Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Vintage Toys

Baby Coghill's room doesn't really have a set theme, other than colors, but I love all things vintage - so I have collected lots of vintage toys and books for him!  All are from thrift stores or yard sales - meaning they were really cheap, yay!

I think these play in well with the black, white, and bright scheme.  What about you?

oh and to tie in the black and white stuff I got this black and white rug on clearance at Ikea! 
question - what do you call these?! 
found, in box, unused $2 - best find ever? yes! 
a little blurry... but I love lions. 
Daddy isn't a doctor yet, but if this baby is born after February 28th he will be!!! :)
A few of my favorite books so far.  I have quite the collection I've been accumulating.... for years before this baby boy was even though of  :) 

and remember our little radio flyer bike we used in the gender reveal! 

We're even having a vintage toy themed baby shower! I can't wait! 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Monthly maternity photos!

The progression of my pregnancy so far!
Not much of a change yet... but it's definitely coming!

July 5-8 weeks

August 9-13 weeks 

September 14-17 weeks 

October 18-22 weeks 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Yarn Bomb Rocking Chair!

Have you seen yarn bombing? I'm pretty positive if you're been on the internet, ever, you have. 

It's a trend where people wrap or knit yarn around ordinary items like trees, benches, bike racks, whatever! 

Well I decide to yarn bomb my rocking chair!
I got it last summer at a yard sale for $10 and love the color of it so I wasn't ready to fully commit to painting it just yet.... but needed a chair for the nursery.  At some point in my crazy thinking I got the idea to wrap the spindles of the chair with yarn!
I had several bunches of yarn left over from my feeble attempts at crocheting last winter - black, white, green, blue, red, and a coral/orange color.  Luckily all these colors fit perfect with our theme! 

I'm not gonna lie... it was tedious.  I may have watched an entire season of What Not to Wear on Netflix one Saturday working on this.  But the idea is very simple.  You tie yarn to the chair and start wrapping and wrapping and wrapping and wrapping.  And make sure it is TIGHT and that you're constantly pushing it up or down, whichever way you're wrapping, to ensure that there are no gaps. 

I had no rhyme or reason to the amount of each color that I used, I just tried to be random.

and avoid any resemblance to a chevron pattern ;) 

Give me a few months and I'll let you know how durable it is.
But the good news is if I ever get tired of it and want my plain blue chair back I just need a pair of scissors!

linking up with Craft-O-Manic! 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Alphabet Wall Art for Nursery

As promised, I will update more often and keep track the best I can of all the little projects I'm working on for the nursery for Baby Boy Coghill!
The intended "theme" of the room is black-white-and-bright!!

First, I'll share this alphabet art I made over the weekend.  It was super easy to do and took pretty much 0 art skills, promise.
I've seen tons of versions of the alphabet on pinterest and knew I wanted to make my own, and when I found the absolute perfect vinyl letters on clearance at Target I knew it'd make the project so much simpler than painting them by hand.

I started with a large canvas that I literally found in the trash!
My sister was in town visiting and we walked over to a nearby park on a Sunday afternoon, and Monday is garbage day so there was tons of stuff out.  That day I found a suitcase, Christmas ornaments, a large decorative frame, and this barely used canvas!
I figured someday I'd paint over it or find some use for it - canvases this large are not cheap.

Supplies: Canvas, letters, and white paint. 

  I started out with a few coats of white paint over someone else's failed attempt at an art project 

 Cut out each of the letters and decided what type of configuration I wanted.  I ended up putting 6 letters on the second row since F and I are such small letters. 

 Stuck them to the canvas and put it up on the wall to study it.... but it seemed like something was missing.  I didn't originally intend to have it off center (haha. maybe I shouldn't admit to that!) but once I put up the first row it was a little heavy to the left, but whatever, I just went with it figuring I'd find something to fill the space later. 

 I decided it needed some color!  So I found some scraps of paper I had lying around and played off the tribal-ish look of the letters and cut out a bunch of little triangles to get an arrow look. 

Final product!
I'm so happy with how it turned out and since we live in a rental and can't paint the walls the bright white of the canvas really brightens the room up.

I can't wait to have a little one living in this room and to someday teach them their ABCs!!!

linking up with Savvy Southern Style!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

BIG update on life!

It looks like there are going to be LOTS of reasons to start updating this blog more often!!
A baby BOY in fact!

Our announcement pictures for Facebook 

And our gender reveal video :)

Now that we know it's a boy I am overwhelmed with projects and decorating that I want to do!  Yay for an excuse to get out of the "I'm-in-Michigan-doing-gradschool-and-working-full-time-slump" :)

Bring on the COLOR!

Linking up with Savvy Southern Style!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

What I Wear Wednesday

 The Gilded Arrow bracelet from Stella & Dot and
the Around the World watch from Urban Outfitters go together perfectly!
Also wearing my Fiona earrings and Avalon Cresecent necklace.
I'm loving gold so much these days I'm not gonna lie I googled "can I have my wedding set dipped in gold"
husband was not amused....

 Fiona earrings and Palamino necklace.

ok this is a bad picture of what I'm "wearing" but look at my new Ikat bag!
and that shower door.... ick.  It's a rental, that's my defense.

PS! I'm doing a $25 gift card giveaway that you could use towards one of those items! yeeeea

Monday, April 8, 2013

Stella & Dot Gift Card Giveaway!!

Hi friends!
As you know I have recently become a stylist with Stella & Dot.
Want to know why?  Read about it here!
In an effort to spread the word about my new business I've decided to host a giveaway!

Enter for a chance to win a $25 e-gift card to use on anything from Stella & Dot that you want!!
There are many simple and easy ways to enter!!  Please leave a separate comment for each entry!! If you've already liked my page or are already following me on instagram that's awesome, just say so in the comment so I count your entry!!
New to this blogging thing and are unsure how to comment? Comment as an anonymous user and include your name and email address with your entry!
You can enter once or you can enter 6 times, whichever you prefer!

Ways to enter!

1st like my Facebook page!  Stella & Dot with Kelsey (1 entry) 
2nd go to my Stella & Dot boutique and create a wishlist of your favorite items! Tell me your favorite item in your comment! (5 entries!)
3rd follow me on instagram!  Just because I love instagram! haha! @kelseycoghill (1 entry)
4th pin your favorite item from my boutique or website to pinterest!  Comment with the link! (1 entry)
5th share this giveaway with all your frieneds -Facebook, blog, twitter!!  (only once though, k? I know you want to win, but we don't want to be annoying) (1 entry each)
6th - this is the BIG one!  Host a trunk show for you, your family, and friends!!  If you live in Ohio or MI we can do an in-home show and I'll bring all my samples and books and let you have fun trying it all on!  If you live elsewhere I can mail you  some catalogs and we can do an online show!!  Trunk shows stay open online for 3 weeks so you'll have plenty of time to share with your friends!
Love the new bags? You could easily get one for free by hosting a show!  The idea of getting someone to host a show is just another way to get others to help spread the word, you share with your friends & I reward you with even more free accessories!  (10 entries!!)

Here are a few items on MY wishlist!

The Classic Tote
Click the link to see how pretty the inside is too!
The Medina Bib Necklace
Vintage Twist Bracelet

On the Mark Necklace
Odette Mini Hoops
I like these because they look like little ampersands!

Enter now!!
There will only be one winner. 
Sorry family, I can't let you win.   You understand, right?
Contest ends Sunday, April 14th, 2013!
Gift card must be redeemed through my Stella & Dot boutique.
Sorry due to Stella & Dot's shipping policies this contest is open to US residents only. 
Thanks and good luck!!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Seahorse obsessed.

One summer when I was about 8 our family went to the beach. 
My mom found a seahorse in a little tide pool and we tried to keep it alive in our cooler and bring it home!  Unfortunately that didn't work out and the poor little thing died.  (I now never take live things from the ocean, promise!!! not even sanddollars)
Anyway, this spurred my fascination with seahorses.
They are so cool... wouldn't you agree??

Here's a look back at some of my seahorse antics.

Kissing a seahorse at the Ice sculpture show Lee and I froze to death to see :)

Seahorse I drew when we lived in Grenada.... which reminds me I should find this and frame it!
Read about the others in this "collection" here. 

A couple little guys I made also while living in Grenada.
I turned the white one into a necklace and the sea glass one I just have sitting on my dress to admire.
It might be one of my most favorite things I've ever made, read about it here.

 And now thanks to Stella & Dot's Sunset Beach Charm necklace I get to wear another, somewhat upgraded version :)  Love this little guy.

Honestly though, I think I just love anything that has to do with the ocean.
I'm trying my hardest to get back to the sea....

Monday, April 1, 2013

stella & dot style

So.... I just signed up to be a stylist with stella & dot
I'm so excited

I was looking for a way to make a little extra money (medical school is a money pit) and for something I could easily do while continuing to work full time at my current job AND take a full course load in graduate school.  A friend of mine sells Stella & Dot and suggested to me that she thought I'd be good at it.... and here were are!  It was super easy to sign up and I got a ton of new jewelry for my trunk shows!

I'll seriously try not to over-run you with the marketing message, but I'm not lying when I say the stuff is gorgeous.  I love it all!
April 8th S&D introduces a new line of handbags that are so cool!!
They are custom designed by former Coach and Marc Jacobs designers and are the same quality as much more expensive designer bags.
I'm getting mine next week and am so excited, just in time for my birthday!

Here's what I wore for Easter -

I got my dress at Value World for $4 - originally from Old Navy
Palamino Statement Necklace - stella&dot
and ombre fingernails to match my necklace!

Monday - hoping to spur spring along with my purple and turquoise... don't think I succeeded.
Cardigan - Target

I just signed up and got all this jewelry, can you blame me for wearing it all? haha
If you have any questions about stella&dot let me know!

and like my facebook page to stay up to date on all the trends and promotions!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013


I miss this blog so much.
I miss doing fun crafty things.
But you know what I still do everyday?
Get dressed!
I told someone the other day it has become the ONLY source of fun in my life. haha.
sad but true.
For some reason I decided it'd be a good idea to take 4 graduate level courses at once.
But I want to get  done so badly.... and... I mean I have an A in all 4 classes so....yea.

So I've decided to start blogging again on here, even if it's just to share my instagram pics
let me know if you insta too so I can follow you!  It's my addiction.  I'm simple @kelseycoghill

Dress- Target
Tights - K-Mart
Necklace - Thrifted!

 Dress - Target
Tights - Target
Belt - thrifted!
Boots - JC Penny

 $4 LEATHER trench coat!!
thrifted. obviously.

Hair clip - I've had for so long I can't remember
Shirt - Target
Shoes - Old navy
Pants - Forever 21 Thrifted

 Shirt - Ann Taylor Loft - thrifted
Pants - Forever 21 - thrifted (for $1!)
Shoes - Forever 21 - thrifted!

Shirt - no idea - thrifted
Belt - Charlotte Russe - $1.99
Pants - Target
Shoes - thrifted
Earrings - gift

Dress - Target (noticing a trend here?? :)
Sweater Blazer - thrifted! (I need to get a better pic of it)
Tights and Boots - JC Penny
Necklace - Old Navy
Belt - thrifted

my absolute favorite leggings that I've never worn in public - Wet Seal
Mug - Target :)

Ok so blogging friends, please say you'll take me back.
I'll try harder.

I linked up with The Pleated Poppy for the first time in almost a year! 
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