveaway !!

Thanks Rosemary. This is a delicious Giveaway.

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: You Must Enter the Almondina Giveaway !!: "If you are an almond lover like myself, these cookies will be something you have to try! I came across them while attending the 2011 Coffee ..."

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Habitually Chic®: Kindness

Heather you have a wonderful way with words. You very eloquently put into words what I have wanted to say for a long time. Thank You.

Habitually Chic®: Kindness: "I want to thank everyone for their wonderful support and encouragement regarding my upcoming book. It is really more for you than me and I..."

SEE THIS HOUSE: HOW TO LIVE LARGE IN UNDER 600 SQUARE FEET!

Just beautiful to be so small. Thanks for sharing Coco.

SEE THIS HOUSE: HOW TO LIVE LARGE IN UNDER 600 SQUARE FEET!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Paperpixiecrafts: I'm a Secret Millionaire!

This is very Interesting Emily. Thanks for sharing.

Paperpixiecrafts: I'm a Secret Millionaire!: "Remember me telling you about the amazing resource Learn Vest in this post? Well, the nice folks at Learn Vest gave me the amazing opportuni..."

Paperpixiecrafts

hotel bar accessories, designer bar accessories, designer decanters, designer crystal decanters, designer champagne glasses, designer wine glasses, designer champagne bucket, designer silver champagne bucket, designer glass champagne bucket, designer silver plated champagne bucket, global views decanter, designer wine decanter, designer liquor decanter, designer decanter sets, designer drinks coasters, designer corporate gifts,

These are beautiful. Would love to have them, just having trouble making up my mind which ones.


hotel bar accessories, designer bar accessories, designer decanters, designer crystal decanters, designer champagne glasses, designer wine glasses, designer champagne bucket, designer silver champagne bucket, designer glass champagne bucket, designer silver plated champagne bucket, global views decanter, designer wine decanter, designer liquor decanter, designer decanter sets, designer drinks coasters, designer corporate gifts,

Invisible Stopper Decanters * Set of 2

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Habitually Chic®: Magnificent Met Museum

Great Pictures Heather. Enjoy your new Camera.

Habitually Chic®: Magnificent Met Museum: "In order to start photographing my book, I first had to upgrade my camera. After appealing to the powers that be at Canon for a discount, ..."

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: The Brooklyn Flea

Another flea market. I love flea markets. Thanks for sharing Rosemary.

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: The Brooklyn Flea: "A few weeks ago, I finally headed to the Brooklyn Flea ......it had been on my 'to do' list for ages so glad to scratch this off the list...."

Monday, July 25, 2011

Habitually Chic®: Chic Flea Market Finds

I love Flea Markets. Great finds Heather.

Habitually Chic®: Chic Flea Market Finds: "The heat abated slightly on Sunday so I ventured to the flea market. I was hoping others would stay away so I would have my pick of the goo..."

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Shop My Amazon aSTORE Today.

As you probably know I have an Amazon aStore, Bobby's Favorite Things, filled with my favorite things. Please shop and see if you can find anything you like. All purchases go through Amazon with their safe ordering an guarantee you won't be disappointed. Don't see what you want, send me an email and I will add it. Have you ever ordered from a store that added something you wanted just because you asked? I haven't You have to love that. Hope you find what you want at Bobby's Favorite Things exclusively at Courageous Designs.

Stylish Decorative Touches for Outdoor Rooms

I wish I had this backyard retreat.

Stylish Decorative Touches for Outdoor Rooms

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Habitually Chic®: Chic in NY: The Upper Rust

I just love these little shops. They are so full of inspiration.

Habitually Chic®: Chic in NY: The Upper Rust: "The thing I miss out on because I live in New York are small antique shops with reasonably priced treasures waiting to be unearthed. That's..."

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Habitually Chic®: Divine Inspiration

Just beautiful. You are truly gifted Heather.

Habitually Chic®: Divine Inspiration: "Now that I've finished the kitchen, it's time to start on the living room. It's mostly put together but needs a few finishing touches befor..."

DESIGN & DECORATION: How To Upgrade Your House Yourself On A Small Budg...

DESIGN & DECORATION: How To Upgrade Your House Yourself On A Small Budg...: "Visions of a new house you fantasize about living in, keep penetrating your thoughts. Walking past a furniture retailer invokes wishf..."

RePlayGround - recycling with a twist!: Make crafty memories!

Great idea Tiffany. Thanks for sharing.

RePlayGround - recycling with a twist!: Make crafty memories!: "Check out my latest project over at Craftzine and learn how to make a memory mirror frame. It makes a great gift for weddings, birthdays..."

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: The Wonderful Food at the Harry Potter Tea

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: The Wonderful Food at the Harry Potter Tea: "There were so many decoration photos that I really needed a separate post for the food at this fun tea.....so here we go ................. a..."

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Habitually Chic®: Kitchen Confidential

A very dramatic change. Very Nice.

Habitually Chic®: Kitchen Confidential: "Everyone has been clamoring for photos of my new apartment but the only space that is finished is my kitchen. I keep joking that it's reall..."

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Have you checked out my Amazon AStore

Have you checked out my Amazon aStore Bobby's Favorite Things for all your decorating needs? If you don't see something you would like just email me and I will add it to the store and email you back letting you know it is ready to buy. Start shopping now.

My New Book Store

I hope every one is doing well. I wanted to let everyone know about my new Book Store Courageous Books. I just have a few items listed now but my inventory will be growing so keep checking back often. This is through Amazon, they take care of all the payment processing, I will be shipping directly to you if you buy. So start shopping.

Decorating Rules You Can Break

If you know me I am all about breaking the rules. So of course I love this article.

Decorating Rules You Can Break

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

DESIGN & DECORATION: How Interior Window Shutters Can Suit Whatever the...

DESIGN & DECORATION: How Interior Window Shutters Can Suit Whatever the...: "There are many advantages of interior shutters. They bring an elegance to a home and add to its value. They are a great alternative to oth..."

DESIGN & DECORATION: How Interior Window Shutters Can Suit Whatever the...

DESIGN & DECORATION: How Interior Window Shutters Can Suit Whatever the...: "There are many advantages of interior shutters. They bring an elegance to a home and add to its value. They are a great alternative to oth..."

Chunky Bling Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Review and Giveaway

Chunky Bling Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Review and Giveaway

Habitually Chic®: Chic Carriage House

THIS IS JUST BEAUTIFUL HEATHER.

Habitually Chic®: Chic Carriage House: "Thank you for all the anniversary comments and emails as well as new apartment well wishes. I know everyone is anxious to see photos but my..."

Thursday, July 7, 2011

DESIGN & DECORATION: Decorate Your Little Girls Room With Dollhouse Boo...

DESIGN & DECORATION: Decorate Your Little Girls Room With Dollhouse Boo...: "Dollhouse bookshelves are incredibly versatile and provide the central pieces for beautifully decorating a little girl's bedroom. As a..."

RePlayGround - recycling with a twist!: Crafty friends can organize, too!

RePlayGround - recycling with a twist!: Crafty friends can organize, too!: "Nothing warms my crafty heart more than when a friend recently told me he and his girlfriend sat down one afternoon and whipped up a few pro..."

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Photo Galley Thursday "Dragon Boat Racing"

This does look very interesting Rosemary. You have the best adventures.

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Photo Galley Thursday "Dragon Boat Racing": "On Father's Day, my co-workers participated in a Dragon Boat Race on the Susquehanna River. It was quite an interesting day, and I played p..."

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Easy Way to Choose Paint Colors

The Easy Way to Choose Paint Colors: Just Use My Favorites.

If you hate looking through paint chips and choosing the right color then just look at my favorite 7 hues to see if they move you like they do me.

These seven colors are my favorites. They are refined and will give your home a lift of color.

  • SW6484 Meander BlueBLUE Sherwin Williams Meander Blue (#6484) Blues and Greens have become the new neutrals on the color wheel. They go with anything.This light blue(almost green) is very soothing to the eye. It is a great choice for a bedroom or bathroom.
  •   Benjamin Moore 2109-30 Wood Grain BrownBROWN Benjamin Moore Wood Grain Brown (#2109-30) Brown is great to use to warm up a room, but it is hard to find a good brown. More often than not they have too much red or yellow mixed in, which can make them look muddy. This one has a gray under tone which makes it look more refined.
  •   Benjamin Moore 2003-10 Million Dollar RedRED Benjamin Moore Million Dollar Red (#2003-10) It is often very difficult to find a good red because often they are blended with too much blue or yellow. This red is mixed with the perfect combination of both. It is good for a dining room because it gives a warm flattering cast to skin tones. Everyone will look his or her best at the table. It is also a cozy choice for your family room.
  •  Color match of Olympic B68-3 Lettuce Alone*GREEN Olympic Lettuce Alone (#B68-3) Green, particularly a crisp, clean green like this one, looks great in kitchens, where food and colors abound.Consider it for your bathroom too, where it will be fresh and calming.
  •   Benjamin Moore 1528 Early Morning MistBEIGE Benjamin Moore Early Morning Mist (#1528) This neutral color is somewhere between gray and beige. Because it changes with light, it is extremely adaptable. A foolproof color that works for almost any decorating scheme.
  • Benjamin Moore® Aura® Paint - Hawthorne YellowYELLOW Benjamin Moore Hawthorne Yellow (#HC-4) Yellow works well in rooms that are exposed to little natural light because it brings an element of the Sun. This yellow, neither too lemony nor too golden, is just the right balance of tranquil and turbo charged.
  •   Benjamin Moore 2137-60 Gray OwlGRAY Benjamin Moore Gray Owl (#2137-60) A sophisticated alternative to blue this hue is extremely adaptable to all color schemes. It goes with everything.
I hope you love these colors as much as I do. Whether you pick these colors or others for your home just remember to pick colors YOU like. Don't fall prey to what's "IN" (that will change before you have even pried off the lid your paint can.). Look to your favorite color of clothes for inspiration.

Until next time may all your Designs be Courageous.

DESIGN & DECORATION: Children's Comforter Sets - A Splash of Colors in ...

Children deserve pretty rooms too.

DESIGN & DECORATION: Children's Comforter Sets - A Splash of Colors in ...: "Give every child the chance to enjoy being in the bedroom by providing them with children's comforter sets. A splash of colors and lo..."

Gardening - Advice and Tips, Vegetable Gardening, Container Gardening, More - BHG.com

Is your side yard just wasted space? Pretty it up with these Ideas from Better Homes and Gardens.

Gardening - Advice and Tips, Vegetable Gardening, Container Gardening, More - BHG.com

Savvy Decor and Design Ideas Under $50

Here are some Great Ideas for Decorating under $50 from Better Homes and Gardens.

Savvy Decor and Design Ideas Under $50

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Connie Gee's Designs

Connie Gee's Designs

DESIGN & DECORATION: Tabletop Fountains - Modern Age Decor

DESIGN & DECORATION: Tabletop Fountains - Modern Age Decor: "Water features are the accessories that help in changing the overall outlook of your interiors, without occupying much space. They pr..."

Habitually Chic®: Chic Striped Studio

Habitually Chic®: Chic Striped Studio: "I've received so many lovely comments and emails about my upcoming move but one reader from Amsterdam took things a bit further. She emaile..."

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Elizabeth Taylor Auction at Christie's

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Elizabeth Taylor Auction at Christie's

Habitually Chic®: More Chic Stripes

Habitually Chic®: More Chic Stripes

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Batik Lamp * As Featured By House Beautiful Magazine

Batik Lamp * As Featured By House Beautiful Magazine

Connie Gee's Designs

I love this site.

Connie Gee's Designs

Connie Gee's Designs

I love this site.

Connie Gee's Designs

Arts, Design & Architecture: Good Interior Design For Your House Renovation

Arts, Design & Architecture: Good Interior Design For Your House Renovation: "By Leo Samuel Most people are at their wits' end when it comes to renovation of their homes, and are bewildered by the sheer proportions of ..."

Habitually Chic®: Perfectly Imperfect

Habitually Chic®: Perfectly Imperfect: "The Domino Book of Decorating continues to top the list of best selling home decorating books and I have no doubt that former editor in chi..."

Monday, June 27, 2011

Freitag Gives Their Recycled Messengers New U.S. Digs

Freitag Gives Their Recycled Messengers New U.S. Digs: " Although it was back in 1993 that graphic designers Daniel and Markus F..."

Rectangular Directoire Table * As Featured By Casa Estilo International Magazine May 2011

Rectangular Directoire Table * As Featured By Casa Estilo International Magazine May 2011

Set of 3 Lacquer Boxes: Duck Egg * As Featured By Elle Decor Magazine

Set of 3 Lacquer Boxes: Duck Egg * As Featured By Elle Decor Magazine

Festive Fourth of July Sweets

Festive Fourth of July Sweets

Grilling Recipes & Drink Pairings

Time to fire the old grill up.

Grilling Recipes & Drink Pairings

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Aroma Espresso Bar at the 2011 Coffee and Tea Fest...

I love coffee and tea.
NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Aroma Espresso Bar at the 2011 Coffee and Tea Fest...: "We are back at the Coffee and Tea Festival from February....I have to say how much I really enjoyed this show. If you are a coffee or tea lo..."

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Show Your Red, White & Blue

Show Your Red, White & Blue

Fast and Fabulous Ideas to Decorate Your Garden

Fast and Fabulous Ideas to Decorate Your Garden

Outdoor Living Rooms

Outdoor Living Rooms

Best Outdoor Patio Umbrellas – Outdoor Patio Umbrellas For Sale

Best Outdoor Patio Umbrellas – Outdoor Patio Umbrellas For Sale

Habitually Chic®: I Found a Home!

Habitually Chic®: I Found a Home!: "I want to again thank everyone who crossed their fingers and prayed for me to find an apartment. After dealing with shady brokers and walki..."

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: The Plaza Food Hall Cupcakes

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: The Plaza Food Hall Cupcakes: "We are back at The Plaza Food Hall by Todd English........ I have been hearing about these 'Curly Cakes' for quite some time and finally de..."

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

President Carter: Decent housing is a right -- Habitat for Humanity Int'l

President Carter: Decent housing is a right -- Habitat for Humanity Int'l

Yard work


Yard work. I hate yard work. Especially mowing the yard. I have allergies and mowing the yard makes them react just horribly. Plus I hate gas powered lawn mowers. The vibration, the fumes, the loud engine screaming at me. I really hate it. But since I am a perfectionist I have to do it myself. Ever since I got an electric mower it has made the job of mowing a more enjoyable task.

With an electric mower the engine vibration is a thing of the past. No gas fumes or exhaust. No loud motor humming. Just quiet mowing where, when you are finished, you don't feel like you have been shook to death and you can still hear. I use the Solaris 510121. The great thing about this lawn mower is it has push button starting. No pulling the cord till your arm falls off. It is self propelled. It can cut the average lawn on one charge and has an LED read out that alerts you to how much of a charge you have a left. With the price of gas these days an electric mower just makes sense. Also using an electric mower is greener way to mow your yard since their are no toxic emissions into the atmosphere.

An electric mower can't do much for your allergies but they sure can make yard work enjoyable..

Candida Höfer’s and Thomas Struth’s World of Interiors Resources: architecturaldigest.com

Candida Höfer’s and Thomas Struth’s World of Interiors Resources: architecturaldigest.com

Special Focus : Transform your space | Home & Decor - Stylish Living Made Easy

Special Focus : Transform your space Home & Decor - Stylish Living Made Easy

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Photo Galley Tuesday " Flowering Hydrangea"

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Photo Galley Tuesday " Flowering Hydrangea": "I love these flowers! My plant had not flowered in a few years, I cut it back a bit too much but this year...it's happy once again! They are..."

Habitually Chic®: Pretty in Provence

Habitually Chic®: Pretty in Provence: "All I can think about besides moving is that I can't wait to take a vacation after it's over. A 'sit around and read a book all day' type o..."

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: June..... the Month of Brides, Cake Couture and a ...

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: June..... the Month of Brides, Cake Couture and a ...: "June is a very popular wedding month. I thought I would show some wonderful wedding gown windows from Saks Fifth Avenue as well as a shop in..."

Monday, June 20, 2011

Kitchen Remodeling - Kitchen Decorating Ideas & Photos Of Remodeled Kitchens

Kitchen Remodeling - Kitchen Decorating Ideas & Photos Of Remodeled Kitchens

Jason Miller’s Contemporary Light Fixtures

Jason Miller’s Contemporary Light Fixtures

Marsh Magic

Marsh Magic

Geoffrey Beene's Honolulu House

Don't you just love Geoffrey Beene.
Geoffrey Beene's Honolulu House

Pamela Pierce's Top 10 Picks

Pamela Pierce's Top 10 Picks

Habitually Chic®: Hot Wheels

Habitually Chic®: Hot Wheels: "In honor of Father's Day, I'm posting something that I know all men and actually a lot of women would love to receive. Enjoy! Slim Aaron..."

RePlayGround - recycling with a twist!: Another "Junked" item Rescue Story!

RePlayGround - recycling with a twist!: Another "Junked" item Rescue Story!: "A few weeks ago we asked for stories of ways you rediscovered or reused a 'junked' or thrift store item. This week we're featuring Stephani..."

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Super Bargain

I wanted to share with one of my super bargains. I found this Angel
at Ross Department Store for $0.49. You read that right 49 cents.

My .49 Angel










When I turned the angel over and looked at the sticker

Sticker Shock

 I went into reverse sticker shock. I just could not believe it. I was like oh my goodness I have to hurry and buy this before they realize their mistake. So I literally ran to the check out. The cashier was also a little surprised as well but happily rang it for me.

The only thing I can think of was they really wanted to get rid of it. It was after Christmas when I bought it so it was seasonal clearance but it also had some slight damage to it that you can't really tell (I have worked in quality control for most of my career so I really inspected it.). There is a sculpted ribbon coming down that front with cut pieces of mirror embedded in it that looks like some of the pieces are missing.
Missing mirror pieces











Whatever reason it was clearanced so much I thanked the Bargain Gods and went on my merry way. The angel is beautiful it is metallic silver with beautiful details. It is holding a delicate little flower you can barely make out in the picture.
It holds a delicate small flower









It has beautiful Scroll work wings.

Beautiful wings













It looks almost carved, especially the back.
Back of Angel












I really love it and I am proud of my bargain.


My bargain














































Crutcher Studio News: Messiah Church Parking Lot Expansion

Crutcher Studio News: Messiah Church Parking Lot Expansion

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

Friday, June 17, 2011

Gravity Defying Homes

These are just plain wierd but interesting.

Gravity Defying Homes

Frank Webb Redefines Country Chic Decor

Frank Webb Redefines Country Chic Decor

Nick Munro's Coffee Set

I absolutely love this!
Nick Munro's Coffee Set

Home Decorating and Interior Design Ideas - BHG.com

Home Decorating and Interior Design Ideas - BHG.com

Decorating with Handmade Cottage Charm

Decorating with Handmade Cottage Charm

EZ Shoppes: Christmas In July Craft Show ~ Sign Up's Open

EZ Shoppes: Christmas In July Craft Show ~ Sign Up's Open: "July 13th ~ July 27th Join us for our Christmas In July Online Craft Show Click the banner above or HERE to sign up and get your craft boo..."

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Soho Accessories "You Pick" Your Giveaway Winner!!...

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Soho Accessories "You Pick" Your Giveaway Winner!!...: "I would like to announce our winner of the summer Soho Accessories Giveaway : Susan Taylor of San Rafael, California !! Thank you to al..."

RePlayGround - recycling with a twist!: Light up your dad’s day with this smokin’ cigar bo...

I love this idea. Reminds of the cigar box I kept my crayons in during elementary school.
RePlayGround - recycling with a twist!: Light up your dad’s day with this smokin’ cigar bo...: "Dads are super-special people. They teach you everything they know and the credit they take is watching you grow. Do something special thi..."

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Paperpixiecrafts: The EZ way to sell online. Check out EZShoppes!

Paperpixiecrafts: The EZ way to sell online. Check out EZShoppes!: "Have you heard of EZshoppes? Tried selling on Etsy or Artfire? To complicated? Ezshoppes is a new easier way to sell online. I opened a sh..."

Father's Day Gift Guide


Next Sunday June 19th is Father's Day. A day we honor our fathers, acting fathers, and father figures. Every one likes to be appreciated with the sweet cards and such but if you are true blooded Human you want a nice gift. So here I have compiled a list of gifts for all tastes. You can purchase them with just a click of your mouse. Enjoy.


5x7 Hinged Daddy's Boy Poem Oak Picture Photo Frame ~ A Wonderful Gift Idea for a New Father, Father's Day, Valentines Day, Birthday or Christmas Gift

 

 

 

Broadway Basketeers Ultimate Gourmet Father's Day Gift Tower

 

 




Grasslands Road Celtic 12-Ounce Father Coffee Mug with "May The Road Rise To Meet You.." Irish Blessing, Gift Boxed

 



The Official Dad Book (Collector's Edition) [Hardcover]

 

 

 

Personalized Modern Chrome Plated Money Clip - Bill Holder - Father's Day Gift Idea - Groomsmen Gift

 




5x7 Hinged Daddy's Girl Poem Oak Picture Photo Frame ~ A Wonderful Gift Idea for a New Father, Father's Day, Valentines Day, Birthday or Christmas Gift

 

 

Bling Jewelry Tungsten Carbide 8 mm Comfort Fit Flat Wedding Band Ring Celtic Dragon Gold Inlay (6)

 

 

 

Bling Jewelry Father's Day Gifts Silver Twist Cable Love Knot Double Faced Cufflinks

 

 

 

Bling Jewelry Father's Day Gifts Mens Micro Pave 8-Point Star Silver Stud Earrings

RePlayGround - recycling with a twist!: Summer Soda Tab Ideas!

What wonderful ideas to keep garbage out of our landfills.
RePlayGround - recycling with a twist!: Summer Soda Tab Ideas!: "Looking for some upcycling summer fun? Take a look at these cool and crafty soda tab creations. For Earth Day, we taught how to make soda ..."

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Last Chance to Enter Soho Accessories Giveaway!!

NYC, Style & a little Cannoli: Last Chance to Enter Soho Accessories Giveaway!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Creating a comfortable Bedroom

Creating a comfortable Bedroom

To me, my bedroom is my sanctuary, my oasis from the troubles of the world. I want to be comfortable in my bedroom. The bed especially has to be comfortable and inviting. Comfortable to lie on and sleep in. I do a lot of reading and writing before I go to sleep at night lying in my bed so it has to be comfortable.

The bedding has to be extra comfortable. I love Candice Olsen Bedding. It is light and comfortable. Like sleeping on a cloud. The line that is my favorite is called "Cloud Nine". I also like Cindy Crawford Bedding. Cindy Crawford's  Designs have  a great sense of style. Wonderful to snuggle up in after a hard days work.

But don't just think of the comfort of the bedding when planning your sanctuary also think of the style. I love Iron Headboards. Iron Head boards create a bedroom with a sense of style and flair. My bedroom has to have the style to make me want to stay in it not just the comfort.

As I said earlier in this post I do a lot of reading and writing in bed before I doze off for the night, a Laptop Bed Desk makes this task a lot easier. I love being able to do this task comfortably while laying in bed getting ready to go to sleep. Is is a convenient and relaxing way to work.

I hope that these Ideas have helped to inspire you to create your oasis and sanctuary from the world, a comfortable, stylish bedroom.

Habitually Chic®: Enjoy the Present

Habitually Chic®: Enjoy the Present
I absolutely love this picture.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Using Color

Using Color


Color can change your mood. Good use of color in your home can make you happy to be at home. Color can correct a room that is off-balance. It can pull everything together and make a room look finished.

A color wheel can help you experiment with color combinations. The twelve-part color wheel is the most useful tool when it comes to decorating.

There are some rules to remember when using color in home decorating:
·       Don’t use too many colors in one room. Use two to four depending on the size of the room.
·       Decide if you are going to emphasize the furnishings or the background.
·       Coordinate the color of a room with adjoining rooms if you can see one from the other.
·       Use neutral colors to camouflage defects, such as architectural or structural problems that you can’t easily change. Use bold colors to enhance interesting architectural details.
·       Use patterns to make a neutral background more interesting.
·       You can get away with more than one pattern in a room if the patterns use the same color scheme.
Now that you know the rules, you will know what rules to break because as we all know, rules were made to be broken.

One last piece of advice on color, use only the colors you like. Don’t use color just for the sake of having color in your home. You have to live in your home so decorate it with things you love.

Until next time, I hope your designs are courageous.

Muppet Sing Alongs: It's Not Easy Being Green [VHS]

3451 9-1/4IN. COLOR WHEEL DIAMETER:9-1/4"Interior Design Color Wheel Helps You Harmonize Your Interior Design Projects.

Color Design Workbook: A Real World Guide to Using Color in Graphic Design

Color in Interior Design CL

Color by Betty Edwards: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors


The Color Purple: A New Musical (Piano/Vocal)

Happy Go Lovely - Color - 1951

Musical Landscapes in Color: Conversations with Black American Composers

Musical Fun: Colors and Patterns [With CD] (Carry-A-Tune)

Colorflame Birthday Candles with Colored Flames!

Strum a Song of Angels: Poems About Music (The Musical Colors Rhyming Story Coloring Book Series, 3)