Thursday, June 24, 2010

Organizing by color

Below are Badgley Mishka's beautifully color organized cook books!

So I totally rearranged my books after seeing the above images.
For the longest time I only had cream and white colored books in my bookshelves but something was missing.  I had stacks of colored books in my basement, so I brought them up, dusted them off and displayed them in my bookshelves by color.  They really POP next to the white trim on the shelves!  Even the shoes in the last image look organized when they are arranged by color. 
I love the way my shelves look now!  I can't stop staring at them!

*Images courtesy of Elle Decor and flickr

Fabric Covered Headboard for a new master bedroom

and this is our new bed that we just ordered...

We are currently redecorating our master bedroom.  Our contractors just finished the deck off of the room and I LOVE it!  Great place for coffee in the a.m. with the hubby before Miss Finley wakes up! We also decided to upgrade to a King size bed because our goldendoodle Charlie refuses to sleep on the floor and as much as I love that dog, I have had it! Next comes bedding...No I cannot make a decision!  There are too many pretty fabrics out there.  Also on the list to purchase: bedside tables and lamps and possibly a cute chair to put in the corner.  Will post pics when this project is finished! 

*Images courtesy of Lonny and Hayneedle 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Finley's 1st Birthday Party

Finley's Candy Bar

mini cupcakes

big cake

The Birthday Girl!

We had a blast at Finley's party.  Glass jars were filled with her favorite candies, which consisted of licorice, gummies, and dum dums!  We had cupcakes from Sweet Mandy B's Bakery in Chicago and our cake came from Alliance Bakery also located in Chicago.  The mini cupcakes were homemade and extremely yummy!! 
*Images are courtesy of

Friday, June 18, 2010


*Images courtesy of Elle Decor, This Is Glamourous

White? Yes
Boring? Never
These rooms look so glamourous and clean...
White never looked so good

Thursday, June 17, 2010

painted doors

Tiffany Blue or Yellow??
This is where I am stuck.  I am getting ready to paint my back and front doors and I am leaning toward the blue.  What do you think?
Our home is white with Black shutters...
If you have painted doors send me a photo and I'll post it on here!

Monday, June 14, 2010

splash of sunshine

*Images courtesy of Jack and Lulu, Decorpad

Although I would never paint my walls yellow, I need a little splash of it here and there.  Something about it is contagious!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Happily Ever After

*Images courtesy of ErinEverAfter

The wedding season is in full swing.  We are on our way to one tonight and as our second anniversary approaches I remember how special our wedding was.  I mean... how many people have a double rainbow in the sky following their ceremony?  I feel very lucky :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

mud room basics...

1. A great boot rack
Actually this looks like it is just posts sticking out of the wall but how adorable do those boots look hanging on them.  And when you live on the farm it is definitely needed.  This is honestly my favorite part of the room

2. Color
What else do I need to say?

3. Functionality
Spaces for shoes, coats, scarves, hats, etc...

4.  A Changing Station
I put an extra changing station in our mud room

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010