Friday, August 31, 2012

{TGIF} Good Friends, Sunshine & Favorite Links!

dress: kiki 'la rue
It's Friday and I'm excited about that. One of my best friends, Ashley, is in town for the weekend to photograph a wedding, which means she's staying with me and we get to hang out all weekend...hooray:) We're also teaming up to create another styled shoot. I'll be sure to post lots of goodies on instagram for you to follow along {michaelanoelle}. Ashley took this picture of me in Tahoe over the 4th of July, and I just love the way she uses sunshine in her photos. Makes me wish it'd stay this sunny and warm all year round. 

Here are some links from around the blogosphere that caught my eye this week. You'll love them all! 
- This adorable baby boy's nursery designed by one of my BFF's
- DIY camera strap
- Simple monogrammed trays
- Painted kitchen cabinet makeover
- Yummy cocktail
- DIY book safe
- The Daily Look blog/shop/website that I'm now deeply obsessed with-- darling clothes for great prices! {You'll thank me later:)}

......and that's all I've got for you today! I'll be back next week with a nightstand makeover. Enjoy your weekend:) What are you up to?? As a reminder, I'm currently accepting sponsors for September. Email me at michaelawarner90@gmail.com to inquire about pricing, packages and availability!

TGIF:)
Love,
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

How to Design Your Dorm Room

As college is starting (or has already started!) I thought it would be beneficial to put a post together about all things dorm room design. Today I have some of the sweetest bloggers here sharing their dorms and/or apartments.  They have included some tips and commentary on their rooms, and I just adore each of their designs.  Enjoy a little peek into our dorm and apartment life! 



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Bailey: Anchored in Love


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Carly: College Prepster


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Michaela: That's Me :)
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There you have it- lots of tips on how to decorate, function and make it through dorm and/or small space living! Please add your best tips below in the comments.  

Oh, and how awesome are these ladies' rooms and projects?! Amazing! Check out their blogs by click on their name above their photos.
Happy Thursday, friends:)
Love,
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PS. Welcome my sponsor Erin from Simply Just Lovely. Erin is a fashionista who shares her latest outfits, inspiration and precious moments with her new baby boy:)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: Amanda Carol at Home

Today for my She Loves Me series, I have the beautiful and talented Amanda here from Amanda Carol at Home
Amanda is an interior designer based in Texas, and she shares my love for all things design. Over in her neck of the woods, you'll find inspiration, peeks into her own home, and client projects. Take a look at her stunning home here. You're sure to enjoy Amanda's loves and love-me-nots!
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Hello all!  Im Amanda from Amanda Carol at Home.  Im so excited that Michaela asked me to participate in her She Love Me, She Loves me not series.

She Loves Me:
Starbucks- need I say more?  Im not a coffee drinker, but I have to have my daily Grande Awake Tea Latte with soy and classic syrup.

Anything Gold or Gilded. I have been on many occasions to break out the gold spray paint to get the Midas Touch.


Source: Simple Details


Fabulous Fabric-  I am a fabric snob and think that any space can be instantly glamed up with good quality fabrics.
Source: Pinterest
Source: Caitlin Wilson Textiles


She Loves me not:


Walmart and all the crazies that shop there.  I will shop Target any day of the week, but refuse to step into a Walmart. And the times I have had to shop Walmart I most certainly lose my religion that day.

Source: People of Walmart
  Thank you Michaela for having me here today!
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Thank you for sharing! I don't know anyone who doesn't love Starbucks.  And to be honest with you all, I have only been to Walmart one time in my whole life and it was in Louisiana last summer when I visited Megan. She made me go in as a joke :)

Go say hello to Amanda today! 
Happy Wednesday! What are YOU loving this week?
Love,
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PS. The She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not monthly link up will be NEXT Wednesday- September 5th. Please share your own loves and love-me-nots and join the link party!
PPS. I'm now accepting sponsors for September. Email me for pricing and packages. michaelawarner90@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

{Giveaway!} Blue Soul Designs

Hi friends! I'm coming at you today with a great giveaway! I'm really excited to introduce you to Sarah from Blue Soul Designs
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I'm lovin' all the arm parties and fun jewelry lately, so I was over the moon excited to share Sarah's lovely designs with you today.  Sarah's sweet soul is beautiful and inspirational; she makes her jewelry to help with expenses, as her and her family (of 4 kids!) just lost their home to mold last year. Please take a peek at a few beautiful pieces from her shop and find out how to enter the giveaway below!

So pretty! I'd love to own any of these! Guess what? Sarah's had the honor of gifting items to celebrities such as Mariska Hargitay, Vanessa Lachey and Sarah Drew. So cool, right?!

Okay, here's the deal. One lucky winner will receive a 
$25 shop credit to Blue Soul Designs
which you'll be able to use to buy one of these gorg pieces. Just use the giveaway tool below to enter! Thanks for entering...and good luck! 
OH, and if you can't wait and want something from Blue Soul Designs now, use the code FREESHIP to receive free shipping. Thanks, Sarah!

Happy Tuesday!
Love,
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Monday, August 27, 2012

Orange Punch + New Purchase






Sometimes a punch of color is all you need to kick start your Monday morning. Or some color + a cup of coffee (or tea, in my case...) I think this Atlanta Home Tour, first seen on House Beautiful, does the trick. Now, with that said, this home tour isn't necessarily my personal style, but I do adore certain aspects of it. 
1. Orange pillows and curtains
2. Exaggerated drum shades over the dining room table
3. Tiered ceilings in the master bedroom
4. Symmetry in the guest bedroom
5. Texture in the light fixtures and in that amazing abstract art.
6. Curtains hung high and dramatic!

It's always fun to look at homes you wouldn't live in yourself, but learn to appreciate all design and in turn, pick out elements you do love from other styles. What's your favorite element in this home? 

In other news, we are in the process of updating a few things in our kitchen/family room, and yesterday we purchased a new dining table and chairs. We also got this beauty from Pottery Barn. It's on sale for $99!! I can't wait for it to come in the mail.
Hope you had a lovely weekend! What did you do? 
Enjoy your Monday:)
Love,
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PS. I'm really excited about my post for Thursday on dorm rooms and all the fun things that come along with it! Email me if you'd like specific things addressed...I've got some great bloggers who have lots of dorm/small space living experience:)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Meet and Greet

Happy Saturday! What does your weekend have in store? We'll be taking the dog to the dog park, going to our winery and being lazy catching up on TV :)  Today I'm showing off more of my lovely sponsors. I'm so blessed to have such wonderful readers and advertisers! Each one is sweet, talented and has something special to offer. Take a peek:)

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Hi everyone! I'm Katy, the owner and designer of Twenty Three Oh One. My shop offers fun, fresh and modern stationery designs to celebrate those special moments in life. I make everything from save the dates to party invitations, and will be adding a whole batch of designs for holiday cards in a few months, so be sure to check back often! I live in west Texas with my sweet husband Bryan and our beautiful baby boy Parker, who was born in April of this year. Check out my blog to learn more about me!

SHOP | BLOG

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Hey everyone!  I am Erin and I blog over at Simply Just Lovely.  I would describe myself as a fashion loving, craftaholic.  Oh and did I mention I am a bit of a shopaholic as well.  I am a fashion teacher by day and as of August 22nd a mama by night.  I blog about personal style, the world of fashion, love, my feelings on motherhood and so much more!  Come say hi and join me on my journey as I share with you a glimpse of my life and what inspires me, including Aidan James (the newest addition to my family)! 

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Hello, pretty ladies! My names Allyssa, and I'm just a 24 year old California girl who is totally obsessed with all things girlie. Over at Clothed with Strength and Dignity I talk about my faith, beauty, fashion, design, and everything in between. I have to say, I'm also quite the pro (well, at least I'd like to think I am) at finding awesome things at thrift stores. As a matter of fact, I'm in the process of working on a post where I'm going to share all the amazing stuff I've recently thrifted, which includes a Juicy Couture blazer-I know, crazy right? I died when I found it! Okay, maybe I didn't really die, but you get the picture! And can I just mention that I should be way better at this whole describing myself thing? Gee, you would think I would be great at talking about myself since I'm a blogger and all. Feel free to stop by and introduce yourself! I can never have too many friends!

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Did I mention my sponsors are also be-a-utiful?! Stop by their blogs and say hello! You won't be disappointed :) Follow me on instagram for my weekend happenings! {michaelanoelle}

Hope you enjoy your weekend!
Love,
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PS. To reserve a sponsor spot for September, email me at michaelawarner90@gmail.com! Would love to have you:)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Navy & Pink Nursery

Today I'm thrilled and honored to be sharing a nursery design I did for one of my best friends. Megan {of Mackey Madness} is having a sweet baby girl, and I could not be more happy for her and her husband. I visited Megan last summer and she showed me true Southern Hospitality down in Louisiana.  When she found out she was having a little girl just last week, we both started talking about room ideas immediately. After discussing her design style and wishes for the room, I came up with a simple, classic and oh-so-darling 
navy and pink nursery:

A few of my favorites pieces to note:
1. Land of Nod bed sheet and matching curtains
2. Pottery Barn crib skirt
3. Made By Girl LOVE print
4. Ikea Hemnes Dresser + some cute Anthropologie knobs
5. Land of Nod bookshelf & storage bins
6. Ikea Chandelier

What's your favorite piece in the room? And if you're a mama, any advice on the best baby gear for Megan would be appreciated, I'm sure :) 

**If you're looking to redesign a room in your home, I would love to help! Check out my e-design page for more info, or email me for packages and pricing: michaelawarner90@gmail.com**

Happy Friday!
Love,
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

In This Moment


This pretty and delicate bunch of Lisianthus sit on my new nightstand.
My white pup is sleeping beneath my feet, calm as can be.
Beautiful artwork is hanging above my desk; my little room is overflowing with fresh color.
E-design work is coming out the wazzoo...so many fun projects to show off soon!
So You Think You Can Dance sends chills up my arms as I watch these amazing dancers dance their tails off. {This show is causing me to think maybe I should have stuck with ballet...}
Details and projects are coming together for a styled shoot, quickly approaching in just two weeks.
Baby brother is off at school in Texas...I think I miss him:)
My heart is full; God's love and faithfulness astounds me. It's hard to wrap my mind around the fact that I do not deserve the grace He pours out each day, and yet it continues to flow. I find myself enamored with beauty all over, and know that this beauty-- true, lovely, and raw-- is only something God creates.
In this moment, I am hopeful for the future. My business, my life, my love, my friends & family, my journey.  Nervous-excited-scared...but totally hopeful. 

Where are you at right now?
Enjoy your day, friends!
Love,
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PS. If you want something a little more upbeat, check out my guest post over at Hi Sugarplum! I'm dishin' on boys. Really, really attractive ones. And one not-so-attractive one. Intrigued? Head over here :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: Hodge Podge

Hi friends! Wednesday seems to come so quickly each week! I'm excited to introduce you to a talented designer and blogger, Barbara from Hodge Podge
Barbara is crafty and creative- just take a peek at her DIY project gallery for proof of that.  Beyond her stylish living, I just adore her passion and spirited approach to design. She's from Canada, which means she spells certain words all fancy...I secretly love that:) You're sure to enjoy her loves and love-me-nots!
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Hello from Canada eh! So thrilled to be asked to be part of Michaela's She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not series. It was thoroughly enjoyable to try to come up with some loves and loves-me-nots.


She Loves Me
1. Coffee. 
My kids say I have a bit of an addiction to the stuff. I just love the taste and the comfort it brings, and has helped bring many a project from the brink of disaster!

2. The colour red.
I heart red. Ever since I got my first box of pencil crayons with a gorgeous "poppy red", I have been smitten. I don't like red in large doses but in small bits here and there to give a space that extra zing!

3. Unfitted kitchens.
I am drawn to unfitted kitchens, with open shelving, darker lower cabinets along with lighter uppers, touches of wood and a bit of an industrial edge. Ones that look like that have been curated over time,  but elegant and scream "cook and eat here."

4. Maxi Dresses
I adore maxi dresses. Maybe it is a bit of nostalgia from my childhood when my mom wore long dresses that were so "in" in the 70's. But for someone like me, who has never liked my legs, a maxi dress is perfection! I have a few in my closet and am looking to add a few more. Hopefully this trendy dress will stay in style for a while!

She Loves Me Not
1. Misspelled Words.
I can't stand poor spelling, especially on business signs, etc. If you are going to advertise to the public, then get the spelling right. 
Thanks again for having me! Hope I spelled everything correctly :)

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Thanks, Barbara! I'm also loving kitchens with varied colors in cabinetry and open shelving. Misspelled words always bug me, too! -- Especially if I find them on my blog from a past post. This is me giving readers permission to let me know if something is spelled wrong :)

Go say hello over at Hodge Podge today!  What are YOU loving this week?
Happy Wednesday!
Love,
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