Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
I have been on the hunt for different wall pieces. I love a good gallery wall as much as the next girl, but I especially love the ones that have more than just prints. The following amazing pieces I have found on Etsy would make a great addition to anyones gallery wall! Damn I cannot wait to have a house to decorate!
Monday, 28 October 2013
Friday, 25 October 2013
After laying the underlay, (properly hehe), we (Steve) laid the rest of the living room and dining room and kitchen in the laminate. It took awhile, as we (and this time I do mean we!!) had to move a lot of the heavier furniture along the way!
There isn't much to tell about this type of flooring. According to Steve, it clicks together fairly easily. The only real issue we had was at the very beggining. Every time he seemed to click and then push a piece in place, it would come apart a touch at the other end. We believe this is simply because there is no real weight to hold the flooring together at the begining. Once we got about halfway through the living room we didn't have much trouble with that any longer. That was the only real issue!
Once we made it to the storage closet in the dining room, we paused for a moment. All that I wanted to do was get the flooring into the closet and keep on moving. So we removed EVERYTHING out of our closet and the mess in the living room just got a lot bigger. It's truly amazing how much stuff you can cram into a rather tiny storage closet!
Once everything was out of the closet, we paused again. The closet was a mess even without all of our "junk" in there. After a bit of back and forth, we finally decided that at the very least it needed a paint job. A little bit more back and forth and I caved and agreed to let Steve rip out the shelves and build new ones. I am glad I did! First though, he ripped out the old ones and then I painted. Then he went to work. I will be the first to admit that they looked about a thousand times better and as Steve put it "you could sleep on these shelves they are so sturdy" (he's handy AND confident)!!
Once we got the shelves installed and the walls painted and the flooring installed in there... oh and the baseboards...
we put everything back in and the living room was looking a little more normal! After that, all that was left was to finish up the dining room and kitchen! I don't know who was more excited to put that last piece in, STeve or myself! Ok, maybe Steve!
Putting that last piece in was a big moment for us. After months of working so hard and having a home in shambles, we were almost there. We could almost put things back together. Actually I believe at this point I was jumping up and down thinking that we COULD put everything back together and then Steve burst my bubble by reminding me that we needed baseboards. CRAP.
Thursday, 24 October 2013
1.Mud On the Tires
2.Outstanding in our Field
4.When I Get Where I'm Goin
7.This is Country Music
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Today I'd rather be anywhere but here... it's gloomy around these parts lately. The days are getting shorter that makes me sleepy. My creative brain escapes me today, so today I'd rather be sitting on a beach, soaking up the sun, relaxing in a hammock, with zero thoughts running through my brain and a Corona in hand. Would anyone like to join me?
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
This tutorial was soooo easy. I literally turned the fabric inside out, pinned the ends together, and sewed a straight line.
This eventually turned into this:
Which turned into this!!
Monday, 21 October 2013
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Ok, now look #2? Completely different. Now let me just say, two nights ago I sat down to write/design this post, and NOTHING was coming to me. I mean nothing. I stared at furniture for over an hour before I simply decided I was not going to produce anything that would live up to my standards. So I closed the computer and went to the couch to watch Castle. Last night? I was on a roll. I mean everything was just falling in my lap. Pieces were coming together rather easily! This is how it happens for me. One day I'll have great ideas and not enough time to bring them to life and then other nights I won't be able to match a sofa and a chair. Just a little insight into my design process! Anyways, this second look, it's a lot more... boho? I'm not really sure what to call it. Definitely more relaxed and almost a 70's feel to it. I would DEFINITELY put this look in my home... I'd likely add a few more bookshelves though... maybe just make it into a library? A girl can dream right?!
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
What I'm Watching: A LOT of Sons Of Anarchy. Have you seen this show? I can't even tell you why it's so addicting, but it is. Maybe it's the hotty bikers? Yes, that's it.
What I'm Loving: Sons? ok ok, I'll stop. I'm love love loving the cooler nights. My sandals are put away and the sweaters and boots are out! I'm ready for you old man winter!
I wish I could afford: Everything I have "loved" on Etsy. There are some talented people out there, and I have been finding so many things that I love and I wish I could just buy it all. I'm going to have to teach Steve how etsy works so that he knows where to find my Xmas present this year ;)
My Best Purchase Lately: I went to Value Village the other day with my cousin to get her a halloween costume, and I just thought I would take a peak in the old man sweater section. Low and behold I found a navy cable knit sweater for $5.99. I wore it all weekend. I will probably wear it every evening this week. Who would give that away? I'm gonna have to stop by Value Village more often!
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Monday, 14 October 2013
Friday, 11 October 2013
1. Dixie Chicks - Wide Open Spaces
2. Deana Carter - Did I Shave my Legs for This?
3. Mariah Carey - Daydream
4. Alison Krauss - Now that I've Found You
5. Shania Twain - The Woman in Me
6. Chris Cagle - Back in the Saddle
7. David Nail - The Sound of a Million Dreams
8. Pistol Annies - Hell on Heels
9. Dustin Lynch - Dustin Lynch
10. Randy Houser - Anything Goes
11. Little Big Town - The Road to Here
Now don't let this list fool you... George isn't on here, but for good reason. I can't pick just one of his albums to listen to front to back!!!!
Thursday, 10 October 2013
What i'm reading: I'm finishing up "Another Piece of my Heart" by Jane Green, and will soon be starting "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho.
I want to try: I'd love to try my hand at this recipe...but I'm afraid I might eat them all at once :)
I'm dreaming of visiting: I have read numerous blog posts about this hotel in Palm Springs. I'd love to stay there for even one night.. maybe next time we head to Phoenix we'll pop on over to Palm Springs!
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
We went about laying the underlay and it must be taped down. Now the long south wall that we started on is not exactly straight...it bows slightly in the middle... which you would never know unless you were laying flooring, or underlay! Now trying to lay the underlay in one long strip was making Steve VERY frustrated. Along comes Kaleigh... "what if we cut the strip into a few pieces?" Steve was hesitant... and I understand that since I am the cleaner/decorator/painter/finisher. After much swearing and well... more swearing, he listened... and I will say that I was right... I swear I'll only say it once! But I will also show a photo to just reiterate ;)
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Is it bad that I'd like to redo our master bedroom already to look like this?? Hmmmm I need a house with more than one bedroom!!
Monday, 7 October 2013
Friday, 4 October 2013
Now, enjoy these beautiful wallpaper samples from Etsy.... I know I can hardly believe it either!