Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bexley's Nursery!

Waiting for November! 

It was def. a joint effort from everyone in our family!  HUGE thank you to my mama and daddy and Zack's parents for all the hard work!  New flooring, fan, crown, and paint. 



Zack added mirrors and framed them out on the closet doors.

Her closet filled with 0-6 month clothes!

All the bins holding blankets, linens, sleepers, gowns, onsies, socks, etc.

The crib bedding made my my mom!

A chair that was my grandmothers that we converted to a rocking chair.  Embroidery hoops that hold coordinating fabrics new and old!

The changing table and collage.  Complete with a picture of her "big brother and sister" :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

A little from December...

Did plenty of this: (As always, click image for larger pic.)

Made of few of these for Christmas presents:

Then we came home from vacation at the end of February, and my hard drive was fried.  Again.  2nd time in 5 years.  Lesson learned.  Will back up everything- 2 different ways.  Ugh.  I have a few more pictures on my camera from December and January that I'll try to load once my new hard drive is installed.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Tree 2010

No words, just my pretty tree :)


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like...


My favorite time of the year!!!!  I LOVE Christmas.  I love decorating for Christmas.  I love everything about it.  The more the merrier... ornaments and decorations that is.  Glitter, sparkling things, scented pine cones, ribbon, feathers, I LOVE IT ALL!  This year, I changed my mantel up and hung the garland, instead of shoving it in the "hole" above the fireplace.  And I love it!  I loaded it with a few of my favorite things!  Now I just hope and pray that the command hooks do their job and keep it up, instead of shattering my hopes and dreams ornaments.  Here's a few pics!  Thanks for stopping by if you are coming over from Layla's Holiday Home Mantel Linky Party!  I'll post again by Dec 9th to show off my pride and joy Christmas Tree!

The Lettered Cottage

Dining Nook Before/After

A post of pictures... (Click on each picture to enlarge)

  • Z built us a banquette including benches and a new table
  • "New" dining room chairs
  • New paint under chair rail (Slate by Restoration Hardware)
  • New chair rail on each side of the fireplace
  • New paint color above chair rail (Ash by Restoration Hardware)
  • New light fixture in dining nook
  • New floors throughout kitchen, dining, and living room in Jan!!!

Before with "old" table and chairs (For Sale if anyone is interested:)

Then the new storage seating with cushions. 

Then my beautiful new drum shade pendant light! 

 Then Z built our new table and rounded the corners.

*New* chairs.  (Old chairs that Mama got for us for FREE.  The people she got them from said they came from a Golden Colon Corral.) 

 New Dining Nook After! (Check out those chairs!)

Before-ish (I always forget to take a REAL Before- so lets call this, Mid-Way) 


So before the table and chairs sat in the middle, and got in the way... 

After- We love our cozy banquette! 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy Wedding Shower!

One of my girlfriends from high school is getting married in less than 3 weeks.  There was a bridal shower for her this past weekend.  I made her an established sign to show off her new last name and marriage!.  I went with neutrals and turquoise, since turquoise is Jodie's favorite color.  Now let the countdown begin for the wedding!  Can't wait!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Go Pirates!

When I was asked by a friend of mine about painting something to donate to the East Carolina Alumni Association's Scholarship Auction, I said ABSOLUTELY!  Its a great way to help out the community and a good way for me to get my name out there.  We decided that a childrens step stool would be a great auction item!  What Alumni doesn't have a little pirate or know a little pirate?!  I kept things basic so it would be great for a girl or a boy.  Check out what people attending the Pirates Bounty Scholarship Auction will be bidding on!  (Again, sorry for the not so great pics- camera was on the wrong setting!)