Happenings Around the House

Happenings Around the House


Let’s catch up on some of the projects I’ve been working on, so I don’t feel so behind in keeping you in the loop, shall we?

First of all, I am really enjoying the new furniture arrangement at my house, with the baker’s rack in the dining room and this dresser with the TV in the family room. I am thinking about wall mounting the TV at some point just to make it a little less bulky on that side of the room as well adding some bamboo shades to the opposite side of the room to balance out the weight of the TV. I also have a few ideas for updating the dresser, but overall, it feels so much better after making that simple switcheroo! Baby steps!

Happenings Around the House

Then, around the corner from the family room there is a little excitement going on in this space at the end of the hall. Do you have a door at your house that you keep shut? Well, that would be this office door at my house. It is opened a few times every day as I go in and out or work in the space, but it just wasn’t the kind of room I really wanted to look at or admire as I walked down the hall, you know what I mean? I just couldn’t bring myself to LOVE that room as it was, but I hated to keep it closed off! I do love seeing the light coming through the big windows.

Well, the door will be shut no more because I am finally getting around to organizing, rearranging and pretty up this room! Last week I gave away a bulky desk I didn’t like in this space and now I really have more room to dream! I’m thinking of a brighter more cheery space. Lately I’ve been drawn to citrus colors like yellow and tangerine, I guess I am craving spring and summer! Just seeing the door open with the light flooding in makes me excited about how much happier I will be leaving this door open and seeing a brighter more cheery room!

And then of course, I’m still working on the never ending bathroom project, photos will be coming soon …. but I pretty much came to a complete HALT on the bathroom project while I worked on this:

Happenings Around the House


Ta da! Our first Easter in our new coffee shop style church building! Sorry for the quality of the pic, it came from my phone and then I took a snapshot of it off of facebook so it is bad — but at least you can see that we really are meeting in the new building now and it is coming along from those cold white wall beginnings!

We’ve only been in for two weeks but it is amazing how fast you can transform a space when you put your mind to it. We have a long way to go but I’m pleased with the progress so far.

Soon I’ll be showing off some of the creative projects I have put together so far for this space, including a pallet art display piece that would be very cool even for a house, and inexpensive but funky Anthropologie inspired pendant lighting. I need to bring my better camera to take pictures though so you can get a better look.

I’m having a blast trying out new ideas and stretching my creative mind to work with what I have and what I can find on a budget! Super exciting to have this opportunity to create some vintage modern industrial elements from what was essentially a white box of a room.

My girls and I have also been working on a nursery that I cannot wait to show off too!

And yes, for you eagle eyed inspired room readers, that is my green dining room chair in the foreground of the picture. We don’t own enough chairs yet — we had people standing and even sitting on the floor.  But you know, having our own place is pretty awesome and not having everything perfect almost added to the excitement for everyone, we are all working on it as a team, so it is fun to watch it come together.

It is always fun to have a new place to call home!

Happy Birthday, Edie!

Happy Birthday, Edie!

I shared this lovely photo of Edie’s home at Christmas two years ago.

Isn’t it just magical?

I love Edie’s whimsical and fun decorating style, but mostly, I just love her authenticity and heart. I got to meet her in person at Blissdom and she was not only adorable, warm and gracious in person, but she made the most fabulous treats to hand out! She is a classy lady and I wish her all the blessings in the world in 2011. I’m joining her birthday party here.


You are loved by all of us in blogland…if you haven’t figured that out already!!

Happy Birthday, Edie!