April 30, 2013

Wildcard Wednesday CO-HOST

I am so excited and honored to be a co-host for Wildcard Wednesday today! It is definitely one of my favorite blog hops :) If you have never linked up before, now is your chance! This hop is especially great because 1) there are 3 ways to join (blog, bloglovin and twitter) and 2) EACH entry gives you a higher chance of winning a prize! Interested yet? Learn more below!

Welcome to Wildcard Wednesday!


The name of the game is #wildcard 

Stakes: A special PRIZE will be up for grabs the last week of each month
 Your link ups each week are your entries
Example: If you link up your blog, bloglovin and twitter you will have 3 entries each week

Winner of the March #wildcard {Won Ad Space on 3 blogs}:


Rules of the Game: 
1. Follow all your hosts 

Simply Clarke: Blog / Bloglovin / Twitter
Hooah And Hiccups: Blog / Bloglovin / Twitter
All That Glitters: Blog / Bloglovin / Twitter

and co-hosts

Designer in Teal: Blog / Bloglovin / Twitter
Keeping Up With Kaitlyn: Blog / Bloglovin / Twitter

2. Grab our button for your post so that others can join in the fun
3. Link up using your Blog URL, Bloglovin' URL & Twitter
4. Visit at least 3 other blogs

5.  TWEET about Wildcard Wednesday using #wildcard 

Now make some new friends :) 

April 29, 2013

McCall's Bright Eclectic Office

 The Lucky girl, McCall, won my bloggy friends giveaway and therefore, won a FREE MOOD BOARD design! So today I am sharing that with you!

I love when I have specific clients/friends to make a board for. It brings me out of my comfort zone and keeps me on a budget :) Do you want me to create one for you?

I could easily determine McCall's style from her blog but I wanted to see what space she wanted me to design.
McCall said: "I would love for the mood board to be done for my spare bedroom that is used as our office. This room acts not only as our office, but also is my craft room (sewing, blogging, illustrating, photography painting, etc) and music room. (piano, guitar) Welcome to apartment life."

I decided to add in a futon just in case they needed to use the space as a guest bedroom. I also wanted to incorporate lots of storage for all of her hobbies! The painted mason jars also make for a unique, inexpensive desk storage option (for pens, pencils, scissors, etc.)

(found on McCall's Pinterest and my Pinterest)

NOW, go to Design your Dwelling and....
** Make sure to 'like' your favorite design board - they will be featured next week!  ;) **

Desk: Ikea Micke
Chair: Target
Shelving: Ikea Expedit
Storage Bins: Target
Pillows: Target
Futon: Target
Mason Jars: Etsy
Dry Erase Board: Target
Inspiration Photo and Colors: Design-Seeds

Do you like bold color? What are some necessities for your home office?

Also, I forgot to mention that my workplace {Courtney Ludeman Interiors} got a new website and added a blog! Be sure to stop by and see it :)
Come back tomorrow because I am co-hosting Wildcard Wednesday!! You don't wanna miss it!

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April 28, 2013

Sunday Scripture {3}

Well, this is the last week to focus on LOVE. Any guesses on what the next topic will be? You will just have to come back next Sunday to find out!

Since this is the last week I will give you a scripture and a song!

Remember the Overcome the Lie challenge I told you about? Well, today's specific challenge is to send someone in the challenge a note of encouragement. I think this scripture ties perfectly into this challenge. A great way to show someone you love them is to encourage them. As easy as it is to judge someone or ignore them if they are plucking your nerves, we must remember to love one another because God loves us. It is not our place to judge someone based on their decisions or situation. I challenge you to encourage those around you this week. Love and pray for them. 

How Deep The Father's Love for Us

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April 26, 2013

Some Friday Funnies

Hi friends! I don't have a Newlywed Game or High Five for Friday post scheduled so I thought I would give you a little something to laugh at today!

And don't forget:

1) Today is the last day to enter Carissa's giveaway! Do it now :)
2) To link-up to Design in Your Home. You can link any room or a whole house tour. My favorites will be featured at the end of the month! Spread the word!

Now for some e-cards! I tried to find ones that are relative to my life lately but some were just too funny to pass up! Enjoy :)

Groceries, dinner, laundry, bills...

I NEED the beach! 

Watch out...I guess this one is specifically for the hubby!

Exactly...can I go back?


The radio...every single day!

Just did laundry last night...

YES! My last trip to Target I wanted to buy ALL the things :) Any takers??
all images came from someecards.com

Have a great weekend and be sure to come back for Scripture Sunday!

Also, a big thanks to Marquis at Simply Clarke for helping me fix my background!!!
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April 23, 2013

Mood Board Tuesday- Shades of Blue

Feels like its been a while since I have made a mood board...just because. And I must be dreaming of a beach vacation because today's board is definitely inspired by a beachy cottage style. I love how the shades of blue complement each other and pop on the white and neutral background.

After 11 weeks of creating mood boards for the link-up I am finding it more challenging to come up with a unique design each time. One of the reasons I started this blog was to keep myself inspired and inspire others so I hope that you are enjoying these boards.

Also if you are a new reader from a link-up, giveaway or whatever please comment or email me so that I can get to know you!!

Here is my inspiration for this week:

Don't Forget to *Like* my Board so it can be featured next week!!!


Chair: Target
Coffee Table: Wisteria
End Table: Target
Mirror: Target
Lamp: Target
Pillow 1: Target
Pillow 2: Etsy
Pillow 3: Etsy
Pillow 4: Pier One
Vase: Target
Vase 2: Target
Vase 3: Pier One
Rug: Pier One

How do you feel about designing a room with shades of one color?? What other types of design posts do you want to see more of?

Linking up with:

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April 22, 2013

Take me back...


You guessed it: another weekend recap! We had a blast and its always nice to "get away" for the weekend. However, I wished I had packed a little better for the weather. You think I would have learned by now...

All packed up- love my Vera Bradley weekender!

We arrived at Ty and Gabby's place in time for dinner Friday night! We celebrated Tim's thesis defense with some Due South BBQ! It was DELICIOUS!

The mac and cheese was divine. I am a pretty harsh critic of it so that's saying a lot. All I have to say is YUM and I will be returning on my next trip to Blacksburg!

Saturday morning Gabby and I gave ourselves manis and pedis! (with my new Julep polishes)

Then Saturday afternoon we met up with my parents and sister for the Spring Game. We also did a little shopping at the bookstore!

I got this shirt!

Saturday night Tim and I hung out with one of my besties Brittany and her boyfriend Alexander! I've missed her soooo much but now she will be a lot closer in the fall :)

Sunday afternoon we went to the Homeplace with Ty and Gabby. It was a beautiful day for it. The Homeplace is a southern cooking, family style restaurant and is a must go for any Hokie! It's situated right in the Catawba Valley and was the perfect background for some pictures!

Me and Gabby wearing matching bubble necklaces (again)

This is what happens when Tim gets a hold of my camera!

The Newlyweds!

Gabby capturing a candid moment :)

Ty and Gabby!


 Was your weekend full of family, friends, eating and activities or more laid back?

Be sure to come back tomorrow for Mood Board Tuesday AND enter Carissa's Etsy GIVEAWAY!

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