Sunday, October 16, 2011

What I Heart Today: Good Advice

You know what they say, hindsight is 20/20. Well in hindsight I would have had a much better plan for backing up my hard drive. My hard drive crashed :( Data is not recoverable :( The last time I backed up my data was December of last year. Parties I designed for my Etsy store...gone, pictures of my daughter's first birthday...gone. I am one sad panda.

Don't be like me, make sure you have a backup solution in place. My husband is a computer guy (he kept telling me to backup my data I just didn't listen), he works for Microsoft. The solution he recommended for me was a product like which is an online backup service that runs about $60 per year, it will backup your data whenever your're online and store it in the cloud. By the way I am in no way being compensated for this post by Carbonite, I'm just telling you what my husband told me.

So, in the meantime while I work on getting a new hard drive, please standby!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What I Heart Today: Love Letter Designs and Kiki's List!

I've got a hot tip on a few great things today! I just discovered two great new blogs and one of them is doing a fun giveaway.

The first new blog is Style Temple, she has a great idea for design and runs a fabulous Etsy shop called Letter Love Designs. Look how fun some of her stuff is!

My second great find is Kiki's List who is hosting a giveaway from Letter Love Designs! I've got my eye on this beauty if I win.
Check them both out and enter the giveaway while you're there!

Monday, October 10, 2011

What I Heart Today: Rug Resources

I was chatting with a mom friend of mine last week about where to find great rugs when you have no free time to do it. I shared some really great online resources that I thought you might also enjoy. Here's where I look when I'm rug shopping.
Shades of Light (I just ordered this rug from them)

These are just a few of my go to resources, and a few of my favorite picks. Are you trying to source a rug you've seen online? I'd be happy to help, email me ( and I just might know where you can find it.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What I Heart Today: Living Room Update

It's official, my living room update has begun. But before I share my first update with you I wanted to share my living room before pictures with you (bear with me there's quite a few pics). Keep in mind one of the challenges in decorating is often times having to work with some of what you already have. For instance the couch and two chairs are staying whether I like it or not. The media console is definitely up  for replacement.

Just bought the "LOVE" print from Made By Girl
Well that's my living room in all it's mis-matched glory. Time to put the design smack down on it! I bring to you my first update, which I literally spent hours trying to decide on, two new pillows!

I think they look great. I also ordered this rug but unfortunately it's on backorder until 11/31!

Now to tackle two more pillows, window treatments, media console styling, a desk in place of our "bar," and something on the wall with the flat screen TV. And all before baby is born in January. I have my work cut out for me.


Monday, October 3, 2011

What I Heart Today: Painting

Just enjoying a little painting inside today on this rainy Monday. Hope you're having fun too!