West Elm Hurricanes

The minute I saw this picture of these hurricanes combined with the somewhat Spring weather we’ve been having it made me want to set this scene up in my backyard, kick back with a glass of wine and just chill out.  Then I snapped back into reality and realized that probably by next week it will be hotter than the fiery pits of hell outside here in Texas and also that I can’t drink yet because I haven’t finished growing this baby.  But a girl can dream right?

  1. Terracotta Cutout Hurricanes, West Elm
  2. Porcelain Tealight Holders, West Elm
  3. Porcelain Hurricanes, West Elm

I Love Lamp

This started out with me looking for a lamp for the nursery and then I got distracted.  I’ll let you decide which lamps are options for which.  As a side note, if you are a One Kings Lane subscriber and you remember a couple weeks back the sale on lamps, specifically the chevron pattern table lamp, I would be ever so grateful if you would leave me a comment and tell me the brand because I can’t for the life of me remember and I NEED two for my living room.  Thanks!

  1. Owl Lamp, Target
  2. Devo Round Table Lamp, Walmart
  3. Woodland Lamp, Serena & Lily
  4. Mack with the Blue Cord Table Lamp, Crate & Barrel
  5. Jonathan Adler Giraffe Lamp, misomod
  6. Boka Persimmon Table Lamp, Crate & Barrel

Holiday Gift Guides: The Parentals

If you are like me, you struggle every year with what to get your parents for Christmas.  Generally I can get by with finding something for my mom, but for my dad–that’s a tough one.  As I went on the hunt I found some pretty cool things….granted, some of these are out of my price range but they may not be out of yours so I thought I’d pass them along!

  1. Frontgate, Amplified Phone with Answering System-check out the HUGE numbers and the PHOTO speed dials!
  2. Old Navy, Cable Knit Cocoon Cardigan
  3. American Apparel, Circle Scarf
  4. Sur La Table, Moistly Grilled Cast Iron Grill Humidifier
  5. Amazon, Vacuum Seal Marinizer System
  6. Williams-Sonoma, Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand
  7. Crate and Barrel, Pixie Candleholder
  8. Sundance, Mason Jar Snowglobe
  9. Crate and Barrel, Fiesta At Rick’s Cookbook by Rick Bayless
  10. Sur La Table, Jura Cup Warmer-OMG this is so cool!
  11. The Home Depot, Wireless Rain Gauge
  12. The Home Depot, Ames Water Genie

Summa Summa Summa Time

Its right around the corner and that means we need to get started with all of outdoor decor.  Just like all of the Tipsy Girls, I love to have people over and to entertain.  Being that I just moved into a new abode and am really focused on my outdoor scenery, I’ve been doing a lot of searching to spruce up the outside decor at my casa.

Here’s my top ten:

  1. Ceramic Beverage Dispensers – These are a very simple and colorful way to hold sun tea or your favorite summer cocktail.
  2. Bamboo Chairs – Bamboo, outdoor chairs.  Do I have to explain myself again?  This.is.so.me. I Also like this look because they are resilient and versatile AND bamboo is extremely durable (bamboo is stronger than lots of steel…whaaa?)
  3. Outdoor Votive Holder – They are on my to do list.  So simple, so affordable.
  4. Rain Chain Buckets -These are actually designed to adorn unsightly drains on your the outside of your home.  I also thought they would also work well hanging from a porch or patio.
  5. Side Table – I just purchased some cheap as hell discounted Adirondack chairs from Big Lots and am looking for some side tables to spruce these chairs up.  I may have found the answer here.  Hopefully LLBean will decide to have an LLClearance soon:).
  6. Glazed Fire Pot -This thing is mine and awesome. ‘Nough said.
  7. Smart Solar Sphere – I love these solar powered gadgets.  They know when to come on and off and they recharge themselves.  Can’t get any better than that!
  8. Solar Powered House Numbers – A lot of us have house numbers on the street, mailbox, house, lawn.  But these really caught my eye.  These have solar powered LEDs that you program with your street number and place where you please.  TOO COOL.
  9. Hanging Lanterns – If those don’t make the cut for outside, they are cute enough to go on my nightstand.  Love the colors.
  10. Coca Cola Light Set – Such a fun and classic touch to any area outside.  And did I mention cheap?

So, everyone at my place tomorrow?

Gimme some Shade

Nothing can transform a room more than a cool lamp, but what can transform a dull lamp? An awesome shade!

Here are a few of my faves:

  1. Pottery Barn, Calligraphy Straight Drum Lamp Shade
  2. Pottery Barn, Mica Drum Lamp Shade
  3. Pottery Barn, Filigree Star Ceiling Clip Shade
  4. Anthropologie, Guelaguetza Shade
  5. Anthropologie, Estuary Shade
  6. Etsy, Burlap Single Rosette Sconce/Chandelier Lampshade
  7. Etsy, Gray Drum Lampshade

And Then There was Light…

I love lamps…plain, simple, it’s love…

  1. Pottery Barn, Brookshire Ceremic Table Lamp
  2. Restoration Hardware, Crystal Pier Lamp
  3. Pottery Barn, Eva Colored Glass Table Lamp
  4. Pottery Barn, Hayes Task Table Lamp
  5. Anthropologie, Curiouser Lamp
  6. Pottery Barn, James Glass Kerosene Lamp
  7. Pottery Barn, Fairview Table Lamp
  8. Anthropologie, String-of-Pearls Lamp

Now, if only they weren’t so dang expensive!

Christmas Wishlist: CR Edition

So a few of these are completely outrageous, because I can’t imagine spending the $.  But in a world where money didn’t matter, here is a list of the things I want to see under my tree.

  1. Z Gallerie Lithe Vases ($14.95 – $18.95) – simple, yet intricate.  Would be perfect for my bamboo!
  2. Hello Kitty Ceramic Watches ($995 – 2900) – yes, I am 29 and 3/4’s and am an admitted Hello Kitty junkie.  These watches are too cute.
  3. Urban Outfitters Head Band ($18.00) – not even sure this would look good on me, just seems really unique and funky, like me.
  4. Yellow Strauss Toms (54.00) – fun and funky.
  5. Tyler Diva Scented Candle ($17.95) – I am just obsessed with these candles and this scent.
  6. Ikea Red Clock ($29.99) – love love love this cute little ticker.
  7. Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave ($79.99) – this is a want, definitely not a need.  But if I could pick any out there, this wireless mouse and keyboard surely have my vote.
  8. Rotating Spheres Arc Floor Lamp ($79.99) – I am certain this would complete my house’s transformation to an Asian wannabe home.
  9. Pottery Barn Fruitwood Pillar Holders ($22.99) – too cute, very simple.  I love candles and am sure I would be able to find some which would a nice reason to have these around.
  10. Ivy Mirror and ID Case ($16.00) – did I also ever mention that I am notorious for constantly misplacing my ID, debit card, keys, mind, and sanity.  Think this will help???
  11. Puma Hoodie ($69.00) – did I ever mention I am obsessed with Hoodies?  Any of the Tipsy girls can attest to this.  I am convinced this is the perfect hoodie for me.
  12. Oh and did I mention this little guy (priceless) – no comment :).

5 Outdoor Lights that May or May Not Allow You to See Outside But Sure Are Pretty

If the weather where I lived could actually let me leave these items outside without immediate or prolonged destruction from the elements, I would SO order these now.

ak-outdoor lighting

  1. Viva Terra, Misprint Lanterns
  2. Napa Style, Big Bottle Wine Hurricanes
  3. Napa Style, Sugar Molds-Rustic
  4. Napa Style, Vintage Railroad Lantern
  5. Viva Terra, Misprint Hanging Lanterns