Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2 YEARS OLD

I still love my room but with a family of six I am going minimal! I decided, I am not a duster or a complainer so buy, buy layers and hello neutrals. To be continued.

BIG BEAR LOVE

These loves were my New Years sweeties. Too snowy to come down the mountain, we stayed and played in all that white snow. Missed Jeffy but better safe than sorry.




 Cream soda and snow razors and Jacuzzi make for a great afternoon.


 These two melt my heart!
 Building a ramp or driving around for sledding options are always and adventure.

Till next time BB!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

KITCHEN MAKEOVER

 When the turquoise paint is gone and a fresh coat of white goes on, new stainless appliances, some granite, undercount sink and new tile you can say it was a makeover. Our home is tiny for a family of six. We say, love it and love it good because we aren't going anywhere. My husband rocks, hence rockinrices.

Good bye tile and microwave

 Hellooo tile.  So much inspo on Pinterest. I still love the marble subway, but the smart choice would be good ol' white subway with a white or grey grout. 

 Loving the beveled or the herringbone pattern, exposed shelves and stainless hood. 
 These houses aren't going to let you off the hook. Always a problem but my man can fix anything! Just a minor set back or a small headache. 
 Oh hey pretty lady, whatcha got cookin up in there? Yes, a new range! Hip Hip Hooray.

 Granite and marble shopping was super fun and I loved every minute of it.
 Starting to look a little better in here with patched up walls and an amazing refrigerator. Loving the sink and facet too. About this time I was dreaming of cleaning countertops. 
 Brought in some cabinets from the garage

 Doesn't look like much but prepping for tile with hardy backer and Heffe installed the granite. He and a neighbor fabricated the whole thing! I tell ya, he can do it all. 
Can't wait to show the finishing touches. 


DRAWER JUNKIE

Old Town Orange has the best Antiques around the circle but I seem to think they run a little high as this card catalog was $900. 
Super excited to find that my neighbor put this old guy out on the sidewalk.  And yay for the main man to help haul it away.
 The drawers are super long and just wide enough to house everything for a family of six. Now having one of these is a must and possibly worth 9 hundy. Love how Annie Sloans Chalk paint covered it with no prep and the glaze gave it an antique look. 


Thursday, March 27, 2014

LET THERE BE LIGHT

This room makes me super happy. So clean and bright.  Thank you Heffe for your great handy work on the beds.  Found Sea Urchin fabric and made 30x30 pillows. They are huge and perfect for a snuggle with a good book. The turkish towels were $10 from ebay and Sofia and Rubi are excited about their photo wall (4x4's from Target). Reading lights from Ikea add a touch more of gold. 
The brightest color ever! The girls loved it for a good 10 years. Bye, bye pink, you won't be missed.
 My Heffe, is the best! Builds me whatever I dream up and can afford.

 
 The black, pink and white continues
 I did about 10 coats of paint.

Although it was cramped and bright pink, there lives little girls who love to sing, dance and have fun. That is truly what matters
BUT... I'm a sucker for clean, white and happy.
Love her so much but most days it looks like this. At least she is studying.

Friday, January 24, 2014

I'M "SHORE" OF IT


Having a big family has forced us to become beach addicts. Don't get me wrong, we've always loved the beach but knowing you can pack a lunch and have fun for hours for free doesn't get any better.
Coastal decorating is a tricky one but I'm on a mission to add some of it in our home. Maybe some more plants and some fun art will do the trick. I'm not gonna go all Tommy Bahama on my fam but I die over a banana leaf print. 





I just ordered this vintage LIFE print. I can't handle these four girls in these suits. I hope one day our girls will be meeting at the beach surfing, laying out or whatever. 
Love the quilt over the white couch. Actually, this whole photo is my vibe.
Just need to finish it off with this view! I mean…come on!