Browsing Category: Inspiration

Green Nightstands

Hi guys!

It’s been a wild few weeks, amiright?!  With the end of school and baseball, a girls’ trip to Ojai, work caca and a dental emergency (worst EVER), I’ve been an over-heated ball of nerves… mostly good stuff, though!  Needless to say, I’m pretty geeked up that this (should?) could be a week of relative normalcy.

With that outta the way, are you guys ready for the randomest post in the world?  I have actually been trying to write this darn thing for over 3 weeks!  Not too long ago, I was reading something, somewhere and I saw these dark, green nightstands.  They got into my brain space and I could not stop thinking about them.  Like, should I be (immediately) painting my nightstands hunter green?  So, of course, I had to tell you, my buddies, all about my new obsession BUT I COULDN’T REMEMBER WHERE I SAW THE DARN THINGS.  Arg.

I searched and I searched and I searched.

Then I saw them… And do you know what?  They are NOT green!!!!  WTF.

Here is the picture from Little Green Notebook, that Jenny’s team designed for a client.  Look at those nightstands… like a super, dark green, right??

Okay, exhibit B –

Not green!!  SOOOOOOOOOOO not green.  She edited the photo exposure and changed a bunch of colors in the room…. Look at the pillows.  Damn Gina.  Of course that doesn’t change the fact that I much prefer the green color on the nightstands and think it is a fabulous option, if you go painted.  Everyone and their mama has wood nightstands, why not be different?!

Here are two others I found that I thought also looked pretty sweet.

RoomforTuesday spray painted this!

This one’s really cute too.  And it’s certainly unique!

I think overall, I’m really loving green in the bedroom and I’ve got a few ideas on refreshing my own room.  It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done anything to it, so a plan may be forming…. and maybe green nightstands should be on the list.  Perhaps?

Moulding in a Bathroom

I know you’ve seen moulding.  It’s beautiful, amiright?!  But you may not have considered adding it to a bathroom.

Since I’ve got a budget master bath make-over on my mind, I’m thinking that moulding may be a way to add some architectural interest and texture to the room.  Right now it feels like the whole room is covered in the same material.  And let’s be honest, it’s not exactly the nicest material to cover a room in.  I need a way to make it, kind of, disappear.

One way I could do that?  Add interest to the walls – move the attention ova’dere!

Oh, la, la!  The inspiration pictures are VERY tempting!!

Jas Design Build

Tim Barber

Kelly Hoppen

House of Jade

Quarter Design Studio

So far, my progress in the room has been some wall patching, paint testing and I’ve sold the mini chandelier!  You may have noticed that I added a Chairish badge to my homepage – feel free to check out the other things I have listed!!  I don’t have a light fixture yet, but now the space is ready!!

Progress!  Whoot!

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My Current Favorite Gifts and a Few Things on My Wishlist!

Hi there!

I just love when I get a good buying tip from a friend – Don’t you?!  It’s like, thanks for testing out the terrifying waters of new jeans and uncomfortable shoes, so I DON’T HAVE TO.  Yes and More please.

So, to be an equally good friend, here are a few items that I’ve been loving for the last month or three.  And if you have seen me recently, then you have literally witnessed my love of these things.  Phone?  Check.  Uggs?  Double check!!  You guys, would you believe that my husband’s work friend, who’s daughter works at Uggs, got me the boots?  Like as a gift.  You hate me?  I’d say I feel bad, but thank you so much!!  (It’s all I’ve ever wanted, really.)  Plus, I love dem boots!!  Perfection for just about any outfit.

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Threshold Izon Flatware, Ugg Simmens Boots, DeWalt Oscillating Tool, Lace Tank, iPhone 7 Plus, Clinique SerumHug Dealer Sweater, Cricut Machine, Invisibobble Hair Tie

The hair tie is just fun.  And will make you feel old – I should add that warning.  My kids asked me what it was and I said, “It’s a telephone cord.” To which they replied (to my horror), “What’s a telephone cord?”  Damn spoiled kids these days can talk on the phone wherever their little butts can go.  No tangled cords or hiding in the closet.

The thing you might have seen at Joanne’s is the Cricut and has been the one truly envy inducing buy.  Simply put, it cuts stuff.  But it cuts and writes WHATEVER YOU WANT IT TO.  It’s been a complete diy game changer.  You’ll see.

This week also marks a bday for muah, which kinda lunged me into action on this post.  My kids want to get me a gift (or maybe I’ve made it abundantly clear that they have to get me one, not sure) and I’m offering the males in the house a bit of a direction.  Here are bunch of things, I would be VERY happy opening up.

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Double Strap Sandals, Branch ChandelierFlutter Shirt, Philips Dimmer Kit, Metal Planters, Glass Boxes, Rose Oil, iMac

Could this branch chandelier be the one?  It’s definitely close.  It could be…???  The new switches are something that’s happening soon whether I get it as a gift or not.  I’m really playing with the whole idea of “smarting” up the house – First the Rachio, then the Nest, and now the lights… The block heels are cute and cheap – I’m seeing the style everywhere and for that price I could rock those this summer and destroy them.  The shirt?  I saw it in the window and it called to me.  It would be my “I’m feeling like an artist today” blouse.  I like to feel like an artist.

Of course, this all spurned an internal debate of what I really want.  (A winning lotto ticket!)  I’m sure even you know what’s at the top of the list… I want a new sofa.  My husband says that’s insane with little guy turning 3 in a few months – This kid totally took a sharpie to my ugly sofa no less than 3 weeks ago.  But I’m feeling like I’ve waited SO long.  I feel like normal people get new sofas every 5 years and this one just turned 9.  It’s a tough call – what we have is comfortable, not precious in the least, and is fine.  It’s fine.  But as a person that loves beautiful interiors, it hurts my eyes.  And my soul.

Anyway you may hear more about this sofa issue as things progress.  But I may be nearing the trigger.  I have found the perfect option.  It’s hard to say no to intense research and years of obsessing… at least that’s what I’m banking on.

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Sh!t or Get Off the Pot

Hello world!  I’m alive.  I’m well.  I’m here, BABY!

It’s been an interesting break, to say the least, and a lot of it had to do with some major life changes.  We’ll get into that later, but let’s just say that when you’re reevaluating your career, you start to challenge everything.  And I certainly went down that rabbit hole; Was blogging something that I wanted to keep doing?  Was it bringing me joy?

After some internal debates, I finally had a lightbulb moment last week.  YES!!  I miss taking bad photos and making y’all look at em.  I really do enjoy that.  Wink.  An you know what?  I’ve been a busy bee around here!!  And I was feeling the need to share.

But what to share first?  Well, how about getting back into the game by talking about this amazing piece of technology?!  I’m pretty sure ANYONE can appreciate a product with the words “self-cleaning” in the title.

A self-cleaning toilet. Wwwhhhaaaattt?!?

Meet the Acti-clean from American Standard.

ActiClean-Straighton

Sign me up!!  Did I mention that it’s only $350?!?  And sold at a place that you actually already go to??  (It’s currently a floor model in Lowes.)

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It’s pretty purdy too.  Wanna know how it cleans?  You. Push. A. Button.  BOOM.  Toilet, Cleaned.  (Well, the inside anyways.)

Wow.  Saying “self-clean” is kinda turning me on.  If only it cleaned the surrounding floor around it too.  Raaaarrrrr.

Can I just say that I really, really want one of these?  Is it wrong for a girl to long for a toilet?  We changed out the last two oldies in our house last year, and I’m so bummed this wasn’t out yet.  It seems like the perfect addition to a guest bath since you can push a button if people drop by and not look like the mess that you are.

Drool.

So, I guess this is little ol’ me saying that, er, I’m not getting off the pot.  I’m making decisions, and I’m feeling good y’all!  It’s like, I’m not constipated with indecision anymore… that was bad, I know.  But you guys, I live with 5 dudes and all they do is talk about dumps!  Forgive me?

It’s no wonder I’m fawning over thrones.

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Santa Baby – 2016

Happy Holidays!!

Ya going crazy yet?!  I can’t believe how good my shopping list is looking this early in the game.  Wow.  I think I might actually be learning from the frantic finish the last 10 years.  But truth be told, holiday shopping is SOOOOOOO hard for me.  Sadly, I just keep buying myself stuff.  And y’all know I have zero self control when it comes to a $10 sweater.  $10 DOLLA, HOLLA!  And yet, will all those fun goodies there are still plenty of things on my Santa list.

Check it out!

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Nike Running Shoes, Match Safe, Glass Water Bottle, Oscillating Tool Kit, Can’t Adult Today Sweatshirt, Flatware for 5, Pin Set

You guys, that match keeper!  I found one roaming an antique store with the hubs.  Mine is a bit older, but shoot, it’s super cute!!  And those Nike shoes are running shoes.  You can wear them to the gym?!  Not like I would, but hey, who can resist a two-fer?  I have been dreaming of new flatware for about 3 years now and I LOVE this set.

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Collared Peplum Top, Glass Dish with Lid, Dyson Air purifier, heater and fan, Copper KitchenAid, Nars Blush/Bronzer, Set of 6 Knobs, Persian Runner

The knobs are gorgeous – I may just need to pop those right into my cart – wink!  But the piece I’m drooling over?  That Dyson air purifier –  I WANT ONE.  You know how much I love Dyson stuff, so eventually my pretty, you will be mine.  The peplum looks perfect for that office holiday shindig and the glass dish make my party loving soul happy.

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Invisibobble Hair Ring, Shearling Clog, Coffee Card, Vortice Chandelier, Fondue Set, Apple Purse, Amazon Echo Dot

Are you judging my Birkenstock pick right now?  Let me explain… there was this mom (don’t all stories start like this?), who is very chic and very cool and would wear these clogs with jeans, a button up AND SOCKS ON to drop her son off at the baseball field.  Seriously, they looked so good.  I may not go to her country club (or any country club) but I can sure steal that look!!

If you check out nothing else, please see Shop Sapling Press for the coffee card!!  Their stuff is so good and guaranteed to make you LOFL!  It was hard to pick a favorite, but damn, if that coffee quote ain’t me, I don’t know what is!

I may need to frame it.

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