Big Week

It's a big week for my family, so posting may be limited as we prepare...
First, football season officially begins. On Thursday night North Carolina State University starts it's season against the University of South Carolina...GO PACK! My husband and I have been getting the house ready because it becomes the official hotel for all our friends during Wolfpack football season, we're one of the only couples left in Raleigh so everyone crashed with us. We also have to prepare for the big tailgate, and yes we're taking a day off work just to tailgate before the game. It's the start of a fun, but crazy time!
The North Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical College's football team in 1895. In the school's fourth year of football, the team finished 1-2-1. (Photograph courtesy of Special Collections, NCSU Libraries) {image from here}
Second, I'll be heading to New York City bright and early Friday morning with my mom and sisters for a girls weekend. We'll be starting the weekend by going to the US Tennis Open, and then shopping, shows, and good food.

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Fabulous File Cabinet

A great DIY file cabinet, read more about it here.


I Heart Target

What a great headboard and bench designed by DwellStudio, and you can purchase it on Target's website! Target is so wonderful!


Family Time

I look forward to the day that me and the hubs have a family of our own, God willing, so that we can have family dinners surrounded by family memorabilia. I love the tables above surrounded my family pictures and kids artwork. What's around your dinner table?
{images: Elle Decor, houzz.com, Amanda Nisbet, Domino, Elements of Style, & Desire to Inspire}


Delightful Quote

"I found I could say things with color & shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for." - Georgia O'Keeffe


Black & Spiro Interior Design Website Launch

If you haven't already, you must go check out the new Black & Spiro Interior Design website. Anna Spiro has included a portfolio of some of her beautiful work.


I Delight

I love Anne Harwell's, of Annechovie, latest painting of a blue & white ginger jar. This would look great in almost any room in my house...hmm.

Etsy Shop of the Week

Lovely jewelry by Nicole Alexander...


I need...

...a new one of these...

...so maybe one day I could update everyone on some of the projects I've been working on, or maybe even show you some pics of the house. I like this pretty little red one, but really anything will do.


Project? Maybe.

Hmm...I really like this arrangement of plates. I might just have to try this in my kitchen. It just happens that I bought 2 great cheap plates from World Market last weekend not knowing what I was going to do with them. Maybe I'll do a little more plate hunting this weekend. Just found this great image here and here.

Happy Weekend Everyone!


It's almost football season!!!

Carter-Finley field is back in business after a nice little upgrade! Less then a month until our season opener against South Carolina! Go Pack!

Delightful Image

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Last Day of the Itty Bitty Chost Chair Giveaway!

This is the last day to sign-up to win the Ittby Bitty Ghost Chair over at a Brooklyn Limestone! Make sure you visit before 8pm est.


Gum Ball Rug

Doesn't the rug look like gum balls?! Love it!
{Image from desiretoinspire}

Etsy Shop of the Week

I really enjoy these custom desk accessories in the very popular Schumacher patterns, Chiang Mai & Kelly Wreastler's Imperial Trellis. Unfortunately, most of these beautiful Schumacher fabrics don't currently fit into my decor budget. However, Decorative Instinct's allows those of use who don't have a large decor budget to bring some of the those great patterns into our homes. Find more great decor accessories at Decorative Instinct's etsy shop.