We're Making Progress ~ Master Bedroom

Hey guys!  So I'm happy to say that the sleigh bed is out and we are making progress with our Master Bedroom makeover!  With our bed money, we got the Lexington Quilt from West Elm in Gray, and I am really happy with it so far.  I wanted a darker quilt to help keep our bed from showing every single dog hair or paw that jumps on the bed...our dogs are spoiled and it definitely showed with an all white bed!

I also received my late grandmother, GB's, old dresser after she passed away this Summer.  She read my blog daily back when I posted everyday :)  So, I am so happy to be able to blog about the things in our home that have come from her.  They are so special to me, and she had amazing style with the pieces she chose to decorate her home with.  She spent years going to garage sales and estate sales, and truly had some treasures.  Over the next few weeks, I'll show more of the neat furniture we brought into our home from her.

This is  the dresser, and I love the shape.  I am debating what color to paint both of our dressers...I may go with Urbane Bronze by Sherwin Williams...it is becoming one of my favorite paint colors to use lately in our house.  Who knows what will go above it...a mirror, a gallery wall, a pair of lamps on the dresser??  That will be after all the basics get done first!  What I do love about this is the picture on the right of my husband getting baptized when he was 20 years old.  Such a neat moment to witness, and it is a great reminder of his love for Christ and our family when I wake up every morning :)

Moving on to the other new details...I also hung three of our wedding photos on a small wall.  These frames used to be a dark silver, and I spray painted them white last weekend.  I really love how they turned out!

I also painted an antique mirror from my grandmother.  It was a weird gold before that just didn't work. Now it is a glossy white!

So here is a shot of the whole room to give you an idea of where we are at...Can't wait to make our tufted headboard!  AND - the bed desperately needs a bedskirt...so please ignore that :)

I have finally decided on this pillow combination...I want LOTs of pillows and a big fluffy bed, so I cannot wait for these!

I plan to purchase a yard of this Caitlin Wilson fabric and have my grandmother, (RoRo!) sew two 26x26 Euro size pillows for the shams.  I wanted some gold!

Followed by 2 or 3 of these 20x20 size pillows in this Emerald Green Velvet Fabric

I plan to buy a yard of this Windsor Smith for Kravet Riad fabric in Jet and have RoRo make two 18x18 pillows.

With one 14x20 pillow in this raspberry velvet fabric front and center!

What do you think??  I am super excited and can't wait to get going on these! 

I'll be posting updates as we knock some things off our list in this room!


Our Bedroom ~ The Plan

Hello everyone!  I feel like life has been crazy busy lately...all good stuff...but I am just worn out!  Hope ya'll had a wonderful weekend.  Ours was filled with rest, cooking, football, and painting!

We bought our house a little over a year ago, and have loved making it our own.  That process is fun, but can be super overwhelming at the same time.  Two rooms that have been completely neglected have been our bedroom, and the 3rd bedroom.  It currently only serves the function of being Tucker's room, where we keep her crate....and an overflow storage room of stuff that I need to sort through and put somewhere else.  

This week, I just had enough of our sad, mis-matched, bedroom.  I am craving it to be a space of peace and calmness...and just for it to feel finished.  So, to start that process, we sold our old sleigh bed.  It was just too dark and I was craving something light and luxurious feeling.  

I am planning to make a tall dramatic tufted headboard in it's place and re-cover a settee I bought off craigslist a few years ago to put at the end.  Here is my inspiration photo for the whole transformation...I hope my headboard turns out like this one!

Here is what we are working with now (sans the sleigh bed)


The To Do List:

Paint nightstands white
Paint both dressers (possibly Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze with Gold/Brass hardware)
Make Tufted headboard
Purchase all new bedding 
Hang Curtains
New Lamp Shades/Lamps?
Recover Settee Bench

Now this all will not be done overnight...but hopefully over the course of the Fall we will make some good progress.

I really love a big fluffy bed with lots of pillows!  I have been looking at pillows online today, and really am loving this combo...

Emerald green velvet pillows to add some drama.  It is the pantone color of the year you know :)

Love this black and white Windsor Smith for Kravet Riad print to go in front of the green.

I would love to add a smaller lumbar pillow in front to finish it off...these are my top favorites:

It will take some convincing of my husband to go with the leopard...he already said "No way!" haha...so we will see!  I am determined to add some leopard pillows in our house somewhere :)

As far as the duvet/bed linen.  We have a white duvet, but are needing a dark, durable gray quilt to help with hiding the constant dog hair and/or the occasional muddy paw that always seems to be on our bed...

Can't wait to get this going...I'm hoping we are able to start on the headboard this week!  Excited!


Coffee Break!

I don't know about ya'll, but I look forward to my morning coffee time so much.  That has quickly become my most favorite time of day on the mornings that I am able to work from home.  It is just the best.  I love sitting on the couch, drinking coffee, and catching up on my favorite blogs & Pinterest.

I have to admit though, until recently, I have been a plain old Folger's girl.  I typically buy the Classic Roast that is already ground.  Now, although I really do like this coffee, I didn't realize how much I was missing out on freshly ground whole bean coffee.  Especially local, small batch coffees.  Two brands in the Dallas area that I have grown to love are Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters & Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters.  Both buy fair trade sourced beans and roast them to perfection.  

Right now, we are drinking Noble Coyote's rise n' grind blend, and we love it.

Since we didn't have a coffee maker that grinds the beans for you, I had to purchase a coffee grinder.  I ended up going with the Krups brand and love it.  It is a great buy for the price too! 

It is very easy to use, and ground them in about 5 seconds.  

I like to store our coffee in this great vintage Community Coffee tin I got from my grandmother.  

I even made a little coffee station last weekend to house all of our coffee necessities.  This has turned into one of may favorite parts of our kitchen!  Yes, that is a Fall candle you see.  Could not stop myself!

And who can resist drinking out of a cute RoRo's mug?!?  Not me!  

Yum...the perfect combo!

Just for fun, I put together a few cute coffee accessories!

Coffee Love

Hope ya'll have a rest-filled weekend, with lots of great coffee and good times!


5 on Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!  Today, I'm back with another 5 on Friday...Woohoo!

1.  3rd Wedding Anniversary

This week we celebrated 3 years of marriage!  I am so thankful that I married this man, and know that the Lord has great plans for our life together.  Love him!  This is us the night we got engaged :)

2.  West Elm Bedding Sale

We are in desperate need of a duvet cover for our master bedroom.  I have big plans for this room, and really love this one!  Right now they are offering 20% off and free shipping using the code:  EXTRATREAT

3.  Fall Candles

Yes, I bought one at Hobby Lobby this week, and it is wonderful!

4.  Fancy Summer Drinks

Although I am eagerly anticipating Fall, I still am enjoying our Summer...and Summer calls for fun fancy drinks.  I pinned this to my Recipes Board this week, and plan to make them this weekend.  They look so delicious!

5.  DIY Gold Tassle Garland

Have ya'll seen these floating around the blog/Pinterest world??  I think they are super cute, and after seeing this tutorial...they seem pretty easy to make.  I plan on crafting it up on Saturday to see if I can recreate it myself...we'll see!  I think it would be perfect for all the holidays this Fall & Winter!

Have a wonderful weekend!!


It's August/Almost F-A-L-L!!!

You know what that means! It's almost FALL!  I know it will hardly feel like Fall here in Dallas, but a girl can dream, right?!?  I am in love with Fall and the Holiday season, and I can't wait to start getting into that mode once August rolls around.  Yesterday I got my favorite Fall candles from Hobby Lobby. I have been home sick and these have definitely cheered me up!  

Their Harvest Home line of candles are the absolute best.  There are two different scents, and I get them both every year.  Plus, they are almost always 40-50% off!  So, you can't beat $5 for an amazing Fall candle.

A few things that I am excited about...

I am dreaming of Pupmkins...

I also can't wait for college FOOTBALL...War Eagle!  We are actually going to the Auburn/A&M game on October 19th in college station, and I cannot wait!  Haven't been to a college game in sooooo long!

I've also gotten alot of interest in my Fall Bucket List from my Pinterest page.  I made this last year and completed most things, but not all.  Since I love this list so much, I am going to re-use it this year and see if I can complete everything. 

 I have found that these things bring me so much joy, and it is so important to make time in your life to do the things you love with the people you love most.

I have spent the last two years growing our business, which is great...but in the beginning of a start-up company, it can completely consume your life.  It is definitely a sacrifice, and I missed ALOT of weekends and free-time over the last 2 years.  I really don't regret it at all...because I have truly learned the meaning of hard work and dedication....but I am SO glad to have a little more balance these days, and a wonderful team that allows me to enjoy life a bit more :)

And, because I can't help myself, I have just ordered these festive straws to use over the next few months!

Are ya'll excited about Fall too??

Have a wonderful Day!