12.01.2009

Simplicity - A Guest Post by Kasey of Lola B's~

For those of you who have never met my dear friend Kasey, you are in for a treat. She is amazingly stylish with a FABULOUS home. And if you don't know already, you will soon find out that she has a hilarious tongue-in-cheek sense of humor. In fact, since I am not funny at all, you may read this post, visit her blog, and never come back. Please come back. Please.





Hello there. I'm the one in the picture above ....you might know me...you might not....

i am a married mother of three kids...

though sometimes i think they aren't really mine..or better yet...

i will pretend that they are not mine...and wait for someone to raise their hand to claim my

children...

but that's never happened...

so here we are....

and i still have three children. Don't get me wrong though...i desperately love my

wee one's..

but a girl's got to admit...

life in my house is not full of cherries...

you end up with a lot of pits sitting around.

hold on....

wait a minute...

i don't even think i introduced myself properly...

and here i am...

totally opening up my can of worms to you...

and you might not even know who i am.

My name is Allison and i live outside of chicago...

grrr....

you got me....my name isn't really Allison...

it's Kasey.....but the truth is...

my parents almost named me allison...

so i have every right to use that name...

sheesh....

once again i am so off track....

but that's me..

and wendy kindly asked me to pop over here and

do a little guest post.

I hope she approves...

otherwise...

well....

i know the first names of her children...and they are definitely

not called #1, #2, #3, and #4 in her house.




The first thing i thought when wendy asked me to be a guest on her lovely blog..is what the heck am i going to chat about...

because wendy is the all knowing..

the all creative...

and she knows how to sew....

with a needle and thread...

yup...

not me...

i don't have an ounce of creativity in me..

let alone...

do i know how to thread a needle..

but..what i can do, is style my home.

that i know.






So, with the holidays right around the corner...i just thought i would share with you some really simple...

ways to freshen up a room with a minimalistic look.

One thing you won't find in my home are the ever popular

red and greens.

nope.

not here.

I love grey...i love cream...

and i love simple.





I also love the idea of simple ways to give a gift....especially if you are like me..

and on a total budget this season.

no wrapping paper in sight.

Use a simple brown kraft box....some twine...and a hand stamped tag to pull it all together.

I actually got these tags from Etsy....and you can find them {here }.






Right now i'm really into a clean natural look in my home....and a good way to bring

the word natural in...is by really bringing it in.

yes....

what you see is a branch....

and i am using it as a curtain rod...

and it hangs on some crown hooks.

You don't have to worry...

i did let my kids play with the stick first...

and once i made sure there were no

bugs or foreign creepy crawly things on it..

i brought it in and

voila...

a totally free curtain rod....

ahem

it made up for the price i paid for the french curtain.










And here is the twine again....

i used it to tie the curtain back....

so easy and once again...

a bargain.

which is my middle name in case you were wondering....

but don't get it confused with

the town in the south of france called

bargein.








It's been a pleasure chatting with you...and letting you see just a few things i've done.




xo




So didn't I tell you she has fabulous style? Thanks for stopping by today, Kasey!!

Coming up this week: A glittery Christmas project

A Christmas family tree

Have a great day~

21 comments:

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

she's my favorite - LOVE this interview! xoxo

jociegal said...

I am already a fan of her blog so this was such a nice surprise! A stick as a curtain rod? I love it! So original, so simple and so beautiful.

I like how she said she is not creative...I beg to differ...

KarenSue said...

I'm one of Kasey's fans. Thanks for the interview!

Laura said...

she is too funny & very talented!
and don't worry - i'll always come back & read your blog!

Shell in your Pocket said...

Never heard of her but so glad I met her today!
sandy toe

Kasey said...

thanks wendy for letting me over here to rub noses with your readers.
i love how at the bottom of the post you have a pic of me and you..
i miss you and really wish you were coming on saturday.
mwah!!
xo

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

I'll go and visit Kasey now. Thanks!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

pk said...

pk @ Room Remix
Wow! She's one creative woman! Love the things you've posted here. I'll go visit, but I'll always be back. :-)

Jboo said...

Great post! Kasey is so creative and fun, makes me smile every time!

Janet

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh, I love her decorating style! And I LOVE this idea of a branch turned curtain rod for the Christmas season, or even the whole winter! :)

I hope you are having a great week! :)

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

love he natural look too!

Kirsten Sue said...

Oh I love those stockings.

Kirsten Sue said...

Oh I love those stockings.

Sarah said...

I love Kasey's ideas! The stick holding the curtain is a fabulous idea! :)

LuLu said...

I so enjoyed Kasey's interview... and it's always a pleasure peeking into her home and seeing her many stylish ideas for her home!!!
happy December!!!
xo,
LuLu

Katrina Chambers said...

She sounds like fun - and love her style! Thanks for a new blog...going over the check Allison (I mean Kasey) out!!

Wendy said...

I absolutely love her blog and her writing style, it is so much fun to read! She has so many great ideas! I enjoy her simplicity and how it comes across so very elegant!

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Kasey is a joy to read always. : )

PamperingBeki said...

Kasey is one of my favorite people in all of blog land.

Rue said...

Hi Wendy :)

Kasey, you crack me up! You have loads of talent, one of which is your ability to do just that, not to mention your decorating gift.

xo,
rue

Kirsten said...

hey there Wendy~
I read your lovely blog every morning while I drink my coffee :)You are my daily inspiration! It was so fun to be introduced to Kasey on your blog and getting to have a little peak inside her adorable house. I looooove the french curtains and stick idea. Kasey...where did you get the curtains? I must have them! pleaaaaase can you let me know where you found them?