Friday, March 18, 2011

The IT List!


Where is the month of March going? Another Friday is already upon us... take some time to be inspired by the great blogs I have rounded up today!  Happy weekend!

  • one hundred inspirations pulls together this Rachel Bilson look for less (less than $100 even!) - this is a perfectly simple look for spring and summer!

  • thought and musing takes a gloomy day and brightens it up with a bold blue top - I love how this color adds instant punch to any outfit!

  • a spot of whimsy features 'it' girl Amanda Seyfriend... it such a beautiful spotlight on such a uniquely gorgeous gal! (find a spot of whimsy on twitter!)

  • rosy + tart gives a quick tutorial (it's so easy, it's hardly a recipe) on how to roast tomatoes and it has my mouth watering for farmer's market season! (find rosy + tart on twitter!)

  • second street east shows off some great home goods she found at The Foundary - I am loving this unique little side table! Decor blogs always have such a great inside track! (find second street east on twitter!)

  • the capital barbie scopes out sweet pleats for spring and summer - and shares her ideas on how to make pleats work for you! (find the capital barbie on twitter!)

  • daily crush is loving the look of several stacked bracelets and I am too, what a fun and creative trend. She features inspiration and tips on how to get the look for yourself! (find daily crush on twitter!)

  • a spoonful of dish is inspired by Inslee Hayne's girly and chic illustrations. So cute!

  • undeniable style bought a very pretty small desk and gains inspiration on how to style it... if you are tight on space but still need a small work area, this is perfect! (find undeniable style on twitter!)

  • sweetie pie style is crushing on mini-bags... they are perfect with a sundress or shorts for spring and summer. I am loving them too! (find sweetie pie style on twitter!)

  • mama loves papa takes a vintage thrift store find and refashions it into something more current.  I 'sneaked' the before picture above... click through for the after! (find mama loves papa on twitter!)

  • keep collected is rocking the most perfect spring look in my opinion. The hair, the necklace, the jeans... I love the simple appeal.

  • shen dove style is spring-ready with a great cropped trench.  I just love trenches in any form lately and this look is amazing! (find shen dove style on twitter!)

  • walking around {where the sidewalk begins} has this pretty summer tunic on her wish list... I think it's on mine now as well. I love this for the beach or pool! (find walking around on twitter!)

  • rose a la mode sneak peeks some of her fashionable duds from the Texas Style Conference last weekend. I can't wait to hear more! (find rose a la mode on twitter!)

  • turn up the rad takes $4 Anthropologie cloth napkins (four dollars!) and turns them into throw pillows. Ta-da! I love these kinds of DIY's! (find turn up the rad on twitter!)

the it list is organized by jill of good life for less... for information on how you can be involved, click here!

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bedroom Design Board

I have been doing tons of bedrooms, which I love! Almost every time I come up with a design, I find myself wanting to use it in my own house... I must refrain :)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Foundary

Have you heard about the discount shopping site, The Foundary? I just found out about it and am DYING over some of their stuff!

Tortoise votives!

LOVE this side table

Beautiful bed

You should check it out if you have a minute!!

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Did I forget to mention??

Sorry I have been MIA for the past couple of days, but I have been in Pagosa Springs doing a little of this

and a little bit of hot spring action

It was a wonderful getaway and I must admit, I am a little sad to be back!

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Friday, March 11, 2011

The IT List!


Happy Friday everyone! The weekend is finally upon us, I know I am ready! Take some time to check out these awesome links...

  • shen dove style styles one dress two completely different ways. I just love it when bloggers flex their creativity like this. Check out both outfits! (find shen dove style on twitter!)

  • a spot of whimsy is suffering from the end-of-winter blues (I second that!) until she finds Chanel's 2011 Spring nail polish line. So gorgeous - this will instantly brighten your mood. (find a spot of whimsy on twitter!)

  • sweetie pie style rounds up gorgeous rose gold pieces, a popular trend these days for sure. My favorite is this "smooch" necklace! (find sweetie pie style on twitter!)

  • rosy + tart has a ruche gift card giveaway on her site... it ends today so hop on over! I am loving this pink scarf from ruche - perfect for spring! (find rosy + tart on twitter!)

  • second street east is scheming up a greek key dresser diy - I absolutely can not wait to see her finished product because the inspiration is swoon worthy! (find second street east on twitter!)

  • a spoonful of dish features this sweet bicycle print that definitely has words to live by. I just love the idea here!

  • undeniable style is giving away an absolutely gorgeous dress from Shabby Apple - you must pop by and enter this giveaway! (find undeniable style on twitter!)

  • daily crush is headed off to Ireland - ahem, just in time for Saint Patricks Day, ay? I will be stalking her blog for a trip recap! Go give her a little 'bon voyage'! (find daily crush on twitter!)

  • keep collected is rocking the look I am totally coveting for spring - a maxi dress with lots of layers! Check out her look for inspiration!

  • the capital barbie rounds up gorgeous wallets. I am loving this simple Kate Spade number in robin's egg blue. Perfect for spring! (find the capital barbie on twitter!)

  • rose a la mode is giving away a gorgeous Kate Spade bag that is just screaming warm weather. Stop by her blog for a chance to win! (find rose a la mode on twitter!)

  • thought and musing is totally killing this sequin-by-day look. I absolutely love it when tops can pull double duty like this.

  • jewelscapes brilliantly pairs bright blue with turquoise accessories. I just love these two colors together, it reminds me of the beach!

  • good tots tracked down the most precious wood and fabric handmade toys on etsy. If you have a friend that is expecting a baby you just have to give some of these as a gift, what a great keepsake!

  • good life for less is smitten with red for spring... and especially these bright shorts! They were a fan favorite and for good reason! (find good life for less on twitter!)

the it list is produce by jill of good life for less for more information on how you can be involved, click here!

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Greek Key Dresser

Look what Bri did to her dresser

using this inspiration from 1st dibs.

It was like a lightbulb went off in my head. I found the last piece to the puzzle for the guest bedroom with a few modifications.

I am going to use this dresser from Target

and make it look a little more like this from Clayton Gray Home.

What progress have I made so far you ask?? One drawer is put together... ugh. Off to "build."

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Living Room Design Board

This board I made for a fellow blogger. She had most of the main pieces for the room and needed help giving the room a cohesive look. I love the way it turned out!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Guest Bedroom Drapes

I SEWED drapes for the guest room. I am pretty impressed with myself. Yes, I know you just sew four straight lines but let me bask in my success :)

There really is no good angle in this room and it doesn't help that I took it at night...

After looking at this picture, I am thinking I need to hem them up a little more. Oh well!

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Friday, March 4, 2011

The IT List!

Happy Friday! I hope you have fun plans for the weekend...I will be doing a little antique/thrift shopping, finishing up a special project for the guest bedroom and putting the finishing touches on a design for a local client. Enjoy these posts and see you back here on Monday!

I am so excited for not only the weekend, but that the month of March is finally here! Let spring begin! Take some time to check out these amazing links today... there is so much inspiration, all in one place!!

  • thought and musing is claiming to 'break the rules' with this belted scarf - but it looks absolutely perfect to me!

  • yams designs is celebrating spring all week long (hallelujah!) and what better way to celebrate spring than with a sweet rainbow round-up. (find yams designs on twitter!)

  • holly in heels rounds up comfortable pumps... yes, they do exist and yes, they are still lust worthy. Check out her picks! (find holly in heels on twitter!)

  • jewelscapes is always creatively dressed and adorned with jewelry. I love this simple outfit featuring an orange top.  So simple and chic!

  • the capital barbie is celebrating her birthday this weekend (Happy Birthday!) and will be shining in this gorgeous sequin number! Yay for birthdays! (find the capital barbie on twitter!)

  • a spot of whimsy honors Martha Stewart as her current female "legend" - I'm a huge Martha fan and love these old modeling photos of her - gorgeous! (find a spot of whimsy on twitter!)

  • sweetie pie style suggests sprucing up your home for spring with a few new throw pillows. I couldn't agree more and I just love her picks! (find sweetie pie style on twitter!)

  • rose a la mode is searching for the best pair of platforms for spring, I love her choices and could definitely incorporate a few of these pairs into my own closet! (find rose a la mode on twitter!)

  • undeniable style looks brilliantly beautiful in this pink gingham top - it's now my new must have for spring. I just love it! (find undeniable style on twitter!)

  • a spoonful of dish puts together the ever popular 'room to outfit' post (I never tire of these)... featuring one of the best blogger's living rooms out there.

  • daily crush is getting excited for Target's partnership with the always stylish Calypso St. Barth, it's sure to be a show stopper! (find daily crush on twitter!)

  • rosy + tart rounds up purple pin-spirations.  I so wish I had a girly bachelorette pad to buy this purple stemware for! So pretty! (find rosy + tart on twitter!)

  • shen dove style beatifully pulls off this faux fur look that makes me a little (only a little!) sad that winter is almost over. (find shen dove style on twitter!)

  • second street east is already planning to decorate her patio for spring.  I love the trellis-style outdoor throw pillows she found! (find second street east on twitter!)

  • good tots is loving Stella McCartney's children's line - but not so much the prices. Check out her more affordable options that still capture the fresh and funky look, including these adorable yellow wellies for kids! (find good tots on twitter!)

the IT list is organized by jill of good life for less... for more information on how you can be involved... click here!

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Outdoor Decor: Navy and Coral

With the temperatures rising, I can't help but think about decorating my outside space. It is a blank canvas right now since we have devoted most of our efforts inside the house. I have plans for it this summer starting with injecting a little color!

I bought this planter from Home Depot a few months back on clearance for $7. Yep. It was originally $34 and I fell in love with but decided to wait. Good thing I did!

Then when Joi posted about this outdoor trellis knockoff from Target, I knew it would be perfect with the coral!

What a perfect color combination for the outdoors! Hubby's grandpa is building us a couple of white Adirondack chairs and these will be the perfect complements!

Have you started decorating your outdoor space?

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dining Room Board

Happy Wednesday! Today I have a dining room design for you. This client is inheriting a wooden farmhouse style table and needed help pulling together a modern space that felt slightly formal but still casual enough to feel comfortable. I chose a graphic rug and simple, modern chairs to contrast the farmhouse table, which will create interest. I chose the glass link chandelier to add a little glam factor, which lends itself to the formal feeling. The fabric is a metallic linen for the curtains and I can't wait to see how they turn out!

Let me know what you think! If you are interested in a design board, email me at michelle.leigh.henderson {at}

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Can you believe how amazing Jamie's guest bedroom is?

This has officially become the inspiration for my office. I guess I should finish the guest bedroom first, huh? Is it really March? Could I possibly ask any more questions?

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