Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Last night was a scary night to live in Alabama. I'm grateful that myself and loved ones are safe, but many in my home state are without homes and basic needs. My friend, Jonathan Purvis took this shot last night of downtown Birmingham. Click HERE to see how you can help Alabama with relief efforts.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Leo Burnett Office by HASSELL. I love the large scale murals and the mixture of industrial and recycled materials. The break out spaces look so comfortable and inviting. I can see how easy it would be to be creative in this environment. (via contemporist)
(images Brett Winstone)
Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
I've been eyeing a certain lava stone flooring sample that I ordered last year as an option for when I decide to redo my kitchen floor. I know I'm dreaming based on the $15 sq/ft price, but I get a discount and the kitchen isn't terribly large! Yea right, I'll keep dreaming. In the meantime I'll settle for drooling over these amazing lava stone sinks from made a mano. They are the most dreamy for sure.
(thanks for the link monica!)
Monday, April 18, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Sorry for the negligence. I've been insanely busy with presentations for work, recording music, and working on the garden. I did get to snap a few photos the other morning of our efforts over the weekend. When we moved into the house (almost) 3 years ago, there was a vacant lot next door that was not maintained and belonged to the city. After a little investigation and a very small sum of money, the lot now belongs to us. We've done a garden on it the last two years and this year will be the first year we have neighbors that want to get their hands dirty in the garden too. I'm so thankful for the help and it's a great motivator to get work done. Not only have we been working on tilling the garden and getting the soil ready for planting, but the boys built a fence last week...complete with an arbor (that the girls assembled). I'm going to plant some jasmine in pots on either side of the arbor and let it grow up and over. The street appeal is much more pleasing. Don't you agree? We have tons of more plans for the side lot, but this is a good start.
(after) I didn't even know there were concrete steps and a railing beneath all that brush.
(I love that old railing that's kicked in and rusted. We painted it bright red two years ago. I think I'll plant something to grow on it too)
(better after shot of the arbor)
Friday, April 08, 2011
Thursday, April 07, 2011
This week seems to be my week to be overly emotional and proud of my amazing friends. My childhood friend Brad, who is a performer with Stomp, was on Jimmy Fallon last night performing with Paul Simon. I teared up, maybe cried a little bit as they played "Cecilia", one of my favorite songs ever.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
I keep a folder on my computer titled "inspiration". It's filled with interiors I like, paint colors I want to use, tile patterns, and most recently, tattoo designs. I just realized I've been collecting quite a few outdoor seating inspiration images over the last few years too and thought this would be the perfect combination with my picnic table post this morning.
I have a sweet little Mediterranean house and was trying to convince my husband that I need a pool with this inspiration photo.
We've been hitting the garden hard the last few weekends and it's getting bigger and badder than ever. It's 32' x 52' this year! Since this is the first year we have neighbors to share the garden with, we thought it might be nice to make the area around the garden more friendly by adding a picnic table. We got the picnic table at Lowe's for less than $100. I got some Valspar Redwood Stain and stained that bad boy up and had just enough left over to give the piece of fencing, that I just don't have the heart to get rid of, a coat as well. I like that the redwood stain matches the trim on my house. Now I just need to get to that darn garage back there and get it looking good.