Wednesday, January 26, 2011

41 Hours and Counting

One of my best friends will find out in less than 41 hours what the gender of her baby is....I am so excited and can't wait! Especially since I am co-hosting her shower! Whatever the baby will be loved, that's for sure!
I picked up a chandelier for my room re-do and it is an antique brass chandelier and very heavy! Not bad for $30. I am having a hard time deciding what to do with it and need some help. I am trying to decide between painting it silver, white, or black. What do you think? Also, I am adding hanging crystals. I don't know if I want to use a lot or a little. Decisions, Decisions...
Sorry, it's not a great picture. It is the one she sent me in an email.

I also picked up an armoire about a week ago for only $25 so I have to decide what to paint it too. But, here is the color I am thinking for the walls.
                                          SW7081 Sensuous Gray    
                                             Sensuous Gray or......  
                                          SW6263 Exclusive Plum
                                                  Exclusive Plum             

Yes, they are both really similar and they are in the violet family. I found them on the Sherwin Williams. My friend used the sensuous gray in her dining room and it is soo pretty!Those are my two choices. In case you can't tell on the computer, I swear there is a difference! :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Time for Change

I don't know if it's the weather or what but I am ready for change. First, I started with my hair. I went from blond, to yuck blondish brown,then to a dark burgundy color. I am going back tomorrow to make it more red and less purple. It is looking a little Snooki-ish.
Next, I want to change my bedroom. A lot of you know it is poop brown. The furniture is brown. The bedding is brown. The walls are brown. Wall decor,curtains, bedding...yep, pretty much everything. Gross. 
So, I got online today and looked at some "inspiration". I might try to sound like Nate Berkus but trust me, I am not. So it probably won't look anything like some designer magazine spread! Scratch that...I know it won't! Ha!
I love this house!! It is the bungalow of Lizzie Carney. I saw her on Nate Berkus (little crush on him) and loved all her chandeliers! That is a must in my bedroom this time. I like her bedroom too (minus the pink..not my style).

Love the chandelier, the iron bed, and all the white in this room. I am going towards white bedding right now too.
I am in love with this room! Combine these two rooms and it might be close to perfect.  I would love to be brave enough to wallpaper or stencil! We will see!
All of these photos can be found on Country Living here:

Is anyone else ready for change? What do you think of these rooms? I will be posting all my bargain finds and bedroom changes on here soon.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hot Mess Snow Day

Days like today where we are snowed in and I am wrapped in a robe on top of 5 sweatshirts are lazy days in our house! They are saying 2-4 inches or all depends on who is talking. Our cousin Anna is going to Daytona and enjoying the "spring weather" (her words...I'm so jealous!) and we are getting this....

This is our sidewalk, road, and field across the street. I can't tell either. Brrr!!

Since it's a lazy day, Aubry looks like this....

That's mess! I told her it was too cold for that and her response: "But I'm wearing peace sign socks!". I guess it's a step up from her swimsuit, knee high Fancy Nancy socks, and leopard high heels.  The girl loves playing dress up.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sick Baby and a Shadow box

Aubry has been sick the past couple of days. She took some cough medicine tonight when she asked to go to bed at 7:00!!!!!! If you know her at all, you know she must not feel good if she a) asked to go to bed and b) was asleep before 7:30! Not like her at all. Bless her heart...I hope she gets to feeling better because she is going to Toy Story 3 Disney on Ice tomorrow night and Mama needs a happy girl!

I have been obsessed with The Nate Show lately. I DVR it every morning and watch it at night most of the time. He is going to get me in trouble though because he has made me obsessed with redecorating. Since I am trying to redecorate on a budget I am obsessed with Craig...Craigslist. I think Ryan cringes when I mention it. I didn't get this shadow box on Craigslist but I did get a good deal on it and I had been looking for something to put some vintage looking Barbie cards in to put up in Aubs room. This was perfect.

I love it and can't wait to figure out where to put it.

I am still working on the Craigslist dresser but I love how it is turning out. Ryan is supposed to be going to pick up the armoire (don't know if that is spelled right)  I got off of there this week so looks like I will have another project waiting. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Trying to be organized...

Here is a picture of a dresser that I went and picked up Thursday. I saw it on Thrifty Decor Chick's blog about Craigslist and searched for it and found it! (If you haven't read her blog, you should.)  I can't wait to redo it and once I do I will post a picture. I also picked up a shadow box for Aubry's room to hold some vintage Barbie cards...another project to work on. So, I am putting down the BBQ chips and getting started!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Joining the Blogging World!

I have decided to join the world of blogging! I know I probably won't have many people reading this or following me but I thought this would be a great way for me to keep our memories on file. It would be a good place for out of town family to see what we have been up to also! Since this is the first post, I am going to post a picture of Aubry at Christmas. She is a firecracker and always doing anything girly! The second one is her holding her Bieber doll which she loved!!