Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Check out this sweet onesie (I got two) for the new boys in my life. . . Dillon (nephew) and Luke (good friend's son). My friend Kendra makes them (among lots of other cute things) to raise money for orphans. You should check out her blog here and her etsy shop here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Here's for you Amanda:
off to paint. . . hope you have a great tuesday too!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

our kitchen has multiple personality disorder

I made these curtains last week for the kitchen. They make me happy. Renovating/decorating a house in stages is a funny thing. I might be crazy eclectic and put things together on purpose all the time that don't 'go' . . . but I love the things I put together and that makes them work (I think). However. . . our kitchen. . . with it's powder blue tile and counter top, crazy country knobs on the light oak cabinets. . . combined with the things I actually like. . . looks like a hot mess. Oh well. . . I don't see any point in hanging curtains to MATCH the powder blue travesty just to take them down and throw them out in a year . . . so a crazy kitchen we have. It motivates me to keep working on projects so we will get to the kitchen sooner than later. Off to sand the third bedroom. . . I might even paint it this week!

Notice how bleak and grey it is in all my pictures lately??? It's like that EVERY DAY (not really, I exaggerate. . .a lot . . . there was sun yesterday . . . but it feels like it's grey every day) so I can't get good light to take a good photo. . . soooooo ready for spring. This weekend my mom and brother were supposed to visit. . . but because of an impending snow storm that will hit on their drive home they had to cancel. How about you. . . is this crazy long winter getting to you too?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

i love you

Check out the super sweet banner my friend Amanda sent me. If you can't read it. . .it says i love you. You can also see the origami rose my hubby gave me today. We are actually celebrating v-day on Thursday because we are in the midst of work craziness today, but are looking forward to celebrating love. I hope you had or will  have a chance this week to celebrate love with someone special!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

chair love

Okay. . . if you're one of the friends who have been waiting to see this. . .here it is. My chair choice. I will be getting the rest sometimeish. . . ya know. . . whenever that is :) But in the meantime. . . I love this one I brought home for a test drive. I love marrying the modern lines of the chair with the uber-traditional lines in the table. I love the skinny chrome legs that let you see around the chair and are not bulky and don't block the view of the table Jonathan loves so much. AND it's comfy. . . a Jonathan must. So there it is. My new chair. I hope you like it too.
p.s. the chair is really dark brown. . . not black. just so ya know.

Monday, February 8, 2010

why mondays are the best day for blogging

On Mondays. . . most bloggers blog. It's a sure day. . . it's a rare Monday when I don't get sucked into blogland and just live there for at least an hour. I'm usually tired on Mondays. . . so it's a good day for blogging. And. . if you don't love Design*Sponge . . . you do and just don't know it. . . . their sneak peaks are on Monday. Another reason why Monday is a good day for blogging.

Friday, February 5, 2010

gray skies

So we are getting more snow. Just watched the news. . . it's a true story. I think this weather is depressing. Bahhh . . . I am so ready for spring. . . how about you?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


When we were in Texas we took a trip to Ikea to pick up some things I'd picked out. . . and among them were some new light fixtures. Jonathan picked out the dinning room light. It was a good compromise. . . you can't tell in the picture, but it really looks great in the room . . . pulls together a lot of my eclectic crazy :) I can't wait until I finish a few more things in there and then posting before and after pics. . . so fun. We've come a long way.
Here are the kitchen light(s). Again. . . I think it's hard to tell in pictures how things really look/feel in a room. Jonathan shocked me when he liked these. . . I thought I was going too far for his semi-traditional taste. . . but he likes them!

If you cant remember the before lights/fan from pics. . . trust me, it was bad. Miss-matched and black with gold trim. . . very circa 1982. I like how these feel unified and are just as pretty when not lit up too.