Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Everett: 7 months

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sunday Stroll

My weekly finds of wonderful
decorating inspirations and ideas.

  Since we are in the midst of fall I have been inspired by the great fall colors found in nature. Burnt Orange, Mustard Yellow, and Chocolate Brown.

Southern Living

Apartment therapy

Sarah's House HGTV

Sarah's House HGTV


My loft

Country Living

Country Living

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Stroll

My weekly finds of wonderful decorating inspirations and ideas. Enjoy!

Courtesy of Etsy

Fabulous Burlap pillows


Pottery Barn
Ticking Stripe

Pottery Barn


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Paint Schmaint

   A little less than eight months ago we moved into our first home. Yay! What a thrill to be home owners. Of course me being me, I couldn't wait to get started painting and decorating. I set my sights on our master bedroom. My goal being, make it a relaxing retreat at the end of the day. Something similar to this room designed by interior designer Susanne Kessler for Ballard Designs.
Ballard Designs
   So in my spare time between diaper changes, nap time, and feedings I worked on our room. I decorated, bought bedding, lamps, d.i.y.-ed my first dresser. Then all I needed was paint, the white walls had to go, they were screaming at me I'M BORING!!!! OK, a little dramatic but you get the point the white was not cuttin' it. I went to my local hardware store where I picked up some valspar paint in a shade called Cocoa Creamy. I'm a sucker for paint colors that not only look yummy but sound yummy as well :). After painting 3/4th's of the room the unthinkable happened, I ran out of paint. Hmmm, oops lesson learned one gallon of paint is not enough for 4 walls. So I begrudgingly put my paint brush down and told myself I will come back to this project. Uh, four months later I'm still staring night after night at my bedroom with three walls painted and not well I might add.  After thoroughly being annoyed with my bedroom I drove past my town's only hardware store determined to finish my project only to find to my dismay to it had shut down. NNNNOOOOOOO!!!! Now I will have to live with my unfinished room a little longer, what's a girl to do. My room looks more like this: 


  And the more I look at my half painted room the more I'm rethinking my paint choice. Maybe something a little more dramatic, and a little less safe. Decisions, decisions, decisions. I will hopefully finish this project someday soon, before my son goes off to college. Time will tell, I'll have to keep you posted on the progress.  

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sunday Stroll

 My weekly finds of wonderful decorating inspirations and ideas. ENJOY!
House Beautiful
House Beautiful
Ballard Designs
Ballard Designs
Ballard Designs
Interior Express

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My favorite time of year

When the leafs begin to change and the air gets a little nippy, it marks the beginning of FALL, my favorite time of year. The season is almost upon us and it makes me think of evenings bundled up by the fire, sipping pumpkin spiced lattes, and hunting down the perfect pumpkin. Not to mention, my birthday is smack dab in the midst of fall, how lucky can one girl get!?!

A bit of Heaven in a cup ;)

The hubs and I have started a new tradition, the past couple of years we go mid-October to a few different pumpkin patches. We sip hot cocoa, eat caramel apples, get lost in corn mazes, and pick out a pretty pumpkin. This year I cant wait to share our new tradition with our little pumpkin, baby E.

Baby E (in utero)and I last year at the patch

Deliciousness on a stick!!!

I can't wait for pumpkin patch season, raking up leafs, trick o' treating, carving pumpkins, rain boots, gray skies, mud puddles, and endless amounts of rain. I couldn't be more of a Oregonian if I tried!


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