8.4.11

Gray is the new black

Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to post the pouch giveaway winner.  I've been working on several projects.  Thank you so much to all of you that participated.  I was really bad about not advertising my giveaway this time.  NO TIME!  My little bubba is getting more and more active everyday so it's hard to get time in front of the computer for more than a couple minutes.  Anyway...without further ado...


Congratulations to Gracie from GracieBellaButterfly!!! 


  
She is a super sweet girl and if you haven't already been following her, you really should.  She does these great gift swaps and it really makes me want to participate.  When I get more time I definitely will. :)


I've been on this DIY kick as of late.  Wanting to decorate our new home without breaking the bank.  I saw these amazing zig zag (chevron) patterned pillows for $50 on the internet and thought to myself, why not just make them myself?!  So, I found the same exact fabric for $7.95 and made 2 cases from it.  And instead of buying the inserts, I used the matching pillows that our sofa set came with.   


I also made one from linen and a designer white textured fabric as well.  Don't you just love them?!


*side note, this is not how I set them up on the sofas.


Oh and here is the duvet cover we bought from West Elm.  Our headboard is not arriving until next month so I'll wait till then to take a photo of our bedroom.  But here's what it looks like...

photo courtesy of west elm

I LOVE GRAY!!!!!!!

I'm not sure if this is really gray, because they call it "mink" on their site... ASOS and this is the first time I'm ordering this color from them.  But, it sure looks gray.  I just ordered it for one of the many weddings we're attending this year (4 so far).  It's in June at a winery and our June weather is usually still a little chilly.  I thought the long sleeves were a good idea.  Plus, isn't it so pretty?!?!?!  You can't tell from the photo but the sleeves are open all the way to the wrists. 


Still trying to figure out what style and what color shoes to wear with this. 
Outdoor, some concret, some grass.  I was thinking maybe pink or purple?
Any suggestions???


22 comments :

  1. Congrats to the winner.
    I love your pillows!

    Just Better Together

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  2. LoVE LOVE the pillows! great job

    have a good weekend
    xoxo
    www.simplyvonne.blogspot.com

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  3. I LOVE those pillows and your new comforter! I think gray is so chic in decor -- and fashion!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  4. i love those pillows! probably because i also am in a grey phase!!

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  5. Love, love, loving the gray as a color and those pillows are FABULOUS! Congrats, Gracie...love her...and I hope you are doing well, Amy!

    Liesl :)

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  6. Such cute pillows!

    I would go with purple...classy and would be stunning with the grey. Since it is outdoors, perhaps flats or wedges...avoid stilettos, you'll just sink into the ground. :)

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  7. OMGosh, you can sew too! My wife has a sewing box--she got it from her mom, which is nice. But the poor girl can't sew. I use the needles and thread much more often--which is not very often.

    Bubba! =)

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  8. The blog is very good!
    Congratulations!
    http://nelsonsouzza.blogspot.com

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  9. Congratulations Gracie!

    Love those pillows. I love grey too!

    That dress is super cute. I say go with purple shoes!

    x Jasmine

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  10. i was thinking of pink too
    light one :)
    love the post
    and congrats to the winner!

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  11. Thank you soo much Amy! I can't believe I actually won something :) I emailed you details. I'm so excited!!

    I completely adore those pillows. Both the chevron and the textured ones.

    You are so talented!

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  12. Firstly congratulations Gracie! :D

    Amy, you always inspire me to do more DIY stuff. Wanna guess what I'm gonna do during my 4-months break? LOL! Anyway, I have a lil something for you over on my blog so do check it out here when you're free. :)

    Have a lovely week ahead! :)

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  13. Congratulations to the winner!:D

    You did a great job with the pillows, thanks for sharing.:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  14. Congratulations to the winner!:D

    You did a great job with the pillows, thanks for sharing.:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  15. Wow I love your style! I am obsessed with the rope bracelets on your Etsy, I will be buying one!! I'm so excited I found your blog/products yay!!!

    xoxo

    www.missstilley.com

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  16. can't believe you made those pillows! i'm inspired. as for the dress... I'd love to see some big strappy black platforms with it and some funky bangles :) <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

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  17. yayy congrats to gracie!! she is soo sweet!! and i LOVE grey too, such a pretty color!!

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  18. LOVING YOUR BLOG!! The duvet is absolutely beautiful... I am obsessed with grey too! I think I have decided on grey kitchen cabinets! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE all of your choices! The dress is gorgeous too... your baby is beautiful... I am just full of compliments tonight!! Love it:)

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  19. Congrats to the winner! And wow that's such a good idea. Looks so good on your sofa! Yup, you can wear pink or purple shoes with that dress so it won't be too simple :D

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  20. Great job on the covers you made and that definitely saved you $50 bucks! DIY projects are always awesome.

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