Monday, December 31, 2012

Bedroom Update

We have made a couple of changes to our bedroom since my last post.  

The first major change was getting a king size bed.  Best decision ever! We are on the hunt for a headboard, but I keep going back and forth about making one.  That won't happen for a while... 

We also added new window treatments.  I am so happy with the ones we got from Ikea.  They are thick and nice and such a good price for the quality.  Good job Sweden.

A little side note about the rods-I bought them silver and spray painted them brass.  It's a more matte brass, so it's not like HEY 80s THANKS FOR BEING IN MY BEDROOM!

We also added the Ikea light. Ikea why are you so amazing??  My favorite thing about it is the shadows it adds.  
She's all pretty and dainty, and then you turn it on and boom, she's moody and awesome.

One of our favorite things about our house was how big the master bedroom is.  There is a nook for the bed and then on the opposite side a nook for another living area.  

In the living area I have a vintage tufted sofa, chair and tv.  Other than that, I haven't done much with it yet.  I need a lot of art work. So that's what's next on my list.  

The only artwork that we do have up are above each of our nightstands.  

They are from The Black Apple on Etsy.  I love her work.  What is weird and completely unintentional is that they have set the color scheme for the whole room.  I bought the orange throw the other day and noticed that everything was in the same color scheme as the two prints.  That subconscious is amazing!

Do you guys have any favorite Etsy shops for Art? If so send them my way! Etsy is my absolute favorite to buy art from.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Hope everyone had the best Christmas yet. We plan on watching Home Alone tonight and crossing our fingers and toes for snow! 

Monday, December 24, 2012

A Walk in the Country

This weekend we went to visit with Evan's sweet grandparents.  They live out in the middle of the most beautiful country.  Their town is so tiny it doesn't even have a post office!  It's nice to escape the hustle and bustle of our lives and just take a walk to breathe in that nice cold air and forget about cell phone reception.

I also made chicken noodle soup (with homemade noodles, which was a first) in my new dutch oven that my best friend Lyndi gave me for Christmas. The recipe was actually out of a cook book she made us for our wedding! Seriously such a good recipe.  

Life is cozy and I am thankful.  

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

There is a ritual that happens right before Evan gets home from tour.  It usually involves a gallon of bleach,  pine sol, and some cranked up tunes.  Some people call it cleaning? I don't know anything about that! Just kidding...Kind of.

So last weekend was dedicated to cleaning and getting the house ready.  He hasn't been home for about a month in a half and flew in at night so I made sure all of the Christmas lights were on inside and outside.

I made him take the long way back so he could get the full effect and then showed him all of the decorations even though he has seen them a thousand times. He's a pretty good sport!

But at the end of the day it's not about all the twinkling lights and wrapping paper, it's about being together and enjoying our time, however long, together. 

Sending all of our love to Connecticut. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Merry Finals

I decked the halls really quick right before Thanksgiving knowing that I had finals and huge projects lurking around the corner.  80 hours later I am down one major design project and moving on to the studying portion of this week. Yikes.  

I am looking forward to getting into the holiday spirit. Sipping hot cocoa, making paper snowflakes and taking a breather.  I had summer classes this year, so  I really haven't had a break since last December. 

 I am going to welcome Christmas break with open arms. And maybe a couple of naps!