Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Savannah and Charleston

Before I start this post thank you to everyone who left me such kind thoughts and heart felt wishes you are all amazing people and the reason I love to blog! Thank you so much for your care and support! I have missed you and I can’t wait to get back in the swing of things!

My mom and I went to Savannah and Charleston right when I started winter break and it was awesome! We spent two days in each city and even though it rained or was cloudy 99% of the time we still loved it, neither of us had been before. Savannah had the most beautiful old homes in the historic district as did Charleston although most not as old because they were destroyed in the Civil War, where as Savannah wasn’t. Thank you Sherman!

In Savannah we ate at Paula Deen’s restaurant The Lady and Son’s, and I don’t want to disappoint anyone but it wasn’t that great. Apparently it has become very touristy and the food reflected that :( bummer. We also took a historic inn tour of bed and breakfasts in restored historic homes that had decorated for the holidays. Which was AWESOME! You all would have loved it I would have taken pictures but we were asked not to.  We also visited Hilton Head Island just to say we’ve been there and walked on the beach.

In Charleston we visited Fort Sumter which I enjoyed because I love history.  We also visited a plantation, Middleton Place, which all that was left was a guest house but the gardens are beautiful and one of the oldest in America.  All in all it was a great trip and I love the south! I wish I could own one of the beautiful old homes there with the amazing gardens and huge mossy oak trees, I almost died of joy. The neatest part about Savannah was the beautiful little squares, 22 in all, situated throughout the city every couple of blocks that had been there since the colony was established in the 1700s. They are beautiful and I got pictures of a few. Ok time to share pictures!

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A couple of the squares in Savannah

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Forsyth Park in Savannah

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Pretty inns in Savannah

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We just liked this street with the huge oaks and magnolias and moss, sooo pretty.

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Hilton Head Island beach

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Charleston Harbor

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Fort Sumter

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Gardens at Middleton Place Plantation

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Only building on the plantation that survived the Yankees lol

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And just for fun my Dachshund with her reindeer hat haha

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Thanks again to everyone who left me such nice comments. Love you all! I hope you all had a Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah and a Happy New Year! All the best! Allison

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Everyone I have been MIA because Taylor cheated on me and dumped me for her. 4 years down the drain, I have never been more blindsided in my life. This was the day after Halloween and as you can imagine I have just been coping... I just wanted everyone to know. And now the jerk is still with her but trying to get back with me! I can't believe men...ugh. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and sorry for the bad news but I wanted to share it. I'm sure some of you can relate. I miss you all and I miss blogging and when I feel better I am going to start again. Love Allison.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween is coming!

Halloween is almost here yay! Taylor and I went to a Halloween party last weekend I was a French maid he was a pirate lol. I also have some new cute Fall decorations I wanted to share! A couple signs and a little enameled box that looks like a haunted house!

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Do you like them!? I think they are so cute! So excited for Fall! I just love it. If any of you are Susan Branch lovers have you checked out her website lately? So cute! All the best everyone! Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Halloween Delight!

I won the Halloween tassel giveaway from Tammy at Yarborough House and here is the lovely delight! It is the cutest tassel ever! Love the fringe and squatty pumpkin on top! Thanks Tammy! I have some more cute decorations to show you guys later :) All the best everyone!

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fall feelings

I have an addiction to Fall, it is my most favorite time of year and I don't even live in a state with all the beauties of it! I mean, I really love the traditional New England Fall with all the leaves changing colors and the chill and decor! So I couldn't help myself and added more to my fall collection lol.

The iron bird candle holder I already owned but I added a pumpkin candle to it and the autumn wreath on the bottom. Which came from Target's dollar section! But was actually $2.50... harrumph...why do they do that? lol So did the pumpkins! They were cute though and I don't think $2.50 is a bad price.

If you all love candles Bath and Body Works was having an amazing sale, practically buy one get one free on the yummy big Slatkin & Co. candles. Plus they have all his neat autumn scents and are launching their Christmas stuff too and giving out great coupons! I hope you are all well! All the best!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Halloween Time!

Hey everyone! How are you enjoying Fall!? It has finally started getting chilly in southern California and there is Halloween, and even Christmas stuff everywhere! Love it! I couldn't help but buy some cute Halloween stuff that I want to show you!

Don't you love the witches hat with the sign! Haha! It's so cute and funny! But wait guys guess where I got this stuff? If you guessed Homegoods you are right! lol :) I loved the little ghostie too his face was too cute and the little candy corn legs! I haven't been blogging lately but I bet you guys all have the cutest stuff right now! I love Halloween and Fall! All the best everyone!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I'm here!

Hey everyone! I am still around! Remember the problems with Taylor I mentioned, well they got worse and worse to the point where I was entirely absorbed by them. We only just resolved things last week. Plus I was in summer school which was a lot of work in a shorter amount of time. I am not sure when I can get back in the swing of things but hopefully soon. I am still running around busy because I'm moving into a new place and working and school starts soon. Thank you guys for being concerned about me! I have missed you all! I can't wait to visit everyone again! On a lighter note has anyone seen the advertisements for the new Alice in Wonderland movie coming out? Johnny Depp is the Mad Hatter :) Tim Burton is directing so it should be interesting lol. All the best everyone!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Join me at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday! 


This isn’t really a tablescape but it’s kind of LOL. It’s the cutest tea set and dishes that I got at Marshalls! I just love it. They called it toile and it kind of is. It’s really nice! I also got a black and white toile basket!

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Do you like it!?! I just love it. There is also a matching tiered server that I forgot to take pictures of! But you can imagine what it looks like :) I hope everyone is well! Sorry I’ve been so busy I am in summer school and that takes up a lot of time! All the best everyone!

Monday, August 3, 2009


Someone else posted about this who was it!? So Marshalls had these knives which are made in France and have cute little bees at the handle for you to rest your finger on! I got a set with a white handle and a stainless. They were two different brands..and even looked like different quality so I returned the white because they didn’t seem as good of quality. The bees are even different! But check them out they are so cute!

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The nicer ones had this neat little history of the knives on the back.

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Here’s the white set.

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Sooo you can see that the all stainless set just seems a little better, even a better holder! I only got the white because I had done that beachy tablescape and thought it would be cute and matching but then I was like should I really spend $10 bucks for this that I won’t use for anything else? haha. Anyway! Who was it that posted about this!? I tried to remember and find the post; it’s because of you I got these lol! All the best everyone!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Placemats and napkins

Hey all! I am back from Vegas it was awesome but sooo hot! I had a lot of fun though :) I wanted to share the cutest stuff! At Marshalls they had the coolest placemats and napkins ever! They are toile! Oh my gosh! I went to every Marshalls I know and got as many things as I could. One of the sets of napkins isn’t toile but very pretty!  I only took close ups of the red because it’s the same design on all of them.

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Love it! They are so nice! I just love looking at everyone’s tablescapes and so now when I go out I always check out that stuff. Plus I am in love with toile! Go check your local Marshalls if you love toile! LOL. All the best!