Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Little Christmas Mail

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And I know I know it's the week of Thanksgiving but you know you have to order Christmas cards early... and even earlier this year! Check out some of the fun new designs in My Etsy Shop and then a few more inspirational ones I'm loving right now!

And here are some creative cards others have made that I am loving this year! 

Love the idea of sending vintage Christmas cards. You could print a photo to place inside and even use vintage stamps to send!

Isn't that envelope fabulous??

Obviously I would have a gold polka dot choice in here! 

I love Christmas cards so much - they are a binding tool, a message to loved ones that you may not see throughout each year, and a thoughtful note to say you are thinking of others during this time of the year. Read here for the full story of how Christmas cards came to be and how they have changed throughout generations. 

Happy Thanksgiving and may time with family be a blessing to you this year! 

- Hailey

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thrift Shop Feat

Alright guys time for some thrifting! I was so sad moving to Lubbock from the Metroplex and mighta sorta thrown a fit about leaving all of my most treasured stores. You know when you find that perfect thrift/antique store that you frequent weekly and every time you find something amazing? Well I was leaving 22 years worth of those stores. But with much luck I finally have established some amazing new ones right here in good ol' Lubbock, Texas. So journey with me through some of my favorite finds this last Saturday and some treasures that I got to bring home!

How fabulous is this tea set?? I had it in my hand until I realized they were $25 for each set of 4 - not $25 for all 8 sets which would have been FABULOUS. 

How unique is this side table? Love the vintage luggage and brass look! and it had storage inside! 

If I had room I would have bought this chair in a heart beat. The white linen was so pretty and the coral piping was spot on! I would have taken off the skirt and exposed the wooden legs and used it at a vanity or desk! 

This hanging light might look a little dull in the picture but in person it was so fab. What drew it to me was the three lights in the middle bunched together and that fabulous etched laurel! So fun in an entry way or corner. 

Goodness would I have loved to re-do this cabinet. How much fun is all of that hand-carved goodness? It would have been a beat to paint but in a fun coral or white it would have been a eye-catcher for sure!

OK so now to the items I could actually afford :) 

So if you saw the dining room re-do I have a bookshelf that I am wanting to fill with all shades of blue and green books so one my fav stores sells them for .25 cents and they always have new ones to choose from! 

This lighting fixture was $12 and I've been looking for a new one to trade for the awful awful racetrack lighting that we have now. See here. So I'm going for a modern barn look in the bathroom and eventually want to have rustic wood around the mirror and wanted some barn looking lighting and I thought this was the perfect mix for modern and rustic. And I found in online at Lowes for normally $98! 

You all know I'm obsessed with brass right now. Why? I have no idea. But this bowl called my name and for only $2 the possibilities are endless! Right now it holds pumpkins, it's about to hold ornaments, and it's future is bright 

I've also started to collect brass candlesticks. You can find them for as low as 50 cents and my dream is to do something like this on the fireplace mantel.. 

Gorgeous huh? So I need a lot more candlesticks! Good thing I found my stores :) 

Also mixed in was the huge frame for $5 which I can never ever pass up a giant frame for that cheap, and a lampshade for $3 for my office re-do! 

That's it for thrifting today folks, and if it wasn't going to be 20 degrees and possible snow on Saturday I would be at it again. Stay tuned for the next Saturday Thrift Day! 

- Hailey

Friday, November 15, 2013

Triple, Triple, Toil and Trouble

Happy late Hallows Eve! We had a fabulously fun party at our house on Halloween with our small group that included skeleton cookies, a dog in panties, turquoise skeletons, glitter-fying pumpkins and a BIG reveal that I have been waiting anxiously to share!!!

Ranger was Nacho LABre this year! He loved his red underpants :) 

Sarah glittering her pumpkin up! 

Jenny with her cute lace and gold tack pumpkin! 

All the gals! 

And now for the reveal :) Our new and lovely friend Tania and Brady have been trying for years to have a little one. We have been praying since we moved here and met them and they have had an amazing support team that has been surrounding them through this. They announced to us in a very clever and fun way that they are having... 


                         Please notice the crying ^^^^

                                                                                                                            Please notice this^^^

A high-five for Brady :) ^^^

 Hugs all around!! 

She's so much prettier crying with a uni... 

Isn't she going to be the cutest triplet mom EVER?????

And now we are planning the reveal party to find out what these lil' pumpkins are!!! Get ready!!! 

Love you Tania and Brady! 

- Hailey

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

It's Going to be a Picnic

So I've been looking tirelessly for months and months for a patio set. I get on craiglist everyday just hoping that there would be the most glorious set that day just for me. Well it hasn't happened. They are either too big, too rotten, or too expensive. Until Friday. I always send my more serious finds to Chuck and I almost always get a no reply - but this day, I got a yes. To a picnic table! For 35 bucks - ya. So we are now the proud owners of a gloriously old and awesome picnic table. Ever since we brought it home I've been dreaming of ways to paint, stencil, decorate around it, the whimsical evening dinners we shall have on it, and how lovely it will be to have seating not only for 2-4 but up to 10 in our backyard! So check it out and then help me with direction of how to make it fab!

Isn't it darling? It has an original metal green base which is rusted and I love. Also it might need a name. So think on that as well... 

LOVE this color. Obviously, it's already all over my house! 

Love the stenciling on this! Could just do the seats or both... 

Checkers! How fun is that??

Love the painted but still rustic look of this - I want it to be weathered since it is already very old.. 

Love the idea of putting numbers at the seats! The color is too bland but I could do numbers on any color.. 

Love the painted on table runner! But that also means I couldn't always add my own.. 

Obviously I was going to throw in a hot pink options. It probably won't fly with chuck but how clever to just paint the rims and base! 

This is a lighter turquoise which I love... 

Now let's imagine the parties!!! Love the pillows on the seats and all the color! 

Gorgeous lighting and I love the lace on the rustic table.

How beautiful is that table runner and the flowers?? Love the idea of picnic by candlelight.

Perfect right? We are going to put it under our big tree in the back yard and I want lights and latterns and beautiful and romantic elements everywhere! 

So get ready picnic table you are about to be transformed and lots of memories are about to be made with you! 

Have a wonderful Tuesday! 

- Hailey