House Crashing Series

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Every Thursday in November, except for Thanksgiving Thursday, I will be house crashing a few of my friends houses!!! You will get to take a peek into some great spaces, all different in style! Thursday, November 7th will be our first House Crash!

Get excited!

xoxo,

O

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Pumpkin Painting

Stephen and I decided to have a little pumpkin painting party for 2. We got our Pumpkin Spice Latte and Caramel Apple Spice from Starbucks, put some cinnamon rolls in the oven, put on a Miles Davis record and started painting our little pumpkins! All of those things combined makes for a perfect day!

Here’s the set up.

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And the delicious cinnamon rolls fresh out of the oven. Yum!Image

Once we polished off a couple of cinnamon rolls we got right to painting! I chose to do a simple white polka dot pumpkin and a gold and white stripe/dots pumpkin!

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Stephen getting down with his crafty self. Haha.Image

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The finished products:

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A couple of shots of all 3 together!

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And the artists with their masterpieces πŸ™‚

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It was super easy and a really fun fall activity to do together! Go get some pumpkins and paint and see what creation you come up with!

xoxo,

O


Live it Up

Welcome to Day 4 of House Tour!

Today, I want to welcome you into our living room. This is definitely our most used space! We love to lounge in the living room…its where we drink hot tea, watch tv & movies, listen to records, read, and doze off :). It’s a very comfortable and relaxing room! Only two pieces in this room have been with us from the very beginning…the trunk coffee table and the record table. Everything else we have acquired over the last 3 years!

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Where’s it from:

Tufted couch: great store in dtn Franklin called PD’s

White fluffy pillows on couch: PD’s

Driftwood Mirror: PD’s

Floor lamp beside couch: Home Goods

Basket beside couch: Pottery Barn

Curtains: Anthropologie

Wingback chair: Antique store

Pillow & throw on wingback chair: Pottery Barn

White bookcases: IKEA

Accessories on top of bookcases: Antique store

Clock: Target

White dresser/TV stand: Antique store

Record table: Antique store

Lamp behind record player: Home Goods

Big chair: PD’s

Pillows on chair: Pottery Barn

Throw: Target

Trunk coffee table: Antique store; this was the very first piece we bought together! I love it!

Tray on coffee table: Pottery Barn

Milk glass pitcher: Flea market

Striped rug: Dash & Albert Rug Co.

So that is our living room!! Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

O


Favorite Friday

Today, this Favorite Friday is definitely going to be a little mooshy gooshy because Stephen and I have been together 8 YEARS today!!! We started dating October 25, 2005! Even though we are married now and celebrate our wedding anniversary we still like to remember our dating anniversary. One of the many reasons I love fall so much is that it takes me back to those feelings of young love when we first started dating.

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So my Favorite Friday today is ‘Stephen’. I’ve liked the boy since 5th grade and it only took him 7 years to catch on! Haha. We started dating our junior year of highschool, we were 16, and have been together ever since! The Lord really blessed me and truly answered my prayers when he gave me Stephen. He exhibits all of the characteristics of love talked about in 1 Corinthians 13. He is patient, kind, not arrogant or rude, not irritable(sometimes :)) or resentful, and does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth! I am so blessed to be his wife!

So, enough of the moosh, I just want to share a few pictures of our relationship over the last 8 years! How about 8 pictures for 8 years!

The early years…

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We’ve been blessed to be able to travel to many places together!

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My sister Emily’s 60s/70s theme skating party.

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I promise thats a loving squeeze of the face. Haha.

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Times Square. One of my all time favorites.

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When he proposed! It was PERFECT!!!

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A couple of our engagement photos!

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Happiest day of my life πŸ™‚

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Us, just last week!

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Ok, maybe that was 9 pictures…oh well. I’m so thankful for the man God chose to give me! He’s my favorite πŸ™‚

Have a wonderful weekend! Day 4 of ‘House Tour’ on Monday!

xoxo,

O


Timeless

I was having lunch with my sweet friend Chandler, who also has a blog,Β check it out…and we were talking about decorating and how things come in and out of style. Plaids, matching everything, ornate, traditional, on trend…there are so many ways to decorate. Things can go out of style quickly or linger awhile, but I thinkΒ there is a decorating style that is timeless. The example I want to share with you of a timeless look is none other than Meg Ryan’s apartment in ‘You’ve Got Mail'(my all time favorite movie). It came out in what…the mid 90’s and her apartment is still adorable.Β Image

First of all, the detailing in the molding is beautiful and I also love the floral prints on that wall to the left of her!

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Then, her desk, where she sends/receives mail from NY152 πŸ™‚ accessorized with fresh flowers, books, and a cute lamp. I love the bookcases…I mean bookcases are always timeless!

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Her bedroom! I love the headboard…like I would have it in my house right now!

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The cozy other side of her bedroom with pieces that would look great in a home right now!

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View of her kitchen! The doors, floors, art on the walls…all so perfect.

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I just love her kitchen! That little antique table is so cute!!

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Her living room just has a cozy feel. I want to curl up on that couch with a cup of hot tea! And lets not forget the daisies πŸ™‚

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I love this scene! Note: the antique bread box under that cute table in her kitchen. Every time I see those at antique stores I want to buy one, but they are always a little too pricey! One day I’ll just have to splurge πŸ™‚

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And just for the other You’ve Got Mail lovers…a picture of the best scene in the movie when “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” is playing and Tom Hanks yells, “Brinkley”…ahhh! “Don’t cry, Shopgirl. Don’t cry.”

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It’s ok to follow trends…we all do, but it’s never a bad idea to incorporate timeless pieces into your decor. Look at Kathleen Kelly, her apartment is still cute after all of these years! πŸ˜‰

xoxo,

O


House Tour Video: Coming Soon

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Yep, that’s right…a ‘House Tour Video’ (or should I say apartment video ha) is coming your way very soon! I could have just used my Iphone and posted a video, but the perks of having a husband in the creative world is that I get to take advantage of all of the technology available right at my fingertips! One of mine and my husband’s good friends, Austin, is an amazingly talented videographer and he offered to make my house tour video! Im definitely excited and can’t wait for you to see it!

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Stay tuned for the video! Coming soon!

xoxo,

O


Kitchen Dreams

Welcome to Day 3 of House Tour. Today, I would like to welcome you into our kitchen. My favorite thing about the kitchen is that it is open to the dining and living area. I’m not a fan of a closed off kitchen. Who wants to be cooped up in a separate room away from everyone while your cooking? Nobody. I dream of the day when I can customize a kitchen exactly the way I want it with white subway tiles, white upper cabinets, darker painted lower cabinets, marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, amazing light fixtures, the list goes on and on. That is a far off dream, so for now I’m content with our dark cabinets and tan/brown granite countertops that are not quite my personal taste but are very nice. These next 2 photos will give you an idea of what style of kitchen I would love to have one day… Image The Inspired Room Image Chris Loves Julia And now, after those beauties, here is my kitchen. Since I’m not a fan of the dark cabinets and countertops I really tried to lighten it up with paint color, white dishes, and other white accessories. Image We painted the kitchen island a fun navy blue and it really gave the kitchen a point of interest! It looks really blue in the next picture, but the true color is what it looks like in the picture above. Image Image Image Image So that is our kitchen. I’m still learning my way around it aka trying to cook more at home, so if you have any great recipes feel free to pass them my way! xoxo, O