Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Taste of whats to come....










YEPPERS!  Its about that TIME!  Cant BELIEVE it...I would swear I just put my trees and decor away!
It comes faster and faster every year...uuummm...does that mean im getting OLD?  Wwwwaaaaa!!!

Anywhoo...Christmas decor to begin on Elements Interiors this next week!  Thanksgiving tutorials whoooshed by...its time to start figuring out Christmas!  WELCOME to the world of an Interior Designer!

Have a BLESSED weekend!  Much Love to all my freinds!  Xoxo kara

Dont forget to enter the GIVEAWAY!!!  You have till Wednesday!  HURRY...

Friday, October 29, 2010

What Team were you ON???


Team Mondo???


Team Gretchen???



Team Andy???


Wait for it...Wait for it...Wait for it...

GRETCHEN????!!!!  Really??? 
Is it just me, or didnt they get onto another contestant for sending a "Diaper" down the runway earlier in the season???
What Tha, What tha...Gretchen sent 3, YEP, THREE diapers down the runway!


I was PERSONALLY on Team Michael!!!  I would have LOVED to see his full collection...PLUS, what a sweet and Humble guy....
Here is my Shout Out to MICHAEL!!!
LUUUUUUUUUVS YA!





SO...WHAT TEAM  were you on?  Be Honest!

Im TOTALLY ASSUMING anyone out there is watching this show, Project Runway!
We Luuuuvs It at the Boyd house!
                                                               VOTE!
                Tell Me what you thought...

I know this has NOTHING to do with Interior Design...But , hey...Im into fashion too  (even if I secretly shop at Target, Ross and Payless...SSSSSHHHHHHHHHH!!!)

Aufeidersein...,Muah, Muah!

  Have a Great & BLESSED weekend my Friends!
 xoxo kara

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thanksgiving and a lil Halloween...

Recipe for Today



 Spinich Salad with Almond Encrusted Chicken Breast

5oz boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 tablesp cornstarch
1/4 cup liquid egg substitute
1 tablesp finely chopped almonds
2 tablesp balsamic vinegar
1 tablesp olive oil
1/8 tspfreshly ground black pepper
3 cups baby spinich leaves
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup yellow grape tomatoes, halved
1 small red bell pepper, sliced into strips

Dust each side of chicken breast with cornstarch.  Dip breast into egg substitute to coat and then sprinkle on almonds.
Coat skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat.  Saute chicken 5 min on each side or until cooked through.
Whisk vinegar, oil, and black pepper in bowl.  Add spinach and toss.  Top with mushrooms, tomatoes, bell pepper, and sliced chicken.

Eat and Enjoy...its a HEALTHY, weight smart recipe!!!


A VERY simple entry table piece!  A couple of pumpkins, a platter out of the kitchen and a vase (out of a cabinet) with the flowers clipped off of a fall bush from craft store (1/2 price)
TAA DAA!
An EASY DIY...Im just sayin... 

Its a cornacoupia...they dont ALWAYS have to lay across a tabletop...We hung this one on a wall...TOTALLY ROCKIN!  This was made up with the cornacoupia and Fall Picks (Example of a "pick" down the page) and all at the craft store 1/2 price!
Yippie Skippie...1/2 price makes me (and my clients) S-M-I-L-E

A fall leaf wreath with pinecones...Just Add the fall colored fruit.
With the Pheasant figurines, makes a perfect fall mantel...
Very little time and expense goes into a wreath like this...YOU CAN DO IT!

You can find these Thanksgiving Figurines at the craft store (YEP...1/2 price)
Makes a beautiful and affordable mantle or a tabletop display...
Go For It!

Heres those Berry wreaths You KNOW I Luuuuurve!
You could add some Fall picks (just hotglue them in) HOWEVER, I love them just the way they are!
GORGEOUS!

Another cornacoupia...Made up of nothing more than a 1/2 price cornacoupia, a Fall bush 1/2 price and some foam pumpkins and gourds...AGAIN, 1/2 priced...
What can I say...BARGAIN!

THIS, My sweet friends was an $8.99 Fall bush, 1/2 price...so buy 2 for the price of 1 !
Wire cutters and some foam pressed into a fall container of some sort and HELLERRRRR, you have budget friendly Fall decor...For those of you who feel you are Floraly Challanged, just fluff out the flowers and bend and manipulate the wire stems the way you need to..for those of you DARING enough to clip all the stems and freehand a floral..DO IT!

THIS is a floral pick...this one is obviously Fall..then they have Christmas picks...SOOOO UBER EASY to work with!
They usually run about $2.99-$5.99...but get em now and you are bound to get them 1/2 price!!!
YAAAAY!  Enough money saved we can do MORE FALL DECOR!
Well COLOR me HAPPY...More pretties to get to do!

IN LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE with this!  Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside!
Pottery Barn

Love this Look and Yes, please...I want it!  Buuuuuut...Whos gonna carve all those Pumpkins...NOT me!
MAYBE i can get our Texas Tech Red Raider football team to do one a piece..
HA HA!  They need to FOCUS on their Football games...EEEKKK!  Had a ruff start to our season!
We still Love our Red Raiders...
Put your Guns up Raiders!!!  Go Texas Tech...or you may BE carvin pumpkins soon..Tee Hee Hee
southern living

WOWZERS!  I Dont even know what to say about this one!  Waaaaay to detailed for me, but totally GORG!
southern living

Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!
southern living

Awwwww, its a Live Punkin Patch!  ADORABLE!
southern living

So...I know I talked ALOT about Craft stores and 1/2 price...seems CRAZY to be selling Fall 1/2 price already...but Truth be told...as an Interior Designer, Im already into Christmas!  I KNOW, RIGHT?
The 2 weeks before Halloween we are doing Thanksgiving....And 2-3 weeks BEFORE Thanksgiving, we are doing Christmas!
Im about to put up my Christmas Trees ( YEP! That was plural...I have 4 trees)  Its nuts!  Just total Interior Designer OCD!
1 for the living room, 1 for the entry that can be seen from street, 1 in my daughters room and 1 in my sons room...

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Feeling BLUE Today....


Recipe for the Day:

Corn, Mango & Edamame Salad

2 cups frozen shelled edamame
1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels-from 2 large ears
1/2 cups mango cubes-about 1 mango
1 cupchopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped red onion
2 tablesp chopped cilantro
1 tablesp extra virgin olive oil
1 tablesp freshly squeezed lime juice
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Prepare edamame according to package then toss all together in large bowl!
EAT!  This one is SOOOOOO easy and I know this because Ive made it and it was YUMM!

***Check out my other SIMPLE HEALTHY recipes***
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{ Fancy the Blue??? } 


How FUN is this tub?!  Such a twist on the OLD Traditional, claw foot Tub...and on a deck ta boot!  Uuuuuhhhhhhhh...I hope they DON'T live next to TOM.....peeping, that is....Yikers....




Im in LUUUUUUUUUUUURVE with these Bed Nooks!  And the Blue again...love it...




This Blue Kitchen makes me feel like I am in a Beach house....Aaahhh...DREAM  DREAM....




OK...So...I dont "Get" this room...the space is not really defined, a Bedroom?  A Dining room?  A Potting room?  Buuuuuuuuuuuut...I like it.  And a different Shade of blue...LUVIN the Large Letters!




Aaahhhhhhhh!  To wake up to the VIEW....Really...YES, paaaaalease!




Absolutely L-O-V-E this Kitchen Pantry with the Chalkboard...I could write all the Chores for my Husband and kiddos...Like that would really help!  HA!




The polkadot dishes mixed with the stripes...I WANT!




Fun!  Eclectic and SO IN!





 And again...WANT on the dishes!!!  Layering the polkadot and stripes on these solids would be GORGEOUS!!!


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Monday, October 25, 2010

GIVEAWAY TIME !!!

THIS is our GIVEAWAY!!!!!
You do NOT want to miss this one...This is a product I sell in my Store. 
On the left is a SUGAR CANE BODY POLISH-Camille Beckman has taken a great Thought and make it work even BETTER!  You will usually find "SALT SCRUBS"-NOT good, the salt DRIES your skin! The sugar cane exfoliates without drying!
In the middle is a Camille Beckman GLYCERINE THEREPY-AGAIN, she has taken a simple moisturizer and made it BETTER!  HOW?  She simply adds GLYCERINE to a FAINTLY FRAGRANCED Lotion...Let me explain...MOST lotions are VERY fragranced...smell good, but the BAD news is FRAGRANCE is made with ALCOHOL!  That is NOT good...this is why many times you will find yourself having to REapply your lotion over and over and over!
Camille Beckman puts just a touch of frangrance in to make it smell good, then adds GLYCERINE to ALL her products, even the Sugar Cane Body Polish...the Result, your skin WILL feel like SILK!
I PROMISE!  I have been using Camille Beckman products for 16 years and dont use anything else!
This GIVEAWAY, the fragrance is Mango Beach!  YUM!  Its her #3 across most of the Nation!
THIS STUFF ROCKS!  Again....Addicting!
The Pretty glass dispenser can be used as a reed diffuser...OR, I like it as a container for Bubble Bath...Looks so pretty at the Tub area:-)

And this....................................Just some inspiration to use the Above pictured GIVEAWAY!!!



So to get in on the giveaway simply:
*Be a Google Friend Follower of BOTH: This Blog(Elements Interiors) AND ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

GO TO ~TIPTOE BUTTERFLY~ FOR DETAILS TO ENTER GIVEAWAY

Winner Announced Next Wednesday!

On another note....Do you just LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE my NEW site Look?!
I have a precious friend Melanie (Note her web design ad down the page) and we have been working on this over the weekend...NOT Finished, so please be patient.....That is why a few things are missing or out of place...we hope to have it all strightened out in a few days...Thank you Melanie!

Alright Erika!  Lets DO THIS GIVEAWAY!!!
EVERYONE...Have a Blessed day!
xoxokpb 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Test

This is a test.  I hope this new post works and updates in my "new look"!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Its Friday...DIY time!!!

SERIOUSLY???  How simple is that!  If you already have large candleabras...use those....if not, saw some at Big Lots and Hobby Lobby!   Go to the Pumpkin Patch (Or grocery store)  Ours were $3.00 a pumpkin....the leaves FREE from yard!
You Go GIRLS!  You can do it!

HELLERRRRRRR!!!!  A pot  from your kitchen, a $3.00 Pumpkin, a bush of Sunflowers (I would actually get a more FALLISH  bush...like Brick red Mums, or mixture of fall colored flowers or even Sunflowers, I just prefer A deep brick red color....Fall bushes at local Craft store , usually 1/2 price (if not its still not that much$$$$) or Dollar store,  AND, if you dare, some twiggy thingies with berries.
You dont even need a glue gun on this one!  Just clip the flower and leave about a  10" stem so you can secure the flower into the pot!
I have LOOOOTS of pots available in MY KITCHEN, since I dont use them to cook...remember, im workin on that!

LOVE the eggplant color added in...REMEMBER my eggplant colored bows on my entry Fall makeover...
Buy some small REAL pumpkins...NO FOAM ONES!  Foam + Flame = FIRE!  NO BUENO!
Get a wick kit from Craft store...make a small hole in mini pumpkin and secure wick..
VOILA!  A small pumpkin candle! 

How Caaaaaute is this?!  I would buy some fake oranges (Hobby Lobby or Big Lots) and Spice seeds, and some Goop Glue,( its a fast set craft glue) and glue em on...
You might consider Orange headed pins on a different fake fruit, like a Plum...it would pull that needed color in with all the fall Orange, etc...

And THIS!  Greenery with some orange flowers (a bush of this tiny of a flower will cost next to NOTHING)  and YEP, those are spools of twine...craft store or a hardware store (Ace, Lowes, Home Depot).......

YEPPERS!  Previous picture made from this picture...WOWZERS!
These are all EASY DIY projects...I know, because I have done them, and I KNOW that you can do it too!


pics: mine, southern living
AND THIS.......Next weeks GIVEAWAY!!!  YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Me and my sweet friend, Erika, at ~Tiptoe Butterfly~ are pairing up on this one!
This is the MOST AMAZING bath and body product!  I sell it in my store....I have been using it for 16 years, wont use anything else...Its Camille Beckman....It ROCKS!!!
be sure to check back on Monday for the details...
You do NOT want to miss this one!  Promise on the Bible....


OK all my FRIENDS....these are some SUPER SIMPLE , fun DIY projects for your weekend (or whenever you can fit it in)...
Have fun with it...Love you all ! AND:
Have a BLESSED weekend!
xoxoxkpb

Thursday, October 21, 2010

AND the WINNER is..............

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CONGRATS to Karena from "Art by Karena"....
WARNING!!!  This candle is ADDICTIVE! 

I will have it headed your way soon...

Thank you to EVERYONE who participated in the giveaway!!!

I am joining with my sweet Friend, Erika from ~Tiptoe Butterfly~ for another giveaway!!! 
Stay tuned in to our sites to sign up!  The NEW gift...You are gonna WANT IT!

Love to all my friends in blog land for following...see you soon:-)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My Homes Fall Makeover...

My Home...Naked!

Stone columns...The light fixture is BEGGING for company...

Concrete Urns....They are feeling a bit , EMPTY!

My front doors...I LOVE my green berry wreaths! 

LOOOOOVE THEM!

Just some tools you will need...
NOTE:  my glue guns look SHOT, but i have has these forever, they are like a limb on my body (Prob time to get new ones)...I always have 2 on so there is always one ready!  The Green "toothpick" looking things, those are floral picks, you use these to poke into the foan pumpkins(hot glue in) then hot glue the other end into the wreath (or floral arrangment) they are a must!  On the isle with the glue guns and glue sticks...

The flower and Ribbons to add the color desired...Sage green and an Eggplant color are GREAT additions of color...it looks best when you add color to all the Orange, Brick red etc, the EXPECTED colors of Autumn..

The Wreath I have done that needs added color!  Go check your Dollar Stores as they have some wreaths ready to go, you might just need to add touches of color..
Note: buy a vine wreath, a ready made fall garland and simply wire it to the front of the vine wreath :-)

Making the bow for my wreaths...Handmade bows are much prettier than the premade, or ones made on a bow maker...
Im going to show you soon a step by step on how to make a bow!  Stay tuned in to my BLOG!

So, NOTICE, I have left my green berry wreaths and just Layered the Autumn wreath on top..YaaHoo!  get to keep my berry wreaths up AND they add some needed color to the autumn ones...And NOTICE how much better the wreath looks with that rich eggplant color...

Aaaahhhh!   Luuuuurve em!  But entry still looks Naked!

Added these AMAZING corn husks in containers!!!  Im in LOVE with them too!

K!  This was a ready to go wreath (dollar general)...simply layed it on top of the Urn...

Add a LARGE pumpkin (i have shoved some boxes into the urns to lift the pumpkins...VOILA!  Urns, DONE! 

Remember my Lonely Light fixtures...here is its friend...Its actually a Candle Ring im using as a wreath...they are about 1/2 the price of a wreath..

they needed some Sage and Eggplant color too!

FORGOT I had these cute lil lanterns...Wired them right onto the Corn Husks for some needed volume down at the bottom of the Foofy Top of the husks!

SO...NOTICE that the containers I am using are different sizes...Thats TOTALLY fine...we just need to balance the weight Visually...with some placing of pumpkins...
2 pumpkins on the left side with one on the right...thatll do it!

The pumpkin is a GIRL and she wanted a BOW on her head!  She looks better with a bow for some color...her Boyfriend right next to her will NOT be wearing a bow....

OH, and her friend on the other side of the doors, she needed a bow too...needed color!
And, HELLER....we are Done with our Front entry Fall-izing!!!

See how they all visually marry....

Aaahhh...the Ribbon and added color in the wreath...BEAUTIFUL...add and UNEXPECTED color!

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I know thats the first thought that popped into your head, huh?
I am all HOT and Yucky after all that work.....this is my Shower and I am getting IN IT!
Hope you enjoyed making over my Entry of my Home with me....Thanks for checkin it out!
DO ME A FAVOR and please leave a comment...ask any questions...
xoxokpb

Its Gorgeous at night too!

we had a downpouring of rain yesterday...Then God gave us a RAINBOW!  isnt it pretty...And this does NOT do it justice...there were actually 2, this one and the 2nd Bigger...I couldnt get it in the shot...
I HOPE you have enjoyed my entry MAKEOVER!  Let me know if you like and ask my if you have questions!  Love you ALL! xoxokpb

Have a BLESSED day!
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