Friday, September 28, 2012

challenging moments

For one reason or another this week was on challenge overload for me. When I stumbled upon this I thought it couldn't have been without reason. Here's to hoping those challenging moments in your life teach you best! Have a terrific weekend!

Source: via Lauren on Pinterest

Thursday, September 27, 2012

polka dot design + a discount

Have you heard of Polka Dot Design? If not, you're missing out! This fantastic online personalized stationery, invitations, party supplies and home + gifts company bring adorable designs at reasonable prices to you at reasonable prices! Plus, I've got a discount for you dear readers!

Colleen and her wonderful team were kind enough to send me this great Party in a Box that made me beam with excitement. I couldn't wait to get it open! The packaging was crisp, inviting and unforgettable, and the goodies & invitations inside were creative, colorful and the paper was thick and made a statement. Bravo!!



Here are a few of my favorite items from Polka Dot Design newest home products, stationery and announcements...

Like what you see?! Me too! Special for my readers, Polka Dot Design is offering a 30% discount on any orders using the code: SIMPLESURBER30

Spread the word - Polka Dot Design has it all and makes the right statement for any party, your personal stationery and home decor!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

wise words for wednesday

I woke up this morning with an I'm going to...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

falling into sweaters

I'm a sucker for sweater weather, and admittedly I probably have more than 15 pull-over sweaters for the fall. Nothing makes me more giddy than an awesome pull-over sweater. In my opinion, J Crew never misses the mark with their fall line of sweaters. Here are a few from J Crew's fall line that I'm falling for this season.

J Crew Fall Sweaters

J.Crew long sleeve shirt / J.Crew knit top / J.Crew knit top / J.Crew cashmere sweater

Monday, September 24, 2012

60 years and more to come

Back a few weeks ago we travled to Rome, Georgia for my Grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary celebration. I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite pictures from the party, and a few from just hanging around with my family because it was such a special weekend with everyone.



60 Happy Years together!

 It was a really wonderful weekend all around! 

Friday, September 21, 2012

happy birthday bobby

Tomorrow is this fella's birthday, and I'm lucky enough to call him Dad. He's never short on support, guidance and always a joke or two. Bobby's everyone's go-to guy, and always there when you need a hand or a tool from his garage. Dad's quick to call a spade a spade, and all about making sure no one misses a good opportunity. Not to mention, he's got some mean dance moves.

Thank you for all of your love, your support, teaching me your sweet dance moves and for always keeping me honest. Happy, Happy Birthday Dad!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

rest required

Please pardon my absense yesterday, and for the lack of jazzy content today. After a hectic few months of going full force, I think my body is finally surrendering. I feel like I'm fighting a cold, and all I want to do is sleep. In turn, I've been pumping myself full of Emergen-C, IB Profin and Mucinex-D...oh and sleeping as much as possible.

Have a great Tuesday, and don't forget to take care of yourself!

Friday, September 14, 2012

rome bound

We are off today, flying to Rome...Georgia that is. It's not quite Italy, but it is home of Schroeder's Deli, Berry College, the Rome Braves and my extended family! It's my Grandparent's 60th (!!) wedding anniversary, and the whole family will be there to celebrate 60 years and many more! It's been nearly 2 years since I've been down to visit, and can't wait to share pictures from the weekend with everyone. Hope your weekend is perfection!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

iPhone5 Chic

Yesterday's announcement of the new iPhone5 pretty much made my week....maybe my month. My current iPhone no longer gets service because of a broken internal antenna, and let's face it, I want the hot new toy. But after the announcement I got a bit nostalgic for my current J. Crew iPhone case that I love. But have no fear - there are iPhone5 cases already available that will do just the trick in the sleek and stylish department of all things tech.

I think I have my favorite case below, but which would you choose?

Tortoise Shell
Color blocking



Crossword Cool

Monograms and Chevrons


 Polka Dots 


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

wise words for wednesday

I've been feeling a little off kilter the last few weeks, like I just can't get myself organized. With my mind running at warp speed, jumping from place to place, task to task. Mr. S saw this quote as I was browsing Pinterest last night and told me it explained everything, which did make me feel a bit better. So for all you who might be feeling a bit out of sorts, this one's for you on this Wednesday.

...oh and the vibrant orange made me feel better too!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

sail to sable tailored tunic

A few weeks ago I won a Sail to Sable tunic giveaway on Lindsey Cheek's blog Fifi Cheek. I'd heard about Sail to Sable on blogs over the last few months, and was so excited when Lindsey chose me as the winner of her giveaway. Who doesn't love a well fitting and beautifully designed tunic?

Not only does Sail to Sable do tunics perfectly, they also have a beautiful line of pillows, napkins, placemats and great dresses. Started by Jennifer, a former Merchandising Manager and Creative Services Manager, she answers emails and even checked in to see if I received my tunic just before I left on vacation - let's talk about individualized customer care! Bravo & Thank You!

While summer may be slipping away, don't miss a chance to hold onto it by grabbing a well tailored tunic or a colorful home accessory of your own from Sail To Sable's online store!

Oh, and how crazy is this - I didn't know until I saw a post on my friend Heather's blog Pineapples and Pearls, that she had also won a Sail to Sable tunic giveaway from Shannon Darrough's blog - too funny!

Monday, September 10, 2012

design envy: jeff lewis design

I am a reality TV junkie - if it's on Bravo it's on my DVR. But I literally never get tired of watching Flipping Out with Jeff Lewis on repeat. Not only is the show hilarious with his crazy staff, but the designs Jeff creates are knock-outs. Let's just say I watch and drool. He has a way of bringing simplicity into every home with ease. There's something so refreshing about the clean lines of his spaces and modern accents. I'm envious of every one of these rooms.  If you'd like to see more of Jeff's work visit his site:

If you're reading this Jeff, could you help a gal out?

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