Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Its that time again!

I am SO excited for the fall season. Jump on over to my etsy shop to see whats new! I have created some wonderful pieces that I know yall will LOVE!

Until Next Time,
EllE Trading Co.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Visit My New Blog!

I recently opened my first company, EllE Trading Co. I am excited to be able to share my jewelry designs with the world. My hobby has now turned into a career and I couldnt be more thrilled. I hope you will take a look at my Etsy website

Until next time,

Monday, July 26, 2010

EllE Trading Co.

I am thrilled to announce the opening of my first company Elle Trading Co. I make handmade jewelry all one of a kind! I havent gotten very much put on the website but at least you can see a few of my first pieces. I will be sure to keep everyone posted!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Chanel: Timeless Creations

So as most of you (ok maybe there are only a few of you readers out there) know I have recently attained an obsession with decorating which has now apparently led to fashion as well. Ive looked at every website that remotely relates to "hollywood regency" and "black and white decor". My eyes feel like they are bleeding I have spent so much time staring into pops of color, the french revolution, and Voltaire chairs that I can barely see straight. But beyond that I have thoroughly enjoyed these moments of internal bliss. The only problem is that I couldnt even begin to pay for one of the items I have found to decorate my new home, that I have yet to sign a lease on because I do not make enough money to pay for the lease.... wheww. Anyway back to the point, amist the hours and hours of searching for the perfect items I stumbled upon Chanel and thought that it would be neat to look at their preview for their fall collection. As I viewed the site I explored until I found the section of what would be their "blog" or better yet history and company news. It struck me as I was reading the section that Chanel is a magnificent example of the type of apartment I want. It was amazing to see that Karl and I were on the same page this season, our minds were in sync as we began to design what would be a memorable frame for our future. Anyway maybe more to add later but I had to share what a beautiful brand I have always loved but have now rediscovered. Have a look for yourself and see the beauty in what I have found.

Until Next Time,

In this photo: Karl Lagerfeld and Vanessa Paradis

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

At Home With Elle

I'm super excited about the new move with Bob. We are going to find a great apartment/loft and finally move in together. Okay, so maybe I'm jumping the gun, but interior decorating makes me so excited! Ive already picked the theme, Hollywood Regency, and for Christmas instead of my matching TiffanyandCo. necklace and bracelet, I had Bob buy all of Z Gallerie at Green Hills Mall. Crazy? Maybe, but I cant help myself. The 1930's theme of "Hollywood Regency" is full of damask, pops of bright colors, and push button pillows. So get excited with me to view a lot of great (and not so great) pieces to put into my new home. You can find my new decor at !


Sunday, September 13, 2009

"Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite!"

You may be thinking, "What a beautiful sight!", and it sure is gorgeous but dont let it fool you! This picture was the view from our room at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, NV. Now imagine looking at this view of Vegas then turning around and seeing a beautiful room with gorgeous lighting and a bathroom that is big enough to fit 20 people in it, sounds great right? Sure it is until you get into bed and wake up the next morning with bites the size of a small country all over your body. I knew my skin was sweet but not that sweet! Little did I know bed bugs are a common parasite in Vegas. These five star hotels are being raided by this common bug everyday. I woke up and all of a sudden realized that while I was sleeping I had managed to be bitten a good ten to twelve times and scratched the blood out of myself. Not only was I eaten alive by these varmits but the "venom" was spreading all over my skin. Disgusting? That's a complete understatement for what I experienced. Thankful that I bought extra concealer before I left Nashville, I covered many of the sores and they became barely noticable. Believe me when I say Benadryl is wonderful, but only until it rubs off on your clothes within about five minutes after applying. After a weekend of tiny flesh eating bugs, dancing so hard you sweat off fifteen pounds, three tubes of Benadryl and a hundred degree weather you can say I was excited to get back on the bird to Nashville. If you know me, you know that a little bed bug wont keep me from having the time of my life in Sin City. But the burdon was something I wouldn't ever want to deal with EVER again. So you may ask, "What did the management of Bellagio do for this situation?" ha well let me just say that we will NEVER stay at this hotel again. After keeping us in a line that wrapped all the way around the casino making us stay until an hour before we were supposed to board, the management asked us to leave our luggage and keep it for inspection. Riiigghhtt. Between the four of us we could have paid for the entire hotel with the items we had in our bags, they were not keeping our luggage. They proceeded to tell us that they would call us as soon as the "flesh eater inspectors" arrived later that day. This all took place at around 12 pm and we then arrived in Nashville around 9 pm. That is a good block of time for the hotel to call and they never did. Granted they took all room charges off the credit card but did not comp our room. Needless to say it has been a week and I am starting to see the scars from scratching my skin so hard. Our next trip to Vegas will not include the Bellagio. If you decide to stay there pleeeease bug spray the room and do not take any clothes you dont mind throwing away before you return home.

Keep it real!