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New House - Kitchen Plans

November 29, 2011

When I was initially thinking about the option choices for my new kitchen, white cabinets, white backsplash, stainless steel appliances and hardware, white granite countertops and hardwood floors ran through my mind. A kitchen like this is what I was envisioning:

[ Image via Houzz ]

Unfortunately my builder doesn't allow hardwood to be installed in wet areas, including the kitchen. This was a bit of a let down because the first floor of my new place (shown below) has an open floor plan and I want the flooring to all be the same so it's cohesive throughout.

All is well though because I have a new plan and it looks like...

West Elm Weekend

November 28, 2011

Happy Cyber Monday!

How was your Thanksgiving? Did you participate in the Black Friday madness? If so, what kind of deals did you get? I didn't go out to shop on Black Friday but I did get a few things from West Elm's Buy More, Save More sale.

I finally got the organic chevron duvet cover I've been stalking since July:

It wasn't on sale like I had hoped but I did get 10% off my order so that's better than nothing. Funny story: right after I placed my order I noticed that my current duvet cover has a rip in it so maybe this purchase was meant to be? Anyway...

Thanksgiving Menu

Pardon The Dust

November 22, 2011

I'm making a few changes to the blog so bear with me if things look at little "off" the next couple of days. I hope to have everything wrapped up before Thanksgiving :)

World Market Roasting Pan

November 18, 2011

Look what I got last night! A roasting pan from World Market for ... $4.99!!!

[ Image via World Market ]

The $4.99 sale is going on until Sunday but when I picked mine up they only had 3 left and the sale started today so you might want to get yours ASAP before they sell out! Can't wait to cook a big bird in this bad boy next week :D

Loft Love

Yesterday I announced that I was buying a house and had mentioned how a lot was going to be changing decor wise. I've put together a mood board of my future loft space (where my desk/office will be) to illustrate what I mean.

I'm really loving a more modern rustic look instead of the stark black/white modern look I have going on right now. Something about the mix of textures makes me happy. I've also been dreaming of a navy wall for a while now but my current place has an open floor plan meaning every room is connected which makes stopping a paint line difficult. My new house also has an open floor plan on the first floor but the second floor has actual rooms with walls that stop so painting one wall one color should be doable :)

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 (Target Gold Pouf - No longer available) / 8

Out With The Old, In With The New

November 17, 2011

And by new I mean

Well, technically it still has to be built but I'M BUYING A HOUSE!!!

The whole house buying process started mid-October and while the ball is slowly rolling, I still have to sell my current townhouse before the building can begin on my new house.

Once the building begins, it's going to be 4 months before they finish so I'll have plenty of time to gather new ideas for my new place since a lot is going to be changing and I can't wait :D

The model of my new home looks like the photo below and let me tell you - it's B E A U T I F U L!!!

The first level floor plan is shown below and the highlighted options are the ones I'm getting:

Here's the second level and again, the highlighted options are the ones I'm getting:

As you can see, it's a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house with an awesome loft and walled-in backyard which is complete with a covered patio that looks out across the mountains. I'm so incredibly excited and I can't wait for the entire process to begin so I can share all of the details!

Book Wish List

November 15, 2011

I'm always inspired by home decor that showcases a lot of books. Stacked books, scattered books, single books - it doesn't matter, there's just something intriguing about what other people are reading.

I don't have a lot of books to stack or scatter but I'm always trying to add to my collection so here's what's on my current book wish list:

Decorate: 1,000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home
Holly Becker

[ Image via Amazon ]

Master Bedroom Tour

November 14, 2011

On Thursday I posted a photo and asked if you could figure out what room it was. If you guessed master bedroom, you would be correct!

Take a look around the rest of the room...


November 10, 2011

Since Halloween has ended and my entryway has gone back to normal, I needed to find a new location for my Giuliano de Medici bust:

Can you guess where he's hanging out nowadays?

Forest Floor

November 9, 2011

Not only did I score a big pig at HomeGoods over the weekend but I also scored two log-like lamp bases from Target:


November 8, 2011

I made my usual HomeGoods run on Friday night but didn't see anything that caught my eye so I went home empty handed. However, when I went back on Saturday afternoon, I spotted this big pig (that I've affectionately named Babe. Or Pablo. I haven't really decided yet.):

Happy (Belated) Halloween

November 7, 2011

I realize it's been a week since Halloween (and a month since I last blogged) but blogging about the rest of my Halloween decorations is cool with you, right? Awesome :)