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Monday, May 9, 2016

Ramblings

Mondays always start a little bleary-eyed for me, especially after a weekend of spoiling. Too bad every weekend can't be Mother's Day...I could get used all the pampering and attention! But funny enough, when Mr. SP asked what I wanted, I handed him a mini project list. Not that he wouldn't help me anytime I asked, but it was nice to get a few things done without grumbling! ;)

One of the projects was in Little Miss's Room...I had hoped to share it with you today, but just couldn't get my act together in time...so instead, you get a brain dump of the ramblings currently going through my head, and latest happenings around here.


ONE // I somehow swung invitations to some pretty delicious events lately...first was a brunch at Sissy's Southern Kitchen, hosted by Hush Puppies (maker of my fave tassel booties!). The sun porch at this popular Dallas spot, was hosed down with all sorts of darling Spring decor, and topped off with grapefruit juleps and chicken and waffles!

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The second was the most amazing dinner hosted by The Everygirl and Kendall Jackson...with food prepared by Top Chef Season 12 winner, Mei Lin!!! I definitely had a #fangirl moment with her, as I'm a huge fan of the show. And even though I love to eat, I don't do foo-foo food, so I was a little leery as to what she'd serve.

Um, it was only the best meal I've ever had (next to tacos)! I was trying to make polite conversation with the people around me, but really I wanted to lick the bowl after every single course! It was all Thai inspired, and can you believe she prepared it in the William Sonoma store!?! (Hello, no oven or stove?!?)

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I was especially happy with my outfit choice that night, as the tent dress allowed ample room for five courses! #oink

Tonight's look for the #KJxTEGwinenights dinner with @meilin21 @kjwines & @theeverygirl_  Feeling full, happy & unbelievably grateful for the opportunity to experience such food, wine & friendship! #sugarplumstyle // @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/2jFSw #li


TWO // Did you see Joanna Gaines of Magnolia Market and Fixer Upper fame has a line of home decor at Nordstrom now? And can you believe I've actually never seen that show? I've seen pictures of their makeovers though, and love several pieces from the new line...especially the stools.






THREE // Consider my mind blown when Oprah's people contacted me not once, but twice, to feature my post about hiding cords, and include our previous Living Room in their 'How to Decorate with Pantone's Color of the Year', on her website! It makes me laugh thinking about Oprah attaching Command hooks to the backs of her tables, so the lamp cords don't show. She probably doesn't even notice her cords with all the fresh flowers scattered about!




FOUR // A few weekends ago, Dara Burriss, our favorite artist, was showing at a local Art Fair, so we stopped in to say Hi, and see her latest works. There's no question her piece just made our Living Room One Room Challenge, and our entire family has become her biggest fans. Both kids immediately spotted pieces they wanted in their rooms.

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It's no surprise my son prefers white space, and Little Miss loves full saturation. Kind of funny that their taste in art mirrors their personalities. I've got my eye on this piece...are you dying over the pinks and golds?! And Dara really couldn't be any nicer...or cuter...and I'm thrilled for all her success!

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I told you about the more affordable canvas prints she offers now, but there's been so much demand that she started selling paper prints, as well. They look great in person, and it's an inexpensive way to add a little Dara Burriss to your home.

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FIVE // I shared our favorite Mother's Day tradition, along with tips for throwing your own Tea Party, on Martha Stewart last week. (You like how I said 'Martha' all casual-like? You know that's a facade...I totally squealed!) ;)




SIX // The countdown to Summer break has begun around here, so I've been on the look-out for fun teacher gift ideas. I love this little pampering kit, paired with a pedicure gift certificate! Click here to see of the Teacher Gift projects I've done in the past.

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SEVEN // We just finished the latest season of House of Cards. We actually started watching it the week it was released, it just took us this long to get through them all...I wasn't that impressed. Did you watch it?



EIGHT // I was thrilled to see one of my favorite Summer staple dresses was brought back, and in fun new colors. It's such a steal, and you can see I wore it for everything from Date Night to days at the lake and pool. (The maxi version is here, and this one and this one are similar options.)






NINE // I came across these pics this weekend, and realized I never shared the dress with you. It was a back-up for the blogger conference, and actually my first-choice for the all-white party. You all convinced me to try something different, so I wore this dress instead, but I still adore the lacy little number!


  Lace Dress | Nude Sandals (on sale!) | Similar Clutch | Watch | Ring

 Lace Dress | Nude Sandals (on sale!) | Similar Clutch | Watch | Ring

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What's rambling through your head this Monday? I hope your day is a peaceful one, lovebugs!

P.S...Happy birthday to my best girl, and the fittest person I know! And thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring a portion of today's post.

14 comments:

  1. So much goodness here. Isn't Sissy's just delicious? And, Oprah? Congrats to you! Can't wait to see your daughter's room. I'm desperately trying to finish my daughter's room, as well and hope to have it done before school's out later this month. That may be wishful thinking...

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  2. Lots of fun things and exciting opportunities! We haven't watched Season 4 of H of C yet. I wasn't that into season 3 and I think that's what keeping us from getting back into it.

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  3. I can't believe you've never seen Fixer Upper! And you live in Texas! For shame! ;) Seriously though, it is my FAVORITE HGTV show. It's streaming on Netflix if you want to see the 1st 2 seasons. Love it!

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  4. Wow, I love Martha Stewart! And Oprah?!!
    You have to watch Fixer Upper. You are missing out!

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  5. Never seen Fixer Upper? What have you been doing with all your time (other than nearly daily blog posts, dressing room diaries, traveling everywhere and being a mom and wife ... oh, and having a regular job too).

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  6. AWW - Thanks Cass! You're such an inspiration to me as a mom, writer and a great friend. Thanks for the 21 years of fun and friendship...you're rockin those dresses girl like up in da club...a little ML humor! You brighten my days with your amazing blog! Love AA

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  7. Wow! Congratulations on the two features! That is absolutely amazing, but well-deserved. Hey, someone has to show us how to use those command strips! :) Glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  8. Every time you talk about that swing dress thats great for everything, I almost order it.... I am just a little afraid because fitted things are usually more flattering on me. One day I'm just gonna do it! :)

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  9. What a fun recap, Cassie! FYI our store, Sally Lynn Home in Southlake also carries the Magnolia line of accessories, rugs, pillows, and furniture, plus all of the other brands of furniture and accessories Joanna buys from for the home makeovers. You should check out our store and private showroom if you're ever in the Southlake area! I think you'd love it! Send me a fb message if you're ever close by, I'd love to see you and show you around! ~Ragan

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  10. You have been eating well lately and it's making me hungry! I love the tea party post...I homeschool and we do Poetry Tea every Wednesday so these tea party tips are great. I love the bar stools at Nordstrom. The mix of metal and wood is perfection. You have me sold on that dress....as soon as the baby isn't nursing anymore, it is mine... or I might just have to get for a night out!

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  11. Any way your themes are nice one. Good topic. From your post I could understand that you have well idea. You have to try to add more creativeness in your post. It will soon attract any reader. There are some different types of writing technique such as style, design, format.If you include all these styles you can make your blog more attractively

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  12. Love all the dresses you buy!!! House of Cards - this wasn't a good season IMHO. There were too many holes in a certain plot line.

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  13. Love all the dresses you buy!!! House of Cards - this wasn't a good season IMHO. There were too many holes in a certain plot line.

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  14. Nice blog and entry! Stumbled upon it through blog lovin. I would also like to mention that I love the art pieces by Dara Burriss, that the kids picked out for their room!! How trendy :)

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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