Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

So our first Christmas here was a complete success! Steve and I woke up and opened presents just the two of us, then family started coming by around 2:00. Most of the day we were cooking, opening gifts, and keeping warm.. not because of the fire, but because Florida always decides to have warm Christmases. Anyway, here are some shots taking the day of. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pinterest - .com

Thanks to a friend on facebook, I've stumbled across this amazing site, Pinterest. I'd describe it as online morgue file. Basically anything you find on the internet you find interest in you can "pin it." I've been able to find some great ideas for our house. I've collected a number of images that I can revert back to anytime I want. See my personal profile here.

Here are some images that I've "pinned."

The curtain gave me an idea of how to cover our litter box in the laundry room

Grey is in...


yummy white headboard

this is more of something that is amazing.... do you see the people??

I'm sorry

Hey everyone,
I know we havent been posting as much as before, but it's only because not much has happened. To give you a little something to hold onto, I will be posting pictures of our Christmas decorations, table set up, mini laundry room makeover, and our Christmas presents. Here's wishing everyone a Happy Holiday!!!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Richard Estes an amazing American Painter!

I recently found out about an amazing artist through a friend on facebook. I had to share with my fellow readers. His name is Richard Estes, he's an American painter and his attention to detail, reflection, and color are absolutely amazing.

Monday, November 29, 2010

This Year's Christmas List

Hey everyone! This year I had no trouble coming up with a few nifty items I'd love to open Christmas morning, afternoon & night!!

Here's what I've added:

I asked for several of these amazing door mats. Yes several... I like to change them throughout the year.
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Laurel Doormat
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Raptor Doormat
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Kyra Doormat

Frizz Zero Spray
Frizz Zero Spray
Frizz Zero Cream
Frizz Zero Cream
Chunky Tassel Throw
Platinum Throw
Mercury Birds
Mercury Birds
Electric Wine Opener

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Freedonia Cool Napkin
Victoria's Secret Perfume Gift Set

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Wally Cool Napkin

So there you have it. My 2010 Christmas list! What do you think? Did I inspire you to add something from here to your Christmas list???

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving / Dining Room Reveal!!

First off.. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We are so thankful for everything we have, including our beautiful home that we are having so much fun making our own. This year we are hosting our first Thanksgiving! This was our excuse to complete our dining room.

Well... almost! We still want to paint the entire room in a shade a little lighter than the current color. Also we will be removing the burgundy window treatment and replacing them with patterned curtains that I have yet to pick out. The chandelier was a pain to put up but it was definitely worth it! Each one of those strains was wrapped in plastic and tapped. Below is a picture of me carefully unwrapping them. It took me about an hour and a half! I am still playing with the placement of everything but here is what we have so far.

This is our set up for Thanksgiving.

Our Little Helper

Source List:
Furniture - Ikea
Chandelier - West Elm
Corner Floor Lamp - Ikea
White Plates - Crate & Barrel 
Flowers - Fresh from Publix 
Ona Pitchers - Crate & Barrel
Pumpkins on table - Homegoods
Owl S&P Shakers- Pier One
Table Runner - Pier One
Gravy Boat - Pier One
Napkins - West Elm
Napkin Rings - Crate & Barrel
White Vase on table - Ikea
Leaf Coasters - Crate & Barrel
White Mirror - Homegoods

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dining room Sneak Peak two

My mom and I spent our evening at West Elm. I had a few gift cards for my birthday so I thought I'd use them for things for our dining room. After spending about an hour or so, oooooing and awweeeinnng, I narrowed down my shopping cart to the following things. 

We're still in the process of putting the ikea furniture together so bare with us for pictures of the final reveal. Our goal is to get everything done before thanksgiving - minus painting the room, that will have to wait.

Went with the grey-brown ones

I chose the owl - Gift from mom :) 

You can never have too many vases

Oil & Vinager dispensers - Another gift from mom :)

I hope you guys are enjoying my posts, and anticipating the dining room reveal!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dining Room Sneak Peak.

Hey everyone,
We are in the process of doing our dining room. I won't say redo because technically this is our first! We have narrowed down a color for the walls and have purchased our dining room set and chandelier. I have attached a photo of the chandelier for a teaser ;). Check back for more updates!

Chadelier from West Elm

Monday, November 15, 2010