Let it Snow?

Look what we woke up to...more snow!

Are you kidding me? We are supposed to head downtown this morning. I'm seeing the Color Purple at the Paramount Theater this afternoon with some girlfriends. I hope we can make it. Then off to my Mom's tonight for Christmas festivities. I'll be back blogging next week (hopefully!)...happy holidays to you all!

Christmas 2007


Snow Days

It has been snowing and snowing and snowing in Seattle. It is like nothing I've seen here before! It snowed another few inches after we took these shots and it is supposed to snow again tomorrow!

We've been house bound for several days and have gotten a lot done. I spent a while yesterday chipping away stray grout in the bathroom and scrubbing down the new tile floor.

And the best part? Our sink is finally here. I absolutely LOVE it! Isn't it pretty?

It is the jewel of the bathroom. :) We're taking a break for the holidays and work should start up again on the 26th. More pictures to come.


Making Progress!

The tile is up and the toilet is in...we're making progress!

I absolutely love the floor and think the wall looks fantastic. And our little toilet makes a huge difference with space!

Up next, the sink, light fixtures, wall paint, new mirror frame and shower hardware. Yippee!


Demo Time

The bathroom is completely demolished...it is so exciting to watch!

Bye bye little old toilet!

Our plaster had to be removed to make way for backer board to tile over...

We opened up the wall under the window in the shower to check for water damage. Amazingly, all is well. No water damage to be seen after 80 years of use!

I can't wait for our new fixtures! Next up...tile.


Let the fun begin!

It is about that time...bathroom renovation time that is! Here are the before pictures of our little gem of a WC...

As you can see...it is pretty small.

There is a charming original tile mosaic floor, but it is chipped and stained and doesn't do much for the style of the room. We'll be replacing it with a gorgeous Carrara marble floor in a basketweave pattern with a black dot like this...

The shower is in desperate need of a retile and refixture job. We're going to reglaze the cast iron tub, and are tiling the shower surround in a white subway tile.

I'm so excited to have our shower head placed at the right level. Right now it hits me right in the middle of the chest and don't even get me started about the four handles we have going on. What is that about?

The toilet is mounted about 6 inches away from the wall which creates a very cramped space. We've purchased a smaller, round toilet that will give us much more room. It will also be remounted so it is a normal distance from the wall...no more wasted space! Now our knees won't hit the tub! :)

Finally, my favorite part...we'll be adding tile wainscoting half way up the wall and replacing our teeny tiny sink with this masterpiece!

Isn't it pretty? I think it is really going to create the biggest visual change to the room. I also had the idea of having our contractor add an outlet to the inside of the medicine cabinet. Now we can put our Sonicare toothbrushes away and not have them out for all to see. Yippee!!

Check back tomorrow for updates on the renovations!


Mirror, Mirror

Yippee the mirror went up in the living room today!

I love the way it looks. It was a bit of an endeavor hanging it with plaster walls. I had visions of it crashing down and breaking everywhere. But, thanks to the help of Adam our trusty friend and contractor it is hanging securely in all its glory! Now the question is, what to put on the console beneath it...

I love this black and gold tray from Target. For $20, who could beat it? It is pretty matchy, matchy though...I'll have to think on it. Any ideas?


Feelin' Frosty

I don't know if I just haven't noticed, but it feels like we had our first frost of the season in Seattle today. Brrr...it has me thinking about new scarfs to keep me warm and fashionable as it gets colder and colder. I'm loving the short "neck warmers" as I call them...

This one from Homelab on etsy is so cute and feminine. I love the color and the big bow...

This darling neck tie is so simple. I think the bright pop of yellow would brighten up even the darkest Seattle day. Find it at Anthropologie. Then there are the real warmers, full of abundant knit. They just make me want to wrap up in them and get cozy!

This Tousled Scarf, also from Anthropologie is so elegant. I love the overflowing fabric...luscious! Finally, my favorite...

I love this hood from pixiebell on etsy. Doesn't it look so warm? Cute too. A perfect combo of hat and scarf. I can't wait to get one for myself. Stay warm out there!


I'm a Star!

A "blogstar" that is... My friend Sheena (and co-worker at Kelley Moore Creative Media Events) is interviewing me as her Friday Blogstar on her Totally Tabletops Blog. Swing by and check it out to find out a little bit more about little old me! Thanks Sheena, the interview was fun. :)

image via flickr


Design Update: Living Room

Remember what it looked like before?

Well, we've made some changes. We still have a lot to do, but we're getting there with the design of our living room!

We've painted our walls a gorgeous warm grey that really ties the living room and dining room together making it a very cozy space.

We picked up this little number from the antique market. We just love it. It adds a bit of glamour to the room and the deco brass lamps fit perfectly. Plus, it gives us a ton of extra storage! Perfect!

We've mounted our TV on the wall, which really opens up that corner of the room. We're still working on what to put below it, but for now we have a small modern white shelving unit to hold our components.

We've had a great time sitting in front of the fire on the recent blustery evenings we've been having. This place is really starting to feel like home.

Although the room is great as is, there are a few tweaks I want to make to the design to really finish it off. The cover of the sofa is projecting a blue tone in this room which isn't working for me, so I'm getting a dark grey wool cover come January when they're back in stock.

The next step is a rug and accent pillows. The current pillows are really just a mis match grouping from pillows I've used in the past. I'm loving these pillows from Great Jones Home that were recently featured on coco+kelley (the ikat multi color behind the elephant pillows).

I think they would add a great pop of color to the room. I'd tie them in with coral colored shades for the brass lamps on the cradenza. I'd finish off the room with this rug...

I think the dark color will really help ground the room and I'll never have a light colored rug again after the flokati. It is filthy!! Of course I'll spruce up the place with great accessories and a piece of art above the mantle. We also have this mirror from Brocade Home that is going up this weekend between the lamps, above the cradenza.

Fun! I'm really excited about the direction we're headed in. I can't wait for it all to be done. I'll keep you posted as the room transforms!


Puppy Love

I know, I know, I must be crazy...with all that is going on right now, why would I want to throw a puppy into the mix? Don't worry, I know it is not the time, but darn, I want a puppy!

The plan is to get a blue merle Cardigan Welsh Corgi some time next year. We even have a name...Blue! Aww...

I've been researching breeders for a long time and of course, my favorite breeder in Oregon just had puppies! Look at these little guys...

photos via Starry Nights Stables

Ohhh, so cute. And Cardis grow up cute as well...I just love them!

I've grown up with Corgis my whole life. My Mom still has a Pembroke (without tail) named Sadie and she is a real part of the family. Check her out at Christmas a couple of years ago...he he, I love this photo!

OK, I'm getting off point. I'll continue to follow the pups from afar and come Spring, I can't wait to introduce you to our little Blue!

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