Wednesday, July 27, 2011

master bathroom

We are really moving on the'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!

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**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 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! 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 is pretty great and I should appreciate every moment!