Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ten things you should know about

1. This is definitely happening this spring...thanks for all your comments/suggestions!!!

2. Did you know Tippi Hedren had a pet lion? Go here and check out all the pics, they're pretty amazing.


3.American Fashion designer Jenni Kayne has an awesome blog, she just featured a profile on Estee Stanley that was gorgeous...check out the article here.

4.This Oly Studio knock off by Z Gallerie is pretty great for $99.95

5.I'm kind of loving  these sconces and I don't know why (we need a new pair in our basement)....are they too 80's??
6. Erin just posted an awesome room tour....go drool!

7.This 36x48 crystal poster is only $50, this etsy shop is the best for huge art prints!

8. I might be DIYing this soon....LOVE!

9.This La Fiorentina look a like is only $10.95 a yard.

10.If you are a foodie this is the BEST blog!!

Happy Hump Day!!!!

PS- If you have young kids this is the funniest blog ever!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Black trim

 Since I'll be painting our living room, dining/kitchen and hallway the same shade of white (still need to get some samples), I'm seriously thinking about painting all the trim/doors/windows black.

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      We unfortunately don't have any crown molding, just baseboards and door/window trim. There is also two sets of built in cabinets that I would probably paint black. One at the end of the hallway (linen storage) and a china cabinet/pantry on the wall leading into the kitchen from the living room.

                                                           Source: via Katie on Pinterest

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For white/ivory rooms it adds so much interest! 

Will it look stupid with no crown molding?


A little freebie...

Love vintage posters?

Check out Free Vintage!

They have a huge library of vintage circus, travel, sports and movie (and much more) posters for free. Download them into a hi-res file and print them at home or take them Staples and have them blown up.

You can't beat free huh!?

Here's some of my favs....have a great weekend!

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Bavarian Forest

I saw this post over at Little Green Notebook this week and have decided our master bedroom must be this color!

Benjamin Moore's Bavarian Forest, thanks Jenny for the inspiration!

Thrifty art

Wow, it's been a LOOOOOOOOONG week. Isaac decided that five am is the time he should get up for the day and it's killing me! Until now he was sleeping all night and getting up at six every morning, both of which I enjoy. (Nothing like getting a work out in and showering before the older boys get out of bed!) Last week he got an ear infection though and it's totally thrown everything off.

It's a good thing he's so cute!

 He usually takes his naps in the swing and gets put to bed in the swing and then moved to our room. Yes, my eight month old is still in my room AND in a baby swing. I said that I would keep him in there as long as he slept well but it looks like that's over. This morning I played mean Mommy; retired the swing and made him nap in his bed (in our room) and cry it out. He did really well, only cried for about 10 minutes and slept for about 40 minutes.

Baby steps people, baby steps.

The hubby has worked a lot this week on top of all that. Yesterday he was off and in the morning I went and ran some errands while he was at home with the boys. I really wish I would've stayed home since he got called in to work at 3 and didn't get home until after we all went to bed last night. We saw each other for about 2 hours yesterday. What a sucky 'day off'! Anyway, while I was out I swung by the thrift store on a whim and found quite the treasure, well I think so at least.

Not the painting of course but the canvas. It's kind of hard to tell but it has a really nice frame.

Sorry for the awful picture it was 6 am and still dark! :) It's HUGE, like 4x4.5, so big that I couldn't fit it in our van. BIG thanks to my Father in law for picking it up for me!!

 Here are the boys with it for scale....

and the best part is that it set me back a whopping $14.95! I'm planning on painting over the canvas and the sides of the frame, which are yellow right now.

Really inspired by these pieces right now.......

Heather Chontos

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Heather Chontos

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Meredith Pardue

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               Willem de Kooning

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Last year I painted over this canvas, inspired by Caroline Wright's work.

I really, really enjoy painting! Such good therapy!! I'm hoping I get to work on it a little this weekend.....after pics soon!