Home for Christmas!

Home for Christmas!

J came home for Christmas! Though it was for only a few days, we made the best of it. Family, friends, time in nature, shopping together, a little bit of down time … M could hardly contain her excitement when she saw J walking toward us in the airport. Such a special bond these two have!   M helped J cut Haize and Maya’s nails. I don’t do nearly the job that he does. Such a normal moment but so special.   M got a really nice camera for Christmas. I’m excited to see what she does with it!   Andy & Krisa hosted a dinner party on Christmas night for J and included the Gibbs family. So fun. J & his babies. Family   Last minutes together in Ohio   Flying back to Texas together for New...
Natural Wood and White Washing

Natural Wood and White Washing

I love the rustic farmhouse feel, even if our house won’t be a ‘farmhouse’ per se. I also like NON-mixy-matchy. Here are a few pins I found lately with lots of natural wood, white and whitewashed wood. Love old with new, rustic with luxurious. photo credit: http://www.homedit.com/20-architectural-details-stand-ceiling/ photo...
White Kitchens

White Kitchens

I told J I’d really like some of our kitchen cabinets to have windows. He sent me the following pin from Pinterest this morning. OMG, yes! We are so on the same page! He likes the dark floors and the backlights in the cabinets. I told him I didn’t typically like floors super dark but this works well together. Instead of stainless countertops, we’ll go for concrete which will draw in the gray.   photo credit: http://remainsimple.us/post/71445460341 Here are a few others I like, at least parts of. photo credit: http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-inspiration-month-day-20.html photo credit: https://www.pinterest.com/apttherapy/ photo credit: http://www.lizmarieblog.com/2014/02/favorite-things-friday-50/ More inspiration on my Kitchen Inspiration Board on Pinterest...
Exterior Color Palette

Exterior Color Palette

J and I have been talking about our home’s exterior color palette. We are going to side it in metal like we did our garage/apartment but my choose a different color. I suggested an olive green color. We will also use stone on the fireplace (shown on exterior) as well as the face of the garage. He sent me these colors. Bravo J!...
Ditch for Electric Dug

Ditch for Electric Dug

And we’ve done it again! Second ditch for electric is dug. Guys just need to lay conduit and string through it so the electric company can tie it in to the current...