Saturday, January 31, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I have always had a hard time during the winter months and for some reason this year is really getting to me, especially on cold gloomy days like today. I can't seem to figure out why this year would be harder. My only explanation is that I am living in a new house that doesn't feel like my own yet.
I literally have to drag myself out of bed each morning and simply have no desire to do anything. Later in the day I get down on myself for all the things I could have done but didn't. Let me ask you, how do you beat the winter blues?
I just starting adding some additional vitamins to my one a day multi after reading about Vitamin D deficiency and I am looking into a Litebook. I hope to feel some major difference soon!
Another way that I am trying to tackle the winter blues, is by spending my time with this cute kid. We had a fun snowy afternoon on Monday. I look forward to the spring when Livy will be able to enjoy her house better.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Picture?! How about a close-up of a sock?
Sunday, January 25, 2009
The view from the front door. It is a small area and I plan to keep it simple. There is a lot going on in this room, especially with the dust-trap plant shelf above it.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
There is a particular wall in my living room that I plan on turning into my holiday corner. I simply can't decorate for every season for the entire house, so I am making a nook to help celebrate. Valentines is right around the corner and my latest project will be hung on the wall. I will show my holiday corner soon!
Since this was my first ever embroidery project, I turned to a GREAT website, Needle 'n Thread, with video tutorial on how to do different stitches. A perfect resource for beginners or for those wanted to improve a stitch.
Monday, January 5, 2009
I have a large "plant shelf" (I guess that is what it is called. It should be named, "huge dust trap that needs an enormous ladder to get to shelf." ) in the living room that needed something up there. I had several items from our previous house and needed to find a few more special items to really make it pop. So off to two of my favorite decorating stores! Tai Pan Trading and Rod Works.
A few of the goods. (Except for the first photo. That came from the store called Mom's)
Let's put it all together.....
First the mantle. I wanted something to contrast the white of the mantle and the softness or brightness of the gold walls. I choose a large black/brown mirror from our last house and objects that balanced all of the colors. My original plan was to decorate in gold, black and white. It's funny that things never go quite as planned, and honestly I love how things turned out. The colors for my living room are gold, black, brown, white and green. This space also needed to be kept simple to balance out the busy display on the plant shelf.