Sunday, September 23, 2012

Playing Catch Up

Since my last post I have been knee deep in home decor, both for my class as well as home. I also spent the weekend decorating for Halloween.  I promise to post pics of some ghouls I recreated from Pinterest. 

I did get to see something interesting the other day...a space shuttle flying on a plane. That, my friends, you do not see every day! 
  This was the view from my work. Since we work down the street from NASA, where the shuttle did a flyover, we received great photo ops. 
 After work we headed over to see the Endeavor as it stopped over for the night in Houston. 
 Speaking of Interior Design, here is a peek of my projects:

The one above is for the Arts and Crafts style, below is Mid Century Modern. 

What have you all been up to? 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Reason # 100,000,000,000 Why I Love New York....

They get the best stores first! Always! 
Now when strolling around Manhattan shopaholics can head over to Wooster Street in SoHo to visit Piperlime...IN PERSON! What is the significance of this you may ask? Owned by the Gap, Piperlime has until a few days ago been an online only shop...and let me add one of the most amazing ones going. Not only do they have the latest trends and brands, but they also have Rachel Zoe, among others, giving her fashion picks from new arrivals. 

If someone visits can you please send me your review of the shop? Otherwise I must wait until I visit in December. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Happy Monday

Nothing makes me smile more than silly puppy pics. So I give you:
When Kujo Took Down Jaws. 

Well ok, admittedly the shark is a little smaller than Jaws, but I put my money on Barkley any day.

Hope this finds you all well! Have a great week! 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Weekend Celebrity Sighting

Being a viewer of E! way more than I would like to admit, I have always enjoyed watching the antics of Kendra Wilkinson. First in the public eye on Girls Next Door, then Kendra and now on the WE network with Kendra on Top, her personality makes these shows much cuter than say Kim Kardashian's shows. Not to mention that her family is adorable as well! 

Kendra came to Houston this weekend to promote her new book  and we went to meet her:

I am happy to report that she was very sweet in person. Sometimes you never know if the personality that you see on television will be the same one you encounter in real life. Kendra was exactly the same bubbly blonde as she appears. In fact the line took forever, and by forever I mean some people were probably there at least four hours, because she made sure to speak to each and every person and not rush them through. 
Sure she got part of her fame for being beautiful, having a great shape and living with Hugh Hefner, but she will get farther with her attitude and I wish her the best on her new book! 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Here Comes the Bride...

One of my closest friends, Diana, went on vacation a few weeks ago and came back with a beautiful souvenir! Instead of finding seashells on the beach in Florida her husband-to-be surprised her with an engagement ring that is absolutely gorgeous! She broke the news to me in an email with a photo slide show. Knowing her for almost 20 years and sensing something was up, I immediately skipped to the last slide and there was the sparkler! I couldn't be happier for the both of them. 

Soon after they announced the date for February 2013 we all sprang into action with wedding planning ideas! We are now in full on Jennifer Lopez circa Wedding Planner mode. 
Can you believe that Di found her dress on the first day of shopping?! And it is perfect! 
While Di, her sister/my close friend Tho and I were out searching for reception venues we checked out the Courtyard on St. James Place.  Located near the Houston shopping mecca the Galleria, or as I call it heaven on earth, St. James Place is in a beautiful location and the property certainly stands it ground there. With wrought iron staircases and lanterns lining the walkways it is reminiscent of the New Orleans French Quarter. Ivy climbing the outside walls will make a perfect backdrop for bridal pictures should this be the chosen location. 
Di (that's her pictured above), Tho and I were accompanied by Tho's cutie pie daughter Kaylin. For a three year old she was a real trooper when it came to shopping for hours. Hmmm...perhaps we are rubbing off on her at an early age! ;) 
We hit up BHLDN, otherwise known as Anthropologie's version of a wedding store. It is well documented on Joy De Vivre how I feel about Anthropologie(excitement just passing by, anxious over what new goodies the shopping Gods may bestow upon me, basically pure glee, etc.) and BHLDN is no different. 
From the outside BHLDN looks like a pretty little cake, on the inside it is filled with gorgeous dresses, glistening shoes and displays that make you go why didn't I think of that. 
They have a room full of wedding reception decor for several different themes. Each completely different yet adorable! Having a nautical themed reception and need tabletop decor? Or perhaps a dessert bar and you are in need of colorful paper goods...they have it all! 
Also spotted..these love birds! How cute would these be as a cake topper? VERY! If I do answer my own question!. ;) 

Anyone have any good wedding idea websites to pass along? Any ideas are welcomed!