Monday, January 31, 2011

design + decor :: gallery of cheap art

Our house has slowly been coming together . . .
besides the fact that my estate sale wonders have kept furniture coming and going in a crazy endless cycle, I have managed to nail a few things down in some quasi-permanent spots among the walls.

Our downstairs half-bath was craving my attention first and foremost because it had a HUGE blank wall that really kept things boring while doing your doo. (if you know what I mean) It really didn't matter how fancy I kept our reading material . . . it was so blann in there that you'd have no problem falling asleep on the throne.

So, enter some of my estate sale finds . . .

I had found some AMAZING watercolor/ink prints at a sale and snagged them for about $5 each. Both the details and vibrant colors work perfectly with our modern gray walls.

The gold inner-trim was great but I just wasn't feeling the outter red part of the frame.

So, I taped 'em up,

slapped on a couple coats of glossy black paint,

laid them out,



Instant gratification!

How amazing is it that this gallery of cheap framed art 
seems to make me feel a little more glamorous. . . 
(even after I wipe my 3 year old's butt and then catch a quick glimpse of myself in the mirror.)
These pictures in the background have a nice way of taking the attention off of the bags under my eyes! 

Awesome! Now, on to some laundry.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

back to the blog-o-sphere . . .

Here I am . . .
back to the blog-o-sphere!

Before I kick off 2011 with everything about anything 
and anything about everything I have share a bit of my world.

It's been nearly 3 months since my last post and tons of  people have asked me why I haven't been blogging. (which is weird since I only have a few followers. ha ha ha)
The truth behind it all is that while I long to blog on a daily basis, any spare time that I have has been spent with my family. 

Many of my close friends know that my life has been beyond chaotic for the past few years, but I am happy to announce that our daily routines have resembled somewhat of a "normal life". I'm sure my mom is laughing right now because what I consider a "normal life" still seems to resemble a circus to those around me. 

Since October, (the notable last blog post) I have consumed every moment with making memories.



Eric's Birthday


New Year's

My  Birthday

And then to top  it all off . . .

Our Anniversary!

All of this wrapped with 



the best of Vintage shopping

and lots of our crazy Love!

The Lord has truly given me strength throughout 2010 and I praise Him 
for all of our countless blessings!

Here's to a "normal routine" in 2011 filled 
with many more memories and lots of  blogging!

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