Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I Heart fabric!

How adorable is the heart fabric from Umbrella Prints? They are a textile house in South Australia and hand-print their patterns on organic hemp/cotton fabric. They are designed by Amy Prior and Carly Schwerdt. Love the big scale hearts of the Grand Hearts pattern found here! How fun would these be in a kids room! Love the neon pink!

Sending Love!

Sending love to Joplin Missouri! Joplin was hit by the single deadliest tornado to hit the US since 1947. This is something that hits too close to home here in the midwest. Sending love, thoughts, and prayers to the people and families of Joplin. My good friend Tobe who has the blog Because it's Awesome, is selling her prints again with all of the proceeds going to the American Red Cross for Joplin! Get a great print while helping a good cause...check them out here!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Night Light!

Tonight's Friday Night Light is the beautiful Lucia by Murray Feiss. I blogged about the round pendant a long time ago, but I thought I would introduce the whole family! The burnished silver with the crystals are just gorgeous! These beauties would really compliment any space!

As seen in the amazing closet of Megan from Honey We're Home!
You should totally check it out!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This is Land's End??

So while reading My Favorite And My Best....do any of you also read Jenny's awesome Blog? I think she's the only one that can make you cry and almost pee your pants at the same time! Anyway, she had items she was approving and there were some pieces from Land's End...yes, you heard me, Land's End! So I immediately went to their website and was pleasantly surprised to see that they have stepped up their design game on home goods! I'll let you take a look for yourself!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The easiest YUMMIEST recipe ever!!

If you need a fast easy dessert that will have your friends, family, or co-workers clamoring for the recipe then I have the perfect one for you! It's for Cheesecake Sopapillas....I got this from a friend that had a co-worker bring it to work and it was a huge hit. I've brought it to work twice and every time I get multiple requests for the recipe. The best part is that it's really easy to put together! Hope you'll try it out if you haven't already! Enjoy!

via mama hall

Sopapilla Cheesecake
Servings: 12 – 20

· 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese 
· 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent dinner rolls 
· 1 cup sugar
· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon almond extract 
· 1/2 cup margarine or 1/2 cup butter, melted
· 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar 

Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr

1. Using a 9 x 13 baking pan, unroll one package of refrigerated crescent rolls and line the bottom of the pan. 
2. Flatten.
3. Mix together the cream cheese, sugar and extract.
4. Spread over the crescent rolls.
5. Unroll the other can of crescent rolls and place on top of cream cheese mixture.
6. Pour melted butter or margarine over the top and sprinkle with the 1/2 cup of the cinnamon sugar mixture. 
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Liebster Love

What a great surprise I got over the weekend...Carrie from the awesome blog Hazardous Design awarded me with the Liebster Blog Award! Thanks Carrie, you totally made my day! You should really check out her blog and the amazing renovations she is doing on her beautiful house! This award gives blog love to those blogs that have under 300 followers and you feel deserve some recognition! Liebster apparently means something like dearest and you are supposed to pass it on to 3-5 deserving bloggers.

I would like to pass this award on to some other lovely and talented bloggers 
that you should definitely check out!

1. Marcy from A Designer's Nest
3. Julie from Julip Made
4. Tamra from Walks with Bella
5. Kris and Kel from Kris & Kel

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Night Light!

So, tonight I'm posting one of my absolute favorite chandeliers, the Cellula chandelier! I have loved it for years, and some day I will look into our dining room and see it's beautiful crystals reflecting light around the room...sigh...so beautiful! Ok, back to the chandelier...the Swarovski crystals on this are aahhhhmazing in person! It was designed by Anthologie Quartett designers Nunzia Carbone and Tiziano Vudafieri. It made it's debut in 1996 and was a modern take on the crystal chandelier.

via DWR

via DWR

via Moss

How lucky! They have two!! via Elle Decor

via DWR

Monday, May 16, 2011

Roman Round Up

I always love a good roman shade...especially in a fun pattern or with amazing trim details! They are great window treatments when you don't have room for curtains, but still want to add some color or pattern to your space.

all via decorpad

I also just found a great DIY how-to by Maria over at John's Journal. I think I might have to try this out!
Check out the roman shades she has made for her home!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday Night Light!

Tonight's friday night lights are designed by the incredible Thomas O'Brien. His designs are contemporary classics that look amazing in so many different types of spaces! Love the clean line silhouettes, and they come in a variety of finishes. The first one is the Bryant chandelier!

Check it out in Nicole's dining room at SO HAUTE

Next is the Ziyi Chandelier

Found on the Circa Lighting Blog

Dining room found over at La Dolce Vita

Last, but not least the Vendome Sconce

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Inspired by design

I ran across this amazing room designed by Belmont Design Group interior designer Alison Royer. She has a great blog full of helpful design tips! You can find it here! How fun are these colors together? Love!