Archive | June, 2009

master bedroom

our master bedroom is a work in progress. it is somewhat put together, but needs the finishing touches and details that will really make it feel like a cozy, romantic, peaceful spot. we don’t use our room for much more than sleeping, but i do love sleeping and therefore, love being in this room.

i went with a color palatte of grey, white, black, oatmeal, mustard, silver & of course, a little bit of linen {is that too many colors for one room?}

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our bed was one of our first purchases when we moved from a 900 square foot home to this larger one. it is king size and A.MA.ZING. i’m pretty sure i sigh every night when i get in.

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i bought these bedside tables for my love on his birthday {sweet gift, huh?} and the lamps are from restoration hardware. they are huge and shiny and i love them. and they are dimmer ones, so i appreciate that. i removed my glass of water from the table before photographing, but that is a mainstay. i have to have water at bedtime. sometimes we can’t find our big glasses and then discover that i have 5 on my night stand. apparently, i forget to take them to the dishwasher.

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sorry to say, but i really like having a tv in our room {it is clearly not huge, but perfect for the mornings so that i can keep sleeping while the boys lay in bed and watch a kid show}

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this poor little bird looks like he’s saying he wants out.

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my first embroidery project. i love it. my love tries to hide it. not because he doesn’t like my embroidery, but because it is really small and apparently sort of annoying.

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MY LIST OF STUFF TO DO TO THE BEDROOM:

1. hang a chandelier like this one

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2. wallpaper the window wall with this gorgeous paper from caskata {it is not wallpaper, just flat gift wrap and appears to be out of production, which makes me sad … but i will find it}

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3. purchase this sheet set from dwell studio. when i have $400 to spend on sheets.

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4. hang more stuff on the walls.

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flowers

there is nothing as wonderful as freshly cut garden flowers in beautiful white pitchers. i have just a teensy bit of flower arranging training, but it feels like art … composing the textures and colors and shapes that please my eye … so i like to play around.

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it is fun to walk around the garden and cut what strikes me as beautiful. then i pile up all the cuttings and sort through it to create my little arrangements.

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and now, as i’m beginning to play with photography, it is fun to then photograph these beauties {and then play with settings}

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full color

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or sort of vintage-y faded color

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perhaps someday i will have a gorgeous cutting garden, but for now, i will enjoy the bounty of my mother-in-law’s.

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one year old

my sweet little niece had her first birthday party this afternoon. my sister has been working like crazy on it and hosted an amazing party. i was able to help with some of the creative stuff {which i always love} and it was fun to make it extra special for her.

the birthday girl {wearing the most adorable tutu made by my mom}

every birthday baby need a bib for the special occasion.
darling, isn’t it?

and, as is tradition for all the grandchildren, my mom made the special birthday cake to be devoured by the i’ve-only-had-sugar-once-before-birthday-girl.

some might think she’s saying ‘all done’

but oh no. not this girl. she was loving that sugar.
{she’s my kind of girl}

yummy food
even yummier sweets
{because what’s a party without candy as the goodie bag?}
apparently these darling monogram shirts {for the boys} and flower pin shirts {for the girls} were not a good enough party favor {as explained by anna, age 7 and ethan, age 5 on two separate occasions} candy bags are a must at any party. just in case you didn’t know.
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the little sweetness with her new “baby be blessed” dolly
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the birthday girl and her mommy
ready for some birthday party swimming {in 62 weather}

it was a great party with so many cute, creative and special details. happy birthday my little niece!

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