Friday, June 25, 2010

Searching for peace...

Yeah, it's Friday!!! The last few weeks have been a bit crazy for me and my family! It's almost the end of June,halfway through Summer break, and I am ready for our vacation! We (my family and I) are going through lots of changes...some big decisions need to made and I wont lie to you - I am in need of some major PEACE right now! God has been working on me for over a year now in several areas of my, family, children, school - I could go on, but I know that each area is connected! So I am looking forward to a week of PEACE and a time of seeking God for his wisdom and direction! Speaking of peace, I am praying for just that between these two: For the most part my kids are great pals...they get along well....BUT there are those moments when all they do is pick and fuss at each other!!! So I was so glad to read about this over here at A Holy Experience. I think I might need to change our "timeout" corner to a "peace retreat"...especially since our timeout corner has turned into a graffiti wall for taking out their frustrations on! Oh yeah, I can show you some great artwork up on those walls! Praying for peace this week - Happy Weekend!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The goods from HOME GOODS!

OK, so I was asked to post pictures of the items I scored at Homegoods for a staging here they are: Nourison Rugs 5x8...I purchased two in order to make one larger rug - they are really divine...soft, plush - perfect transitional rugs and you cannot get much better than Nourison! Next up, a pair of lamps...ceramic, creamy white...with solid white drum shade that have a silver foil lining! The design is very "West Elm"! Next, we have another rug...this one is a soft jute rug measuring 4x6 and it has a brown cotton border!
Mirrors!!!! I have three of these babies....they are square and so unique with a deep teal color with gold accents...I used these together - stacking one on top of the other to visually make it read as one tall mirror!
Next up, the artichoke vases...I have two of these - used them on a mantle! The scale is could fill them with flowers if that's your thing! The color is a wonderful apple green - muted with bits of brown and cream showing through a crackle finish!
Plates are up next...these are by a wonderful company called Moonlighting - they do decoupage and I am not even sure if they are still producing...this set has wonderful primary colors and would be great for any kitchen!
Last, but not least...this wonderful little lamp which is currently resting in my kid's has a shiny white finish with a silky, drum shade....I am tempted to keep this one - just like I'm tempted to keep all the rest!!! I also have a bench - wooden and rustic in a deep brown/black tone....I haven't photographed it yet but will do so today! If you are interested in any of the above, please send me an email or leave me a comment and I can get the details (measurements, pricing , etc) to you! Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer days...

My summer days have flown by so has kept me busy along with trying to finish up some projects around the house! This is what my week looks like:
  • Going through closets to "edit" and take the loot to Habitat Home...although it's been some time since I've purchased new closet is full of items I don't wear and I've held onto them for I'm saying "goodbye" and I pray they will be a blessing to someone else!
  • Finishing up cleaning out the garage ....well, that has been totally my husband's job over the last week and a half (I'm a lucky girl)! I must say he has done a terrific job of cleaning it out - even got the kids involved while I was working! Gotta post some stuff on Craig's List!!!
  • Finishing a design job - windows, reupholster sofa, accessories...all going in this week!!!
  • Returning some FABULOUS items to Home Goods that didn't work out for a staging job - I'm tempted to keep them...but we are in a simplifying mode! If you are interested in some great lamps, rugs, and accessories - give me a shout and I will post pics and pricing!!!
  • Getting ready VACATION!!!! Yes, my family is leaving for vacation the beach we go and I cannot wait!!! I guess I should hurry up and find a bathing suit!!!
Photo credit: Spring Storm/ Flickr Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Birthday to my boy!

Happy 8th birthday to my boy...eight years ago, on June 19th you came into my life and changed it forever! An easy baby, a challenging toddler, and now growing into a sweet, young man - you make my life wonderful! I cannot wait to see what another eight years will bring! Happy birthday B, I love you!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

On the road...

I've been on the road today! Up at 6:30am, out the door around 7:30am and off to Cleveland,TN. with a truck load of 'stuff' to begin staging a house that is on the market! Now, it is 5:45pm - I just walked in the door and I'm waiting for my family to get home - they've been swimming!!! Summer is really crazy for us schedule wise....for me it is a time to pick up a little more work since my husband(who teaches HS math and coaches basketball) is home more! The trade off is that I am home more with the kids once school begins bc his schedule gets crazy once basketball starts full time...either way, I am very blessed to have such a flexible "job"! There was a day when I worked full time in the design industry - for someone else! Working five days a week...not getting home until 6:15 at night - and I really enjoyed it, I was passionate about it... but since having kids, well, they really have become my focus! Daily I am reminded of the precious gifts (Braxton and Olivia) God has entrusted to me...that is my purpose, that's my number one ministry - my family! So that is where I am content, that is where I am my happiest...and I am thankful for the design jobs that allow me to do that! Anyway, HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Where does the time go?

It is June 14th...I'm not sure how I missed the last two weeks, but I a flash - gone! Our summer has been very busy so far...I am hoping to slow down after this week! Here are a few things on the "to do" list:

  • plan a birthday celebration for my oldest - he's turning 8!
  • going to the beach at the end of the month
  • finish minor renovation in my master bathroom - new flooring and paint!

In the meantime, here are some random images from my computer! Happy Monday!

Studio Calico Scrap Kit

Sisal or Jute - love them both!

Amanda Talley art

Noir table in a black, hand waxed finish - I want to do this to my kitchen table!

Finished concrete floors and slipcovers - simple and clean!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Trying to catch up!

Happy Tuesday! I've been absent, but for good reason! Last week found me in D.C. working on a design project - then back to my family to finish up the last week of I've been busy!
My trip to D.C. was sisternlaw, Melissa, and I made a trip to the Luckett's Antique Fair - which was amazing! She found several pieces for her new house at a steal...and it was probably good I flew up bc I found LOTS of things that I wanted to bring home - but couldn't! It definitely made me want to drive up with a van for the next one!!! One of my very favorite vendors was Chartreuse & Company...they had so many wonderful things....
(photos via Chartreuse & co.)
Wish I had taken photos...but it was raining all day - we looked pretty fun as we both had worn sandals and were covered in mud!!! If you are in the must go check it can go to their website here...