Late week musings and a winner!

Hi there. Boy its been one heck of a  busy week over here! Hope you had a good week, the weather has been pure perfection. Just amazing in every way. So as these posts are all over the place, this one is much of the same. I am looking forward to a pretty relaxing weekend. Weekend visitors, a football game, gorgeous sunny skies....its all good! Had a lot going on and a little downtime sounds mighty good! Ready to get started, let's go......

First a winner of the Staffordshire dogs, congratulations goes to......


Tina I would give them each a box of the monogrammed soaps put in one of those gorgeous silver small planters. What a beautiful gift that would make that they could remember your special day by. Love that idea and love this giveaway. Those dogs are so beautiful and your shop is my favorite online store!

Please email me your shipping details so the dogs can be on their way.....

Also my reader/customer thanked everyone for their amazing ideas! She decided to give monogrammed soaps and a small crested silver the idea, great keepsake.

MY HOUSE. Our house was used yesterday for a photo shoot! Details later but I took a few behind the scenes photos and it was quite exciting but a very very looooong day! I have a new found appreciation for all that goes on behind a photo shoot, making a movie or commercial...its intense! I am going to be doing a post on it but here is a sneak peek........

A FUN VIDEO. This is hysterical, gotta love Marion Cotillard for doing this fun take on the fashion industry and boy this is not at all an exaggeration of how it appears so glamorous on the outside but its stressful, intense and cutthroat past the iron gates. Saw this on Sharon's blog, My French Country Home and it is just too cute to not share. Be sure to watch it to the end, it worth it!

SOMETHING YUMMY. Come on, its the comfort food season:) I decided to try one recipe a week from my Pinterest food boards. I have a friend who is nuts for peanut brittle and since she has not been feeling well and house bound, I decided to try my hand at it and this was a serious winner. This is almond brittle and let me forewarn you now, this will render you helpless!  This was sooooo good, I was really glad I was giving it away. Really glad! It would not have lasted an hour around here:) Click here for the recipe and even for a non baker like me, I didn't find it difficult..but oh so very good!

A FEW NEW BOOKS. Love getting in new books to review and a few that are wonderful and worth sharing are the following.....have a few others which I am getting to so will share those next week but in the meantime, these are both fabulous and must buy's......

Suzanne Tuckers new book is SUBLIME. You must add this to your design book collection. It is a total treasure trove of the most gorgeous love love this one!  I can see it will quickly become one of my favorites! Click here to order on Amazon.

Beyond Chic is a huge gorgeous coffee table book. This is a fabulous insiders peek into world famous fashion designers homes, it is so interesting! A great culmination of these fabulous designers and their sumptuous interiors. A fabulous coffee table book and a perfect gift idea for a fashionista friend:) Click here to order on Amazon.

BOOTS. Who doesn't love boots. I was reading a blog the other day when a bunch of people chimed in about some of the riding boots being too narrow for their calves, apparently a common enough problem that Neiman Marcus has an entire category on their website now devoted to wide calved or extended calf boots!! How smart is that.....thought I would share:) Click here to visit, here are  few winners!

MY SHOP.  I did a whole post on my shop on Wednesday, if you missed it click here. I am excited for this weeks steals and deals! Check them availability.

1. Gorgeous assorted scalloped dessert/appetizer plates. Measures 6.5" square. A set of assorted patterns is $38.00. So elegant, and a perfect size.

2. Coordinating set of mugs. Love starting my day with a blue and white mug and coffee! Set of four of assorted mix and match patterns. $38.00

 3. Goregous handpainted blue and white trellis planter. Meausres 11.5 wide $55.00

Just email me at if you want to purchase any of the above!

Also my Annabell Ingall bags are one hot item. I am super excited to be getting in a big order next week with all new fall colors. Amongst the goodies, I am getting in 14 pieces of this very sought after color, a rich neutral cognac,  10 are sold and 4 are up for grabs. Many of you had emailed me about it but I only had one and it sold right away. If you wanted one in this gorgeous rich me to reserve it.

I will do a post on the new colors sometime later next week....stay tuned:)

A FUN CONTEST!  My Fall fabulous contest is going on.....I am accepting pictures until October 2nd. Hope you will participate, I have gottten in some fantastic ones so far, details below......


From today until Oct. 2nd I am accepting pictures that represent what fall is to you.  It can be anything from how decorate your urns, to your front door, pictures of your kids or pets all decked out for fall, your favorite fall meal or decadent treat, a favorite fall outfit, a beautiful shot of foliage...whatever makes you happy about fall and what you think of when you hear "fall fabulous".

I will then put all the pictures together and set up voting to take place over a certain number of days. I will then compile all the votes and announce a winner. I am going to be brainstorming for a fabulous prize, but assure will be worth your while!

So don't delay, get inspired and send in your pictures, I know how talented and inspiring you all are! Max. 2 pictures per  can be emailed to I can't wait to get this off the ground!! PLEASE PUT FALL FABULOUS in the subject line. All pictures must be your own. Thanks for entering in advance :)

So that my friends is a wrap up. Hope you enjoy a wonderful Thursday evening.....and a great end to your week. Hopefully I will check in over the weekend sometime but not sure as I have visitors this weekend.  Otherwise on Monday! Enjoy.....

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