Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Den Makeover: The Couch

Whew... this post has been a long time coming...

When we purchased our house we knew almost immediately the sectional from our previous home would not work in here.

We made it work from July until one glorious day back in November. 
I had been eyeing this couch for months and months in the Pottery Barn Catalog. 

The Carslisle
not skirted, not chenille, and only linen if it was extra soft... 
Then we thought we would order it if  I could find the perfect fabric.... 
Then the 2,000.00 sticker to have it custom upholstered held me up... 

Ugh, alas....
Until one glorious friday morning.
I was perusing our local Pottery Barn Outlet.

There she was.... in all her splendor. 
Not in the ideal fabric but the price was RIGHT yall..
SOO RIGHT.
Called hubby and he wanted to see it, sit on it... I rounded the corner in the store while we talked and I saw the red sign. 
"THE" Red sign.

All upholstry an additional 20% off.

I seriously squealed. Then... while waiting on him to allow me to pull the trigger... I opened my email.
To a glorious 10% off your purchase in store or online, catalog, or outlet.
NO WAY!!!!

So put it on hold to pick up after dinner. 
On the way to the outlet I did this....


I was so mad. 
I kenw it was totalled but I did NOT want this to prevent me from getting the couch!!!

My very sweet friend Lauren picked me up first thing the next morning and we were there waiting as they opened!

Elated yall. 
This was the first iphone picture with the couch in. 

Trying to decide which panel we liked better.

Ended up being neither! 

Next up is paint, accessories and furniture layout!


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Coastal Bathroom Backsplash


Okay so Oyster mirror complete almost complete after attaching the final 2 shells.

So next up was adding a small backsplash.

We knew we wanted something the size of a standard vanity, (this one will soon be replaced) and something that will match the tile we have selected for the shower.

Then we discovered this awesomeness at Lowes!





Yall... they are peel and stick mats... and they are LEGIT!

They were a breeze to install for such a tiny project as this and look great!

Next up is upgrading the electrical outlet to gfi, then the hunt for a vanity begins....

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Twenty Eight

I wish I had more insightful things to say about what I have planned for 28.

(image courtesy of pinterest)

I would like to think this is the year I get me back.

Exercise.

Mind.

Health.

Home.


A little at a time we have continued to simplify the clutter and "noise" in our home.

There is still alot to be done and more ground to cover than I anticipated but I am glad we are moving in the right direction.

Living more intentionally.

And investing in those around us who take the time to also invest in us.

I made a resolution to whenever someone is on my mind to text that person. 

I am so glad I have!
Dear friendships have picked up right where they were left off, ones I didn't realize how much I missed until now and I could not be more thankful to have these awesome friends beside us, just doing life!

So, twenty eight.... her is to making the end of the 20's all you hoped it would be.

Making up for lost time... and truly living each day to the fullest.

Yesterday was me day... I spent it making shorts, and monogramming, and stopping to change barbie's clothes, eat a cupcake with friends, change diapers, let the dogs in and out, wait for the mail, and do some laundry.

Pretty mundane, but quite honestly... I was with my family and living the life I only dreamed of a few short years ago. 
That to me makes it pretty awesome!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Coastal Bathroom Progress

Remember back at Thanksgiving when my husband took me down to Bayou La Batre' to collect oyster shells. 

Well I have quite a few projects planned for these shells so stay tuned!! 
One incredibly heavy storage container FULL of shells= LOTS of projects.

The mirror in the kids bathroom desperattely needs some sprucing.


The oyster shells were bleached and sundried for 2 days.


I had so much fun sorting through the various sizes of the shells to figure out what would work.

To attach the shells we used clear drying, all purpose construction adhesive



Took maybe an hour to select the proper shells and attach them to the mirror.




here you can see the adhesive underneath and I knew it was dry once clear.




I am going to go back and attach a small rope to the inside rim of the mirror to finish it off. 


Took about 5 days for all of the adhesive to fully cure. 
Then two of the shells werent attached well, so I had to take it back down and reattach.



Friday, March 14, 2014

Potty training....

sooo potty training was a NIGHTMARE with our daughter. LIKE i cried every day nightmare. 

i have asked every walking sole i have met what their tips are and naked seems to be the way to go...

we have been unofficially potty training since november. some days we do great... others not so much. 

but... he is pretty much hilarious while "trying"


he will kill me for sharing these when he is older. hahaha.

any pointers?

Friday, March 7, 2014

Modeling: The Travelin' Trunk

Recently The Travelin' Trunk was look for girls in sissy's size to model for their spring line. 

We were delighted to jump at the opportunity so we packed up and chance had it... the shoot was 4 streets over from our house. 

Here are the shots they used for the spring line.


And as a "thank you for modeling" we were able to pick out one outfit.

Here is the back of the one we chose. 
LOVE it and can't wait for it to come in!

Monday, March 3, 2014

A Room for Two: Client Edition

Wanted to share the progress in a little girls room I have been working on! 

And on this one I think we will reveal the sources. 

You won't believe me if I don't! The budget for this room is reasonable. It's what a lot of people really want to spend on a room and don't know how to get a whole room for this price! 

Here is the before:



After figuring out the needs of this room we decided to move sister in here! Mom found the main fabric and we have had a blast piecing this room together. We did Not do a style board for the main reason being the budget. If we found something that could work and it fit the bill we went for it!

Here is where we are right now. We still have a few finishing touches but it is coming together beautifully! 
The pink swatch is going to be our euro shams! Hope to get those made before spring break! 

Can't wait to have this room completed!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Actually seeing progress...

You see this??
And this? 
And this guy? 
Well... We are 9 outlets short of switching out every single electrical port in the downstairs of our home! Swapping electrical and all lighting downstairs before any major project was out deal!! 

Hubby rocks and has been working on this during Sunday afternoon naps for the past 5 weeks. 
39 total.... Only 9 to go!!!!! Eeek!!! Makes the house just feel fresh and new!!!!! 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Baby Shower

A dear friend of mine is expecting so several people got together to throw her a shower for baby! 

We used my stork from whit as our door decor!
The first of the gifts! 
Everything was so yummy!! 




I had sooo much fun making this banner as decor for the party!! 

And it was so fun to see all things girly. We have been snips and snails over here for a while now! 

Now I am ready to meet this little one!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Valentines 2014

We had an awesome valentines dinner! 

We continued the tradition of the item needing to fit inside the heart tin so we had to get creative! 
Sister received an add a pearl necklace
Baby got 2 new paci's
And Connor got some planes coloring pages and a special chocolate marshmallow! 
Our dessert was from Whimswy Cookie Company! 
And the table was practically pink and Lilly in every way! 
Mommy got a special treat from daddy too! 




I love all of you and am so thankful to have you join us in this crazy journey of life!!