Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Good Bye House

I thought I should report that we have sold our fixer-upper, and bought a house in a new neighborhood.  The house went through a MASSIVE renovation, turning it from a 1970's Split Level, into a charming Craftsman Cottage.  We LOVED the house by the time we were done with the renovation, and have always loved the neighborhood, so it was definitely a tough decision to sell.  In the end, it just seemed like the right time to make the move.  We have been in the new house a few months, and are working on a lot of projects here too, so as things take shape, I will try to post the progress.  In the mean time, here are some pictures of the Split Level - turned Cottage, right before we said goodbye last fall.


Part One: Exterior and Main Living Areas.

Part Two pictures with bedrooms and baths will follow another day.

Hope you are having a lovely spring!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

School Bells Ring

So because of the way the district planned the calendar this year, our summer really actually is shorter than usual, but honestly, it feels like we didn't have a summer break at all!  I don't even feel out of practice for making lunches, tripping over backpacks, and pushing aside the papers that start piling up on my kitchen counter.

A little first morning hot breakfast!

 And Lucy in spongy rollers....

 It is more quiet during the day, and the past two days I have already found it MUCH easier to get my work done.  So I guess school starting isn't all bad.  My two elementary-ers looked adorable on our walk to the "First Day Flag Ceremony".

  And I am SOOOO proud of Cameron.  He looks great in his new Vice President Sweater.  

I put up a few "Back to School" items on the mantel.  

I am working on a back to school bunting....more on that to come.

Before we know it, Halloween will be here!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

 I just wanted to post a few pictures from Thanksgiving 2012.  We had dinner this year at our house, 
with Bryan's family.  Everyone else brought so much food, I felt like I barely had to cook! 
(We missed you Drews!)


I got the cute FREE Thanksgiving printables from the TomKat Studio.  HERE.

Only one of the guests in the next two pictures was actually asleep.  Can you guess who?

We have so much to be thankful for this year.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

Monday, August 6, 2012


So over the weekend, the hubs and I reached a milestone......

Our TWENTY-YEAR CLASS REUNION!   I can't even believe it.  That number has been hovering in my mind for so long, I don't know what I am going to do now that it has passed.  

Every time I started a new diet I would think "I have to lose this weight...I can't show up at my reunion fat!" or "I better take care of my skin, I don't want to look like an old lady at my 20 year reunion."

And just like that, it came and went.  It was a really fun night, and so great to see all our old friends. 
Especially fun since Bryan and I are from the same class, so we got to attend together.  
(Although truthfully we never even saw each other all night).

I just wish I would have had time to talk to EVERYONE, and that I would have taken more than 3 photos.
Oh well......there is still the FIFTY-YEAR to think about.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Happy July!

Finally a new post.........even if it is simple.  I had a few requests to get rid of the lamp post, so here we are.

Hope you are all having a fantastic summer, and a Happy July!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A New/Old Trellis Style Lamp

Image from Phoebe Howard via DecorPad.

Really great lamps can TOTALLY make a space.  I love the way Phoebe Howard uses lamps in her decor.
  (see image above)

Lamps available from 1st Dibs. here.

The problem with a really great lamp, is that it usually has a great big price tag to go with it.  These cute yellow cut work lamps were several hundred dollars on 1st Dibs.

Lamp available from Phil Michael Trading Co. here.

Image from Phoebe Howard via DecorPad.

The bright green lamp in this Phoebe Howard bedroom is so much fun.

 I was STOKED when I found this vintage lamp at the thrift store a few months ago.   It started out in a brassy gold finish, and I quickly painted it leaf green.  (Like the color in the Phoebe Howard bedroom).  I wasn't thrilled with how the color turned out though, so I re-painted it in an aqua/beach glass color, and I LOVE IT!!!

The trellis cut work detailing is so trendy right now.  The details on this lamp are amazing.

I'm going to list the lamp on Etsy today.  You can find the Etsy listing here.


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