Friday, April 29, 2011

What I'm loving right now: Texture!

I think texture is one of the most important elements in a room. It can take a space from blah to fab so quickly; from cold to cozy, from stark to lived-in. It's a shame that it is so easily overlooked!

Now, there are the classic standby's like natural fiber rugs (jute, sisal, sea grass,etc.), bamboo roman shades, sheepskin or hide rugs, chunky knit throw blankets and sea grass wallpaper (my fav...I have the Prince's taste on the Pauper's budget!). But how do you keep it updated, fresh and have a little fun at the same time?
Here are some lovely textured objects I've been dreaming of lately.

I love classic sea grass, rush and banana leaf baskets but these Rugby Stripe Bins are great! LOVE the rope handle detail!! These may be the future home of all J and baby P's toys.
How about lighting? These bird cage pendants are gorgeous!

These Agate bookends are so pretty! Little details like this totally make the room.

I recently ordered this Resin Coral tray and it is AMAZING! The detail and weight of this piece are incredible for it's price ($23!!!)

These end tables are beautiful and such a great price, they also come in three colors!!

Love this mirror too, it comes in two sizes/shapes oval or rectangle.

These would be really stunning in a large grouping.....nursery, kids room, home office?

I love the look of coral........
or Sea Sponges on a stack of books.

Most natural textural items are light/neutral colors but for all you color junkies out there, here are some bright textured pieces.

Katie Brown Embroidered Pillow ($5.99!!!)

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House for Sale!!!

This has been such a crazy week! We got the house listed on Tuesday finally and we've had a few showings so far. You can see our listing here.
There are some very exciting things going on and I hope that I can share them with you soon. Until then, please bear with me! I may be MIA for a few days at a time because of showings, kiddo's, life etc.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The look for less:Jonathan Adler Meurice Table Floor Lamp

Like this?

Then you'll LOVE this


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Counter tops and some Easter fun!!!

Our counter tops are FINALLY in!!!!!!! It's been a long road but it has definitely been worth it! If you are curious to see how they turned out check out the newly updated House Tour tab.I will post before and after shots once I track down the before pics! Now that we have all of the work done our house goes on the market later today...wish us luck!

On Friday I filled you in on our crazy weather, I am happy to report it was sunny and warm yesterday! We had a wonderful service at church and got to spend time with our families, doesn't get much better than that! We even got a picture of all 5 of the grandkids', (on The Mans side of the family) which is pretty rare since they range in age from 5 yr. to 10 months.

We had a great day and J got to hunt for Easter eggs at both of his Grandparents houses! He got so much candy that last night The Man and I had to hide it all. Here he is in action.

                                                         Baby P and Auntie Tammy

(These pictures are from my parents house. We didn't have any solo shots of J from my in-laws and didn't want to give his cousins face time on the old blog for their parents and their own privacy. I choose to post pictures of my kids but I wouldn't want to make that decision for someone else....know what I mean??)

The highlight of the day for me was getting to see "Mimi". She is my cousins Grandmother (but has also been such for my brothers and I) and has been in the hospital for some time now with some serious health issues. She was able to leave for the evening and eat dinner with us and it was such a blessing! Here she is with Baby P, who absolutely LOVES her. (So much so that when she was leaving he gave her a big kiss, so sweet!!)

Hope you all had a great Easter!!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Quiet Time

Matthew 28:6 (New International Version)

"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay."

Friday, April 22, 2011


This is what we woke up to this morning

I don't think there will be many Easter egg hunts this year, well maybe not until next weekend. :)

Looks like my boys will be wearing snow boots with their Easter outfits!

We hit yet another snag with our counter tops yesterday. The person who came out to measure for the mitre didn't measure correctly, so now they have to be re-cut (by a different company-thank God!) and won't get installed until Monday.. : (   Actually that face should look more like this one   >: (      This whole experience has been extremely frustrating! At least now I know where NOT to order counter tops from. (They were the only place in town that sold the particular ones we needed, otherwise I would've gone somewhere else.)

However, the bathroom counter top and sink is in and it looks amazing!!! I would post before and after photos, but I still have a ton of touch ups to finish and the before photos are buried in my parents garage at the moment. Soon I promise! I do have pictures of the new living room light fixture though!!
It's SOOOOOO much better than the ceiling fan circa 1993.

Hope you all have a great Easter......minus the snow boots!

*Update-I just checked the forecast and it's supposed to be 55 tomorrow and 60 Easter that is Spring in Montana!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lands End

Lands End has some pretty cool housewares.....who knew right? Well, probably everyone except me.
Anyway, they have a great selection of pillow covers and inserts.

      This 20x20 velvet pillow cover is linen backed and only $11.97!
Love their throw blankets!!

This is my fav.....if I have any family members reading, my birthday is in August!! ; )

They have some beautiful bedding and sheet sets

Gorgeous lamps too!

Hurry up and Wait

I have to apologize for my posts as of late. We have been so busy getting the house ready to sell, I have hardly had time to cook dinner much less type up a blog post! Since we will be listing it this Friday (counter tops have to be installed on Thursday instead of Friday-a happy surprise that bumps up our list date-Yay!) and will no doubt have some serious showings, I can't start ANY new projects! : (

I feel stuck in this holding pattern right now. I have bolts of fabric crammed into a closet upstairs, hundreds of ideas bouncing around in my head, images galore saved on the computer for reference later and tons of furniture just waiting to be shown some TLC. It's driving me crazy not being able to do anything with it! So you guys will just have to bear with me and my DIYless posts for a couple more weeks. But believe me when I say your wait will be worth it!! I have TONS of great stuff for our next house!

On a different note, I am really excited to post the Before and After shots of our Bathroom and Kitchen! Look for them on Friday. I'll have some client sneak peeks coming soon too!
Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fabric Sale!!!

You all have already heard me sing the praises of in this post. Well here is round two! They just reduced a TON of fabrics so now is the time to buy!!
6 yards chenille upholstery fabric-$14.99!!!!!

Maybe you need a neutral? Almost 6 1/2 yards for $15.99! It has great texture too!

5.3 Yards Designer Cabo Upholstery Fabric in Brown for $18.99!

3.3 yards of gorgeousness....$25.49

This Mill Creek outdoor fabric is only $5.48 a yard!

So go forth and buy fabric people!!! And then let me know what you get and where you use it!!

*I just looked out the window, the sun is shining bright and it's snowing! Sideways snowing because it's so windy! Ah Spring in Montana! ;)

Sunday, April 17, 2011


As in a bunch of  different stuff thrown this post.   :)

Friday was such a busy day for me. I went shopping and out to lunch with one of my best friends. We had a great time! We found tons of cute stuff to decorate her nursery for baby boy # 4 who is due in August. I bought these pillowcases at Ross-$3.99 for the pair.

They remind me of these ones from West Elm that are now on sale for $14.99 each
A big thank you to The Man who watched J and baby P while we shopped and lunched (after he worked a 16 hour day on Thursday I might add)!! But while the cat's away the mice will play..........I came home to this.

Such a "Dad thing" to do! Not sure if I can handle this haircut....time will tell I guess.

My best friend from high school and her husband just got back from Africa where they've been since September, so we went to see them Friday afternoon. After 40+ hours of travel they were pretty jet-lagged but The Man and I had so much fun catching up with them. They purchased a 1958 trailer that she will be living in this summer while he is in Alaska and let me just say it is awesome! We brainstormed about wallpaper, flooring, paint, fabrics and lighting. I am so excited to see what she decides to do and I'll definitely post some pictures soon! Until then you should all check out the Old Mac Daddy Luxury Trailer Park. It's located outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Here are just a few of their suites:

You can check out all of their suites here.