Friday, July 16, 2010

Bright, fun find...

This fun set of furniture just totally caught my eye. Say what you want about Walmart, but I am loving this set. The three piece set includes a desk, printer stand and bookcase for just $99. Aaaaaand, the glass tops come in lots of fun colors. Yep, I love it. Now, all I have to do is figure out how to convince Mr. W that we need it. :)

[I also love the rug, bins and overall styling in these photos.]

Let's take a closer look at this wonderfulness...

[This little table would look great pretty much office, living room, bedroom, etc.]

[This bookshelf is amazing too...kind of looks like the little sister to my CB2 bookcase. :)]

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Design Star play along | episode three...

The episode three challenge on Design Star was to design a patio space using musical instruments as the inspiration. It took me a while to figure out what to write about this one, because the only thing I knew is that this without a doubt would have been the week I was sent home if I was really on the show.

There were certainly parts of the men's space that were not my favorite...

But frankly, if I had been on the show, I would have had a panic attack at the very mention of the challenge. And probably would have had a small seizure every time someone said "harmonious."

See, I love listening to music. But I have absolutely no musical talent. Yes, I know, they didn't have to play instruments, just use them as inspiration. But really, it's that bad.

When I was in college, I took an online music class that was, according to everyone I knew, "the easiest class ever." The second assignment was to listen to a musical piece and pick out the instruments playing and describe how they made me feel. I had to drop the class.

Seriously, I could hardly pick out any instruments and everything just made me feel nervous and panicked because I am just not good at that kind of thing. I knew then that my GPA [and mental health] were both going to suffer if I stayed in the class.

Anyways, when I heard this challenge on Design Star, my very first thought was how much of an idiot I would have looked like if I was on the show and couldn't even name the instruments. Ahhhh! I can't even pretend to play along and come up with things I would have done differently, since I know I really just would have freaked out. So, until the next episode, feel free to look back at my ideas for episodes one and two.

Or better yet, check out Trent's awesome portfolio at HGTV or his website.

Relaxing room designed by Trent via HGTV

Saturday, July 10, 2010

One week...

My beautiful, smart, incredible, all-around wonderful sister is due in just one week. I could not be more excited for my sister and brother-in-law. And, of course, to meet my new little nephew!

In honor of the occasion, here is a random sister story for you...

When I was in fourth grade, we had an assignment to write about the top ten biggest and most exciting moments of our lives. Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but when I was that age [9 or 10 years old], I really hadn't had that many overly exciting moments. I mean, my life was great, but other than some big family vacations, I didn't have too many thrilling things to write about.

So, my list of ten exciting moments included at least at few that were primarily about my sister. For example, when she got her first driver's license. It made the list because it meant she could drive me places, but mostly because when things are really exciting for her, they are really exciting for me.

However, my teacher disagreed and said that I hadn't done the assignment correctly. To this day, I stand by my list. And in fact, even though the top ten moments of my life have gotten a lot more exciting over the years...I would have to say, my sister having her baby will certainly make the updated list.