Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tasty Tasties

I'm a cocktail drinker. Gimme a choice between beer, wine or a mixed drink, I'll take the mixed drink over all else. At Trader Joe's this weekend, I noticed a new juice blend, pomegranate limeade! I couldn't pass it up and it makes a great mixer with rum or vodka.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Never Pay Retail

Found one of these Petrie chairs on Craigslist...hopefully it's still available, it would be perfect for the master BR corner here:

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I'm looking for a cane chair or two for the master bedroom. One of my favorite eBay sellers, tsandcompany, has these two for sale right now. They are cheap and I'm tired of scouring thrift stores...I might make my first eBay furniture purchase. I'm a little skeered of the shipping costs but I hear Greyhound is pretty affordable for bulky items.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Feeling Accomplished

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Finally finished the master bedroom paint job. It was a dingy cream color when we moved in, then I made a big mistake and painted two walls a gorgeous peacock blue. I loved the color but it was just too much for a bedroom. So after a billion + coats of primer + paint, we now have a soft, soft pink bedroom. Color is Lowe's Martha Stewart Milk Glass.

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I made the headboard, upholstered with a curtain panel from the Martha Stewart (again) line from Kmart. The window panels are the same material. Hey, I find something I like and a run with it!

There's so much more to do and I am on the hunt for art and a couple of petite armchairs, but at least the basics are finally in place.

Friday, July 17, 2009

My ceramic pup!

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Inspired by the kids over at YoungHouseLove, I set out to see if I could find me a doggy statuette. One of my favorite places to buy afforable accessories is Marshalls, specifically the clearance area. Sure, lots of the stuff is fug or broken but often they mark down really good stuff. Probably because they have a bunch of the same item. There were at least 2 of these bad boys at my local store marked down to $15 from $25.

Our owl collection lives in the china cabinet in the dining room, too. Our house is very heavily decorated in animal decor. We have a wall of dog paintings in the living room, bird prints in the office, ceramic squirrels and our owls. They fill the top shelf here and are starting to pour out in to other areas of the house, too.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

The perfect coffee table!

My dream coffee table for the living room. It's only $300 from Bassett but strangely they won't ship to NC so I'll have to hoof it over to the store and see if it's in stock. In any case, I'm still holding out for a thrift store find to walk into my life but this might be worth it.

Found via the fabu new-to-me blog, Brooklyn Limestone.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Birthday Boy

Happy Birthday to Jake. He's turning 33 today so that means he's almost as old as the tree he's posing with! I keed, I keed.

We drove through this tree in Leggett, CA over Thanksgiving 2007.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Getting Stoned with Savages

Just finished this book earlier in the week. Discovered the author, J. Maarten Troost, randomly when I picked another book of his up at the airport bookstore. I love travel writing and Troost's style is very light and humorous. Stories about the dark side of paradise are particularly fascinating to me and his look at the daily life of inhabitants of Vanuatu and Fiji is pretty entertaining. For instance, did you know that natives on Vanuatu are called i-Vanuatu? You can thank me for that useful bit of trivia later :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Dottie Dear

If I were doing it all over again, I'd wear polka dots to my wedding.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July 2009

Hope everyone had a great 4th! Burt just chilled at the lake in his Blublockers.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Freaky Friday

Wow - the Ledge at the Sears Tower is a glass box that juts out of the 103rd floor. I don't think I could step out into it. Too freakin' high! But it must be pretty amazing to look down at the ants of Chicago right beneath your feet.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thursday wish


I wish I had a spread in Santa Barbara.

Have y'all seen inside Neverland yet? It's just the empty home and buildings but still interesting nonetheless. I wonder if it will turn into a Graceland-like destination?