Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween!
I hope everyone had something fun to do this weekend, or at least something fun to do tonight!
I spent the weekend sewing the rest of Josh's costume so he can dress up as we take our nephews trick or treating tonight!

Hope you all have a sppoookkyyy day!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

West Elm Pillows

One of the quickest ways to give a living room a fresh new look, is as simple as swapping out the sofa pillows.   Since we updated the living room this past year with a brand new white sofa, I have been on the hunt for some fabulous pillows to liven things up a bit!

This picture was taken right after we made the switch from the old sofa to our new friend Karl.
While I like the pillows on the sofa they really were never intended to stay there.  I originally bought the black and white pillows from Pottery Barn for a bench in my bedroom.   However,  when we bought the sofa  I just felt with all the white in the room it needed just a little something!  Just because I don't think I've ever mentioned it before, our current apartment does not allow us to paint!  Yikes!  I know, isn't that awful!  Mainly because I love the look of dark wall with all white furniture!  That's my dream, gorgeously painted walls, dark wood floor and white furniture! Ah well, a girl can dream can't she?!   Anyway, just thought I'd share one of the reasons I needed to get more color in the room!  
Anywhoooo, now that I've gotten off topic a little bit, I have been meaning to swap out the pillows for the longest time. 

  The black and white pillows haven't been completely on there own, you can tell in the above photo,  I've added a few new navy a turquoise pillows to brighten everything up.  
Are you wondering where this is all going?!?  Well I popped on over to West Elm's website yesterday and found out they were having a pillow sale! Yay!
 I think I found the perfect pillows to finally replace the black and white ones!

Here's what I ordered!

I think both of these are going to look perfect with my navy and turquoise pillows I already have!

I am thinking about getting one last pillow to tie it all together!

I love adding different metallic's to my living spaces,  I guess you can say I have a thing for shiny things!
So what do you all think,  should I go for the last pillow to finish the look, or is that silvery grey just not your thing?!

Getting ready for Christmas!

Yup, I am one of those insanely
annoying people who look forward to Christmas WAY, WAY  earlier than most people.  I mean, I get giddy when I see Christmas stuff out in the stores in August,  I just can't help myself!   I even start listening to Christmas music in September, well that's not exactly true.....I sometimes pop in Christmas music during the summer months too!    

So I was pleasantly surprised this week, when I found one of my all time favorite projects, which also just happens to be a Christmas project,  listed on Everything Etsy's 101 handmade Holiday tutorials!
My Glam Holiday Wreath is number sixty one on the list of some very fabulous Christmas projects!

Go Check it out!   There are a ton of other projects that look really fun as well!
I can't wait to start working on some!

Are any of you like me, and just can't wait for the Holiday Season to start?  Or do you think it's crazy to start buy Christmas decorations in September?  And yes I HAVE already started buying ornaments, and I've even started sprinkling a few of the sparkly items around the apartment! I just don't think it's ever to early to add a little  Christmas sparkle to a room!
What do you all think?


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Some place to store the booze.

Recently I've totally been head over heals in love with the idea of a glamorous ( throwback to the sixties) bar cart!  

Check out a few of these gorgeous ways to store your boozes!

This one looks so pretty with all the Christmas decor!

So it's been decided one of my next home purchases has to a fabulous bar cart!
Now I just have to find one in my budget....

What do you all think, do you like your liquor out in the open?  Or hidden behind the closed doors of a cabinet?


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New Living Room Artwork!

One of my favorite aspects of the living room so far has been the wall above the sofa showcasing artwork I've completed over the years!  Do you remember when I showed you all that here?
Well just in case you don't remember what it looked like, here's a little snippet of the art....

Well I decided the wall needed a little color and the black and white photograph I took in Hawaii just wasn't giving me that pop!  So it was time to take that down, pack it up and save it for another day.  

So out came a piece of art I finished just the other day, one which I happen to think works perfect with all my other pieces on the gallery wall!  

I love how the gold in the art plays off my gold leafed lamps!  
It's like the whole wall has come alive, I just love it!

What do you all think?  Do you like the moodiness of the black and white photo, or the drama and liveliness of the gold artwork?! 


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Have you been missing me?!?!

Well I just want to say I have been missing you all terribly,  and I'm so sorry I have been gone so long!   
Honestly I didn't mean to take such a long break from the blog, I didn't mean to even take a break!  Some how time just got away from me!  Between working overtime and getting sick.... and all that good stuff, it's been a month since I've actually blogged anything!  I just HATE that!  I mean really I hate it!  I've come to love this little ole blog, and all the friends I've met through it mean so much to me!

Ok so I have been busy with projects this month, even though I have not shared any of them with you all!
This is a list of things I've finished in the last few weeks that I will be sharing with you all in the next few days.....
My lovely living room rug from West Elm finally arrived!
And I love it!  I mean really love it,  it really adds that fun little zip to the room!
New DIY living room drapes have been finished and hung!
I'm also half way finished with a DIY side table for the living room.
I've completed the artwork for two custom invitations.
I've also completed a few new pieces of artwork for the living room!  
I have finally taken pictures of my DIY sofa tables, and I am ready to show you all how they have been working for me this past month!  I don't really know how I lived without them before!

Here's a lovely little swap out I did today....

This is how my tv console use to look....

Well I found a cute little Buddha head at Tjmaxx and the price was so good I just had to have it!
Here's how it looks sitting on the tv console.

Excuse the rest of the mess on the console table, I was too lazy to put the stack of DVD'S away.  Hey, I'm keeping it real here people!  

So what do you think?!  Is the Buddha head a win?  I think so!
 But I LOVE hearing what you all think!!



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