Thursday, 28 November 2013
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
I've chosen a few of my recent favorites to share with you here. I must say, my Christmas list is really growing!! Steve, are you reading this?
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Sunday, 24 November 2013
When my friend Bri found out that we were heading to Fargo ND for the weekend, she told me to make sure that I stop in at a little antique shop in Grand Forks on our way, Plain and Fancy Antiques. She said it was amazing, but I had no idea just HOW amazing! They literally had a little bit of everything! A lot of old, a bit of new… some decor, some collectibles… best of all some AMAZING furniture.
Ok, so I took a lot of pictures of the Christmas displays that they had, but I loved how creative they were and how they worked in antiques! Gawd I could have spent hoards of money here! I did take other pictures. Remember I mentioned the amazing furniture?
I was very impressed with Steve's creative side as well! He noticed this little yellow cabinet and right away said…"how cool would this be if you put little hooks inside and hung it on the wall for keys etc." (I think i'm starting to rub off on him)!
Now the next picture is one of my favourites and anyone around that was listening may have thought I was a touch crazy when I saw them… I believe the noises that came out of my mouth were a little…. misleading potentially?? Anywho, after the noises left my mouth, I did manage to tell Steve that when we do move into a house, we will be coming back and buying up each and every one of these bed frames. I have put my foot down.
I'm so glad that we were able to get away for a weekend and free ourselves from much responsibility. I had a great time just the two of us. I wish we could make it a monthly event, but we have to get back to work to pay for everything we bought… bah. I hope your weekend was just as eventful!
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
I think of or see things all the time that I would LOVE to get as a gift for some occassion and then I never remember to write it down and I get stuck when someone asks what I would like for Christmas! Thank goodness for Etsy and "notes" on my phone! I now have a list a mile long of mostly "wants" for Christmas. I thought I would share a few of my most desirable here today incase you need some ideas for your Christmas list!
Sidenote: Yes i'm officially a giant nerd and LOVE the Settlers of Catan game! Don't judge me!
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
I must also mention the beautiful brass lamps… THIS is what I would have LOVED by my bed!! And I believe I officially search for any and all throw pillows from Etsy. There's just such a variety and you can find a pillow somewhere in the Etsy world that will fit in ANY room! I swear!
Monday, 18 November 2013
Friday, 15 November 2013
Rain on a tin roof. I seriously could listen to this constantly. When I was little I had a tape that I played every single night before bed and I called it my "water" tape. I could not sleep without this tape. It was literally the sound of rain and a rushing river. One day, it did that thing where all the "tape" inside let loose and spilled out of the cassette deck and it was ruined...I may or may not have cried. To this day though, that is still my favorite sound... and smell fo that matter!
The best advice I have ever been given:
There's two. I have a very hard time with making decisions, with hurting people's feelings, and making myself feel very guilty. Thus, both of my parent's have given me great pieces of advice that I always come back to... "Take it one step, one day at a time" and "Ask yourself, will it really matter in 5 years?" I often repeat these to myself and it truly does help me relieve some stress in difficult situations.
Thursday, 14 November 2013
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Monday, 11 November 2013
Friday, 8 November 2013
Thursday, 7 November 2013
GEORGE STRAIT WON ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR LAST NIGHT!
Phew, had to get that off my chest! You can all just imagine how excited I was to hear the news!
Now, back to the task at hand. I designed this room on a whim last night. I saw these curtains on the Joss and Main site, and they were so soft and I am LOVING this peachy/coral color lately . I was initially going to design a living room around them, but then all I could pick out were girly girly detailed items. So, girls room it is! I love everything in this room and I could totally see them working alone with more neutral pieces, but together, even though they are all pretty vibrant, they work well to create that perfect, fun, functional, little girl haven!! Did I say little girl? Cause I’d actually move in tomorrow if someone would let me **cough cough Steven cough cough** I think I have said that about almost every room I have designed so far… Steve is in for a LOT of indecision when we buy a house ;)
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
I used this Duke, grey sofa as a settee for a dining set. I paired it with many different metals and wood to make for a beachy feel. The blue rug was put in on a whim… and I think it work! It adds that bold touch of colour that is needed with all the neutral colors and metals.
Now I have likely said this before… but THIS is what I want my living room to look like someday! This is it.. right here. I love everything about this room. I love the vintage mixed with new mixed with a bit of retro. It all works so well together! Don't you think?
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Monday, 4 November 2013
Friday, 1 November 2013
Steve and I had the absolute pleasure of seeing Chris Cornell's acoustic show on Tuesday night. Seriously, this man is a musical genius. And not bad looking either ;) The best part about Chris Cornell? He was real. He acted like a normal human being, not a rock god (even though we all see him that way anyway)! He truly was humble and just.... amazing.
As you can likely already tell... I would HIGHLY recommend seeing his acoustic show if you ever get the chance! If you don't get the chance... download his Songbook LIVE album... it's almost as good ;)