October 31, 2011

Uh Oh.

JCrew Baby. It's about time.

Mama's pocket book is in trouble. Tbou's drawers are about to fill up.

Babies in stripes are pretty much one of my favorite things. Stripes made and designed New Zealand? Even better! JCrew totally knows what's up heading to NZ to find the cutest organic cotton baby clothes out. This little half cajun - half kiwi mate I'm carrying around is going to be decked out.

Teeny tiny cashmere sweaters? On chubby baby arms? Heaven. I can't get enough. Now what color to choose?!

Off to go pick up my navy paint for the nursery...will post pictures as it progresses!
October 24, 2011


I'm not sure if our baby will call me mama, mom or mum. Tim calls his mom, 'mum'. I call mine, 'miss mendi'. I'm pretty sure Tim will call me "mum" though when referring to me with baby. I like it, I think it's sweet.

Check out these hot mums.

I love love love the purple. I don't know about y'all, but that color is just a bit chicer than the red, yellow or orange ones. I'm hoping these bad boys last in this 85 degree heat we've been having. I picked up mine from a sweet Mexican man off the side of the road somewhere between Shreveport, Louisiana and Houston, Texas. They were about 1/2 the price and prettier than the ones this same size at Whole Foods.

Ellen's Rugs

When I saw Ellen & Portia's house in this month's AD, the first thing I noticed were their rugs. Boy, do they have great rug taste! All antique Oushaks and Perisans, and big ones, the right sizes for these big rooms, so great. I love their home and how cozy it feels, especially how they threw those nice rugs all around their kitchen.

I am one tired girl these days! Work is as crazy as ever, and this past weekend I participated in Urban Market. Thank you to all of you who came out to shop and support! Finally I'm happy to say that Tim and I will not be waking up on Saturdays and Sundays at 3am any more to watch the Rugby World Cup, since New Zealand won the final against France on Sunday morning (our time)! So glad and relieved that is over. I can now get 10 more weeks of full night sleeps until Baby Lonergan arrives!
October 19, 2011

Easy, Fast & Cheap

HGTV just came out with a new magazine, this month was its first issue. Have y'all picked one up yet? You should, there are some good ideas in there to take note of. I was pleasantly surprised and excited to see my easy, fast and cheap suggestion right under the Mr. Berkus! Just a simple way you can make your home happier!

I'm sorry I've been so swamped. I was out of town for most of last week and this week I'm playing catch up. With finishing up all of these projects and the holidays right around the corner, I don't think I'll be able to stop for one second before this baby arrives!
October 10, 2011

Fall Clothes

I'm so ready for fall clothes. We had our first little tease of fall this weekend, 24 hours of rain and 66 degrees yesterday, it was brilliant. I'm ready to wrap up this third trimester pregnant belly in ponchos, capes, cable knit, and cashmere for the next three months!

October 5, 2011

Around Here

Hi Friends. Sorry for being so MIA. I've been swamped. I'm working on a very fun project that has a very short deadline...it's a full on renovation and fully furnished apartment. Although it's been fast and furious it's been such a joy and I'm absolutely obsessed with everything we're doing!

(not to mention my client has been in town for one meeting and since we met has been in about 5 countries...we'll meet again at the install, she's been such a trooper trusting me through this process! the best part about working with a non stop world traveler is that they are always emailing back no matter what time of night since you're covering all timezones!)

This Hermes Scarf arrived today, being framed over the guest bed. That's the dust skirt fabric on top.

I'm so in love.

This is the Eurosham fabric. Also in love. Can't get enough.



And THESE. These incredible Swedish trunks. They were used to transport stocks and other important documents. There was a pair. They are so fine. They make the coolest/best looking/most perfect bedside tables ever. Thank you Round Top.

So that is a little taste of what's happening in that guest room. Wouldn't you want to stay there? I have a key. I think Tbou and I might have to move in.

Speaking of taste. Did yall see/try to make that pumpkin bread on Erika's blog? She discovered it here. I took her advice, no glaze and spice cake mix, but I added walnuts. I like a little crunch. I made three loaves, one for me, two for friends. Within two hours of delivering my friends little sweet treats, they were both wanting the recipe. I kept telling them, (and myself) it's 'healthy', it's 'healthy, being only 3 1/2 ingredients (one being a vegetable and one being a nut!) and no eggs or oil added to the mix. My friend Molly kindly reminded me there is also in fact a whole box of cake mix. Cake mix. Not bread mix. Wups. But still, it could be worse. Tim came home and was a little unsure of how I possibly had time to make three loaves of pumpkin bread with the amount of work I've had on in the past couple weeks. He questions my time management sometimes, rightfully so I guess. The answer is a 7 month pregnant girl will make time for any type of spice treat in October, especially one that has less than 3 ingredients. I had to do something to celebrate this glorious-freezing-81 degree-fall weather! Anyway, try it, you won't be disappointed. It's healthy, don't worry. Pumpkin practically has 0 calories.

Moving on. Check out these hot hot monogrammed shams we just did for Miss Mendi's bed! Those are King Shams. Big ones. The monogram is like 13''wide. And don't they look pretty?

Oh and we haven't forgotten about Tbou! Look what my friend Miss Sally Wheat spied for us at Round Top!

So cute. I can't wait for some chubby legs to be dangling out of there, covered in carrots! Tim asked me if it was safe. I'm sure it will be just fine, at least it looks good and isn't plastic!

Lastly, my book club is reading this. It's very funny. And is a nice change from the baby books and design business books I've been reading before bed. Pick yourself up a copy for a good laugh. I'm off to finish it now....


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