Thursday, April 29, 2010

HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2010

Most years I am smitten with HGTV dream homes. There are definetly years that I like the style and design more than others. One year I had the pleasure of touring one as it was in my home state. I will have to try and dig up those photos and share. It was such a neat experience to get to tour the home in person. This year I have to say that I love this cottage by the water. One of my favorites this year is the porch.  Love the classic white house with all the pops of red furniture.  I could see myself out there with a cup of coffee.

Go out and register to win the HGTV dream home.  Images from

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Backyard Renovoation has begun

The backyard renovation has begun. The hubby is super busy building the retaining wall, landing/stairs, etc. We are hoping to have the wall and everything built by the Summer. We are trying to beat the NC heat! Here are few inspirations pictures of what is expected. I will take actual photos of our project soon.   These were photos I snagged from digging around online.  He has done a great job building the landings that are tiered into the side of the hill.  This allows us to walk around our deck.  Before you had to literally hold onto the rails of the deck to keep from sliding down the hill of our backyard!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Do you ever go back through your other favorite blogs and realize you totally missed something totally gorgeous?  This is the case today.  House of Turquoise did a post back in April of this designer here and this room is something to share again.  I am glad I went back digging in the archives! How stunning are these colors together.  Quite amazing how they built in the day bed with the bookcases.  LOVE IT!  Don't you?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Welcoming entry

Here are few entry ways that I find very welcoming. I love the burst of colors as you walk in.  This is such a fun way to welcome guests. If you did not want to go with a bold color on the wall then you could always paint the inside of your door a color.  I love the dark grey door from the inside of the house down below.  Are you inspired by color or have a fun entry way? 

Images from: BHG

Sunday, April 4, 2010


I know I have been MIA lately (will explain more later). It has been a whirlwind of weeks. However, this past weekend the hubby and I went to buy a new bed. Bye Bye Queen and hello King! I tried to pick out two chairs for our Master bedroom sitting area. I want two chairs to sit on each side of the fireplace. However, I decided to hold off on getting the chairs since I had no idea what colors I am doing for bedding The sky was the limit when it came to picking out the fabric for the chairs.  We will see.  Sale price tag on these were still around $500.00.  We will see.  I may have to continue to bargin shop and see if I cannot find some even lower.  Besides then maybe I could throw in getting a bench to sit in front of the bed.  Decisions, Decisons.  I swear decorating the Master Bedroom seems to be the hardest room for me everywhere we live. Good night folks!
Chairs are from Robin Bruce