Wednesday, April 27, 2011

These prints ROCK!

These subway signs by Flying Junction of San Francisco are awesome!  Reminds me of my days living in the City by the Bay and hanging in several of these areas.  I miss it so!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Feed your Soul

Feed your Soul, brain child of Jen Wallace of Indie Fixx, is a monthly art project where artists contribute a print that is made available for download FREE to readers.  If you've got some blank walls or just want to mix things up, check out this site!!

A new online mag to drool over!

I just viewed the premier issue of House of Fifty and am in love!  Great design ideas, style pages, recipes, and a project that has left me with "pantry envy!" 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day!

What are you doing this year to celebrate Earth Day?

Photo by LaNa

In this neck of the woods, we're trying to stay dry as Mother Nature continues to shower us.  I'm thankful the snow of this morning didn't stick!  HELLO?!  We're ready for some decent weather here!!!

If the weather cooperates this weekend, I'm hoping to do a little cleaning of the yard, moving some tulip bulbs which have already bloomed to another part of the yard, etc. 

We also bought a new dishwasher which is MUCH more earth friendly than the 20-year old washer which was removed (and sent to the Habitat Restore) yesterday.  Pictures to come!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

On a recent trip to Disney...

I brought home this souvenier from the German pavilion in EPCOT!

It took a while to determine where he was going to go as my loving husband and I had very differing opinions.  After displaying him in several areas (including the bathroom - hysterical!), we decided to hang him in the stairway between the two floors.  I love to look at him on my way down and enjoyed reactions to him when guests the other night saw him for the first time.  FUN!

Now, he needs a name.  Suggestions anyone??

A delayed before/after project

It's been a LONG time since I completed this project - like maybe 1.5 years ago!!  Anyway, this is a dresser that my then live-in boyfriend/now husband brought with him to LaNa.  We decided to use it as a nightstand and I painted it to match the small dresser nightstand that I was already using (from my childhood) in our bedroom.  


Old knobs

New round wooden knobs to match my
childhood dresser on the other side of the bed.
My next project this spring will be tackling the tall matching dresser to this little one.  I'm thinking of going with a coordinating color so we don't have too much International Orange in the space.  Time will tell...


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What's new at LaNa?

Everyone needs a weiner planter, right?! 

I've seen these before and kicked myself for not picking one up.  My Dad spotted this one at a recent trip to a local antique mall he introduced me to.  Yeah Dad!!

Recent Travel

I recently had to travel for work to Atlanta and NYC.  In Atlants, I stayed the beautiful Kimpton property of Palomar.  It was beautiful! 

In NYC, I stayed at the Sheraton Towers - my go to place to stay when I'm in NYC.  The rooms are currently being renovated and I was lucky enough to stay in a room that was complete.  Once again, beautifully done.

Can't wait to return to both of these cities!!