Saturday, November 28, 2009

Mosaic Monday: Nature in Winter

As much as I love spring and fall seasons, I can't help but look around and see God's beauty even in the approaching winter season. God is amazing! Look at His handiwork! All photos taken around the great state of Missouri.

Thank you for visting me for Mosaic Monday! Thank you Mary for hosting! Be sure to visit everyone at Mary's Little Red House.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Holiday Shipping

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

Before the food marathon begins, I would like to announce that starting today (Thanksgiving) through Christmas, you can receive free shipping* on all handmade products in my Etsy Store!

*International Shipping Rates Apply

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sweater Pumpkins

Better late than never.....

I finally got around to making these super easy, and surprisingly quick little pumpkins. They are quite addicting, much like the Heath bar addiction I've been having lately, but this is a good addiction! I first saw Dee Dee ( make these cute things and Deb @ Hummadeedledee came up with the idea.

Deb has a great tutorial that is super easy to follow, be sure to visit her!

Thank you ladies for offering such inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Shades of White

I definitely have a natural inclination towards white. White makes me feel, for a lack of better word: Simple.

I like the thought of being simple right now.

Although I don't use white on the walls, I find plenty of ways to use it. White fluffy towels, crisp white lampshades, perfect white matting, white dinnerware, and my all time favorite.....milk glass.

I think I like white because you can pair it with any other color and it is always right. Add texture, and you begin to build a story. As of late, grey has been bobbing it's head into my home, it has always been in my closet, yet never a design choice, but that's no more.

I also like the great contrast of black and white. A natural pairing, but combining it with one other color, I can't think of anything better.

How do you feel about white? Do you have white walls, or do you accessorize with it?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Nell Hill Excursion

Before the Luncheon with Colin Cowie began, I was able to capture some shots of Mary Carol's Kansas City store. All along the front of her store, big wreathes hung at each window-love the apples!The interior is quite beautiful....go ahead, take a look...

I love this chair!

Look at these linens!!

I am always inspired when I leave this wonderful place! If you can get there,'ll be happy you did.

If you didn't win, look for my cute gingerbread men over at my Etsy Shop, I've got them listed! Click on my sidebar!

Thanks for coming by!

Boy, after the luncheon with Colin, next week is going to be b.o.r.i.n.g! ;)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Luncheon with Colin Cowie

Luncheon with Colin Cowie.
First, I would like to say that this man is the James Bond of Party Planning! From his dashing good looks and charm, right down to the world travel and cocktails, this man is oozing 007! Throw in tablescapes and I was a doe eyed girl!! Hold on til the end of the'll see a picture of me with that very look on my face.....
Secondly, picture quality is low due to low lighting, but you'll get the gist.

I think this man has been in front of a camera a time or two....whatta ya think?

The next three pictures are some of the centerpieces done by the Nell Hill staff designers-beautiful!

A portion of the tables

The atmosphere was high energy, fast paced music, lights, and mingling....not me though, I'm taking pictures! Some one actually asked me if I was a photographer for the lens isn't THAT big! :)

The 70 tables were set...10 people per table...and the event was sold out The menu was very nice, I cleaned my plate!Pistachio Cheesecake for dessert
Colin showing interiors, hotels, tablescapes and party planning, and his own personal is hard to photograph the screen...

Colin on stage

OK, now I must tell you just how incredibly nervous I was...hence the look on my face, and don't ask me what was going on with my hair! * H e l l o * Earth to Michelle, your limbs do move, brush that hair out of your face before they take the picture..................

oops too late!

Along with Celebrity nervousness, I was experiencing anxiety watching a total stranger hold my camera...I don't care if you're a Bond girl or not drop my camera!

Thanks for visiting! This was a great experience! I am so lucky to be able to go to such an event!

Come by again soon, I took even more pictures inside Nell Hill's...I hope to post them soon!