Monday, July 25, 2011

Laundry Room & Back to Black

Before I post my laundry room board, I'm just now putting aside my whining to contemplate the passing of Amy Winehouse. Was her demise a surprise to anyone? Not really. Is it a total shame? Absolutely. I'd say that Back to Black was one of those albums for me that affected my life. Have you listened to it? Please do.

So back to my laundry room! I will freely admit that I snatched this color combo from Nicole's basement bathroom. Right down to the exact paint color! Speaking of paint, I am so ecstatic to be able to move right into a house and NOT have to worry about painting. I get to pick all the room colors out and the painters will do it for us. PHEW! All the fun and none of the effort-- that's what I'm talkin' about.

Hope you all survived your respective Mondays! xo

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Is It Fall Yet and Girl's Bathroom!

Ready for some more whining?? I'm so sick of this weather!!!!!!!!!!!! In Michigan, it's been about 100 degrees for the past 4 or 5 days. Our power went out from Wednesday night until just this morning.

Everyone is or has been sick in our household for the last 3 weeks...besides me (knock on wood). Poor hubby has strep. The girls had relentless fevers for 5 days apiece.

And did you know we sold our house faster than our new house was built? We had to move into a two-bedroom lower flat. BUT something kinda nifty-- I unknowingly moved into a flat between two people I already knew! The first is a Jazzercise buddy I met through a friend. The second is a super cool author that I have met and written about before. Small world!

So really, things have been pretty stressful-- we're cramped, sick, recuperating from the 4 day power outage, and just plain tired of living out of boxes. I just have to keep looking to the new house. It makes me happy. I drive by it every day. Here's what it looks like right now:

At this point, dreaming about decorating and picking out every nuance of this new house is what's keeping me going. I love Nicole Balch's boards, so I thought I would create some of my own.

Here's my first design board! The girl's bathroom. The only bath in the house with a bathtub, actually, or shower curtain. But I found the perfect shower curtain from Pottery Barn Teen. What do you think?

I'm going to try to create a design board for each room in the house, and then I'm going to compile them into a book with the pictures of the construction of the house. I think this will be a good creative project for me. Hope you like it too and will follow along! I know my posting has been sporadic. Thanks for sticking with me. :)

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Miss you all! xo