Sep 23, 2013

Home Tour: Part 1

Our new home is finally starting to come together!  

In actuality, we've only been here for about two months which isn't a long time when you think about pulling a space together.  But with baby M only three weeks away I had to race to get things organized!  I couldn't bring a baby home knowing that I had a laundry list of things to do.  It just would have added to my stress level.  Luckily my husband is the same way.  So the two of us have been spending every free moment getting things straight.

Here's a peek at what we've accomplished so far.  

Note: we are on a tight budget and short timeline - things are bound to evolve and develop as we live in the space...

More on the details of each space to come!

Aug 29, 2013

Eye Candy - Life in SB

I can't believe it's almost been a month since we've relocated to Santa Barbara!

I've been meaning to do an update post but in the midst of getting settled and unpacked, my computer has decided to take a turn for the worse. Cause that's all we need right now - to spend $ on a new computer! 

So instead of walking you through the new space and design are some photos of my beautiful hometown from the lens if my iPhone (cause I can't download my camera pics!!)

View from the top of the courthouse.

Looking out to sea from the top of the stadium at SBCC. Not too shabby.

Saw the following on my neighborhood walk....

It doesn't get much better than this.

Jul 29, 2013


Busy moving over here.....
My next post will be from our new home in Santa Barbara!

Jul 15, 2013

Nursery Design

Only 15 more days until we move!! 
But who's counting right?  

Not only is the move super exciting, but it means we are that much closer to baby's arrival!
Of course, the designer in me can't help but constantly daydream about our new digs and how we are going to style them.  
I think the hardest part is knowing that we are going to be on a budget.  It's easy to get carried away and want the best of the best but that's just not realistic for us right now.  I'm leaving my job earlier than most maternity leaves begin.  I'm thrilled to have some time to nest and relax while finishing out my third trimester but I can't remember the last time I didn't receive a consistent paycheck. Yikes!  Craigslist and Ikea are going to be our go-to shops.  

With all that being said, here is my latest Nursery concept I'm contemplating.  
The baby's room has limited wall space (because there is a huge built-in window seat made from two twin-sized beds!).  I would love a large glider and a full sized dresser but it just won't work.  

I'm sure I'll have a different vision come next week....

Jul 10, 2013

Eye Candy

Here's a long overdue dose of Eye Candy seen from the lens of my iphone....

Gorgeous wallpaper at the sample desk in Thomas Lavin

Elizabeth Eakins rug samples. LOVE this store.

John Robshaw display at Cisco Home. I could live here.

Formations showroom. Always so peaceful and tranquil in here.

Fun pop of color on the streets of SF

Quick stop in Monterey, CA just in time to catch the sunset.

Aftermath of a great dinner party hosted by our best friends.
 One of the best scones I've ever had. Enjoyed at my first Bed and Breakfast experience!

The adorable Bed and Breakfast we stayed at for a friend's wedding.

Bouquets I helped create for the wedding.  There's a first time for everything!

Something I'm trying to master while being pregnant in this heat!

Jun 28, 2013

I'm Still Here.

Blog? What Blog????

That's pretty much been my response when people ask me why I haven't been blogging lately.  
But in all honesty, I haven't forgotten!! 
I've actually missed having a place to share my life happenings....

and let me tell you - there has been a LOT happening over here!!
(hence why I have been MIA)

So here's a quick recap:

Found out we were expecting!
The first trimester was nothing I could really complain about. No morning sickness or any real complications just always feeling insanely exhausted! This is when the blog got thrown to the side.  I had to take care of myself and it required a lot of sleep the second I got home from work. 

Welcomed my new nephew into the world:
Here he is getting some love from the older Bro.  The two of them absolutely melt my heart.  I've always wanted a family of my own but being an Auntie has just sealed the deal. It's the closest love to having one of your own.

Had our big 20 week ultrasound and got our first real look at the baby!

Everyone said it looked just like my husband when he was little.
Until I showed them this image:
Pretty sure my genes are in there somewhere.

We then took a trip to San Francisco to celebrate my bday and our 1yr. wedding anniversary...
The weather couldn't have been more perfect!

Let's not forget a very important envelope we opened up from the Doctor's office:
yikes!! I'm having a boy! I can't believe it. For some reason I was convinced it was a girl (maybe because my sis has two boys and I just thought it was time for a girl).  It took a second to re-adjust my thinking but I am beyond excited!  All I ever cared about was that we were having a healthy baby and so far the little guy has been doing wonderful.  Couldn't ask for more.

If having a baby wasn't enough of a life change, we've also decided to pack it up and move back to our home base.
Santa Barbara, CA.  
I've always wanted to go back (even before the pregnancy) this just gave us the extra push!
I can't imagine raising my family anywhere else.  Not only is it beautiful but we will be with family and our son will get to grow up with his cousins.  These boys are going to get into some trouble!
The big move is in about a month....let the countdown begin!

Phew. That's a lot. 
And I haven't even filled you in on all the other events we've been up to.  
It's summer time so that means lots of weddings, bachelorette parties, showers, etc...
My husband and I haven't had a free weekend since we've found out we were pregnant and we won't have one until after the move.  

Stay tuned. More posts to come. 

I promise.

Feb 14, 2013

Happy Love Day!

Happy Valentines Day Lovelies!!
Are you doing anything special today?

I celebrated with a crafty night with my sis and a good friend last weekend.  
We made Vday cards and ate chocolate souffles - a tradition my sister has created.  
It was the perfect way to kick off the holiday.  

I brought over old wallpaper samples and random leftover items from the wedding....

My man and I usually don't do anything too crazy.  
I feel like we just got done with the holidays (and his birthday) so it's nice to just take a step back from the whole gift thing.  I did however, pick up this gem for him:

& he found his way to straight to my heart with these:

Life is sweet.

Feb 1, 2013

Eye Candy


I've finally done the latest clean out on my iphone.  
Here's what's I've snapped over the past month...

My fabulous new Alyson Fox pillows from West Elm.

Insane wallpaper at Harbinger LA

LOVE these campaign style pieces (also form Harbinger)

Great large scaled pots

Did some slab shopping - fell in love with this calacatta oro

Mary McDonalds new rug line at Schumacher

Spied this adorable lamp at West Elm (I have an addiction to that store)

Spent time with this handsome devil

Enjoy the weekend!!