Here we are a few weeks short of the one year anniversary of this blog and a few days short of my being married for six months. Time flies when you’re having fun eh? As you may have noticed, posts have been pretty scarce around here due to my being neck deep in wedding craziness, followed by work craziness with a dash of newlywed bliss craziness, plenty of house project craziness and just overall life craziness. While the crazy still ensues, it’s about high time I get back to documenting the goings on around these parts. If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve gotten sneak peeks here and there of updates to the house and recipes I’ve been trying out. If not, then you’re in luck. I present to you some snapshots of what I’ve been up to since I’ve been gone, Instagram style:
We’ve cooked a lot of yummy recipes that we’ll definitely be making again and will share some of them here in the near future.
Like these cute Christmas tree cake pops I made for the holidays…
and this artichoke soup…
and these chicken enchiladas…
and these banana fritters…
and these parmesan crusted calamari steaks with lemon caper sauce…
and this farfalle with pistachio cream sauce.
We painted the guest room in Valspar’s Filtered Shade.
I had some trouble deciding which rug to put in the freshened up space. Ultimately I went with Genevieve Gorder’s Arabesque rug on the left.
We took out the bulky bed and added a sofa bed to turn it into a functional TV room when we don’t have house guests.
(pre wall art)
I then promptly changed my mind (big surprise) about the throw pillows and switched them out with these black and white ones.
We painted our fireplace and re-tiled the hearth with slate in my beloved herringbone pattern. Okay, more like Devin re-tiled the fireplace, but I directed. I am super in love with it. (Details to come in a separate post.)
Last August we replaced the old mirror over the fireplace with a reclaimed wood one (sorry for the holiday decorations)…
then last week I fell in love with this antiqued glass gem mirror (on sale!) at West Elm.
We got a beautiful reclaimed wood farmhouse table for the dining room along with a new rug and Tolix marais chairs…
and I finally finally have a chandelier. (Separate before/after post to come.)
I took some baby steps towards my office redux. I still need to paint my beloved campaign desk and dresser, but the filing cabinet looks great in there already. Here’s a peek of a new print in the room.
Currently we’re concentrating on redecorating the Master Bedroom. I’m really excited about the beautiful rug that will add a fun pop of color to the room.
Here’s a sneak peek of the new dresser and lamp.
So. As you can see we’ve been busy. I’m looking forward to sharing all the details of the above projects with you all!