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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Closet

       "Start somewhere; start small. Pick one room to tackle. There are no mistakes that can't be undone."  
Annette Tatum, textile designer/author

I think I have put off tackling my closet for the past, well, the whole time we've lived in our new house. Since we moved in, my closet has been the "Oh, I don't know what to do with this item, hmmmm, I'll just throw it in my closet for now"....you can imagine what it looks like now? Well, it did look "That bad" yesterday, but I finally got off my lazy rump and started in on pulling everything out, purging unwanted items, and am now deciding how I want it organized. At this moment, I'm waiting to be inspired, because I want every room in our home to be loved. Yes, even the lowly closet.

I am in love with the rainbow. Greens, yellows, reds, blues, oranges, all together, it's magic for my eyes!

The wall paper in this one is so sweet, and I love the few accents of red

All I can say is where can I find some of these hangers?! 
Reminds me of a giant lolly pop :)

Bright and white! That turquoise chandelier is pretty too

I can't wrap my mind around it, but I love this picture. What stands out to me is the majority of earth colored clothing. Her shoes are neat too...

A collection of colorful necklaces and other various jewelry is so captivating. This is a simple display, but it grabs your attention, no? 

The bird! Precious lil framed art, and the stool, and everything else, I really like this set up

What a light, airy mess. I love it! It's bunched and scattered, but I think it would be fun to get dressed in this room. Beautiful.

This last room caught me by surprise - love how this lady thought way outside the typical set-up box! 

I'm working diligently towards a rewarding result in my personal closet, and will post pictures of the finished space, hopefully in the next couple weeks..... emphasis on the hopefully!

Thanks for checking out my closet inspiration  :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Vintage Nursery Fun!

Don't you just love vintage & retro decor?

 I can't pinpoint the exact time, but a few years back I fell in love with old toys and art, and it's become a part of who I am.

The room that seems to attract the majority of vintage finds is the nursery

The crib was a hand-me-down from a lady in Boise, ID, and has traveled with us and housed each of our sweet babies. When we moved to San Antonio, I didn't want it to be the orangy brown wood finish that it was, so, I painted it this light gray with a hint of green.

The only thing I'm really disappointed in was my choice of wall colors... WAY too dark for a small room!
That's part of the learning process though, making mistakes and expanding my interior do's and dont's.

The changing table and rocking chair are vintage, from an Estate Sale in Toledo 4 years ago.

Isn't the lamp adorable?? A fave of mine! Found it in Toledo a few years ago while antiquing with my friend, Lindsay; she convinced me to make the purchase, so glad she did! Thanks Linz :)

The shade isn't original, snagged this burlap one from Target

You know the " Only buy what you love" decorating advice? Well, I've done my best to stick with that, and this print at Hobby Lobby was definitely a love! 
At the time of purchase, my son and daughter looked right about the ages of the two children, so it was special to me

On one of my many garage saling days, I saw an old board game for children, the box cover was so precious I had to have it to DIY into something for the kid's future nursery... and almost a year later, here it is

Etsy.com never ceases to amaze me! Any time I'm looking for a specific item, it almost always has what I'm looking for. 

Before Capri was born, I wanted a vintage crib mobile to go with the neutral colors, and this wood & metal, hand-painted piece was perfect... from the 1970's and mint condition at that!

Etsy.com, yet again. Wanted an old children's clock too  :)

The spotted Scottie in the background is from Hobby Lobby, thought he fitted right in with the old school style

My sister Amber loves to make pottery, and her piggy banks are her signature item. She made one for Jubalee when she was born, and made it a tradition for our growing family. These sweet piggies are Tremain and Capri's... already filling up with $$  :)

(If you would like to see more of Amber's work, click the link below)

The metal letter signs are from Hobby Lobby - I love that store!

In the near future I think I'm going to tackle the walls and ceiling with a fresh, bright color of paint.  Of course I will post some pics when that project is finished.

Thanks for checking out the nursery, feel free to post a comment or two,

Happy decorating!  

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Real Comfort!

Ok, I can honestly say, I didn't want to leave.

Aaron had a work day with some guys from church at the "Pot O Gold Ranch" (haha, name is kinda funny) on Saturday, and I didn't want to be away from him on his day off, so, the kid's and I piled into the Sienna and off we drove for the 1 hour drive. The ranch is located outside a small town named Comfort

I must admit, my main reason for going was to check out the antique shops :)

After seeing Aaron for lunch, the kid's and I headed to the town for some shoppin'!

It was a pleasant trip. The kid's never cease to amaze me at how well they shop along side me, I'm so blessed with sweet, happy lil tikes!  

Every shop was unique...

And this one was our favorite, I the store, and the kids LOVED the shop owner's Pugs, Hudson & Molly :)

They shared the cutest "Home" I'd ever seen! Along with vintage iron beds, sofa, rocking chair, vanity, and all the sweetest mini decor you'd ever see in one spot! We'll definitely be back to pay them a visit.

Aaron met up with us in town after he was finished with work, and we continued to stroll through 7th street...  Our biggest regret of the trip was that it came to 5pm and the shops closed. We then headed to the town park and enjoyed some good ol' fashioned, wood and metal playground play time, complete with steep all metal Slide, wood plank Seesaws, and high chain link Swings!

Referring to the title of my post, the town was true to it's name, it was a real comfort to spend the day there and be reminded of the simple things in life, and how they really are, the best.

It is now our favorite spot, we'll be going back as soon as possible :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Date Night!

The hubby and I went on a date last night. Five Guys Burger & Fries for din, amazing eats as always!

 then we went to see The Vow...

I had been anticipating going to watch it, and wasn't disappointed, Aaron and I both loved it. Excellent story!

Afterwards, I grabbed a Starbucks shaken ice tea lemonade and he some Maple Bacon ice cream, yum!
Nothing better than a care-free outing with your best friend :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I'm blown away at God's patience with me, and mankind in general. It's so neat how He works, and allows each one of us to make daily choices. Life is never a force, it's a choice.

On that note, this saying really spoke to me, and I thought I'd share it with you.

My choices as of late haven't been most productive; regarding dreams for the future. 

I was pondering the thought of future. As in, down the road a ways. When in reality, it's this very second. So my challenge for myself, and to you, is to retrain our thought process into "The here and now". 

What am I choosing to do, in this very moment, that will effect my dreams, or someone else's?

Ready. Set. DO!   :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Spool

Now what in the world are we going to DIY this giant into?! It's huge, and bigger in person than what you see here.

I got it FREE off Craigslist!
Do you have an idea of what it can be utilized as? Please, do tell!

Thursday, March 8, 2012


  Aaron and I had a good time (most of the time, haha!) decorating our bedroom. People that have seen it in person don't believe me, but he chose the paint colors, and I love them too! I guess purple isn't normally a manly-man's favorite color, but, I'm blessed to be married to one of the few :)

 You know all the HGTV shows with the woman interior design host that has a studly carpenter to do all the hard labor? Well, this is my carpenter. I'm the designer and he's the muscles!

It was his idea to use pipe for the curtain rods, it counter-balances the floral curtains.

I found these matching accent decorative pieces at Home Goods, and thought they would make a neat DIY project for lighting instead of the traditional lamp on side table.
So I guess this is the "Before" pic....

And here's the "After"

This side of the bedroom is finished!

Curtains are from Anthropologie. And no, I did not pay full price for them.....  I woke up at 6am on Black Friday and ordered them online at 75% off!

I found the white art piece while on a date with my hubby in downtown San Antonio. A truck was being unloaded at a historic hotel, they were getting ready for an Estate sale. I followed him right into the building and asked "How much?" and then, SOLD!  It's an exterior piece from an old house.

King bed frame is Ikea, Wingback chair - Craigslist

We haven't done anything with the other side of the room.... that's our next project... so, pictures to come in the near future! 

HomeMaker :)

"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." 

These words have been my meditation the past few days, it's a real challenge to put it into practice, but I'm doing my best with what I have; mentally, physically and spiritually.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Livingroom progress

Our living room is FINALLY..... well, somewhat finished

The hardest part about this room is that the shape is extremely hard to arrange furniture around.  It's an open floor plan, with one solid wall, one window wall, a corner fireplace, and the other side is open to a bar counter and the kitchen.

Here's a list of item and color details: sofa - Clist, Wingback chairs - Clist, shag rug - HomeGoods, hot air balloon pic - Hobby Lobby, Duane Armstrong art on mantle - Clist, cream side table - Bed, Bath & Beyond, white basket - Goodwill, two matching brown baskets - Hobby Lobby, topiary tree - Estate sale, linen curtains - Ikea, curtain "Rod" - Aaron & my own creation, ceiling paint - Hot Stone(Lowe's), wall paint - Botanical Bath(Lowe's)

Please leave comments, I appreciate your input!

Craigslist Find

These twins were found on Craigslist for $150 - Aaron and I love them!  

Not only do they look nice, they are good quality and surprisingly comfortable

Vintage Sofa found!

 I wanted this awesome find to be my first design post.

After 5 patient months of searching Craigslist     and various other sources, I found a sofa!!

This vintage 60's - 70's Tomlinson floral tufted sofa is amazing!

And the best part.... drum roll.... It cost,

$100!!!   :)