Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mirror Love - Show and Tell Friday






 

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! 

 

A few weeks ago I sold some things on Craigslist that I no longer have room for in my new place.  After I placed numerous things on there for sale I decided to look around to see what others were selling. I just wanted to look at some pretty things, I had no intention of buying anything. After all, I was selling things because I no longer had enough

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Flowers and a giveaway!




 

Happy Easter everyone!

 

I bought a gorgeous bouquet of blue hydrangeas at the grocery store yesterday. They were such a great deal at only $6.  I put them in some water right away but the next morning they were all wilted except this one stem! Such a disappointment but I'm glad I at least have one to enjoy!




 


I love flowers! I was excited when I received an email from Hoffman Media

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Easter - Show and Tell Friday





 

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday and Happy Easter!  I can't believe how fast this weekend snuck up on me! I thought I decorated for Easter really early this year and now it's already almost here!

 

 



 

I shared my tiered dish with the nests and eggs a few weeks ago but now I've added some small terra cotta pots, which are actually napkin rings that I've had for years.  The bottoms of

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fireplace Inspiration

As part of our kitchen remodel, we decided to change our fireplace in the great room too. 
 I've been dreaming about a fireplace with a wooden mantel & decorative woodwork for a LONG time.
It is done and ready for paint.  I picked out tile today, but it was on backorder, so it might be a few weeks before I post a final picture.  
I have to admit, I was shocked at how beautiful it turned out!  
It's not even painted & it's gorgeous...that's always a good sign!  
Our contractor is AMAZING...I show him a picture & a few days later it's in my house!

Here are a few of the fireplaces, that I found inspiration from...
This mantel is gorgeous!!
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We added planks like this above the mantel...
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I love the herringbone tile...It looks beautiful!
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We are hoping to have the kitchen done in two weeks.  
It's always a rush at the end to get everything finished.  I did shed a few tears on Saturday when they arrived to put in our wood floors.  They started and the wood we had purchased wouldn't connect with our existing wood floors.  Then there was panic that we couldn't match it at all, which would lead to ripping out all of our flooring!  That would be a big expense we weren't planning on. Luckily, they had sent us the wrong flooring!  They only had a few boxes of the flooring we needed on hand, but at least half of the kitchen flooring was able to be installed.  Hopefully, the rest will arrive in the next few days.  I'll admit,  remodeling has been more stressful than I thought it would be, but I know it will all be worth it when it's complete!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A little kitchen Easter decor - Show and Tell Friday!


 




 

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  I haven't shown you my tiny little kitchen in my new apartment yet.  There isn't much to see actually but I have a wrap around counter that overlooks the dining room and living room so I decided to use this area for some Easter d├ęcor.





After finding the old photo that I shared last week of the teacups with the chick under the cloche I decided to

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Easter Decor from the past - Show and Tell Friday




 

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday and Happy April!  I can't believe it's already April but I'm happy winter is over! I'm sure many of you are even happier than me about that! It's been a brutal winter for a lot of you!

 

I decorated for Easter last weekend but I haven't had a chance to take photos yet!  It's been dark and rainy here and my new apartment is dark even on sunny days so the

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Messes EVERYWHERE...

We are in the middle of the "not -so -fun" part of our remodel.
Let's just say, it's a little overwhelming to have clutter & messes everywhere. 
 I don't function too well with clutter.  It drives me crazy!  
We have a fridge in the hallway...
 A microwave on the floor...
 You can grab a snack or bowl of cereal right in the living room...
Our great room is a cluster of furniture in the middle of the room...
 The basement is just plain scary, this is only one side of the mess...
 We have a few plastic walls to try & keep the dust down...
Then I walk into my "new" kitchen & get excited...
I was shocked at how open it feels after they took down the temporary wall. 
 It's messy, but I can finally picture what it's going to look like in the end. 
 I love planning where I'll put the table, pendant lights and a few other decorations.  
We still have a ways to go because we are changing the mantel on the fireplace in the great room and adding new trim around all of the windows.
They are going to be starting on our ceiling tonight.  
You can see a few examples of the ceiling I picked HERE.
These are the pendant lights I picked to go above my island...
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This is the kitchen faucet that we will be installing...
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I never thought I'd say this, but "I can't wait to be able to cook dinner again."