Saturday, January 30, 2010

remodeling :: morrning mud . . .

So I woke up this morning thinking that I may hit a couple of estate sales, {which is my favorite past-time} despite the fact that southeast texas is freezing! 

I totally should have gone with my instinct; instead I found out {E} had already planned for the old brick pathway to be scabbed up in prep for our soon-to-be flagstone pathway . . .


Needless to say that I didn't make those inspiring vintage estate sales . . .
But Lucas had a blast watching {E} and the "bob the builder" tractor

Friday, January 29, 2010

grandmother's quilt

Today is rainy and dreary . . .

I was suppose to do some marketing for Eric's clinic this morning and was actually (selfishly) relieved when he said he had to take my car to work. (his window won't roll up all the way which doesn't make for a great ride to work in the middle of a thunderstorm) 

Noelle has a cold and has missed the past two days of school and Lucas is right behind her with the cold, minus the fever, so he missed the trusty 'ol Mother's Day Out today. 

Nevertheless, we're all home snuggling under our quilts. I always forget how much I love my quilts! I'm pretty sure Noelle is tired of hearing me talk about them but every quilt has a story and just floods me with memories!

This particular one that I threw on my bed last month is one my late Grandmother Opal made with pieces of my past. Every piece of fabric is from an outfit, pillow or bedspread that she had made me at some point in my childhood.

It's not Dwell Studio but it's so great for this perfectly simple day!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

la famille bizarre

It's always eventful this time of the year because most of our big family occassions are around the holidays . . .
Eric turned 37 a few days before Christmas.
I turned 30 right after New Years.
And we just celebrated our 3 year anniversary!

Here are some recent pictures of our crazy famille. More to come but this is all I've got right now . . .they're still editing.

la famille bizarre!

Friday, January 8, 2010

today . . .

This fabulous art I found on FRYD + DESIGN is something that resonated with me today. We've been so busy and stressed for a year and a half that I have vowed to make some changes in 2010 . . . including worry less. This says it all for me . . .

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

remodeling :: on a lighter note . . .

So for the past year we've been looking at and shopping for light fixtures with high anticipation! I don't know what it is about the idea of lighting our renovated abode, but I think that if you skimp on the lighting then your efforts and money could possibly look dim . . . total pun intended.

Well, here we are on the last leg of renovations while also being on the last leg of our budget. We've exhausted every penny and now have no money for that fabulous lighting that we keep dreaming about . . .
but my lighting solution made me feel like I struck gold.

We re-invented the old lighting that the previous owners left with the house and brought it to a new state of traditional glam!






I was surprised that eric agreed to my plan but not only did he agree but undoubtedly, he was the one who ended up spraying them for me. . . look at that artistic focus!

In fact, love it so much I think we're going to forego those other dreamy lighting options and keep these until we strike gold one day.

But until the next gold strike I'm going to be dreaming of these . . .

jaime hayon

Saturday, January 2, 2010

new years eve

Filipino traditions consisting of 12 round fruits
in a bowl and coins on every window seal
and every step for a prosperous year.


Party hats, noise makers and sparkling wine.


Eric's craving of lobster and his
dad's craving of macaroni salad.


Staying home with our family {in our new house} turned into the
best new years we've ever had which we'll cherish forever!

ChEErS! and HaPpY 2010!

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