Tuesday, June 26, 2012

{double woven chain link bracelets}

Happy Tuesday y'all! 

I'm happy to report between my etsy shop, my interior design consultations, settling into our new place (we moved!) , and spending time with our friends and family, all while raising our nugget and being a wife puts a smile on my face every day! The only bad part is my blogging time has been drastically divided because of everything else, which doesn't make me smile at all....not one bit.  I really wish there were more hours in the day to get everything done, but  that just isn't the case.  Anyways I just thought I owed it to my amazing blog readers for a little explanation as to what I've been up to and why I haven't been blogging as much as normal!  I hope you all understand! :) 

Anyways I plan on dropping in here and there...with shop updates, interior design inspiration, design boards, personal posts, and of course random posts just for fun! 

Today I'm sharing with you guys my newest boutique item: Double Woven Chain Link Bracelets! These gorgeous chain bracelets come in Gold or Silver, and are perfect for wearing alone or mixed in with your other bracelets for a fun stacking piece! 

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I will also be restocking more cross bracelets in the next or two (when I find a bit of time!)

Hope you all are having a great week! 
xo
Lesley





Wednesday, June 20, 2012

{romantic summer style}


My favorite thing about summer is getting to enjoy evenings outdoors with friends and family! 

I don't know about you guys but this romantic outdoor setting is totally calling my name! Clearly this layout ain't your average bbq fire pit!  The gorgeous nail head detailed seating paired with the vintage mirror and oversized lanterns and the scattered rose vases everywhere creates the most perfect atmosphere! And let's not forget the canopy of vines that  truly sets the scene for this shady retreat! 

I especially love the touches of pink in the pillows & roses, so feminine and fun!



Happy Wednesday! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

{beachy chic}

via jenny keenan design

Especially loving the contrast of the brilliantly blue velvet head chairs against the rough wicker chairs in this dining setup! A touch of beach with a touch of chic..it even rhymes!   :) 

Hope you all are having a fantastic day! 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

{happy daddy day!}

Just wanted to drop in and wish the world's best daddy a Happy Father's Day!  

Some of my favorite daddy pictures: 
























We love you more than words could ever speak! 

xoxo






Thursday, June 14, 2012

{newest member of our family}

We recently added a new member to our family, he will be sure to get lots of love (and undoubtedly will get slightly beat up over the years).   He is definitely a  50/50 combination of both Mr. Cattlebuyer and I, we love him lots already.  

He sort of looks like a miniature baby version of this bad boy.  He is part of the Johnathan Louis collection.  


only we {more like "me" as Mr.cattlebuyer gave me the reins to choose the upholstery...he's such a good husband!} choose a more neutral khaki (linen looking but not actually being linen as that would never hold up to my messy rover) woven upholstery and of course I choose matching welting in the same fabric.  We wanted something timeless and I figured I'd get sick of the two tone welting/upholstery combination quicker than I could bat an eye, so that trendy feature had to go.  Our sofa will will appear much like (my inspiration) photo of the gorgeous sofa below (which I LOVE...but I'm fairly certain it was out of our budget).  

The main different is obviously the style, ours is a little more casual as in it has rolled arms (for comfort) and our chaise lounge will be reversible (since we have many more moves in our future we wanted a sofa with some flexibility.)  The size will be very similar. We also will have the flexibility of taking the chaise off completely which will be great if we ever want to use the sofa in smaller space that wouldn't accommodate a chaise lounge.  


Anyways, I'm so excited for it to arrive so I just had to share it with ya'll!  If any of you have ever sofa shopped before you must know...there are LOTS of very ugly looking sofas out there. Please do not be fooled. No offense furniture stores. Finding a comfortable (clean lined...not poofy and oversized) sofa that met both of Mr.cattlebuyer and I's needs was a huge accomplishment! :) Now I need to start my hunt for some fabulous pillow fabric.  I'm really loving the combination of the pillows in my inspiration photo so that may be the direction I go....of course I will share that will y'all as well!  

Hope y'all are having a wonderful Thursday!








Tuesday, June 12, 2012

{summer colors}

Something about summer time makes me crave every color of the rainbow! Colors are such an inspiration to me...woulda thought?  ;) So here's a small glimpse of my colorful {pinterest} inspiration


My favorite summer quote!


The combination of these ranunculous, peonies, and succulents are perfection.




Happy rainbow lined envelopes!


Lilly pulitzer rocks my wardrobe this summer! If I ever get a free second I will start up WIWW again....I actually own this lilly dress in navy and I LOVE it!


Pretty Monogramed bangles....possible DIY perhaps?


My absolutely favorite thing about summer (or atleast one of my many favorite things...) Yummy salads with fresh fruit!

I could eat salads all day long if they all looked this pretty! :)





Okay that's all the happy color inspiration I can handle for one night! Have a great evening y'all...hope to be back again soon (I'll try to be more organized in my thoughts next time!)

xo
Lesley

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

{life}

It's been a while....a LONG while since I've had an opportunity to write a blog post.

I'm so sorry but as you all know...

LIFE > BLOG

but I am so happy to be "back" or maybe I should say "around"...as I'm not sure exactly when my next blog post will be!

Things are just crazy around here!

Anyways, I sure hope y'all are doing well and you'll stick with me through this dry spell on the blog.  I wish I had more hours in the day to write and find inspiration and pursue all my passions.  Sadly that just isn't the case right now unless I really want to part with my sleep...but that just isn't an option at this point.  momma needs her sleep! :) And as any of you fellow mommas know...my family always comes first, everything else comes second, third, and fourth...

I may only be here a few days a week as it doesn't look like our summer is going to slow down any.  But please stick around I promise I'll be back because this blog is one of my most favorite passions!













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