Monday, November 23, 2009

(Continuously) Under Construction

If you go back to some of our earlier posts, you will see that our dining area has come a long way from its poorly painted, linoleum-floored predecessor. Our first big step was putting hardwood floor in both that space and the kitchen. Add table, chairs, additional table for china, baker's rack and viola! we have a dining area :)

However, we are slowly working on restyling this dining space. The process started with purchasing a new cabinet from Ikea to replace using my grandmother's dining table as a makeshift server. Ikea has been a fantastic find for us since we are shopping for our first home on a budget. Big things are happening again, and I am SO excited.

If I ever scrounge up a new adapter for my camera, there will be photos.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Breaking News: Super Awesome Giveaway!!

Leen the Graphics Queen is having a super giveaway! Go to her blog to get all the details. SO glad I stumbled across her site on etsy!

Go there. Enter. Win.
(Unless I do!)

Good Luck!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

An Early Holiday Edition

Like the new look? Let us know!
I'm getting a little festive early this year.

We had a wonderful time with our friends this weekend, and have already (gasp!) started the annual holiday shop, and it isn't even Thanksgiving yet. All I know is that our house is going to be just lovely this year with the addition of some more furniture goodies from Ikea.

On my list this year: a vinyl decal for our room. I can't decide if I like this one or this one better. Or, perhaps both can find a cozy spot in our home :) Cast your vote in the comments!

Check out Leen the Graphics Queen's website for some amazing ways to decorate without a hammer, nails or ladders. She even offers custom designs, so be creative! Her store is on etsy, which is a remarkable place to find very unique items that can suit any taste or budget!

I'm not sure how this post became about gift-giving or receiving. Do you have a fantastic secret place you like to shop?