Thursday, December 31, 2009

Welcoming the New Year 2010

Here's to the new year, new goals, new dreams and new starts!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Attention to the Floor

I think this looks like a fun room. I love the pattern on the rug, we should really pay more attention to our floors. Rugs and designs on the floor can be a fun way to liven up a space and give it lots of personality. If you imagine this room without the rug it's very bland, the rug truly gives it personality and punch. With the rug the sectional, the glass coffee table and the maize colored arm chairs are all very welcoming and comfortable.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Simply Nice

I love the color, the pattern and everything. I should have asked for these for Christmas.

I love the simplicity. Has anyone noticed the theme of simplicity lately? I must be needing to simplify and minimize lately; my life and my house!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Organized in White

I love the open shelves and all the matching containers. Does anyone else love being coordinated and designer savvy in their organization? I do!

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Reason

In all the celebrating and good wishing let's remember the reason for the season. This is how I picture the first Christmas. Simple, quiet, full of love and thanks and glory for the new born King.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas Day from Ooh La La.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Holiday Time

May your holiday be filled with family, friends, food and love!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

More Simple Holiday Decor

I love this!
I think this would be so cute on your little kids wall in their room. Let them make it themselves.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Simple Holiday Style

I love how simple holiday decor can be. Celebrate the season, bring in some cheer and wish everyone a wonderful holiday season.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Calendar Love

I was on Etsy the other day and came across all these wonderful calendars! I love how creative people are.

Friday, December 18, 2009

A Litte Holiday Decor

I'm a fan of simple holiday decor. I think this table design is simple and elegant.
I'm also a fan of this wreath. So much so that I went to the store and bought yarn and a straw wreath and made one! For those of you who know me you know that I'm not a huge fan of crafts. This is mostly because they don't turn out as amazing as they were in my head. But this wreath turned out awesome. I'll try and post it later. Candy cane sticks and roses. Can it look any better? I think not. And I just had to laugh at this marshmallow wreath. I was tempted to make it but the other wreath won, but only because it would last longer. Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


I just think this is hilarious. And I needed a good laugh today. I bet this would make a great conversation piece and little kids would love it.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


"A man's greatest strength develops at the point where he overcomes his greatest weakness." Elmer G. Letterman

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bold and Good

I love the dark ceiling! And the bold contrast it gives this space. I also like the drapery fabrics, I imagine they are thick and soft and silky.

Monday, December 14, 2009


I have a few things that make me smile:
  • Clean sheets! Ahhh, love
  • Cuddling in a big blanket
  • My dogs excitement every time I come home, even if I have only been gone for ten minutes
  • Making yummy food
  • Eating yummy food
  • When a good friend calls just to chat
  • Hanging out with my little sister, especially when she is recounting a story from her 14 year old life = hilarious boy drama
  • When someone tells me they love my hair or my outfit
  • Putting my favorite perfume on
  • Beautiful art and decor!

What are some things that make you smile??

Friday, December 11, 2009

Need This

I'm planning a getaway weekend. Getaway you say?! Ya, it's my getaway from playing, entertaining, shopping, working, dating and everything else that has kept me running lately. I've been playing and working long and hard and I need some Heidi time. So I plan on renting a few movies, I have more then a few books I have been wanting to read and basically I plan on not getting out of my pajamas all weekend, except for church, maybe. I'm pretty much super excited about this plan. I hope you all have a great weekend too!

Yummy Zesty Tomato Soup with Tortellini

My grandma made this amazing Tomato Soup with Tortellini in it a few months ago and it was delicious. So I got the recipe from her and now I'm addicted. Here is the recipe if anyone is interested, its especially great for these freezing cold nights.

1 can of tomato soup (I love Campbell's)
2 14 oz. cans of chicken broth ( used 28 oz. of water and chicken bullion)
1/2 a package of cream cheese
1 package of Tortellini (I like the red, green and white ones)
Combine all ingredient, make sure cream cheese is melted and tortellini is thawed or cooked through. Enjoy!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

More on Space

I didn't really mean to make the last few posts on space but it naturally happened. I love open spaces. I like the large wall art on the wall and it works because this stair landing/hallway is so open. I love the skylights, the crown molding and parquet flooring.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

More Open Spaces

I love the feel of this space. The idea that everyone can be together but diong different activities is a great idea. And lots of natural light always pulls me in to a space.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Open Spaces

I love the open space of this floorplan. And this kitchen is fantastic!

Monday, December 7, 2009

What Do You Think?

What do you think of the lime green and turquoise? I think its pretty dramatic and lively. I love the shiny turquoise and the mirrored dresser.

Friday, December 4, 2009


I think it is important to create a welcoming space for everyone who enters your home. A place that shows a little bit about who you are and what you are all about. A place that reminds you why you love your home and life.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Color Your Space

I love colorful environments. I think they lighten and delight every one's mood. And these are a version of Charles Eames Ant Chair which I really like.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Floral Carpet

This is a floral carpet at the Grand Palace in Brussels, Belgium. It is a bi-annual event. Very cool.

Monday, November 30, 2009

So Glam

I think black and white is just so glamorous. I also love the lighting in this room.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Eating and More Eating

I plan on eating lots of food and being with lots of family and having lots of fun! I hope everyone's holiday is fabulous and full.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Way To Make A Focal Point

I love this, its a great focal point! And it's bold in black and white.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Under the Weather

I've been sick for the last 5 days. I'm hoping to back to being at least somewhat healthy for Thanksgiving! Wish me luck.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tiffany Blue

Have you ever known of one single hue that is so recognizable as Tiffany Blue, does anyone even have any doubts as to what type of presents this will be? I mean it has to be something with DIAMONDS because IT IS in a TIFFANY BOX! I love the how this color is transferring into our interiors. I am a person who generally gravitates to various shades of blue so this color definitely catches my attention.
Here are color schemes that have derived from Tiffany Blue.
In this kitchen it is subtle shade that is soothing yet bright. I love the contrast with the white cabinets and gray countertops.
Blues are known to make a space feel spacious and calming.
Combining it with pinks gives it a youthful and playful feel.I love this tufted chaise. And the stripe on the wall is a fun twist.
This laundry room feel light and breezy and clean.
While this is a few shades darker then the original Tiffany Blue I love it.

This laundry room is brighter too but still fun and carefree.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Right Perspective

Sometimes it's good to just laugh at yourself. And keep going on.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I'm Not Okay With This

One thing I can't get over is this recent craze for chalkboard walls. Did everyone forget what a mess they were in elementary school? And how if you even touched them you were finding chalk marks all over yourself for the rest of the day! So why does everyone think this is such a great idea to paint a chalkboard wall in their house? Sure I get the idea that in a kitchen it looks kind of restaurantish; but people it only looks cool for the first time you do it! What happens when you erase it and it leaves the chalk smears and dust? Yuck!

All I think when I see this is big yucky MESS!

I get the idea that you want to give your child an area to develop their creativity but doesn't a easel with a huge art pad do the same thing, with a whole lot less mess? That would be my option.

And again, why would you want this on your dresser, so that your clothes come out already messy?
Maybe there these people just love giving themselves extra work cause they love cleaning, but I am definitely not that kind of person.