My New Hobby: Wedding Flowers?

In the last few years, I’ve developed a hobby of flower arranging and have been asked to use my “talents” (and I use that term loosely) for wedding of friends.  I absolutely LOVE doing it and thought I’d share my latest wedding with you all:  Siobhan & Alex

 Siobhan and Alex have been friends of mine for years when I began working with Siobhan right out of college.  They’re an awesome, laid back couple that I adore being around.  Their wedding was unique, modern, gorgeous, and most of all FUN!
I created bouquets for Siobhan and her bridesmaids…. as well as centerpieces for the ceremony and reception (which were funky and modern).
 This was a spring wedding with dark, moody (and gorgeous) flowers…..
which isn’t exactly an easy combination…..

….but with help from my friends at David Wholesale Florist , I was able to find what I needed.  They’re a great wholesale florist in Birmingham that is open to the public.  So whether you need enough for one arrangement or an entire wedding, they’re a great local resource.

Hope you enjoyed the photos!  Email me if you’d like me to create something for your next event (shameless self-promotion, I know)!

Beauty Must-Haves

I’ve been a huge fan of Ole Henricksen products for a while, but I recently splurged on some of his “new-to-me” products.  I’ve been using the Aloe Vera Deep Cleanser and Grease Release Face Tonic for some time and they’ve been very good to my oily-proned skin.

But I went into Sephora to get my next bottle of cleanser and couldn’t help but be intriqued by all of his other options, especially the Three Little Wonders set.                              
I’ve recently noticed a few minor wrinkles here and there around my eyes and forehead (I’m sure it’s a result of lifeguarding with little to no SPF in high school) and I’ve yet to begin taking any precautionary steps to prevent aging so I thought now was the time to start.  This set has a Collagen Booster serum to be used at night to fight off current and furture wrinkles, an Invorgorating Night Gel (oil free which works much better for me than your typical night cream) and Sheer Transformation, an oil free moisturizer to be used at night and before makeup application. 
My skin is a catch 22.  I’ve been hesistant to use creams and moisturizers because I tend to be so oily, only to find out that my skin is oily because I don’t use them.  When skin is dehydrated like mine, it over produces oil leaving your face super shiny.  I’ve been using the Sheer Transformation moisturizer for only a week and I can tell a huge difference at then of the day when it comes to shine control.
So, I get this is a blog about home design but the truth is, I feel like sharing a little more about my life and interests than just decorating.  So here you go, hope you don’t mind!

Overstock Me! Living Room Edition

I don’t know about you guys, but I do WAY too much online browsing when it comes to home interiors.  I love so many different styles and tastes that I’m constantly picking out so many items, I could decorate hundreds of living rooms.  And the one place that I always see something I like, no matter what style I’m into that day, is Overstock.  So I attempted to style an entire room (graphically) in nothing but Overstock inventory.  It turned out a little masculine, but I’m actually totally digging  it….and with the idea of a possible new house and new living room to furnish, I could definitely go with this look.  Let me know what you think!  I’ll come back and source it all tomorrow!  Enjoy!