Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Seaside and Sandestin

Whew.. Taking a quick naptime break to recap our past week!!

After leaving nashville we drove through Birmingham to meet up with one of my college roommates, A and her sweet little family. We cannot wait for baby #2 to arrive!!
(ps we are both squinting, kids were fussy, etc. a quick picture was a must so we snapped and went with it!)

From there we were on our way to Sandestin.

Sister kept us in stitches reading one of my workout books.

She was telling us to crunch our legs up, look at the sky then grab some pounders and PUSH... now PUSH. 

I am afraid to ever show her Richard Simmons, she will be sweatin to the oldies in no time!

Monday morning we woke up bright and early and hit the outlets!

We lunched and before long the clouds had cleared and it was time to hit the beach!

C bug was super... excited to get his toes in the sand.

and baby... not so much at first!

Within no time he had warmed up to the sand and was Loving it!!

Crazy brothers before grabbing dinner at Great Southern in Seaside.

Brothers meet for tea at Just Duckies in Seaside

Waiting on our shrimp n grits!

Our first official night was fun overall, we packed alot of fun into the day and made sure to wear the little ones out!

Next up tuesday and wednesday!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Monogram Mondays. A Series

New series alert!!!

How about every monday I dish on my favorite monograms????

Some weeks will be some Preppie Peonie work, some.... will just be general fabulousness!!

like this. i mean... 
speechless at the intricacy here!!!
I am pretty sure I need this monogram in my life somewhere!!

And this may be a crafting project sometime this fall!! 

Any specifics on monograms you would like to see??

Tutorials? Certain styles?? Do share!

And if you want to see any of the monograms shared checkout the pinterest boards!!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Bach Trip in Nashville

I have left y'all out on some big family news. 
My sister is getting married in August so we are all gearing up for that. 

We escaped with a few bridesmaids and a few dear friends for a weekend getaway! 

We woke up and headed to Posh Nail Spa at Green Hills.
This is my friend I met at the nail bar!!! Hahaha
Sister says I always make friends wherever I go. 

We left there and hit the malls!! 
And grabbed a bite to eat at Chuy's 

Ps this gold crown makes my life complete! 

H&M swag!! 
Then we came back to the room to party!!

I just threw together some decorations I had at home. 
Since the weekend was spa themed we grabbed our favorite treats from trader joes for the party! 
I highly recommend the chocolate ice cream Bon bons and the frozen lemon bars!

Everyone went home with their own homemade moisture body scrub!! 
Body scrub recipe: 
8 tbsp Epsom salt
4 oz extra virgin oil 
4 drops DoTerra orange oil
2drops DoTerra vanilla 

Ahhhh mazing!!!

We then headed out to dinner! 
We ate at Tavern and everything was amazing!!! 

Next morning hubs and the kids drove to Nashville and picked me up to head to the beach!!
They grabbed a quick picture and we were on our way! 
Someone is trying super hard to walk! 

Next stop!!!Sandestin!!!  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Why I blog...

This past week I have done a lot of reflecting. 

I have let a lot of new fun hobbies get in the way and throw off my game. 

Mess with my "mojo" so to speak. 

I have lost "me" in the meantime. 

I LOVE monogramming soooo much but it's time for Me and for boundaries. 
Because I also love ruffles,scallops, and bows. I also love interior spaces, deconstructed furniture, and a good floral fabric! 


First step was turning off all notifications on Facebook, logging out and only checking in once or twice. 

Second step is finishing the 32 drafts I have started and never hit post. 

Third is sharing my why. 

I love to write. I always have. I am not this elaborate, eloquent writer, bu this is my space, my playground where dreams take shape. This little blog has been so therapeutic, in times of frustration and healing, it's been here for me!! And so have all of you lovely friends!! 

Interiors is my passion. Always has been, and always will be. No amount of anything else can pull me from the interiors! 

So.... Let's see and do some more of that shall we?? 

I have all these plans, and style boards, and mini updates to share of this past year. 

For life accuracy several will be backdated to when the work actually occurred. Hope y'all don't mind! But if you are on blog lovin it will come straight to your email! 

Easy peasy lemon squeezy! 

Thank you few readers who have stuck around for my lengthy breaks I have unintentionally taken! 

Health, and falling apart house, and reflux baby, have all been my excuse this past year.


The End.

(All images can be found in my pins on my Pinterest board)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tween Room

Wanted to give you all a quick update of the tween rooms I am almost finished with.
seriously, how cozy looking is this bedding?

Some accessories like the crosses and picture frames were added and I love her little touches on the space. It really makes it "her" room!!

The paintings were commissioned by Candace Mooneyham.
She is a local artist with an incredible talent. 
So honored to call her friend and be able to collaborate on this project together.

All we are missing is one piece of artwork and drapes and this room will be done!!

sources are not provided on paid for projects. 

If you are needing assistance with a current project feel free to add Preppie Peonie on facebook or email at preppiepeonie at gmail dot com.

I offer online and local consulting and design services.

Curb Appeal the Details

Several of you have asked where our light, door knocker etc is from.

So I am back with links to these things. 

And maybe, just maybe if I can get this place all tidy at once I will be back with an updated list of where we are now!

The Pottery Barn Bolton Sconce:
(click on image for link)

Here is the sconce before the brick!

And after painting. 
Man, paint changes everything!

I love the little "leaves" at the base of the light, so much character and brings some serious personality to this boring spot.

 The knocker... ohhhh my knocker. 

This is the ring door knocker in brass by Restoration Hardware.
(click on image for link)

I found this gem at a steal of a deal and knew the door needed this pizazz!
{ignore the fact we need a second coat of paint!}

For the hardware I knew we needed something to coordinate with the light and the knocker, the problem being the knocker is brass, and most doorknobs at stores like Lowe's and HD don't come standard in brass. 

and yes this inner casing still needs to be painted white. 
add it to the list.

we went with something similar to this.
{i can't find the link to our actual knob}
(click on image for link)

And a precious shop in Fairhope, Alabama made the wooden door hanger. 
Kissy Fish Designs is their name!

 The chippendale planters I found at an estate sale!

And the porch pillows were spruced up in a fresh premier prints fabric!!

Left to do:
paint interior casing of front door, 
find a new handle for the storm door
new doorbell
figure out how to "jazz up" or hide, (either one) the lovely box for the home sound system
Gotta love the early 80's!!
continue working in the flowerbeds.

Next up is the flowerbeds, part 1 of 3!