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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 ; )

nursery inspiration boards

6 Mar

Hi All!

Today I’m 14 weeks, woo hoo!

26 more weeks to go, oh lord…

One of the many things I look forward to on this prego journey is finding out the sex of our little beeb.

I’m so impatient!

Especially since it’s holding me back from decorating the nursery.

So while waiting semi-patiently, I decided to create a couple of inspiration boards.

Baby Girl Nursery

Love the soft grays and white, with pops of gold, peach and pink.

Baby Boy

I’m loving these vintage airplanes and the simplicity of this room.

I’m crossing my fingers that in 2 weeks I’ll know which board I’m going with. Yay! Can’t wait!

the bookcase project

11 Nov

So I finally found a bookcase.

As much as I wanted the one from Home Decorators, I just wasn’t going to be ok with spending over $400.

So I was pretty happy when I found this baby for $60 off craigslist.

It’s pretty butt ugly right now so I’m super excited to transform it.

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I have so many great ideas for it.

1. Paint it a bright white. yummy.

2. Add a back and paint it a dark gray or yellow.

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I’m pretty much obsessed with the contrast in the picture above.

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3. Possibly add some detail to the sides. Like these fretwork panels from O’verlays

The bookcase project

greek key bookcase

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Stayed tuned on this one, I’ll be sure to update you guys on the progress.

all pics via pinterest

Pretty Front Doors

25 Apr

I want to paint my front door! Well more like, I want my husband to paint it.

You can’t really tell from the picture but right now it’s just a stained doug fir door and I’m kind of over it.

But first I need to remove the screen, but what do I do during those hot summers. ugh Any ideas??

I’m thinking either yellow, turquoise, or light blue.

Here are some pretty door colors I found

Aren’t they gorgeous!

I want to update our door hardware as well, and add a vintage door knocker.

Maybe like this guy

Exterior Evolution

22 Apr

When we first laid eyes on our little house in 2006, we knew it had huge potential and the best part was it was affordable. I know there are people that like a new remodeled house, but we were not one of them. We love a good challenge and really loved the idea of putting our love, sweat and tears into this house and so we did!!

Sorry for the poor photo, this is the only picture I could find of our house when we moved in. It’s a picture of the CD that we got from our Realtor, unfortunately there were no pictures on the CD, just documents.

Here is the peak above our garage being built, we also upgraded our garage doors and got a new roof.

Oh the joys of having a porta potty in your driveway.

After about a year of living in our little yellow house, we finally painted it! I love the colors we chose, classic gray with a hint of green, bright white trim and a light blue porch.

In 2008 we decided to add 200 square feet to the back of the house, for a master bathroom and larger kitchen.

The addition took over a year to complete! That’s what happens when you do it all yourself at night!

Anyway, here is what our little house looks like now in 2011, we’ve come a long way baby!

TGIF!

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