10.31.2008

Not Scared...

I don't do scary. I never watch scary movies, go to haunted houses or hayrides, or put myself in situations where I am set up to be scared. I don't like scary. So instead of scary, I give you more pretty pumpkins. Happy Candy Day!


courtesy: BHG

10.27.2008

A Little Planation Style...


This kitchen would definitely be a gathering place in this home. All the elements make it welcoming, with the rich, dark, wide planked flooring and ceiling to coordinate. The hidden fridge, glass upper cabinets, tiled backsplash, and Viking appliances add even more grace to the design. The layout is very functional and that island is large enough for everyone to gather around.

And the butler's pantry with tortoise-shell tiles is like a hidden jewel box.
A lovely family dining space.
A two-story foyer to welcome your guests.
I love the farm style table with ottomans;
what a great place to sit and wait.
Grand living room with wood beams and plenty of windows.

courtesy: AH&L

10.24.2008

Prayer Warriors Needed...



Prayers are needed for a family and one sweet little boy; Elijah Serritt (19 months old). Elijah hasn't been feeling well and at the first of the month he was air lifted to Children's Hospital in Birmingham, AL. When a CAT scan was performed it show that there was a tumor one-third the size of his brain that had attached itself to his cerebellum and had wrapped itself around his spinal cord. They performed emergency surgery and were able to take 90% of the tumor out. The last 10% will have to be treated with chemotherapy.
Elijah was able to go home this week, and chemo was scheduled to start in two weeks. On Wednesday (22nd) Elijah had to have another emergency surgery, for the spinal fluid that was building up on the brain, to drain. They are hoping that the incision heals quickly so they can put the port in Monday and start Chemo next week. During the emergency surgery the doctor took a sample of the spinal fluid to be tested for the cancer cells in the spinal fluid. They received the results back today and it is not what they wanted to hear. The cancer has spread through the spinal fluid and they do not know when they will put the port in to start the chemo. Please pray for healing in Elijah. Our God is an Awesome God! We are all brother and sisters in Christ, and Jesus is their peace, comfort, strength, and understanding in a time like this.
For more information and to see a photo of Elijah, with his parents Gary & Vasiliki, visit here.
UPDATES:
*10-27-08: Elijah had the port for chemo put in this morning, but chemo is postponed until the doctor can determine why he continues to have an upset stomach. A spinal tap was performed to confirm if the cancer cells have spread to the spinal fluid in the spine or not.
*11-3-08: Elijah started chemo
*11-9-08: Bogart Motorsports Benefit Ride for Elijah. More info here.

Gather Round...


And lets warm up! It is cold, wet, and raining all day here; and all I want to do it curl up in that chair next to that burning fire. Oh so cozy! Although our fire would look more like the one below. It wouldn't be as warm, but still a little cozy. A girl can dream.
Happy Friday and Happy Weekend!

p.s. If you want something to warm your heart, and are a dog person, check out Erika's photo contest. It is so great!

Modern...

When modern pieces and pieces with history blend.










courtesy: living etc.

10.23.2008

White Done Right...

We all love white. Coastal Living gives four guide lines to know when decorating with white. And if you want more white interiors, check out White & Wander, here, here, and here. Simply Seleta has a great collection of images as well.


10.22.2008

Top Picks...





















Great things from Baileys.
(see post below)

Salvageable Interiors...






I remember seeing some of Baileys products on In(side) the Loop and then again over at White & Wander. Then to come across their renovated farmhouse, that is reinvented and chic, was quite a treat!

courtesy: living etc.

Image of the Day...

Festive.

10.21.2008

Faux or No...


When I saw this guy, I thought he was cute. How do you feel about faux animals in home decor?



I would suppose in the right setting and in the right room,
it can work.
What about the real thing?