Do Your Homework!

May 7, 2011 at 6:49 am | Posted in laurie | 2 Comments

I have a trip to Ikea planned in the near future and everytime I go I say I’m going to make a list of what I need to pick up and everytime I forget to make the list or I make the list and forget to bring it with me!

This time I thought if I blogged about it then I can’t mess up right!  I can just pull up my post on my phone!

I’ve spent a few days looking over the catalog and measuring spots so I know if things will fit where I need so all I need to do it hop in my car and go!

Here’s the items on my list.

I’m hoping this loveseat will end up in our master bedroom.  I’ve talked about it before, I need something for our room for the end of our bed. Our room is huge.   I recently bought a loveseat from a thrift store but get this, even though I paid for it and put it on hold they sold it to someone else!  Luckily they returned my money.  I decided to go for a cheaper version of what I had in mind.  I don’t suspect will use the couch a ton, other then Drew sitting on it when he’s getting ready in the morning and my daughter laying on it when we have tv nights in our bedroom.  We seem to all gravitate to the master bedroom!

This rug is also going in our bedroom.  We have carpet in our bedroom already but I thought it might make the area where I put the couch and coffee table more defined and a bit more cozy.  I’ll let you know how the carpet on top of carpet works out.

Frames, frames, frames!  I always pick up a few when I’m there (along with voltive candles) they are super cheap and I still have lots of wall space to fill!

Some picture ledges for the basement.  I have been collecting unframed oil paintings and I think they might look better grouped together on the ledges.

This bench is for our laundry room (still not done).  We desperately need a place to sit and a place to put the million of shoes that end up in there!  I love this piece!

I want to buy 2 of these mirrors.  I have plans to mount these over the large mirror that is in our master bathroom.  Our master bath is pretty blah and very new house cookie cutter but I have no immediate plans to gut it and for now I’m just going to spruce it up so at least its less blah.

A runner for the master bathroom.  Love this design!  Neutral but a fun pattern!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!


Following My Own Design Rules

February 26, 2011 at 2:53 am | Posted in laurie | 4 Comments
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My #1 rule is to use what you love, I’ve probably said it a hundred times right?  It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t get 5 stars on Rate  My Space and it doesn’t matter if you don’t get 100 comments on your blog, I guarantee if you use something in your design that reminds you of someone you love or has a special memory it will never go out of style and you will never get sick of it.

My daughter, Sloan went to her first formal dance last week.  She’s in 7th grade and growing up way too quickly!  Her Ya Ya (grandma) not only helped but bought Sloan her first dress.  She also came to stay with us for the weekend so she could be there to help get her ready.  (Yea, I know best Ya Ya ever!)

Sloan is becoming quite the fashionista and it’s alot of fun to watch her have fun with clothes.  She’s says she wants to be a stylist when she grows up! She’s recently discovered vintage clothing so when we were looking for a coat to go with her dress she immediately knew what she wanted.  We ended up purchasing a vintage fur from an antique store in a great area in Indianapolis called Fountain Square.

Here is a group shot of Sloan and her best friends, honestly I feel like I’m the luckiest mom in the world because all these girls are the absolute best!

Sloan is not quite sure what to do with her dress now that the dance is over.  I think she’s thinking of keeping it for a little while just so she can look at it, (: but in time I think she might sell it and buy her next piece of vintage clothing!

The fur is not being sold though and instead of being thrown in the closet I found a better solution for it.  I have a mannequin in my office that I used as a bulletin board but was looking to use it for something else because I have two bulletin boards on the wall.

Below is the before picture.  It’s also to prove to some of you non-believers that my house is for the most part NOT clean!  (I was working on an upholstery project, photos soon!)

I decided to put Sloan’s coat in my office on my mannequin.  Everytime I look at it I’m reminded of Sloan and I’m sure everytime she sees it she remembers her first dance!

Have a great weekend!!

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