Apr 18 2016

Spring Dinner Party

Lianna

We had a fun dinner party this weekend so I wanted to share the pics.

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Buffalo Check Dinner Party

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I loved mixing my buffalo check napkins with the floral table runners that I have used for many tables. I have also been loving simple white and green florals! So happy it’s finally getting a little warmer out!


Apr 3 2016

My Condo on Apartment Therapy!

Lianna

Hey Guys! I am just so excited. My condo was featured on Apartment Therapy this weekend. I never really shared pics of the condo because I did a lot of it before I started my blog. But I am so excited that they were shared!

Here are a couple peaks but be sure to see all the pics on Apartment Therapy (link here)!

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Thanks to Apartment Therapy for the feature! Hope you all like it!


Feb 25 2016

Lavender Valentine’s Brunch

Lianna

I am so excited to share my Valentine’s Day Brunch today with you all! So my girlfriends and I decided to co-host for all of our friends. Brunch is so fun and the easiest meal to throw! We all made different dishes to pass and I was in charge of the fun table!

So instead of going with the traditional pink and red, I went with Lavender since it would match so nicely with my living room (and that is where we set up the table for 12!).

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In order to jazz up the table a bit I first made some table runners. I love how they ended up. I sewed them extra wide and long so they would just take over the whole table. And since I went with white table cloths (I couldn’t find Lavender to purchase online at a good price) I decided to splatter paint them in silver which I had so much fun with! Can you see the splatter?

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As you can see our house is still a work in progress. The mantle is looking good, which I shared here. But the hallway needs work and there is still all over carpet, which I hope to pull up soon after I find a good (and big area rug)!

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But over all I love the big windows in the house, they add such nice light (I love them even more now that I am done painting them white).

Anyway back to the table. I used my Vera Wang for Waterford water goblets which I love love! And do you see those little ginger jar vases. My husband found those on the side of the road, someone was throwing them away – husband of the year! And I love the little swan salt and pepper shakers. Aren’t they like little figurines! I love them!

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For the rest of the dinner ware I used my wedding china tea cups, my grandmother’s dinner plates, and some vintage gold flatware I found at a local consignment shop ($20 for the whole set!!)

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Again, you can see all the work that needs to be done in the background – but that is life! It will all get done in time!

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I set up my dinning table with a fun Mimosa Bar and Bloody Mary Bar. ps don’t you love that big copper champagne bucket! so fun!

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This pic shows a sneak peek of how the dinning table is turning out. Ignore that brown door on the right side, that will get demo’ed with our new kitchen layout! But I am loving the curtains. I have been sewing like mad on each of the sections. And as you can see we used a copper pipe at the time. Soon I will share details of how we put together the rod and all the hardware we used. I still have more to sew!

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So anyway we had a great time, and it was a wonderful excuse to get together with all our amazing friends!


Feb 21 2016

White Kitchens with Navy Islands

Lianna

I am getting pumped because my sister started drafting up plans for our kitchen. Now I have no clue when we will actually be able to fit it in the budget, but for now we are just drafting it up so I can actually get some quotes and start budgeting. But I am pumped none the less.

I was going to do all white, but I am just in love love with the idea of doing all white with a navy island…..

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what do you guys think? love?


Feb 16 2016

Brave or not Brave: DIY Herringbone

Lianna

So my husband has made great progress on demoing our second bathroom. And I am trying to decide if we should do herringbone with subway tile in the shower/tub area. We are sticking to just white tile so I thought if we did the herringbone it would add a bit more spice. But I am a little nervous to try it. What do you guys think? Doable for our 3rd tile job?

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Feb 14 2016

Fireplace Reveal

Lianna

So we have almost been in the house for a year and I have shared a couple things in their finished state, which is always hard because you never feel like it is finished! But today I am happy to share our before and after of our mantle.

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Here is our before picture of the living room and mantle. You can see the little mantle was so little that you couldn’t put anything on it. We had to change that immediately. So it took some time but we built out a mantle that was more suitable for decorating!

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You can see all the steps on when we built this here.

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So since the last post we have done a couple more updates and I am feeling really happy with how it is looking.

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There is it – hope you like it. I am having a lot of fun trading out how I decorate it. I feel like every couple of weeks I switch up what is on there, which has been really fun. I haven’t fully landed on the mirror over, but it does look really pretty! The alternative would be some sort of abstract art, which would also be fun. But for now we will use this vintage mirror, it was my grandmother’s. What do you think?