Friday, June 29, 2012

Stay Cool

 Wow.  I actually love the heat.....but not this much heat.  
What is a girl to do?
Cute idea from Eighteen25  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Floor Lamp For Sale

Hi there.  Another item for sale.  Today it is a gorgeous brand new tripod lamp from Robert Abbey.  Ebony finished wood with Polished Nickel accent including at the base of the legs.
Dimensions below but in case they are hard to see 68.75"H x 22.5" Dia shade.  Retails for $505, selling here for $299 plus freight from Grand Rapids, Michigan.  This is at one of my client's homes in Michigan, not in Birmingham. 
E-mail me @ mstronginteriors@aol.com if interested.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Back From Boston

 Today it is back to work after vacation...boo.  Patrick and I went to Boston with one of my best college girlfriends and her husband and we had a great time.  Boston is such a pretty city, I felt like I was on a movie set the entire time.  We packed a lot into three days...
Oh yes, you are seeing correctly, that is a poncho I am sporting.  I would have paid double the asking price of that glorified trash bag it came in so handy, how did I not pack a rain jacket?  

I had to include this picture because behind us is the balcony where the Declaration of Independence was read for the first time.  That gives me chills.  Anyone who loves history must have Boston on their "to see" list.  So much packed into such a small area, it is hard to wrap your head around it.
When I go on vacation I am completely okay with playing the part of target tourist- map in hand/camera hanging around my neck.  I am thankful I married someone who doesn't mind being dragged into some cheesy pictures.  (Off the subject...how big was the crush I had on Woody back in day?)
I know you don't come to H&H to see blown up pictures of the Cheers cast.  Unfortunately, I don't have the pictures most readers would prefer to see- the shops of Newbury Street, the Brownstones, the quaint restaurants.  We saw all of that, I just wasn't snapping away at the moment.  But I do have one picture that might interest you.  I did find a little time in the midst of all the touring and eating to meet up with two of my favorite bloggers, Stephanie for SabbeSpot and Lindsay of EverythingLEB.  The last time I got to see these ladies was in NYC so we had lots to catch up on.  It was nice.  So nice.  And I got to meet Remi, can you spot him?
Even though Boston was truely amazing and I would 100% recommend a visit to anyone, it was the first time we had left Henry and we thought about him the entire time.  I knew when I saw this little patriot hat it was something my little man would need for future days.  You are going to have to take my word it looks cute on because getting him to sit still long enough to capture on film proved to be fruitless.  Here is the best I could do, half way off...
I can't wait to go back with him on day.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Outdoor Fill-Ins

Some very reasonable fill-in furniture I have been eying lately for the great outdoors....



1. Ballard Designs 2. Home Decorators 3. West Elm 4. Pottery Barn 5. World Market

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Vacation...

Time for some much needed R&R, see y'all next week....
Via

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tiered Dress

I have had numerous requests for the source of the dress I wore for Henry's Baptism and the Nursery Reveal (yes it is the same dress, oh yes it was worn twice in 3 days).
 I am sad to say it is Ann Taylor Loft but I don't see it on their website any longer.  The item number on the receipt is 11005148 if that helps at all.  Thank you for the compliments!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Recent Pins

 DYING.
 Smores. Need I say more?
Images 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Via my Pinterest

Monday, June 18, 2012

Color Cabinets

 Work lately has presented opportunities for different color cabinets other than just white (not that I will ever tire of white).  Some inspiration...
I know, a repeat but I had to include it...
A very strong case for green...
 Forever happy...
 And that I have the place to use something along these lines but they are sure are fun to look at...

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Quiet Time- Father's Day

 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. John 3:1
I am so thankful for the love and faithfulness of our Father in Heaven, and the fathers he has surrounded me with on Earth.


Friday, June 15, 2012

For The Dad's

I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend.  A masculine post for the Fathers out there. 
 The moment I decided my house needed a bust somewhere...


Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Nursery Reveal

Thank you for all the messages regarding the nursery reveal.  The clip of what aired Friday is below although I know several of you asked to see more of the nursery.  I am not sure yet if additional footage will be aired, but I will post it if it is.  I will also post pictures once I am able.  It might be a little while depending on some other variables.  It was a lot of work but in the end it really looked great and I can't wait to share more.

Monday, June 11, 2012

New Queen Headboard For Sale

 Custom Gorgeous Queen Headboard for sale - $850/OBO.  This headboard was custom made for a client but it was supposed to be tufted so another one is being made for them.  It is brand new, never used or in a house, no defects.  Norbar Salute Linen and Double Row Antique Brass Nailheads.  66"H. Hangs directly on wall, does not attach to bed frame.  One time price, retail $1,290. Buyers outside of Birmingham must set up all freight including packaging. E-mail me @ mstronginteriors@aol.com.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Quiet Time- Henry's Baptism

Whosoever shall receive one such little child in My name receives Me. Matthew 18:5

Today was Henry's Baptism, what a special day.  I will spend every day of the rest of my life thanking God for blessing us as Henry's parents.

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Next Segment

Today the St. Vincent's nursery is being revealed live to the winner but in case you missed it here is the segment that ran yesterday on Talk of Alabama...

Thursday, June 7, 2012

One More Day...Sneak Peek!

Tomorrow the St. Vincent's custom nursery will be revealed to the Reed family live on Talk of Alabama.  I am so excited to see what they think!  Here is just a sneak peek of the room...