Friday, February 25, 2011

Discovery launch!

I'm in Florida right now and was so excited to witness the final Discovery launch yesterday. It was AMAZING!

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Disney bound!

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Photo hall?

I'm in love, love, love with photography!  Whether I'm taking photographs, admiring those taken by friends, or reminiscing over old family pics, I just can't get enough!

At LaNa, we have a "family" photo wall with some of our favorite family members and friends.  I often pause to admire the smiles and good times...especially those pictures that include my sister, Robyn, who passed away in 2008. 

With SO MANY great wedding photos, I'm having a hard time picking and choosing which ones to add to the wall that is getting pretty full.  I stumbled upon this photograph today and was really excited!  Why?  Because I wondered as the years go by how I could keep adding photos to our space and still look organized.  This photograph is my inspiration!

Elle Decor

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

We love the sun!

Great weather, a mother-daughter afternoon, Bell's Winter White beer, and appetizers from Zingerman's Roadhouse! A great day in A2!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hyatt Regency Phoenix

I recently attended a conference in dowtown Phoenix and stayed at the Hyatt Regency.  Here are a few pics from the lobby in one of my fave color combos - turquoise and orange!

I've got the same color combo in my livingroom with the seafoam couch, orange buffet, and turquoise side table.  I'm thinking next up are some orange toss pillows for the couch!

What is your favorite color combination?  (note: for those of you reading my blog via email, please visit my site to send me your answers!).

Friday, February 4, 2011

Kitchen Mini-Makeover

You may recall I was doing a mini-makeover on the kitchen at LaNa some time ago.  I recently realized I hadn't posted any after, here goes! 

 When I moved in the kitchen was pretty bare and painted in a flat white almost like a primer.  Not very flattering!

With the help of friends, I painted the kitchen "Tornado Watch" - lighter on the walls and darker cabinets.  I liked it at first...then, I started to feel like an OSU fan with the colors.  Not good in Wolverine territory!
Love that our little Navin is in some of these shots.  We miss him TONS!

I decided to go lighter with a glossy white cabinet while keeping the "Tornado Watch" walls.  It brightened up the room and makes it feel less busy.  I'm loving it! 

Don't mind the clutter...there was actually some cooking going on in here!!

Evidence that cooking took place!  BBQ chicken on fresh spinach with mock mashed potatoe (aka cauliflower!)!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Breakfast for Dinner!


Srambled eggs with cheese, veggies, avocado, sour cream and salsa! And, a chicken sausage with sage.

Made just last night...delish!

LaNa 3-year Anniversary!

On January 11, 2011 we celebrated 3-years at LaNa!  We've had many great times with wonderful friends and family inside these walls.  Let the good times continue for 2011!!

My latest project was an overhaul on our linen closet.  I just love linen closets!  However, ours is small and was looking pretty cluttered.  I've done a bit of organizing and even removed the door!  We love it!!



Gibson checking out the project!

I added some rattan baskets from Target, a curtain from TJ Maxx, and the tie is from a wedding gift (I love to reuse!!).  All we need is a hook at the side to hold the tie back and this project is complete!  Total cost was around $65 for baskets and curtain panel.