On Call Laundry Duty

I can’t think of any one who likes to do this one household chore, or better yet any! But thankfully these laundry rooms no longer are a drag to sort and wash your clothes. They no longer consist of a messy space filled with smelly dirty clothes laid about. Today these rooms are modern, and open, while others are served as a multi-functional area.

6614730672187426_gQWBvbJB_cIf you have the space make it for more then just one purpose; mud and laundry room. The cool colors complement the dark washer and dryer. Via Meredith Heron13018286392362074_nRwmFIqT_cHooper Patterson from Birds of a feather transformed her old laundry room into the new century. I must admit it was a great change from how it looked before. Check out her site here to see how she transformed it.235453886738094734_fTunJwYb_cIf you have limited space use a turn table and store all your laundry essentials on them. This way their easily reachable in arms length.
I hope some of these ideas help you with your laundry space and can give you some inspiration! Happy Tuesday and thanks for viewing!!

A Tiny Christmas Tablescaping

So as I’m typing my entry I have this lovely display in front of me… Part of the Christmas cheer decor from my house and beyond. Still can’t believe in 2 weeks Christmas will be here!

My dining table decor

My dining table decor

Personal decor @ home

Table Centerpiece

Via Midwest Living

This centerpiece is a great DIY for your home. Simply use a variety of small ornaments wrap it with a bow and add faux snow to give the illusion that this has been outside in the snow.

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Via Lori Curie

 This is a great idea for changing out the seasons. Simply empty out what you have remaining in these jars with current season ideas. What I love most about this; is how they bring a little of the outdoors Christmas season inside. These are affordable inexpensive ways to decorate your table for the holiday cheer!! You can check out more of Lori’s ideas here.
Tell me how your table(s) are coming along? Do you have you tree up yet?

Santa Clause Is Coming To Town!

Thanksgiving is over and so are all the holiday deals and maybe some steals…for now. But now we move forward to another holiday CHRISTMAS. One thing what I love about this time of year are some of the over the top decor you find on some of your neighbor’s front lawns. I mean some of them can take it a bit over board and all while others can keep a handle on it where it doesn’t overwhelm people when they pass by. Ok, enough of me babbling.
If your not in the holiday spirit as of yet, there’s still time to turn you from Mr./Mrs. Scrooge to a joyful Christmas lover!

Mr. & Mrs. Clause bedroom

Mr. & Mrs. Clause bedroom

Have you ever seen where Santa sleeps every night?! Well this is how I envisioned his room would look. 2533343511097263_PtzC4MsR_cFor anyone having a Christmas party at their house this year his some inspiration you can add to your table. 266134659200600888_zDMSHKYn_cA white Christmas tree with teal decorations very cute! I’ll say cheers to that. A minimal decor that says Christmas time is here. Thanks for viewing!

All photos used from Pinterest.

Another Case Fulfilled

So once again I’ve been busy working on another pillow cover over the weekend. However, I was only able to get one done. But I’m hoping to get the other finished before the week is finished. I didn’t have much time last weekend to get it done so this is what I have to show you so far. Below is my newest addition.

A Kola Rose Designs pillow case

A Kola Rose Designs Pillow Case

Back of pillow case

I think the pop of color goes well with my bedding. Can’t wait till I have the matching pair to display on the bed. For the next several weekends I’ll be working on pillow covers and posting them on here so if your interested let me know. I’ll need the size and it will be a custom cover for your pillow(s).
By early next year I’ll have some (others) to sell. These that I have posted are my trial and errors. I have so much more I’d like to share with you but for now this is all I can share. So I hope you enjoyed seeing, “my work in progress”. I’m loving how their all coming together.

Latest Venture

I was hoping to write yesterday as I’m home on Monday’s from work. But really that day is reserved for errands & cleaning house. While I was busy doing the above. I had a decision to make write about something yesterday or work on something and write about it early this morning before going to work. So that’s what I did. I made a set pillow case yesterday! At some point I’d like to sell them but for now I’m just getting the dust off my crafting skills. Over a year and a half ago I posted some pieces of my work. For my first client I made drapes for their living room and kitchen. I also dabbled in making a roman shade and custom chair cover and for my first time I did a pretty good job! I was impressed by it myself actually. Below is my latest…

These are my existing euro pillows. The pillow cases that I had previously when I purchased them matched the sheets (khaki color-wise).  I removed the previous pillow cases and replaced them with a new pair!
Sorry for the photos looking a bit fuzzy, I took them last night and was so excited to show it to you today. I’ll have better quality ones soon to show off. I’m hoping to get to another set completed this weekend. The pillow cases, they are interchangeable. You can change them at anytime.
I almost forgot, yesterday was Cyber Monday. Did you find any good deals?!

Black Friday Decor

Today I’m dedicating this post thats everything black in honor of, “Black Friday”. Don’t worry I have a couple items that may remind you of what to go out and look for too.

Chanel Tennis Racket

Tennis Anyone?! Well this is something that you might want to add to your Christmas list this year if your into this sort of sport. I remember seeing Kris Jenner with one like this on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. How cool is this an inlay of names on a path as you walk into, “the secret garden”. I wonder what magical wonders could be waiting inside there?Exposed brick with black window trims. As black drum light fixtures hang from the ceiling. This kitchen gives a masculine feel into a loft-like kitchen.This I think is a great item to snag just in time for Black Friday deals. The black washer and dryer matches the cabinetry and blends well.This area rug and that dog, so cute! You can tell a graphic artist or someone artistic works in this space. I wonder where I can find a rug like this to put into my work space as well.After all that holiday shopping, you’ll be wanting to cozying up next to the fire with some hot chocolate and marshmallows… yum!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a week and a half. But unfortunately it’s going to continue to be a bit longer because of work. It’s the busiest time of the season for me in the salon. Yes, I’m a hairstylist and during the holiday’s its extremely busy. By the time I’m done with my clients during the day I only have enough energy to shower and go to bed. I promise though in the coming weeks I’ll try to post something inspirational at least once or twice a week. For now enjoy your Turkey’s and Black Friday deals. But most importantly be safe this holiday weekend.

Turkey wrapped in bacon. I can only imagine how yummy.

Let There Be Light

Lighting is one of the most important details in everything we do. Especially in your home. Take a look at some of these finds I’ve come across.Copper hanging lamps!!! This is GORGE to say the least!!! This would look great in either a kitchen or an industrial loft. I’m rooting more towards the kitchen. Picture dark kitchen cabinetry with matching copper pulls and light tile flooring.
Green with envy! Imagine the light coming through the beading of this. But this will be an amazing focal point in an entry way to any room or even your foyer.

Hail the Queen of England. A chandelier dripping in pearls can we say GLAMOROUS!!Disco party in the dining room. But it must look great when it’s lit at night.
Twigs placed under floating candles sets the mood for the occassion.
Thanks for viewing and enjoy the weekend!

Outside Living Quarters

Outdoor spaces are more commonly used as added square footage. So what are you doing with yours?! Everyone could use a little extra room. Better get a move on it before the summer rolls around again next year. Here’s some ideas of what you can incorporate in your project.
I love the concrete flooring. The patio looks screened in but the blinds are a nice touch to give privacy when needed. Lots of greenery brings some of the outdoors inside.A glass room kitchen, cooking in the outdoors without mosquitoes and other pest. It’s like a rainforest built around the kitchen. I could only imagine what it must look like at night. Cooking under the stars and the moon.A romantic evening for two. Or a great place to have a quiet gathering with family and friends. This also is a good scenery for a romantic movie. Maybe two of my favorite co-stars Julia Roberts & Bradley Cooper. They should star in another movie again. Remember Valentines Day?!
All I need is a bottle of wine and a good book to read. This could be my great escape from the crazy outside world.Speaking of escape here’s another one for you. Imagine getting a massage, with the ocean waves crashing against the shore. I’m thinking Mexico at an all inclusive resort. If you don’t have plans for a vacation anytime soon you can create a space similar to this at home.

Again something at home to relax after a long day at the office. Patio furniture and a large outdoor mat will keep up with the outdoor weather. The draperies also gives an added softness to the concrete and wood modern living room space but used with outdoor materials to hold up with the weather.