September 29, 2012

Have a Lovely Weekend and Thank You...

Big News...

Happy Saturday everyone! I'm here waiting for my coffee to finish brewing and thinking about how blessed I am to be able to share with you what inspires me on a daily basis! So here's a big thank you for stopping by to read my blog!  Your lovely comments and emails make my day brighter!

...and just because you're helping to make this journey of blogging so incredibly fun and fulfilling for me, I will be hosting a fabulous giveaway on my blog anniversary in the beginning of November! It's going to have a few things that I just love...can you guess what they may be? 

Here are a few fun links I've enjoyed reading this week in the blog world...enjoy!

This is where my new workout inspiration will be coming from...

Yummm....three apple recipes to ring in the fall.

She's definitely an inspiration to all bloggers...

A beautiful take on fall...

This may be the perfect Saturday morning treat...

Five Things...

My fall favorites...

September 28, 2012

Five Things...

{These great tips are perfect for my upcoming cooking baking marathon}

Chanterelles & Lobster Risotto

{Chanterelles and Lobster Risotto recipe that I must make soon...}

Toothpick ankle jean in velvet

I'm running out to get these velvet ankle jeans today! 

spider peanut butter blossom cookies by confessions of a cookbook queen

How adorable are these little cookie spiders :)

Etta cap toe metallic pumps

Just penciled in these pumps on my to-get list...

Happy Friday!


September 26, 2012

Contemporary Beachside Living

30A Interior Design

I love the sea salt white walls with furniture and accessories in natural tones and dashes of blue here and there....

Seacrest Beach Interior Design

This bedroom is the perfect guest room...calm and inviting.

Seacrest Beach Interior Design

Imagine waking up to this view...

Notre Maison Design Group


Happy Wednesday!


is having a great SALE starting today!! Yippee!

I have a list...

Silk pintuck blouse

Silk Pintuck Blouse in Gallery Green...I love to wear color!

Toothpick ankle cord

...adding to my J.Crew cord collection, these in cabernet

Nora cap toe chain ballet flats

I tried these Nora Cap Toe Chain ballet Flats on last week and they are fab! The touch of gold is a great pop and matches my Michael Kors Watch and J.Crew bangles.

25% OFF & FREE Shipping on all orders $150+ With Code STYLE25


Today is also the very last day to enter the $500 giftcard giveaway to HomeGoods!

September 25, 2012

10 BEST...Fall Favorites

Finishing touches

Coastal Pumpkins

I hope everyone is enjoying their first few days of fall! I've been busy looking for inspiration and here are my top ten things that I'm loving during this time of the year! 

Tomorrow is the last day to enter the big giveaway for the HomeGoods $500 giftcard! 

Have a great Tuesday!

Homemade By Holman: A Fall Favorite: Pumpkin Cupcakes

Fall Cupcakes

Faux Mixed Leaf Branch

September 19, 2012

A HomeGoods Happy...Giveaway

Giveaway is now closed! See who the winner is!

Congratulations to Nicole!

The Trans

Nicole said, "I'm BoHo and I love Home Goods!"

As I mentioned last week, HomeGoods has updated their Stylescope Quiz with the help of HGTV's designer host Taniya Nayak to include twelve different design personalities.  It's a unique one question quiz where you browse 36 images and pick five that speak to you in some way. I picked all of the images that were beachy and light and when my results came up as, Set Sail, I was more than thrilled that it was a perfect fit for me! The Set Sail page on Stylescope gave me a complete description of my style, design tips to incorporate in my decorating and ideas for entertaining. 

Here is the description:: 
Set Sail is as laid back as a warm breeze off the ocean. She's inspired by sun-washed blues, soft, sandy whites, nostalgic, nautical stripes, and coastal elements. She saturates her home—and thus, those around her—with a sense of calm so palpable you're almost sitting dockside when you visit her.
Love that!

I was even a touch of traveler::
Bring the world to your table with global inspired fabrics and patterns–Suzani and Ikat prints, embroidered silks, and more.
I do love ikat prints, Mexican embroidery, and Mochilla bags. All rich exotic prints that remind me of a fabulous destination that I can only dream of.  

Love this...

HomeGoods asked CHIC COASTAL LIVING to be a featured blogger for their Set Sail design personality and I was beyond HAPPY (you can't even imagine how happy...) to be part of their fun new Stylescope design inspiration. And...there's more. HomeGoods has generously offered to giveaway a $500 giftcard to one of my readers! Believe me, you can have a ton of fun at HomeGoods with $500! Below are all of the giveaway details!

Giveaway Details

 Giveaway:  A $500 Gift Card to HomeGoods.

To Enter:  Take the Stylescope Quiz and let me know what your Stylescope design personality was by      leaving a comment on this post. 

·       Bonus Entries:  
1. Follow my blog. 
2. Like my Facebook page. 
3. Tweet this giveaway. 
Please leave a comment for each.
(Leave your email address for Anonymous comments.)

·      Giveaway Closes:  Wednesday, September 26, 2012

·       Number of Winners:  1 person will be selected using

...and just for fun for my Set Sail fans! Here are a few Pinspirations that HomeGoods pinned from my blog.

Living Room from Something's Gotta Give

Master bath. Chic Coastal Living.    Find out what your home decor style is on

Beach House kitchen...white.    Discover your home decor personality on

Coastal Kitchen designed by Orrick and Company

Suzie: Orrick and Company - Gorgeous kitchen with built-in pull out cutting board. Creamy white ...

Hope you have a great week!

September 17, 2012

Happy Monday and Giveaway Winner

Photo: Loving my new #homegoods tweed pumpkin and #jcrew style guide...

Happy Monday! I was wondering if any of you noticed a few small changes here on the blog? I added small social buttons at the top of this page to make it easier for my readers to link to my other pages around the web.  More changes are coming! In the meantime, I wanted to share a few things that are going on today...

First, I would like to announce the winner of the nautical pillow giveaway!

Coastal Femme! 

Please email me your shipping address! 

...and thank you BEACH DECOR SHOP for this great giveaway! 

Second, J.CREW is having an extra 30% off final sale items starting today. 


Click here to see what's on sale.

Hope you have a great day! I'll be back a little later with another post on What I'm Loving Now...

P.S. I visited HomeGoods this weekend and picked up that cute little tweed pumpkin that's in the Instagram image above! How adorable!

September 15, 2012

Casual Breezy Elegance...


Ahhh it's Saturday...I just had two cups of pumpkin spice coffee and I'm revved up to blog and head out the doors soon to go shopping!  Before I go out and spend money, I wanted to share some images of a traditional, yet casual beach house located in Massachusetts, that was inspired by Diane Keaton's Hamptons beach house in the movie, Something's Gotta Give

If you're like me...
You've seen the movie at least three hundred times. Memorized each and every accessory, piece of furniture, and light fixture, down to the placement of all of the nautical accessories and shells. You've even searched online, as to where you could find the gorgeous ceramic egg holder Diane held while she was making pancakes in the kitchen one night with Jack Nicholson.  When Jack was suffering from a heart attack on her guestroom floor, you were admiring the gorgeous seagrass rug and imagined having one just like it in your home....

That's me and how I think 99% of the time...beach house, beach house, beach house

and the great news is...
We are all being blessed by the creative interior design genius of Something's Gotta Give once again with the design of this home. What I love about coastal designed homes is that you always feel like you're on vacation. 

I want to feel like that everyday...

Happy Saturday

living room


sun room


pool house

pool and pavilion

images via Coastal Living

September 14, 2012

Coastal Living 2012 Ultimate Beach House

2012 | Rosemary Beach | Game Room | Designer: Urban Grace Interiors

I was excited to see the new images of  the Coastal Living's 2012 Ultimate Beach House last night on Pinterest.  I did show you a glimpse a few weeks ago here and I fell in love with the room above!  I have a make-over happening soon in my home and this family room is my inspiration...What do you think? 

2012 | Rosemary Beach | Game Room | Designer: Urban Grace Interiors

Across from the family room is this chic game room complete with a ping pong table in stripes.

2012 | Rosemary Beach | Boys' Bunk Room | Designer: Urban Grace Interiors

One of my other favorite rooms in this home is the boys bunk room! I guess, because I have three boys and I know they would have loved this in our home...oh and there's an extra bunk for the hubby!

2012 | Rosemary Beach | Girls' Bunk Room | Designer: Urban Grace Interiors

Here's the girls bunk room!  I'm loving the seagrass rug and white bedding.  My nieces would be in heaven if they could share a colorful beach room like this...

2012 | Rosemary Beach | Movie Theater | Designer: Urban Grace Interiors

...and of course there's the movie room with individual chaise lounges and space to put your drinks and snacks on.  Love this idea!

2012 | Rosemary Beach | Pool | Designer: Urban Grace Interiors

I would love to lay out by this pool right now...

2012 | Rosemary Beach | Loggia | Designer: Urban Grace Interiors

...and have one of those drinks in that wicker basket.

2012 | Rosemary Beach | Outdoor Living | Designer: Urban Grace Interiors

...or maybe that glass of chilled wine under the umbrella.

Beautiful beach house...what do you think?

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