'LUSH'--Luscious--richly satisfying to the senses or the mind.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Antlers and Swank.

Yesterday, I posted about my new antler craze--

I discovered a rustic luxe style,
adding my own twist,
and naming it
Rustic Regency
Antlers and Swank.

After thinking about it, both of the names should be combined-
Rustic Swank.

We all know the style idea of "Rustic".

However, the definition of "Swank"
according to the Urban Dictionary is, 
Very classy, and/or tasteful 
and, meaning: style or class.
or, from the Free Dictionary, 
as, Smartness in style or bearing elegance,
and, Imposingly fashionable or elegant; grand.

So, the following Antlers and Swank chandeliers
should depict
Rustic Swank.





Crystal Antler Chandelier Artist Jason Lawson, Carrie Hard




And, just in case, you didn't get enough antlers............
here's a little more for the anticipated season! 


Have a beautiful day! xo

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It's All About the Rack!!

Talkin' about antlers, 
'cause it's that time of year,
when reindeer are featured everywhere.

racks are in all year.
I've discovered a new style for myself.
Rustic Regency.
Antlers and Swank.

So, today,
the hunt was on!!
A new shop was discovered!! 
It had a plethora of EVERYTHING!
And, Lo and Behold..........
there in the distance
was a fine rack!

I purchased the rack in the middle at a phenomenal price! 
Woo hoo!!

The following photos,
along with other great rack photos
pinned to my new board

Who knew you could mix the styles? Rustic Regency?

The Art of Living…decorating moments of masculinity

The Art of Living…decorating moments of masculinity



A Dynamic Display

Antiquing with Antlers

Decorating with Antlers | Summerhill Still Life


I'll be posting a photo of my rack 
as soon as it's hung!

Have a beautiful week! xo

Friday, October 4, 2013

Nothing You Haven't Already Seen.........

this just happens to be my version 
of fall inspiration 
for the season! 
Hope the images bring you 
warmth and excitement. 

Seriously, I must end 
with the infamous reminder...................


Happy Weekend! xo

Monday, September 30, 2013

I'm a Fan of Bring It Back!


Bring It Back

Bring It Back is a new program in which you vote for iconic Ralph Lauren products to be brought back into production. The Polo bear has been a Ralph Lauren icon since the company’s early years and as one of the most sought-after and collectible items in the brand’s history, the sweater is a fitting first selection.
Shop the Limited Edition Sweater

Bring It Back is a new program in which you vote for iconic Ralph Lauren products to be brought back into production. The Polo bear has been a Ralph Lauren icon since the company’s early years and as one of the most sought-after and collectible items in the brand’s history, the sweater is a fitting first selection.

Have a Classic Day! xo

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Bit of Humor to Ease the Pain.

This past year, we (my family) purchased a home, renovated, and moved in within 6 months. Our new home has the standard remodeled kitchen, baths, updates and add-ons. I was eager to begin this process, and just as eager to end it.  By the time we actually took possession of our home, I was mentally worn out, and still faced the challenge of finishing the remainder renovations. I shudder to think of ever taking on an even bigger project, especially with a time constraint, within a budget, while holding down jobs, and keeping school age kids on task, while trying to be successful at making the right investment, as well as, decorative pleasing decisions, for the house.

Now that I've made it this far, I can sit back and laugh at being an over-achiever, over-thinker, and big dreamer.  This "someecards" quote definitely made me chuckle. We dream BIG, and then, the work begins, sometimes causing us to lower our "wants" and expectations, once we realize the dream isn't bringing the intended joy. So, with that being said.......................

For me, Pinterest is CRAZY FUN!!!!

Sharing my own pinterest 
'LUSH'. LIFE. STYLE. Richly satisfying to the senses or mind! Exhilarating or calming, extravagant or simple! 'LUSH' is in the eye, and heart, of the beholder!

as well as

Stylemindchic Life! The Blog and Boutique (online) Curated Gift Collections (for you or someone you love!) *sparkle*fashion*home*ambiance*spa*travel*men*


Live laugh learn listen read decorate dress eat entertain ... with style. Kick off your leopard heels and join the fun. Brought to you by designer and writer Doreen Creede.


Happy Pinning!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Indulging in NYFW!

From the black classic cropped sweater,
to the pink flowing skirt, 
accompanied by that incredible RL black patent bag,
this is so me! (Ok, one side of me. But, still me.)
I tend to find what the spectators and guests wear to the shows
just as intriguing and desirable
as the new trends being presented.

Notice the highlighted area in the write up, below the photo!
I want to be wearing this to work, 
or a fashionable ladies luncheon, 
SOON, just as suggested!!! 
Yes, I DO!! 

Jessica Alba wearing Ralph Lauren  

After she caught the Ralph Lauren Spring 2014 showJessica Alba stepped out in a ballerina-inspired look by the designer. The actress started with a soft pink midi skirt that flowed beautifully, then added black pieces for a subversive feel. Up top she sported a black cropped sweater, on bottom ankle-strap sandals, and on her arm a ladylike patent bag — all by Ralph Lauren. She then added Jamie Wolf earrings and an EF Collection ring. Re-create this ensemble for work or better yet, a fashionable ladies lunch on the weekend. Shop similar pieces below to get started.

What has captured your eye from the NYFW shows? Are you like me, too many, and too much to share?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I Can Feel It!!

I can even smell it!
I can sense the onset of fall. 

The weather in Texas has a sense of humor.
We go months, of one type of extreme weather,
and then, just like that,
we experience the "teasers" leading in to the next season.
Today was definitely one of those days.

via tumblr

The excitement rises to feel that first blast of cool air.

Can't wait to welcome Fall, and all it's glory!

I'm looking forward to seeing what all of you lovely blogging friends share in regards to your seasonal decor and fashion choices, your shopping excursions, your adventurous travels, as well as, your lovely personal and family celebrations!! I'm as excited about this as I was as a little girl getting to look through the Sears Christmas catalog!!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Inspired by Accountability.

“It is a picture of optimism and self-reliance—
pulling oneself up and all that…” 
- Alex Prager, W Magazine November 2012.

The photo and saying caught my attention.
It's a good thing.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Learning to Live Much Differently!

Stress Destroys!
No other way to state it.
I have been learning to live much differently.
Take things slower.
Accept less tasks.
Don't be afraid to take care of self!

Several blogger friends
 have asked the same questions
 in regards to being over-inundated
with the need to use the many tools
of social media. 
I, too, researched
 the "what", the "why", and the "how" 
to utilize
the "right" social media tools, 
so that our message is shared properly,
our businesses can grow,
and, yet,
 still be able to lead healthy personal lives.
 I found this explanation on the internet.

Everything within moderation.
Don't let the internet be the largest part of your day.
(I will be happy and delighted to hear others views. 
I am always eager to learn!!)

However, one question still eludes me
for the perfect answer--
should the host of the blog
reply to every comment of every post?
How should replying actually be handled, 
when the host is not certain that the commentor 
may not actually ever receive the reply?
I follow blogs in which the hosts does reply to each, 
and blogs in which the hosts do not.
Please help!!

Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

It's as if I Were Sitting Across the Table from You,

and we were sharing ideas,
 the latest news, 
or spontaneous thoughts-
-that's blogging for me!

I'm just being me. 

Let's get real!!

I love when my friends, or fellow bloggers, leave a comment. 

 let's take the pressure off-
-not every, or any, post of mine may inspire, entertain, educate, or touch you. 

That's o.k! 

I'm here for "the fun of it"--SERIOUSLY! 
 I'm here to be inspired. 
I'm here to share. 
I'm here to learn. 
I'm here because wonderful fellow bloggers encourage me and build my confidence to continue to share. 

I walk away with WAY more than I give.  

Thank you.


Monday, June 17, 2013

Hold Onto Your Health, It's a Beautiful Thing!

Over the past several months, I have been dealing with an incapacitating health issue. I kept pushing forward thinking I'd just get over whatever "it" was. However, pushing forward clearly was NOT a working remedy.

I have always been a very strong and healthy person-- physically, mentally, and spiritually. But, there is only so much stress a human can endure before something sends a signal that the limit may have been reached. 

Other than trips to doctors, I am continuing to completely revamp my so-called healthy diet. And, I've learned that rest does a body, and mind, good!

I apologize for not visiting you all consistently. Seems I'd have a false start on feeling good, and then, WHAM, down for the count again. Hopefully, taking things a bit slower, I'll be much more consistent!


Friday, May 17, 2013

Feel Good.

This weekend, 
whether you're inside,
 or outside, 
I hope where you are, 
what you are doing,
 and whom you are with, 
makes you feel good!!

Feel Good 
(Words make us feel good.)

Feel Good 
(Ambiance inside, gorgeous view outside--can't help but feel good.)

Feel Good.
(Be with those who make you feel good!)

Hoping you have a Feel Good weekend!!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Remnants, and Crushes.

Remnants from Mother's Day--flowers,
that my husband actually arranged in this vase,
still thriving!

I'm crazy about this fabric.


And, I'm completely in love with this
door knocker, the door design and the color (of course)!!!


I'm in love.......I have a crush on these.

L'ICONA/Salvatore Ferragamo

Yes, I have a crush. They're so versatile!

They have a multitude of color choices to dress up, or dress casual, add classic glamour, or smart sex-appeal.  I WANT these!!

Just girl talk--sharing--coffee talk--that's all!

Hope your day is crush-filled!! xo