I recently had the opportunity to go to Indianapolis (all expenses paid) to visit the Delta/ Brizo Faucet company! To say I was spoiled would be an understatement. I mean…when wine flows out of the kitchen faucet you KNOW you’re in for a good time! I learned a ton, and was so honored to be chosen as one of Ferguson’s guests. The food was delish, the drinks were strong, and the music was fab but nothing compares to the beauty of those faucets. I was totally blown away by their commitment to quality and innovation. It’s like functional art and I was in heaven. Thanks again, Delta for the wonderful experience!
Every home is different. Each is made up of the people inside…their memories, their lifestyle, their travels, and their unique style. This is the best part of my job. I get the opportunity to dive into who they are and what makes their homes tick. This isn’t a one size fits all, cookie cutter, just make it look pretty design. This is one of a kind. Made just for them. Their style, their passions, their HOME. Best. Job. Ever.
This beach house bathroom was a small space with HUGE potential. It was cramped, dark, dysfunctional and to be honest…pretty fugly. We ponied a wall which flooded the room with light. We also glassed in the shower which gave the illusion of more space. Ship lap brought in charm and brightness. The weathered wood vanity and greenery tied in natural elements, and finally marble to add a touch of traditional elegance. It is a beach house after all, so the unexpected stripes in the shower keep it casual and fun and fuss free. She’s a beauty.
Huge day over here! Not only is my fever down and I’m finally out of bed, but the boys and I got seriously serious about cleaning out and organizing this house! I had a long list, and honestly, I still do. I didn’t come close to tackling it all today and that is totally cool with me. One thing at a time for this girl. I feel proud and motivated and free of kitchen clutter and crumbs!
The boys each checked one thing off their lists too! E cleaned out his desk and V tackled his nightstand (woah, gross). Let’s just say we haven’t had a fish in this house for over 2 years so there’s no excuse for his drawer to be littered with fish food flakes. Yuck!
So…what’s on your list today?
I don’t know about y’all, but I can be a bit of a dish and glass breaker. I’m one martini glass down after the holidays and a few of my dinner plates have cracks and chips. This is a great time to order a few replacements and replenish supplies. I also cleaned out the spice rack and…yikes…most of them were expired. Heading over to spiceology.com to fill ‘er up.
It’s a wrap, y’all. Some small details left like a touch up here, a shelf there, chalk paint a mirror in the office, find a rug for the bedroom and for sure my office built ins still need some styling, but those things will eventually find themselves done. For now, I’m basking in the doneness and all the shiny details. Enjoy the pics.
Come one come all…it’s PARTY TIME! Oh did I have fun with the hot glue gun for this circus shingdig! Once again, I was honored to be asked to decorate for UBC’s Welcome to Children’s Ministry Luncheon! The goal is to incite curiosity, wonder and excitement for the incoming kindergarten and first graders as they Step Right Up to all the fun that awaits them in Children’s Ministry.
The chapel is a large room with incredibly high ceilings. It’s always a challenge to make the space seem intimate and inviting. Without careful planning, a room of that size can easily eat up your decor and all your hard work will go unnoticed.
In order to avoid the dreaded space-eating-decor scenario, I swagged colorful pennant bunting across the room in a random pattern and instantly brought the focus down to where I wanted it. I welcomed all who passed with giant popcorn cups filled with yellow and white balloons and each table was set with a one of a kind circus themed centerpiece. (I’m still picking off hot glue strings and glitter from my hair.) With a church event and a conservative budget, crafting and good ‘ol fashioned sweat equity is always the best bang for the buck. Thanks again UBC, for getting me away from the tile and drywall dust for some fun with glitter and glue and a chance to Step Right Up for some seriously cute fun.
Y’all, 8 weeks is a LONG time! We’ve been so fortunate to have hubby’s parents let us stay at their beach house for 2 weeks and even their own home for a week but there’s nothing like being back in your own bed. (Even if it’s your guest room bed upstairs.) It seems like the to do list is still incredibly long but I know that the dust will soon settle and we’ll be home sweet home.
My office desk is being delivered tomorrow (yikes, there’s no place to put it) and the tub should be in Houston by Thursday! I have boxes stacked with lighting and door knobs and cabinet hardware, shelving and even circus decor for an upcoming party I’m planning. Gulp. Little by little it’s getting put back together. Trying to stay positive and remember that I didn’t come this far only to come this far.
Finally some pretty things!!
Yes, this is uncomfortable and at times challenging but I know it will all be worth it. Thankfully, I’ve had enough experience to expect the unexpected. Cuz y’all, surprises pop up every single job. I’m not immune to it either. Mirrors break, pipes crack, and bathtubs are never delivered on time. So pour a tall glass of wine and surround yourself with your pretty tile samples because it’ll be over before you know it.