Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Roasting Marshmellows?

I have somehow talked Jeremy into redoing our fireplace area.  It is rather ugly and I hate it.  In my head this will be a quick fix and make a big difference.  Now, I am sure in reality it will be a big fiasco but with the same result of a big, beautiful difference.

Here is what we have:


Side note: This was for a shower, duh.  I don’t normally have bows and balloons there.  And the wall color is different.  BUT, you get the ugly drift.

Here is my Inspiration Photo:


I mean… seriously?  Do you even need to know why I have chosen this picture?  The full slab is the icing on the cake.  I’ll take it.

Stay tuned to see if I can actually talk him into doing this the ‘right way’.  Which, is my way. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Rugs - Check

Why are any sort of rugs so difficult for me?  If you recall it took me MONTHS to order a rug from Horchow for the pool table room.  In all honesty, I found the perfect rug on day 1 of looking but the price was high.  Jeremy said something like ‘you are on heroin if you think we are buying that’.  Fast forward a few months and he changed his tune and let me order the rug.  Moral to the story?  If I wait long enough and talk about something long enough Jeremy will say screw it and let me order what I would like. 

Sadly, this time didn’t go quite as planned.  I am happy with the order that I placed, but I am anxious to see if I will still be this happy when they arrive (who knows when that will be).  I didn’t want those ugly scratchy door mats that I see everywhere and I didn’t want to spend $100 either.  I needed 3!  I went to Ballard Designs and ordered this outdoor rug in the lighter blue for the entry way.


Then I ordered two of these in the neutral tones for the back doors.  I initially wanted something yellow and blue to tie in the colors in the pool table room, but there were already two different patterns of blue and I didn’t want to over load the area.  Plus, this rug was available in a much smaller size.  So here is what I ended up getting.

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Hope they come in soon!! 

Up next, Valentine’s Day Pizza Party at our house!  8 adults and 6 kids…should be fun and loud!