Great Advice!

A dear friend gave me some of the greatest advice, when it comes to style and design, that I have ever heard.
We were shopping in Old Navy, one of my faves!, and I was attempting to form an outfit including a wrap sweater. As we were discussing this she told me to look around the store for maniquans and see how they were dressed.
(Old Navy even has outfit ideas on their website...check it out here)
From that day on, whenever I walk into a clothing store, I scan the maniquans to see how they are pairing shirts, jackets and accessories.
For this style-challenged gal, it was such golden advice!
She also applies this idea to her home design. Using great mags from Pottery Barn and West Elm she helped me come up with some ideas to warm up my pretty blah living room and dinning room.
(I just love Pottery Barn! )
I will keep those mags handy while shopping at HomeGoods!!!

I have been blessed with some great friends who have styles, varying greatly from one to the other! I really love each of them and admire their unique style. I try to pick their brains, often, on how they decide or create certain things, whether it be an outfit or room decor!
For so much more than this I am truely thankful for my friends and their great advice!


Decor, Decor, Decor

When we had our living room and dinning room redone I thought we would  live in it for a while before I decide what to put on the walls and how to decorate it. Well that was a year and a half ago and I have barely done anything!
The living room and dinning rooms are the main living areas in our home. They act as our playroom and TV room. Our entry way and homework areas. I display my kids art work and have all of our family pictures. It is also the area for all of my clutter! Ugh!!
So keeping that in mind I have a few ideas that I have been mulling over and hoping to finally get somethings up on the walls!
Here are my inspirations.

Because we need somewhere for our stuff...since we don't have a closet
Because we need somewhere to display my kids masterpieces!!! Click here to find out how to make it!

Because I love seeing my family!

It's a start!