Friday, February 12, 2010

A Joni Inspired Post

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I just read a new post on Cote de Texas, a wonderful blog written by a very dear friend, Joni Webb. If you have never heard of this blog (hard to imagine because it might just be the most widely read design blog on the planet), check out the link and visit her!! She's a JEWEL of a person and a very talented writer not to mention an incredibly gifted designer.

Joni has just discovered Art for Kids, a maker of gorgeous children's furnishings for the discriminating tot. Up until a few months ago, I wrote a column in a local magazine and our focus in one particular month was babiesbabiesbabies! So I took this theme and ran with it, setting out to design a dream room. I had a BLAST and without a client or budget, I was able to create something that was purely indulgent, quintessentially girly and completely from my point of view. Now, all I need to do is have a babygirl to truly live out this fantasy room. (Calm down, Joni, Momzie & Mary.....we're still holding out and have enough with the dog and two cats so don't get any ideas just yet ;)

Starting with the Cherubini crib from AFK as my main inspiration, I was able to pull together a room that our babygirl could grow with over the years. I feel strongly that investment pieces will carry you through a lifetime and I built the room around select pieces that were 1. timeless and 2. didn't scream babybabybaby. This way, the room can evolve over the years without multiple major overhauls-- only with a few minor adjustments as needed, which is most cost effective in the long run. Plus, when babygirl grows up and gets a home of her own, these great furnishings can easily be worked in to her new digs.

Enjoy the eye-candy, and HAPPY MARDI GRAS!!!!!!!!




Saturday, February 6, 2010

If This Doesn't Move You, Then Honey, You Ain't Got No Soul

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Oh, my. Louisiana is in a FRENZY right now. Mardi Gras always gets us a little more excited than Christmas, but the SAINTS GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL PLUS MARDI GRAS???? Now that, my friends, is something so special, so long-awaited, so integral to our spirit and culture, I can't even describe it to you if your are not from here.

It's as if all of our worries have melted away, our pride is up front and center and we want to show the world and everyone in it just how much we love our state, our team, our culture.  I mean, it's so serious that Monday is an unofficial holiday; schools are closing and some businesses have granted employees a day off. Not to mention that people are changing their Facebook names to things like Andrea Whodat Veron; updating their statuses from single to "Married to Jeremy Shockey" and creating fictitious Facebook pages to validate this pretend marriage.  Serious, y'all!

I'm not a big football fan, but you can bet your rusty doubloon that I am watching this game. With players being donned monikers like Breesus Christ and all of the days of the week changed to: Mondat, Tuesdat, Wednesdat, Thursdat, Fridat, Saturdat and Sundat, could you resist??

Enjoy this lil' diddy by the GREAT Professor Longhair, a man that has channeled the whole spirit of Louisiana into his songs. If you want to come to Louisiana, but haven't made it here yet, then listen to this and know what your experience will feel like. Put Louisiana on your list of "MUST DO before I die". Trust me!

Happy Mardi Gras and GEAUX SAINTS!!!!!!!!


I had to add this today (I forgot about it) ------ I hear that our Msgr. Derouen of St. Johns Cathedral wore all white vestments with a Saints jersey on top for 11 o'clock mass! WHO DAT! Lawday! 

Isn't this sign just the cats pajamas???