Wednesday, February 29, 2012

thankful

the thing i love about
parenthood
is they always wrap up their season
with a nice little bow

there's no "what ifs"
and
everyone is happy


i'm thankful for that

i also love how beautiful the sets are
the lighting, the interiors, the exteriors
all beautiful

i'm thankful for that too :)

what a great show
i cry in nearly every episode.

happy day! -e

Monday, February 27, 2012

save the date

here's my design for
my dad's birthday
save the date card

the design before

the design after

dad didn't like 
the fact that his dog, tucker
wasn't fluffy

i took care of that for him :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

melting my heart

quite often
my kids just kill me
(the good way)
and 
i can't help but
brag a little

cooper brought this home 
from kindergarten last week

i got a good cry
over this one :)

"i love my sistr"

"i love Dan eand Mom"
(i love that it's "dan" instead of "dad")

"i love love my dog"

"i love my gramdpa"

"i love my frogr"

"cooper"

that made my day

what have your kids done
that have melted your heart?

happy thursday! -e 


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

in the right light


sometimes
in the right light

don't 
HATE
my wood trim

but 
i still 
can't wait to paint it
CREAMY WHITE

and

the 
tanny-yellow 
walls
will
be painted 
too

:) e

Monday, February 20, 2012

breakfast in bed


this morning reilly and coop
woke me with with
breakfast in bed

they made jelly toast (with butter) 
and
a cup of coffee with hazelnut creamer
(starbuck's k-cup in the keurig)

daddy was at work
so this was all on their own
(that made me a little nervous)
but they pulled if off

needless to say
i'm one weepy proud mama today

after i finished the jelly toast
the kids informed me
originally there was 2 pieces of toast
but
the dog snatched the other piece
off the plate

ick.

have a great president's day!
-e

Friday, February 17, 2012

friday favorite

there are so many amazing etsy artists

(hands down) dilly pad is one of my new favs
and
i've been thinking about
these little wall sculptures
non-stop for days

feast your eyes 





i need to save my pennies
as
i want to order everything in the shop

you can buy your own
at
dilly pad on etsy

have a great presidents weekend friends!



my rhino


i thought i'd
introduce you to
horny

the 
rhino

and my
opo-pus
plate

max says opo-pus
instead of octopus

that makes me
laugh

still working on a post
for my nearly completed
dining room


this was a sneak peek :)


happy friday!
xoxo - erin

(horny via zgallerie & opo-pus via anthropologie)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

doing a little happy dance

did you ever walk into a store
with the intention of buy one thing
but 
found a screaming deal
and lost your mind all together
and
walked out with said screaming deal
and not the intended item?

ya,
i did that yesterday
at pottery barn
architect's smart technology table lamp - $199 at pottery barn
i guess the brass version is discontinued
and
my local pottery barn "found" two in the back
unpacked them that morning and i snatched one up 
and brought her home
 she's gorgeous right?
and
she weighs a TON

this won't be her permanent spot
i have big plans for her in my office
that is
when i finally kick the kids playroom to the basement
and claim the playroom as my office
so until then, she'll reside
next to my favorite z gallerie leather chair
a perfect place for reading & watching the bachelorette
i know
that show is awful, but i can't stop watching
and
that courtney is bat-sh*t crazy
LOVE IT!
 so instead of picking up a gallery frame
for the amazing print my hubby gave me for christmas
i brought home her brassy goodness
and totally forgot to even look at the frames

 and the very best part
is
she was 75% off!
heck yes!
how lucky am i?
hope you're having a great day!

xoxo - erin


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

how i make it through the looooong afternoon


from the point
coop gets off the kindergarten bus
until dan 
comes home
from 
work

i need a little help.

thank you
keurig

and 

starbucks
french roast dark k-cups



and 

hazelnut creamer


and 

ice


your faithful and grateful consumer,
erin

family party


for every birthday
we have a simple little family party

you know 
before the big PARRRR-TAY!

max
aka
monster max
aka
unkie
got a adorable monster cake

loved it!

(granny sent the beloved chuggington hat)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

happy valentine's day lovebug!

hope all of you get a chance to celebrate
valentine's day with someone special

be it
your sweetie
or
your munchkin/s

tonight dan will cooking
he lost our super bowl bet
so
he's the chef for the evening!


in honor of heart day
i thought i'd share max's
school valentines
(he goes to the goddard school two 1/2 days a week to 
give momma a little break & a chance to get work done)



 lovebugs via oriental trading

happy valentine's day bloggy friends!
xoxo - erin


Monday, February 13, 2012

skoots and cuddles gets a little political


if you can't see the above video
here's a link

this is NOT a political blog
however
i am a political person

i keep those views to myself
and 
only my family/friends have to put up 
with that side of me
i tend to get worked-up and rant-y

for years i supported domestic partnerships
didn't see how it was different from marriage

i thought marriage (by definition) was for
a man and a woman

my views have changed
that doesn't happen a lot

maureen walsh from walla walla, washington
she set me straight

bravo maureen! 
now i understand.

Friday, February 10, 2012

an inspiring space, my dream home & a sale alert

what does this space say to me?

beautiful

organized

creative

his space + her space

perfect balance

LOVE

IT 

ALL

do you share a home office space?
how do you make it beautiful yet functional?
(image via pinterest)


also
if i had 1.19 million dollars
this is where i would live
go to hooked on houses today 
to see more photos of this fantastic barn (built in 1872) 
that was converted into a home 

i'm outta here 
i need some coffee
and 
an english muffin.
bye for now.
-erin

one more thing
SALE ALERT
this adorable lamp for $39
from land of nod 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

valentine project number one

here's a peek at
cooper's school valentines

i'm sure all his kindergarten friends
will love a big smooch from their buddy!
more fun valentine ideas to come!

muah - erin

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

things i want (scratch that) NEED to do

get a fancy-brassy bar cart
via

get a weekend reservation at girl & the goat
(i try & try... to no avail... booo!)

http://www.girlandthegoat.com/

add some wallpaper to my home
via
have an outdoor dinner party
via
start painting again
via

learn to bake/decorate a cake
via

or maybe just forget all that stuff
and just hang with these guys


that seems like a plan :)
(but i wish i could do it all)

xoxo -erin

Monday, February 6, 2012

switch-a-roo... can light to pendant light

for awhile now i've wanted to hang to pendant lights
over my kitchen island
only problem
i didn't want to hire a electrician

and it seemed complicated to do it myself
(or have my husband do it himself)

it wasn't

dan & i picked up two conversion kits
from home depot for $10 each



i probably could have done the handy-work myself
luckily, i didn't have to
dan did all the heavy lifting

and he transformed this...


to this...





dan tends to dislike electric work
this project went extremely smoothly

like i said, given a few tips from my husband,
i probably could have handled it myself

the instructions were very clear
and the swap-out process was hiccup-free!

hope you're having a great monday!
xoxo - erin