Entries from September 2009

Window Shopping – Pottery Barn

September 24, 2009

I’ve been flipping through the new Pottery Barn catalog over breakfast and daydreaming that all of the cozy homes covered in snow and wreaths belong to my parents. Get on it, Mom and Dad.

But this morning I spied this mirror (which in the catalog is layered behind another mirror) and kind of fell in love.


I mean, literally, I gasped. And when Jeremy asked me if everything was okay I spit cereal (Kashi Autumn Wheat) all over his arm as I was enthusiastically showing him the corner of the mirror (tucked behind another mirror) that was now the mirror of my dreams. He wasn’t quite as enamored as I was.


I know it’s nothing super special but that’s kind of what I love about it. It just has this simple, old-school charm.

Guest Bedroom: Elements

September 24, 2009

I cannot believe that we’ve been in our home for a year and a half and our guest bedroom is nothing more than a winter clothes and drums storage space. However, I have been collecting a few things to make it something special. I just need to put them together in the right way to make it work.


The Bed


My mom gave us a vintage wrought iron frame, a few old quilts (that are tattered and on their last leg), and hooked us up with a mattress set for it as a wedding gift.

The Floor


The Drums
I think Jeremy’s drum set is so pretty.

The Painting
You can read the story behind it here.

I love that almost everything in this room has history. It’s a hodge-podge of things that reminds me of spending the summer as a kid at aunt’s house – full of old quilts, cold air conditioning and the smell of laundry.

I think the first steps are painting the room a light shade of grey (from the same family as our master bedroom) and getting all of the elements arranged in a way that works together. The drums and bed make for a tight-fit so it will be a little bit of a challenge.

If you have any ideas feel free to throw them my way!


September 23, 2009

Seriously, I know I might be preaching to the wrong demographic, but if any of you have a Nintendo DS and you haven’t gone out and gotten yourself Scribblenauts yet you are missing out.

Jeremy and I became fans of the game on Facebook where they are hosting a contest where you enter a photo of yourself wearing the Scribblenauts Rooster hat.

Picture 2
But how are we supposed to compete with a BABY and a DOG!?

Landscaping Inspiration

September 23, 2009

I’m not that girl that starts daydreaming about Spring two days into Fall but…


I am thinking about landscaping for next year. I really love this ivy (does anyone know what that lime green goodness is called?) taking over at Sara Sara Cupcakes. It seems low-maintenance with a lot of visual POW! I know nothing about landscaping so I think it’s going to take 6 months worth of planning, researching and visualizing in order to execute it in the Spring.

This Fall/Winter I want to tackle a few things that just can’t seem to get done in the house – like our guest bedroom, office and maybe finally hanging a door on basement entry. We also need to do some boring stuff like caulking the windows and insulating the attic.

And then when spring comes around we can focus on the landscaping. Like:
• Lime green and purple-spiky ivy
• Wild flower garden
• Veggie garden
• Green, green grass
• Patio furniture

Baby Announcement

September 22, 2009

I recently designed this quick little baby announcement postcard for a friend/coworker of mine.



Felina, the new mom, didn’t want anything too baby-ish so I decided to make it look a little more like an art gallery announcement.

The photography was taken by Simon Hurst, the same feller that did our wedding photography.

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