Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kelly over at has a new installment of Show us where you live Friday. This one for me will be a little different - this one for me will be show us where your sister lives. My sister Allison and my brother in law Brad are patiently awaiting the arrival of their first baby due on June 19th. The room is finally just about complete so I thought I would share a few photos. I guess it can count a little towards me since I was the one who found the bedding and some of the decorative accents. Oh, and the wall color too! HA!
This is the view from when you walk into the room. Wall color is Benjamin Moore Ylang Ylang from the Aura Collection.

Look at those cute little pick up trucks on the radiator. Brad has been collecting them for years and finally has a reason to put them to good use!

The curtains in the room were made by my very talented Mother. A lot of cursing went into those valances, HA

Over in the little alcove, we found these prints from . We thought they were perfect and a great punch of color.

Here is the changing table area with pictures of their other "baby" ~ Tucker.

The bedding came from as well as the painting. Posh Tots have been the best to work with and so accomodating to all our special requests. If you look really close, you will see that the license plate says COOPER.

Here is a close up of the bedding - Isn't it the cutest thing ever?

And of course, no baby with the middle name "Fenway" room would be complete with at least one old Red Sox sign. I found this on ebay and thought it went with the vintage feel of the room wonderfully.

This post would not be finished without a gratuitous shot of momma-to-be....

So there you have it. Now we just have to wait for Cooper to make his debut.

22 Days and counting!

Tablescape Thursday

Over at has been doing something fun called Tablescape Thursdays. I am a very new reader to her blog, but I wanted to add my own little tablescape that I did recently. This was from a Mexican Dinner Party we did at Casa Jen & Joe.

And here is one from Thanksgiving last year:

Thanks for taking a peek! Be sure to go back to and take a look at all the fabulous posters tablescapes!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Show us where you live Friday - Dining Rooms

This is our dining room as a 'pre-before'. We haven't even begun to overhaul our dining room yet. I am imagining in the future possibly a bay window in place of the two windows, or perhaps even french doors out to a flagstone patio. I can also visualize some built in shelves to show off my collection of white serving pieces.

Here is the dining room still as a "current before" (i.e. We've spruced it up a little bit to make me happy, but it obviously doesn't even hold a candle to what I want it to look like as an end result.) I loved the colorful chairs that I had in there, but since re-doing my living room which opens up to the dining room, I had to put them in my new kitchen. They majorly clashed with the fabrics and colors in there and they look like they belong in their new home around the kitchen table.

This photo was taken during our Christmas Party.

Here are a couple photos from the Thanksgiving last year

And also for my husbands Birthday Brunch last year:

The little sideboard comes in handy, but I can't wait to really have built ins that will hold all my serving pieces.

Here is the dining room dressed in its Spanish best for Mexican Mastalski Night ~ October 2008

Well hopefully within the next year or so I can update with some fabulous new "After" shots. But for now, hope you enjoyed the tour!

And We're Off.... Massachusetts this weekend to visit these two squirrels:

Whom recently shared some of the best news I've heard in a while- that they are expecting! Baby Soja will be arriving some time mid October and we couldn't be happier.

Jen brings out my "drinking" side, since I only find myself kicking back more than a few when I am with her. Of course, with the baby news means no more of this for awhile for the two of us:

But with our upcoming vacation to Cape Cod together, it will mean alot of this:

We are looking forward to a Memorial Day Weekend full of relaxation, good friends and lots of memories (or mischief) to be made.

Hope everyone has a Happy Memorial Day 2009!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day!

I hope everyone has a fabulous day! Wish we could be in Cape Cod right now where this photo was taken!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Show us where you live Friday - Living Room

Kelly over at is doing it again ths week with show us where you live Friday. So here is my living room in my new home.

View from the Front Doorway:

View from the Dining Room:

New sideboard from Home Goods. Pretty much everything I own comes from that store!

With all this dreary weather we have been having (Day 9 of rain!) I had to put some summertime touches out.

Here is a "before" photo:

And now onto the Family Room:

Ever since we went to Arizona, I had to do a little Cowboy theme in that room! The red walls are Benjamin Moore "Confederate Red" it is the BEST red that I have ever had!

Christmas time in the Family Room

My prized posessions, LOL.... autographed pictures from the actors of "A Christmas Story". We went to Cleveland over Thanksgiving and went to the real house and met them! SO FUN!

Thanks for taking a peek at my home!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Corn on the Cob Cupcakes

I have been busy all week getting little things ready for our Mothers Day BBQ this Sunday. I found this picture and I think I will try to re-create for dessert. How cute are these? Especially with the yellow starburst as a pat of butter!?!?

Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Trains, Planes & Toys...Thank Goodness for Little Boys!

Well I am finally able to sit down and post some photos from the baby shower last weekend. My sister Allison is about 33 weeks along with a little boy and we can't wait for this little peanut to arrive! Everyone is getting more and more anxious for him to be born and we can't wait to meet him! My mom and I hosted a baby shower for Allison last Saturday afternoon and she received such generous and wonderful gifts from everyone!

Here are some of the centerpieces that I created:

Favors: Chocolate covered Rice Krispy Treats (stickers from Etsy)Cowboy Diaper CakeGift from Tucker:More Centerpieces: