Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Media Consoles

We have a debate going on in our house & that is 'where to put the TV'.  Our TV currently is behind closed doors in the cabinet which I like because you can close it off.  My husband wants a new bigger TV.  We both aren't fans of mounting the TV above the fireplace for various reasons, so the other option is to use a media console.  Here are a few options:


Stein World Consoles

via Emily A. Clark

And a great option & my favorite, but a little pricey:
Another option would be to check out Craigslist & get out the paint brush.  Here are a few options:

Campaign Dresser

Cincinnati Craigslist $50
Cincinnati Craigslist....$30

So what do you like? Would you paint & recycle an existing piece of furniture or buy new?  I think I'll paint.  If you are in the market for a new stand, click here for some useful info.

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Loving the Look

Are you loving this look?

Click here for the above picture's tutorial.  I am loving my version & no sewing involved!!

Don't laugh....lol

Happy Friday & enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Spring is only 9 weeks away.   My bulbs are getting ready! :)

And to think spring even more, I send you these today:

Brian & Katie Wedding

Brian & Katie Wedding

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Baby Bookcase

A while ago, I was at my favorite goodwill & found this campaign desk & coordinating hutch at the 50% off furniture sale. 

I really had no use for the hutch so I asked my friend if her son & daughter-in-law would be interested since I knew they were expecting their first child.  That family is very creative & I knew they would make it look great.  Here is 1 more 'before' pic:

And the 'after' pic.  A little bit of paint & sawed off the bottom. Love it & the stripes on the wall.

Great job Mike & Genna.   And congrats on the new baby that is almost here!
Happy Monday!

Linking up to:

Friday, January 6, 2012

More Chevron

A note of thanks to Emily @ 'A Well Dressed Home' for her heads up on the new finds at Target.  I was able to pick up 2 of these for my lamps in the family room & they look great.

A few of the other items in the line:

Wishing you a fun, relaxing weekend.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Holiday Finds

With all of the hustle & bustle of the holiday shopping, we still managed to find a few bargains.  Especially, our trip to the Gap Outlet in KY.  I've talked about this place before & it's not like the Gap Outlets at the large outdoor outlet centers. This is the Gap Outlet Clearance Center & you just never know what you will find. I am assuming these are clearanced shoes from their Piperlime site.  We had a 25% off coupon that day too......we had a great time! :). On to our finds:

Vince Camuto riding boot

Breckelle riding boot
Chinese Laundry cognac boots
Banana Republic Monogram black dress 

That's about it for the Gap Outlet!!

  We did receive a house job gift & can't wait for it to be installed in our master bath.

Lowe's Moen Faucet

 Our other gift to us from the kids is Alvin.

Happy Thursday!

Sunday, January 1, 2012


A big CONGRATS to University of Cincinnati football team! They won the Liberty Bowl yesterday beating Vanderbilt. We had an awesome time tailgating & watching the game.
Happy New year!