Powder Room ... The Reveal!

Well, nothing like a little Group Challenge to get my butt in gear!  I have been sitting (in and) on my Powder Room Re-do for a year.  Everyone needs a Linda in their life to keep us moving along!!

Thank you Linda for the Challenge and all the ORC ladies for inspiring us all to get a room, One Room, done in 6 weeks.  This year Linda added a little Linking Party to motivate even more!  So ... with no more ado, here's my Powder Room!

This is hard for me ... but no words, just photos!  I hope you enjoy and thank you all for coming along with me on this little POTTY adventure!!

Okay ... so let's just take a look at where this started ...

If you want to be inspired even more, check in here for the rest of the Linking Party and see all the talent out there.  You are going to be amazed!

If you want to see where this little adventure began, go Here.  
I will be sharing all sources in my Friday post!

Happy Linking Day my friends!  

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.



Powder Room ... Week 5!

Hard to believe it is Week 5 of the Infamous One Room Challenge!  Have you been keeping up as 20 Designer/DIY'er's change up a room in 6 weeks?  
Check in at Calling It Home and see the fabulous group Linda has rounded up for the challenge

This year Linda invited everyone else with an urge to get something done, to join in!  

You will find me and around 60 others over at the 

It will truly be a Partayyyy!!  Because I will have my powder room finished!!

Lookie what I got ... 

No real introductions needed here ... but for those of you who have been living under a  rock, let me introduce you to Jennifer!

I first met her during one of the first ORC's and she is what my MIL calls a 
"Hot Ticket"!
She does the most amazing Chinoiserie prints and I have been coveting them for quite some time now.  So I had to re-do my Powder Room to make it happen!

Here is a round up of some of my favorites (besides my ELEPHANTS) ...

Can I also tell you how NICE she is??

And how Talented she is???

And you need to see what she is doing in her daughter's bedroom!!

And the prints she did for Linda's Family Room!

So ... while I am scurrying around in the background putting the final touches on my Powder Room, I am doing little cartwheels while admiring my elephants!!

You should stop in her shop!  Go get you some Goodness!!

I have also been working on my own little version of Leontine Linens ... Remember my inspiration?  Well, I have real people with real dirty hands using my towels.  So while one day I aspire to have these beautiful towels in my powder room ... for now I am doing my own little DIY hand towel.

It is starting out like this .... 

Oh my ... all to be done and ready for the BIG SHOW next week.  Thanks so much to those of you who have watched and cheered me on to finish this little room.  It is quickly becoming one of the favorite spots in my home!

Go check out the other Partayyyy girls here!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.



Monday Morning Musings ...

Interior Design is on hold today ... I am loving the design of FRIENDSHIP!  My Ya Ya's, as you know, are mine!  We were sorority sisters at school ... friendships formed and one of us (not me!) got a beach house in Florida .... 15 years ago we met there with a few babies in tow.  This is the one of the only photos of that first trip ... clearly, blogs hadn't been invented!!

It just evolved ... let's do it again ... and again ... husbands came (and went!) new babies were born and new husband's and children were acquired and a new boyfriend (um, that sounds so weird at our age!) and life just continued on it's strange little path ... but here's what never stopped.  Our annual trip.

The friendships like this are more precious than gold.  Sometimes we go weeks, even months, without talking to one another.  Random texts are sent and emails ... but we know each other is there for us, no matter what life throws at us!  We show up year after year ... right in step ... life never skips a beat when we are together!

Our children, aptly named the Petite Ya Ya's ... "Petites" for short.  Honestly believe they are all cousins.  As in true Southern Style, we raised them to call us each "Aunt Kim, Aunt Cindy, Aunt Lynn, Aunt Lisa" ... you see where this is going.  When Erin applied for college and was filling out forms to go through Rush ... she thought she was a Legacy of some sort of Chi Omega because our oldest Petite is a Chi O!  I had to remind her that she is not really related ... she looked at me completely like I had horns growing out of my head.  I just let her put it down ... she didn't pledge them anyway!!

We always bring fun gifts ... don't know how this started either ... but we all get so excited to see what everyone gets!  Matching gifts of course!!  This year was the year of the Monogram!!

Yes, the state colors of Alabama are Orange and Blue ... War Eagle!

Monogram coasters ... Erin whipped those up ... she is a Pinterest Arts and Crafts addict!

Our very own "green" grocery and tote bags ... complete with monogram!!

Hats ... this way we actually knew whose is whose!

And here we are today ....

and our Petites ... minus Erin ... Real life hits hard sometimes and she had to WORK!!

Oh, and along the way another one of us (not me!) bought a lake house ... this is why this doesn't look like the beach!

Celebrating Friendships today ... Nothing better!