Monday, February 15, 2010

Two Minutes

Drew was put in time-out last night and, as usual, tears and crying ensued. Even though she is not allowed toys in the red time-out chair, she somehow managed to smuggle her plastic cell phone. From the other room Jason and I listened as she tried to call her grandma on the plastic device. "Grandma, I'm in time out," she cried. "For two minutes." More crying. "Daddy make me so sad." And another sad, pitiful cry that would make any grandmother's heart melt. If they were listening to the conversation.

She's probably the funniest little thing ever.

Another topic... wall art. Haven't bought much of it. Our living room has a vaulted ceiling and a really big wall that I want a big piece of art. I've been searching around for prints or vintage posters to be framed and I just don't love anything yet (that is in my price range). What I'd really like is for it to be my art, taken from my Black-Friday-bought camera, and blown up huge. I have been so inspired by Pioneer Woman's recent depth of field posts and photography assignment. The photos people submitted are amazing. Some of my favorite...

, originally uploaded by baybeexjackie.

this little nutty stayed home, originally uploaded by Cosi!.

Tiggy, originally uploaded by jackiehampton.

drops of bokeh, originally uploaded by tab.itha.

I need to learn to take pictures like these.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Design Inspiration

In our six plus years of marriage I have never really decorated our home. We have rented up until nine months ago and for the last nine months the money has gone towards the outdoors.

But now it is my chance to finally shine. I have literally four big projects going on in my head: the living room, the kitchen (complete remodel), our bedroom, Drew's room. And I'm working on things for all four of them and therefore will never finish.

I am always flipping through magazines or blogs to give me ideas and inspire me. It took another annual family Christmas party to remind me that the decor inspiration and talent lies in my own heritage. My dear grandma and her decorating was something very picture worthy.

Plastic tablecloths and arranged centerpieces on every table. And Happy Birthday napkins for who? Jesus of course.

There is definitely a sequin theme going on here.

Bringing in nature with the pinecones.

Grandma, I'm so loving purple right now. It's my favorite color.

The old birthday board to celebrate the special birthday boy or girl. On Christmas of course it is Jesus. How do I replicate this?

The woman of the hour.

Grandma, I think you're great. I will help you set up plastic tablecloths any day just to see your amazing centerpieces. And I am in need of a centerpiece for our new kitchen table... hint hint.