Tuesday, November 1, 2011

catch me over at capella's blog!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Halloween! Ours was great! My little one had a ball trick or treating and she was too cute for words!

One of my favorite things about blogging is all the great people I have met!  One of my favorite people is Capella Kincheloe from Atlanta.  She has a great design style and is a pleasure to be around in person! She asked me to contribute to her series "10 Things I Believe In" and my post is live! 

Here's a snippet:

Check out the rest of the list HERE!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

so perfect

I have a little bit of room perfection for you the mid-week slump...

Is this not beautiful??

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

house progress 10.18

Ok, here are some new shots of the house finally!! I have to apologize for the specks in the photos...something got on my lens :(

This is the view of the kitchen from the living room. Notice my Visual Comfort fixtures? Love them and I am so excited to have them in my home!  The kitchen has actually held up progress as of late. The island is the wrong finish than what I wanted so replacement cabinets had to be ordered and will finally be here this week! That means countertops, appliances, and plumbing can go in! Yay!

View into the kitchen and breakfast nook...

Our Laundry room, which may be my favorite room so far! I am loving all the storage...there is even a pull out trash can hidden in one of the cabinets! Our old house just had wire shelving so this is a big, exciting upgrade for me!

This is the Master Bath. There is granite countertops that still need to go in and a framed mirror above the vanity.  I am in love with the Ann Sacks Penny tile in the shower and I gaze at it lovingly every time we go to the house.

Stuff like this can mess up a project too! Builder wasn't really paying attention to where the toilet was and it was about 2" from the tub so he had to move it over, which isn't exactly easy after the tile is in!  So, now the toilet is in the right spot and the tile needs to be fixed.

This is my daughter's bathroom. It is a jack and jill bathroom, but for right now, she can enjoy the bathroom all to herself since there's not another little one to share it with yet.

All in all, the house is moving along. There is definitely a long punch list forming but when isn't there one in new construction?  My family and I are more than anxious to get in there asap and we have our fingers crossed we will be there for Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 17, 2011

monday musing

Happy Monday everyone! I know I have been very absent but there are big changes on the horizon for me! I can't let you know yet but as soon as I can, you all will be the first to know! And, I have been totally slacking with pics of the new house, but please stay tuned tomorrow for some new shots (we are getting very close to a complete house!!)!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

dreaming of entryways

So, we are still waiting for the new house to be complete...it's so close and I can see it all coming together now!  I am dying to decorate the front porch for fall, fingers crossed, it will still be fall when we move ;)

I am dying over all these entryways! Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year, where I pretend it's not 85 degrees out and dream of all the outfits I am going to wear when I can finally pull out my leather boots, when the slightest dip in the temperature feels so cold, and I can paint my nails my favorite taupe OPI color.

Aren't these just beautiful??

Monday, October 3, 2011

monday musing

I believe in this 100%. I haven't always, thinking that if one person does this or if this happens, then I will be happy. But that isn't the case at all.  I am in charge of my happiness and I have to embrace every moment in order to achieve happiness.  I have felt very lost the past few months and I am on the constant search for what is going to bring me back to happy and content, but I know that the search starts and ends in the same place, me.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

reaching out

I am straying away from all the home and design talk and asking my readers to help me...

I am running in the St. Jude Half Marathon in Memphis on December 3rd.  As a way to give back, I, along with a few of my girlfriends, have committed to raise $2500 for St. Jude Children's Hospital.  I am blessed to have a healthy daughter, but there are families out there that aren't as lucky.  St. Jude is a godsend for them, treating children and saving their lives, and never once turning away a family for their inability to pay.  It is donations that keep this hospital going!

Our fundraising ends on September 30th so please donate today by clicking the link below!! No donation is too small to make a difference!

A million thanks!

Monday, September 19, 2011

monday musing

Monday, September 12, 2011

monday musing

This quote really made me stop and think about how I always forget to say thanks for all the blessings in my life.  I have an awesome life with great friends and a family I love to death. I should say thanks for them more often!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

sorry for the unannouced break!

Sorry I have been MIA for a few weeks! It has been a crazy few weeks! We have officially moved out of our old house and into a furnished home, waiting for the new house to be completed. Fingers crossed, we will be in there in the next 6 weeks! The temporary home is close to our new home and we are getting acquainted with our new 'hood. My little one starts her new school today and I am hoping she loves it and we only have a few melt-downs in the car line!

I went through my phone to give you guys a  glimpse of my life in photos these past few weeks...

I got an IPad for my birthday...yay. And, I dropped it on the ground while we were moving...boo.

Luckily, the people at Apple are super nice and gave me a free replacement (one time only, the salesman kept repeating). I clutched the new one so hard when I left the store; there was no way I was going to let this one meet the same fate as the one above!

I have been working like crazy! Here's a snapshot of a cool tape trim with gold coins I found for one of my clients....

And, the new house has had a lot of progress! We have drywall up now!! 

They have also put up the Hardi-Panel on the outside (but no pics of that) and they are putting floors in this week!!! I will take some much better shots this week (as long as I can find my camera in the mess of boxes)!

Glad to be back!!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

where I have been lately

I know, I am becoming a horrible blogger! I have been busy and here are some places where you can see what I have been up to!

I did a guest post for the design firm I work for...it's a rundown of lighting selections I have made for a client of mine. Check it out here!

I also did a small contribution to House of Fifty...glad to share my Monday Musings with even more readers!

We have a month until we have to move out of our house now (and into a townhouse temporarily until our house is complete). This impending move has been feeling irritable, anxious, and distracted. So, a little apology in advance if I seem to be in a perpetual bad mood this month! Disarray doesn't agree with me and I know this is all temporary, but it doesn't make it any easier for me!

 So, what do I do when I am feeling a little off? Look at Pinterest, of course, and drool over the food pics, pour over the fashion shots, and dream about all the beautiful interiors!

Monday, August 1, 2011

monday musing

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

master bathroom

We are really moving on the house...it's time for all the things that we have selected to be ordered and installed soon!  Months ago, I visited an Ann Sacks showroom and fell in love with the Penny Round tile in this beautiful colorway--light cream with a hint of seafoam green around the edge. It has vintage appeal and is a departure from what you see in bathrooms down here. I thought it would be perfect for our shower floor.  But, I knew it was a splurge and probably was only going to be a dream.

Well, I kept the sample in my pile of selections and luckily, my husband saw my design intention (or gave in after constant harassing...whatever) and agreed on the Ann Sacks. Yay! I placed the order yesterday so there is no going back!

While searching the internet for some install shots, I came across this bathroom that is almost a complete replica of what I plan to do in ours....espresso cabinets- check; Crema Marfil marble countertop- check; framed mirror above vanity- check....

I had originally thought I would do oil-rubbed bronze plumbing fixtures but I must say, after seeing these polished nickel ones above, I might be leaning that way.  Hmmm....decisions, decisions...yep, definitely changing after looking at this!

Monday, July 25, 2011

monday musing

Sunday, July 24, 2011

giveaway winner

I have a winner for the business card giveaway...KR from the blog, Losing Buttons!

Email me...jntinteriors@gmail.com...to claim your prize!

**How fun are these pillows??

Friday, July 22, 2011

giveaway time

Hi guys! Hope everyone has a wonderfully relaxing weekend planned!

To kick start the weekend, I am offering a business card giveaway today!  The giveaway is sponsored by Uprinting.com and we are giving away 250 die cut business cards to the lucky winner.  Use them as blogger calling card or jump start that business you have dreamed of!

UPrinting.com has a ton of different styles to create your own cards from, or you can upload your own design!

I will select the winner Sunday, July 24th!

Have a great weekend! Wish I had place like this to spend weekends at!

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Thursday, July 21, 2011


Those floors...enough said!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

a little more progess

Things are moving right along at the new house! All the walls are framed inside and outside and it feels like a house.  My husband and I are getting anxious now and have started planning all our new furniture purchases even though we had promised to wait until closer to completion. So much for that since a new 8'x10' rug just got delivered today and I have barstools and lighting fixtures sitting in my garage.

Here's some pics I took this weekend....

In the Master Bedroom, facing the bathroom--

Where the built-in bench will go in the Breakfast Nook--

View from the kitchen into the Living Room--

The double closets in my daughter's room (Yay for storage!!)--

The framers hard at work on Saturday--

Monday, July 18, 2011

monday musing

I'm baaack! Sorry for the little unannounced blogging break! We took a little family vacation last week and instead of worrying about lining up a bunch of posts, I just relaxed and tried to enjoy the time off!!

As I start a new week, I came across this quote that I love. I need to remind myself of this every day! I need to learn to enjoy my life a little more...it is pretty great and I should appreciate every moment!

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!