Yesterday when I received the October issue of Architectural Digest I was instantly in awe of Gisele Bu╠łndchen and Tom Brady's home. I hate to be a magazine spoiler so I am only showing the bathroom, but as you view this issue I just thought you might want to know that is I were a gazillionaire this might just be the home I would want to spend all my days. HA! It even has a vegetable garden! I love that it feels like a home and less like a show room, the Spanish details slay me in the best possible way, and did I mention it has a vegetable garden!?!?! It is very rare for me to fall head over heels for such a grand home, I seem to air on the side of cottage and quaint, but this home embodies that somehow. It's just so well done.

Image: Architectural Digest  | Photographer: Roger Davies



This week I received the newest Serena & Lily catalog and pretty much fell head over heels for their new wallpaper line. It is AMAZING to say the least.



Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend here in the states. It was the first wedding free weekend we have had in quite awhile. It afforded us time to update the Mr's site  with a few of the weddings we have done over the past few months. The site as a whole still needs an overhaul to match our current new branding, but that takes time and me brushing up on some css coding. YIKES. Anyhoo, we had the best time spending this long weekend as a family. The Mr taught the kiddos how to make bike ramps, yes you heard me right. I am thinking this will not end well, but time will tell. I just sat back on the porch and cringed after every jump, but I must say seeing their elated smiles made it somehow okay. Our flag still hangs from the 4th of July and every time I take it down I find myself putting it right back up. It just makes me happy.

We worked on a shoot for an upcoming Home Depot Challenge that I can't wait to share. Here is a snippet that tell's nothing except that my garden makes an appearance. The kiddos and the Mr really took part in this one so it made it extra fun and memorable.

We also made a stop into the book store to pick up the September issue of Better Homes and Gardens. My subscription lapsed, but that has been remedied. I kept on seeing it go through my instagram feed and knew I had to get my own copy. It's so good. During this time we stumbled upon the Summer issue of Fresh Style and I am pretty sure I have yet to mention that we are in it! I keep on planning on doing a "good post" about it, but time keeps passing me by. Soon though!

Also I failed to give a thank you for all the tips to improve this ole' blog of mine. I will be crunching away at them very soon! I did manage to figure out how to open a link in a new window from here on out...I think. I also figured out a way for those who would like to can subscribe to Two Ellie and recieve new posts via email. It now resides in the top bar. Only takes a minute. I also decided to keep the RSS feed since some of you still use it. I have found that feedly does give it a "close enough" look though. HA. Thank you!!!!


Such a Deal...

Although I am still head over heels for my current parson slip-covered dining chairs they are in desperate need of new slips. I bought them for a great deal at market and knew no amount of washing could save them for very long. I then came across these... cheaper than new new slips with the current additional 25% off sale. So lovely.

I could easily see them around this table. Now wouldn't that be a dream!

chairs via anthropologie

image 2 via Style me Pretty. Photography : Christine Chang for Enchanted Dream Weddings & Affairs



It is about time for my blog to recieve some updates. Now that the kiddos are going back to school this week I feel less bad about spending hours on the computer to work on this little ole blog of mine. The look will stay the same, it's so me, but I have had some requests to include a few things.

I plan on adding and possibly taking away...

- adding a link that goes directly to a home tour

- "as seen in" link to publications.

- possibly take away the rss feed. Do you all use it? I hate the way it displays my blog.

- I am going to try to figure out how to add a way to send an email when new blog posts go live. Interested if possible? Any Squarespace users know how to do this?

- a good overall cleaning up is a must. I have a lot of dated material on the homepage.

Can you think of anything else that could be helpful to have on hand?

I am also going back to regular posting. I think I will keep my 4 things posts on good buys, family updates of course, may start a series on "what every home should have", and possible DIY's.

Are there any other things I have posted on in the past or things you would like me to blog about? I am open to ideas!!!

As you can see I am ready to blog my heart out again!!! Hope you all will help!!!!