Saturday, December 11, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!

just thought i'd share with you all some photos of my humble abode as it is now...all ready for Christmas! enjoy :)
i have collected vintage ornaments over the years and disney ornaments as well. i feel like they can coexist nicely on our main tree.
our staple "twig tree." it stays here most of the year but just chages decor with the season.
for some reason this year i decided to keep this area all whites and crystals, i really think i'm happy with it!

some urns and jars filled with ornaments...i love this simple way of decorating!

this is kaydence's tree which is in her room on her dresser...isn't it lovely.

Friday, November 19, 2010

my favorite things

the blog 320 Sycamore has been doing a "favorite things" link up so i thought i'd share mine. this is a list of my "material" favorite things because nothing measures up to my family or my Savior. :) so without further delay...

these are a few of my favorite things...

1. The Gap Heaven Perfume
i have been wearing this perfume for about 15 years! i cannot find another one that i love as much anywhere! it has such a clean sweet smell and definitely doesn't break the bank. :)

2. Tim Holtz Distress Ink
i use this ink on EVERYTHING! i especially love the "vintage photo" pad but they are all lovely.

3. Rustoleum Painters Touch Spray Paint

this is by far the best spray paint that i have used. being a new furniture restorer (if that's even a word) this paint is the easiest to use and comes in beautiful colors. my favorite is the heirloom white.

4. Starbucks Soy Chai Latte

not much to say about this one other than it is heaven in a cup!

5. Caldrea Plum Nutmeg Soaps from Target

These are a new find and new favorite! They smell delicious! I use the hand soap, dish soap and countertop spray. mmm!
6. The Twilight Saga
i am not a big reader but these books kept me captivated! love the movies too!!

7. Making Memories Slice Die Cut Machine

i just recently got this and i am in love! the perfect handheld die cut machine!

i really don't think this favorite needs an explanation :)

9. Pumpkin Cheesecake

all i have to say is that if you haven't tried must!

10. Vintage Finds
i should have been born in a different era...i love anything old. i feel like it just makes your house so warm and cozy.

thank you for looking at my favorite things! hope to see some of yours too!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

my numbered bedroom dresser

i have had an oak dresser since i was in jr. high, so i finally decided to paint it. for those of you who have followed my blog, you know i am obsessed with numbers. once the dresser was painted, it still felt like it needed a little something so i painted gold numbers on the drawers. it may seem quirky to some, but i LOVE it!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

my baby girl turns 2!

On October 2, 2010 my beautiful baby turned 2. My how time has flown. As a little girl and even a grown up girl, I have loved Alice in Wonderland, so I decided to do a "tea" party for her. I would like to share some of the pics from her party. Enjoy :)

Photo credit: Sara Lynn Photography.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

hooray for halloween!

halloween is mine and husband's favorite time of year! he likes the creepy and i like the cutesy :) we finally were able to get the decorations up after my daughter's 2nd birthday party (i'll post pics on that later) here are a few pictures to show what we did :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

my lovely "new" door

i have been wanting an old door for some time now. where i live, these are hard to come by. a friend was at a yard sale in redlands, ca (about and hour from me) and found this door being used as a table! she asked if they would sell it to her and now here it sits in my living room :) such a happy girl am i!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 fall!

i decorated for fall a little early this year. living in california (the desert) to be more exact, it's hard to get into the fall mood when it is still nearly 100 degrees. i'm hoping that decorating will bring cooler weather! (hey...a girl can hope right)

i'm way too excited about decorating for halloween this year too, but my daughter's 2nd birthday is october 2. since we are doing an alice in wonderland theme, halloween will have to wait until the 3rd...she'll be having a halloween party next year :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Let's Find a Cure!!

In late April of this year, my 3 year old niece was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She now has to get her blood sugar checked and insulin shots several times a day. I cannot imagine what this can be like for a 3 year old. On October 2 my family will be doing a walk for finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. Here is her website if you feel led to make a donation to help with finding this cure. Her name is Arianna Rizzardi. Thank you all SO much!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Before and After

This is now my second furniture restoration piece and I have to say that I am thinking I found a new hobby :) This piece used to be my step-father's when he was a child and he couldn't be happier to have this dresser in his granddaughter's room now. So here is the new piece that is now in my daughter's room. I also redecorated her room today :) I'll post pics of that tomorrow :)


Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Little Munchkin

So for those of you who don't know Kaydence, I thought I would introduce her to you. Kaydence is my beautiful little girl who will be 2 in October.

She is seriously my favorite little person in the world. She is SO passionate about everything. When she is upset, it is true saddness and on the other hand when she is happy, her giggles could make even the grumpiest person happy. I know a lot of that comes along with being 2, but she definitely has more personality than I know what to do with sometimes :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Burlap and Numbers

Lately I have had a newfound love of burlap and stenciled numbers. I keep seeing items like these everywhere and fall in love with them everytime I see them. The numbered pillows were inspired from etsy seller heididevlin, the jars were inspired from Pottery Barn and the wreath was shown to me by my sister in law from a blog that she came across. I love that there are those out there willing to share their creativity to help us get our juices flowing.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wooden Chandelier

so i was browsing through etsy and came across this and fell in love! so i thought i'd share the love. the link to the shop is enjoy!