Monday, April 1, 2013

Around these parts...

Yikes.  Yet another break turned blogging sabatical.  I'm still "fairly" new to this whole blogging nonsense and yet I don't know how people do it on the reg.  There is a fair amount of pressure to be consistent and interesting - but I think it might be brought on by my own delusions?  Regardless, I'm going to try to my more consistent - can't promise interesting - to continue on in the spirit with which this started - to document the home we've started to make in our new-to-us house.

So, for those of you outside of STL, last week I was working from home (God bless my employer) because of some of this nonsense.

note: we got 12 inches, but after several glasses of wine and a few more inches i had no desire to document the event any further.
And while this really was quite beautiful....
mother nature literally laughed at me when it was 50+ degrees the weekend before, when i purchased that wind chime. bah.
It basically quelled any hints of Spring and left D and I housebound for a few days.  There was a lot of this:
a little of this:
getting ready for its debut in the master.  more to come.
and LOTS of snow time with this sweet face. She is literally a different animal when it snows.
In other news, we had some friends over for a Bingo + Wine Night + Make Your Own Pizza Night a few weeks ago.  It was a blast.  I bought this on Christmas clearance a few years ago and have gotten GREAT use out of it.  Also a fun way to clear out your "gift closet" of randoms.
wine rate cards and place settings
 a hint of spring with moss and hydrangeas
It was nice to get everyone together and start enjoying our house in the way we hoped we would.  Our Holiday party (one day I'll share, I promise...) was a definite kick off but we have big hopes of having more regular gatherings with close friends and family frequently.
I'll be back later this week - planning on writing the post now so no cop outs - on an update to our window treatments.  Riveting I know, but maybe fun for others to see why we went with what we did and how we managed to get them made!
What have ya'll been up to in these final days of winter?

Monday, February 11, 2013

My Heart is Beating Like a Hammer

Hi All!  Sorry for what cannot even be called a blog break, it was much more like a blog breakdown.  These past two months have been OUT OF CONTROL - no worries, mostly all good out of control but VERY busy none the less.

I'll share more later but I think I'm finally starting to figure out what the new normal is with a somewhat new job (same company, totes new position!), crazy travel schedule and trying to drive forward the million different house/life projects running through my head.  I am very much feeling that this is not so much my anthem but def my life theme right now.

I'm trying to make a list of all that has transpired between today and Dec. 17 (the last post I had)  and will def catch you all up on whatever was interesting - not to leave out the final Christmas Party decks - ah I loved it all, the full skinny on how to paint a fireplace, some new window treatments I'm working on with my brother in law (hello dentil cornice!) an update to the party closet and so much more!

In the mean time, I'm lusting over a fabulously lush and intimate garden space that I'm hoping I can pinch some pennies for in the very near future.  The piece de resistance for this beauty?  A FABULOUS paver patio with a big ol' French country table.

I need some sun on my face stat, but in the mean time, here's what's fillin' up what little space is left in my noggin!

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a few pots of these, that could be moved to new said patio and back inside come next fall.  These were ALL over the villa we stayed at for our honeymoon in Italy.via.
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pavers + stripes and fresh green please. via.
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a brother in law special on one of these - but 15 ft. long via
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4 packs of these via.
what on earth have ya'll been up to?