A Tisket, A Tasket. . .

I get a new bike basket! For my birthday my mom got me the coolest cruiser bike. Since then, my little family and I go for bike rides very often. I've realized that it is difficult to carry my phone, water bottle, keys and/or garage door opener. Problem solver? A basket. Duh! So yesterday evening when we were heading out to the in-laws, I still hadn't received my Mother's Day gift. (not important that I get one, but I knew I was getting one so the anticipation was killing me) My oldest little, Hunter, was holding my card and he says, "Mommy, this is your card, but we can't let you see your bike basket!" haha. The hubs came running out and said, "Bubba, I can't tell you anything!" I was so excited, but acted oh so surprised when I opened the card. You see, The Hubs is worried about purchasing the wrong thing. So instead of knowing I want a basket and picking one out, he prints a picture of the thing and gives me the picture. As if he's saying, "See I paid attention. I know this is something you really want, BUT I also know that because you really want one, you already have one in mind. Since I don't want to disappoint you, this is your gift, but I'll let you pick it out." What a smart sweet hubby I have. Anywho. . . here are the baskets I've been looking at.



I'm leaning towards #1 and #5. I'll post pics as soon as I decide and it arrives. :)

Master Bedroom Mood Board

This is my first attempt at an actual mood board so forgive me if it seems a bit amateurish. I feel like I’m finally making progress on my Master since my color revelation. I can’t wait to put my vision to the test. What do you think?

Mood Board


Product List
Wall Color: Benjamin Moore-Edgecomb Gray
Night Stands: I already have 1 that I posted about here.
Drapery Fabric: Calico Corners-Kalah Blue
Dresser: I have a fabulous dresser that needs to be painted. I’ll tell you her story when I post about the paint job.
Bedding: Pottery Barn Pearl Embroidered (I already own and is no longer available in red)
Red Ikat Pillows: MarthaAndAsh
Green Stripe Pillow: BeStillShop
Chair and Lamp: Urban Outfitters here and here
Artwork: BrittanyBass

Blouse to Room

I found this great blouse on ModCloth.
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 I can’t get past the color combination. This season, mixing colors and patterns is all the rage and this blouse is a great example of the colors of Summer. It got me thinking (I know, STOP EVERYTHING) this would look great in a room. I put together a collection of some great rooms using these colors.

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What color trends are you into this Season?

To Brass? or Not to Brass?

As most of you may have noticed, brass/gold is making a comeback. At first I was very hesitant because I am part of the silver/white gold era. Everyone's wedding rings are white gold or platinum. House light fixtures are polished/rubbed nickel or chrome. (with a little oil rubbed bronze in the mix) In the recent year and more-so months, brass is coming back. The difference in 
"today's brass" compared to the "brass of 80's past" 
is the patina. Most of the things that I have seen recently don't have that crazy polished brass look. It's softer and not nearly as harsh. It's more of an antiqued brass. Anywho. . . Here are some examples of the beautiful brass things that are floating around out there.



In this first photo i noticed the Pendant light fixture. I think it's absolutely beautiful and the gold adds just enough without being overpowering. It's a very elegant chandi!


Alice Lane via 6th Street Design

This lamp is oh so gold, but it screams CHIC to me! It has very classic lines and I think it could be worked into any design. I mean, look how the teal glass looks next to it. The color combo is uber gorgeous!


This next lamp is very simple and dare I say delicate. It ads just the right amount of femininity to this table but is subtly masculine at the same time. And there it is with teal again. I think I might be onto something here. 


This little beauty was recently spotlighted on a la mode which has become one of my new favorite blogs! I don't even know how to describe this little table. It is exactly what I have been searching for and I didn't even know that I was looking!  I just know that I absolutely love it!


Both of these beauties are from Ballard. Who doesn't love a good sunburst mirror? The trellis design on the other is also very beautiful.

What do you think? Let me know if you'll give in and add it to your decor.

So there you have it. Gold is making a comeback and I'm going to concede from
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Mint, Red and Navy

Master Bedroom Inspiration Session. . . Sometimes this feels like a therapy session. I look at a picture and it’s like a little voice says, “And how does that make you feel?” Well I’ll tell ya. . . Navy, Mint and Red make me VERY happy!!! I can’t even tell you how excited I am right now. Check out the inspiration pics and let me know what you think. I think yes!
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If all of these pictures got together and had a baby it would be the beautiful Master Getaway I know have pictured in my head. I feel like it’s going to burst. I can’t wait to get started and hopefully, FINALLY have a finished product to share. . . eventually.