Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sneak Peak...

When we moved into this beautiful apartment, we lost our dear sectional. Unfortunately, the elevator of the brand new building was too compact, and the building did not have a service elevator in our wing. So we had to part ways with our dear sectional via craigslist...

After a 3 years of sitting on the outdoor sectional we purchased as a 'tempory fix', it was time to start the sofa hunt. I pinned tons of pins, and had my peg board filled with sofa specials direct mail pieces and clippings of catalog pages.

We finally pulled the triger... introducing Mr. Milano, 

We wanted a dark leather sectional with plenty of seating, yet not too big since our living room is very small. With a little 2 year old running around, we needed something that we can wipe spilled milk, or crushed gold fish right off.

Macy's had an AMAZING sale, in addition to a mail in coupon. After great service from the showroom to the our front door, I highly reccomend going to Macys for your furniture needs.

Pillows are from Target and Homegoods
Rug is from Target

Putting some finishing touches to a DIY project and should reveal the living room soon.
Hope you are having a wonderful 4th of July weekend!


Saturday, January 14, 2012

One Year

I can not believe my little guy is turning one year old next month. Incredible. Where did the time go? Just the other day I was helping my mother in law plan my baby shower and now I'm planning my son's first birthday, it just sounds odd saying that. 

We are planning on hosting a lunch and as you can imagine, we are on a really tight budget. Really tight. I starting working on the invitations and stationary this week, they should go out by early next week. 

Here is a sneak peek of what I m working with... 

He loves his lantern
Hope you had a wonderful New Year!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Pop of Color

Love the little pop of blue tucked in between the white pillows
 and the best part of it, it was on clearance... shhhhhhhh
Found this beauty in the clearance section of West Elm. Sweeeet.

We still have a lot to unpack, but we are managing to settle in little by little. Next up, hang the floor length curtains.   

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Our Backyard

This area needs a lot of work but for now this is on the back burner. We need to finish the tenants apartment before finishing our patio. 

The view of our backyard and patio from our backdoor
 our new backdoor!
 Tenants kitchen... before
We have a lot of work ahead of us, wish us luck!


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I had lots to be thankful for. This was Little R's first Thanksgiving and it was a perfect day. We stayed home most of the day chasing around
Little R and then went to dinner at my in laws house. He behaved amazing during dinner, and was a happy little camper all through out the night. I was in charge of the sweet potato casserole for diner  this year and let me say, next year... I'm buying the canned yams. They come peeled  already peeled, cut and steamed... oh yes. Did you have to cook or prep anything? How was your day? I also spent most of my weekend looking these these outdoor beauties...

love the sofa L set up with the privacy white drapes

gorgeous pendants

pop of color cushions

great dining and living area

Ha! These are our outdoor dining table chairs, they are wicker with a khakis cushion. I am thinking of re-upholstering them this spring into a white canvas fabric. Right now I am working on the table. 

Unfortunately my table is no where near this condition, instead mine is bad, real bad. I already started working on the first coat of paint yesterday morning and just finished the second coat this morning. I originally bought it 3 years ago when Target was having the outdoor clearance event, and picked it up for $29.99. It was a black iron and has the opening for am umbrella pole. This is my weekend project... 

Hopefully the patio will be ready by spring. Here is my checklist for the outdoor project:
remove old roof and aluminum roof
remove chain link fence
level the ground and mark area to lay cement
lay cement
install lighting
paint dining table
re-upholster chair cushions

due - spring/summer 2012. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

Thursday, October 27, 2011