blank'/>

Thursday, April 16, 2015

our little blessing…

every year on this day i think back to it being one of the scariest day of our lives…

i was 35 weeks with my fourth child…he was our little “surprise” from beginning to end…i went to my usual doctors appt. with my third child in tow…i never took him to any of my appt. but this day it was an early one so it was just easier…at least that’s what i thought…

as my doctor listened to the baby’s heartbeat it slowed…she listened again, and it slowed again…she sent me over to the hospital for a stress test…needless to say i was calmly crapping my pants…

i called the hubby immediately who, thankfully, did not work far from the hospital…i was all hooked up by the time he arrived…the heartbeat slowed again…we were frantically making phone calls to family trying to find someone who could pick up our son…our last ditch effort was to our brother in law, who at the time was not a dad himself and had no experience with children…and since he had been a bachelor for so many years had accumulated quite a collection of toys, but not necessarily to be played with…

as the hubby was delivering him downstairs to my brother in law the baby’s heart rate dropped again…all of a sudden i had a team of doctors and nurses in my room telling me i needed to have the baby…right now!!!  when the hubby came back in the room i was bawling…poor guy didn’t know what the hell he just walked into…

within two hours of having my doctors appt. i was having an emergency c-section…5 weeks early!!!  our little guy was 3# 3 ozs and would spend the next 3 weeks in the NICU…my daughter didn’t understand why he couldn’t come home…we were juggling trips back and forth to the hospital to see him…when he did come home he had a heart monitor for a week…it was rough to say the least…

41609GUS 024

i can’t imagine what our family would be like without him…without his crazy quirkiness…he fills the last empty seat at the dinner table and has definitely filled our lives with laughter, love, hugs and kisses…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE DUCK!

DSC_0199

Friday, March 13, 2015

CHAIRISH…

have you heard of the online site Chairish?? if not, get out from under your rock and check them out immediately…it’s a marketplace for used/vintage furniture, home decor, art, etc…all the good stuff…

i was recently contacted by Chairish to come up with a style board…they provided me with a handful of rugs to base my design around…i've never taken the time to explore their site so this was really fun to see everything that have available...WAY better than KC Craiglist...

voila…

Chairish-for-web    

rug//chairs//art//lamp

local pick-up and shipping available

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

measure twice, cut once…

or if you’re like me, measure multiple times, get really excited and mess it up anyway!!  i finally got around to ordering my rod, brass holders & fabric for my new dining/work space…

unfortunately when the box arrived it look a little short…about 30” short…ugh!!!

i wish i could blame someone else but i can’t…i haven’t brought myself to order a new one

here’s the look i’m going for…

Lucite Drapery Rod Brass Standoffs Lucite Drapery RIngs

via

Thursday, February 5, 2015

february??

was there not a january this year??  i think i missed it…way too busy went way too fast…

the hubby and i have been talking about a big reno of our master bath…eek!   scary and exciting at the same time…our bathroom is gross, like college dorm community shower gross…tiles are literally falling of the walls…

i have been dreaming of a new bathroom for years so i’m really excited to biting this bullet…the super scary part…we’re doing the work ourselves…paint and even tile doesn’t necessarily intimidate me but with this we’re wanting to expand the shower and make the L-shaped vanity into one long one against the wall…

this will entail moving pipes, electrical, walls…if i’m lucky in two years i’ll have some after photos

of course now my love/hate of designing the bathroom will start…i love picking out all the details but i hate to have to commit…

shelves are on the top of my “must have” list…

 Master Bath remodel details: Carrara Marble, Paint Color – SW 7661 Reflection.

via

a frameless shower door is another “must have”…

The New Bathroom: 5 Top Trends: Frameless Showers Move over shower curtains and traditional shower doors: frameless showers are taking over. Once only for the most modern and high end of bathrooms, these sleek features are increasingly commonplace in remodeled masters, no matter what the style or decor.

via

perhaps a seat,  but that might be too cold on the tush…

Great Idea for a shower re-do if you have gold framed showers with outdated fixtures and tiles.  This is luxurious!

via

and lastly, two shower heads…

Bouldin Creek Residence by Silverthorn Contracting and Design along with Restructure Studio

via

basically i want it to have a lot of ooey gooey goodness…

Cottage-y bathroom design

via

Gray + Gold

via

The Doctor's Closet Home Tour photographed by Tracey Ayton A to-die-for master bathroom

via

Friday, January 16, 2015

slow motion…

i wish i could say i hit 2015 at full speed, but honestly the first few weeks of the new year i have felt like i’m still moving at vacation speed…

this is always the time of year where i walk around my home and think, “what can i change today”? 

the first change has been the loveseat has moved out…

016

and these girls have moved in…

010

i found both at estate sales and never really figured out where to put them…i’m not planning on painting them but would like to shine them up…not sure what to use…obviously some upholstery is in order…

haven’t decided if i’ll leave the back cushion on this one or not…

012

i’m also wanting to reupholster my wing backs…so this all leads to what fabric to use…i can pick fabrics for others with no commitment issues whatsoever, another story when it comes to myself…i have so many of “i love this…oh, i love this!”…unfortunately none of the “i love’s” actually coordinate…this may be a long process…

so that has been the goings on in 2015!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

we’re going to have the hap, hap, happiest christmas…

“And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse”-Christmas Vacation

i got an advent calendar this year…the first we’ve ever done…i tried to fill it with things we could do together, emphasizing on “free” things we could do together…it’s really hard to get everyone in the same place at the same time so i wanted to focus on together time…

of course some things were met with good ol’ fashioned christmas bitching and moaning, like “smile at everyone you see today” & “donate 3 toys to charity”…yeah, that went over real well…

but others have been a lot fun and the kids really got into…

005 some of the things we’ve done…

1. paper chains (i love a good paper chain)

2.  paper snowflakes

3.  make wrapping paper (big hit with the 5 year old!)

4.  drink hot chocolate

5.  roast marshmallows

6.  help mom make dinner (everyone gets a turn)

7.  breakfast for dinner

8.  watch a christmas movie

9.  read a christmas story

10.  go out for ice cream

etc,. etc…

what are your advent hits and misses??