December 12, 2012

designer dad

You could say that design was born in me a little. My Mom's degree is in interior design and my Dad designs roofs. He's actually pretty awesome. He designs them and bids on them. He used to be a lot more involved in the building process than that but he is unable to get on a roof anymore. 

The last roof he was able to stand on that he designed happened to be this one.

Isn't that one beautiful copper roof!? 

Yes, my Dad designed that. It is The Grand America Hotel. It's also the location of Alt Design Summit. So it's been on my mind the last 24 hours or so :)

When I was growing up, we would take road trips to see the different roofs my Dad designed and built. I remember thinking it was kind of lame to take the always take the scenic route out of our way to see these buildings. Now I find myself always pointing out his handiwork to my family while we are in the car. Every time we go to Salt Lake we pass this hotel on the freeway and every time I talk about how cool their grandpa is.


And just a reminder to please go LIKE and RE-PIN my little crown pin. I'm starting to get closer but my ticker seems to not be working past 21 re-pins when there has been over 50. Sooooo especially if you were one of the first 20 pinners you might want to help me out with another pin. I really, really appreciate all the love and support on this contest. I have some great competition.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!


December 11, 2012

pin it to win it!

Since Alt Design Summit started I have wanted to go. Don't you just love reading the recap posts!? Now I have a shot at a ticket because I entered The Land of Nod's crown contest! 

I would LOVE your help! Please go to this Pinterest board and like and re-pin my little crown. Hopefully it will be the little crown that could.

Thank you so much!

December 5, 2012

puffin classics

One draw back to having all your Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving isseeing something beyond awesome in December. And also the kids changing their minds when they see new stuff. Both problems were accounted for last night at Costco. The second they will get over but the first, I'm not so sure I will.

When we walked through the book aisle my heart skipped a beat when I picked up this beautiful set of Puffin Classics.

Oh I wanted it bad. But, book buying is over. Of course these would be for my kids....maybe even more for me. I love beautiful books, it's even better when they are classics that I want my children to read. I stayed strong and walked away. We'll see if I can make it through the next few weeks without running back. The Costco price of $48 for the set might make me crazy not to. There are always birthdays to save them for, am I right?

December 3, 2012

obsess much: antler wreaths

I officially want an antler wreath above my bed.


And you can get a fabulous resin antler wreath for about $795 at Oly

Or you could get the look for less at Restoration Hardware {I've never said that before}for $239. Even less for smaller sizes.

Maybe, just maybe it's something that could be a DIY??? I'm going to look into it.

I'm pretty sure this needs to happen over my bed, asap.

November 28, 2012

someting strange

Something strange happened last night. I should have been expecting it but I wasn't. I had just finished putting the Christmas decorations up and was leaving my living room. I turned around and immediately wanted to redecorate the one room in my home that is pretty much finished......uh oh.

Suddenly I wanted to trade out all the color for a completely neutral palette. Maybe it was all the Christmas chaos in the room. Maybe it was a fluke. But there is a big part of me who wants to trade out my coral pillows for Keri Russell's brownstone.


We'll see what comes of it. Definitely can't do anything until after the holidays. In the meantime maybe I will decorate some of the other rooms in my house.

November 26, 2012

prepare to deck

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! My kids had the entire week off and we spent it with family in Utah. Thankfully, we arrived home safely last night. It's so nice to come home after a trip. This time is especially fun because I am excited to deck my halls.

The tree goes up while the kids are at school this afternoon. I will rearrange my living room and set up shop so we can decorate it together tonight. I love decorating my tree! And my kids are more excited than ever this year to help so that makes it more fun. 

I am also excited to bust out my basket tree skirt I got on super clearance in January from Terrain. Check out this years bell shaped one. So cute!

After the tree is up tonight I will start wrapping because oh yes, my shopping was done well before Black Friday. Just the way I like it! I am determined to enjoy this entire Christmas season this year and I am already enjoying my head start :)

November 16, 2012

i love nate berkus

I really do! And how can't you? Did you get anything from his Target sale? I totally missed it. Boo. But, I do really, really want his new book.

Until I can get my hands on a copy I will just enjoy perusing through his website and all the pretty spaces.

I spied a little Beverly Hills action :)

This one is my all time favorite room of his. Love.

Oh Nate, you are perfection!

November 15, 2012

before and after: striped chair

I have been anxiously waiting to show you this chair. And wouldn't you know when I finally can, my pictures look terrible! I dropped it off at my client's house last night so I can officially share it with the rest of the world. The before shot does not give justice to the bad shape it was in.


After {which doesn't really do justice either}

\I promise to take better shots next time I am at her house. But, dude this is an awesome chair. I wanted to keep it! More pictures to come, at least my instagram picture turned out a little.

I fixed up a few cracks, painted it in high gloss black, and reupholstered it myself. And I'm only a little proud of it ;)

November 14, 2012

sewing lessons

Last night at a church function, I won two hours of sewing lessons with a pro. I fought hard for it :) I knew since the same event last year that this was what all my points would go to. And they did. Sure I can sew an envelope back pillow or some crazy simple curtains. But after my classes I am hoping to be able to quickly sew up some fancy smanchy pillows with piping and a zipper. Time to bust out my 20 by 20 remnant of imperial trellis that I've been too afraid to touch. Woot!

If I play my cards right I am hoping I can squeeze in a lesson on roman shades. I would have to sew really fast to fit that in. But how awesome would it be to sew my own. Wish me luck. I'm so excited!

And don't miss tomorrow. I have my favorite before and after ever to show you!! I have been waiting to let my client see it first and I am delivering it tonight. I can't wait.

November 12, 2012

MMB: beverly hills what a thrill

Last week I had the pleasure of watching Troop Beverly Hills with my daughter. It was so much fun! Troop Beverly Hills is my favorite 80's movie. And there is some stiff competition there! I fell in love all over again with those yellow stripes, khaki uniforms and green berets.

Such a good movie!

And as you can see, it inspired today's mood board.

If you are interested in a mood board email me at

November 8, 2012

what i wish i was doing

Well, I'm off to my Dave Ramsey class. But secretly I really wish I was going to go buy these instead.

Total money makeovered :)

November 7, 2012

i wanna be that kid

Man, I want to be a Land of Nod kid. It's almost like Anthropologie for babies! Almost :) But, take a look and you will find you don't have to be a kid to want some of their stuff in your house.

Okay, maybe the rug is a little girly, but if my husband wasn't so manly I would totally use it somewhere. 

This one I might just use anyway...I love it!

The Heirloom Rug is sure to make it's way into a current design I'm working on. Finally found the perfect rug!

You know what, just look at all the rugs! They are gooood.

I'm still super duper in love with this lamp.

Look how cozy this pendant is!

I would love a big W.

And last week I was talking with some ladies about how no one had lowercase kraft letters. Wrong!

Anyway, it's good to be a kid!

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