Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pillows, Flowers & Flops

Hello Friends!
I went shopping and found a few new things.
Join me and I will show you what's new.
Pillows and more pillows.
I found all of these at Kirklands on clearance.
They have the best sales ever.
I decided on a stripe, pattern and a solid.
This is good rule of thumb as long as you stay
in you color family you can mix up designs.
I love the rich colors and the fringe.
A pop of animal print usually works.
They had a floral sale and I found this.
This one is in red and yellow for the guest bath.
I recently joined a flip flop swap over at Kimberly's Korner.
It was so much fun shopping for my partner Beth.
Here's what I received from her.
A floral apron and not one but two pairs
of adorable flip flops. I love it all Beth!
Thank you very much!
Look at the beautiful flower photo card.
That is her photography. It's very pretty.
I can't wait to wear them. Look at that stone heart.
Have a great week!

98 comments:

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Hi Melissa, I love your new blog design...it's so fresh and easy to use. The pillows are really pretty and rich in color and make the couch look more inviting. The flip flops and springy apron are so cute.I had a minute before starting dinner for my family and glad I stopped by. Take care ~Emelia~

Tara G. said...

Love it, Melissa! Now you need to do a post with a photo of you wearing your cute new things!

xinex said...

Very pretty, Melissa. I love Kirkland's too unfortunately, we do not have one here so I can only shop there when I am out of town. I love their garden stuff. Pretty apron and flip flops!...Christine

Samantha said...

I really like the new blog design! It definitely seems to fit your style. :)

I also love the pillows (and the color combinations you chose)! I go crazy over pillows; we have so many of them in our living room and bedrooms.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the new blog design, Melissa! Love those flip flops with the heart rhinestone. I basically live in flip flops during the warmer weather.

April said...

Hi Melissa!
Your new design is so YOU! I really love it! Your pillows are beautiful, as well! I am in complete and utter love with those snazzy flip flops of yours...what a FUN swap that must have been!

Nancy from OHIO said...

Very pretty blog! Love, love, love it! Everything is looking fantabulous! I need to find those heart flip flops! Gorgeous! I don't wear aprons but I am thinkin' I need to make a change to that. There are so many pretty ones on Etsy Shop! Have a great day... it is pouring here and I have to go to the dentist. But that's okay... I only have 2 more weeks of school left! Hee Hee Nancy from OHIO

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

Melissa, I love the new design! Beautiful! Oh, and the pillows are fabulous. I wish I had a Kirklands closer to me. :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl I love the new you and just got your new button for my blog...how fun this looks and girl those heart flip flops are so ME!! ha ha!! loved seeing more of your wonderful home my dear friend...I pray all is well in your world today...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such a pretty new look to your blog! I'm sooo in love with Fleur de Lis, too!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Jenglamgirl said...

Hello Melissa~ first thing first LOVE love the new layout so darling! Header and all. Love the pillows and the darling cute flip flops. I love those guess ones. What a fun swap!!! I will gladly swap out your button. Also, how would you feel about adding one of my two buttons to your blog? I would love and appreciate that if you did. Hope all is well. Hugs, luvs, Jenn

Debbie said...

Loving the new fresh blog design...I also love Kirklands for pillows, they do have great deals. I will grab your new button.

Richella said...

It's beautiful, Melissa! I'm sure you must be very pleased--it's all so pretty, and it's warm and welcoming--just like your home!

Love your new pillows. Isn't it amazing how fresh things can feel just from adding a few new things?

Have a great day!

Beth Eaton said...

Melissa - cute blog design and fantabulous pillows! Anything you have a hand in seems to be beautiful! I'm glad that you like your flip flops! I would love to see a pic with you in the apron! I'm glad you like and I hope you enjoy.

Lisa said...

Melissa,
I love your new look! Very pretty! And you know your pillows are fab. Kirkland's rocks!
PS What a fun swap. You can never have too many flip flops.:)

Ann said...

Love the new look!

Brittany said...

I love your new blog look! And the pillows are all just perfect - I've been really wanting to update my living room pillows, now I know where to go!
I love those flip flops and the apron, too - it's so sweet!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the Guess flip flops! Too cute!

Stacey said...

Your blog is adorable! Your flip flops are adorable! You are doing great. :)

Kimberly said...

I need those flip flops with the bling hearts!! guess is the brand! I have been looking for something like that. I will even pay Beth to get me a pair!! that apron is precious! The link is closed - it ran from 5/3 to 5/10 - now I realize I should have had it run longer so I just emailed Linky and asked how do I extend it! I am going to ask Beth where she got them.

mbkatc230 said...

Love the new blog dress Melissa! It's really nice, and I especially love the tabs at the top. Great finds at Kirklands - they do have great sales. But my favorite thing in this post is that adorable pair of pink plaid flip flops - they are too cute! Hope all is well with you. Kathy

Kathy :) said...

Hi Melissa....
I love your new blog desing...and wow did you score...love those flip flops...that is what i wear all summer...wish it would warm up here in the NE !!!!

All the best,
Kathy :)

Jo said...

I'm lovin your new look ~ what a fun new design. You home always looks so inviting.

What a fuw swap partner and great goodies!

Jo

fiberdoodles said...

Hi Melissa,

Your new blog design looks wonderful! And your new button is just lovely ~ thank you for sharing.

I just adore your pillows! They look very nice on your sofa. You have such a way with cozy little touches :0) have a beautiful day!!

kim said...

Melissa, such pretty pillows. I am addicted to pillows. Love the floral arrangement, too and what cute flip flops. Enjoy those. I live in flip flops.

Trish said...

Those sandals are too cute!

I noticed your blog design right away, then read about it, I love it!

You'd never believe that I just found a Kirklands here by me....I havent had a chance to visit though!

Kimberly said...

Now I love the flip flops you got here! where did you get those? I want those too!

Tracy said...

Love the new blog design Melissa! And the pillows and the cute flip flops...I love it all!!!
Tracy

Valerie @ itsonly100pounds said...

Hi Melissa, The new blog design looks great! Those flip flops are too cute! The pillows and flowers are wonderful!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Cute flipflops. And I just went to Kirkland today...I will be showing what I could not come home without!!

Martina said...

Hi Melissa love the new pillows,I too love shopping in Kirklands and those flip flops are way too CUTE!!

PAT said...

Your new page is wonderful, Melissa.

I love those flip flops.

Kimberly said...

We don't have a Kirklands around here! I looked online but they don't offer shoes online. More home stuff. Oh, well........oh and we don't have Ross either! LOL

Grandma Nina said...

I love your new blog design. Now you've inspired me to want to give mine a facelift.
Also love that apron. Did she make it?
And as always, great decorating ideas.

Cathy said...

Love the new design...sooooo you!

Your pillows and flower arrangement are beautiful...you always find the best goodies!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Patricia said...

Melissa it looks fabulous and I love the pillows and the arrangement too!
Many Blessings
Patricia

Vanessa said...

Lovely Melissa! Hope you're doing just fine! xo Vanessa

Margo said...

I like the new design! What great finds at Kirkland's - my sister-in-law loves that store!

Love the Decor! said...

Very nice new design!! It is so "You"
Love those pillows! You have excellent taste Melisssa!!!! Never been to a kirklands must not be out west yet? Would love to find one though you always seem to find wonderful things there. Hope you have a wonderful week

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Melissa your new pillows are just gorgeous. I love the colors and the patterns. So pretty. The touch of animal print is perfect with them. The floral arrangement is wonderful too. What great flip flops. I think they are so cute. I've been looking for some great ones and these are just perfect. Hope you are having a wonderful week. Love the new header too. Hugs, Marty

Lisa said...

WOW!! Love all your new looks!! The blog!!! ♥♥♥
Your pillows look wonderful and comfy! And awesome flip flops!!! YOu are having a great week!
Hugs, Lisa

Denise said...

Oh Melissa I love your new blog look, just like your home it's beautiful :) I will have to pop along to Kirklands tomorrow, I haven't been in forever and I'm on the hunt for pillows for my sofa! I hope they have some good deals at my store.
I've just updated my healthy blog, I'm happy to say I am doing really well on eating healthy and losing a few pounds, albeit still slowly. I just feel great for eating better and getting out and walking. How are you doing?

Blondie's Journal said...

I love, love, love your new blog design!! It really is YOU and that is all we really want for our blogs, right?

Your new pillows are gorgeous. I have been getting emails from Kirklands (now that I have found one about 45 minutes away {I thought they were only in the South!} and I have read about their great sales. I need to hop in the car and head over when I see one! Love your pretty floral arrangement in the powder room as well!!

I heard about the flip flop party. What a great idea!! Love yours! :-)

xoxo
Jane

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I like it, Melissa, but I used to be on your blog roll and am not anymore. Sigh.

XO,

Sheila

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Your new design is so pretty, I really like it!
~Michelle

Vintage Remixed said...

Hi Melissa,

Love those Guess flip flops. I found them at T.J. MXX and they didn't have my size. :-( Love what you've done with your blog. It has been too since I've been over. Hope you are doing well.

Crystal

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love the design...I have two of the same pillows you bought....

wish I had got in on the flip flop exchange...just bought 10 pair today....That is ALL I wear in the summer. PERIOD

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Melissa, what a beautiful blog design, so pretty & fresh. And I love those flip flops!

Pat said...

Yes, I really like the new blog design. LOVE the flip flops with the heart on them ~ bling is my friend. :-) Of course, your new purchases are lovely...thanks for showing us.

Brightest blessings,
Pat

Bonnie said...

Oh Melissa!! Love those pillows. Maybe I need to head over to my Kirklands and see if they have any on clearance!!!

You bought some great "stuff"!

Audra said...

Love, love, love your new blog design. It is perfectly, fabulously you!

I am in love with your new flip flops. They are a requirement in Arizona! We wear them nearly all year round1 You should treat yourself to a pedicure and wear your flip flops for the world to see.

Melanie said...

I love your new design. It looks great!

Hearts and Roses said...

Bling is always good!

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you Emelia! I always enjoy your kind visits to my blog.

Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Connie said...

Your new blog design is fantastic! Love it!

Cute flip-flop swap too!

Anna said...

Hi Melissa!I love pillows too!In summer,I very often wear flipflops,they are so comfortable!Kisses fro the south of Italy!Anna

Manuela@TPOH said...

Hi Melissa, cute new design!

Love all your new pillows they look great on your sofa! I miss Kirklands (they do have really good sales). Cute flip flops too (what a fun idea for a swap)!

Manuela

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I love the new blog design , the pillows and the flip flops!

Always Nesting said...

I love your comfy cozy family room! Your new bloggy clothes are adorable.

Sherri Blum, CID said...

I love the new blog design! It's so pretty and fresh! Sorry I've been MIA lately...my wedding reception is in less than two weeks and making me crazy! Should be back in commission again soon, my friend! Hope you are well! xoxo

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your pillow look great! I just did a post on animal prints with country French decorating....come visit!
Penny

Reynie said...

Love the new blog design! And I love those flops!!

Traci said...

WOW! You got some great stuff! The new design is really cute too!

9405018--Pat said...

Love your new blog design. The flip flops are cute and yes I love Kirkland....great new pillows...thanks for sharing....Pat H

Sharon said...

Hi Melissa, I love the the new header and your new look, always enjoy my visit with you in your lovely home....Like the flip flops.

Liz said...

WOW! It looks Awesome!!!!! Love it!
She did do a great job... loved your old one too though.:)

Cute Flops. :)
I'll be trading my old button for a new and improved much cuter one!

~Liz

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Melissa,

I love the new fresh look to your blog.
The pillows are lovely that you have shown.
What a fun swap, love your pretty apron and flip flops.

Enjoy the rest of the week
Hugs
Carolyn

Melissa said...

Beautifully done Melissa! You have a real knack for mixing patterns and still making them work. Have you thought about a career in home staging? Girl, you could make a lot of money!

Oh, and the GUESS flip flops are to die for!

Many Blessings,
M.

Summer said...

Hi,
Found your blog through my friend Kim! I just loved the flip flop swap! I had an awesome partner too! Love the bling Guess flops how cute are those!! That card is super cute and her photography is amazing! Your home is just gorg and I love those pillows!!

Glad I found your blog! I am your newest follower
xoxo
Summer :0)

Amy said...

Pretty pillows! It must be pillow season--I just posted about pillows too!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I am so WANTING those flip flops!

I awarded you the "Trendy Blog Award". Please come by and get your button/award.

Kimberly said...

Hi Melissa, thanks for stopping by before. Yes that was an awesome price for the flip flops! I really wish we had one around here! I know you get alot of stuff from there! You can order some stuff online but only certain stuff. Have a good night!

Debbie said...

Hi Melissa, I have a very nice giveaway you may be interested in.....hope when you get a moment you can come check it out.

Julie Harward said...

Hi Melissa...
Thanks for your visit to my blog and kindnes. I love your blog, so full of color. I too love strong colors around me. You have such a cute cat too. Come say hi any time :D

Melody Parris said...

Melissa! Your new design for your beautiful blog is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Your new post gave me great ideas, all your posts do! You have a real eye for colors and patterns; you took some pillows that were pretty on their own and combined them to make a new design. I have a confession to make... I LOVE FLIP FLOPS!!! The ones in your latest post are soooooo cute. And your a great photographer, all your pictures are so clear that the colors and subjects just leap off the screen! Thanks for inspiring me with your decorations and great style. -Melody

Pamela said...

What a fun swap that was! I am soo a flop person!

jenjen said...

Melissa!

Your blog design is so cute. I love it!!! And what fun flip flops. I love the idea of a flip flop swap - so cute!

I hope you are doing well! Have a wonderful weekend!

XOOX
Jen

Liz said...

Hi Melissa!

What a lovely post. Your new blog design is FABULOUS! I love the pillows...they are just what I would have picked out. =) I also like the floral arrangement in the bathroom and the mirror above is just beautiful.

I must tell you...I am "really" loving those flip flops. =)

Have a great weekend! XO ~Liz

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Love the pillows..love the flip flops..and I looooove your new look. Great job! Hope you have a awesome weekend ahead. xoxox Susie

Melissa said...

You're just going to force me to go to Kirkland's, aren't you? :) I have several in my area & haven't been in years. I do believe it's time to go. I ♥ that store, too! :)

Your redecorating (blog) is very pretty! Very sophisticated. Good job! :)

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Your new design is beautiful, your pillows pretty, and your flops fun!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Those are great pillows! I love how you are able to make your home so look so elegant AND bargain shop while you're doing it! I love the flip-flops, too.

BTW, your new blog design looks amazing!

Jane

Donna said...

Beautiful blog design!! Love the warm colors.

Thanks for stopping by my blog - I am so excited about being a grandma. I never got what all the hoopla was about - until now :-). There's only one (that we know about!! ) but more would be WONDERFUL!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Sweet Melissa, I am so behind...please overlook me. Yikes!

Wow, your new blog design is lovely!

You will laugh at this but my hubby always says....your blog friend must be showing something new when we go into Kirklands!

Now, I have to have some of those gorgeous pillows. Soooo pretty.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Barb ♥

The Blonde Duck said...

Love the flip flops!

Sharon said...

Hi Melissa
I would like to thank you for the sweet comment you left.
I love pillows also.
I have a bad back so I can not wear flip flops but I do love them.
I hope to stop by here again.
I love your new header.
Have a great weekend.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Your new blog design is so pretty!! It seems so very YOU! :) Your new pillows are great too, I just love Kirklands, there's always fun things in there! And what a fun idea for a swap...have fun wearing your new flip flops!
Blessings,
Stacey

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Melissa, I love your new blog design!!! It is beautiful! Love how she put your home at the top. Your pillows are so pretty too! Oh and your shoes...too cute!

As you probably can tell, I haven't been around this week at all! We have been planning a trip to Disney World and finally got everything straightend out. Baseball, yard, working, among other things just took this week over. All of a sudden it's Friday!! I can't believe it!

I hope you had a great week! Have a wonderful weekend!! Kristen

Lori said...

Melissa, Just returned from FL and had to check up on you and Chestnut! Love the flip flops, I actually have the plaid ones! Like the new deign of the blog! Gonaa be on as much as I can but have a bust 6 week summer session in school and have flower beds singing my name to be worked up! Kisses to the kitty and have a sweet weekend! Lori

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Melissa, I've heard of alot of couples going to Disney World for their honeymoon. How fun! I have been...but I was only about eight or nine and barely remember it. I've heard it is so much fun and I think Chase will love it! I looked at the Swan and The Dolphin, they both looked really neat! My parents are taking us and decided to stay at the Caribbean Beach Resort. My friend and her family stayed there and really liked it. We are soooo excited!!

I'm glad you haven't forgotten me! I have really been out of touch lately. Talk to you soon, Kristen

Musings Of A Gem said...

Hi Melissa,

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting...I really appreciate it!

Your blog looks great and those cushions look so soft and snuggly : )

Hope to see you all again :D

Gemma X http://musings-of-a-gem.blogspot.com/

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Love your new design! Those pillows are also fantastic!

Lisa said...

Love all your decor! I just can't say it enough...your house is so beautiful! I too love Kirklands. They had a fabulous Friday sale yesterday. Gotta love a sale! Have a nice weekend!

aimee said...

i love all the pillows. what a great place for a little nap.
blessings,
aimee

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Melissa, thanks for checking out my yard! I have had so much fun planting...I still would like to do more landscaping around the patio, but Kevin wants to wait until next year since he just built the garden.

I really enjoy my turtles! They are a little hard to take care of as far as cleaning out the tanks. I would love to have a little waterfall/pond for them! Ha! Kevin thinks I'm crazy! I hope you are having a great day! Looking forward to your post...Kristen

Hildes said...

You have a warm and cozy livingroom. I like you blog.
Hilde

Kimberly said...

Melissa - guess what?? I found those flip flops you got from Beth. The ones with the blingie hearts! I was so happy. Found them today in TJMAXX.

Joy said...

Wow you are doing so excellent with your weight loss. How do you find the will power? Love those dressed up flip flops too!