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.