Showing posts with label favorites friday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label favorites friday. Show all posts

Friday, March 21, 2014

It's "Favorites Friday" | The 5 Best Home Offices

I need to get a new home office. Truth be told - I've taken over the dining room table. 1. So much more convenient... Little P is either playing or having a snore fest right next to me and well everything is right around me. And well 2. I'm not sure I'm ready for the basement life of an office... creative people need light... lots of light... and lots of I dunno. But I'm sticking with the excuse that creative people hate basements and need light.

Anyways, I really don't have a choice. I'm going to the basement and moving little P and everything with me... minus the kitchen and couch. The only thing I have to decide is how I'm going to make it work. And well, since it's Favorite's Friday, I thought I'd round up five of my favorite spaces on Pinterest that I've been looking at while I design this workspace I'll hopefully be working permanently from in the future!

1. I adore this home office and it looks like it's the farthest thing from a basement. But I need a large working space like this just because I always have so much on the go. via buzzfeed.

2. I don't see windows! This home office looks perfect for limited space. via pinterest.

3. Bright and airy, I love the sophistication of this home office. The colour palette is to die for. via ballard designs.

4. I love the shelving/cubbies in this home office, I could sit all day staring out the window... I mean getting work done! via fieldstone hill design.

5. This one may be simple, but with so much stuff to store the shelving would be perfect. Plus I'm thinking a huge table is going to be a must to fit a sewing machine, computer and more. via pinterest.

And just because I can, here are couple of storage pics I've been swooning over.

via livejournal & les petites emplettes.

And here's my dream office. board with even more ideas I'm loving.

Oh, and you know, if I find a few minutes in my days next week, I'll take some pics for you and show you what my current "office" and storage space looks like. I really can't find anything. And you should have seen the dining room this week when I was testing out my quilting skills for the first time.

HMMMPH. Are houses ever big enough?

Happy Friday!

Friday, January 17, 2014

It's "Favorites Friday" | For the Love of a Teepee

I can't wait for the day when I get to make one of these... Or buy one. But knowing me, probably making one. For this Favorites Friday I'm hitting up the life with kids. Pinterest board and sharing my favorite teepees. Every house should have one... Kids or not!

1. From a blog I follow, the handmade home, I love this no sew teepee. It's definitely my favorite.

2. This is my second favorite - from jen loves kev. I love how they monogrammed it with their daughters initial.

3. Bourbon daisy shows us how to incorporate a teepee into any room. Told you you didn't need to have kids.

4. Or you could opt to buy one from RH baby & child.

5. And if I could pick one more... This one tip junkie shared is way too cute.

Don't tell me you didn't just fall in love! Happy Friday!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Top 10 Posts from 2013

I finally got an afternoon in to work on the blog... I am one happy lady! And, there's no better time to recap the top 10 posts from 2013 then now.

I was excited to look back and see the number of people who had stopped by on my many posts. Here are the top 10, starting with the most popular.

I can only hope to have even more great posts in 2014!

Friday, November 1, 2013

It's "Favorites Friday" | The Perfect Farmhouse

I don't need to say much other than it's Favorites Friday and this farmhouse is stunning. I know I normally pick five things for Favorites Friday... but this place is much more worthy than that! I won't even ramble... the pictures tell the whole story.

front porch.




living room.


craft room.

master bedroom.

guest bedroom.


There you have it. I mean what isn't to love. I'm trying to convince my mom that she should rip up her old carpet and expose the wood floors below. If they are in really bad shape than paint them like they have done in this home. The color on the floors with the neutrals on the walls is to die for! In love. Check out the full house tour over at Home Bunch!

Anyways, happy Friday - have a great weekend out there and don't forget you get an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning! :)

Friday, September 27, 2013

It's "Favorites Friday" | Five Foods I Must Try

Wow, that week flew by. I had wanted to come on here earlier and give some updates but here we are at Friday.

So - what's new this week? Hmm... it was horrible. Those changes I mentioned in life has its ruts... well we're still making our way through them and will have news soon! [fingers crossed] For now, let's forget all those people and places that think it's so much fun to put stress on a pregnant woman and her husband!! And, let's move onto food. Because we all know retail therapy - which I'm limited to at the moment - and food, cure all! haha Okay not all, but pretty close.

That brings me to another Favorites Friday... this time five foods I've been dying to make off of my food & drink board on Pinterest (come follow me). Anyways, here goes!

I absolutely love blue cheese and hot stuff... these would be great this weekend!

fox news.

YUMMY! Need I say more?

amazing mexican recipes.

Umm... does this recipe say cream cheese! Yes please!

kraft canada.

Okay - this one's for the hubby!

top appetizer recipes.

Except you should totally use my Pumpkin Pie Recipe and miniaturize them!

weddings by lilly.

Nothing like a bunch of comfort food! I love fall... and my waistline right now could handle the extra goodness... I'm sure ;) Have a great weekend out there... today's the hubby's birthday so I've convinced him to at least go out for dinner (he's a no fuss, forget it's even happening type of birthday guy). Oh, and don't be afraid to share your favorite fall recipe or one you've been dying to make in the comments below - I'd love to hear from you!

Friday, September 13, 2013

It's "Favorites Friday" | My Dream Home Pinned

Wow it has been forever since I've done a Favorite's Friday... I guess that shows how lazy I've truly been... but I really am trying... so you must forgive me. :D

Oh and guess what? I know everything lately seems to be baby... well, not today! I've decided to share my dream home with you - the one I have on Pinterest. And, I can't say I'll only be sharing five pictures, we'll have to wait and see... because it's been forever and I've done a lot of pinning while I've been away.

Anyways, dream away. Here goes.

I don't need a huge home, just one big enough for our soon to be little family. But, it must have a wrap around porch... and some character. I will take one of these please... (maybe in a different color though).
better homes and garden.

Or, if I manage to have an unlimited budget... I'll take this one. We actually have our eye on something like this one in a town close by. It's for sale and well, the hubby works there. If he gets the promotion he's supposed to get in the next year or two and it still happens to be for sale... maybe it will be ours?  


And well, if we don't get that house... I will keep dreaming. Like this. If this isn't the perfect dining room... then I don't know what is. Okay how about that water front view in the background... GAH!!! A girl can definitely dream.

the enchanted home.

And this. Nothing screams at me more than a nice white and neutral bathroom... I wish we could do ours over right now!

home & garden design ideas.

And while this may be a little overboard... this mudroom will do just fine with a little one on the way. I'm sure he'll be nice and muddy a lot of times in our next 18 years. 

john b. murray architect.

Oh and when you enter the front doors to our house... you'll definitely see this great hallway. These arches are absolutely amazing... and dream worthy.


And, for those cold days that are fast approaching... this will do. What a cozy fireplace... I've always wanted a real one that is open (no glass door)... the husband, for one, says insurance won't allow it, and two, the house would be filthy!

simon design blog.

Oh and in case you're in love with islands like this girl... I'm sure this one will be perfect. Is it just me or does it look they could actually have two islands in this kitchen??? Oh my... I guess a girl can never have too many islands??


That's it for now... oh, but you should really go follow me on Pinterest. And... of course, have an awesome weekend!!

Friday, June 7, 2013

It's "Favorites Friday" | My Latest Pins

Wow it's been a long time since I've done a "Favorites Friday"... I think I should really be a seasonal blogger. Every day this week I told myself I would take pics around the house... you know the real life ones... and I have yet to do it. LAZY - I blame the baby!

Anyways, I needed to get on here and say hi and show you a few of my favorite pins lately. I won't do the Nursery ones though, I have like a million (okay not really) and I really should do a whole post on the plans for the nursery! :o)

Anyways, it's Friday! YAY! The weekend has commenced and it's time to have some family/me time to do whatever. Before I do though, here are five out of some of my favorite pins lately. (Be sure to follow me on Pinterest).

1. This saying/surf board. Oh I wish I had a beach house... (text.)

crush cul de sac.

2. How to paint faux marble - say what?!? Ask my husband how badly I wanted Carrara Marble in every room of the house - okay just the kitchen and bathrooms. And I got a big no! Not because of price, but because every person we talked to professional or not kind of laughed and said it's not realistic. They won't stand up to the wear and tear and are just there to look good. I pleaded that all of the magazines have them and I'm still working on possibly getting them in the bathroom. If not... I'm definitely doing this! (feelin' crafty.)

in my own style.

3. This outfit... although I'm not sure I could keep it that white and well it probably isn't as cute on someone with a pregnant belly... even though my belly is non-existent still. (They tell me I will wake up one morning and wham! Four months... and still waiting.) (my style.)

matte & sequins.

4. Yum, Yum! Doesn't this look delish? I must make this soon... but perhaps with fresh raspberries? I think the hubs would be on board for this one too! (food & drink.)

cookin' for my captain.

5. This kitchen. Oh so white and lovely. The woods, the grey and the white are a perfect balance. And that sunlight... I picture a wall of glass french doors. (dream home.)


Now go party, relax... enjoy your Friday night! I think homemade pizza is on the menu and I'm not sure what else! Have a great weekend...

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Secret Pinterest Board | Favorites Friday

It's been forever since I've spoke the words "favorites friday" - I feel so proud of myself. {insert cheesy grin} Now, don't get too excited - or do. I'm going to expose my favorite pins on my "secret" Pinterest board - to build. Don't tell the hubby though... he doesn't realize there's a honey-do list online for him too. :o)

Anyways, here goes. The five top pins on the secret "to build." board:

1. This mirror is to die for. I want, I want, I want. This would look fantastic in our foyer with a chair on either side. Gahh!

pin for your home.

2. I want built-ins so bad. I would put them everywhere if I could. Then again, I'm afraid that afterward I would regret them and find things "too busy". I've thought of putting some in the basement in two different rooms. I know for sure I want them in the living room upstairs on a small wall separating the living space from the stairs. The dark background finishes them off perfectly. Dreaming.

a thoughtful place.

3. Of course this mantel is on the honey-do-list. I wrote about it here. And, I thought it would have been done by now. But, when we move down to the basement - game is on. This bad boy will be in the living room. Oh. My. This mantel and the built-in above... Heaven.

sweet something designs.

4. These numbers are amazing! When we redo the exterior of the house... yes ask me, what part of the house aren't we going to redo at some point? Anyways, what was I saying? Oh yes... these are perfection.


5. This barn door is where it's at. And... it's going in the basement. Or at least something similar. If you haven't heard... I wrote a little about it here and I shared the full plans here.

unknown - pinterest.

There you have it. A little sneak peak into the world of my secret Pinterest boards. I also have a board called "stuff." and another called "products & blog.".  Now that I confessed... your turn - what are your secret boards?