Sunday, December 19, 2010

...the season of giving.

I have the most wonderful women in my life from my own mother to my grandmother to my mother-in-law.  This post is dedicated to them.  My own mother rocks in the kitchen...her cooking is a physical taste of home for me. 
Billie...my mom

I inherited two ideas from the other women in my life.   The Christmas bread idea is from my mother-in-law.  She is so talented and when I tasted this bread I knew I had picked the right man to marry. :)  Though the bread was not my idea,  I can take the credit for the burlap and twine it's wrapped in...but I can't take the credit for the cute Christmas tags I found here. 

Well it is the season of giving ideas right?






Louise...my mother-in-law

Now a special contribution to my wonderful grandmother.  She passed away a couple of weeks ago...and though she had dementia...I knew how much she loved me.  I will treasure my last moment with her holding her hand tightly as she fell asleep.  She had the softest hands and the softest heart.  I bet the reunion on the other side was very sweet.
My grandmother  had a "top secret" fudge recipe....that I actually acquired recently.  I have made this three times and it really has only turned out once.  But I think I have the secret...you have use a gas stove, and you have to speak out loud to my grandmother while stirring it...(there is a lot of stirring). 


Ruby....my grandmother

*Merry Christmas*



Sunday, November 21, 2010

Our New Addition!

So I am a little bit intimidated by our new house.  It's a blank canvas and where do I start?  I know first off we do need some window treatments. The whole "fish bowl" thing is not sittin' well with me.

Master Bathroom


Playroom

Family Room
 




Heart of the Home






Monday, November 15, 2010

What the PENDANT????

We are in the process of moving into our new home....YAY!  I have to admit that hanging something on the wall was heaven for me.  I haven't had my own home for 6 months.   So now we have a few projects that we have to work on.  First my husband found this "great deal" on some speakers for our surround sound.  The price is a number with a couple of 9's at the end.  Hey I really shouldn't complain, I did get the cabinets I wanted.  Something else we have to get is a pair of pendant lights to put above our island.  So if you'd like let me know what ya think...I have to live with these for a long time.

Anthropologie



Lamps Plus





Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Horizontal...the only way to stripe!


This is my little sister Jamie (the one on the right). 
She is talented, beautiful and I love her to pieces.



Remember the crazy
"24-hour" kitchen makeover 
we did at her house?

I am in LOVE with her latest project.

Her half bath before...



..and this is after. 

BEAUTIFUL!

Horizontal stripes...I love this look. It's a small space and I think it makes it feel bigger. She also added a cute bird towel rack and toilet paper holder.

 

Before she painted the stripes, she painted her vanity black and put a blue glass knob on. 

I must say I am a little envious.  I am homeless until November and I am going through decor withdrawals. 

Great Job Jamie!



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Construction Zone: Day 105ish

Pillars and rock still need to be added.
  

Just need to add the plumbing for the pendant lights. 

Pantry

Family Room

Half of the master closet

Master bathroom...(very dusty)


Office

Entry

Thanks for checking out our home. The carpet and a lot of cleaning is really all that is left for the inside.

  We should be in by November.




Monday, September 20, 2010

Because you always need a new pair of sunglasses!

My history with sunglasses isn't so good.  I usually sit on them, or drop them or they become a "prop" for the kids play time. I recently bought 9 pairs of sunglasses for $9.00 from here!  My expectations were pretty low...but I was actually sent glasses that I would wear.  There were two pairs that I will happily give to my girls to play with but over all I was pleased!  The retail value was from $9.00-$25.00...so a dollar a pair isn't bad.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Construction....day 90ish

After the concrete is poured my husband can start the landscaping...yay!


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cabinets and Tile!

I am over the MOON!




 Cabinets in the bathrooms are Vintage Black


The tile color is called "Milk Chocolate"  YUM!

Next up is the granite!