Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Designer inspiration...

I LOVE this blogger and designer...Her name is Michelle and her blog is called Three Men and a Lady . Michelle has some creative designs that she has placed in her home and her DIY tricks are awesome!!! They are also affordable, fun and very creative.

My favorite space in her home is her living room. I LOVE the contrast of the dark paint color against the creme drapes and sofa, such a crisp look. The striped sofa pillows are gorgeous and pop with color against the sofa setting. The mosaic fireplace is complimentary to the wall color and the storage and TV unit are wonderful...what a true entertainment unit should be with pillows and all!

Want to know my favorite items? The DIY ottoman and the black and white photos above the sofa seating GORGEOUS!!!

Take a look at Michelle's blog here. What do you think of the striped walls in the foyer??? I think it is to die for!!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Time to get back to it!!!

Today was the first day that I actually felt like I needed to go for a walk. I think that some if had to do with the fact that one of my high school friends just finished a marathon and she had her daughter in March and she looked fabulous!!! So I decided that it was time to get going since it has been 7 weeks since my little guy entered the world and I honestly do not want to have to buy more clothes in a larger size...every mommies dream right?

So today I took my daughter with me in her Bob stroller and we walked down to the store to pick up some bread, a baguette, bananas and sun chips. We walked a total of mile and a half and it was only about 80 degrees (it will be 102 today).

IT WAS GREAT!!! Karis and I chatted and when she was busy eating her o's, saying "hello" to neighbors or just hanging out, I was able to think...which has not been happening too much lately. I realized that walking will be a great way to just think and figure out what the next step to many of my thoughts should I just have to keep it up!!!

More to come...and maybe a photo later of the two of us on our walk

Friday, July 23, 2010

Oh Wow!!!

Cruising along the internet this afternoon looking for some great ottomans and came across this AMAZING interior to beautiful to not share!

It's from the Traditional Home website and it's all about elegant and GREEN spaces. I LOVE the black lacquered fireplace accent wall, the beautiful deco style fireplace, the seating...I would love that sofa. AND did you see the light fixture? It is made from balsa wood, it's dramatic and SO amazing...what a statement.

So many great elements and a fabulous color scheme! Okay...on to look for ottomans!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Time for an Ottoman...

I purchased a lovely and sophisticated (in my opinion) coffee table and end tables from Crate and Barrel a few years back.

The set is great, modern, dark wood and a shelf for storage...all that I wanted in a coffee table and end tables. And now almost four years later the coffee table is starting to show it's wear now that we have two little ones that use it as a breakfast table for her O's and milk and a storage unit for many children's books, an old recipe bow for crayons and a few of my fleeting design magazines. So where I am going with all of this? I think it is time for an ottoman...something that looks great, easy to wipe down and storage would be a bonus!!!

Pulled a few options...what do you think?

I think I see a theme...rectangular and boxy...which might work until the kiddos decide to stop using our current coffee table as a breakfast bar!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Another Fabulous Weekend...

We had a wonderful weekend...we enjoyed pool play time on the patio making lots of splashes... farmers market where we picked up fresh peppers and squash... family dinners enjoying fresh corn and home grown tomato salad...chubby baby arms and first smiles...another fabulous weekend!