Do you still have that fire burning in your gut?

The following video was sent to me to share with my 13 year old son.  He just started high school and is not as motivated as he could be.  After watching the video I thought that this message could apply to any age so I'm sharing.

Hopefully this video will get your fire burning again.

Click to play video.

P.S. You will need access to Facebook to view.

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Luxe for Less - Fabulous Finds on the Web

Hi Everyone, hope you're having a great weekend.  

I was surfing the web and found some great deals and I thought I would share.

I would love to buy them all but watching Hoarders scared the living daylights out of me, so I'm only buying stuff if I absolutely need it and I'm walking away even if I love it. :(    
However I do have my eye on the Cindy Crawford mirror below, isn't it heavenly?

1.  Overstock Creme Leather Armchair - $255.99
2.  JCPenny Cindy Crawford Black and Gold Mirror - $79.99
3.  QVC Tracy Hutson 23-inch Glass Sphere Table Lamp - $24.97
4.  QVC Linda Dano Faux Leather Open Cube with Nailhead Detail - $119.96
5.  QVC  Decorative 38" Iron Ring Starburst Wall Mirror  - $62.40 
6.  Overstock  Nickel 3-light Lantern Chandelier - $159.99
7.  QVC Linda Dano Beveled Mirror 15" x 15" Display Centerpiece -  $32.76
8.  JCPenny Cindy Crawford Silver 5-Light Chandelier - $174.99
9.  Overstock Perry Ellis Floral Border 3-piece Mini Duvet Cover Set  - $33.46

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Design Inspiration - Alisberg Parker Associates

Realtors always insist that the outside and inside of your house must be cohesive.  

Well, this house below renovated by folks at Alisberg Parker Architects blows that belief out of the water.

The front of the house looks unassuming doesn't it?

The joke is on us since inside holds this stunning foyer.

The media room is to die for, hey I spy four area rugs 

This great room is scrumptious

Are there words to describe this kitchen?  

Do you see the chandeliers in the cabana, wow it just keeps getting better and better.

Do you see the water flowing over the rocks on the side of the pool?
Awwww, eye candy in it's finest form.

Which room do you like the best?

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My CB2 Trip

I took a quick trip to CB2 today during lunch and the store did not disappoint. 

 I even got parking in the front of the store. Yup, I took this photo from my car.  Good times, good times.

Here's some eye candy to finish your Monday...

This white slab dining table is delicious

This acrylic table paired with accessories is light, airy and a conversation piece.

Accessories are plenty, chic and inexpensive; don't you love these hourglasses? 

Wow, isn't this display fabulous?  It's made up of a coffee table, four mirrors, vases, glass balls and pendants.
Can you believe each pendant is only $50?

Happy Shopping!!!

***Pictures were taken with my phone.***

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CB2 opens this weekend!

CB2 is opening in Atlanta this week.  It's a part of the Crate and Barrel family but they sell hip furnishings like the items below. 

I'm so making a visit this weekend.

Isn't this marble coffee table a classic piece and for $299 it won't break the bank.

This firefly pendant is modern, funky and would look great over a dining room table.
Can you believe it's cost $199?

I'm in love with their Oso Dinnerware.  It chic, inexpensive and would make dinner time should a little happier plus they only cost $4 and $5.

Don't you love a great mirror?  The Perspective mirror delivers, it's funky as heck.  Love it!

Do you have a CB2 in your neck of the woods, if so do you shop there?

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Luxe for Less - Imperial Trellis Bedding

The Imperial Trellis pattern can be seen in everyday design.  It's a fabulous look and can be used in many different design styles.

The imperial trellis window panels and roman shades gives this living room designed by Brown Design a fabulous pop.

The wallpaper above featured on Kelly's Wearstler's site, gives the room a powerful punch of design.

The only thing wrong with this fabric and wallpaper is it's price. At over $100 a yard it's very very expensive. Did I mention it was expensive?

If you wanted to create bedding with an imperial trellis fabric the price of over $100 a yard would definitely be a deterrent. I was shopping for school supplies in Target when I saw that Target created a knock off pattern and created bedding.  The bedding set looks great.  I'm trying to figure out where in my house I can use it.  

Most of all the price is amazing, for $99 you get a 10 piece bedding set.  
Yeah Target!!

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Design Inspiration - Selling New York

Selling New York on HGTV showcases houses the average person can't afford but I watch it anyway for the design inspiration.

Here's some of shots of an apartment that was featured on the show.  

When the Design Star candidates were given the Donald Trump challenge, I was expecting the apartments to look like the one below but unfortunately the designs were no where close to this apartment. I'm actually still waiting for them to wow me... it's been a sad season so far. But I digress, back to the design inspiration.

Some of the pictures were taken directly from the television so they're a little grainy... sorry.

This apartment was the epitome of understated elegance but $5.3 million?  It's truly a matter of location, location, location.  

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Design in Bag Giveaway - WINNER!!!!!

Everyone,  Thanks for entering the giveaway.  
The winner was chosen by   
Congratulations Dream!  
Who said : I personally really like the Prestonfield bag... It looks so chic. Hope I win
(I'm a follower!)

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Last Day To Enter the Design in a Bag GIVEAWAY!!!

Today is the last day to enter the Design in a Bag giveaway.

Each Design in a bag includes: cabinetry finishes showing color and wood species, countertop and tile selections, shopping / resource list, 4 large-format paint swatches and coordinating architectural drawings illustrating the finishes and wall colors - all which combine to help you envision and create your dream kitchen or bath.  

Enter the giveaway Here!

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Giveaway Scout

Do you love a good giveaway?  Check out the web site Giveaway Scout for the numerous giveaways from various blogs. There are various giveaways available on this site at all times.  I love a free gift don't you?
Go check it out and good luck!

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Design in a Bag - GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Welcome back from the weekend!
How about a Fabulous Giveaway to start out our week?
I did a post a couple of months ago on this product and I’m so excited to have my first giveaway be from the folks at Design in a Bag.

If you’re thinking about doing a renovation on your kitchen or bathroom and a professional designer is not in your budget, this product is just the thing for you. Designing a bathroom or a kitchen is scary business; if you have ever been in a tile or cabinet store sweating about how expensive of a mistake you could make by choosing the wrong materials then Design in a Bag is a perfect solution.

Design in a Bag takes away all the guest work and offers a unique product that will yield beautiful results every time.

Here’s a look of some of bags offered by Design in a Bag.

Entry Details
One lucky person will win a bag and you have up to 3 chances to win.

Simply go the Design in a Bag site and pick which bag you would love to have.

To Enter:

  1. Become a follower of this blog! Click the button to the right to follow and comment on this post, telling me which bag you would love to have.
  2. If you're already a follower, please indicate that in the comments and let me know what bag floats your boat.
  3. Tweet about this giveaway for an additional chance to win (let me know you’ve tweeted about it in the comments).
  4. Mention this giveaway in a blog post for another chance to win and leave a comment and link to post.

Giveaway closes Monday August 9, at 10pm EST.

For my faraway friends sorry the prize only ships to the United States and Canada.
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