Mid-week musings {May}

Posted on May 28, 2015

Obviously Erin and I are rocking the blog posting this week. It’s that last week of school thing and there’s so many extra activities (like running around buying all those teacher gifts and field day and everything else) that blogging time this week is scarce. In keeping with that line of thought today’s post is just a quickie. 1. Sometimes something hits you just right. For me that happened about a six weeks ago. I was in spin class and the instructor said she was so excited U2 was coming to Denver! That is until she saw the price of the tickets. According to Meredith, Bono was going to have to do a whole lot more than just sing if she was going to pay $300 for a ticket. As I was sitting on that bike seat trying not to die I decided she would go to that concert! I am …

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Peeping Bitches {Susan’s House}

Posted on May 22, 2015

It’s been a while since we’ve been peeping through a house; are you ready to check out this gorgeous home? A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get an invite to Susan Kosonocky of Restyle Design’s home. Susan is a very talented local designer and that talent is on display in every room of her house. I felt super lucky to get a private tour! From the moment you walk into the house and see this amazing staircase you know you’re in for something special. Susan is a Colorado transplant from Connecticut and she brought her East Coast design sensibilities with her. While house hunting she just wasn’t happy with all the Colorado styled houses the realtor showed her. She wanted something that incorporated the traditional styles of the Northeast. We moved from Oregon to Colorado but having spent most of my life on the East Coast I was totally feeling the …

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ORC {the details} & new blog discoveries

Posted on May 21, 2015

As promised I’m back with all the details and sources for my chinoiserie kids bathroom! First up is the biggest and bestest – the wallpaper. I knew I wanted something bright and fun for the bath. When I found this Meg Braff Up a Tree Bamboo on Green I fell hook, line and sinker. I don’t think this room would have been half as fun without that paper. Even when it was just the wallpaper up and I kept going in the bathroom to stare at it I knew I’d made the right choice. I almost didn’t change the faucets out because I didn’t want to freak out the husband. Somehow new faucets kind of makes him lose his mind – like it puts a project over the top. I got over the freaked out husband fear with these sub $100 fixtures. I really love the lines of these faucets with the …

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A countertop decision made- and installed! {Kitchen Update #5}

Posted on May 20, 2015

The end is close. So so close folks. This kitchen remodel that I started in the beginning of 2015 is wrapping up. And I’m so excited to reveal the full room with some professional pictures but I’m waiting on backordered grasscloth to arrive before that can happen. In the meantime, how about I finally let y’all know about what I chose for the kitchen island countertop? To give you a quick recap of the island countertop choosing process here’s where I started. We had a granite countertop which was dark and not really my style. The whole idea of the kitchen remodel was to lighten up the space and keeping the granite wasn’t going to give me the look I wanted. There was really no reason beyond aesthetics for replacing the countertop. My original thought was to replace the countertop with quartz. Quartz sounded like the easiest upkeep while getting close …

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One Room Challenge {favorites}

Posted on May 13, 2015

Did you have a chance to check out all the aMAHzing rooms bloggers created for this round of the One Room Challenge? With 20 invited bloggers and 145 linked up participants Linda of Calling It Home’s genius creation continues to grow and inspire! After each round I find myself ogling all the spaces and going back through again and again to really soak up the details. I really love sharing the rooms that really stand out to me with all of you. With some many in the running this year it was hard to narrow them down but here are my favorites. These are my top five from the invited bloggers: 1.  Jenna Sue just might have designed the most interesting bathroom ever – vintage, rustic, repurposed materials, graphic tile and the coolest fixtures. I’ve been looking over the images from her bath again and again hoping to suck it all in. …

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