Thursday, January 31, 2013

YAY! Blog Makeover!

Brandi Nell the Southern Belle just got MAJA makeover!  

I've been thinking about doing it for quite some time, but didn't know where to start.  I saw Melissa's recent, blog update and fell in love. I knew immediately that I wanted her designer!

I can't speak highly enough about Aubrey at!  She did an amahhhhhzing job.  She gave me exactly what I asked for and more.  

Remember what it looked like before? 

Yeah - the makeover was needed.

If you are thinking about a bloggy makeover, I urge you to check out Aubrey.  Lurve her work.

Talk soon!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

My New OLD Desk

My home office is a project that feels like will never end. Why you ask?  Because I have been super picky. I simply have not been able to make any real decisions.  

About a year ago, we found a desk at Goodwill. I got it in the space and hated it. I kept thinking I could re-finish it... but my heart was never in it. It was just not right for the space.  

What I really wanted was a 1920s or 1930s teacher's desk. I saw one on a blog forever ago and have been obsessed with having my own since. I became obsessed with cruising Craigslist looking for the perfect desk. I would search and search, but could never find one the right size, prize, or in good shape.  

That is until last week... I found this beauty. 


She is exactly what I have been wanting... great shape and even better price. I LOVE a good Craigslist find. The guy we bought it from explained it belonged to his grandfather, a lawyer.  He then passed it down to his grandson, a physician - who then gave it to his brother (the seller), a financial advisor.  Ummmm... hellerrrr!!! This thing has got some maja history of accomplished owners. Maybe some of the past owners' success will come my way :)

Finally, I feel like I can get the ball rolling in this room. I can't wait to show you guys as it comes together.

NOW- if I can just find an antique church pew, I'll be a happy girl :)  What is your ultimate Craigslist find?

Talk soon, friends!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sadie Belle + Brandi Nell = BFFs

Hi friends -

Hope your week is going well.  It's a short week for me HOLLA! So looking forward to the weekend.  

I got to spend ALL of last weekend with this munchkin.

Do you see how incredibly adorable is?  Yes, she does too. Look how she loves to look at herself in the mirror.  SO funny.

I was with her from Thursday through Monday. We kept her at Brittney and Eric's because she has so.much.stuff.... and because it was an easier adjustment for her.

I couldn't get enough of this little smiley face.

Or this little sleepy face.  Also, can we just talk about these eyelashes?  How is that fair?  

Uncle Kev took her on a tour of Home Depot.  She found this very interesting.  It looks like she is having a major discussion about tools here.

She probably has the cutest bedhead I've ever seen.

We were Aunt Brandi Nell and Sadie Belle... BFFs all weekend.  She never left my side.  

Sunday, the Falcons played in the NFC Championship... I don't want to talk about the outcome of that game.  Instead, let's focus on fashion and team spirit, shall we? 

We both rocked our Falcons gear/colors at church that morning.

By noon, Sadie was too tired.  I think she "rose up" too early.  HA! 
But she was excited and ready to cheer by game time. 

Falcons gear and America. Uncle Kev was proud.

And then I died from all of the cuteness.  I mean, really!?!

Overall, it was a fantastic weekend.  We giggled nonstop, and we snuggled even more than that.  She is the most adorable little BFF anyone could ask for.  I can't wait to keep her again!

I also got a "new" desk for my home office.  Can't wait to share it with you later this week!  Talk soon, friends!

Brandi Nell

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ummm 2013?

Hi friends -

Happy Hump Day!  I'm so thankful we are close to the weekend.  

The past few couple of weeks have been out of control crazy.  

1. My Uncle has been in ICU with heart, kidney, and liver failure. It was really touch and go there for two weeks.
BUT he is doing much better now, and was moved out of ICU today!

2. My work laptop got stolen out of my car... AT HOME.
BUT hubs bought me a new laptop for home... so that made me really happy! I also had an excuse to drink wine during the week.

3.  I lost a year's worth of work emails.
BUT my co-workers have been really helpful in piecing things back together. Again, more wine during the week!

4. I have been sick with a sinus infection turned bronchitis.
BUT I think that I am going to feel much better tomorrow.  

BTW, how funny are these tissues?

This weekend, Kev and I get to keep this munchkin.

Seriously, how cute is our Sadie?! I can't get enough of this face! I am sure I will have some funny stories and photos to share from our weekend!

How's your week going?  Talk soon, friends!

Brandi Nell