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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sooo behind...

Wow.  I haven't had a post in about a week.  Yikes.  I have just been sooo busy with everything...trying to get caught up a bit on pillows ( I am so behind, not because I am not working my hiney off on them, just b/c there are lots o' orders).  Not complaining about the orders, just wishing there were a bit more time in the day!  Plus Connors spring break starts tomorrow and I know it will be hard to get orders done while he is home all week!

Sooo...just a quick pic of a new fabulous pillow in my shop.  I know it is a tad pricey, but it is ALOT of work and oooohhh so gorgeous in person!  I love it!

Isn't it perfect for spring and summer??!! 

Have a great day!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Wonderfully Eclectic


How was your weekend?
Mine was nice and lazy, with a couple long walks and three (yes!3) movies under my belt.

That is pretty rare for me.  I am not a huge movie person, kinda goes in spurts.  WOn't watch a movie for months and then..3 in one day!


today I am loving these fun, eclectic rooms, full of charm and character and interest.  Aren't they great.  So unusual and cool.



Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Pattys Day!


Hope you are all having a great St. Patricks Day!  We have some wonderful spring like weather today!  I wish it were going to stay, but it won't. :(

I thought in honor of the "green" day, I would share some green...


Have a great day!!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

MIA and The Bachelor


I am such a bad blogger!  I have been MIA for almost a week now. Goodness. 

We headed up north this weekend to Traverse City for a little weekend get-away.  All Connor wanted to do was swim, so he had a blast there.  With TC being in the off season, we were able to get a really nice hotel for super cheap!  Score!  So now we are back and it is back to making pillows for patiently (and sometimes unpatiently) waiting customers!  I know it is a super long wait for a pillow (8-9 weeks!) but I am doing my best to keep up with the orders!  Please understand! :)

Anywho.. this is one of my new fav pillows.

It is sooo adorable in person! 

On another note...

Did you happen to watch the final bachelor last night?  What did you think?  Did you watch "After The Final Rose" as well?  I found it very interesting.  I really, really thought Emily was going to go home in tears.  I am soo glad he picked her though because I think she deserves to be happy. 

He seems soo smitten over her, but I worry she doesn't feel the same.  She seemed distant to him after the finale.  Did you think so too?  I hope it works out for them. to sew...


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I Take It Back..

The whole, " I need lots of color in my life" rant.  I do not.  I was wrong.  While I do want a little bit of color, I do not need alot. I know.  My mind is crazy weird.  But after getting a few accessories with color, I am already sick of them.  Pieces that I bought years ago in brown, black, silver, white, cream, grey, ect...not so sick of yet.  So, there you have it. 

Where does this leave me then?

Well, I will still for sure be bringing in color through small doses of pillows, maybe a bowl, or colorful throw blanket.  But big items, like rugs and such.... Not so much!  Live and learn my friends, live and learn.

I guess this is the look I am going for.  Do you see how it is neutral, yet it has a little quirkiness about it and it is not boring beige at all.  I guess it goes back to the whole "texture" thing and layering pieces correctly.

I know I have showed this picture before, but it is a fav for sure!  I love the calmness of it, yet the fun pillows and accessories.

Does anyone else have this "disorder" of mine?


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Rug....Me No Likey

So, my new rug came yesterday.  I don't like it.  It will be
heading into Connors room and he will like it.  He will. 

This is what it looks like at in real life.

This is what it looked like online.

The colors look a little different huh?!  Not as vibrant.  More childish and kid room-ish.  I guess that is the risk you take when ordering something online.

Now back to the search of finding the right rug!


Friday, March 4, 2011

Color Confirmation

Hey Peeps!
:) via my post yesterday, which was all about needing some color, pattern, texture..ect in my home, I came across these photos and it only confirmed my suspicions.  For now.  I NEED some more color.  I the neutrals and the creams and whites.  But there is no saying that I can't have that as well.  I can have all of that and also add in some jolts of pizazz in greens and yellows and blues.. Ok, ok..I am nervous to admit this, but I just ordered two more rugs..they are TOTALLY out of my comfort zone and I cannot wait for them to get here!!  I will give you a couple is an animal print and one has all the colors of the rainbow in it!  Yikes!  I got big plans for these babies though and I can't wait to show you! 

So, you see...I am going to keep all the big things, ie- couch, chairs, walls, furniture neutral.  Then I am trying to punch it up a bit with colors from my lamps, blankets, rugs, and pillows.  Fun! Fun!  We shall see how long this is going to last.  I just feel like I need some "fun" in the house and adding some pattern will spruce it up I am sure!

These pictures have helped confirm it even more!

See, nothing scary bright and loud!  Just some happy, fun rooms with a little life in them!


Have a great weekend!  Connor's having his cousin stay the night tonight..better pick up the house before they come here and trash it!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Craving Color...


So, lately, I don't know if it is just spring fever or what, but I have been craving lots and lots of color and pattern.  Which is so different than where I was last year!  I am nervous to take the leap to more color, but every picture I see that I like, makes me want to bring more into my rooms.  I still like the white(ish) walls and such, but want to bring more color in through pillows, rugs, lamps..ect...

Take a look at these rooms.  They are some of my favorites, in the way they bring in color with accessories in just the right dose!

birch and bird living room above

Aren't they fun and happy rooms?  While I LOVE the all white and monochromatic look, for some reason I am now drawn to more color and they make me feel good.  And I want to feel good. :)  Life is about surronding yourself with things that make you feel good, so therefore I will be adding more color.  That's right!  I am taking charge and doing it!  Whew.  That felt good.  I know.  I am weird. 

What do you think about the rooms above and color?  I know there is ALOT of white on white out there..but I would love to know what you think!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dear Genevieve...

Hey!  How are you today?  Good I hope!

Have you ever watched Dear Genevieve on HGTV?  I love her!  She does some great rooms and this one is one of my favorite!

Isn't is wonderful?!  I love, love, love it!  I love the unexpected pop of color in the chaise...too perfect!  And that fireplace?  Aaahhmmmaazing!

On saturday she had a new epsiode which I cannot find anywhere on the web.  But once I do, I will be sure to show you because it is just awesome!