Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Home Makeover: Before & After (Take One)

My mom came the day before we closed on the house to help me unpack the 100s of boxes that the movers & other furniture companies delivered so I wouldn't have to do it all solo. My in-laws were in town for 10 days helping spruce up the place by adding our own touch to the house.

And while the house is by no means complete, much progress was attained over this first month of 35 Waterview Drive! The entire first level has been repainted, trimmed, and almost furnished. We still have minor touches such as rugs, artwork, and decor to work out, but it is coming together daily.

The upstairs will be considered phase 2 moving at a much slower pace than this girl would prefer. But I know it will ALL be complete way in advance of baby T's arrival...right honey??!! And well the basement is a phase 3 project to be crossed off sometime prior to the fall.

I have snapped some before & after pics of the areas we have completed. More to come as the house gets settled into a little please be patient with me ;)

Here we go!

Dining Room:


goodbye red & plaid...


hello mountain sage green...

window treatments TBD

and full china cabinet

plus our newly painted sconces

Foyer & Family Room:

goodbye yellow... 


hello arctic ocean blue

still need tables to match our new couches...
Beau approves ;) 



we actually switched the chandelier in here & the dining room 

corner cabinet still needs to be repainted a bright, fun color (and we are getting a new kitchen table ;) )

Sitting Room:


no more yellow & green... 


hello neutral walls and turquoise accents

modern vintage look...still need a few pieces here

in love with my curio cabinet
Beau's Room:

we kept the same color...


but added a touch of doggie!

Beau's doggie cave

Stay tuned for more over the coming weeks/months as we make our house our home!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Scrapbooking Fun: Happily Ever After Edition

Alas my scrapbooking is all caught up! Well except for the start of baby T's one but that will be a huge project all in itself. My mom gave me a scrapbook with the cover: Happily Ever After to commemorate all of our fun times post wedding. We've been fairly busy since 11/11/11 so I had a few pages to complete.

Here's what we have been up to since November:


NYC city visit

house hunting tour

Doc Crows & Go Big Blue

Christmas time is here!

2011 Christmas with family

Naples, FL with the Collins Clan

NYE 2011

Vermont getaway

heading north for relaxation

2012 Valentine's Day :)

What have you been up to so far this year?!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Music Mondays

Such a sweet tune for the month of February...

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Scrapbooking Fun: Wedding Edition

Finally I was able to complete our wedding scrapbook!! I have been working on this since we got engaged into the planning through my bridal shower to my wild bachelorette weekend in Vegas and into our couples shower. I even put a few pages together post honeymoon like I mentioned previously before the big move. But I was itching to complete the task.

Because I wasn't sure what to do with all of my scrapbooking stuff and the nursery had nothing to go in it just yet, I designated baby T's room as my crafting hold until further notice. I've had all of my projects spread out in piles to help me organize the chaos. The first two weeks of being in the house were spent unpacking countless boxes, cleaning up boxes, and trying to make sense of our mess. So week three, I decided to dedicate some time to relaxing via crafting. With a little patience and a few nights work, our wedding scrapbook came to completion.

Here are the wedding pages:

love this album cover 
invitation time!

loved getting all of the responses from family & friends

more responses

so official with the marriage license

welcome basket note

and contents

pre-rehearsal day dinner

bridesmaids brunch: manis & mimosas

guys golf outing

Kentucky Derby themed rehearsal dinner ;)

hiking grooms cake

roasts & toasts plus Marilyn Monroe

the "girls"

the "boys"

the dress and girly time

something old, new, borrowed, blue

wedding gifts from my almost hubby

the groom

with this ring...

adored our handmade programs

the vows & the kiss

leave a wish, take a wish

party time!

wine tables obvi

a touch of "T"

the first dance

yummy cake

fun, fun, fun!

the getaway car

Santa Ynez Inn

breakfast in bed

next day brunch & butterflies

cards of love... wish us well...

on our journey through marriage...

for the next 100 years ;)