The Big Easy

We spent the weekend in New Orleans for an engagement shoot and we could not have had any more fun. Here are 16 little snippets that pretty much sums up our weekend. if you happen to follow me on Instagram then I apologize for the repeats. Little Ellie is home sick today and as you know fun new posts are the first to go. I must say New Orleans has quickly become one of favorite go to spots for weekend trips. The children remain wide eyed and at times I make myself quite the fool trying to distract their eyes from anything unsavory. You have to do what you have to do in order to keep the little ones pure. Ha. Besides the shoot we had no big plans. We ate, swam in the hotels pools, and took in basic sights. It was the lazy weekend we so desperately needed. Here is a little peek into the shoot from the Mr...

You can see more on our site Kellen Jacob Photography if you like.


The Scout Guide - Birmingham {a soiree}

Have you all heard of the Scout Guide yet? I am sure you have. It began in Charlottesville with Susie Matheson and Christy Ford, whom you know I adore, having featured her here many times. Well, it finally came to Birmingham! Courtney Pigford and Chrissie Larkin are the Editors behind our very own Scout Guide and they did a brilliant job featuring the best of the best in Birmingham. I truly believe Birmingham is a hidden gem and is often overlooked, but no more!

Besides all the fabulous what is what and who is who that is featured, I absolutely adored the map by the amazing artist Annie Kammerer Butrus. Beautiful to say the least.

Last night me and a good friend had the pleasure of attending The Scout Guide book launch soiree. Here are a few iPhone photos of the gorgeous evening.

The evening also made me realize that I should carry around my good camera. Ha. The night was divine and was happy to be a part of it.

You can see more of the Scout Guide here.


Making Progress {Ellie's Room}

Step one of Ellie's bedroom make over is underway! I used LuLu DK Chant wallpaper in beige on one wall and painted the rest Sherwin Williams Dover White. keep in mind this pic was taken with my iPhone so the colors aren't all that accurate. I just wanted to share what I have been up to this week! Now I am just playing the waiting game on getting some items in. The latter items will have the color that Ellie loves so much. I am just thrilled the bright green walls are gone. Ha. There is still so much to do, but I do see an end in sight so I am quite the happy camper. If you happen to recall this post on Ellie's room from awhile back, it has changed a bit. I bought this sweet headboard, and the bedding from the other post, but Ellie decided she rather keep her big bed. Needless to say I will be selling the other items since they are meant for a twin bed that we won't be using. I will also have some lamps that I no longer have a home for so if you are interested you could have the basics for a great little girls room if you are a local.


Not quite a slacker... 


Rug DIY {weaving two together}

Forever ago a few of you asked how I stitched my two World Market jute rugs together. I being the bad blogger is just now getting around to sharing, for that I apologize. Here is the before...

I bought two 6x9 rugs for my oddly shaped room. Custom would have been too expensive as you all know I live on a debt free budget. I highlighted the JUTE TWINE I used in red so you can see the steps easier. To begin wrap the twine in and out of the both rugs at a thick point then knot. The spacing (holes) in this jute rug makes it easy to push through with your fingers.

Be sure to pull tight as you go to keep the two rugs tight together for a clean finish.

You simply go down through one space in the rug and up through the opposing rug over and over.

As you can see I tried to keep the spacing as even as possible.

This is the finished product! The twine I used blends easily into the jute so no one is the wiser. Both Jenny and Bryn did posts on using colored twine to stitch two rugs together. This would also be such a fun look!

Let me know if anything is unclear or if you have any questions!!!!