Friday, August 24, 2012

"Emma, mom is painting EVERYTHING!!"

Since painting my kitchen walls I has been in an insane painting mood. I think I am beginning to scare my children because when Evan ran to the kitchen to get a drink and saw painting yet another thing in the house he yelled "Emma, mom is painting everything".

Following my Pinterest inspiration, I painted the legs and ledge on the underside {I have no idea waht that thing is acutually calle} of my kitchen table.

I think it turned out beautiful!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My Kitchen Makeover: Step One

Yay!! I am finally all moved thanks to the help of my friends and family. I felt as if I had hardly anything to move but it took several trips and lots of stairs climbing. Phew! Not looking forward to having to ever do that again.

Now it is on to the fun part...decorating!

We moved into an apartment and they had just redone the kitchen floor and counters and repainted the cabinets. It looked okay but not quit my style or what I was imagining.

My first step is to repaint the walls. I picked new favorite color :)

This is my "before" shot of the kitchen
Just getting underway

I even pulled out the fridge!!

Step one is all finished...walls are painted
My helper, Lucy

Check out my helper sleeping on the job!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lucy Is Ready To Ride

While riding bikes with the kids one day we saw a lady with a tiny white dog like our Lucy riding in a bike basket. Too cute!! I instantly had to have one to include our beloved Lucy in our bike rides.

Unfortunately the basket that she had was purchased online and I am way too impatient to I went searching the local stores and finally decided on a black metal basket. I was hoping for a wicker style one but all the stores seemed to be out...and again, I was too impatient to wait any longer.

The basket I got has a handle and is able to be removed for shopping purposes. I put a small blanket I crocheted in the bottom for Miss Lucy to sit on and I shortened one of my lanyards I already had made to strap her in.

Whala! Lucy is ready to ride :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

My Choosen Therapy

Between all the chaos that is going on right now I am working on knitting a throw blanket.  It started out as a replacement for the crocheted ones that my pup Lucy destroyed :/  But now it is going to be a gift to someone special {they saw me working on it and liked it, and I just can't resist making someone smile}.  The process is SLOW going but it is very relaxing and theraputic for me when I start getting STRESSED. 

My Beach House Inspiration

I wanted to share my inspiration for decorating my new apartment but I lost all my pictures due to a phone mishap :( So I went searching and borrowed some from my sisters face book page,lol!! They are not the best pictures but they will do.

I absolutely love the kitchen!! The turquoise cabinets are amazing. And the orange sherbet/coral walls in the living area is surprisingly cozy.
The Living Room
The Amazing Kitchen

Sunday, August 12, 2012

I have started collecting...vintage dishes

I have fallen in love with these vintage Pyrex dishes!!

I first saw them at the beach house we stayed in on vacation. The kitchen was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen and I trying to recreate it at home...starting with these dishes.

I had forgotten all about them in all the excitement of everyday life, but one day we went to a local flea market and I saw them. Now I have several people searching for them for me :)

I have never been a collector of anything but I am now!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Does this discribe you as much as it does me?!

I came across this image while searching pinterest the other time for probably the 10th time that day :)  I can not seem to get enough of the site!!  Especially now that I am getting ready to move and am in need of some fresh ideas.  I can't wait to share all the great things I have found with you.
I made my own version of these candle holders using clear candle votives {I couldn't find any white ones that I liked}, french vanilla coffee beans, and vanilla scented votives from the dollar store.  I didn't even have to light the candles and my home smelled AWESOME for days!! 

BEWARE:  if you have children, be careful where you put them. I put mine on my coffee table and had to clean up coffee beans several times :)