Wednesday, August 13, 2014

stay tuned…

We will return to regularly scheduled programming in a few weeks…

Please check back soon…

Monday, May 12, 2014

metamorphosis has begun…

After a lot of evaluation and thought I’ve decided to rework my dining room into a more functional room…we don’t entertain a lot, and when we do everyone hangs in the kitchen…

I don’t know why it started to bug me that the dining room was not being used…it just didn’t make sense to have a room that served no purpose…except to sit there and look pretty…

So, for a while now I’ve slowly been adding things to make it more office-y…I’ll still have my workspace down in the basement but I’ll use the dining room as a place to pay bills, work on the computer and what not…

And let’s be honest, who doesn’t like to makeover a room for the sake of making over a room??

As a birthday present to myself, I replaced my dining chairs…

I bought these babies for $29 each!!

 

Ghost Side Chair in Transparent Crystal [FH-111-APC-CLR-XX-GG]

They were having a closeout because of manufacturer defect…the defects are nothing obvious…and considering how often I change my mind, the price was right and I can live with a defect…

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Next up…new drapes!  I’m going to try my hand at these…

RIT dyed curtains

Wish me luck…

Sunday, March 16, 2014

week in review…

I made it through an entire week without social media…and it’s my official cheat day…it’s so weird to use Google to find things instead of jumping on Pinterest!!

So here’s my week in pictures…

We got some last minute tickets to the Big 12 tournament,  two rows from the court!!

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I moved a bench from the back yard to the front porch which now requires some pillows…I’ve ordered these samples from Spoonflower…

bouquet navy large on Spoonflower by Katrina

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floral bouquet on black stripe Spoonflower by Katrina

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charcoal dots on Spoonflower by Domesticate

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And I’m rethinking the function of our dining room…I’d like it to serve more of a purpose on a daily basis, kind of a homework/workspace…

I’d love a new sideboard…

Ikea floating sideboard

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and some new chairs…I found these via The Hunted Interior

Ghost Side Chair in Transparent Crystal [FH-111-APC-CLR-GG]

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and the weekend ended with too much wine on Sat. night which equals a lazy day on Sunday…

I did top off the weekend with a little project…

succulents in concrete planter

I pity the poor sap  (aka my oldest son) who has to carry this outside for summer!!

Until next week!!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

40 Days…

The Lenten season is upon us…of course, the usual question is “what are you giving up for Lent”…

I have decided to give up sweets/desserts and, wait for it…social media (YIKES!!)

I will be checking in on Sundays…the official cheat day, Catholics love their loopholes!!

It’s gonna be hard, maybe I’ll get a whole lot done, I will admit, some days I can waste a lot of time checking in on Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest…and sadly my beloved blogs (tear)…

What sacrifices are you giving?  Also, who’s doing something for others during Lent??  I’d love to hear ideas…

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

I am here, I am here, I am here…

I feel like the Who’s in Horton Hears a Who…I’m hoping everyone out there has not abandoned this here ship…

Truth be told, I’ve been struggling a little…and really that’s for another day, another post…

So, don’t break up with me just yet…this old girl is going to get back on course…

For now, here’s a little eye candy that is giving me mucho inspiration for my living room…

Lauren Liess

 

Pure Style Home: Lauren Liess

 

Images via Lauren Liess

Thursday, January 9, 2014

feeling the blue…

 

My client/friend and I had a hard time getting the “ahhhhh” effect we wanted for her master bedroom…

Until, looking through a KC Spaces magazine when I finally found the inspiration picture I’d been looking for…

 David Jimenez

David Jimenez

We had the navy walls, but that’s about as far as we’d gotten…

Still a ways to go, but it’s a good start…

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

the new year…

 

2014 chalkboard

Goals, resolutions…we all have them.  I myself have made the usual, run of the mill goals…save more, spend less…exercise regularly…be more organized…yada, yada, blah, blah, blah…

The one I’m really going to focus on though is to stop being a chicken shit…yes, that’s right…a scaredy cat, chicken shit…I tend to shy away from things because of fear, and that is a quality I dislike about myself…

Also, I’m going to work on my self confidence…I really want to be an interior decorator and I’m about done with my schooling…which is another thing I don’t really talk about for fear of ridicule…you see, I’m doing an online interior design course and I worry people will think it’s cheesy…they don’t, it’s my own hang up and that’s the crap I need to get past…

Maybe it’s the excitement of the new year or the fact that I will be turning 40 in a few months (enter full blown anxiety attack)…or maybe both, but this is the year I’m kicking it in the ass!!

Now who’s with me?!?