October

October 31, 2011

Jane Marvel, Giveaway! Yes!

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? We got a random snow storm. It beat up my car and left branches all down our street. Seems over 1M people in and around NYC lost power. Totally weird. Unheard of before Halloween! Speaking of…..Happy and Safe Halloween!! Today we have no tricks! Just a treat! In my line of work I have great relationships with all sorts of amazing brands! One Lady I have loved for many years is Jane Marvel, and her awesome selection of vegan options, graphic medallion patterns, fun sunflower prints and so much more hugging the best in
October 26, 2011

Down Down Guest Room

Hello Lovely! Today we are venturing into a room you have yet to see! Downstairs we have a tiny little guest room originally meant to be for a maid or au pair. It’s the way to get to the only bathroom downstairs. The whole back corner of our downstairs is a reminder of how freaky things were back in the day. A maids quarters. With a separate entrance and everything. Accompanied by a swing door into the rest of the house. Totally makes me mad. Not that I am against maids or au pairs’ or anything like that. Just that
October 25, 2011

Step by Step. Day by Day.

Hi there! Hope your Monday was kind to you! We have been busting our behinds to get things in check and the Kitchen has been the beast of the to-do list. We added some reclaimed wood to add some interest on the window wall, laid down some new floors (temp), and refinished the hardware on the doors leading to the mudroom. We have been in process of refinishing the cabinet doors and replacing the hardware when Joey brought to my attention everything looked a little too white, and drab. As I looked around our completely horrific mess of a kitchen,
October 24, 2011

Want. Want. Want. Is how I feel about this giveaway!

How perfect would this pillow cover be in our in-progress kids room? Pretty stoked about this giveaway along side a wee bit jealous! Moxie Mandie has some pretty sweet hand sewn items to boast! I am pretty in love with the carefully selected fabric choices. So start your week off right and enter to win this super cute pillow cover to add some fun to a room in your home! Speaking of rooms! We have progress to share this week. Finally! Missed you this weekend. 🙂 Giveaway info: Prize:a 14 x 14 inch Black & White Chevron Stripe pillow cover
October 18, 2011

It's Progress Report Time People!

Hi there love! How was your Monday? I spent most of the day painting the downstairs guestroom. It already looks soooooo much better! Lighter, brighter! I would totally share photos, but it’s a stencil project, and what’s the fun in sharing the first layer? We also started hanging the refinished cabinets up in the kitchen! I do however have some photos to share! After 40 days and 40 nights of rain in the NYC, I finally got some shots of the upstairs guestroom with some sun light. She’s done! When I say “done”, I mean shes in a condition we
October 17, 2011

A White Unicorn of a Giveaway!

***This Giveaway is Now Closed!*** I have heard, under good authority, that certain desk candy is pretty hard to come by. A white stapler for instance. A white tape dispenser. How about a pretty white ruler? Well my friends, we have a pretty sweet giveaway today from our dear friends at Poppin’! How about a whole desk set of *unicorn* level hard to find white supplies? We thought we would get your attention with these!   I am super jealous of whoever wins this. We happen to be a Poppin’ household, so if you have never heard of these guys
October 12, 2011

I may be a little obsessed….

….with the guest room. Realize how all the photos are super dark? It’s because I am taking pics at like 11pm, 1am, 3am….yep. Silly me. Well, I hope you are well lovelies! I have a bit of a progress report with the guest room. I have been working my booty off to get her finished and now I can actually see some movement, I feel good about it.  I think my favorite moment in the room has got to be this suitcases, lamp and commissioned piece of Rocket VonScience an amazing friend got Joey and I for our wedding.  This side
October 10, 2011

The Perfect Pillow(s) Giveaway!

***This giveaway is now over! See what’s going on in this Monday’s post for a new giveaway!*** Happy Monday! How is Fall treating ya’ll? We took an awesome walk in the woods this weekend and came across chipmunks and deer, along with a snake. It was pretty blissful to say the least! As part of our Hooray for the Holidays – we have another fabulous Monday Giveaway!  Are you just drooling over these silk pillows? I picked some of my faves above. Yes, please! Fabricadabra has so so so many amazing pillows, throws AND fabric. Today you can get get
October 7, 2011

New Hobby: Listchecker

Hey there pretty people! Yep! As soon as the list was written I got to work. This is what the guest room looks like this very moment: I finished sewing the curtains for the closets, and now I just need to add a little trim work to the tops, see the big ‘ol gaps? I hung them both with tension rods. I also grey washed both of the closets to match better with the grey trim in the room. I completed one panel of curtains, and have three more to go. This one took a while because I decided to
October 5, 2011

A Messy Room is a Messy Mind

I heard this saying a long time ago. Have you? It seems to really ring true with me and my life. For some reason I can keep my “work life” super organized, almost effortlessly. Home life? That’s another story. We have lived in our home almost two years, and moved in with nothing but a few pieces of furniture. Now, we have packed every closet, and seem to have cluttered it quite successfully. My office, forget about it. The only room not “under construction” this very moment is our master bedroom. I NEED the bedroom to be clean. But then