Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Stand by me

So our bed finally came, and it looks wonderful in our room! Except... we don't have nightstands or any other furniture in the room. So it's slightly bare. I've been looking high and low for nightstands I love that are in the budget and match the bed (a tall order, I know). I really love these ones pictures, does anyone know where to find ones similar? Also, I love the lamps, and have found some at Target. As soon as I have nightstands to put them on, they will be mine! AND, how adorable are those "love" pillows?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rugs, beautiful rugs!

Have you ever seen such delicious rugs? Man oh man, I'm loving the new line of rugs from Amy Butler. I love what a rug can do for a room, but I'm not a fan of what they can do to a bank account :) Maybe someday, right?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The bed

I have been searching high and low for a bed that I love, was in the budget, Jason loved and would be timeless. This proved harder than I thought. I'd go into stores and they'd ask me what I was looking for in a bed and I'd tell them, "I'm not sure, but I'll know it when I see it." And guess what, today I saw it.

I think I like the shorter posts better, what do you think?
I found it just in time too, Jason and I closed on our house yesterday and will start moving in tonight. We don't officially move until the end of the month, as far as church stuff/our callings are concerned, but I'll be slowly moving our stuff in between now and then.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Mirror mirror on the wall...

I really want to put a mirror above my fireplace. Mirrors just seem to really open up a room and reflect in more light. And I'm all about openness and light. I saw this mirror in Anthropologie and fell in love.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Powder Room

I bought this hand towel for my new powder room. It's the only room in the house I have fully decorated in my mind.

We're supposed to close tomorrow. I can't believe it's really happening!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Offer: Accepted

Now the fun part begins. Loan applications, inspections, appraisals, down payments and other such grown up stuff. But, if all goes well, we will be home owners on July 10th.

More pictures from the MLS:

I went up there again last night with my dad, Carlie and Jason. I wish I would have taken a picture of the view from the house. It's amazing, to die for. There had just been a rainstorm, so everything was clear and there were the most beautiful rainbows.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Here we go again...

We're making another offer on a house today. This will be our fifth offer, and sometimes I wonder if this has became a game to me and I'll freak out if I actually end up moving. I mean, we've made four offers already, and even though two of the four were accepted, we haven't moved. Not for lack of trying or lack of desire, but because of complications on the sellers end. Anyway, here's the house:

Don't worry, it's landscaped now and the grass really makes a difference.

It's cute, very open and spacious floor plan. 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms with a fantastic unfinished basement. It's in Cedar Hills in a development called The Cottages, how cute is that?! So, wish us luck.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Focal Point

I think too often the focal point in a room is some gigantic television, and I'm not crazy about the message that sends. I'd much rather have a room like this, with one entire wall dedicated to books (and various knick knacks for fun).

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

To buy or not to buy...

This home is for sale in Orem. I sort of want to buy it and fix it up. Don't you think it has a lot of potential? The inside is a wreck, but full of possibilities!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

On cloud 9

I have loved and longed for this bedding for a really long time. Doesn't it just look so dreamy and cloud-like? I think it would make any bedroom look heavenly.

Monday, May 18, 2009

I want this house

Doesn't this look dreamy? Love the fence, the shutters and the porch. OK, and everything else about it.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Nursery

I really love this nursery for a lot of reasons. First of all, it's so inviting and cheery with the fun yellows and blues. I love that it's gender neutral and I LOVE the yellow chair. The cute mommy that put together this nursery blogs about it here with more pictures, "how-to's" and where she got everything. Would it be wrong if I copied this in my future nursery?

Friday, May 8, 2009

Decorative Hutch

I love the idea of having a hutch to display cute plate, bowls, pitcher, etc. I really love the pattern on this one too, I think it adds a fun element without being too loud.

picture found here

Friday, May 1, 2009

"A home without books is a body without soul"

Both Jason and I are big into books and reading. When we got married, our biggest problem was we had too many books and not enough shelving for all of them. We now own two giant book cases, and still have books in boxes because they don't all fit. My solution to the problem? Buy more books. OK, so that didn't really solve anything because these beauties (pictured above) are still sitting in a box (minus the one I'm currently reading) but it sure feels good owning cute books.
I originally wanted these for the shelves next to the fireplace in the house in Traverse Mountain we were supposed to buy. Had it not been for the seller and his shady practices that caused lenders to run for the hills, these lovelies would be perched there now.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Light up my life

I really really love this chandelier, and chandeliers of similar style. But every time I show one to Jason and tell him I want those in our home, specifically our bedroom, he says "do you know you live with a boy?" Apparently my taste in lighting fixtures is a little too girly for him.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Picture This

As someone who spends a lot of time behind a camera creating images for other people, I see the value in having images of my own family adorning my wall. Someday I plan to have a wall like these in a main room with nine 20x20s of my family. Color or black and white? I guess I'll have to see what works best with my home! Oh, and I'd love to do one of these for a client. Interested? Visit me here.
First image from here
Second from here

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Chair envy

What I love about this picture is the shape/design of the chairs a well as the color of the wall . . . so perfect. I also love the fresh flowers, someday I'd love to always have fresh flowers in my home!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Rub a dub dub

Oh how I'm longing for a tub! There's nothing more relaxing than a nice, hot, long bath and living without a tub has been kinda hard on me. I especially love the shape of this tub, the color on the walls and all the windows... as long as the windows have a great view!

Photo via Costal Living


People always talk about turning into their mother, and while I always thought I was more like my father, I see my mother in me more and more every day. For years, I watched her tear pictures out of magazines and put them in a white binder. She attended the Parade of Homes with me in tow for as long as I can remember. Always snapping photographs of ideas she may want to replicate in her future home, and into the binder they'd go. Now that I'm married and my husband and I are looking for our first home, I find myself scouring the Internet for my own home inspiration. Here's where I'll keep my findings.