Ok…so I’m only a dog mom (we don’t have any kiddos), but I love celebrating our puppy dog’s birthday. Does that make me a doggy mom blogger?!
Today’ is Ivy’s 4th (apparently 30 in human years) Birthday so of course we have to celebrate. Although I’m sure she could care less, she loves all of the extras that come along with a doggy birthday. We celebrate with fun things like an extra long dog park visit, a doggy cupcake from sprinkles and a few extra chew chews through the day. Here she is just after opening her present, a new can of tennis balls! This girl loves to get her fetch on!
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I think the true dog parties are so funny, but I’m not sure I would ever do something like that….until I see these fabulous ideas! Doggy Bags, fire hydrant goodies and tons of puppy snacks…so cute. And if you need more help planning a real dog party, there a books for that! Dallas’ Kimberly Schlegel Whitman created Dog Parties: Entertaining your party Animal for tons of ideas on posh parties for your posh pups!
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I love this time of year in the design industry. Everyone is looking back at the trends they are ready to leave behind, those pesky colors, patterns and worn out pieces that just need to go. They are also focusing on what’s next for the upcoming year and what will make an impact on the design industry.
So, when Ryan over at the DHome blog asked me for a list, and you know I have a list…and it is a long one! It’s hard to narrow it down, so I just put it all out there and keep my fingers crossed that no one comes running after me with their chevron pillows! You’ll have to read the post to get that one!
Here is a look at my “love it and leave it” picks so pop on over to the DHome blog to get more details…
I’m officially back at it after a long and wonderful break. It was great to take some much needed time off to visit family, host many guests in our home and of course enjoy the down time! Here in Texas, we had a White Christmas and it really did remind me that the spirit of Christmas is really the greatest gift.
Speaking of gifts, I wanted to share a few that really touched my heart. I have been fortunate enough to work with wonderful people. People that have continued to inspire me and I have loved sharing so many positive work experiences with them! My darling friend and rep from The Rug Company surprised me with these Toubkal Studio Collection Pillows, they look so fabulous on our sofa…and of course the girls love them. That’s the true sign of a great gift right? Ha!
I also received a handmade gift from another vendor that has been a bright spot for Shop Ten 25 this past year. Mari Robeson is the talented illustrator that created the category pieces for our Shop home page. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her work and was beyond excited when she gave me the thumbs up to add her pieces to The Shop. I arrived home from visiting family out of town and opened this gorgeous macaroon tea towel calendar from Mari. It went up on the cork board ASAP…it’s just to fabulous to get dirty!! You can snag one of your own HERE…she even has a print if your looking for something to hang!
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas! Thank you for following along this year and for supporting The Blog, The Shop and The Studio. I am looking forward to a fabulous 2013 and am excited about taking a few days off. The Blog will be back up and running after the new year
Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving. Today we celebrate with our family and friends and we all have so much to be thankful for. The table is almost set and I love the simplicity of the mercury glass pumpkins mixed with moss, my antler candle sticks and my favorite Wisteria table cloth. It is going to be a lovely day at The Fenimore home!
Don’t forget to stop by SHOP TEN 25 tomorrow – Monday! We are having our annual Black Friday sales. There are tons of new pieces and a few fabulous holiday items left!
Have I mentioned how much I love my job? There is nothing better than seeing that big smile on a client’s face as things begin to come together in their home. But, my own home is really becoming a drain. I am fortunate to have a husband that doesn’t mind me making changes every now and then…but it’s about to get crazy around here in 2013. I have plans…big plans for this place.
Things are being ordered, custom designed and the waiting game begins. So, while I patiently wait for a few things to show up I have pulled the trigger on a few instant change. Just last weekend I added a new piece of art over our sitting room sofa. I have been working with Dallas artist Megan Adams to create a pillow offering and collection of art prints for Shop Ten 25…so stay tuned for that soon! While we were selecting pieces, I spotted this gorgeous teal and fuchsia piece and loaded it up to see how it looked over the sofa.
BEFORE: Warmer tones and a soft texture graced the top of our sofa.
Image Via: Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25
NOW: A lighter color palette with tons of texture. And Miss Ivy approves, I think that seals the deal. I love the change and how bright and cheery the room feels. I think it will be a great addition to the room and will look fabulous with all of the changes that will begin in a few months!
Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there, especially to my dad! This is one of my favorite pictures of us, we were laughing about a few things from the past. Good Stuff!
Happy Easter to you all, wishing you all a fabulous day of celebrating. Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite eggs from around the blogosphere. I love the glitzy spin and creative approach…
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And now for my favorite Egg of the season! This was from my sweet nephew, missing my family today!
I love a good gift guide! I know it’s a bit early for Valentine’s Day but if your always looking for that perfect gift, you have to start early. Meg from Mimi + Meg started her Valentine’s Day gift guide today and I am happy to help her kick it off! Pop on over to her blog to see what ”give” and “get” Valentine gifts I picked. And keep an eye out for more gift guides on Mimi + Meg!
I loved that Blitz Weekly asked me if I would participate in their 2-Minute Drill for this week! I still can’t believe I admitted a few of those details…but it’s all in good fun! Hope you enjoy. You can see the entire issue HERE and you can see my 2-minute drill on page 18.