Sunday, February 21, 2010

Plein Air Hot Tubs

I would love to create a place like this

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or this

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in our back- a outdoor hot tub using an old cast iron tub.  I actually have been a bit obsessed with the thought. I have found the perfect location now I just need to create a garden around it. My husband thinks I am crazy. I think it is the romantic notion of it. These photos are from Mary Janes Farm bed and breakfast.

I am just craving spring, green leaves and flowers.This would be also such a great escape.tent

also of http://www.maryjanesfarm.com bed and breakfast.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Etsy Store

Love this necklace

I just came across this etsy store Tom Design. Such a great vintage look.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cupcake Love

My little one and I made these cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

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Here is the link to the recipe http://annies-eats.com/2009/06/23/chocolate-raspberry-trufflecupcakes/

Enjoy!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Bathroom Remodel

I am finally attacking our upstairs and downstairs bathrooms. I am so excited to start another house project.

The upstairs bathrooms is getting a minor overhaul. We were lucky enough when we moved in they had just remodeled so everything is in great shape just not my taste.

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All the tile is staying. The shower we lucked out on that is subway tile. The floor tile is also staying not my favorite but it works. The Pedestal sink is going- Yeah we are getting a custom vanity with solid surface top and a under mount sink. The hideous medicine cabinet is also going. I am repainting I have hated the existing color from day one. But I was too pregnant at the time to attack that room when we moved in.

This is what I am thinking for finishes. The vanity is going to be lacquered a warm white. I am looking at Carrea Marble top or one of the Zodiac’s tops in white. The paint is Benjamin Moore color 1423 angel’s wings. Don’t you just love that fabric? It is from Rubie Green. The fabric is going to be a roman shade and possible detail on the shower curtain.

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I will detail more on the progress and what I have in mind for the downstairs bathroom which is being completely gutted.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Landsend Canvas

I am loving this new rebranding of Landsend. Timeless style with a great functionality.

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How about this for a blast from the past

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Tretorn sneakers are making a come back. I had a pair way back then in pink of course.

Love this dress 

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Blooming Quince

Happy Friday

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Colors - Purple and Yellow

I am not sure if it is the black, white and grey of winter that is making me craving color. I am all of the sudden drawn to 2 colors-Purple and Yellow that I would usually not out together but I am loving the combination.

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via country living

I have been seeing purple a lot in the last year or so in new fabric designs. Purple has always been one of those colors that I tend to shy away from I am not sure why. I do remember lavender being my favorite color when I was 8 maybe I over dosed the on the color way back then.

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via Apartment Therapy

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I think what makes all of these schemes work so well is that you are just getting a hit of the color with neutral surroundings.

When we moved into our house I painted the guest room Whisper Violet from Ben Moore and I love it. I do not have it paired with anything yellow at the moment but I am thinking that is something that I will need to do.

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http://www.homesandgardens.com/

This is my favorite. I find the wallpaper so intriguing with the yellow and purple.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Escape to Amsterdam

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I have been feeling a bit house bound this winter with not to many adventures that are happening in my life. So I have to live through my brother and his wife’s Suzy’s adventures in Amsterdam. Check out their blog for a little European escape and seeing their adventures living in Amsterdam. http://polderloper.wordpress.com/

Evan and Suzy

They have such a great gig going, Evan works for Nike so he is there working at Nike. Suzy his wife works for Adidas and flies to Germany during the week to work at Adidas corporate headquarters. Very cool