Tuesday, January 26, 2010


One of my favorite home design blogs is Young House Love. So when my brother-in-law asked me for help w/ ideas for his new bachelor pad, I knew just what to do...make a mood board! Here is my "vision" for his dining room. The requirements were simple: square plates, lime green accents, & cheap! Here*s what I came up with...what do you think? (I*m a little worried it*s too girly)

The numbers are for the breakdown, but I don*t think I*ll post it since I*m pretty sure no one will care that much. Let*s just say most of it is from Ikea w/ some Target and C&B sprinkled in for good measure :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

que dulce!

I will have a brand-new baby girl in my arms in just a few short weeks, so my mother and I have started planning the baby shower. When I found this, I knew I had my theme:

A candy themed party! How fun would that be? The favors would be cello bags w/ labels (that I am in the process of designing), which the guests would fill with their favorite candies from the candy buffet!

Because of the huge table of goodies, we would only need simple decorations. And since we are planning it to be outdoors, I was thinking colorful fabric banners:

And how cute are these mini gumball machines? Wouldn*t they make the perfect prizes for those cheesy baby shower games? As well as travel-sized Candyland games and candy scented body sprays/lotions?

Well, that*s what I have so far. Now to work on the budget!

Friday, January 1, 2010


Alright, it*s a new year, new decade, a chance to start fresh.
I*m not big on New Year resolutions, but maybe writing them in a public forum will help me to keep them.
so. Here goes nothing...
Keep myself and my home more organized.
Buy a house.
More date nights with the husband.
Help the boy learn & explore his world.
Have this baby and balance my attention to both.
Finish ONE project instead of half assing several.
Blog more.

There! And I already did the last one. :)
What are yours?