Friday, January 29, 2010

Snow Day!

I love working at a college - you get random snow days! My office closed at noon today because of snow, so now I'm all cozy in my house for the day.

Here's our back porch right now:
The view out of our kitchen pretty!
What I've been doing on my snow day...making Valentine's cupcakes!
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Early Spring Shopping

I had the day off yesterday, so what's a girl to do? Go shopping, of course! Here's what I picked
Tory Burch Tanya Shirt (50% off no less!)
This cute little Target top...brown with white polka dots and ruffles!
J. Brand Skinny Capris (also 50% off!)
Can you tell I'm SO ready for Spring already? Too bad it's only January :(

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wonderful Weekend in Atlanta

Last weekend I was in Atlanta for two wonderful events - my friend Candace's Baby Shower and my nephew's Baptism!

My sister-in-law and I threw Candace (Mrs. Southern Belle) a baby shower on Saturday. It was so much fun to plan and to visit with everyone. We had a cowboy theme because little baby Keating will most definitely be a cowboy! Candace is due in early February, so not too long now!

Cute banner made for Baby Keating:
Diaper Cake:
Action shot of the shower:
Myself, Candace, and Michelle:

Sunday morning was Gates' baptism! He was so adorable. Gates wore the Christening gown that numerous people in my family have worn (including myself)!
The cute family at the church:
Chris, Michelle, and Gates:
Siblings with Gates:
Michael, Gates, and I at the brunch after the Baptism:
I love that little guy so much! Have a great week!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Kitchen Update!

I have finally taken some pictures of our updated kitchen to share. So far, we have painted the walls a greige, added new granite countertops, and added a white subway tile backsplash.

Keep in mind that we still have to put hardwoods down in the kitchen, get all new appliances, and of course, add some decorative details (please ignore my horrible photography skills, as well).

View when you walk in:
Close up:
Another view:
Close up of the subway tile backsplash (which my awesome brother did ALL by himself!):
So, what do you think? It's far from done, but we are making progress!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010 House Projects

Since, I am so excited about the upcoming house projects we have for this year, I thought I would share!
  • Living room: Add crown molding; get new area rug
  • Dining Room: Add chair rail molding and crown molding
  • Kitchen: New kitchen appliances; new hardwood floors; window treatments
  • Guest Bedroom: Paint the bedroom
  • Master Bathroom: Tile floor and shower
  • Back Porch: Power wash and stain deck
  • Front Porch and Lawn: Buy front porch furniture; paint exterior; landscape front yard actually seems like quite a lot all written down! Hopefully Michael and I can do a lot of that ourselves to save some money. Any tips and/or suggestions are much appreciated.

And I PROMISE to take some picture tonight of all of our updates to the house...including our new granite countertops and subway tile backsplash!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a wonderful New Years! Michael and I rang in the new year with my brother, his wife and baby, a few friends, and a yummy dinner. It was wonderful! I have been quite the bad blogger lately, but I promise to start posting more regularly. I have lots of pictures of our updated house to share, but for now, I'll share a couple of my Christmas presents!

iPhone (AMAZING):

A beautiful long coat from J.Crew:

But my favorite gift is the new countertops we had installed a few weeks ago. I absolutely LOVE them! I'll be sharing picture soon, not to worry. Have a great New Year's Day!