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How the heck is it Friday.....don't get me wrong because I am not complaining....but crikey it was just Monday wasn't it?

OK....so I really did not actually realize you guys were interested in buying the clothes that I post about....Surprise!

A few questions about what I packed for Morocco!  The platform black slip on tennis shoes came from here



They were comfortable from the beginning.

The white jeans that I took were from Lucky and are called the Lolita mid rise cropped.  I bought them last summer!

I edited the post and linked to that awesome little carry on bag from Target!

So that's that.

In other news I wanted to educate you about something.....
Upholstery cushions.....very important info!

Now most cushions are made from high density foam....


They wrap the foam with batting.....which you can see in the second image has been rewrapped to help get the shape back.
But it will eventually look like this....because foam breaks down.

Below is an example of spring cushions.....meaning there are actually springs in there wrapped with foam.  The one on the right is called spring down [usually an upgrade] which means it is wrapped with foam and down.  
 


I know you have heard me go on and on about Charles Stewart Furniture....those are their cushions.

They will last SO much longer.... I have spoken about this before but I really feel like it's an important lesson.  I strongly urge my clients to upgrade cushions especially if it is in a family room that gets a lot of activity.

In a living room....it might not be as big a deal because it is not used as much!

Not every upholstery line offers this option so make sure you check with your vendor!

In other news an organizer Kat from  The Uptown Concierge reached out about giving me a few hours of time.....that scared me....haha.

I could definitely use one but it gave me angst to think I would have to semi organize the space before she came so she wouldn't think I was unorganized....which sounds crazy huh?  I've got problems.

So I decided to let her do my clients pantry.....

Before.....


They both work full time with 2 small kids...and we all know that when it's the weekend.... nobody feels like doing this!

She took everything out....whew!


Then she headed to the container store to gather what she needed!

Voila!


She moved the microwave back into the corner because they don't use it as much....

Damn....now I wish I had done my closet.  My client was thrilled!


I saw my friend post this shot of a wicker mirror from Hobby Lobby which I love...

Especially after I saw this at a consignment shop.

For 400.00.  I loved it but dang I could be happy with the first one...you?


I saw these great lamps at TJ Maxx.....but they were huge like 36" tall.  I loved them though and might have bought but the line was too long....that saved me because I have no project for them!

And I saw this great new fabric at the Schumacher showroom....


I. Love. It.

Alrighty then...that's it so go tackle Friday....and have a margarita tonight to celebrate the weekend!

Shayfab












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PACKING FOR MOROCCO






Hey guys....  Somebody asked me what I packed in my carryon bag for 6 days of travel!  I did not want to have to check my bag in case it got lost...so of course I was very careful about what went in and kept editing until it all fit.  I stuffed things in my shoes and rolled everything to get it all to fit in.

So first of all I have this suitcase by Travelpro



It's your basic 21" spinner carry on.  But I also found the small bag below at Target and it was great for my makeup, reading material, purse etc....



It has a little zipper compartment on the bottom which I put my PJ's in.

So...I had 2 things to attend while I was there....a dinner and the marriage celebration.



It wasn't real dressy so for dinner  I mixed this very lightweight BCBG jacket with white jeans and a cami with a built in bra.  It was perfect.  The weather was 66-70 during the day but cooler at night.


For the celebration [they had actually already gotten married in Atlanta] as this was not a religious ceremony for those of you thinking why  wasn't I arrested for my racy top....I wore the outfit above.  The top is from BCBG and the scarf was from Zara.  It was all very lightweight and easy to pack.



As far as putting things together...well what did you expect from me....all basics!  Jeans, white jeans, black shoes....



I had this lightweight stripe scarf/coverup which worked perfectly.  It was actually warmer that day so I wore it as a scarf.  I wore my hat everyday to keep the sun off my face and to hide my unfixed hair....haha



On the cooler day I wore my black J Crew Juliette sweater with leggings and a long sleeve white T.



I look like a wrinkled mess here!

I can honestly say I took just enough and wore everything I brought....mixing it up with the white jeans...a white t shirt and throwing on the jean shirt.

The trick is to be able to layer....but you guys know that right?  Basically this is the way I dress on a daily basis.

OK.....there you go....travel tips from Sherry although it might be a while before I jump on a plane and head out on a long trip....

Shaynoexpert












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PROJECT UPDATE






Well....has everybody booked their trip to Morocco?   I forgot to tell you that I did not buy anything....I know right?  But there just wasn't time [I mean 2 days....come on] and I thought if I need something there is always Etsy:)

Anyway.....
I have been busy catching up on work since I got back and I thought I would share some updates on a Ladisic Fine Homes project that I have been working on!

Michael did the renovation on this one about 5 years ago taking it from a ranch and adding a second story.  Now they are adding an outdoor living space, pool bath and butlers pantry....plus some awesome decorating by "moi"....hee hee.

Let's start with painting the house.....

We tried a lot of combinations....she did not want a white house.....

There were also new windows installed....

It looks so fresh now with a coat of BM Balboa Mist!  The trim color is SW Amazing Gray.  Also notice the front stairs were changed.



Lot's of curb appeal going on with this newly installed driveway!

Changed out the small lantern with this Circa Lighting lantern and the architect Linda MacArthur designed the bracket to give it an extra weight!  

Let's go to the back area....


A beautiful pool....




Yesterday this Currey and Co concrete bench was delivered.


Along with this concrete console table.


The outdoor furniture comes on Sat....but meanwhile :)

Good times are going to happen here!


Details....


The pool bath....got my black and white in!





Butlers pantry....




Love this Arterior fixture....


But seriously.....this black cord?  WTH

I mean this is not good and it doesn't show in the picture on the website.  So now we have to take it down and cut that....and use a gold wire along with weaving it up.  I wasn't there when it was installed so I didn't catch it!

It's pretty when lighted though.


I'll keep you updated on this one because lot's of good decorating going on inside!

I had to get Cami shaved down.  They gave her a bath the day we picked her up [from being boarded while we were gone] and didn't dry her or comb her out so it was a mess....

With Sheepdogs the white hair gets all the matting so it was a mess under her neck!  Ugh.

I took her to Petsmart and they sent me this image....haha.


She looks pathetic:)  And clearly not happy.

Hope y'all have a great weekend....party on Garth.

Shaboo







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