Friday, August 29, 2008

Drum Roll Please

TIP JUNKIE FANS! I RECENTLY HAD MY PARENTS OVER TO HELP ME UN-PACK and DECORATE. SO I ALREADY HAD THIS POST PUT TOGETHER! SCROLL THROUGH THE PIX. I HAVE EACH OF MY FAVORITES LISTED AFTER EACH PIC!

It is finished.. Ok, maybe not FINISHED.. but for the most part.. the Decorator Prison part... It is finished because my parents are on a plane back to SLC right now thankful that they were able to leave this place! They worked long and hard... and I think we made 8 trips to Target (you think I am joking?) But, it is finished, fabulous, and it makes me feel like I am home. So, I am ready to post the pix. Really, you won't see TOO many new things, but there ARE a few TREASURES that I have purchased.. I will point them out. But, if you have seen my home before, especially if you have BEEN IN my home before, nothing will come as a shock to you. I just find it delightful, really, that all my things even if just moved around a TINSY bit can still look great. I love it.

Mom and Dad, I owe you... BIG TIME. Thank you for all of your hard work.. trips to Target and company this week. Next time you come out, I PROMISE, we will have a LOT more fun! Now, drum roll please.

This is my favorite view... This is me, sitting in my chair... my blogging chair... It is my favorite view because I can see so many things I love. I love my Christus.. purchased in Israel almost 17 years ago. (Yuck, I can't believe I just said that) I have my favorite picture up on the wall. (I bought it at Tai Pan) My mother in law made me the Topiary for our first home, and I have had that rooster clock FOREVER.. I don't know, these things just feel like home to me, they just make me happy......
This is my view to the right of the blogging chair... Those pictures on my wall? Aren't they CUTE? I have had them forever too! They were purchased at Kmart, and they were $15 bucks a piece. Awesome. Since I have had them for 6 years, that is $2.50 per year in amortized value. I think they were worth it. I still love them. See my Tai Pan bucket? In the cubbie? I love that too. My mom bought it for me for Christmas, because she knew how I coveted it. It took me a while to get it to my home. I had to wait until I could drive it. Some of you will notice a NEW PURCHASE! See that beauty? That basket, or whatever it is, that has a white geranium plant in it? Well, I LOVE IT, and I bought it without a seconds of hesitation because I knew it was a must have piece. I found it at Pier One. It was $29, but on clearance for $19. You wouldn't have hesitated either. (The books next to it are my My Publisher Books) The other thingy on the wall that arched thingy was also purchased at Pier one 8 years ago... It was $20 as well. So, that amortized over 8 years is also $2.50.. well worth the purchase. You know, at the time in our newlywed life, that was allota dough.. I am happy to see it put to good use.

Here is the view from my blogging chair straight ahead... That is the front hallway, you can see the cones that Heidi mentioned in my comments.. she is an observant one.. What? You noticed they aren't brown anymore? Yeah, that is what a can of spray paint will do for you. Oh, you actually want to SEE the blogging chair? Well, as Amy pointed out, it is a chair we have had forever, that has been recovered.





Here is my dad performing amazing acts of heroism... and his trusty side kick K-lo. See those stylish glasses he is sporting? Is he an electrician? No, but being a Chemist/Physics/Engineer type person makes him think he can do anything... And, he can. He is great with a level too. :) Thanks Dad. (Don't worry, I took the shackles off of BOTH of them before they left.. I didn't want them to get strange looks at the airport. The final result?

I only have one set of drapes up... but, here is the other wall.




Remember that FABULOUS, INCREDIBLE, wall plaque that I found at Pier One? Well, here is is in all of its glory. I love it. It is perfect in our front hallway. It was also on clearance. The retail heavens were shining upon me.


And finally, my bedroom. When I walk in, I feel.. peace.... As you may have heard before, my bedroom is NEVER clean, unless I am hostessing an EVENT. So, here is your one and only look..





Dreamy eh? Check out the garden of Eden outside my window... That is probably the best part of my room. My one new addition is the tall grass sitting in my window.. Target.. now.. if you want one, go get one.


It is a great addition. I hope you enjoyed the tour of our home. I am so thrilled to have it all put together. I couldn't have done it without my parents.. Now, COME and see it for YOURSELF! Guests are always welcome!


PS- My mom and I are available for DECORATING ON A DIME consultations... First come, first served!


29 comments:

the MomBabe said...

ooh, pretty. I love the floors in the front room!

Lindsey said...

Great mombabe.. the ONE thing I didn't have any control over. :)

♥Shally said...

Looks great!

Now you can take in a BIG sigh of relief!!

I love it when a house feels finished..

Wait, I don't think I really know how that feels...

Dang.

♥Shally said...

Looks great!

Now you can take in a BIG sigh of relief!!

I love it when a house feels finished..

Wait, I don't think I really know how that feels...

Dang.

Melissa-Mc said...

Wow, you've been busy. Everything looks great!

Anne said...

OK, I know you give all the credit to your mom, but I know better. You could even work wonders with a crappy college apartment bedroom. So that begs the question... can I create a little decorators paradise for you to enjoy in my home? I promise all the best cupcakes I can find if you can work a little magic here. I SUCK at this! I LOVE seeing other people's beautifully decorated homes. So fun! And congratulations!
...Sorry about the lack of blogging. I'm in a funk. Be back soon!

danandjulee said...

Looks great! Will you come to my house/prison? We've lived here for over a year, and I still have framed items on the floor, leaning against the walls. Oh yeah, and boxes of decor that I've picked up all over the world that I need to find spots for. Help!!!

gab said...

I thought it looked "done" last month! My mother-in-law always helps me with my home decor projects...it's great to have company that comes to WORK!

Abby Runyan said...

You have the cutest house I LOVE it. I was so fun to meet you yestereday. I so excited about the co-op and getting to be with fun people and sharing ideas. Jaxon is so stickin cute.

Natalie said...

Linds! Good job! When are you coming over? I have shackles ready and waiting for you in MY decorator prison:)! Beautifully done. Kudos to your mama and papa. They must be so sweet! And keep posting please. You're right about the lack of posting going on. I'm guilty as charged...

Natalie said...

can i call you linds? SORRY!

jessica said...

Are your parents into adoption?

Seriously....WOW!!!! Your place looks fabulous! I love your deals! I am so excited to go to tai pan next month while I am in Utah. I am purposely packing light just so that I'll have room to bring stuff back!

Penny said...

It looks great! It looks like a model home!! I have been in my house for almost 2 years and haven't done much to it! I need help!!

Bridget said...

Youre house looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. I feel like I know you so much better know. I love that you think amortized value for those pics. I do the same thing to figure out if something is worth the money.

Leah said...

I have lived here for 5 years and you have accomplished more than me in your wee time being in AZ. You are the woman!!! Love the curtains in the dining room and all of your colors. Bedroom is gorgeous. You go girl!!!

Pineapple Princess said...

If your house was decorator prison last month, I am in solitary confinement.


Looks beautiful. I might have to come over and see it in person. So when is the next blog party?

Laurie said...

OK, one day a million years from now when we finally sell our house, you are totally going to help me decorate!! So fab! And I'm cracking up that anywhere in Arizona someone would refer to anything as a "garden of Eden"!!!!

abbyandcompany said...

Love-Eh-LEE.

You know where to find me if I ever want to stop living out of boxes.

Heidi said...

First of all, 18 comments!?! You are a ROCK STAR!! A rock star with a house to prove it. It is gorgeous!! I love it all. I definitely need a decorating on a dime consultant here. It would be especially great if that consultant could find all my pieces for me.

i'm kelly said...

it's absolutely gorgeous!

Jeanelle said...

Okay, I absolutely love the red couch and the fantastic plaid pillow on it. I'm coveting those things and your fabulous wood floors. Your home is beautiful and also looks comfortable and homey. So happy for you...

Kenny and Linsey said...

You need your own show on TLC - Amortized Finds or something a bit more catchy. Everything looks gorgeous!!

Ilene said...

Oh, I know exactly how you feel. Home isn't home until YOUR stuff surrounds you.

I love a good deal. TJ Maxx is a good friend of mine.

Lindsay said...

OHHHHHH, so beautiful, but I'm not surprised, you have talent (and your mom and dad, too). What a pretty place! It makes me miss you to see all of your things somewhere else...

Sarah said...

i adore the headboard in your bedroom. where did you get it?

Amy said...

Your house is beautiful! I'm going to have to get busy taking photos of my favorites now, I think this is a great idea! I love your red couch and that poppy print is gorgeous!

Kendra said...

Everything is beautiful! Catalog worthy!

Shanda said...

That wall plaque is just too dang FABULOUS! I need one...

Jill said...

Hi I came over here from Tip Junkie. I LOVE your bedroom!! I was just thinking today how Our room is always the dump station of the house. Our house is usually in pretty good shape but it never fails that our bedroom is a disaster.

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