Mad Men Season 6 Returns!

Hi bloggy friends!  Just in time for my serious bout with spring fever, Mad Men is returning.

That means I won’t mind spending a few more cold, winter evenings curled up on my couch watching my all-time favorite show!

If you are a fan like me, this is stellar news.  (Season 5 was a long time in the making… my Mad heart couldn’t take that long of a break again!)  Sunday, April 7th is the date for the two-hour premier… gasp!

Here’s a cast teaser to get you in the mood!

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And for even more fun, create your own Mad Men “avatar” like I did!

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Nicole Richie… best dressed

While I’ve been sucked into another season of The Voice, I have also managed to catch a few of the shows following its Monday and Tuesday night time slots.  And Fashion Star is the object of my affection from 9 – 10pm CST, Tuesday nights.

The primary reason I love this show is because of my love for fashion and my super secret dream to create my own line of…. something.

But the cherry on top is watching Nicole Richie.  She has come a long way from her show… whatever that was with Paris Hilton… and I have to say she’s quite possibly one of the best dressed celebrities.  She’s got fabulous taste and I love the direction that she takes with the designers on the show.

So here’s a little summer inspiration from the bathing beauty herself.

Sun Room, Option #1

I’ve got a space that needs some TLC.  My husband used to work from home and used a very cute room off the back of our living room and adjacent to our kitchen for his office.  It’s not a big room but it’s got french doors and windows on three sides.  We have decided to turn this into a play/TVroom for our children.  Since it’s so close to the kitchen, I have a better vantage point to witness and hopefully stifle any trouble making they are getting into.

Because, it’s a narrow room, just over 7′ wide, I will need some smaller scale pieces.  And because it’s nestled between our kitchen and our living room, I didn’t want to add in another wall color.  I’ve decided that it either needs to be the same color as our kitchen or our living room.  Hence, we have “Option #1” followed tomorrow by “Option #2.”  Take a look….

Sun Room, Option #1

Chesterfield Loveseat, Ikat Medallion upholstery, Ballarddesigns.com $1183

Vetrina 60 inch Media Console, Ballarddesigns.com $599

Raie 3-drawer chest, Pier1.com $199

Serena Table Lamp, Pier1.com $99.99

5x 8 Cottage “Pom Pom” Rug, Rugs-direct.com $495