Monday, November 7, 2011

A Facelift & Some House Updates

My blog finally got a little makeover this weekend 
thanks to the sweet and lovely Brooke from Bright Wishes
I kinda gave her free reign as far as the design goes,
except that I wanted something clean and simple
And I think she delivered.

I'll be updating the about me & our family sections sometime this week :)

In other news, we've been checking things off of our
"to do before baby" list pretty regularly these days.
We had a bunch of small house and decorating projects
that we've been wanting to do for months
and there's nothing like a baby on the way to light a little fire under your butt.
It's hard to believe almost a year has gone by since we moved in to our first place.
My, how things have changed!

First up, our dining room.
If you remember months and months ago,
I gathered some inspiration for a plate wall.
It took a little while to form my collection
but I think it was worth the wait.

A close up of the plate wall
And the view of the dining room from the breakfast nook.
We would like to eventually add a buffet under the large wall mirror.

We added a couple end chairs to the dining room table.
The chairs are from Pier One and I love how the compliment the colors
in our Pottery Barn rug.
I'm thinking of possibly continuing the plate wall theme
in that empty space on the wall on the right.
What do you think?

Tomorrow I'll share some living room updates.
It took us almost a year, but we finally have some furniture in there!


Liesl said...

Your blog makeover, plate wall and dining room look just lovely and so full of charm and character! Can't wait to see the living room!

Liesl :)

Sarah said...

I love those plates! What a cute way to show them off!

Natalie said...

Love the look of your new blog! And your plate wall is gorgeous! So neat to see the progress!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

i love the new look!! AND your plate wall is ahhmazing! v cute. xoxo jillian:: shabbly apple giveaway!

The Southland Life said...


Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Your home looks amazing! And I'm lovin' the new blog look! Great job!

skippysays said...

The plate collection looks awesome and was totally worth waiting for! Love those chair too :)

Megan said...

lovee the blog makeover! looks fantastic! I LOVE brooke. obviously. and your house is so so lovely. can i move in? kthanksbye.

Marian said...

Love the new look!! I think I'm gonna have to do some Winter cleaning on mine as well:)

And the plate walk looks fabulous!! You did great:)

Nancy said...

Everything looks beautiful!

la petite coquine said...

The blog looks beautiful, and so does your dining room! I just love the plate wall!

Jamie said...

I LOVE the plates! Great job :)

CMae said...

Love your plate wall, was it hard to do? did you hang em with those plate hanger spring things?