Thursday, June 30, 2011

easy breezy







This summer is shaping up to be a crazy, busy one! I am praying that it slows down a little and I can finish it out in a typical easy, breezy summer style!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

house progress 6.28

Here's a little more on the progress of our new house! We went to visit the job site Sunday when we returned from vacation. It is a little behind schedule thanks to the typical summer thunderstorms but it is looking more and more like a house every time I visit!


The front of the house....


Our front porch...can't wait to put some rocking chairs out there!



The little one checking out her new digs....



Our new master bathroom...



My view from the soon to be kitchen....




It is exciting to see it all come together, even though it is one of my least favorite parts of construction. All the rooms seemed so small; I had to go home and look at all the room dimensions just to make sure they were going to turn out ok :)

Hopefully, my next update will include walls!

Monday, June 27, 2011

monday musing



Tuesday, June 21, 2011

summer time

It's officially summer today! I know...it feels like we are months into summer already with this record breaking heat across the country, but today is the official first day!

Loving these pops of bright colors right now....





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Monday, June 20, 2011

monday musing



Tuesday, June 14, 2011

my vow

I am making a vow to myself that once we move, I am getting organized. I mean really organized, like labels and stuff. I know, it sounds serious.

Maybe I am on the organization kick since I feel like everything at home is far from it! I find myself less inclined every day to put things away in it's proper place and it is starting to wear on me. But, what's the point when you know you are going to pack up and move in a few months? I figure I can go through the whole process of eliminating while I am packing up the house and then organize it all perfectly once the boxes get to the new house.

I have been saving inspiration photos for organization ideas like crazy!


A Dream Cottage traditional


I would die for this pantry!!


Huntington Beach  kitchen


The perfect laundry room...

No 2 contemporary laundry room


I want my drawers to be organized too!





















I am making a small closet off the breakfast nook into a built-in office...totally loving this closet as inspiration!






















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Monday, June 13, 2011

monday musing

Friday, June 10, 2011

favorite find of the week 6.10

It's no secret that Pinterest is one of the best places to find inspiration images...I am constantly on there browsing for home ideas and pictures. But lately, it is all the food pictures that have me drooling (literally!!). From the appetizers, to sandwiches, to soups, and all the delicious desserts that pop up, I am gaining weight as I type this!

Who else agrees??

A grown-up grilled cheese...



Perfect summer salad...



Chocolate deliciousness....



Perfect summer treat...S'mores Bars



Popsicles for the adults....
Strawberry Vodka Collins Popsicles

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

we have progress!!

Finally, we have progress on the new house!!! I am so excited to see this finally get moving and the builder has a pretty ambitious schedule to getting the house complete.

I haven't shared any photos of the site.  The lot we purchased is a little over 2 acres with tons of beautiful trees around. It's a little out of town, which will make it a quiet, country retreat for my family after a long day at work and school.  Here's a few shots of the lot and the progress made on Monday...

The permits :)



The house staked out and the ground cleared...


We should have the foundation poured next week and the concrete block starting on Friday. Now, I am starting to get excited! I was getting a little disappointed in the whole process even though I know these things take awhile. But, hey it's moving now!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Soaking up a little inspiration this morning via Pinterest!