Saturday, October 31, 2009


(from Martha Stewart's house tours)

Friday, October 30, 2009

more house tours by Martha



I have already started looking at holiday decor online and I am disappointed that cb2, Pottery Barn, and Crate and Barrel have the exact same stuff as last year. However, Anthropologie has new stuff.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

wish list

salt pot

pancake plate

cute pitcher

pink pie plate

cheese knife and spreader

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

modern ceiling fan

I know, the words modern + ceiling fan don't go together. But I actually like this fan.


I have tried keeping a journal in the past with very little success.
Maybe I could keep up with this one?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

future home, part 2

Now that it is looking like my future home is going to have a fireplace (which was not on my "must have" list), I need to start looking for inspiration. I found this pic during my search of townhouses. I am wondering if the top to my Grandma Nell's pump organ (this one is similar) could be painted black... (but, I don't think it would be be enough)

Here is my "must have" list:
  • allow dogs :)
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • big open living / dining room
  • low assessments (we have seen some places on Lakeshore Drive with a $1200.00 per month assessment!)
  • at least 2 BIG bedrooms (must fit king size beds)
  • be walking distance to Lake Michigan
  • have a high walk score (try this out)
  • laundry in the unit
  • covered parking in the building
  • patio/deck
  • no stairs (if they are in the unit, that is okay, but we have seen a few beautiful places that are up 3 flights of stairs)

tunics + leggings

My sister requested a post about leggings.
Not tights, but thicker ankle length leggings, almost like pants.
So here are my suggestions:
*** Note: all items are from Anthropologie and all flatter girls with curves! ***

Future home?

After looking at 9 condos/townhouses last night, I think we might put an offer on a place!
Here is a sneak peek:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Tonight we are using our groupon at Hannah's Bretzel for dinner.

Halloween on ebay

cast iron doorstop

vintage postcards

popcorn cat and witch

black cat mugs

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

red doors

Benjamin Moore's Heritage Red (recommend here)
If you can't tell, I am gathering paint ideas for a new home that is TBD.

haint blue

On a trip to South Carolina last spring, I fell in love with the blue porch ceilings all over the place. I am not sure why they are painted blue, but our tour guide told us it's so birds won't build a nest on the porch. (Apparently if birds look up and see blue they will think it is the sky?)
I don't believe him.

Here is what my google search found for the perfect porch blue:
Benjamin Moore's Arctic Blue

Martha Stewart C26 Porch Ceiling Blue (pictured above)

Sherwin-Williams SW 6471 Hazel, SW 6505 Atmospheric, or SW 6944 Pool Blue

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I miss Henry, part 2

Have you seen this dress up close? It has dogs all over it and I love it. I even wore it all last weekend with black leggings. And in case you can't tell with all of my dog posts, I really miss Henry. (He is in MI while we are looking for a home to buy - our building we live in right now does not allow dogs)