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Monday, January 31, 2011

Maternity Leave

Howdy Hi- so the baby boys are scheduled to arrive tomorrow, wrap your head around that! Gonna step away from the ole blog for a little while for maternity leave. Thanks to all those that stopped by and checked out our musings over the past year - we'll be back! In the meantime go and check out Katie's blog - she has a super fun blog and offers great recipes and she has been a loyal follower/commenter of this blog so show her some love. See you in the spring!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Double Decker

I owe you dear readers a couple of posts huh? So, let's double up. There are babies coming so we need to prep. We are talking strollers here for more than one kid-let. There is the Bumble Ride Indie Twin that costs a pretty penny at $679.99.

The double Bob for side by side action. For $483 its tried and true if a little bulky.

The Baby Jogger City Select has 16 different possible configurations. $549 on Amazon.
Thoughts? Other suggestions? Seen them cheaper anywhere?


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mapping it out

You know, in case you wake up in the middle of the night and forgot where you were. Triangulate those coordinates and put your mind at ease.

Good wall covering for boys rooms.




Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nursery of the Week: Lemon Sorbet


Talk about the effects of your paint color choice- this yellow combined with the large windows make this nursery so bright and airy. This is also a good example of working with angles in a room. Not all rooms are perfect squares with matching wall sizes.


Oh, Hi there! I like that pink and white striped rug you are hanging out on.


The modern lines of this crib and the ghost chair help to break up the traditional elements of this room.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Totally having a moment

With Zebra, apparently. Take note: the rug in my tv room.
These Kate Spade New Year's cards I bought on sale - they will be making an appearance in the mailboxes of mi amigos in 2012. Hold yourselves back - I know you are excited.

And then there is this.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ready for the weekend

Gonna spend some time at my desk getting things organized. So looking forward to the long weekend!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Can't burn dinner in this oven

This little play kitchen that Rachel of Southern Exposure made for her daughter makes me jealous. She used a closet, removed the doors and then took two nightstands that they weren't using, reconfigured them into an oven and cabinet. Topped with some painted mdf and authentic knobs and facucet and there ya go!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Re-think: Mirrors in the Bathroom

Guess what? You don't have to use a medicine cabinet or the unframed, flush wall mount mirrors that are typical in most bathrooms. Add something totally unexpected like these ornate, antiques. Something like this tends to be more functional in a bathroom that is not used a lot like a powder room. See that copper bowl above used for the sink basin- very cool! But note that with copper there are quite a few cleaners and solvents that you cannot use on the copper finish, just fyi.
The smaller size and shape frees up space along that back wall and then you can add more lighting like the sconces in these pics.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Multiples Madness!

We were lucky enough to be asked to contribute once again to The Expectant Mother's Guide to Denver! Check out the article:
http://www.expectantmothersguide.com/library/denver/designing-nurseries-for-multiples.htm

Monday, January 10, 2011

Nursery of the Week: Rode-O Chic


The Stock Show is in town - for those of you that don't know that means the RODEO and all its fixins! Went yesterday and caught the Reigning (it's like figure skating for horses - not on ice- but with routines, tricks, music and costumes) and it was amazing! After wandering around the Expo Hall which has everything from veggie slicers and custom chaps to deluxe trailers and fine art I got all in to the cowboy chic. This nursery also accomplishes that. I think it's the Stark antelope carpet that does it for me.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

The weekend is here- make it a good one!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Piping Hot!

Lots of people are obsessed with nailhead trim these days as an accent to furniture and while I love me some nailhead I think contrasting piping is truly fantastic.











Wednesday, January 5, 2011

30 day grace period for thank you notes- right?

Cuz I have written any yet! But I did receive a super fantastic one from my friend and I thought it was such a good idea. Since she has an infant, she has been churning out the thank you notes for, oh say, since right after she announced her pregnancy (at least)! Baby girl was extra good and Santa brought sacks full of stuff at Christmas. The fact that the gifts have to be acknowledged and properly thanked of course falls on to mama. It being like the fifth go round of cards she changed things up this time by picking out a few of her favorite photos and then getting tons of prints made. She just bought plain card stock and affixed the photo to the front. Love it - and it doesn't even matter what it says inside cause that picture just melts your heart. Jk! She is very clever and the note is funny.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Old Piece - New Use


Sorry for the crappy pictures. This is the powder room at my aunt's house. I love what she did with this antique- she modified it and dropped in a tiny sink to make a totally unique pedastal sink. Also notice the pistachio and almond striped walls!