Thursday, August 7, 2014

BHG Kitchen & Bath Makeovers

It is out!!!

Last October our kitchen was photographed for Better Homes & Gardens Kitchen & Bath Makeovers Magazine.  I found it the other day at our local Barnes & Noble.  It brought back such great memories of such a fun day.  Our photographer Michael & Field Editor Lynda are such a pleasure to work with.  I wanted to share some behind the scenes photos...
All the camera equipment and beautiful Zinnia's that were brought in for the shoot.  It is so amazing to see how a magazine spread is put together. 

It is a great issue (not just our kitchen), but many others and some beautiful baths, too!  If you pick up a copy, make sure to check out pages 74-79.  

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Boy's Room Redo

This past winter I talked about inspiration for a boy's room makeover (see the post here).  Yesterday was such a rainy and cold day I thought I would start.  I know it is August, but I am a little slow on my projects!

A trip to Ikea was the starting point.   I made sure to get there first thing in the morning and have a plan of attack.  A rainy Saturday is really not the time to go to Ikea!  I picked up the Jules Junior Desk Chair (here) and the Hemnes Twin Bed (here ).  My son has never had a real bed.  By real I mean his last bed was a headboard we found on the side of the road.  He wanted an official bed as he calls it.

I found these old squash racquets in the barn.  They look so cute next to his bed.  I love adding vintage items to every room.  It still needs a few tweaks...a down insert for his duvet cover and a little paint touch up where the nail holes were filled in.  But no one notices...right?

The desk chair fits perfect under his desk.  My dad made the desk a few years ago from a picture of a pottery barn desk.  We had to make it smaller to fit in the space.  It has been hard to find the right size chair.  Thanks to Ikea this one works.

This little guy needed to be added to the bed in honor of Sharknado 2.  I haven't watched it yet, but I know it will be a movie night really soon!

A piece of ironstone needs to be in every room. 

Finally, our door no longer has posters, but a pennant from Oxford Pennant.

The best part of this room redo was when he walked in and said "this is the room of my dreams".  Made My Day!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Inspiration - Finds - Recipes

3 Things I need to share!


Pinterest - Urban Cottage

I recently found this pin on pinterest from Urban Cottage.

I just love the Nautical Collection on this table.  It is inspiring me to redo my table in my living room.  I even dug out my turtle shell.  I think I need to do some beach combing for drift wood and be on the hunt for a silver bowl.  Such a beautiful display!


My family & I took a trip to Newport and I had to visit Lemon and Line.  I have heard so much about it and even have gone on their website a few times.  A beautiful store and such great customer service.  They even made my 8 year old's day by getting a special xxs bracelet for him in the back so that we all could get a bracelet.  Their price point is ideal too.  Most of their bracelets are only $25.  Check out their website Lemon and Line.



The other day at the Farmer's Market I was introduced to Cold Brew Ice Coffee.  Once you try it you will never go back to regular ice coffee.  Just delicious!

I found this how to on pinterest.  I think I need to give it a try.

What has inspired you this week?