Friday, June 29, 2012


HELLO FRIDAY!  It's always so nice to see you.  Let's discuss some life updates:

We joined a gym.  I still suck at working out.  I painted an abstract.  It's sort of really cute.  One Direction is totally the new 'NSYNC.  The Wanted are totally the new BSB (that's Backstreet Boys for you non-tweens).  Oh and Team Ann Curry.

I have no pictures of the reno to show.  For one, I have NO phone #dontwannatalkaboutit.  And second, it looks like a tornado swept through our house followed by a hurricane earthquake combo.

So instead I'll round up my Friday finds for your viewing pleasure.


Two Penny Blue
Two Penny Blue
My blogger pal Erin (disclaimer: she doesn't know we're friends yet but she did this & I just knew) announced her new store and fashion brand TWO PENNY BLUE which focuses on chic, affordable blazers in fun colors.  My personal fav is the Cambridge (in mint obv). AND get this- not only is it made here in Amurrica but for every blazer you buy, they donate a school uniform to a girl in Africa.  Loves it.  Oh and did I mention she is hosting a giveaway right now to win a blazer of your choice?  


You can find these and more HERE.


Perf addition to gallery wall thanks to Benthebutterflyguy


via West Elm.

And just one last thing: when you are searching for fun pillows to spruce up your decor, what would you ideally love to pay for a pillow? My number 1 goal for Miss Bluebonnet is to make home decor as affordable as possible so your feedback means the world to me! Please comment below or on Facebook if you want to discuss :)  Happy friday lovahs!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012


via Lori


I know I am late to the game AND this is post is straying from the usual but I just have to share my thoughts.  If anyone cares. {I hope you doooo}. There was a marathon on yesterday and my lil pupils were glued to the TV. You see, this helped my cabin fever tremendously b/c in earlier in the AM I thought I was going to legit lose it.  So thank you RHOC for helping me keep my sanity. Kind of.

1) Vicki is an idiot.  I, for one, can't stand Brooks.  And he totally maxed out a credit card to buy her that fur. And he totally belongs on the ID Channel.  I think this about sums it up:

2)  I can't stand Alexis.  We don't care how many cars you have or how big your house is.  What I do care about is how she needs an interior designer STAT & that she needs to stop lying about her fake diamonds.  She also needs to hire better princesses. That is all.

3) I freaking LOVE Heather. LOVE. Maybe it's because of the inlaid monogram on her marble floor.  Or the fact that I die over her house.  Either way, she's my fav and her kids are adorbs.

4) I love Gretchen and Slade.  The last time I watched this show was when she was engaged to Jeff so I didn't have the highest opinion of her.  Anywayssss, their love seems supah real.  I also love how she is realistic about marriage to Slade and lays it all on the line re: his debt.

5)  All I feel towards Tamra is jealousy {of her trip to Bora Bora}.  Other than that, totally indifferent.

THE END.  Please feel free to comment on your thoughts and suggest what other RH I need to be watching.

Disclaimer: do not judge me based on above comments. I promise I am a nice person.



Monday, June 25, 2012


Let's take a quick look at the bathroom shall we?

Subway tile = good, real gooooood.

And we made a startling discovery when we ripped up the bathroom floor.....

Awesome white vintage tile....seriously- why would you ever cover that up?! Unfortunately we couldn't salvage it since the previous owner had damaged a lot of them or we def would have!

That's all the pics I have for you today since everything else is taped off in preparation for wallpaper install.

SO let's begin with some random thoughts.

I want this sweater:

I shall be adding this to the new shop:

minty fresh

In exactly two short months, we'll be here:

Sconces were decided on for said bath thanks to Amber's blog:

Hmmm, I think that's about it. Oh yeah and diets still suck.

Have a lovely Monday.


Friday, June 22, 2012


Herringbone throw @ Sears!
Most important decision now is: what color?!

Pie server & spatula
A good way to add pops of fun color to your kitchen. Stick them in a white canister and voila.

Ruh via Wink of Pink
This fab piece comes from Christine of Bijou and Boheme's new shop, Wink of Pink. Icing on the cake? It comes framed in your choice of gold or black.

Flamingo doormat
I need this. & it's on sale. #goodexcuse

Sorry for the short post, yall, BUT I am venturing to the wallpaper mecca of all meccas to scoop up our final choice for the house.  I can't wait to breath fresh air not infiltrated by paint fumes. Ahhh the simple things in life.

Diet update: down 4 pounds. Guess this whole thing kinda works.



Thursday, June 21, 2012


1) this is what we did today:

she has a rough life
stop taking pictures of me, momma 
2) diet is going good so far. besides craving a taco from torchy's, a bowl of queso the size of my head, and bottomless margaritas. in that order.

3) this weekend i think i'm going to attempt something like this:

{the art, that is}

canvas + black oil paint + no painting skills whatsoever = how bad can it be?!

would look fab over our new pink headboard.

4) i'm 99.9% sure i just added bar carts to MISS BLUEBONNET.

5) i failed to take a before bathroom pic.  however, this is it's current state if you would like to see:

have i mentioned this is our only bathroom?

have a lovely afternoon.

tomorrow: friday finds!


Wednesday, June 20, 2012


is what i'm currently suffering from.

we only have the use of two rooms in our house right now due to paint drying, horrid paint fumes, and a demolished bathroom. thank god for the internet. and rachael ray.  which, now that i think about it, is probably the worst thing i could have been watching on my current diet situation.  doesn't matter anyways because everything in the kitchen is taped off.  we had two slices of turkey for lunch. TWO SLICES. i'm about to turn into betty white on that snickers commercial.

note to self: have a plan B next time you decide to renovate a house with one bathroom and THREE big dogs.

another note to self: this will all be worth it. repeat 100 times.

on the bright side let's take a look at the progress:

white cabinets! minty fresh walls! now i want some mint choc chip ice cream. focus ryann.

tomorrow i shall watch kathy lee and hoda drink wine instead of watching rachael ray eat hamburgers. i don't know what will be worse.

till then peeps!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012


THEY ARE HERE!!!!!! The makeover has officially begun, y'all. About time, right?!  I cannot wait to document this whole process. So let's begin with some before pics shall we?


The current breakfast bar and cabinet situation:

White paint, err-where: 

No comment:

More cabinets/sink area AND note the wall color since that's goin' away too:


Bye, bye beige. Hello, minty fresh.  

Just to fresh up yo' memory, here was the inspiration board I dreamed up:

I'll be documenting the pro-gress on the daily, and I hope you guys will follow along until the reveal!


WE HAVE A WINNER.... randomly selected Heather of Pineapples and Pearls as the winner of the very first MISS BLUEBONNET pillow!  Yayyyy congrats! I'll be emailing you shortly :) And a huge thank you to everyone who entered- there will be plenty more to come!

PS. Everybody be sure to hop on over to her awesome blog for a ton of inspiration!


Monday, June 18, 2012


Practiced styling some books with a MISS BLUEBONNET elephante.

More stylin'.

Spruced up the hallway with some beach art.

Inspected a new shipment of MISS BLUEBONNET pillows.

Tried out some {light} pink paint in le bathroom.

Tried to finalize wallpaper & tile decisions for the house.

DID finalize dining room chair fabric. Coral & hummingbirds = my happy place.

And that's a wrap. Today is day 1 of the shoot-me-diet. So far so good, even though it is only 8 AM.


PS. Today is the last day to enter the give away!

Sunday, June 17, 2012


I don't know about y'all, but it would literally take me a whole lifetime to collect enough books to have a perfectly color-coded bookshelf.  Like these:

And that made me want to cry. Until I stumbled across this while roaming the blog world.

Color-coded-books-by-the-freakin-foot.  Hallelujah.  My favorites are the greens, blues, and pinks (obv).  Makes me want to go to IKEA, buy a white bookcase, and start ordering mah books.  Can't go all crazy and order all the colors at once, but at least I know there is shorter way out there to a chic, colorful bookcase!


Saturday, June 16, 2012


is for cavemen.  maybe i should be a caveman because being a newly married woman has costed me some ell-bees. that's pounds in english.  i did the whole wedding diet thing. if you call a wedding diet eating healthy but drinking copious amount of wine. there in lies the problem- wine and margaritas. and queso. and whatever-the-f-i-wanna-eat.

but its time for a change, yall.  that being said my hubby and i are going paleo. starting: monday. ending: whenever we crack.

i'll be blogging about it but not to the point where it's annoying. basically updates like: this sucks. or i need some wine. or i haz cheezburger?

CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

meanwhile, i'll be eating all of san antonio.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Finds


Devon Baer 
** today and get 20% off your purchase with SHOP20

Kate Spade
Urban Outfitters

Beer of the Month Subscription
They get 12 beers a month-- all different kinds, international & domestic.  I recently got this for Brett and it was a huge hit :)

Big Green Egg
It's just so pretty lookin'

Whiskey Blend
Make your own blend then personalize the label! Might have to try this soon for B....

Yeti Cooler
The ultimate man coooooler.  Brett wants one.  I think I'll go with the whiskey.


                                                 Sarah Swanson Design- all TEN DOLLARS!


via Amber Lewis

Lion Door Knocker

            AS SEEN HERE:

                                    via Bijou & Boheme

have a fab weekend & father's day (love you daddy & dad-in-law!!). ours will be spent hanging with the pups, exploring new restaurants, and grilling outside.


**Don't forget to enter our chevron pillow GIVE AWAY!