Wednesday, December 16, 2009

pure style home

I admit that I'm way behind on blog following but I just came across my new favorite blog, Pure Style Home. She is not lacking followers, so I am sure that most of you frequent her blog daily. I am quite impressed at her home redo's and can't wait to see the nursery post when her new baby comes! Enjoy!

Lauren, Thanks for letting me share!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

happy thanksgiving!

This is the first year, I think ever, that Ash or I will be away from our families for the holidays. We are dreaming of the big feasts and the fellowship of family, sitting around watching parades and football. Here is to our great country America!
May God bless you this Thanksgiving!

(pictures via theinspiredroom)

Friday, November 13, 2009


This is a home I admired that I found off an architectural website not too long ago. The home is in Sausalito. If anyone has seen the source please let me know!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

modern rustic renovation

photos via Houzz

Saturday, October 10, 2009


I used to have a subscription to Western Interiors and loved it.

Did you know they were bought out? Yes, Western Interiors & Design has merged with LUXE, and is now LUXE Interiors + Design. Not too familiar with what LUXE was or now IS but what I have seen weren't page turners. If you've seen it, let me know what you think. They issue their magazine quarterly and have regional editions. I found a beautiful home in one of the Chicago editions by Grunsfeld Shafer Architects. Even though its not too livable for my stage of life now, the architeccture and interiors are beautiful!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

still around

I heard at the end of July, through another conversation going on beside me at a restaurant (I was by myself), that the beloved Southern Accents magazine published by Southern Progress was going down too. The poor girl was talking about how they told her that she would be losing her job, and was wondering what she would do next. They might ask her to stay but there would be a period where she wouldn't be sure. Then again it could be an opportunity, a blessing in disguise to start something new, maybe start working for herself. I was in shock as it wasn't public yet and I sure hope the girl has found something, as I'm sure she was talented. So recently, as many of you have already posted about, we welcome to the world, Lonny Magazine! I am so thankful to be able to view this online, since I won't be subscribing from over here in China. Looks like this one will be more along the lines of the old Domino, which will help me carry on my love for all things design across the world.

On another note, I have been questioning whether to keep up this blog. It originally started as a place for me to post about things I love, things that inspire me in my field of work. My first love though has called my family and I overseas and my time to post as become too little. In the time I do have to post, my attention goes to my main blog. So to all my hundreds of readers :) please keep visiting as I post a little less frequently but still hope to leave you inspired.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

thank you slingbox!

I'm totally okay with not being up with what is going on in the technology world but I'm sure all of you out there have heard of slingbox. Because of this awesome invention and our great friends, the Lathams we can watch cable! Granted, the times are completely opposite. Anne Marie and I watched the first episode of The Biggest Loser at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning and Noggin has cartoons around the clock that is great for little Mallie.

Saturday, August 29, 2009