It was so fun to sit around and dream with my kids on what we would do with all the money if we were to win the Powerball Lottery. When I came by this home, this was it, this would have been my purchase for a cool 70 million dollars, along with my childrens robot and limo rides to school (Ha)! I had to share this beautiful oasis! Can I find just a small slice of this in Seattle.....
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Its been awhile since I posted. Finally the kiddos are in school and settled and I am back to my projects. I am picking a new color for my living room re-Design. White walls have been something I have always wanted to try. They are an easy, inexpensive way to create a chic space. White walls can make a room look cold and stark especially here in Seattle. I want to make sure when decorating to add some warmth. This can be achieved adding texture such as a cozy throw, a soft or Sea grass rug (as above), velvet panels or pillows and warm woods. Also, adding a pop of color helps too!
Photos: Elle Decor, Home and Family.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Images: House Beatuful, Pinterest, Daun Curry
Monday, August 27, 2012
So I know its been a few days since I have posted. I have been busy with getting the kiddos ready for school and wrapping up my bachelor pad Re-Design project. Since I will have more time on my hands, its the perfect timing for me to start re-designing my own living room. Here are a couple of living rooms I pinned on Pinterest that I LOVE. Great inspiration! I also started a Olioboard as well. (Below)
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
I know its been a couple weeks since I last posted. It's been a very busy summer around here! Anyway, we just got back into town and I went to this fabulous Magnolia Housewives Party. They were serving some great cocktails all made with locally crafted spirits called Ebb and Flow, distilled right here in Seattle by Sound Spirits, located right here in own neighborhood. I tried their Vodka and "Vow of Silence Herbal Liqueur" truly soo smooth. They make craft spirits one batch at a time and offer vodka, two types of gins and liqueurs as well. You can swing by the tasting room located at 1630 15th Ave W. or go to the link for more info: http://www.drinksoundspirits.com/
|Love the bottles|
|The Vow of Silence Cocktail|
Monday, July 16, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
I just started working on my outdoor table centerpiece. I decided on using succulents. I have been noticing all the gorgeous arrangements lately in stores and magazines. Succulents are great for those of us that are lacking a green thumb. They do well outdoors in Seattle in the summer and can be brought indoors when the temperature drops. They can be displayed year around and have lots of form, texture, and color. They need to be planted in a well drained container and keep their roots more dry than wet. I will post my arrangement later in the week but here is some great ideas!
|project where they are built into a table|
|used in a wreath|
|love the contrast with the mercury glass|
|love the textures|
|beautiful with the white|
|perfect indoor arrangement|
photo credits: casa sugar, sunset, decorista
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
I was looking for some fun ideas to bring to a BBQ on the Fourth of July. I came across this cute simple idea. The link is below:
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Chalk Board paint is easy, fun and practical. Perfect for a DIY project. It is such an easy way to make many surfaces into a slate. It comes in many colors as well. You can go to your local hardware store and usually find chalkboard paint as well as Benjamin Moore and Home Depot. Here are a few projects, including my own DIY chalk board project I did, that we keep in the kitchen area.
|Use in your office and make a calender|
|Paint a dresser in a childs room|
|Paint a dining room table for fun|
|Paint a platter|
|Small platter used for a menu|
|Black at Benjamin Moore|
|Available at Home Depot in 12 Colors|
|My own DIY project. Using a old mirror frame and painting the back board.|
Friday, June 22, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
We picked the paint color and had it painted. We also picked the carpet and had it installed. Yea! Last weekend we went shopping for a sectional and accessories at Crate and Barrel. Here are some pics of some of the items we picked out!
We went with Forte Abbey Gray by Ralph Lauren, the one on the right. Gorgeous color!
|Crate and Barrel mirrors for dining room|
|Crate and Barrel mirrors for entry|
|Great side table|
So the sectional still needs to be picked. We are looking a getting window coverings as well. We are getting closer and closer to the reveal......
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
Last night I hosted book club. I wanted a a beachy southern dinner to go with the theme of the book we read. Frogmore Stew was mentioned in the book, so I found this great recipe on allrecipe.com. The link is below. It was super easy, feeds a crowd and was delicious. I highly recommend this dish!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
So one down one to go. My older son's last day of school was yesterday! One more week for number two. I am so looking forward to our lazy summer days ahead. I have to say I won't miss the hurried mornings. I cant wait to relax and drink my coffee in the mornings, go to the pool, drink lemonade, and have BBQ's ! Are you looking forward to summer and how do you spend it?
Friday, June 8, 2012
This drink seems yummy and I am putting it on my list to try! There is also a recipe for a pitcher, so you can make it for a BBQ! Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
|Urban Outfitters, My favorite!|
|Throw over a bathing suit|
|Dress by Isabel Marant|
|J Crew with neon|
|Best with large jeweled necklace|
|Blake Lively pairs it with a sequined skirt|