Monday, August 29, 2011

Living The Dream

 photos found here

 While perusing the internet the other night, I came across Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel's Palm Springs home. I am in love. Suzanne's decorating style is so perfectly in sync with what I would love in a home. I am assuming it's mostly Suzanne's style since it leans towards the feminine side. Do you want a tour? I knew you did!

Spetacular! Love the pink. Love the green. Love the soft squishy bedding. Love the animal prints mixed throughout. Love the white panels. Love all the chandeliers. Love the stone floors. Love the slipcovers. Love the mirrors. Love the candles. Love the fresh flowers everywhere. 

I could move right in and stay forever.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I recently splurged and bought myself  some new necklaces.  I place the blame for this squarely on shoulders of a fun little site you might have heard of called Pinterest. While perusing the latest "pins" I came across a western style belt from Sheplers. I've been needing a good leather belt for a while and was curious, so I followed the link to their sight and it was all over from there.

Three necklace and one belt later I found myself in bling bliss. I originally had the belt and turquoise necklace picked out, but if you ordered past a certain price range they paid the shipping. So I HAD to order two more, right?!

Turns out this red one is my favorite on. Please disregard the black tank that seemed to pick up every piece of lint known to man. Funny, they all have crosses as a theme.  Even the belt I bought has a cross on it.

Man it smells yummy too, like a new car with leather seats!

This isn't the end of my latest obsession either. I have another one being made very soon by my super talented cousin Michelle. That one will be PINK! I promise to show you when it's done and share her link so you can buy your own if you're interested. Until then, have a fabulous day!

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Little Bit of All That Jazz~Latest Projects

I've been working like a busy beaver stockpiling stuff to take to Jazz. I've got a new sign all ready to hang. The last two signs with our name I made sold. One was a burlap runner and the other a black board with silver glitter letters. I think this one might stick around longer since I added our space #17 to it.

A burlap covered canvas. I got this idea when I saw old burlap bags framed and hung on a wall. This is the cheaper version!

I though they turned out rather well. I hope they sell because I stocked up on canvases because there was a sale this week. I want to try some stripes down the side next time, like you see on the old french linens. If they don't sell I may have to take up painting.

Two picture frames from Goodwill got a makoever.

Candles made pretty, french style.

Flour sack towels. I had a lot of fun making these.
I ran out and bought 6 more to make with different images.

Aprons with iron on~transfer images. Nearly all the images I used are from
The Graphic Fairy, LOVE her!

All this is ready to go to Jazz, plus 2 boxes of goodies I've got all priced and a bunch more I have YET to price. I just need to coordinate help getting it all up there when our schedules match up. I have yet to figure out how to move the furniture all by myself!

Do you sense a theme here? I'm going for a french country look. I think. If that's what you call mixing french stuff and roosters.

So for now the stockpile continues to grow and when I can get it all to the shop, a MAJOR transformation is on order! Next post, more furniture makeovers. Have a great day my loveleighs!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Pink Saturday and a Miracle Makeover

Today I'm joining Beverly for Pink Saturday and a special event,

Charlie's Miracle Makeover.

One very special little boy will get a room makeover and we can all help raise money for the next time someone else needs a special pick me up as they struggle through a difficult time.

All it takes is a click of the mouse.

View Charlie's room makeover HERE

My gift for you today is the sharing of a song. Carrie Underwood singing How Great thou Art, with Vince Gill accompanying. I first heard this rendition through a link on a family member's blog and was stunned by it's beauty. I had to hunt it down and add it to my Playlist. Every time I hear it, I get chills. It's that beautiful.

This video is a bit long, but you can scoot it along to the actual song by moving the slide at the bottom from left to right until Carrie begins to sing, at about 7 minutes in should do it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Feel free to snag it for your own Playlist, I've moved it to the #1 spot to make it easier to find.

Please be sure to visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound to find all the pink links and discover the many ways YOU can contribute to helping someone in need get a makeover.

Happy Pink Saturday and have a loveleigh weekend!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Man Candy

John Hamm

Tim Mcgraw

Jason Stratham

Gabriel Aubry


 Have a a fabulous day!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

August at All That Jazz

I took a couple new pieces into the space last weekend!

This nightstand/dresser was a piece my Mom had and it got a makeover with AS Chalk Paint in the Duck Egg Blue color. It's a pretty little piece with a lot of character.

The little round end table on the right is the second piece I took in. I forgot to get a good picture. I hate it when that happens!  It was originally and ugly shade of green with brown undertones. I painted it the same color as the previous piece, the Duck Egg Blue, then stenciled a fleur de lis pattern on all 3 shelves. It really made the piece pop and it looks oh so much better.

There are more changes than just the new furniture. My Nana has left Jazz. She wasn't making enough sales to make it worth keeping her spot. Michelle has also "officially" left but her stuff remains behind. A hectic Summer has prevented her from packing it all up but we're thinking by the end of the month she'll be able to get it all boxed up. Then I'm REALLY on my own.  The twins (my Mom and Michelle's Mom) will still be my partners but truth be told I do 95% of the work. It's basically MY addiction. I just drag them along for the ride most of the time!

Also on the new changes front, the shop we have All That Jazz in has sold. The owners have moved on to a new opportunity within the space of a month and a half  and we now have a new owner. Our previous owners will be greatly missed, they are wonderful people and were a tremendous help to us as new vendors but I am also excited about the new direction I think our shop may be taking!

I'll keep you updated. I have new stuff stacked up in the shed at home and have been working on some new projects. I've just been waiting for Michelle's things to fly the coop to make room. I think September will be a great time to make a fresh start.  Happy Sunday and have a wonderful week!