Friday, November 21, 2014

[kreyv of the day]

image from At Home in Arkansas

Thursday, November 20, 2014

[so cheap, so easy]: Decorating with Branches

I'm not sure what my fascination is with sticks and branches, but it's true: I love them. I love the natural, raw, way of them. I'm pretty sure I have them in every room in some form or another. Stella often brings me sticks from outside, because she knows I love them, and I even keep those. When Christmastime rolls around, I have been known to have Hubs join me on a stick hunt, because I like to add them to my Christmas tree or put them in vases and hang ornaments from them. I finally talked him into just letting me store them for the next year, because sometimes those stick hunts get pretty cold. Unfortunately, the sticks from last year have found new homes around our house, so we will need more this year. I have a beaut of a branch that I found in the canyon while riding horses with my family one day. I've been mocked for that thing, but I have grand plans for that thing. I mean, really, look at all the amazing things you can do with a branch. Oh yeah, and they're free. P.S. Does this post make me sound weird or obsessive, or like a stick hoarder? It's okay if it does. I'm okay with all three.
image from Fawn DeViney
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image from Canal Vie

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

[color kreyv]: White Subway Tile with Dark Grout

I have loved subway tile with dark grout for quite some time. I mean, really, look at it. How could you not love it? (If you don't love it, it's perfectly okay. I still like you.) Subway tile basically encompasses so many elements of my style. For starters it's white and black.  It has straight lines, it's clean, simple, understated. I love it. I decided to put subway tile with gray grout in our master bathroom. I can't wait to see it, and while I wait, I will just swoon over these. Sigh (and swoon).
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image from La Petite Fabrique De Reves
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

So, We Bought Some Dirt...

This poor lil blog of mine sure has been neglected. BUUUT, better the blog than my children, right?! You see, we've been rather busy. Hubs and I like to tackle at least three life-changing events at once. It's how we roll. So, what have we been up to? Well, besides welcoming little Miss Salem into our home, we started a new job (technically Jeremy, but I pretty much take credit and join in on all of his accomplishments), AND, we bought a lot. Of dirt. That will someday host a house. Yup, we're building a home. For the last few months, we (and by we, I pretty much mean me pretending to get Jeremy's opinion when I already had my mind made up) have been making decisions on flooring and countertops--oh, how the countertops caused me some stress, exterior stone and electrical outlets and garage doors and lighting and everything else. Our final meeting was last Friday, and that means that if I change my mind anymore, we have to start paying for my indecisiveness. Good thing I'm cheap.  That should keep me from changing my mind. We probably won't be moving in until next summer, but we are so super excited! We have been married for 13 1/2 years and have lived in seven different homes. It will be nice to stay put…and in our very own home!
print from Spell and Tell via Etsy

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Kitchen Stools

I know that the title of this post is one of my best, yet. But, besides that, and the fact that all three of these kitchens are totally swoon-worthy, let's discuss the stools--after all, that is the title of the post, aaaand we all know how I like to stay on topic. I am currently in the market for barstools. My future stools have to have backs, because Hubs insists they are comfortable, and sometimes, I like to let him think he is making decisions on things I really don't care about. These stools from WE are currently in the running.  I also love these, but I'm pretty sure I'm not willing to put down that much cash for four stools. Stools are ridiculously expensive, are they not? My very favorite, if I could have-anything-and-if-money-wasn't-an-issue choice would be the stools from Luxe Interiors in the second picture. Talk about swoon-worthy--serious love at first sight going on over here.
image from Design Sponge
image from Luxe Interiors + Design
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Monday, November 3, 2014

Windows for Days

Oh my gosh, who else has eaten their kids' Halloween candy all. Weekend. Long?! Yeah, chocolate is so awesome. Stella does ask for a "Stella tax," so I do have to steal share the candy in secrecy, but I'm pretty good at that. In other news, raise your hand if you are absolutely in love with these windows. (You do know I'm raising my hand, right?!) I would love windows like this.  Of course, I would have to have window coverings, because everyone knows when it gets dark at night, and you can't see out, people are looking in. I'm not paranoid, I just really don't need people watching me devour my kids' Halloween candy.

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image from Serena & Lily
image from Decor Pad