Tuesday, June 28, 2011

couple of days off.....

hey everyone!
just letting you know i'll be taking a couple of days off of blogging.....to catch up some stuff around here!  
editing weddings
working on our basement
exercising
yardwork
housework
being a mama....
etc...
etc...
etc...

c ya friday!




(couldn't find an animated "female" photographer!)

Monday, June 27, 2011

housewife on duty!

i've got all kinds of little and big projects that i'm working on at present, and will be sharing in the upcoming couple of weeks.....but after shooting a wedding this past saturday and running around crossing "erands" off my list on sunday.....i'm exhausted.....
and, naturally....
my house looks like a bomb has gone off....so today i'm catching up around here!

ttys


oh and the bachelorette tonight....
they teased us last week with the bentley/ashley reunion!  so frustrating!  but looking forward to tonight to see what kind of ridiculous'ness occurs!




Friday, June 24, 2011

"best of blogland" fridays!

welcome to the 4th installment of:



paper covered books and lots of little diy's = a great shelving makeover


lovely, white, simple beachy deck makeover


nautical mirror  seaside style


glow in the dark drinks!  fun for kids (or for any of us!)  dollar store crafts


cute chair makeover craptastic


tutorial on how to add an aged silver finish to furniture!  impressive transformation!

those were a few highlights i found!
happy weekend!



Thursday, June 23, 2011

one can dream......sigh....

if you like beach homes, chances are you're like me, and dream of living on some tropical, island retreat!  here's some gorgeous, dreamy, "i wish" interior/exteriors!



(my idea of a perfect room.....aaaah!  love!)






(love this room...love the white...love the lighting....love the natural fibers mixed with the more polished!)





images courtesy of coastal living

not bad, right?!  

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

potty training day 1

this post has nothing to do with crafting, diy's, gorgeous rooms, or even the beach....but it's front and center in my life at the moment!  so naturally, i had to share!
today, i'm going to try and begin the messy process of potty training my youngest! 
he just turned two, so it's probably time to start.
i've already introduced the "potty" to him and attempted to get him to do it, here and there....but haven't committed!  so i'm going to do my best to stay committed, stick with it and see how it goes!
unfortunately the parents have to be as involved in the process as the little one, and that requires time, patience and effort.....basically me not being lazy!
so here i go....

(source)


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

2011 summer reading list

a friend of mine, passed this list on, on facebook, and i thought you might like to browse through the great oprah's list as well!

CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED TO OPRAH'S LIST!

and because no post is complete without pictures....
here's some pretty book shots....






happy reading!

Monday, June 20, 2011

the bachelorette!

i'll admit, i'm addicted to this darn show!  every season, whether i love the bachelor or bachelorette, i find myself drawn into the drama and i-can't-look-away!

so how about tonight's preview hey?!!

that darn bentley!
are you kidding me!  i totally understand the producers wanting a mix of normal to crazy in the group, but c'mon....this is a new low, even for this kind of show, in my opinion!
it's painful to watch poor ashley talk about him!
but, will i be glued to the tv tonight, when he apparently will be returning?  oh yes!

will you be watching??  or am i the only sucker for this?




monday nights are just boring when this isn't on!  :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

"best of blogland" fridays!

the 3rd installment of:



a gorgeous patio created by anna-malin, shared on decor8


an adorable, pastel filled, charming kitchen redo!  cappuccino cottage


awesome ottoman makeover!  midwestern sewing girl


cool driftwood mirror!  i'm a sucker for anything driftwood!  the wickerhouse


adorable striped chair!  primp


gorgeous PAPER wreath!  corner house


i want this!!  my fave color and such an awesome transformation!!

those were a few highlights i found....until next time!
happy weekend!












Thursday, June 16, 2011

1 room 2 looks

i've showed off my dining room before....but thought i'd share with you all the latest developments in this room!  first and foremost, i got new dining room chairs!  can't tell you how exciting this is to me!  i've been on the hunt for new ones, for a couple of years now.  i wanted deep, comfy, wide, stylish, simple BUT inexpensive - chairs.  a tall order to fill.  i'd find ones i like but then they were $400 or ones that were the right price, but not super comfy.....so i didn't settle.....just kept hunting.....
and then i came across these ones at target apparel....and only $125, which i think is decent for good chairs.  they're huge, look good and i love 'em!

before, before:

then, a newer before:

and now, with the new chairs!


i decided to add a couple ikea shelves, so i could display photos, and not worry about hanging them.  just laying them against the wall in a layered look....







old aquarium coral....a couple bucks at walmart



create some inexpensive beachy-ness



some pinecones collected on a camping trip in british columbia a few years back....sprayed white as well!



and then.....a 2nd look:
i use this room to meet with clients about their wedding plans, etc.....so i just take down our family pics, and showcase a few fave shots from past weddings and engagement sessions....




only takes a couple of minutes to change out the photos, and the shelving makes it easy to do so!

a room for dining or work!