Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like.....2010!!!

**before reading this post: I wrote this last week while on vacation, I left my USB chord at home and couldn't upload any pics so I'm JUST now posting!)

I can't believe 2009 is already coming to a close. I really do feel like I was just packing up my Christmas decorations from last Christmas. But, alas, it is here again. (And don't let me fool you - I'm really not currently packing, as I'm sitting in a cabin in the snow blogging and sipping tea, but will be packing as soon as I get home....just needed to clarify) I know this time of year is a time for resolutions - which in my world is a thing you come up with that you can almost guarantee will not be done. So this year, I'm making a to do list. No promises, just organizing the things I would like to get done in 2010. I feel like I actually have a good chance at getting some of these things done since besides getting married, my calendar is pretty free! :)

1. Take a Photography class - I currently "use" my grandpa's fancy, hand-me-down camera. "Use", is stated as such, since I really don't know how to USE it. I fiddle around, point, shoot, and hope.

2. Build a Farm Table - I've been stewing on how to go about doing this - and I think I've come up with an easy-ish design

3. Make a Trip to the Long Beach Flea Market - I have been talking about doing this for forever, but somehow the weekends come and go and I still haven't gone.

4. Visit My Sister in Boston - I haven't visited her in a few YEARS now. She's moving in March so that may be my excuse to go back and "help." I'd also love to sneak away and visit this fabulous store!
{sneak peak of said fabulous store}

5. Take a Pure Barre Fitness Class - You didn't think I would get away with doing my non-new year's resolutions without ONE fitness related to-do did you?

6. Cook More - I absolutely love cooking, but I must admit I find myself doing the quick and easy, pick-something-up-after-work move a lot more lately. I need to STOP!! And I love my kitchen (pictures to come soon) so I have NO excuse!

{sneak peak of kitchen}

I'm sure there are so many more things I should be including on this list, and there may be a Part II to this post - but for now, this list seems like something I can handle! :)

Friday, December 25, 2009


{Merry Christmas}

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Excuse me....Santa? Is it too late to add one more thing to my list?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Winter Lovelies

{I'd never really considered a winter wedding but this photo could very well change my mind}
{Wishing the front of our house looked like this right now - it's currently 72 degrees here!}
**Thank you for enjoying my very random post today : )

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cabin Fever

I'm trying to squeeze in all the winter-themed posts I can because before we know the holidays will be over, and our blogs will be filled with bright and sunny posts with Spring on the brain. I was going through all of my pictures and came across this first pic that I took last year. One of our favorite weekend getaways is Mammoth. There's a small lake that has a little grouping of cabins around it, meant for the town's cross-country skiers. They just recently re-did quite a few of them, and I think did an impeccable job of making them look as if they've been there for years. As I do with just about every house - I kept thinking about what I would do if this were my little cabin in the woods.

{Does anyone recognize this last room?}

Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like........


it's been way too long since my last post I know.... I was wanting my next post to be Christmas themed, since it is that time of year. For some reason - this year - I could not seem to get my act together! Normally I'm the girl who has the lights, the tree, the ornaments, and the decorations all up the day after Thanksgiving. I really don't know what happened this year! But, they're up and the house is finally Christmasy!

{Cute Monogram ornaments from Restoration Hardware}

{My mom made our stockings a few years ago - I love the buttons!}

When my grandparents moved out of their home that they had lived in for FIFTY + years, and in to a much smaller condo, they had to do QUITE a bit of cleaning out, and pairing down. As I mentioned before, I was given an abundance of "hand-me-downs." I have no idea the history of this box, but I think it's perfect for Christmas cards
{The inside has the most perfect red and white paper - and notice it's empty! We really need to check the mail!}

Thursday, December 3, 2009

New Friend Old Friend

Our house received a new friend today! The downside to working at a place with cute furniture, is that you want to take it ALL home. I have come up with a rule for myself however, that if something comes in and I ABSOLUTELY have to have it, I wait until the end of the day, and if nobody has claimed it, then I'll take it! Well, rustic rooster furniture goes FAST because this is actually my first furniture purchase (since becoming a rooster chick myself - we have a lot of r.r. furniture at our house!) So here she is - our new coffee table!

Here's our old coffee table. I found it for $10. It's the perfect shade of light blue, with splatters of art project remnants. I was originally going to paint it white, but there was something about the splatters of paint, and glitter that was so endearing. I think I'll actually, kind of miss it!