Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Happy Hump Day ya'll! I can not believe it has been almost two weeks since kindergarten began! Thankfully Oldest is love love loving it! Littliest starts back next Thursday. I hope he loves it as well. This will be the first year the boys have not been in the same school. Littliest has separation anxiety so wish me luck!
We have been busy making a few changes to our new home. Last week I painted the coming soon. This weekend I will be starting on the living room and foyer as well as the dining room. What is killing me really though are the little things I want to change. There are quite a few and I know I must be patient. The first change other than paint though are our chandys! I am soo excited. The Hubster does not understand this desire but to me it will make a huge difference! If you have been following me you know awhile back I purchased this gold not so beautiful chandy from the local yard sale site for only $10 for the breakfast nook. I loved the lines and thought she has a french country feel. She has since been thru two transformations and after the first I was just not happy with her so I started hunting for bargain chandys on line.

I went to Ballard Designs because as we all know they are the place to shop for bargains...ha!.... and I saw this. Funny thing is is that I loved it and I realized why I loved it. It is the EXACT chandy I picked out for the builder to put in our breakfast room in Baton Rouge. Ha! Ours was $200 so if ya like it you can get it for I think $140 something.

This chandy was the actual chandy I was going to purchase for the breakfast room and for just $56! I thought it was a steal and if ya like it you can find it at Bellacor. The end result as of this minute...cause it could very well change the next...I am planning on using the not so beautiful gold chandy after all. I went out at 10:30 pm Monday night and sprayed her again with a different color and I think she works now for the breakfast room. We shall see. Papa will be in next week and I am sure she will make her grand debut. Pics to come!
This chandy is beautiful as well and a bit more blingy. I would so love to have it for in the dining room but with a $299 Pottery Barn price tag I must resist.

This is the winning chandy for the dining room. I have the dining room all planned out but that is another post altogether! HA! This chandy was only $86 with no tax or shipping over at Bellacor. A great bargain in my book!
Another Pottery Barn love and I must say even with a $349 price tag I think this one will be coming home to mama soon. I want to put it in our two story foyer. I think it will look divine! Even The Hubster is on board so we shall see. ;) If anybody has seen something similar let me know. I must have it but a lower price tag would be stupendous!

Thanx for joining me for my chandy love! I wish I knew how to use Mr Linky...can't figure it out to save my we could have a chandy party! I would love to see your faves or what is in your home!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My Favorite Things List

Girly Stuff is doing it Oprah Style and hosting a Fave Things Party! So think of 10 things you just love and head on over to Girly Stuff and link up to the party ya'll! I can not wait to see what everybody lists! Here is my list in no particular order.

1. I LOVE flip flops. You will find me ANYTIME of year, hence picture and please ignore the fact that I needed a pedi something terrible. I really can not stand any other type of shoe. I even wore flops for our wedding! You will never catch me in heels.

Now I do not own a pair of these Yellow Box Madeline Flops but I am so getting a pair! They even come in zebra and I just adore them. Only problem is I can not bring myself to spend $40 on flops. One day soon I will though! Any body need any bibs? HA!

2. Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Spice candle. Well really Bath & Body pumpkin spice anything. I just love this sent and have already busted out the candles and bath wash since we have had some cooler weather here these past few days. It has only been around 80! Fall is on its way...hopefully.
3. Love this movie and not sure why. Maybe it is the bad southern accents. Ha!

4. My new fave snack that I always put in the freezer. Yum!
5. Lemon & Lime Body souffle that you can find at Bath & Body. I actually love all of the Lemon & Lime products by Bigalo. I only purchase them though when on sale. Right now they are 2 for $20!
6. Littermaid automatic kitty pooper scooper. Yes I said pooper scooper and if you have one cat or three cats I highly recommend this product! We have two furry children and let me tell ya you would never ever know! I DO NOT recommend the new versions only the original. We are on #3 of the original after 8 years. Our first one pooped out...HA!... after abt three years. Our second one was fried when a power surge went thru the house. We tried the newer version and it lasted all of two days. I could NOT stand it at all. It always clogged if it even worked at all. We have never had issues with the original.
7. Bath & Body Anti Bacterial Soaps! Love them! My boys love them! They do not call Bath & Body by Bath & Body but rather The Soap Store. We love when they are on sale and we stock up. I always let them pick one each and it makes washing hands occur much more often! Oldest fave is Apple.

8. Electrolux Stick Vac. Just purchased this over the weekend and so far LOVE it! Not so much the orange color but at least it is festive for fall. I did see it comes in brown after looking on the net for a pic. Oh well! We purchased it to use on the stairs and the kitchen floors as well as wood floors. It is awesome and has a detachable hand vac! Very powerful little vac. We have been using a Shark stick vac for years but it just is not as powerful and will not do stairs.

9. HomeGoods. I do not have a pic of this place but I am in love...addicted to this store! Now mind you not every HomeGoods is equal! My mom told me that and sure enough it is true but thankfully the one by the house is wonderful! If ya haven't been find ya one and stop in. You are sure to find a pretty or two.

So there ya have my faves! Again not in any particular order and NO Bath & Body Works is not paying me! We just love that store and its sales!
Have a good one ya'll!
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