Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Stores Are Re-Opening!

This was the title of one of my morning emails!!!
How happy am I? YAY Rachel fabulous news!!

Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture

image from Rachel Ashwell's new book Shabby Chic Interiors.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I spend hours wandering my garden..

...Yeah right!
I did inherit a beautiful mature garden with our new home though and am trying to be a green fingered goddess.. It's just hard when one is also trying to be a domestic culinary goddess, a decorating goddess, an un-packing goddess, a laundry goddess, a pre-school parent board goddess and a non-shouting mommy goddess. I have had time however to be a social goddess too.
Lot's going on. School starts in 3 days (still who's counting) and I will be on a curtain mission, my first order of business to tackle here! I just have to try to stay ahead by not getting any ideas to silkscreen and sew each panel myself.
p.s. If you know what any of these plants are please comment! I know a rose and I hope the last one is basil because we've been eating it with tomatoes.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Getting whiter, getting whiter...

shingles are Benjamin Moore white cloud

all the downstairs walls are Benjamin Moore chantilly lace

We're getting there. Painting is officially complete.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


So here's something pretty to look at before you read my vent..
So my head is a mass of unfinished rooms. Days are rolling into the next with fun things like bills and organizing filing systems at the top of the list. My 2 sweet angels, 4 and 2 are running wild from 6am until 8pm so there's not much time to really get things done. The good news is, I am thoroughly enjoying just being with my kiddos.. A walk by the water, lunch sitting outside at the pizzeria today and just giggling with them.. The city as much as I love it, was too tough on our relationship.. (the toddlers and mine that is) Here we run crazy and get in each others hair but there's room for it.. loads of room! Although chicken nuggets were on the menu tonight, I have to boast that fabulous meatballs were served two nights ago and mini lemon cakes from scratch in my inherited KitchenAid (thank you Pamela) were made yesterday.. so there's a lot going on and I'm keeping it interesting with culinary wowing but I must say when preschool starts in 10 days (who's counting?) I am looking forward to giving this house a little one on one time. I have floorplans and design boards, furniture finishes and inspiration clips swirling!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

pretend and pretty too

Silicone to-go cup.. Isn't it cool? Urban Outfitters. Now that I'm making my own coffee every morning and jumping in the car, this is a fun alternative to my Starbucks in stroller cup holder of city days. So the settling in has been fun, exciting and pretty tiring! Each day is finding a new shop, taking a walk in a new part of the area, and just enjoying our new home. I have been putting off first picture to hang but i think I'm finally ready to take the plunge! I wanted to get the boring unpacking stuff out of the way before the decorating. Will start posting photo updates shortly!