Thursday, April 28, 2011

Life In The Fast Lane....

Well, life hasn't slowed down here at the Knowles house.  Between packing up the house, turning 33, finding a new tenant for the carriage house, having house guests, and finding time to go to the beach, this month has flown by.

Sunday we will be vacating our house in Charleston and handing it over to a Spoleto opera director for the month.  We will take refuge in Hilton Head for a bit, head to Atlanta for a while, skip over to Birmingham, AL for a weekend (and hope to see a new baby), and fly to Boston to round it all out.  Hopefully Quinn still likes to travel.

Tell me, is your house rent-ready?  How long would it take you to clean out the closets?  And where would you put it all?

I'll take pics of the rooms before we go so you can get a final tour of the house while it is clean.  For now, look what I made on Monday:

I bought the cork board here.  I wanted huge and this delivers (literally. ha!). The burlap is from a local store.  I'm not posting instructions because they are all over the blogosphere.  I eyeballed the nailheads along the thin metal trim.  Not perfect, but didn't take as long as a time as it looks.  Only 300 nailheads later...... I am very good at zoning out and getting it done these days. 

I hope all my southern friends are safe from the storms.  Scary stuff.  Mother Nature is very angry.   Hmm, I wonder why?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Oh, Hello!

Hi there.  It's me.  I am alive.  I don't have much to say.  My excuses are futile.  I HAVE been thinking a lot about all the packing I have to do.  We have to vacate the premises in 18 days to make way  for some fancy opera director and her family to call this place home.  We moved in here only 6 months ago and yet there is so much stuff....Luckily, we have a lot of closets.  Closets that will soon have locks on them :)

Anywho, I thought I'd share 2 new blogs with you.  This is what I'm doing when I should be packing.....

Emily Henderson - Yes, I talk about her way too much lately.  Girl crush?  Maybe.  She talks a lot about her episodes in recent posts, but if you have the patience to scroll through the older posts to before the show aired, you'll find some awesome flea market finds, etc.  She is one witty gal.   We could have very interesting conversations speaking in abbreviations.  I think she is totes adorbes.

The Brick House - Again, wit + flea market finds = love

Friday, April 1, 2011


This bedding from West Elm.  It screams beach vacation.  It is so fresh and vibrant.   I so wish I had a beach house to decorate......

Island Ikat Duvet + Shams

Happy April!