Mondays always start a little bleary-eyed for me, especially after a weekend of spoiling. Too bad every weekend can’t be Mother’s Day…I could get used all the pampering and attention! But funny enough, when Mr. SP asked what I wanted, I handed him a mini project list. Not that he wouldn’t help me anytime I asked, but it was nice to get a few things done without grumbling! 😉
One of the projects was in Little Miss’s Room…I had hoped to share it with you today, but just couldn’t get my act together in time…so instead, you get a brain dump of the ramblings currently going through my head, and latest happenings around here.
ONE // I somehow swung invitations to some pretty delicious events lately…first was a brunch at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen, hosted by Hush Puppies (maker of my fave tassel booties!). The sun porch at this popular Dallas spot, was hosed down with all sorts of darling Spring decor, and topped off with grapefruit juleps and chicken and waffles!
The second was the most amazing dinner hosted by The Everygirl and Kendall Jackson…with food prepared by Top Chef Season 12 winner, Mei Lin!!! I definitely had a #fangirl moment with her, as I’m a huge fan of the show. And even though I love to eat, I don’t do foo-foo food, so I was a little leery as to what she’d serve.
Um, it was only the best meal I’ve ever had (next to tacos)! I was trying to make polite conversation with the people around me, but really I wanted to lick the bowl after every single course! It was all Thai inspired, and can you believe she prepared it in the William Sonoma store!?! (Hello, no oven or stove?!?)
I was especially happy with my outfit choice that night, as the tent dress allowed ample room for five courses! #oink
TWO // Did you see Joanna Gaines of Magnolia Market and Fixer Upper fame has a line of home decor at Nordstrom now? And can you believe I’ve actually never seen that show? I’ve seen pictures of their makeovers though, and love several pieces from the new line…especially the stools.
THREE // Consider my mind blown when Oprah’s people contacted me not once, but twice, to feature my post about hiding cords, and include our previous Living Room in their ‘How to Decorate with Pantone’s Color of the Year‘, on her website! It makes me laugh thinking about Oprah attaching Command hooks to the backs of her tables, so the lamp cords don’t show. She probably doesn’t even notice her cords with all the fresh flowers scattered about!
FOUR // A few weekends ago, Dara Burriss, our favorite artist, was showing at a local Art Fair, so we stopped in to say Hi, and see her latest works. There’s no question her piece just made our Living Room One Room Challenge, and our entire family has become her biggest fans. Both kids immediately spotted pieces they wanted in their rooms.
I told you about the more affordable canvas prints she offers now, but there’s been so much demand that she started selling paper prints, as well. They look great in person, and it’s an inexpensive way to add a little Dara Burriss to your home.
SIX // The countdown to Summer break has begun around here, so I’ve been on the look-out for fun teacher gift ideas. I love this little pampering kit, paired with a pedicure gift certificate! Click here to see of the Teacher Gift projects I’ve done in the past.
SEVEN // We just finished the latest season of House of Cards. We actually started watching it the week it was released, it just took us this long to get through them all…I wasn’t that impressed. Did you watch it?
EIGHT // I was thrilled to see one of my favorite Summer staple dresses was brought back, and in fun new colors. It’s such a steal, and you can see I wore it for everything from Date Night to days at the lake and pool. (The maxi version is here, and this one and this one are similar options.)
NINE // I came across these pics this weekend, and realized I never shared the dress with you. It was a back-up for the blogger conference, and actually my first-choice for the all-white party. You all convinced me to try something different, so I wore this dress instead, but I still adore the lacy little number!