Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday Discount!

In honor of Cyber Monday,
(something I've never really given much thought to...)
I would like to offer you
20% off in my Etsy Shop!
Enter Coupon Code: CyberMonday
to receive your discount!
Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel

(or more properly called Autumn)
is my favorite time of year!

I was a Fall baby,
born in the
lovely month of October,
so perhaps that's why?
The Stephen King Scarecrow at The Stanley Hotel
(holding a copy of "The Shining"
that was inspired by The Stanley Hotel.)
We took a
little Mini-Fall-Vacation last week
up to Estes Park, CO.
My husband was there
for a business conference,
so Bailey
(my 4-year-old daughter)
and I tagged along
and spent some quality mom/daughter
time together!

We always stay at The Stanley Hotel.
It's a bit pricey,
but WELL worth it!
Every time we stay there,
they e-mail me a "thank you"
with a 20-25% OFF deal!
for our next stay.
(If you're a Colorado resident,
you can also receive a 15% discount)

It really is a beautiful hotel
and with Starbucks served
on the lower level
(in the Steamers Cafe) all day,
you can't go wrong!
The porch, however,
is my favorite feature of this hotel.
and has a beautiful view
of the Rocky Mountains.

Every night before bed,
I took Bailey down to the lobby
(already dressed in her PJs)
and we cozied up by the fire
to read her bedtime stories.
Beautiful window covering...I adored this window in our room!

The view from our room!
Our days were spent enjoying the scenery,
riding/walking around the lake,
looking at the elk, bowling
(yes, bowling...
it was Bailey's first time
and was pretty cold that day!),
shopping, dining
(we loved the cupcake shop),
relaxing on the porch
and playing hide-and-seek
and "chase"
on the front lawn
of the hotel.

Wonder if they'll EVER make these more fashionable?
They're still as ugly as they were 20 year ago!

I now pronounce you...Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkin Bride.
(lots of weddings take place there)
If you're local and have never been,
you MUST go!
If you're out of town and
looking for a nice vacation idea...
this just might be the one!

Happy Fall Y'all!


Monday, September 19, 2011

You're Invited

In association with Janel Neuenschwander,
of the Innovative Real Estate Group
in Denver, CO...

You are invited

to attend
a special home decor presentation on

"Creative & Decorative
Home Storage & Organization"

Saturday, September 24th
from 10am-Noon in Parker, CO.

Complimentary refreshments will be provided
as well as
door prizes,decorative inspiration,
and lots of fun!
The show will begin with a
meet-and-greet session
while enjoying coffee and breakfast treats.

I will be speaking for about an hour on
how to use decorative
(and unique)storage items
to get your home organized
in a fun & fashionable way!
After a short question/answer session,
door prizes and other giveaways
will be awarded.
(If you'd like to donate a giveaway prize
to promote your own business, contact me!)
photo courtesy of
Our last show was a great success
and alot of fun!
If you're in the Denver area
and would like to attend,
e-mail me, and I'll send you the address!
We'd love to have you join us!
Have a great week!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Sneak Peak and Some Catching Up!

Still trying to get caught up in life!
It seems like every time I get close to finishing
my to-do list,
a million other new things get tacked on!
I'm sure you can all relate!
I've been working on the photos and pricing
of my online shop items.
I'm really hoping to have them listed
within the next week or so.
I'm sprinkling a sneak peak
throughout this post...
I took on another account
for my marketing design business,
so I've been busy creating, designing, etc.
for them all week.
By the way....
it's for a great little shop here in Parker, CO.
Several shops under one roof...
I'll post some photos soon.
Though I miss having my own physical shop,
I must admit,
I've really enjoyed the last month without it.
If life ever calms down,
I hope to have another one!
My daughter has started back to preschool,
so I technically have 8 hours a week of
free "mommy time".
I am really enjoying that!
I hope you're all having a great week.
We are enjoying Fall weather!
How about you???

Monday, August 15, 2011


Hi everyone!
I'm hosting a giveaway over at my other blog
Feel free to enter!!!


LOVE this place!

For months, they've been in the process
of building a new IKEA
in Centennial, outside of Denver.
I've always heard about it,
browsed their website,
and seen ads for it in certain magazines...
but I was really quite clueless to how
GREAT this place actually is!

It opened a couple of weeks ago and caused
a major traffic issue in that area of town.
People were literally camped out
awaiting the grand opening
like it was American Idol auditions or something!
 I waited 2 weeks
to let the madness die down a bit and
finally took the plunge on Friday night 
with my husband and 4-year-old daughter.

Let me just say
that it was quite an experience,
like no other shopping center
I've ever been to before!
 The biggest surprise was that
they have FREE childcare for an hour
(an hour and a half if you're an IKEA Family Member)!
Bailey begged us to let her go!
No arguments from us!
She had a blast and I found some great deals!
We ended up buying
a white slipcovered sofa,
3 pendant lights for the kitchen,
a down insert,
a duvet,
a linen laundry bag,
and a hanging, metal/lace cut-out lantern
all for under $700!
Scroll down
to see the rest of my purchases...

If there's something you've had your eye on 
while browsing their website,
but don't have an IKEA store near you,
let me know and
I'll be happy to help you get it!!! 

Have a great week y'all!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Run to Anthropologie!

I took a trip to the mall this weekend 
and, ofcourse,
had to stop in my favorite store...
I was so excited to find these little beauties
on clearance for $2.95 each!
(originally $10.00 each)
I got lucky and found EIGHT of them!
Just in time to fix up my bathroom!

(By the way...we're not moving.
click here for the latest on my life haha!)

All of the cabinets in my home are golden oak
and I despise them.
I'm going to paint them white
(starting with the master bathroom)
and then, I'll add these!
I wasn't able to find these drawer pulls/knobs online,
but if you have an
Anthropologie store near you,
you're likely to find them!
(Better hurry though!)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Flea Market Style Magazine

I anticipated the release of the current
Flea Market Style Magazine
for so long.
I finally got it and was so excited
to see my name mentioned on page 3
under the "what's your favorite nickname?" section.
I will forever be known as
"the Junk Fairy"!
If you haven't gotten your copy yet,
run out and get it!

In other news...
I closed my shop on Saturday night.
It was somewhat sad for me,
but I am hoping for a promising future.

We have an offer on our house
and hope to close at the end of this month.
We are heading back to Tennessee,
where I hope to open a new shop this Summer!

In the meantime,
you can still shop on my website
or from my Etsy shop.

My other blog "The Ruffled Nest"
was awarded the Stylish Blogger Award!
Hop on over and find out 7 things about me
and checkout 8 links
to some amazing blogs
that I've recently run across!

I hope your week is off to a great start!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Check out my Valentine's Goodies at

Hope you're all having an extra special day
filled with LOTS of love!


Friday, February 11, 2011

Website That I'm Drooling Over...

Do you remember the magazine, Country Home?
I used to love it and was SO sad
when they stopped publishing it.
So...I was searching
for some decorative inspiration online one day..
doing a google search on "Country Home"
just to see what popped up.
and Voila!

The link to a website called
Country Home Interiors...
You will LOVE it!
They carry some of the
Jeanne d'Arc Living Product line
and a large selection of beautiful merchandise!
The site is based out of Germany,
so I don't think they sell to the U.S.
However, it's still a great site to browse
when you need a little decorative inspiration!

(After spending about 45 minutes looking at the site,
I had forgotten all about my original google search!)

Here are some of my favorites from the site!
Head on over when you get some free time!

Have a great weekend!