And The Interwebs Connect!

After more than 2 months without internet (due to some incredibly irritating and completely unnecessary circumstances), and our only connection to the world has been our phones, we are FINALLY back online!

I’m feeling a little overwhelmed by all the things that I’ve wanted to post about in the past two months, and now feeling the need to get caught up on everything!  I’m in the midst of sorting my thoughts and organizing my photos and hope to get a start on posting about the house renovations in the next day or so, or maybe if you’re lucky I’ll have something ready later today… don’t hold your breath though!

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House Update

We’ve owned our house for over a month, and have done a ton of work to it, but I have yet to write a single blog about it or post a single photo. I have been awfully busy, but that is not the reason for the lack of posting. The problem is a lack of Internet! At the moment I am posting from my phone, therefore this will not be a very lengthy post. We have been having issues with getting out Internet connected since we bought the house. I won’t go into all of the boring details, but it came down to two things. The first was ongoing confusion about which is our new address and which was the old. And second, there was a problem with the phone lines coming in from the street which our DSL requires to connect. I got a call from ACD.net this morning informing me that AT&T had finally rectified the problem, and I went to plug in the modem and router, and realized that the electrician had snipped of the plug end of the phone line because he will be adding a wall socket for the phone once the drywall is done. Arrrrggghhhh! Hopefully we can come up with a temporary fix in the meantime! Regardless, sometime in the near future I will get caught up on posting about of the projects we have completed in the house, with lots of pictures included!

Design Inspiration

About the same time we started looking for a house last spring, I was introduced to Pinterest.  For those of you who aren’t yet familiar with Pinterest, it’s is an online bulletin board where you “pin” photos you find online to boards you create.  I began using it to pin design inspirations for our “Someday House”, and have since pinned a little bit (ok, maybe A LOT a bit) of anything and everything.  As we are getting closer to closing on our house, I am trying to design my home with intention so I want a plan as I begin decorating.  I don’t want to just begin purchasing things at random.  Therefore I am currently trying to figure out the reoccurring themes in what I pin to help determine what direction I want to go in decorating our home.  Here are some of those themes:

STENCILED WALLS, FLOORS, CEILINGS AND FURNITURE:

BRIGHT COLOR COMBINATIONS:

PAINTED FURNITURE:

What do you think of these ideas?  Do you love ’em, or hate ’em?  I’d love to hear your ideas and suggestions!  If you’re a pinner on Pinterets, and I’m not already following your, please let me know!  I’d love to follow you!

Bathroom Redecorating

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Today we did a little redecorating in our previously ugly little bathroom.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take before photos but the shower curtain was torn and the rugs had stains from a home hair color that took place a few weeks ago (Yes, I AM a professional, please do not try this at home!  ;).  Brown stains on the bathroom carpet are definitely not particularly desirable!  We currently rent an apartment and are hoping not to be here much longer, so we did not paint or make and major changes.  Just new curtain, rugs and towels.


We got EVERYTHING from Target!

(my happy place)

Target Home Rings Shower Curtain Brown/Blue

Target Home Color Stay Towels in Muddy Aqua (third one down in the front stack)

Target Home Color Stay Towels in Hot Coffee (second from bottom in front stack

Target Home Color Stay Bath Rug in Muddy Aqua

Target Home Color Stay Bath Rug in Hot Coffee