Friday, July 6, 2012

Indian Summer

I saw this fabric today at Hancock Fabrics called Indian Summer and I'm in LOVE.  Isn't it just perfect?  It has so many different colors in it and could fit into most rooms in my home.  It is $17.99 per yard + 50% off... I think I need to go back and buy some immediately.  I'm thinking of recovering my dining room chairs with it... maybe den curtains, too...?

*Also, it is an indoor/outdoor fabric so if I use it for my dining room chairs, any stains will be easily removed - score!

Have a great weekend all!
xx, Em

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

House Tour (Closing Day)

Justin and I had been searching for a home for at least a year and a half - always looking in the St. Louis (MO-side) area.  EVERYTHING we had seen was either sold in 1-3 days before we could check it out... or had major crackage in the foundation... we finally ended up settling just a few houses away from my parents house on the IL-side and I couldn't be happier!  We are closer to all of our friends and family, the commute is not bad at all, and we got 2x as much space for MUCH less than the areas we were looking in... here are some pictures from closing day:
Standing in front of our new house (with a free iPad!! -thanks Tammy!)
Drab Dining Room 
Living Room
Dark Den

Small Bedroom (little boy's sports theme)

Spacious Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom
Front Bedroom
Enjoying a beer in our new house :)
Main-Floor Laundry Area

Main Bath
 We have BIG plans for this house and we have already gotten A LOT accomplished.  I will post BEFORE & AFTERS in the near future!

Good night, xx

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Print Perfection

I am swooning over this new anthro top.... sequins, embroidery, bright pink, boho-chic... what better combination?!?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Entering the Blog-o-sphere...

So I've been wanting to start a blog for quite some time now... and today is the day I will make my first official post!  I am still trying to figure out how this website works and all, so bare with me :) 

Most of the posts will most likely involve one of 5 things... 1)  My hubby  2) our new puppy, Novi!  3) our new house!!  4) fashion+design  5) my obsession with wedding design.  2011 was a crazy year and a lot of new and wonderful things have happened.  
  • One of my childhood friends, Anne, got married in April! 
  • My friend Kelly and cousin Scott moved in together after renovating their home... it's pretty much the cutest house ever!
  • My sister, Jackie, and her hubby, Bart, had their firstborn, Teddy.  (first-time auntie over here!)
    • Justin and I are now referred to as... Auntie Em and Unkie J
  • One of my other friends, Katie, got engaged - yay! 
  • My friend Andrea finished PA school in Chicago and found a great job back in STL!
  • I married the best man I know, Justin, on October 7th!
    • Planning the wedding pretty much consumed my entire life for the entire year...!
  • I bought my first car ...and I really feel like a big girl now.
  • We adopted a cute Japanese Chin/Shih Tzu mix puppy and named her Novi.
  • My husband got a great new job in the same field that he is already in... he starts on Monday.
  • My friend Anne told me she is expecting her 2nd little one!!
  • Katie asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding - so excited :)
See!?  I told you it was an eventful year!  

...And 2012 has been no different thus far.  We just bought a new house... yes...  after 1.5 years of looking, we finally found one.  And who would've thought that it would be in the exact same subdivision I grew up in for 20-some years!?!  Yep, we are moving 5 houses down from my mom and pops.  Crazy!

Anne on her wedding day!
The cutest nephew in the whole world... Theodore.
Me with my best girl friends!


Yep, I'm that dork that took a picture with my new car.

Novi-bear :)  She's the cutest.

Our house! ...needs some curb appeal, but we'll get there.
That's all for now... more to come!