Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hi ho Hi Ho, It's off to the beach we go!

Bags are being packed...
Grandpa B is coming to watch Caribou...
Library run is done (hopefully we got enough books)...
We are ready for vacation!
See you in a week!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Beach Dreaming

Our count down has begun
To the beach for summer fun
Blue sky and ocean
Just days away
Our vacation,
our time to play!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

More Office Inspiration

I want to personally thank each of you who took the time
to comment on my last post!
I value each of your comments and fantastic decor opinions!

First, I want to acknowledge that all photos in today's
post are directly from Internet images and are
being used today solely for inspiration!

I am hoping to get my office narrowed down soon.
This week, while picking up copy paper at Walmart
I found a fun white and red floral fabric that
seemed to be calling my name!
It looks something like this, however reversed...
flowers are red, background white.
I would have taken a photo, if I would have thought about it. :)
Many people were drawn to this
inspirational photo from my last post.
I love this look too, but after careful thought,
I love change and limiting myself to only white art work
would not allow me to use some of the art pieces
I've already planned for this room!
Since finding the fun red and white fabric...
I pulled a few more photos to dream upon...
These shelves could be fun in that room!
Ahhhh... to have wood floors.
Or wooded views like this!
This library desk reminds me of my desk.
Christine, I will post about my desk soon!
I like the contrast of the wooden desk and the white walls.
Given that I don't have any white walls currently in this house,
I have a feeling I might go white and accent it with red?
Or white and accent it with black?
Or white and accent it with both red and black?
Decisions, decisions... decisions!
I'm also trying to decided if I want a white drum hanging light...
a fun white mini chandelier?

Knowing me, most of my decisions will be based
around budget, what I find
shopping my house and second hand and
on what I can make!

Right know I vision...
painting the room white
bleaching drop cloths and making curtains trimmed in the red fabric
painting a chair white and recovering the seat in red floral
thrifting for a light fixture to remake..

Right now I must run and paint the kids bathroom!
Have a great day!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

When it's time to change...

Last week we decided to flip-flop our upstairs guest
bedroom downstairs and our office upstairs.
Above is the poor before photo of my downstairs
office, before the move.
This is a real life, no staging photo!
The upstairs office space!

The upstairs office is a blank slate!
It still has the builders paint...
so it's been off to the library and scanning
the Internet for inspiration!
Here are some of the things that have caught my eye..

I love the contrast of the white and green, however
I can't bear to paint my beautiful desk.
Love the soft colors in this photo.
Of course my desk would never look this clean!
Crisp and clean!
I am linking to Metamorphosis Monday
at Between Naps on the Porch.
I would love your thoughts!
What colors help you stay focused paying bills,
writing a letter, creating your blog!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

In Loving Memory

In loving memory of our sweet girl...
Abby Lynn.
May 03 to July 6, 2010.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Every step
of the journey

is the journey.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Some Very Sad News

Our baby is sick...
After 2 months,
4 visits to the vet,
blood work,
heavy duty pain medication...
our vet now believes that Abby
has a cancerous bone tumor in her shoulder
and her time with us is very limited.

We are truly saddened at this news.
She has been in lots of pain and up till today
we have been able to manage it with medication.
Today has been a harder day,
for her pain wise and for us emotionally.
I am asking for prayer as our family has to
make some very difficult decisions
over the course of the next week.

Sorry for the downer post,
but thank you for allowing me to share.
I do wish you all a very Happy Fourth of July!