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Monday, November 21, 2011

Furniture makeover

How was your weekend? Mine, awesome!


Cameron and his parents worked on the siding ("almost there" pictures coming...). As fro me, well, while this little guy napped....


I was able to sand and paint a piece of furniture picked up from Craigslist for cheap. It's going to be used for some much needed storage in my office.


I used Sherwin Williams Jadite in Semi-Gloss. After a final coat of paint goes on today, I'll be able to share before and after pictures.

The real highlight of our weekend was spending Sunday with our friends visiting from Mexico. I'm kicking myself for forgetting the camera to snap some pictures of their adorable girls!
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Swooning over...

Already a fan of the lighting fixtures made by School House Electric, I was excited when a catalogue featuring their new line of furniture, textiles and housewares showed up in my mailbox this morning. It was filled with warm and cozy images-perfect for this time of year.


School House Electric & Supply Co
A perfect mix of rustic, vintage and industrial pieces.

School House Electric & Supply Co
I think I want to attempt making those ottomans. Using some upholstery webbing, it looks doable!

School House Electric & Supply Co
Pretty and feminine! Loving the gallery wall behind the bed and the herringbone throw.

These are high-quality, made-to-last investment pieces, which the prices reflect.

A few more things...


The colors in this print are awesome! Succulents are one of my favorite plants.

School House Electric Clock
Not in this girl's budget, but that yellow!! So fun.


Plenty to look at and worth browsing, I think! Any pieces in School House Electric's collection that you love?
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

window shopping

I just came across this print HERE (from Zulily) and I think it's adorable! Although I am Canadian, I'd have to say Iowa is now home.

This would look great in little Talmadge's bedroom, that is, when he actually has his own room. Ever so slowly I've been collecting items to decorate his room (I'd say nursery, but he may be too old for that by time it happens). The vintage look of this print would fit right in!


Are you online shopper? I am, for three reasons: convenience, prices and selection. Have you tried online sites that offer daily deals? A few of my favorites for finding either kid/baby items or house decor are listed below.

Zulily.com (baby/kid/maternity items)


Ruelala.com (home decor, cooking items, clothing)
For kids there's "Little Rue" events.

Gilt.com (home decor, clothing, kids items)

Jossandmain.com (home decor, cooking items and sometimes things for little ones)

Onekingslane.com (home decor)

You can sign up as a member (free) and then shop from these sites. I usually check the emails they send to see if there is anything that interests me to save time. Happy shopping!