Update: Hallway Makeover

I updated the hallway! The hallway is very simple and clean. 

Vintage wooden crate and 1958 wire milk crate

Brown wicker chair spray-painted with Rust-Oleum's Heirloom White

Have a lovely week!

Last Minute Quick Trip to Coronado

Craig and I decided that we needed to get away for the weekend.  We had originally planned on Coronado, changed our minds, agreed on going to Las Vegas, then decided at the last minute that Coronado would be our destination instead.  

Kai was THRILLED at the news that we were going to the beach!

Here are some pictures from this last minute decision, quick trip to California! 

Kai and I

Kai enjoying a Jack in the Box Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Kai and Craig

Breakfast at the Marriott Resort and Spa

Kai just had to have this flower that we plucked for him outside the Hotel Del Coronado

Kai got to meet his cousin Harper!


Baked Dutch Babies

I am definitely trying out this recipe that I found on Pamela's site, inspiredbyfelicity.blogspot.comYou can view pictures of Pamela's yummy recipe here.  I will update this blog post with my pictures later this week! =-) Mmmmm!  Can't wait to try this!
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Our Side Table Before and After Makeover/ Hallway

I decided to get a little creative with our boring, black side table.  I painted it a cottage white, and gave it a pop of color with a red, floral knob from Anthropologie. These are the before and after photographs.
After: Side table painted white with bright drawer knob from Anthropologie
The Provence bench is from World Market (available, here, on sale now- as of 9/3/12)
*Note: the Provence bench does not have much support in the middle. My husband, Craig, had to add a 2x6 custom-fit board beneath it. 

Fun knobs I got from Anthropologie! I decided on the red, floral knob for this side table makeover.

After: brass knob replaced with knob from Anthropologie.

After: (I know, bad photo, bad lighting... I will try again later) Drawer interior painted blue



Kai's First Vacuum!

Kai, 3 yrs 4 mos old
Kai is fascinated with vacuum cleaners, so imagine how excited he was to get his very own Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner from Toys R' Us!  Kai "vacuumed" to his heart's delight for about 15 minutes!  Someday- hopefully, soon- he's going to be helping Mommy and Daddy clean around the house! =-)

Our Birdcage: Before and After Makeover

After: brown cage painted turquoise

Before (this great room is also in a long makeover process):  That's the cage in the far, right corner...