Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Online Design Board For My New Living Room

After a major struggle, hmm...can I call designing a room a major struggle, or is that exaggeratory (that's Ryan's word that he made up and insists that it is really a word, it isn't a word - is it?)?  Anywhoo... I decided to "hire" a designer that I have a major design crush on - Emily Hewett of A Well Dressed Home. She is in Dallas, and even though I can't physically have her over for some tea and paint advice, she makes it possible across the miles with her Online Design Board Service.  I don't think Emily has posted a room or design board that I haven't loved, and her own home is gorgeous.  Today, she blogged about my room!!!

Go here to see what she had to say:


Here is the board!!! Love it, love it, love it!

I have already ordered the lamps, the throw pillows, and bought the paint. The fabric is on backorder, but I WILL have it!  I am SO excited to put it all together! Isn't it fab!?  I'll share the steps to making the room something to look at! Check out Emily if you need a little help, she does not disappoint!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring Break Was Magical...

We ran into Snow White on Main Street.

Then she gave us a hula hooping lesson.

Then we took a trip around this Small World of ours (who doesn't love these little hula girls!?).

Had to stop by Mommy's favorite - Beauty and the Beast.

Ran into Cinderella in the garden.

A trip to Disney wouldn't be complete without Daddy's favorite:

I am not exaggerating when I say that EVERY time we see a parade Ryan tells me the story of when he was little, and they went to Disney, and his lips were sunburned, and they sat on the curb, and watched the Electrical Parade, and ate popcorn. The salt from the popcorn hurt his lips so badly that he almost cried, but he kept on eating it because it was so good. Every time.

And then the fireworks - so pretty.

But now that I have recovered from vacation, I am ready to get back to work.  Next up is the Living Room. I have paint swatches on the wall, and I hope to start painting the trim this week. It is the first room you see when you come in the house, so I would love for our home to have a better first impression than "Run, hide your eyes and run to the kitchen!"

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

House Tour - Family Room

House Tour - Family Room

Is any room really ever complete? Please view with the understanding that unless otherwise stated - all rooms are a "work in progress".....

Our Family Room


Nice beams, and checkerboard ceiling, right? Purple, green and khaki, nice.

This little half wall served no purpose, except for closing off the space.


The built-ins my FIL built! Love them! And our no longer needed TV stand, now standing in as a sofa table.

After about 5 coats of paint, and 3 days of caulk - there are still cracks that need filling and paint that needs painting - but Ryan gave up on it for now.

Linking to:
View Along the Way - Roomspiration