Saturday, January 28, 2012

Burlap Project Blast Off!

I have officially kicked off my new challenge, The Burlap Project! I'm so excited to share with you all how I'm using the seventy-some odd feet of burlap we used in our wedding AND it's a great way to hold me accountable to using it.

To check out what's up first (and what's on deck) you can click the "The Burlap Project" link on the right or click here. If you'd like to see my inspiration and ideas, you can click here to check out my Pinterest pinboard.

I hope you enjoy!

Friday, January 20, 2012

House Update!

It's been a little over 7 months since we've been converting our suburban shack into a sweet love nest. Insert *awwww* here. :)

Seriously, though. In all honesty it has gone a lot slower than I originally thought it would. Darn HGTV shows... I guess it doesn't take 30 minutes to reno your house. :P

So the pictures that follow show our progress so far. Please forgive the poor photo quality- my camera is out of comission and I've been using Hubsy's older point and shoot. I just can't get the confounded thing to work the way I want it to!

Hopefully our progress reflects our inspiration, which can be found in my last post. Enjoy our blood, sweat, and tears; and feel free to shoot some love, questions, comments, ideas, and suggestions our way!

P.S. Feel free to take a look around the blog. I've updated the layout, my contact info, and our Furry Family's page with some update pics of Mr. Maverick. Also check out what I'm up to with the Burlap Project!! Looking forward to kicking that page off very soon. :)

P.P.S. You can click on the pictures to make them bigger.

I have a pretty major crush on our green curtains. I grabbed them in the store and held on like Rose held on to Jack. Well, until she let him go. Moving on-

I'm so in love with our fireplace. <3

I can't quite reach the top... brainstorming how to get 'er done.

I caulked the heck outta that chair rail! :D

It's still cadaver colored. *gag* All in good time...
I hope you all are having a wonderful start to 2012!! Ours has been full of fun, laughter, and love. I'm looking forward to sharing how God has taught me about perseverance and trusting Him. I also can't wait to roll out some (to coin my husband's favorite synonym for 'great') bangin' burlap projects!

Much love and until next time,

Monday, January 9, 2012

Color Me Happy!

Mostly because in just a little over 6 months time Josh and I have been able to accomplish A LOT in our house. In fact, I didn't realize just how much we have gotten done until I perused through some 'before' pictures I found the other night. Although I don't have any 'after' pictures to share yet (they are coming soon, I promise!!) I would like to share the color inspiration in each of our rooms. Thanks to America's (women's) new favorite pastime, Pinterest, I was able to organize some awesome color swatches via Design Seeds to pull together the look we want for our nest. Enjoy!

Master Bedroom; pinned here
Master Bath; pinned here
Living Room; pinned here
Kitchen; pinned here

Spare Bathroom; pinned here
Future colors of the office; pinned here
Future colors of the spare bedroom; pinned here
 So there you have it! Again, pictures of our progress are to come soon; there's still a little cleaning and organizing that needs to be done due to the holidays. I hope yall enjoy poking around Design Seeds- I know I did; if you are on Pinterest, check out my link to the left to follow my pinboards and if you would like to join leave me a comment and I will email you an invite!

Until next time,