Tuesday, February 5, 2008

And then some...

So, I went a little overboard on the retail therapy. Just a little, though. I kept it under control at Urban Outfitters. I have been wanting this rug for my entryway FOREVER, and finally scored it!



And, who doesn't love Kurt Halsey? I just adore this print! And at $12, I couldn't resist. I'm not sure where I'm going to hang it yet, but our living room is black/white and red. So, I'm thinking it will find a home somewhere in there.



I had to have one of these for what Bryan loathingly calls "the pink room." Our guest room is done completely India-style. A sari patchwork bedspread, all kinds of Indian artwork...elephants, etc. Consequently, it has lots of deep pinks and purples (along with every other color in the rainbow). It used to be our bedroom gear until Bryan finally talked me into the turquoise and chocolate brown room we have now. The new colors are so relaxing, but I still find "the pink room" to be so romantic.



My last little Urban Outfitters treat was one of these trays that I hope to use as a vanity tray for my bathroom. Unfortunately, you don't get to pick the color. So, I am really keeping my fingers crossed that they send something in a green or purple scheme.



So, today was one of those absolutely wonderful days where everything just seemed to be going right. I woke up this morning with a quick little e-mail from the folks at Poppy Ink. Apparently, the had some extra add-on kits left over from January. I had been dying to get my hands on the With Love Poppy Project, but wasn't quick enough when it first came out. I wanted to use it to make Bryan's Valentine's gift. Luckily, I was able to get one today! It's okay that it won't get here until after V-Day. Since Bryan is leaving soon, I can't send anymore packages over to Afghanistan. We'll just have to have a little belated celebration when he gets home. But, look at this yumminess I have to play with in the meantime!



I also had missed out on the February Poppy Project that I wanted so badly: My Coloring Book. I decided to take a look while I was buying the With Love kit...just to make sure there didn't happen to be an extra Coloring Book kit. And, what do you know? There it was...just one...just for me! I have grand plans for this kit! Just look at all of the yummy colors here:



I can't wait to get my hands on these goodies! So, that was where my retail therapy went a little awry. But, how could I resist with the lovely kits that Heather puts together? And, the day just continued to get better...

After my shopping spree, I took a little trip over to SIStv. Lo and behold, my little dress from the previous post was selected for The Catwalk! And, by Gigi Kennedy...one of my two FAVE Fashionistas (the other is Kerry Lynn Yeary). So, the selection was extra special. Plus, Gigi sent me the sweetest little message ever. It totally made my day!

To top it all off, it was an absolutely GORGEOUS day here in North Carolina! The sun was shining, and it is finally starting to warm up! I made a quick run to Home Depot to get the screws for that Hambly project, and came across these beautiful primroses:



They are the most perfect flowers. Seriously...flawless. That's really surprising for plants that come from Home Depot. I'm a total gardening freak, and usually only buy my plants from local nurseries. But, these were just too gorgeous to pass up (especially at $1.97 per pot). Now, I'm just waiting for some little vintage tin cans that I won off of eBay to come in the mail so I can plant these babies in them. I also got some blackberry bushes. I've been looking to buy blackberry bushes ever since we moved to NC. I heard they grow wonderfully here, but couldn't ever find any for sale. Now I have 4 plants of my very own! Hopefully, the weather will hold out tomorrow so I can get them in the ground.

Now, I'm finishing off my lovely day with a yummy midnight snack of a grilled cheese sandwich. Mmmmmm... I'll try to have that Hambly project ready to share tomorrow. But, it's been a little tricky to put together. There's a trick somewhere in the whole process that I just haven't figured out yet. Maybe I can go at it with a clean slate tomorrow, and get it done...

13 comments:

danilouwho said...

wow! look at all your goodies! that's awesome about those kits and the catwalk!
sounds like a great day! you deserve it!

Boriquaz said...

Sounds like you had an amazingly great day! Great finds, the rug is too cute and love the print. Can't wait to see what you do with those kits once you get them in.

Anonymous said...

seriously drooling over all your yummy finds! especially that rug, i might have to go hunt up something similar to that myself now! we have had 9 inches of snow since last night & its still falling so i'm glad you had a pretty day. i'll call ya later since i'm off for the snow day =0)
~k

jill s said...

everything looks delicious!
yeah for retail therapy!

xx
jill

Michelle said...

I knew when i saw you made the catwalk that you'd be jumping over the moon. Congrats! Looks like you had a great time shopping. Yay for getting that rug!

Zoe said...

nothing is better than retail therapy! i would love to have a pink room in this testosterone filled house. don't see it happening though. congrats on the accomplishment!

Lizee said...

ooh Holly! I was so surprised to see a comment from you on my blog.
I thought you were going to be MIA from blogging land. I'm really happy to see posting and crafting.

I have so much to catch up on! LOL

yummee rug..I love it:) and i cant believe it was only 12 bucks. how large is it?

GINAJAM said...

So happy about the catwalk...you should be on it every week!! I really love your sense of style (home decor wise). Next time you're in TX, will you stop by and give me some tips??

Glad it's getting closer to your hubby's return. I can't wait to hear about your reunion!!

jennihaywood said...

I honestly can't remember how I found your blog but I have been lurking here for a while . I hate that word...lurker! Hehehe! Anyway, I really love your blog. You are seriously talented. I love the dress form you did. That totally ROCKED! Thanks for sharing all the eye candy! WOW!

Melonie said...

Wow you did have a great day Girl! And you soooo deserve a great day! Love your stuff and so happy to see your dress on the Catwalk. Did you see how many comments you had? That's because you are amazing! Hope you are feeling ok today.

Michelle said...

wow! How cool is the coloring book stuff!! =) Lotsa yummy eye candy...the print rocks and the rug is awesome!! yay, retail therapy!

Marie said...

Eveyrthing is beautiful! I was gonna get that color book one had it in my cart and everything but decided that it was way to much. So i put it back. Hey maybe u got the one I put back lmao! If so im glad! Cant wait to see ur creation with it!!

Jill Deiling said...

wow, you got some AWESOME stuff! You have such good taste! :) I saw that your dress was on the catwalk earlier this week, i was sooo happy for you!! Congrats! :D your house sounds amazing, i want to have a house like yours someday. :)
Oh yeah, those kits look yummy too, cant wait to see what you make with them!!