Thursday, June 28

Making This House Our Home: Upstairs

Yesterday I shared my inspiration for the downstairs of our house. I reviewed with the man in charge and he gave the go ahead! (Now, if anyone would like to contribute funds or energy to the cause... Ha! Kidding. My "penny pinching" self will get these projects underway for the lowest amount possible.)

Since downstairs will host the warm colors, I wanted to contrast to showcase cooler colors upstairs... Here are my inspirations.

1.  Master Bedroom / Bath - coastal (in warmer temps) and snow (in the cooler months).  The colors will be white, slate gray and a gray/blue color.

2.  Guest Bedroom / Bath - a hotel/spa feel to make sure our guests feel welcome and pampered!

I think my house is going to be pretty rocking once we get these projects going!  Now is the hard part... where do I start?!

Wednesday, June 27

Making This House Our Home: Downstairs

Well, we moved in 2 months ago. Being extremely unable to live out of boxes we were unpacked and set up the day after move-in... Actually had a Mary Kay Open House the following weekend! (Insane? Perhaps.) We have our fence now installed and the nursery nearly done... So now what?

It's time to tackle the decorating of the remainder of the house! We want to add punches of color to compliment the new carpet and paint that we were so blessed to find when looking at the house. Our style is vintage meets contemporary chic meets casual... It's comfortable and all our own. Of course we want to keep the homey feel and welcome folks with or without shoes into our abode. So, here is what I'm thinking for the downstairs. Since all rooms sorta connect, we will run a theme of:

1.  White cabinets in the kitchen, cream walls, red/brown/tan accents...

2.  Cream walls, red/brown/white/tan accents in living room (keep it cozy)...

3.  Continue the theme into the dining area but add a conversation piece with the light fixture...

Of course we have neither the time nor the money for all of this. It's going to be total DIY Madness Makeover! Now all that's left is to get the husband's seal of approval and we can get started... But where?!

Tuesday, June 26

Showered With Baby Gifts

Well, well, well... It has been a quick 7 months and the showering for our bundle of joy's arrival have begun. Don't ask me how we got here, because life has seriously been a blur. From purchasing our first house and moving in, to family vacations and baby prep, it seems like we have lived a year's worth of life since April alone!

Our first shower was a beautiful brunch hosted by two of my dear friends this past Saturday. We received so many wonderful gifts:
+ outfits - boy will be best dressed for sure!
+ nursery decor - almost put together!
+ car seat - he will be safe and sound
+ bedding - sleeping comfy
+ diapers - wow will we need those!!

A special thanks to all who celebrated with us!