Friday, February 12, 2016

Roses and Rosé

Hello Lovelies!

Happy Valentine's week! I collaborated with Versona again to put together different Valentine looks. I chose 3 looks to share with you, Let me know which one is your favorite.  The wind was fierce and cold the day I modeled! I had to turn my head into the wind just to keep my hair from going crazy directions. I think I totally pulled it off and hopefully you can't tell how cold or windy it was! 

The first look I like to call girly, fun and whimsical!
 I have always wanted to wear a tulle skirt! This was so fun to put together and wear. 

Tulle Skirt // Graphic Tee // Similar Heel // Similar Sunglasses 


The next look is boho chic! I love this floral suede dress. It is so soft and the colors are so perfect for a casual day out!   This is a dress you could rewear over and over again.  

Floral Dress // Booties are Chinese Laundry // Clutch is Versona (fall collection) //


This last look is my favorite! I usually don't like wearing red.  I'm not sure why, but if it's not red plaid I normally pass on it. The girls at Versona talked me into trying this red dress on. I fell in love with the fit and style of the dress. My husband said it was "hot" so will call this my Red Hot Love look lol! This would be perfect though for Valentine's date night. 

Red dress, wine glass and clutch are all Versona but not on website. 

Photography by: Mom

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day with your family and friends!

Love Leigh

Monday, February 8, 2016

DIY Entertainment Center

Hello Lovelies!

I have been wanting to share this with ya'll for awhile now! As most of you know, we moved to a new town last summer.  When we moved, we got rid of all our old furniture. We made it our mission to find good solid wood pieces we could use for a lifetime.  During this search, I got really frustrated with trying to find a piece big enough to hold our TV in the living room.

I came across Catherine's (@catherinegraceblog) blog post about how she and her husband built a sidebar for their house.  I fell in love with the piece they built together and showed it to my husband.   We called my dad (he is a handyman to have around) and started planning the entertainment center.

Here is a picture of the piece Catherine and her husband built.  Please go check her blog out and read about how they built this gorgeous sidebar!  Catherine Grace Blog

Isn't it absolutely beautiful?!!!

Dad, Hubby and I went to Lowe's and bought some furniture wood.   We cut the pieces to frame out the structure and decided to build it 6 feet long!  (That was not the original size we had chosen) 

Next we started the staining process.  
Dad and I sanded the whole piece then put the first coat of stain on.   

A few days later we used steel wool on the whole piece before applying the second coat of stain.

Then came the fun part, adding all the details!  I ordered hairpin legs on Etsy and found pulls at Hobby Lobby to make the doors look like a bunch of drawers. 

Here is the final look all put together in our house.  
This project did take longer than planned but was worth the extra time!
 I'm so in love with how it turned out! Thank you Catherine for the inspiration! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Love Leigh