Sunday, December 18, 2011

Nursery is complete!

So sorry for the lack of updates - I have been super busy with work and trying to get everything ready for maternity leave.  Since this was the last weekend before Christmas - we finished everything up with the nursery and are trying to get as organized as possible before the little man comes.  Also - by the end of the week I will FINALLY have pictures of my mom's living room.  She chose a beautiful Benjamin Moore paint and all the painting was finished this past weekend as well.

Take a look at the nursery - the pictures are terrible, but hopefully I'll be able to get some better ones once I figure out how to work our camera better.

With this being a short week with work I will be sure to update on my recent house projects as well as my mom's living room.

Have a great Monday!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Nursery Update

Sorry for the lack of updates - I've been super busy.   My best friends from NJ flew in this past weekend for my baby shower and we had a great time.  We have all been friends for years so it was so special being able to spend time with everyone.   First - the baby shower was amazing thanks to all my hosts!  The whole weekend made me realize how incredibly lucky and blessed I am to have such wonderful friends and family in my life.  So thank you to everyone - it was such a great time.  

That's another reason I decorated the whole house last weekend - I wanted to make sure we were the perfect hosts for my friends with plenty of Holiday cheer to go around :-)

So to the originally post - the nursery is well on it's way to being completed.  The curtains arrived on Friday and I couldn't be happier with them.  They look incredible, I decided on a pencil pleat at the top with a greek key trim on the sides.  The curtains match the bed skirt - I'll get better pictures up this week. Take a look:

Also - look at this amazing gift that one of my girlfriends gave us this past weekend.  She and her hubby made it!!!!!  They are both incredibly creative and it matches the theme beautifully.   It's a baseball taken apart.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A perfect pair

Well the cubes are all completed.  I can't say they were easy but totally worth the end result.  Take a look. (Sorry about the quality of the pictures in advance)  

I wish I took better close ups of the before pictures.  

 Finished up some pillow for my mom's living room

My Mom is having her wingback chair picked up tomorrow and re-upholstered - I can't wait to see how it turns out.  Here's the fabric that we chose:  

A couple more things to finish up in her house with the hopes of being completed by Christmas Eve.  Can't wait to see everything come together.  

Sunday, November 27, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is around the corner, 27 days to be exact!   We got back from our trip on Saturday and have been on the go ever since.  Outdoor decorations are up, tree is decorated, and the house is cleaned.  We got a ton accomplished in a day in a half here.  However, we still have a long to-do list since I have my best friends flying in town on Friday for the weekend!!!  I can wait to see them!  Here's some pictures of what I got done since Saturday afternoon.  

 Gold Glittered small pears

 Gold Glittered homemade pears

 I had some extra fabric that I recovered an ottoman in and wanted a pillow to match - sewed it on  Saturday

 Boxwood wreaths on the backs of my dining room chairs

 Nutcrackers - I only have a few to display at this point


Here's some pictures from Thanksgiving and all the pies.  I was wrong there weren't 40 there were 22, sorry about that.  It was a little overwhelming trying to decide which ones I wanted to taste.      

 Lots to do this week.  The curtains come in and I'm finishing up the nursery.  I should have pictures of that by the beginning of next week.  Projects that I'm working on this week - sewing some pillows - decorating the sun room and trying to pick out some fun throw pillows for my friends living room.  

Have a great Monday!

Friday, November 25, 2011


I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving!!!  I sure did.

I'm still out of town and heading out to enjoy the last day with my in-laws.  As promised - here's a design board that I've been working on for one of my girlfriends.  She is looking to re-do her living room in the next couple of months.  Currently she has more of a country look and wants to update her room with a more modern flair.   The furniture is on order and we will be discussing paint colors and accessories in the coming weeks.  The only thing I'm unsure of is the rug????   I can't decide between a cream rug or something like this yellow rug since there is some yellow in the ottoman.   Right now I'm obsessed with pinks and grays.  That's why I love these throw pillows with this grey sectional.  Hope you enjoy!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.  This is my first Thanksgiving with my in-laws and I'm super excited.  Last night was pie night which consisted of baking 8 pies, with 4 in the oven now, and that only includes this house.  I've heard there will be a total of 40 different pies to choose from after dinner is served.  With my sweet tooth that means I'm a happy camper!  That also means I'll be spending some quality time at the gym tomorrow in order to justify it :-).

Happy Thanksgiving - once again I'm extremely thankful for so many things; but most importantly family, friends, and our little boy that is due in a couple of weeks.  I can't wait to meet him! Have a great day and I hope to be back tomorrow or Saturday with a new design board, updates on house projects, and whatever else I have up my sleeve.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


I got a ton done this weekend but with everything still left to before Christmas I feel like I didn't even put a dent in my to-do list.  That's ok though I like being busy.  Here's some of what I did get done this weekend.  

My apple pie that I made for Saturday night's Thanksgiving party, which was GREAT(the party) and the pie :-)

 Take 2

 Pillows that I made for my mom

Sunday morning coffee before the busy day begins

 Birthday presents wrapped for Family Birthday dinner on Sunday

 Christmas Presents wrapped for Thanksgiving Trip since we won't be with some family over Christmas

Patterns picked for Living room design

GOING WITH YELLOW for wingback chair - Picking up fabric on Monday and the chair is getting picked up on Tuesday!!!  Can't wait to see the end result in two weeks.

Tomorrow night I'll finish up the second cube but in the meantime here's the updated storyboard for the living room.

    I'm getting more and more excited about seeing my mom's living room come together.  The fabrics are picked - sample paint colors are on the walls - just picking between two.  After Thanksgiving we are going to be busy getting everything ready for the Holidays, my favorite time of the year!  Plus my best friends are coming in town in two weekends so I'll need to get ready for them.  I seriously don't see myself slowing down before this little man gets here.

Now I need another project for my house.  I'm thinking the downstairs bath as well as our master bath.  Maybe the hubs will get some good tools for Christmas so he and my wonderful brothers can install some fun new tile.  I'm sure I'll keep you posted.