Thursday, May 27, 2010

Work Space

It's so hard to get back in the swing of things after such a nice vacation. All I want to do is be back out on the lake, soaking up the sun. But alas, my job awaits me and work is piling up. Blah! But it was a very successful fishing trip... I ended up catching the biggest fish! I couldn't believe it! 38 1/2 inch Northern Pike. Un-freaking-believable.

Remember our home office that I've been decorating? It's coming along nicely! Here's a little sneak peek:

I bought the rug this week. It's a 3x5 jute rug - smaller than I had originally planned, but with the scale of the room and the small furniture, I think it works. And the price was a no-brainer... only $24.99 at T.J.Maxx. I just love that store! I painted some bookshelves for the room yesterday, and came up with some other great ideas that require a few more shopping trips. Once it's complete, I'll post pictures!

I've got a busy weekend ahead, so you may not hear from me until next week. My little brother is graduating, my dad is turning 50, and we're camping with Jesse's family. I love full weekends. :)

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Gone Fishin'

Jesse and I are leaving for a Minnesota fishing trip with his family tomorrow, so I thought I would make one last post before I go! This is just a little project I did this week. I bought a little pink clock for 7 bucks at T.J.Maxx a while back. The shape of it was so cute, I couldn't pass it up... even though it was hot pink. But a quick coat of paint fixed that problem in no time!


... And after!

Have a wonderful weekend! I'll be back in 10-ish days!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Etsy Finds

I've become really fond of Etsy lately. There are so many wonderful things to be found on the website, so I thought I would share a few of my favorites!

Handmade Burlap Ruffle Table Runner from Tara's Vintage Kitchen. $28.50
Update: Sold out!

Handpainted Pillows from Lettered Threads. $22-$38

Petit French Industrial Pillows from My Adobe Cottage. $32

Large Wood Letter "r" from Hindsvik. $75

Reclaimed Wood Sign from Holly & Ivy Designs. $190

Monday, May 10, 2010

Dream Home

I've been ignoring this blog for awhile, for various reasons. Too busy, or just lack of ideas are a couple of them. But no worries, I'm still alive!

I was browsing around Country Living's site today and came across Nancy Fishelson's home. I had to keep myself from drooling as I looked through the pictures of her bright and cozy California farmhouse. Can I live here, please?!

I'm dying to put something above the mantel here. A big wall clock or rustic wood mirror would be nice.