Friday, August 26, 2011

Dirt Road Style

I love the cowboy boots and a cute summer dress trend going on now.....if done right. It can really come together as a nice outfit, with great contrast in style without looking too cheesy.

Here's what I mean...

Platinum Blonde Life shows us how to pull the look together.

Ok, this is just a redonkulously adorable idea!!

Credit - Favim ...other super cute examples on their site as well

Victoria Justice

Credit - Teen Vogue

Super cute, especially with the belt. Not so much the headband...a lil too cutesy but s'all good.

Credit - Chictopia

This is the best example/inspiration of them all. I loved EVERYTHING about Blake and Miranda's Wedding.

Credit - Bridesweddingshoes

I've been on the search for the perfect floral and white summer dresses all summer long. FAIL! And now that it's almost September, and in Winnipeg, I think by time I find it, it will be summer..... nothing a layer of tights can't solve I guess!

Mental Note: Checking out the Platinum Blonde Life and Chictopia sites are now on my to do list.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Throw Pillowwwwwws!!!

Ahhhhh throw pillows. I throught I would make that the subject of my post today in honour of my sick day at home at which I chose my next furniture project - a thrift store end table, and also re-covered one of my throw pillows to match my recently re-covered ottoman.

So, on with the throws....!

Credit - etsy

Credit - etsy

Credit - etsy

Monday, August 22, 2011

These Four Walls

Credit - Picture Frame Manufacturers

Credit - Unstitched

Credit - Funky Junk Interiors

Dirt Road Decor

I live in an apartment - no paint allowed, no color allowed, no holes (yeah, right!) allowed... you know the drill. So this is why I torture myself on a regular basis by looking at decor ideas...and then go home to the off-white walls, stained taupe carped and circa 1982 chipped dark brown wood cabinets.

Im in love with clean, simple modern design..aaand rustic, country homes with character. Total opposites, I know.

These are some that i love love love...

Credit Here

Credit Here

Friday, August 19, 2011

Country Song Lyrics and Quotes

I don't know about you, but I would go craaaaazy without music in my day. My country music keeps me sane and happy. The highlight of my week is if I catch the new songs at the bottom of the weekend countdown.

A big part of it is the lyrics. If I could have any talent at all, I think it would be songwriting... you could throw in singing in there, but that's not too important, Auto Tune and lip synching can fix that, right?

Anyways, here are a few lyrics that have stuck with me:

Well you do what you do and you pay for your sins,
And there’s no such thing as what might’ve Been,
that’s a waste of time; drive you outta your mind
Tim McGraw- Red Ragtop

Living might mean taking chances
but they're worth taking
Loving might be a mistake
but it's worth making
LeAnn Womack- I hope you dance

Homeboy your gonna wish one day you were sittin’ on the gate of a truck by the lake
with your high school flame on one side, ice cold beer on the other
Ain't no shame in a blue collar forty, little house little kids little small town story
Eric Church - Homeboy

Boy, she don't need you and she don't need me
She can do just fine on her own two feet
But she wants a man who wants her to be herself
And she'll never change, don't know how to hide
Her stubborn will or her fightin' side
But you treat her right and she'll love you like no one else
George Straight - How Bout them Cowgirls

Somewhere between midnight and tomorrow
You'll want to be free of your constant sorrow
I'll offer a bed of roses for your bed of nails
You'll be drawn to my perfume, but the whisky will prevail
Lorrie Morgan - Between Midnight and Tomorrow