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Monday, July 6, 2015

Our 4th of July in Photos | Page from Our Scrapbook


Here's a little photo tour of our festive 4th of July weekend.  While we bounced from one festive activity to the other all weekend long, I only had my camera out on the morning of the 4th before our Donuts and Decorating party.  Emma loved having her cousins in town to celebrate and to be silly with.

Hope you enjoy this unstyled real glimpse into a fun morning at our home with friends and family : )



Decorating supplies ready for wagons and bikes.




Pre-Parade adult drinks : )


Breakfast/Donut Bar Menu :

Cheddar & Chive Egg Strata
Bacon (baked in the oven)
Fruit Platter
Donuts
Homemade Biscuits and Whipped Butter
Mimosas
Bloody Marys
Coffee



Hydrangeas and Flags - doesn't get any more "summer" than that.





"Wow, my legs are getting hot from peddling!"  Emma





Heneghan Girls







Cousin Love :) 



Tuesday, June 30, 2015

House Tour | Post-Move, Pre-Decorating | New Addition


This has been a long time coming.  Well, at least a couple of weeks.  We moved in about a month ago and are settled.  We've spent the last month just enjoying summer and our new home.  No room is near complete, but once we got unpacked we just needed a break from.  Most of the big furniture is in place, but we have yet to really decorate anything.  The only room with anything on the walls is the our living room - also the only room in the house that remained the same, essentially.

At some point, once we've added the next layer - of artwork, rugs, window treatments, decor - I'll do a fancy, styled room by room tour and share resources.  For now, this is just a quick photo tour for those of you who have followed along the process.  I'm taking my time decorating and relishing in the process.  I'm almost re-energized again and ready to start scouring antique stores and estate sales for those beautiful, old pieces that will bring some soul to our new home... almost.  : )


Welcome!  The stair runner is new and we love it - so soft, but looks like sisal.




I'm looking forward to completely outfitting this room, Mike's study, this Fall.  Lots of leather, old rugs and layered plaids.  I think : )


For now it is empty.


Old living room.


Exactly the same, but with fresh paint.



And new stone and mantle.

I'm sure finding a piece of artwork for above this mantle will take a while.  I'm thinking something modern with an antique frame?  Or maybe 2 botanicals side by side?  I have a big ornate gilt frame that will go the left, but the chair... but need something to go in it.














Sofa, chairs and ottoman are from Pottery Barn.


This rug is going tomorrow when the sisal one arrives.  I'm very anxious to add some color and this old brown rug is dampening my spirits.


Mudroom through the dutch door.  Everyone that comes through our home comments about it - a great conversation piece.



I'm very excited about this wooden mirror I found.  I'm considering adding it to the store - anyone else need a great mirror?  Let me know and I'll add it!


While most of our rooms are white (or ivory), I'm balancing it with wood in each room.  In the kitchen we have the island and the dining table.  In here we have the wooden bench and the mirror in the bathroom.


Where I work... and am sitting right this minute.


D's area behind me.





2nd Floor.


Emma's bathroom.




Emma's room.


We are still looking for a bed/headboard for her.  I will probably order an upholstered one because they are so comfy.  Any good resources?






Laundry Room - still need to hang some shelves above.  We've really enjoyed having it upstairs vs. in the basement!



The blue bedroom.  Still debating on window treatments in here - I hate to cover up the beautiful wood windows, so I'm thinking a creamy linen roman shade?


Guest Room bathroom.  AKA, our old closet : )  The glass doors and marble in the shower really make this feel luxurious - even though it is the world's smallest full bath.




Our bedroom!  It is allllll ivory right now.  With white bedding.  The next layer will be lots of framed prints and artwork, eclectic side tables, lamps, etc.  I also have some accent layers for the bed coming soon.  I have to say, the all white room is very soothing and relaxing.


 I really love our new bedding from pottery barn.  I think the white on white embroidery is subtle, but just enough luxurious.  It reminds me of vintage european linens.



I'm still ah-ed by our bathroom every time I enter.


We are really in need of some window treatments in here, though.  : )


The glass doors just arrived a couple of weeks ago.


According to Mike I have an addiction to this bath.  I just can't help myself.




And for a small look at the backyard.  Please ignore the toys and bottles of bubbles lying about : )


These hydrangeas are exceeding all expectations.  Annabelles.  I'll do a more complete garden tour at some point - when everything fills in a bit.


That's all for now.  In time, I'll do a more fancy tour with everything styled and pretty, but I just wanted to give you a quick peek at everything since the move.  Now, if I could just get motivated to go to the antique store instead of the pool this afternoon....  : )

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