Finally getting around to decorating for the holidays. And trying to do that with the two tornadoes (my daughters) isn't so easy. But I managed to make a wreath. It's a super basic one with noble tree trimmings, succulents and dusty miller. I just wired everything together onto a metal hanger from the dry cleaners. So all the materials were FREE! My kind of wreath!
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
I LOVE Halloween. But this year I have two kids under the age of 4 and they're really eating into my scary movie time. I'm a horror fanatic. So if making tissue ghosts and paper bats is as close to spooky-ness as I can get, well, I guess I'll take it. But The Walking Dead still has the highest priority on my DVR... can't take that away from me. Not even lame football.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
After having a new sliding-glass door installed and our jungle of a backyard butchered, I finally have enough light to take a picture of our new-ish TV cabinet. It's a vintage buffet that we found at a local antique shop. The previous owner painted it white and distressed it. It fits all of our electronic media in it but what I like best about it is that it's narrow. We actually gained about five inches of floor space from the last Ikea cabinet we had.
That's all for today. Have a good week! ;)
Sunday, October 6, 2013
This post is for Kelly. ;) Thank you so much for commenting on my Instagram post. I was going to send a long-winded response but I thought a blog post would be more fitting. Here's the deal, people: I just acquired this Victorian era fireplace mantle FOR FREE. A HUGE thank you to Bud from Buttermilk Sky. Sadly we cleared out the brick-and-mortar store today but Buttermilk Sky will live online. Sign up for his newletter for updates!
Back to the mantle. I love it. It fits the opening to my fireplace perfectly. Back up 60 years when this house was built...
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Friday, October 4, 2013
Just pretty-ing up my kitchen banquette. We've had it completed for about a year now. I don't think I can get sick of it. Banquettes are a must! If you have the space for it...
Friday, September 20, 2013
I've only been to Santa Fe once but I was blown away. These photos are from 2006 and I just can't get them out of my head. We will go back - someday.
Friday, August 30, 2013
One of my favorite parts about staying at the Colorado house is being surrounded by natural terrain. I work in Irvine, CA and I completely despise that city. The main reason is how they've destroyed any natural terrain and have over-landscaped so bad that you wouldn't know what a native plant is if you stepped on it. They plant forests and then two years later rip everything out and over plant again. And the over-watering is a whole other issue that blows my mine. Such a waste. So sad.
Back to my photos....
In this top arrangement I picked Calcareous Crypantha (white), Tufted Hair (grass), Threetooth Ragwort (yellow), and I couldn't figure out the green one.
Apline Yarrow (white), Russian Sage (purple) and the Tufted Hair grass again.
There were so many different wild flowers all over the place. These ones were just a few steps out the door. I was in heaven. So inspiring. Can't wait to go back!
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