Sunday, January 06, 2008

What I've Been Up To

So- here it is, almost a month later. What do I have to show for myself? Excess weight, strained finances, and evolving home decor. I have mostly been keeping myself busy continuing to feather our very little, but charming nest. Outcast from my closet due to some space-saving changes, are piles of clothes that I am too fat to now wear. Oh my clothes... my cute, cute clothes. I miss you my darlings, as well as my old, retrospectively cute body.Here is Bella's room, basically finished. All that is lacking is some curtains, which I will acquire some way or another. She doesn't actually sleep in this room yet, as she still has not attempted to climb out of her crib. I am milking that blessing for all it's worth until a. she finally climbs out, or b. we have a baby who will oust her from it. All of her toys and clothes etc are in here though.

This is one of my favorite little nooks right now. It is our entry- I use the term loosely. More accurately, 'this is next to our front door.' I arranged this after Christmas, since a lot of this was then- acquired. 99% of these things were given to me as some time by, who else... my mom! Of all of this, I can claim only a small nest. The rest, from my benefactor.
This is our fantastic new tv, courtesy of mom and dad on our recently-painted aqua sideboard. Also, I bought that oval mirror at a yard sale for $1!!
One of those weird 'architectural' features in a home that I never know what to do with- this is in the vaulted ceiling in our living room, above the aforementioned sideboard-tv combo. Cool gold frames courtesy of.... my mom.
This little arrangement is under the bar in the living room. Surprisingly, all of it is from my mom except for the small blue saucer I bought at Goodwill. OH- and the photograph of lightening over Israel is Timm's.

My awesome $40 D.I. find- the table I bought before I left. I've since painted it white and distressed it, plus one of three chairs I have accumulated. Also, my beloved sewing machine and I have reunited and resumed a passionate affair. We've brought in a third partner- felt. More to come on that.
So as you can see, I am a pathetic girly-man who cannot sustain a cute or fashionable existence were it not for my benefactress mother. I am not completely inept in the design department, I am merely completely without funds to support the deceptively comfortable surroundings I enjoy. Luckily, I have accepted this and try to do my part by not asking too much and being the ever-grateful recipient that I am.
More updates to come on Christmas, creativity, and Craps.
Ok, not really the Craps. Just liked that alliteration I had going on.


Hannah said...

Woohoo! I love seeing pictures of your space of course. It all looks enviably are one lucky chick to have a mother like that. So very cute. I am loving the kitchen table and Bella's big girl bed especially!

Can't wait to see what felt creations you have been coming up with!

Diana said...

Everything is so beautiful you are one lucky girl.
Joshy is in a big boy bed. NOt because he tempted to climb out of his crib but because I was working a basketball game and Lou just put him in his bed. He's done wonderfully his sleep hasn't changed a bit!

pjmesser said...

Wow what a great post!
You are amazing-
I don't even know what to say- I am so impressed with your talent. I don't care if your mom sent it to you or not- I couldn't do that!

Robin said...

So...I wish I had a pinch of the design sense you have. And hey - when you have parent's that are willing to give you such awesome stuff, that's well...awesome. (: Your house is looking amazing, really.

Hope to chat with you soon at work! Things are interesting there right now...oh, and I'm supposed to pester you about the card kit for this month. I will probably pester you again tomorrow. Blame Mike.

michelle said...

I am in love with all of your frames. And Bella's big girl bed looks so cute! That kitchen table was such a major find, I don't have the words for it. It looks SO cute with your redo!

Beatrix Kiddo said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! good job Jess. Your house looks 100 times better than those houses in "The Real Housewives of Orange County."
Seriously, have you ever seen those shows where they are super rich but the interior of their homes look like they have Walmart taste. You are one lucky girl.

Jinii said...

I am so impressed. I think you have such a great knack fro decorating. You take so many different things and put them together in such a beautiful way!

Anne said...

Oh my gosh, your house is gorgeous. You (and your mom) have INCREDIBLE style. I love the colors of your walls and your furniture. Love it,love it all!!

I'm afraid to move into my own place because I'd want it to look like yours, but I wouldn't even know where to start.

Jill said...

Your house is so cute it physically hurts, what a lucky girl you are. I love seeing all the little details.

Are you loving your new flat screen?

Denise said...

I love being to picture you in your surroundings! Everything looks so cute, it makes me want to take everything off of my walls and start all over again.

Unrelated, but please post more photos of Moosey! I'm having serious dog cravings.

mom said...

Even after seeing everything in person, the photos are GREAT! You do have the touch! I love it that my daughters have inherited the creative genes!

So, get ready to be Linda Giler's assistant!!!

Great compositions you created with the trophys from Philadelphia!

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