Tuesday, February 28, 2012

House Tour ~ Guest Room

Our house is 4 bedroom and so right now we are fortunate enough to have a guest room. My family from Hawaii doesn't get to come that often, but when they do, they stay for awhile. My baby sister alone, comes every summer and stays anywhere from 4-7 weeks. Needless to say, it is a very "used" guest room so I would like to make it as homey as possible. This room was electric yellow when we moved in, and the ensuite bathroom had a hideous african tribal wallpaper (renovation reveal coming soon). I painted the room SW bark mulch which is a richer neutral that gave it that cozy feel. The duvet was a steal at Pottery Barn outlet, again courtesy of the stomach bug. :) The table was clearance at HomeGoods for $30 and I've been searching for it's match for months. I may have to put a big comfy chair there instead. The room still needs artwork, drapery panels, and another piece of furniture but it will have to wait. We are slowly, very slowly filling up our house one thing at a time.

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This room is definitely incomplete, but so far I am pretty pleased with it.

Monday, February 27, 2012

House Tour ~ Room for a Princess

This past weekend marked one year in our house! What a difference a year makes... We have pretty much gutted the entire house; every room is a different color, replaced all floor downstairs, all door knobs, most light fixtures, most faucets, most appliances, most mirrors, and the list goes on and on. In addition to renovating and decorating our first house T.J. changed jobs (actually changed careers), we finished our Seabrook villa (now on the rental market). Got pregnant and last but certainly not least... had a baby! I think it's fair to say, I wouldn't mind a boring 2012. :)

Well, in honor of our 1 year in our house. I thought I would show some pictures starting with Grace Taylor's big girl room!
Here is it, complete with my DIY headboards, no-sew bedskirts, and my fairy princess who dresses herself these days.
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New duvets from PB kids courtesy of the stomach bug that ruined comforters left and right. :) Silver lining I suppose.
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And a close up of my DIY headboards
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This room was a putrid hot pink before that was only tolerated in the dark. I painted it SW China Doll which is a lovely neutral that goes with anything and will allow Grace to change up her room in the future. There is a white ikea dresser that I want to add glass knobs to, and I still need to find a round mirror to go over it. I'm also searching for something for over the beds, or I may just add crown molding. Still waiting on my mitre saw, my birthday gift 2 years ago. :)

That's it for now, I promise to show more once it's complete!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Our new Little Love

Every good and perfect gift is from above... James 1:17
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Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him... Psalm 127:3
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I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made... Psalm 139:14
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From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another... John 1:16
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Special thanks to our friend Ivan for taking such wonderful photos! http://ivanconorphotography.com/

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bennett at 1 Month

Well, like I said the little man turned one month last weekend. I hopped on the scale with him this morning and he is a healthy 9 pounds!
Is he cute or what?
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Happy 1 Month Baby B!
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Bennett's 1st Trip

I know I will say this a thousand more times, but this is all going to fast! I can not believe Mr. Bennett is one month old already, it feels like yesterday he was just "the baby in my tummy." He has continued to be a wonderful baby. He is a pretty good eater, a pretty good sleeper, a pretty good pooper, and now a pretty good traveler! Over the weekend we celebrated Mr. Bennett's 1 month Birthday in Asheville with T.J.'s grandma. "G-Ma" was so gracious to have all four of us for the weekend. We had a wonderful time visiting and eating and mostly just oohing and ahhing over Miss Priss and Mr. B.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

More Mr. B

I thought I would add just a few more pictures of my precious Mr. Bennett. My mother in law gave me this litle outfit to take some pictures of him in. Believe it or not, it was T.J.'s coming home outfit. Over 30 years old!!

How sweet is this picture? I can't decide if I like it best B&W...
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Antique...
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or Color
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Doesn't he look like one of those baby dolls? Too perfect...

Oh and one more
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sibling Love

February is "Love" month, so I thought I would share a few photos of my two loves, well little loves...

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These were just my attempt to capture these two peanuts. Our friend, Ivan took some professional photos last Sunday and I can't wait to see how those turned out!