Sunday, March 27, 2011

Featured on Go{4}Pro + Announcement

Hey all!

So, for those of you who haven't seen it yet, Leah over at Go{4}Pro did up a super nice feature of my office.  You can see it by clicking HERE

In other news...
I wanted to let you know that, as much as I'd like to be one of those studly blogs-daily-while-juggling-the-rest-of-life chicks, I really am not.  I am 100% committed to my business, and actually trying to be more faithful at blogging over HERE on a [mostly] daily basis.

I am looking at a busy couple of months with two wedding in NY, one in Jamaica, one in Costa Rica and who knows where else by the end of this wedding season.  It's going to be a whirlwind!  When I come home in-between my trips, you can bet I'm going to be cuddling with the hobbit and not even wanting to touch a paintbrush.

You can be for SURE that when I do a new project, like landscaping, I will be photographing the crap out of it and blogging it asap.  But you can also be sure that it's not going to happening on an even close to daily basis.  I would definitely recommend subscribing or doing whatever RSS magic works best for you so that you don't come knocking here every day and leaving disappointed.  That would make me sad.

To those of you who stick around long enough to see my next posts, you're awesome!  I so appreciate reading everyone's comments and feeling the love.  And if you never come back again, I'll forgive you.  It's cool.   Whatever.  ;)

I'll be back.  Pinky swear.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Dollhouse Wall | Before

At last I'm actually showing it to you!  These are the "before" pictures.  I don't have any "afters" yet -- those are going to involve buying paint.

Anyway, here we go. . .



That, dear readers, is my childhood dollhouse that my mom built.
Cue "awe."
I got a bazillion imagination miles out of this thing when I was younger, and now it's going to get even more!  It was all set up to play Little House on the Prairie.  Mom even made a stable [which used to be on the left side], a well, and old-fashioned dresses for all the dolls.  Pretty spiffy, eh?

With well-wishings from the creator of the dollhouse, it's going to be getting a face-lift soon.  A good sanding, some fresh white paint, the "foundation" finished off with some nice trim, and so on.

THEN, it very possibly might be moving into the bedroom. . . I'm not sure yet.
Another thing you might notice is that the orange chair has moved from here:
to the dollhouse wall.
Why, you ask?  Well, remember all the work I did on this side of the room?
It's going bye-bye.  Sorry!  It's not because I don't like it.  I do.  I just realized it would be much better for my business if I have that wall set up as small studio to provide headshots, etc.  So now I'm selling that desk [does anyone want it?] and moving everything off the walls, etc. 

I'm slowly making my way through the Interior To-Do list.
And now I've shown you the unfinished dollhouse wall!  Gulp.  I better get busy. . . someday in the not too distant future the dollhouse wall and the crafty-turned-studio-wall should be more on par with the rest of the room.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Vignettes and Spice

There is an even better reason than laziness for my lack of posting this winter: LIGHT!  We've had a serious lack of it around here, in spite of all our lovely North facing windows.  It really puts a damper on my interior photography endeavors.  I am hoping that the removal of the ornamental cherry trees, and trimming the cedar tree up will help bring more light into our living-room.  We shall see!

I am by nature an impatient person, so as you can imagine having to wait to take on new projects is pure TORTURE.  I mean, seriously.  If my parents hadn't instilled level-headed-ness in me, I would be in some serious credit card debt on the home remodeling front.  I want to buy paint.  And wood.  And plants.  And a new washing machine.  And, and. . .

But I am contenting myself with making new little vignettes with what we have.  Like so. . .

Also organizing.  This is how we do our spices.  The Container Store has these awesome little magnetic spice things I'm sure you've seen in a bazillion other places before.  We keep them on the side of our fridge next to the stove.  Like this. . .
Okay.  Now who wants to buy me some cedar?