Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"I want to be a fairy princess"



Izzy's 1st day of Kindergarten arrived yesterday!

I am just so stinking proud of this little (I'll have hell to pay if she catches me calling her little) grown up BIG girl.  She has blossomed into the coolest thing ever and I'm so blessed to call her mine.  I'm pretty darn excited about her wanting to be a fairy princess when she grows up.  It's definitely several steps up from last year's "I want to be a beaver" :D

I managed to hold my composure as Mike and I walked her to her classroom and got her situated at her desk.  She's in a fabulous school and I have complete faith in her teacher.  The cherry on the top has to be that she has her very best friend in class with her.  We totally lucked out there!

I'm so excited for you to start this incredible journey, Isabelle!  I know you are going to flourish while making memories that will last you a lifetime.  Mommy and Daddy are beyond proud of you and we love you so very much.  Go get'em baby!!!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

entry switch up

Changing things up in the entry again.  I just can't seem to leave it alone!

Here's how it looked when you last saw it.


Since then I've moved that mirror all over the house.  Somehow it just never felt right here, but I'll get to it's new home in a bit.  

Once the mirror was gone I simply added more gold hooks.  I also softened up the bench by adding a sheepskin and some pillows.




Since I have a mirror above the buffet a little further in the hallway, I don't miss having one above the bench.



Ok, back to that inlay mirror.  It went to my bedroom for a bit before landing on the table by the stairway when I made the skirt.




...it found a new home in the niche outside our master bedroom.  I've never know exactly what to do with niches.  They seem so weird to me.



And yes, I did move that snake plant over from the entry just for this picture ;) While it doesn't bother me in real life to have a bare spot in that corner, it looked so strange in a photo.


For right now I'm feeling pretty confident this will be the mirror's forever home.  We shall see!

Which version of the entry bench do you like best?  The mirror and hooks or just the hooks?

SOURCES  // diy bench // diy inlay mirror // hooks (covered in gold Rub n' Buff) // rug and basket - HomeGoods // sheepskin // diy pillows //

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

i built a patio table

I wasn't planning on building a patio table this weekend.  It just kinda happened.  That's the norm for most of my projects so I'm not sure why I'm all that surprised.  Our back patio has completely gone to the dog, and I decided it was time for change.  

I had a super cool sketch that I made a few weeks ago (ok, really wasn't all that cool), but now I can't find it.  It had all of my measurements on it too :(  Anywho... I based it off of this table.  I love this table.


It's just a cool $1,599.00 marked down from $2,950.00.  For realz.  I'll give you a minute to clean up the coffee that you just spit out.

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We good now?  M-kay.

This isn't a final reveal, but here's what I came up with on my own.  BTW, I have no clue what is up with the camera on my iPhone.  Everything ends up with a blue-green tint lately.  So frustrating!


This bad boy is fully equip with a flip top so I can store our outdoor cushions inside it.  I'm beyond done with our pup Archer tossing them on the ground so he can roll his mud covered buns all over them while chewing on his nasty bones.  Now they are safe and sound!


I'll snap some good pictures and go into detail on how I put it together.  It was actually really simple.  But for now I'm off to walk past the living room windows one more time for no reason other than to stare at it.  Tell me you guys do that too???

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