Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Side Note

Did anybody happen to catch the Real Housewives of NJ last night??
Was anybody else slightly disturbed? 
All these reality shows are starting to make me somewhat embarrassed of my beloved Garden State. 
Come on NJ, you're classier than this! 

Forget all of the Snookie's and Situations and Jerseylicious crap you see on tv these days. 
Here are some fellow New Jersians to be proud of! 

Friday, May 13, 2011

"You don't move to Napa...you TAKE a Napa..."

(My SATC loving friends will get the title, I couldn't resist!)

Well it's official, I am beyond obsessed with Napa and as if it wasn't bad enough before...even more so with wine.  Sigh...I just can't get enough of that sweet sweet nectar, and Napa was this heavenly place where everybody was so happy and just drank wine all day!  Not to mention it was beyond gorgeous there.

Here's a little peak at our trip...

Each vineyard was unique in it's own way.  I loved seeing the different decorating styles and how it corresponded to the atmosphere of the vineyard.  I can't tell you how much joy it gave me when the hubs leaned over and wispered in my ear at one of my favorite places "kinda reminds me of our house hun"!!! 
It was like an angel just whistled a little tune in my ear.

I'm going to assume what he meant by that was he loves all my projects at the house and wishes I would do more!  Say no more hun...I already thought of something new on the plane ride home!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


No not the country...what you put on the table!
I was beyond indecisive when it came to picking our formal dinnerware when we registered for our wedding.  In fact, I'm pretty sure I registered and deleted multiple selections!  Finally I wised up and registered at a great store here in Raleigh called Quintessentials.  They let you change your mind even after people have already purchased something and just give you store credit.  Genius if you ask me!

Anywho, after MUCH deliberation I finally settled on a beautiful setting from Pickard. I couldn't be happier with it and wanted to share!

I went with the signature monogram collection but added the constellation salad plate.

I also love that it's made in the good ol US of A!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Momma's Day!

Happy  Mothers Day to all the mothers out there!!

And a special Happy Mothers Day to my mom, who was always there to tie my bows as a little girl...
and as a big girl too

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Project Completion!

I have finally finished my hallway closet project and I couldn't be happier!!
I had MANY people (who shall remain nameless) doubting this idea that's lived in my head for about the past year, but I think it was mostly because nobody could see my vision!
I think I explained most of my pain surrounding my hallway closets in a previous post here so I won't waste much time going into detail.  I'll just show the pictures since I know that's what you want to see anyway!!


The Mess That Existed Inside



We raised the top of the closet


We also added new doors on the laundry closet

AND - We added a backsplash in the kitchen!!!!




Oh yea...I also got rid of the green paint I hated in the kitchen and went with gray.  Sany Hook by Benjamin Moore to be exact and I LOVE it!!!  It works so much better with the floor which was always an issue I had! 

So there ya have it!  Obviously I still have some finishing touches to add like knobs and door handles etc.  And of course I need to change the remaining ugly doors to be pretty doors which I'll get to...but first I have something MUCH more important on my mind.

I'm headed to the happiest place on earth!!! 
NO, not disney world!!!!
This will be me the next few days! 
Photo Courtesy of Jenn Pino