Friday, February 27, 2009

The Ultimate Cure For Sadness - RED!

Red, what can I say about such a warm and inviting color. I love it!!! Red has found its way into every room of my home. It’s the wall color in our office; it’s a red leather chair in the family room. It appears in the living room on red and gold plaid wing chairs then ever so slightly slides onto the flowers in a large painting in the dining room. It creeps into the kitchen on a red kitchen-aid mixer, and then appears in the foyer on the wool rug and striped settee. It on the picture in the downstairs bathroom as well as the pictures in the laundry room. And we haven’t even gone upstairs yet! What can I say except I love red!!!

P.S - These are not pictures of my house, just ones that inspire me.

Hiking The Rubicon...

TAHOE!!! What more needs to be said, it's breathtaking. Our Summers in Tahoe means river rafting, camping, boating, biking, hiking and swimming. Going out to eat at Jake's on The Lake, cocktail at Sunnyside and of course, just a little shopping. Here are a few pictures of one of our day hikes. Enjoy! We did :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ella's New Haircut!

Ella got a new do today. She loves it!

A Kitchen With A Sweet Treat!

This is for everyone who has ever said “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” I’m here to tell you that after seeing this kitchen that statement is so not true! This is just beyond delicious! In fact I feel like a big piece of Chocolate cake, yummmmy!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Say What!

The minute someone says to me “You can’t do that,” I’m determined to find numerous ways I can! For me, it’s all about passion…This is why at any given time I have multiple projects going on at one time. The key is not to get too far ahead of myself!

What’s on my plate right now:

1. Finish painting the laundry room cabinet doors! It’s been raining almost non stop for two weeks, so needless to say the paint is not drying very fast in the garage. So I’ve been bringing in two doors at a time and painting in the foyer. It’s getting done, but very slowly!

2. Just bought a new refrigerator. We decided to cut into the wall and sink it back 3 inches. At first this did not appear that it was going to be that difficult. WRONG! It can be done, but it is going to be a lot of work. We have to relocate the plumbing line for cold water and move the drain line back 3 inches. On top of this it is a load bearing wall. Ouch! But we have found a way and we our pushing forward. I must say I have a great husband!!!!! The end result will be fabulous!

3. I’m working on two sign and about 10 new framing.

4. Once the laundry room is completed, it’s on to the master bedroom. I am going to be painting it! Out with the ugly wall paper! This room is BIG and I removed the wallpaper some time ago, but the walls need to be re-textured before I can paint. So we have been sitting on this project for a little while!

5. Once the bedroom is painted it is on to the island in the kitchen. I’m refinishing the cabinets in a black and installing a new butch block counter.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Picture Frames Are Here....

Some picture frames are done!

These ones are lots of fun! They all have great colors and are distressed just the right amount. They make wonderful gifts…

Small frames (8x8 with 3x3 opening) $15.00

Larger frames (7.5x9.5 with 3.5x5.5 opening) $20.00

Larger frames w/ embellisment (7.5x9.5 with 3.5x5.5 opening) $25.00

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Our Snowy Valentine's Day!

Hope everyone had a Happy Valentine’s Day! We spent ours playing in the snow. We had snowball wars, built a few snowmen and just enjoyed running around. While Shep discovered he likes to chase and catch snowballs. Ella found out its fun to throw snowballs, but not as much fun to get hit with them, DADDY!!!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Come on...Just a peak!

One of my Christmas gifts. I just love this birdhouse! Here’s a little peek of the backyard. In the last 10 months the yard has been transformed from an English garden with tiered planters to a yard that fits the needs of our family. Our family is made up of one little girl, a huge puppy dog and of course a bunny rabbit! The yard is about 60 percent complete. So these just a few teaser pictures that I took today! I will post more “before” and “after” pictures once we get closer to spring!