Friday, April 30, 2010


My family moved in on March 27th of 2010 and my son Maxon's 1st Birthday Party was set for April 24th. It was to be held in our home so hence "THE MAD RUSH." I had a family of four to unpack, a party to start planning and prepping for, but I was also on the mend from a surgery on my vocal cords that I had just had on April 7th. Kinda hard to not be able to talk for almost two week when you have two kids 3 and under.

My first goal for the house was to get the main living areas painted, laid out and organized. The upstairs no one else but my family would see so it could wait till after the party.

I picked out my paint colors from Sherwin Williams (I'm a little partial to their paint as growing up my dad owned and worked for a drywall and painting company. Sherwin Williams paint is all I've ever used) and started painting! I'm a girl who just can't stand white walls. The color I picked was San Antonio Sage SW 7731.

I love decorative white platters (so classic) and Moss green and teal blue pitchers.

The space above the sink was a challenging area. I had, had this iron work in our bathroom of our old home and it now gives this empty space some visual interest.

As you can see my "Office."

The kitchen is very much so still a work in progess. I'm one who feels that a space is always evolving and changing. For now it feels good to be off to a great start.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Digs

So, we have moved and are starting to get settled in to the new house. It's a clean slate and when I say clean slate, I mean clean slate! White walls, doors, trim and tan carpet. BLAH! On the bright side it opens the door for me to stamp my style on everything. Sweet!

Enjoying all the beautiful blooming trees and shrubs in the yard.

Kitchen and stairwell/hall to living room and upstairs. To the Left of the stairs is the dinning room.

Family room and Basement play room/office. I know these are really bad photo's. They are from the MLS Listing but they show the house empty. To the left of the family room is really nice oak railing and the stairs to the front door and basement.

Don't laugh, this is one of my new favorite rooms. I've never had a "laundry room!" The photo to the right is the master bath, again bad pics. but it's a really nice bath. To the left is a LARGE soaking that all four of us fit in and to the right is a great glass surround shower.

I've already started to pick out paint and decorate, so those will be some of my new post to come!