23 January 2012

Hello Monday

Hello Monday!

My girlfriends from college came down Saturday and we had great lunch date at Pizza By Elizabeths, followed by my first real night out since Lucy was born. After a busy Saturday spent with my girls, Sunday was very low-key catching up on some things around the house.

Sunday afternoon I worked on a new chevron canvas. I'll post a tutorial showing how to create a chevron pattern along with a reveal of my art piece. I'm still deciding where I want to put the finished piece.

I'm excited to say that some of my online shopping goodies came this weekend.
I purchased a new frame from Crate & Barrel (below). It's now (empty) in the master bedroom where I'm trying to update some of the pictures and decor. I'm have an obsessed-with-buying-frames moment. I have a number of frames in my "cart" on Pottery Barn, West Elm, Targets and Crate & Barrel's website. I'm going to revamp the living room gallery wall, too, but more on that later.

I bought this cute, canvas laptop case from West Elm.
In yellow, of course, my favorite color. I had been using a dark paisley patterned one that came with an old bag I purchased years ago. This one just seems cherrier and less dark and drab so I did a swap.

I also ordered this Hammam Stripe Hand Towel from West Elm to spruce up our vintage bar cart in the dining room. Now that I took this picture I realize it could use a quick iron..

I messed around with some neutral textiles on our couch.
The black and white striped pillow is new from Crate & Barrel.

I needed some fresh greens for the house, so I snagged a few small indoor plants and cactuses at Home Depot. Here's hoping I can keep them alive. I want to find some fun, pretty plant holders. I'm using mini drinking glasses I bought from Anthropologie for the two small cactuses.

The shower curtain for the master bathroom should be here this week.
I'm excited to get things a little more tied together in that room.

Up for the rest of the week:
  • Lucy's 6 month milestones. I cannot believe it's already been half a year since our little bug was born. 
  • I'll show you how to make the perfect chevron pattern that you can use on anything - walls, canvases, painting a rug, etc. 
  • I'll also share with you some tips to keep your house clutter-free. We have the Purple Heart veteran truck coming this week and will be packing up a tons of boxes tonight and tomorrow night to donate. 
  • And finally, the time is here to get a move on painting the guest room! I'm starting with spackling up the walls followed by a coat of primer. I'll keep you updated as things progress.

1 comment:

  1. Those plants are so cute! I totally want to glam up my work desk with plants in anthropologie glasses now!