Monday, September 17, 2012

A lot has happened since May...

The last time I blogged was in May when I was knee deep in nursery prep.  I'm happy to report that I got the nursery done just in time for my baby's debut (pictures to come)!!

Paisley was born healthy and happy.  We are enjoying parenthood and Gibson is enjoying the newest addition. 

I had a laundry list of things to try and get done over my summer maternity leave, but I didn't get to a single one.  I made the most out of my leave and spending time with my little girl. 

Now that I'm back to work (wow, that went fast!), I feel in the swing of things again and will be tackling DIY's and home decor all while being a MOM.   Yahoo!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Nursery prep continued

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Nursery before pics

Work has begun on nursery prep now that we are 7 weeks from Graustino's due date. I'm hoping things will take shape quickly as I'm starting to lose steam!

Gibson wondering what's happening to HIS room!

And, here's one with my BIG belly for those of you who have been asking.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Organized my freezer

I think it's nesting, but I've organized my freezer with bins from Target.

I've got space for veggies, fruit, and meat.

Looking good!

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Loving this kitchen!

The white cabinets look very similar to those at LaNa.  The beadboard is awesome!  And, the aqua painted walls are so fresh.  I'm loving this to brighten up our space...
Source: via Laura on Pinterest

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Updated desk chair

I'm kicking myself that I don't have a before picture of this project.  I swore I had posted one years ago when I first gave it an overhaul for my dining room. 

Oh well, here is the most recent picture of it which we will be using in the office/spare room.  I love how fresh it looks and how amazing it looks in our newly painted room.  More detailed pics to come...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Dresser project

In the past, I blogged about how I would like to re-paint the dresser below. 
Dresser before

My inspiration - Image from Norske Interior Blogger

Dresser after

The hardware and mirror were spray painted to match. 

Also, note the new curtains!  I bought 2 panels at Target, cut them in half, used the no-sew option of hemming them with iron on/fuseable Stitch Witchery, and voila!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Desk redo

I repainted an old desk a few years ago, but never got around to figuring out what to do for the pulls/handles. I liked the old original, but they were falling apart. And, I never found a good alternative.


It's past time for a quick fix!


I'm loving the simplicity of the twine! It's feeling nautical to me. And, in the spare room/office that we just repainted a Caribbean sea blue (pics to come soon!), it seems fitting.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Homemade Baby Powder

I think this is a "recipe" I'll need to try sooner than later!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Reusing wooden pallets

Love this idea of wooden pallets for fencing...

Why do I think a pallet fence is a good idea? Well, you can find pallets around town for FREE! Fences are, this is definitely economical. Also, you would be saving the pallets from going to a landfill which is definitely earth friendly. Lastly, you will have a unique fence which you can either paint or leave natural.

I found a nifty site that gives you directions on how to go about putting a pallet fence together.

Monday, March 19, 2012

New living room rug

Love the the color...not sold on how much dog fur sticks to it. Lots of vacuuming in James' future (cause I'm preggers, remember?!).

We got the rug from

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

It's been a while...

a while since I've blogged.  That's not to say we haven't been busy at LaNa!!
  • I've been doing a lot of organizing of closets, drawers, and rooms. 
  • We purchased a new stove when ours died around Thanksgiving and I'm LOVING cooking on the new range. 
  • Last week, our new living room rug was delivered and is gorgeous! 
  • We finally bought, DIY'd, and hung curtains in our bedroom - finally!! 
  • And, of course, I've got a before/after project to share of a bedroom dresser.
Last, but not least (and this will give you an idea of why I've been so neglectful of the blog!), we will start redecorating the two spare rooms at LaNa to make way for a NURSERY!!

Stay tuned for updates and photos soon.

Cheers to all for a wonderful 2012 and year of the dragon!