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I’m Back!

November 9, 2014

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I’m back! I’m no longer designing blogs & websites on the side anymore. The side business has completely taken over my life and you can imagine why the last time I blogged was last year. I have so many other dreams I’d like to accomplish since I’m not getting younger. Who knows…I’ll open another business in the future. For now it’s not for me anymore. I need time for myself, my husband, family & friends….and the blog too!

I’m excited for this new chapter of my life!

P.S. Is anyone still blogging? I’d love to hear from you.

Home Decor

DIY: Yellow Chairs with Polka Dots & Zebra Print!

September 10, 2013

We were up in Seattle for a family reunion earlier this summer. While we were there we went through my grandma’s stuff at my aunt & uncle’s. It’s been 2 years since she passed away and we needed to go through her stuff to figure out what we all wanted to keep. I knew I wanted these chairs that she and my grandpa had. As much as I love the wood as it is, I wanted to spray paint them yellow. We chose Rust-Oleum Sun Yellow (Gloss). I didn’t want to sand them since I have no patience when it comes to sanding. So because we didn’t sand it, we used Rust-Oleum white spray paint & primer in 1 (satin).

Next was finding the perfect fabric. The old fabric had to go…no offense to my grandma! We went to a local fabric store and we didn’t find anything good so we went to JoAnn’s and came across the zebra fabric. I was surprised that Tyler liked it. He insisted we go with it. My eyes refused to stop looking, I secretly wanted to find something better and right then I saw this fabric with polka dots that were the perfect size! It reminded me of Elsie’s yellow chairs with polka dots. I knew I wanted this! Tyler wasn’t going to give up his zebra fabric so we agreed to do both to mix things up. I’m so happy with how they turned out and I love them. They are really comfortable to sit on.

Home Decor

Dining Room Wall Collage

September 9, 2013

It took me ONE year to finally finish the wall collage with the frames I bought from Cut It Out Already. I wanted the pictures to show color and incorporate some of our favorite things: water, beach, and our hometown Seattle. Now it’s done! It’s just perfect for everyone to see when they first come in our house.

(starting at left top: Seaside, engagement picture of me & Tyler, personal picture taken of an orange tree in CA, personal picture of me & Cheerio, LA Palm Trees, Bubble Mountains, Pastel Beach, Oregon Coast, silhouette of Cheerio, Tulum, Summer House, Seattle Pike Place Market)