Tuesday, March 4, 2008

My "happies."

So sorry for the lack of posting over the past couple of days! Even though I wanted to update my blog and post, time just would not allow it!

I had to work on Saturday all day - my boss and I were speaking at a Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) conference in Nashville. We had to be there at 9:00 a.m. - which means I had to get up at my regular old time just like it was a workday! We were the first group to speak - which was nice - then we had a long break until around 4 p.m.
So what do two girls do while they're in Nashville???
I didn't buy much - everything is in that in between stage of winter and spring. I did buy a cute dress at Gap off the sale rack for a whopping $10!!! My kind of deal! We ate at Cheesecake Factory for lunch, then shopped some more! We didn't get home until nearly 6 p.m., so needless to say, I was wiped out.
Since I worked on Saturday, I got to have yesterday off! It was so nice outside - but extremely windy! There was so much trash that had been blown into our fence row, so I did a little work outside. I also did a lot of cleaning and reorganizing - I got all of our spring and easter decorations out, too! I have been buying little things here and there from places like SteinMart and TJ Maxx for the house, but I have been so busy lately, that I have not put them all out! So here are a few of my happies that I finally put out yesterday :)

This is the little blue donkey planter I got a few weeks back from The Old Feed Store in Woodbury! I think it's too cute, and my little sponge fits perfectly in it!

I got this adorable plate hanger from TJ Maxx for $7!!!! I love the forks and spoons on it! My fiesta dishes fit so nicely! I love my fiesta dishes - I have them in all different colors, and I love to set my table and mix and match them!

Here are a few of my bargain items that I picked up from Marshall's one day - two frames (I think they were each $3.99!) - I put a picture of my granny, my Granny Willeford, my mom and I from way back in the day in one - in the other frame, I put a picture of Brad and I the day after our wedding at our breakfast in our chairs that had a flower-covered "L" and "B" on them, and three of my bubble glasses that I collect (they were each $1!!!!). I love finding bargains - especially when I live with a tight husband! Ha!
This is a springy arrangement I actually had in another room - I moved it into the kitchen by the door! I love spring colors :)
These are the placemats that Brad's grandmother made for us when we got married - she made us a set for every season, and I love to set them out on the bar!
Here is our dining room table all decorated for spring! I love my little bunny centerpiece! The placemats and napkins are yellow seersucker, and they were a wedding gift from a cousin! I don't have my plates out yet, but once I get them out, we'll be ready for spring!
Sweet little bunny and a nest filled with eggs in the family room.
I've been trying to make our master bedroom feel more romantic and cozy - here is what I've done so far...
I got a set of three of these tin pictures - each of them have a different type of nest and egg on them. (Our bedroom is chocolate and robin's egg blue - thus the love of birds and whatnot).
Here are all three together by the bathroom door.

I set some old books, antique brass candlesticks, a brass hummingbird and flower, and a sweet painting with a girl and a bird (got it for $20 at an antique store - someone worked hard on it!) on top of our dresser.

I put an old frame above our bed, and I then I added some keys that I got from SteinMart...I think it looks pretty cute! Notice anything else new?????

If you guessed lamps, then you are RIGHT!!! I saw these lamps on Sunday at SteinMart, and I went on and on about them to Brad. They were a very good price, but I was afraid Brad wouldn't like them. I told him to go by there after work and check them out - and then if he liked them, we would get them! I got a text message from him while I was in a Junior League meeting - he said they only had one left, and he figured I wanted both, so he opted out. Anyways, when I got home, I found both of them in our bedroom! I was so suprised! I love them so much! They have a little bird and a nest with eggs on them! They match so wonderfully!

What do you think???

Sorry this is so terribly long, but I got so much accomplished yesterday, and I HAD to brag :)

Blessings, y'all!


  1. OMG!!! I love all of it especially the plate rack! Awesome deals Lena!! Good to hear from you I was getting worried!

  2. I adore your decor Lena...especially the donkey from the Feed Store. You got to LOVE Woodbury finds =)!

  3. I love the plate rate! T.J. Maxx and I have a very close relationship! : )

    I also adore the lamps with the little nests! How stinkin' cute is that?!?!

    You and I both have brown and blue in our master bedroom. I think it is so soothing. : )

  4. thank you so much for showing us pictures. i love love love all your spring decor. Your "nest" theme in the master bedroom is great! I just love it all and the lamp...i have a major weakness for lamps and pillows...I love your lamp!

  5. Fun that you had yesterday off! Even though you had to work on Saturday at least you were able to go shopping and eat at The Cheesecake Factory. I also love the cute plate rack!

  6. I love all your little new decorations....especially the "nest" lamps...how cute and i love the fram with the check bow! Going to TJMx is like a treasure hunt to me...what can I find for the least amount of money that looks like I spent a bundle?? Fun, fun, fun!