Dressing mirror installed.....
Vanity almost done....glazing getting done tomorrow!
Mirror got put into closet
2nd floor window being framed
Front tower/entrance, from 2nd floor
Outdoor patio/fireplace is done! Wanted to take more pics, but thats when my camera died!
Finally top of front door is being finished!
Mini subways considering for laundry room backsplash
Laundry room completed except for backsplash
Might do mini bricks on backsplash since I have some left over!
Love the wire on the cabinets....
Ta dah! Loving my backsplash
Honed beveled very large/oversized....exactly as I had envisioned!!
These white hydrangea and red roses arrangement will work beautifully with my nutcrackers!
I also got two vases of gorgeous pink roses!! They smell heavenly.....
Got these beautiful orchids!! Perfect on my console in the kitchen...
And this fun tote filled with all kinds of yummy treats, way too many but I am not complaining!
Sorry but camera ran out at this point.....but suffice to say lots of wonderful thoughtful gifts! Thank you to all my friends and family!
The brothers at work, you have to admire anyone who makes a career out of making chocolate!
AN INSPIRING POST FROM A FELLOW BLOGGER. Last week and in general, I haven't been feeling the spirit as I normally do, much to my chagrin. Think mostly because of the stress I have been dealing with both with the house and with a sick relative and trying to help out on that end. I mean me, the one who goes all out with her decor, the one who cannot visit enough Christmas displays and must see every one, at least once, the one who dreams of becoming one of those little people in the perfect idyllic Christmas village scenes. Well I stumbled across a post which so moved me about the spirit of the holiday and ways to subtly get in the spirit. I felt like her post was talking directly to me. I wanted to share it because I think it was so beautifully and poignantly expressed. Thank you Suzanne from Privet and Holly.
Please click here to see the post.
A TRULY INSPIRING STORY. I found out about this blog through 3 peanuts and though I didnt' expect to start my day (which started at a very early 4:43 this morning) crying like a baby,but they were tears of joy and total awe. You must visit this blog and read about this unbelievable story of an American who has two adopted daughters from China and after being on the path to adopt a third, for years, they are presented with a situation of a 9 year old girl having lived in an orphanage since 2 who was found on the streets literally on fire. You can read the rest on her blog but they finally met (picture below) and it became official yesterday. AMAZING STORY whose spirit will stay with me this entire day. You must stop by and say hello...its truly remarkable in every way. Cami is a lucky little girl!
Click here to visit Casadealegria.
TORY BURCH JEWELRY. Kind of hard to move from a story like that to something frivolous like jewelry but it is the holidays and its all about beauty, both in the human spirit and in fun things like gifts! I am a big fan of all things Tory Burch, have lots of her clothes in my closet and really love the modern take on traditional classics (exactly how I like to dress when not in yoga pants)! I am really liking her jewelry line and must admit I have been so out of it, that I wasn't even aware of its launch until quite recently. But I received a great bracelet as a gift and have since "investigated" and really love what I see, its a natural progression for someone who has done so well with her clothing line and the jewelry like her clothing, is modern but classic. Here are a few pieces I think that look great and will certainly stand the test of time.
The bracelet I was given (thanks C)!!
These are fun, could see these in the summer with an all white outfit!
This is a classic look
Love this, great colors for fall/winter
A great cuff is a must have!
Wishing you a wonderful day!!!!