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A Cottage Christmas.

In Christmas, Decorating, Uncategorized on December 23, 2008 at 4:48 pm












A fresh green tree, whimsical personal ornaments and cozy accents make up the Christmas decor at the Ogden home.  Kelli Ogden, a contributing editor to this blog and good friend to this writer, has a unique take on cottage style.  It can be seen in the photo above of Kelli’s Christmas decor this year.  She has created a wonderful mix of classic cottage and modern chic.  Notice the rocking chair with the handmade pillow.  This is so inviting by the fireplace. The leopard bench and the artwork above it is an example of Kelli’s creative mix.   The black and white photography above the bench draws the eye forward  with a modern appeal that blends well with the cottage cozy creating a memorable style.  I will be featuring Kelli’s master bedroom redo in a future posting.


Monogram Love!

In Black and White, Decorating, Studio Design on December 22, 2008 at 1:59 am


I need this!  A super-size monogram made from matte vinyl.  It is actually easily removable when you want a change.  This is from a web shop called Monicas-Creations and only costs $65 for the large 30″ size.  You can choose colors too!  For just $13 you can get a monogram for your car window as a special treat.

cute as a cupcake.

In Project Ideas on December 18, 2008 at 5:19 pm


This is the cutest idea!  I am going to be on the lookout for some cupcake paper vases.  I am thinking that I could use the silicone cups that i saw at Hobby Lobby last week.  It would be cute to put a red rose bud on top like a cherry!  Carnations are so inexpensive and are available in so many colors.  It would be a great hostess gift especially if I can find the box to bring it in.

Bernardo Shoes

In Fashion, Modern Glamour, Uncategorized on December 16, 2008 at 7:40 pm

Barnardo shoes are back and in Houston!  If you are looking for local rescources for great shoes, Bernardo has them.  

Check out their website for deals on past season shoes and great sales!  It is fun to read about the fashion history of Bernardo Footwear and read letters from Bernardo fans.  Have you ever had a pair of Bernardos?  You can bet that I will have a closet full now that I have found them!  Thank you Kelly Ogden for your shoe tip!

bernardo shoes

Overstock has Zebra!

In Black and White, Modern Glamour, Uncategorized on December 16, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Zebra is so fun and graphic!  I just love to find new ways to use the pattern on furniture and fashion! is a great source for Zebra print furniture.  Right now they have several things that I would like.  Thank you mom and dad for the Zebra ottoman you got me for Christmas!

I’m dreaming of a White Christmas!

In Christmas, Modern Glamour, Uncategorized, White Decor on December 16, 2008 at 4:12 pm

Christmas is around the corner!  This year decorations have gone to a new creative level.  Stores are using so many colors to express the season.  Red and Green are not the only way to say Merry Christmas!  I have gone with a white and silver theme this year because my new house is…white and silver!!!