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The Baby Shower

11 Jul

Hi All!

July 1st was my baby shower, and I wanted to share with you the pretty photos that were taken by the lovely Michele Beckwith

I absolutely loved how everything turned out and I definitely couldn’t have done it without my sister in law and besties!

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My gorgeous besties!

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My beautiful sister in law with her custom onesie for baby girl.

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Seriously obsessed with the cake topper.

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Just some of the amazing ladies that attended the shower.

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My mommy and mommy in law

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Presents for baby girl!

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Oh and not shower related but I love this shot she got of the living room, makes me seriously want the entire house professionally photographed!

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A Vintage Chic Bridal Shower

22 Jul

Remember that Bridal Shower I was freaking out about a couple months ago.

Well…. it was a huge success and I have some pretty pictures for you all.

The Bride Melissa, looking flawless as usual.

Nothing like having your Bridesmaid there to lotion up your legs!

As you all know I have no outdoor furniture. So we combined some outdoor furniture from my mother in laws, a vintage desk from my bestie Allison, and pulled some vintage pieces I had around the house. I loved the feeling it gave to the space.

The Bride had the cutest idea, to hang lingerie on clothes pins across the pergola. It came out so cute!

Funny enough I had this old window lying around the house, and I’m happy to say I put it to good use finally!

Another one of the Bride’s amazing ideas, cupcakes in a jar. They were pure deliciousness.

All photography by our amazing friend Cooper Falk

So there you have it!  A beautiful vintage chic Bridal Shower for my amazing bestie.

Do you have any fun parties coming up at your home?

I’d love to hear how you tackle them, do you hire a caterer or do you slave away in the kitchen like we did?

Backyard Status

27 May

I’m alive!

And yes, we’ve been busy!

Currently our backyard is getting a major overhaul! I seriously can not wait for the final reveal!

On Thursday the husband and I tackled this horrific scene:

Wow this is actually pretty embarrassing, and I can’t believe I’m allowing people to see our neglected backyard. I’ve always been more of an interior girl not so much exterior, as you can see.

I think one of my favorite things to do is throw crap away!

Here’s a nice little after picture, ahhh feels good. But still not done.

Yesterday our amazing landscaper started and it already looks so good without the weeds and some fresh dirt.

BTW, did you notice the posts on the pergola? We finally got them wrapped, so they are much beefier now and have the added detail as oppose to the metal lameness.

Our gorgeous new sprinkler head, our house has never had irrigation so after 5 years of living here I’m pretty damn excited.

Our landscaper was so sweet he even cleaned up the side yard! For FREE! Can’t beat that. Scroll up to see the before picture it was disgustingly bad. Ryan and I are planning to add some bark back here too.

Anyway, that’s the latest on our backyard progress. I really hope to see the sod in by today or tomorrow, so look out for another post to come soon.

Modern Rustic

9 May

Call me crazy but I’m loving this for the backyard, but picture a more rustic table.

I love modern mixed with rustic.

And this is what I hope to accomplish in our backyard.

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Love the two seating areas, along with the fire pit and vines surrounding the pergola.

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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