Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Someone really cute and tiny around the middle NEEDS to get this adorable skirt I saw at Banana Republic the other day. 


Because it won't be happening for me anytime soon ;) 

5 Minute Project: Pregnancy Keepsakes Box

I saw this cute idea in a pregnancy magazine~

 create a memory box for while you're expecting!

I used a velvet lined box that I already had in the house and added a few stickers and a bow to dress it up a little. So far I've added.... 

baby books 

ultrasound pictures 

nursery paint swatches  

and cards we've gotten along the way!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sneak Peak: Nursery Paint

The room is still a mess, but we have our paint on the walls and couldn't be happier. It was hard deciding to add another color to the house when we already have 2 other colors (shown above). Since we're not afraid of painting we went for it! We wanted something neutral, soothing & unique for baby and something that we like as well. We chose "Pashmina" based on the inspiration photo below. It's a warm gray/stone color that changes to various shades of gray/brown/beige/blue depending on the light.

 Here's how it turned out (ignore the messes everywhere):

Before.. the best part was I got to be out of the house all day so baby didn't get any paint fumes :)

More to come once we get it cleaned up! 

Blog Feature: When in Rome via JourneyChic

Thanks for featuring my quatrefoil earrings in your summer style pics, Laura! 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails...

It's a boy!!!

We are so excited! Time to get serious about setting up this nursery... we have all 4 major pieces of furniture squared away now: 

changing surface
place for feeding (chair)

 We scored a Pottery Barn changing table at the neighborhood garage sale,  

and snagged this rocking chair online (thanks Lindsay for the recommendation).
For storage and decoration we plan on re-purposing the shelves that are currently in the room.

We also know that the main color will be blue (shocking, right?) Instead of baby blue we are opting for a bright turquoise blue! Bits of lemon yellow and papaya orange will be woven in for color (can you tell I'm craving fruit?)

A photo to document the not-so-fun part... cleaning out the contents of the office closet. Yikes!

Now the little one has a space for all those adorable onesies. 

Our little "banana" is getting bigger by the week!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Boy or Girl?

Today's the day we find out!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Gray Walls

I'm really loving the way gray walls make everything else in these nurseries pop!
Faint Flicker by Olympic

Flagstone by Martha Stewart

Stonington Gray HC 170 by Benjamin Moore

Silvery Moon by Benjamin Moore

Gray Horse by Benjamin Moore
Color unknown

Wheat Bread by Behr

Pashmina by Benjamin Moore

Thursday, June 9, 2011

All White Furniture

I realize some of these posts might be for own sake- trying to organize my book marks is not an easy task. What do all these rooms have in common? White furniture! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Creations 6/8

Does anyone else enjoy Real Housewives as much as I do? Their lives may be train-wrecks, but their jewelry is always stunning and currently they are all over the Greek "evil eye" trend. Here are some inspired pieces using supplies I got from Turkey. The summery color combos turned out gorgeous! Coming soon to my online shop...


 "Put a bird on it!"
(I love getting international mail)