Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Getting my groove back

summer leaves very little free time for creativity…with the kids back in school i think i’m finally settling into a routine…at least that’s what i’m telling myself…

my laundry room has needed a face lift for quite some time…i wanted to go the same color as my kitchen, white because i like the sterile feel, strange i know...but i wanted a little umph in the laundry room…

we have a door that leads to the side yard…i like how jenny painted her interior kitchen door a color

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when you walk into the kitchen you face the door so i figured i couldn’t go wrong with my trusty green…it makes me happy every time i see it…

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love that lucky green!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It’s here!!

the ikea god’s have smiled upon us and delivered a store to good ‘ol Kansas City…

the die hards lined up and braved the rain, some have been camping out for a couple days…I’m giving it a week…large crowds and mob mentality make me a bit nervous…

ikea sure does know how to do a grand opening…

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too bad my fear of being trampled to death is holding me back from this very exciting week…

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