Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Baby Blue Crush


Pretty Roman Shade with Pelmet Box | Cindy Rinfret's Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 3

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I like the color scheme and the headboard @Jeanine DeOre C. // VT Interiors - Library of Inspirational Images


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Just a some gorgeous images of a pale blue color palette to inspire you on this hump day. Lately, I am just so drawn to the light and airy color palette of pale blues mixed with neutrals and gold. I'd be perfectly happy to spend time gathering my thoughts in any one of these rooms. 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Addition [Paint Color Scheme]

Addition Paint Color Scheme

BM - White Dove // BM - Gentle Gray // BM - Decorators White // BM- Seattle Gray 

I hate painting. 
I can't tell you how many times we've painted a room and after a few weeks (and sometimes even immediately) I have regretted my color choice. Especially when you're married to someone who pretty much thinks paint is a permanent thing in our other words, once it's up, you better like it because it's staying. So the pressure is on. It's time to pick paint colors for our new addition (paint is going on the walls next week... eeek!) 

I've envisioned for some time now the look and feel I want in our new spaces, but picking actual colors that work in actual rooms is so different than seeing a picture in a magazine or on Pinterest and thinking "hey, that's the color I want". So over the past couple of weeks, I've been writing down every gray and white color I think I might like and yesterday I went to the paint shop to get pick up the paint chips. 

After studying all of my picks carefully, I narrowed each room down to 2 or 3 choices and took them home today at lunch to test them out in the middle of the day light in each room. I finally narrowed it down and am soo excited to get them up on the walls and {pray} I still love them as much as I do now! 

Benjamin Moore - White Dove has been my go -to white for a couple years now, and I'm still loving it. And I have been wanting a soothing gray/blue color scheme for a while now and I'm just loving how it is all flowing together.

Do you have a favorite universal paint color? One that you always come back to? I'd love to hear... it's not quite too late to change my mind! ey yi yi....

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Master Bathroom Mood Board

traditional bathroom Decorating the Guest Bath


Master Bath Mood Board

sconces //  knobs // pulls // faucet (I found ours at Tuesday Morning a couple years back- thanking myself for holding on to it this long!!) // dried box wood 

It's been a while since I've given ya'll a proper update on our home addition, but trust me when I say things are moving along slowly but surely... 

Insulation and drywall went up this week so we are getting closer to making it look like a real home. And in order to do that there has been a lot of decision making going on along the way. We recently picked out our bathroom cabinets, counter tops, sink, fixtures, and I am now trying to nail down a paint color (I'm leaning towards this subtle gray with blue undertones in BM Bunny Gray...

I'll be back next week with some progress pictures... Have a great weekend! 

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Harrison's 1st Birthday!

Today is the day! My little baby is one year old! Oh my. This year just literally went by in the blink of an eye... probably because he has kept us so busy day in and day out ;) 

Unfortunately, because of our ongoing construction/ chaos, we had to forego a big party this year. I originally thought that if construction would be finished reasonably soon after his birthday, that we could put off the party until then. But then there were just so many unknowns, and I'm glad now that we decided to go ahead and celebrate because we are still at least a month away from being finished with our house. 

So about a week ago I decided to just have a very small get together with our immediate families. I took the easy route with catered BBQ, coleslaw, chips, and cupcakes. It honestly turned out to be so perfect for us. We had the nicest, stress-free day, and I think HRD thoroughly enjoyed his cake and presents! 

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Tea for Two [Olivia's 2nd Birthday Party]

This weekend was extra special because we had two special birthday's to celebrate! First on Saturday we went to my niece's birthday party and then on Sunday we celebrated Harrison's 1st birthday! Oh me Oh my. Still can't get over that! But for today, I am sharing the AMAZING job my sister did putting together a "Tea Party" for a very special little 2 year old! I know first hand how much thought, planning, and crafting went into this day, and it all came to life in such a dream land sort of way. 

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Rounding Out 2014 & A Look at Christmas

This year Christmas was all about the little ones (and I dare say, all years to come will be the same!) and it was so much fun to see their genuine excitement when opening gifts and just being with family. My sister and I also had a lot of fun finding matching outfits for our babes! Check out the bottom of this post to get the details and similar looks!

2014 was an epic year for our family... we started off the year with the birth of Harrison, started the planning process and ultimately building an addition on to our house (still not done, but close!), all while learning how to be parents. You'll have to excuse me while I get a little nostalgic on you, with Harrison's first birthday coming up next week, I've been doing a lot of reflecting on this past year and all that we been through... many sleepless months, constant learning, growing, and sometimes feeling like a failure, and then overcoming that feeling, teething, so many firsts, and then finally feeling like you're a 'ole pro (this feeling comes and goes:)) And although it feels like we did so much in 2014, I still can't believe that it's over and we are onto the next year, with so many new firsts and adventures to experience as a family. 

So this year my main goal is to be in the moment as much as possible, and try not to stress over the little things because they too shall pass. So bring it on 2015, I'm ready for you! 

As always, thanks for reading! 
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Traditions [Afternoon Tea]


 This year my mom, sister, and I decided to start a new holiday tradition where we take an afternoon off work, get dolled up, and go to The Jefferson Hotel for afternoon tea. Ever since I can remember, my mom has always been an avid hot tea drinker, and I'm slowly enjoying it more and more myself. Besides the soothing and relaxing benefits of drinking hot tea, I love experiencing the rich tradition and formality of a High Tea.

I would love to know what holiday traditions you have?! 

Thanks for reading,

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