Thursday, December 29, 2011

100 Follower Givaway!

To celebrate reaching the 100 follower milestone, I'm hosting a givaway! Thank you so much for all of your dedicated support and sweet comments! This giveaway is a good one (I'm tempted to keep these goodies for myself!) One lucky winner will get a Rifle Paper Co. 2012 Fruit calendar, a Rifle Paper Co. Floral Wreath notepad and a set of unused vintage postage stamps to mail four letters from the A Girl in the World Etsy shop.

See below for the giveaway guidelines. Good luck!
 Image from Rifle Paper Co.
 Image from Rifle Paper Co.
Image from A Girl in the World.

Giveaway Guidelines:
- You have 7 days to enter. Winner will be announced on Wed Jan 4, 2012.
- Make 1 comment on this post to enter.
- You must be a follower of A Girl in the World to be eligible, so if you're not a follower yet be sure to sign up!
- Annonymous comments will not be considered. I have to know who you are!
- The winner will be chosen via and announced on Wed Jan 4.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Haven Conference?

Ok, I need some information. Have any of you other bloggers been to the Haven Conference in Atlanta, or know anyone who has been? It's coming up in June 2012, and I'm trying to decide if I should attend. John and Sherry from Young House Love are the keynote speakers, and I'd love to hear their talk...any insight?  

Monday, December 26, 2011

Hope your Christmas was the Best!

I hope that you all had a beautiful Christmas, filled with family, friends, love and laughter. Kane and I were very grateful to host our family in our new home this year!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas Cards!

Thanks for all of the awesome Christmas cards everybody! They're one of my favorite parts of the holidays. I have a lot of friends and family that are easy on the eyes! 

Monday, December 19, 2011

McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Christmas Decorations

Are you all ready for Christmas? My house isn't fully decorated yet, but I did have the honor of installing Christmas decorations for a great Nashville McAlpine Booth & Ferrier client. You can check out the full album on MBF's facebook page. What do you think of the blue, silver and gold color scheme?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I am unbelievably excited about all of my new glitter. It was a total impulse buy because it was on sale, but I don't regret it at all! I think I have enough to last me for the rest of my life. Now, any suggestions of what I should do with it?

Monday, December 12, 2011


I am 99% finished addressing our Christmas cards. Thank goodness! Job well done. Those of you whose addresses I still know who you are. :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Parnassus Books

Image found here.
Nashville has a bookstore other than Barnes & Noble and I'm so excited about it! Author Ann Patchett has opened up an independant shop called Parnassus Books. I visited for the first time about a week ago and haven't been able to stay away!

If you're in the Nashville area be sure to stop in and support this new small business, since great locally owned bookstores are so hard to find!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Architectural Digest AD100

I have to brag today! McAlpine Tankersley (the sister architecture company of McAlpine Booth & Ferrier) is on Architectural Digest's Top 100 list! And McAlpine Booth & Ferrier got a shout out as well! Check it out online here, or in the newest issue of AD.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Stocking Stuffers in the Etsy Shop!

I've posted some great new vintage stamps in the A Girl in the World Etsy shop! Some of them are as inexpensive as $4.10 and would make great stocking stuffers for people who love beautiful paper goods. They can also be fantastic paired with a beautiful set of notecards or return address labels!

Now if only I could get my own holiday shopping started...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas at the Flea Market

There were mountains of awesome vintage Christmas stuff at the Nashville Flea Market this weekend!

And check out all of these plastic Christmas figures! I love it.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New Atlanta Studio!

The new and improved McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Atlanta Studio is up and running. Susan Ferrier has some sweet new digs! A beautiful new home for our awesome company!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Master Bedroom Drapery

After having these Ikea drapery panels and ceiling tracks in my posession for months (literally since August) I finally got them hung today. Thanks to my Mom for hemming them for me this week. Installing the track took longer than expected, hence the really dark night time photos, but I just couldn't wait to show you!

The goal was for our Master Bedroom to be really dark and cozy, with drapery on three walls that envelope the room. Success! I'm so pleased with how it turned out. Check out this post for what our Master Bedroom looked like originally and this in-progress post.
Up next: replacing our $10 Lowes roller shade (which is now a glaring white spot in our charcoal bedroom) with a Roman shade, and painting our window casings to match the walls and new baseboards. I also have plans to either make or buy an upholstered headboard for our bed, and paint some new artwork to hang in front of the drapery walls. But hey, one thing at a time. :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

What's My Name Again?

I was gifted this awesome necklace at the wedding I was in last weekend. I've never had name jewelry before and I am SO excited about it! It's my new favorite piece of jewelry! You know my feelings, but what are your thoughts on name jewelry?

Geneva + Brian 11.11.11

I feel like I've been away from the blog forever! My best friend Geneva got married on Friday night, so I've been in Atlanta performing my matron of honor duties!! The wedding was perfect, and the bride was stunning. Check out the dress! She and her mom made it together - how incredible is that? Congrats to Geneva and Brian. I wish them many years of health and happiness. Cheers! 

Monday, November 7, 2011


I think this is what my heaven looks like. From the new issue of Veranda.