Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Road Trip to Apalachicola

If you love oysters, this is the place, home of the best oysters in the county.
Apalachicola is on the gulf of Mexico and about 2 hours from our house. On the way there we stopped off in a tiny town called Blountstown, my boyfriend's friend is a blacksmith and they were having a knife expo at the cutest little place, it's called Blountstown Pioneer Settlement.
It's really a step back in time with all the old buildings and you can only imagine the way life used to be.
While no one actual lives there, many events are held here.

I could see myself living in this house, cute, cute, cute!





What a neat old covered wagon, I bet the ride was bumpy back in the day.



I can just imagine sitting here on a summer day drinking an ice cold glass of tea.

This house was my favorite, while it was small, it was just so darn cute.

After our adventure at the settlement, we moved onto a nice lunch on the coast.

This was the view from our table, it was rather cloudy that day but still nice and the food was yummy.

After our wonderful lunch we headed towards Apalachicola for some shopping. It's just fun to walk around and visit all the shops in this quaint little town.
On the day we were there they were having a antique car show.
Two turquoise cars in one place, imagine that.






It was a wonderful fun day :)


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Online Furniture Shopping

Have you ever bought a large piece of furniture online?

My mom has been looking for a new king bed and unfortunately there isn't a ton of selection in our town, so I thought I would look online, why not right?

Many online stores offer good shipping rates and competitive prices. Here are a few I thought she might like and since she's on a budget I had to keep price in mind. All these King beds were under $600.00, which I think is a great price.

I found all these at CSN


Skyline Furniture Tufted High Arch Bed in Black


Skyline Furniture Tufted Arch Bed in Parchment


Skyline Furniture Nail Button Arc Bed in Premier Oatmeal


Skyline Furniture Tufted High Arch Bed in Parchment


Skyline Furniture Nail Button Arc Bed in Premier Sky

Can you see I'm loving the upholstered beds?


I'm thinking my Mom also needs a sleeper sofa for her spare room so when company comes they have a comfy place to sleep.

I found all these sleeper sofas here CSN in the sleeper sofa store.


Sofas to Go Sloane Sleeper Sofa


Van Gogh Designs Terry Full Sofa Bed


 Bauhaus USA Merritt Sleeper Sofa


I love neutral colored sofas. Keeping larger furniture pieces like a sofa, neutral, allows you the flexibility in the future to change out the look of your room by just changing your wall color, pillows and accessories. It's a great way to keep things fresh and new without spending a ton of money.





Sunday, May 16, 2010

My Kitchen Wish List

Next month we will be gutting our old 70's kitchen, and since our galley kitchen doesn't have room for an island, the next item on my wish list was open shelving. I'm still deciding on the actual look but I love looking at tons of inspiration pictures, here are just a few I found.

Photo source- Jonathan Adler


Turquoise Touches In The Kitchen  Apartment Therapy DC

The fun part will be shopping for all the pretty goodies to go on the shelves. I can't wait to cook my first meal in my new kitchen.

Monday, May 10, 2010

CSN Winner

We have a winner!

Jessie from the The Wilsons blog won the $40.00 CSN gift certificate. Congrats Jessie!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

CSN Giveaway

I'm excited to be doing a CNS giveaway. This is a great opportunity to win a $40.00 gift certificate to put towards anything your little heart desires. Did you know that CSN has over 200 stores?

They have an incredible selection of products, from dinnerware to shoes and everything in between. 

This $40.00 gift certificate is for one-time use at any of the CSN 200 Online Stores. And of course, you can use your gift certificate towards anything including larger purchases, and some items may also include free shipping.


Here are of few of my choices:


Small Serving Bowl in Turquoise


2' x 4' Floormat Floral Duo Tone in Turquoise _ Red


Rondo Travel Alarm Clock in Landmark Turquoise


4 Piece Boxed Place Setting with Rimmed Soup Plate in Turquoise


Calypso Havana Cool Aqua _ Cool Aqua Contemporary Rug


Cubist Retro Modern Wall Clock in Turquoise

I'm thinking this clock would look great in my soon to be newly remodeled kitchen. Oh yeah it would be perfect!

Geox Aqua and Green Nursery Pillow  

Check them out here




   The rules to enter:

1. Leave a comment on my blog for one chance to win.

2. For a second chance to win, post the giveaway on your blog.

This giveaway is open to US or Canadian residents only, as this is where CSN is able to ship.

Giveaway ends Saturday May 8th at 5:00 pm eastern time, with the winner being announced Monday, May 10th.

Good Luck and happy shopping!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Super Super Excited......I won SYTYCD

I just found out this morning that I won the “SYTYCD” contest. All I can say is wow!
I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to compete in the first season; it was a wonderful experience and an unbelievable challenge. Thanks Stephanie for this amazing experience.

All the ladies were so wonderful and super talented, so when I signed on, never in a million years did I think I would win. Thanks to everyone that voted for me and thanks to my sweet wonderful boyfriend and family for supporting me, I couldn't have done it without you.

Brooke from all things thrifty, what a talented girl! Her headboard project was one of my favorites of the competition. I think she came in first 2-3 times, and runner up several times. That in itself is amazing. Brooke great job!