Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I'm Inspired By This Room Right Now

Fresh and feminine. Pretty and sophisticated. The bright blue sconce shades are my favorite detail!

Monday, August 29, 2011

What a Sweet Husband I Have

For getting up on the roof to cut all of our trees back using a chainsaw on a big stick. Because we all know I wasn't getting up there. :)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

We Have Baseboards!

Old baseboards and old hardwood floors.
Ripped out baseboards with new ebony hardwood floors.
New baseboards! You can see our new wall color in these pictures too!
One of the first things we did when we moved into our new house was rip out the old baseboards so that we could refinish the hardwood floors. We finally installed new ones today! It is amazing what a difference it makes to update the molding in an old house.

Thanks to our awesome friend and neighbor Fred for lending us the tools to do the installation!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Working Vacation

Oh my goodness, I've been gone from the blog for SO long!! I think this might be the longest I've gone without posting since I started. I took this whole week off from work as a "vacation" to work on our house. My lovely Mom and Mema Gail are spending the week with me and we are knocking stuff off the to-do list left and right. I'll have lots of good things to show you soon...just not yet because I'm too pooped! Needless to say I miss you all! Hope you've had a great week.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Shower Sneak Peak!

Design by westwillow.
I'm planning my first wedding shower ever! It's for my best friend Geneva, and I'm SO excited about all of the details. Here's a little peak into my preparation for the party next month. This custom poster design is by Sonya at westwillow designs. She's quite the talent. She also designed the invitations, which I'll be showing you soon!

Hope you all have a fantastic night.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Pink is Gone!

The first time we walked into this bedroom Kane named it the "Victoria's Secret bag room." How do you like those cotton candy bubble gum pink tone-on-tone stripes? Lovely, right?
It took two coats of Kilz primer and two coats of paint to cover those stripes.
Here's the first coat of Benjamin Moore Gray Owl.
It's nice to have a lovely, completely blank slate to work with now! I'll post again soon with the rest of the changes!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Prettiest Shoes in the World

Image found here.
A friend of mine emailed me these shoes this week and said "you need these for fall." I've been dreaming about them ever since. Unfortunately they're $775 and I just bought a house. Very sad. I'm missing the days when I lived in NYC and my sweet husband would go the Manolo sample sale and email me pictures while I was at work to see which ones I wanted! Those were the days... :) 

World's Longest Yardsale

I hit up the World's Longest Yardsale last weekend. It runs through Chattanooga which is a quick two-hour trip from Nashville. Just like last year, I found lots of great things which I'll be showing you soon! In the meantime, here are a few fun pictures.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Amelia J. Moore Photography

All photography in this post by Amelia J. Moore.
I've been meaning to post these photos for two months, but couldn't seem to find the time with all of our moving and unpacking and home improvement projects! Kane and I had our pictures taken by Amelia J. Moore and her awesome team back in the spring. No particular reason. Just to celebrate the fact that we've been married for a few years and we hadn't taken any decent photographs since our wedding. I was not disappointed! She has a gift for capturing personalities, and she did a fantastic job with Kane and I.
Amelia has a great package for couples called the Embrace Session, which is what we did. You can check out the details here.
We used the Nashville Farmer's Market, and various locations around Germantown as our backdrop. How about that red lipstick? It was her team's idea and I'm so glad I went along with it! Believe me I don't normally rock anything that bold but I've been thinking about doing it again ever since then. :)
I'll be posting about Amelia again soon!

It's fun to treat yourself to something special every once in a while. In fact, for any of you that are interested, you can get $50 off an Embrace session of your own if you book by September 1 and mention my blog! Your session can be scheduled anytime now through April 2012! 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Master Bedroom Rug

My rug came in for our Master Bedroom and I'm so pleased with it! It's woven seagrass with a rubberized backing and a slate binding. It's the perfect amount of contrast on the ebony stained hardwood. I purchased it through a carpet supplier that my company uses here in Nashville. For one custom size 9 x 9.5 ft rug, and an 8 ft runner for the hallway (always use the remnants!) I paid $420. Great deal and it's exactly what I wanted!

There's lots more to do but every little bit makes a difference in an empty house!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Nothing Like No Air Conditioning

90 degrees inside our house? No, thank you! Our HVAC system took it's last breath on Friday. During the very hottest week of the summer. Needless to say we got out of there in a hurry, and we won't be spending much time there until it gets replaced! We're incredibly lucky because our home warranty company is covering most of the cost to replace it, but the bad part is that we have to wait a few more days for the new unit to come in.

So, we've been forced to take a hiatus from house projects. We didn't realize exactly how absorbed we've been until we had to step back from it! Kane took me on an impromptu date yesterday afternoon to take advantage of our free time. One milkshake and one Harry Potter movie later, I felt more relaxed than I have in weeks. Even with the broken AC. Funny how things work out that way sometimes.

Oh, and we had another skunk spotting last night. :)

Have you had any house dramas lately?