Sunday, August 28, 2011

What we've been up to

A few weekends ago we got to see our dear friends from South Africa, Rehgert and Vanessa Van Zyl. They have been speaking at Hume Lake all summer and we got to see them and learn about their ministry abroad. So fun catching up with them. We've also been able to see sweet Carter and give him lots of kisses. We had the Bunker's and soon-to-be Little's over for a fun night of dinner and games. And of course school is back in so I got to see the Contino children on their first day of school and snapped some pictures of them with the fun printables I made from How Does She? On friday night we went to the Greek festival with our amazing friends the Garcia's, and Patricios. It was very warm but we managed to eat lots of delicious food and had so much fun chatting and ended the hot summer night with some ice cream.

Ingrid and I (She is pregnant with a baby girl, so happy for them)

 Ingrid, Vanessa, Sophie

Thinking about Jaimee

Kisses to our girl

 Visiting sweet baby Carter 

 Dinner party at our house, Ashley & Whitney

Daniel, Aaron, and Blake

First Day of School they were so cute!

 Leo, Giavanna, Italia, and Rocco

Loosing it but had to get one with Carlo

 Greek festival! Opa!

The Patricios

Aaron & I

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Vintage, Creamy, Crackle, Hallway

I'm enjoying doing some home projects around here. Here's another peek into our home. This is a before and after of our hallway landing. Love being a newlywed and having fun decorating our little nest!



 My new favorite piece from Pier One

Mirror from Home Goods

Check out this $4 Salvation Army find. I was so excited when I spotted this vintage suitcase.

Vintage milk bottles from Home Goods

Gorgeous vase from Pottery Barn (Thank you gift card)

Topped with my favorite Pier One flowers

Wooden tray from Home Goods

 Flipped it upside-down for this display


A little sand and seashells never hurts

Crackled fabulousness

View as you round the corner from the stairs. I think I need some fun knobs on the drawers now. I'll get my husband on that one!

Linking up tonight with some fun decorating blogs. Thanks for all the blog love last week : )

Friday, August 19, 2011

Guest room reveal!

So I'm doing my first room reveal, although this room has been "done" (is your house ever done) for a while. I only took two before pictures on my phone of the boringness that was once there. You get the idea though, nothing on the walls, and no fun decor. Well I'm pleased to share my blue and yellow shabby chic room! I have been in love with the Chevron pattern forever, and finally found a room to incorporate it in. I am also doing some linking up with some of my favorite home decor and DIY blogs that I have been reading and getting inspiration from.  This is a first for me but I'm excited for you to get a little glimpse into our home. This is our guest room so I wanted it to be bright and inviting and I have displayed numerous pictures of our dear friends and family on my homemade wall piece. Let me know what you think. we've only had a few slumber parties so maybe I need some suggestions so more guests will stay : )



Wall art was a DIY project that I made (with the help of my handy husband)

 Our friends and family

Close up of canvas chevron painting

 My refinished night stand find

The lamp got a little yellow spray paint makeover (it was originally cream)

Fleur de lis and lantern spray painted to match decor

Still looking for a cute Shabby mirror here, but how fun is that dresser 

Hanging bird cages

 Other angle of the room (like its so big haha)

Thanks for visiting our little space!

Here's a little breakdown
Chandelier: Home Depot
White Shelves: Hobby Lobby
Keep Calm: Home Goods
Ruffle Duvet: Urban Outfitters
Ruffle Lamp: Home Goods
Flowers and Vase: Pier One
Bird Plate: Pier One
Shell Frame: Pier One
Lanterns & Bird cages: Passed down to me 
Wooden Frames: Hobby Lobby (then I painted them)
Furniture: from a local vintage store
Pillows: Home Goods and Target
Chevron Curtain and Pillow: Etsy

Linked up at:
The CSI Project