January 12, 2013
December 7, 2012
November 22, 2012
We decided to do it on the cheap because I was in school and we won't be in this house for forever. We ended up going with new floors which we hired out, did the paint and back splash ourselves and custom ordered the counter tops which Marshall installed (he also did the sink and faucet! What a man!). I am so totally thrilled with how it all came together but for now here's some progress to tease you with.
After hours of shopping the final picks!
This paint color is a huge improvement but it's very very blue. It may not look that blue in these photos but trust me it was like whale blue. I was so frustrated but I knew I had to go out and get another color. I had already finished all the painting, I was done, but I knew I wouldn't be happy. That's the first and last time I do that! So not fun having to paint twice! (Also it wouldn't have matched with the other changes so it was a must)
My man, hard at work. You can't tell totally in these pictures but the counter tops are like a stained cement. I'm in love with them!
Stay toned, I'll be posting the finished kitchen soon!
November 21, 2012
November 10, 2012
November 8, 2012
I love this plant! I bought one and got an amazing deal at $14 but like it says below, it's a slow grower so I'm waiting and waiting for it to get bigger! There's some growth but it sure is taking it's time!
Common Name: Norfolk Island Pine
Scientific Name: Araucaria heterophylla
Watering: Moderate to Low
The Norfolk Island Pine prefers medium lighting so keep the plant within 5 - 8 feet of a window. The plant also prefers cooler household temperatures in general. Watering this houseplant is also quite simple. Water thoroughly once a week or when the soil becomes dry to touch and be sure to discard the extra water in the drain pan after a half hour or so. Also, I have found this houseplant prefers to be watered at the same time week after week. The Norfolk Island Pine also requires high humidity levels, so if humidity is low in your home, be sure to mist the plant with cool water at least once a week.
If the needles begin to fall, it may be 1 of many reasons. The first to check is that you are not over or under watering the plant. Secondly, be sure the pine is receiving enough sunlight, so you may want to try and move it closer to a window.
The Norfolk Island Pine is a medium to low maintenance houseplant, plus with its attractive appearance makes a great addition to any plant room. The only down side to this popular houseplant is that it is a slow grower so be sure to purchase the size you prefer.
Care info from here
November 5, 2012
October 16, 2012
October 11, 2012
I like to take pictures of my outfits. Not because I'm vain (but I'm sure I am a little) but because I forget what I all have in my closet and it's a great way to help me remember what goes well together so I can do it again. So here are some of the outfits I've warn over the summer! (and of course some shoes in there too!)
September 26, 2012
September 24, 2012
It's been a busy month for me so I thought instead of writing about it I'd show you in pictures!
Planed a picnic for our 3 year
Got some antlers from my uncle
Went on our picnic and of course collected things along the way!
We got new sun glasses too.
And on the way home stopped for ice cream.
We reorganized the garage to fit all my vintage for my business - Lace & Lavender
Fostered this little cutie.
And my mom took us out to celibate our 3 year as well (she's the best)
Made and ate some great food.
Went to Many Fest.
Got a bit inspired.
And then got very inspired as a planned a photo shoot (for my business - Lace & Lavender)
All more prep for photos shoots. Even the pic of Ollie. I mean, he's always in on everything I do. He is my shadow.
And then this wonderful baby shoot with Happy Photo Co.
Lace & Lavender)