Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

We have a fun day planned with friends and my mom is watching baby M. Hope you all have a wonderful New Year!

Happy New Year!


Friday, December 30, 2011

Pretty Little Vignette

Hi all!

I'm taking an unplanned week off and I have to say I'm loving it! My mom is here and we are accomplishing a few things but mostly relaxing and I'm loving all the naps I've taken. Here's a pretty pic I pinned today:

Be back next week if not before. Happy New Year!


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Have a wonderful holiday!


Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Table

Good morning!

I'm here to share my Christmas table. Please keep in mind that we have no dining room table or chairs and that this room is far from finished.

The tables are 2 banquet tables we borrowed so it is quite wide. I made the tablecloths with fabric I purchased and everything else I had on hand. The runner is more fabric I had, the wing backs are borrowed from the living room and the other chairs are from the breakfast nook table.

I took extra tree trimmings to make the centerpiece and added a few fake berries.

I made the wreath around the cake stand like so:

I intertwined burlap into the greenery to tie in the linen napkins and add some texture

2 days till Christmas!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Decor

Good morning!

I'm happy to say I have kept my word and I have pictures of our Christmas decor. Here ya go!

I have some simple decor in a few other rooms but this is the main stuff. I'll share the dining room with you when I photograph our Christmas table.

Have a good day!


Monday, December 19, 2011

Easy Christmas Centerpiece

Good morning!

I wanted to share this easy DIY centerpiece I just whipped up for our breakfast nook table. I had everything on hand so it was free but you could grab the supplies for a bit of nothing.

I got the runner after Christmas at Target last year for around $5 and I had forgotten about it until I found it last night. Score!

I started with a bowl and stuck extra greenery (I ALWAYS get extra when we buy our's free and you can do a lot with it around the house) under 1 apple. I then layered a few more apples and stuck in a few pine cones. I then tweaked it a bit and stuck in a bit more greenery and trimmed some of it back. Done!

Easy Peasy!


Pretty Vignette

Hi all!

Can you believe it's less than a week to Christmas?! I need to get my butt in gear and take some Christmas decor pics for you all to see. TOMORROW. See, now I have to do it or I'll feel guilty. ;)

Here's a pretty pic I'm diggin'. I always love to throw a lamp into a table top vignette. I like that this one doesn't and it yet it seems so cozy and balanced.

Happy Monday!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

My love

My sweet M just turned 6 months and it's pretty unbelievable. Here are a few pictures from an impromptu photo shoot I did this weekend.

I mean seriously, isn't she adorable (says this proud Mama)! I apologize for the lack of design posts lately. I am working on a few things but mostly I'm Christmas shopping and planning Christmas dinner (which started out as 4 adults and jumped to 8 adults and 3 babies/toddlers).

Pics of our Christmas decor coming soon!


Monday, December 12, 2011


Hi all!

I hope you all had a great weekend! Here are a few pretty pictures to look at this Monday morning!

Have a good one!


Friday, December 9, 2011

Bedroom Inspiration

Here is just another image that is making me think we should go dark with our bedroom. We have a dark 4 poster bed and white bedding. I love the matching bed skirt and pillow.

The other inspiration I have found is here. Super pumped to have a low key weekend at home!

Happy Friday!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Good morning!

Are you all getting in the Christmas spirit? I think I have finished decorating. Well, I'm probably not finished but I think I'm ready to drag the bins back down to the basement. I am over half way finished with my shopping, so that is good.

I don't know about you but when I think of Christmas I think of plaid. Here are a few inspiration images that I'm loving:

I am on the lookout for a plaid runner for our table. I'm hosting Christmas dinner and it will be perfect with the tablescape I have planned in my head. :)

Have a good one!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Kitchen Perfection!

One of my good friends pinned this kitchen last week and I clicked through to find all these pics in their yummy goodness. I think this is pretty close to what my dream kitchen would look like if we ever have the budget for it. Here is the kitchen at Life in Grace:

I love the juxtaposition of the chandelier and the industrial pendants!

Love the island with open shelving!

The gray cabinets are the perfect shade and the mix of dishes and pottery a great combo

What do you think? Perfect, right?!


Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Pin-speration

Happy Friday!

The house is decorated and we are off to get our tree tonight! I'm excited to share pictures next week. For those of you still looking for some Christmas inspiration, here you go!

Have a great weekend!


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