Under Contract

8.30.2010

Well, it's official. We made an offer on the house and they accepted. We couldn't be more excited. Their timeline worked perfectly with ours. We are planning to close in May- so it will be around the time that Michael finishes here and Birmingham.
.
One fun note--- I have many childhood memories from playing at this house. They have a daughter that's my age and we were friends growing up. The house has been in their family for two generations and they are excited that it's now going to be a part of my family.
.
My wheels are turning with the things that I want to do {over time}. I am looking forward to sharing this process with you.
.

Everyday Life

8.24.2010

Sorry for my lack of posts lately. We've been busy with just the things of everyday life :: grocery shopping, Church, lunch with friends, laundry, trips to Mississippi, changing diapers, morning strolls, etc. I promise to be back to blogging soon.
.
Love this beautiful breakfast nook. Wish I was sitting there now while catching up on blogs over my morning coffee.
.

House Hunting

8.18.2010

We moved to Birmingham a little over four years ago when Michael finished medical school so that he could do his residency at UAB. It's hard to believe that the long road of residency is coming to an end. We've loved our time here and it was such a hard decision once it came down to do we stay in Birmingham or do we move back home to Mississippi? After much thought and prayer.... we will be moving back home to Mississippi. We'll probably move next June, so we've started our search for a new home there.
.
One of my dear designed obsessed friend sent me this house yesterday. It {somewhat} resembles the one that we've been looking at and I loved to see the changes that this house went through. It's a lot of photos--- but you need to see the before and afters. My wheels are turning....
.

Comfortable Glamour

8.13.2010

I just can't quit looking at this beautiful kitchen designed by {and belonging to} Melanie Turner in the newest issue of Veranda. It has already made its way into my 'one day file'.
.
*via Limestone & Boxwoods via Veranda

Tracery in Food & Wine

8.09.2010

Love the vintage feel of this new Alabama lake house kitchen designed by Tracery Interiors.
.
The combo of the stained walnut legs and white Carrera tops is just beautiful. So are the plank walls, reclaimed wood floors, and open shelves. I could go on and on...
.
**photos by Jean Allsopp

3 Things

8.06.2010

I've been catching up on my magazine reading this week. Three things that I've seen that I have loved:
.
1. Seeing Rachel on the cover of G&G. As well as her two page spread inside. Congrats, Rachel!
.
.
2. This wall covering by Weitzner Limited. It has a linen surface with a backing that attracts magnets. I think I would like to use this somewhere in my next house--- maybe in a playroom or somewhere in the kitchen.

3. Another item on my kitchen list--- one of this vintage mason jars. I always see them at flea markets and wonder what I could do with one or two or a few. Now I will pick up one and use it as a soap dispenser for my kitchen sink. Love the vintage zinc lid. Just add a soap dispenser pump ($3.75; onedreamdesign.com).

Lil' Hoot

8.05.2010

I came across this precious stuffed owl on Etsy while searching local Birmingham Etsy shop owners (I like that you can search by location).
.
I think I may have to make one for Collins' nursery using some leftover
Amy Butler fabric that I have in my stash.

And speaking of sewing projects--- look at these precious monogrammed seersucker swim trunks that my mom made for Collins yesterday.

We found out that his girlfriend Olivia has been hanging poolside back in Mississippi--- so we had to get him prepared for his next visit home!

Vaughan Designs

8.04.2010

I recently received an email from Alicia with Vaughan Designs--- introducing me to their company. I thought that I would share a few of my favorites with you from their site.
.
Bathroom Rectangular Wall Light
..
.

Girona Hanging Shade

. Portofino Mirror



And I saved my favorite for last. Their hand embroidered linen fabrics. Oh so pretty. Would love to use one of these in my home.
. .