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starting fresh

21 Feb

I’m finally sitting down to blog, boy have I been busy!
This little munch keeps me on my toes, especially with her 45 minute naps! During that time I try to cram in a shower and some food, so hopefully you understand why the blog has been so quiet.

For the last month I’ve been slowly changing up things in the living room. I got really sick of the yellow and sold the ottoman and bought the CB2 Peekaboo acrylic coffee table. Once it arrived I was very underwhelmed, I just wasn’t feeling it for the space and I couldn’t help but picture little Zoe bonking into it in the future.

Anyway get ready for picture overload.

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obsessed with my new pillows, the striped is from etsy and the coral fretwork and navy deco are from Caitlin Wilson Textiles

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You might also notice I painted the sunburst mirror gold. Doesn’t it look so much better!? Everything looks better in gold (words I live by).

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I need to have more fresh flowers in my life.

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I had been lusting over this brass tray for a very long time, I don’t know why I waited so long to get it because I think its absolutely stunning.

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I decided to go with a more neutral ottoman this time around, it gives me more room to play with colors.

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Ummm $10.00 ikea pillow. Yes please!

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While at ikea I picked up some Ritva drapes, I love these drapes! Not only are they a great price but I love how the light shines through so beautifully.

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I added grosgrain ribbon, such an easy DIY and so chic.

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can’t forget to give credit to my little stylist for being so patient while mama snapped away.

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PS
my house is never this neat and tidy with ZERO baby toys. I had just gotten the rug and sofa cleaned so it was the perfect opportunity to take some lovely photos for you all. Just thought I’d let you know ; )

we’re over at…

4 Jan

6th Street Design School today!!

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wall of love

31 Dec

Well I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!
We had so much fun celebrating Zoe’s first Christmas! Zoe smiled a lot and mommy cried a lot! I couldn’t believe how emotional I was!

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Daddy took some holiday time off so we’ve gotten a couple projects done around the house, one of them being the new gallery wall.

We needed to make this one a little more baby friendly, the other one was just too low to the ground and the ikea frames were sagging, one of them even fell!

Compared to how long and hard the last one took this one was a breeze! We didn’t really have any layout planned we just started nailing them up!

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I got all the white frames from Home Goods and the gold ones from Aaron Brothers.

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I love that I can keep adding to this one as well, lots of room for our future babies! : )

Hope you all have a wonderful New Years! See you in 2013!!!

oops forgot

10 Dec

there are a couple of new updates to the house that I haven’t shared with you

one being the obvious

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i decided to go with a small tree this year in honor of our little munchkin. this has to be my absolute fave thing about christmas. the smell, the lights, the ornaments!

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we o’verlayed our dresser a couple months back and I keep forgetting to blog about it. anyways I love it.

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finally found the floating shelves I wanted for the guest bath. still need to decorate them more but don’t you just love ’em.

ps
I’m pretty obsessed with this new photo app on my iPhone if you haven’t already definitely download VSCO CAM you’ll love it.

bitter sweet

15 Nov

Well we said so long to the gallery wall in the living room. It was bitter sweet to see it go because it was something I really loved in the space. But the Ikea frames were sagging quite a bit so they had to go, plus they would have gone once Zoe started getting around.

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It’s amazing how much the living room has changed since she’s made her arrival.

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I really hope to get this room back up to my standards. Not sure what exactly I plan to do with the now blank wall we have but I’m thinking another gallery wall and possibly hanging the gold Syroco mirror that used to hang in the hallway.

We also plan to say to say bye bye to the yellow ottoman. It’s great in theory but really hasn’t been holding up well with a baby and two dogs. I can’t imagine what it would look like in a couple years!

So I’m back to the idea of an acrylic coffee table, you might remember I wanted one a couple years back but the husband was anti. Funny how now he’s begging me to buy one! Men are hilarious.

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Anyway I’ll keep you updated on the changes, in other news Zoe’s nursery is over at lilSugar today, so be sure to check it out!

what is yellow and tufted

1 Mar

my new ottoman of course.

picked up this tufted ottoman at Target out of all places, I had been looking for an ottoman to double as a coffee table after I found out I was preggers, so the new little babe wouldn’t have to deal with sharp corners.

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I pretty much love it, just hard to get used to the yellow…and so much of it.

Unfortunately the colors they offer are pretty limited and pretty boring…black, brown, navy, lavender, and tan. WTF?

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Loving the texture of the linen and it’s surprisingly very well made too.

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The husband is very anti ottomans for coffee tables because he can’t eat or set his drink down, but so far he has been ok with using the tray. Crossing my fingers!

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So, what do you think? Do you likey or think it’s way too much yellow?

I’m so torn!! Plus it doesn’t help that I’m a compulsive returner.

zebra love

28 Dec

I’m not one to be all over animal prints. Not sure why, just have never been drawn to them. But when I saw these amazing throw pillows at Zgallerie, I just had to have them.

Unfortunately they only came in a 24” and I needed them smaller, so I went off on a web search rampage and found these exact same ones on Etsy from Pop O’ Color

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I’m fully obsessed, not only are they so well made, the fabric is absolutely gorgeous.

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Oh and here’s an update on the sofa pillows, I went with three 26” and the two zebra 20” and now just want to get lumbar pillow to tie it all together.

It’s beyond comfortable and I’ve had no complaints from the husband which is a major plus!

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Be sure to check out Pop O’ Color if you’re looking for some great designer pillow covers. She literally has over 200 items in her shop right now and also does custom orders!

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