Thursday, July 28, 2016

Our First Home

It’s a little bittersweet to say we have SOLD our first home.
I bought this home as a young 23 year old and never expected that 5 years later this would be the home that welcomed us home after an engagement, marriage, and our first child. This home was an effort of love and devotion that taught Willie and I so much about each other and I will always cherish the special moments we had living there. This home really craved the foundation of our marriage of building a beautiful home and family together and I hope it brings as much joy to the next family.
I’m so excited to start our next chapter and can’t wait to share some fabulous before and after photos from our new house, but for now, here are some of my favorite before/after shots of our amazing first home. Each picture I’ve made little comments of what we did to transform the space.
paint, light fixture, banister stain, flooring
wallpaper removal, paint, crown molding, light fixture, flooring,
appliances, grantie, stone backsplash
Kitchen/Breakfast Nook:
wallpaper removal, paint, crown molding, light fixture, flooring,
appliances, granite, stone backsplash

Dining Room:
paint, light fixture, flooring,
Dining Room (other view):
this is my beautiful chalk painted dining table

Guest Bath:
paint, light fixture, mirror, storage shelf, granite, new faucet, new vanity hardware

Main Floor Bath:
wallpaper removal, paint, crown molding, light fixture, mirror, granite,
new faucet, new vanity hardware, painted vanity, industrial pipe accents

Master Bathroom: 
paint, mirrors, granite, new faucet, new vanity hardware, painted vanity
paint, recessed lighting, new carpet, theather equipment

Friday, September 18, 2015

OBX Faves!

YAY! Another successful trip to OBX complete!

As Hartley’s first beach trip, she was amazing! The toys and
bathtub we purchased from the thrift store were lifesavers. We set her up under
a big tent with towels underneath and either let her play there or in her bath
tub with some salt water (so she got the real beach experience J). We also got her to
take a nap every day, which was AWESOME! The little diva got to take her naps
with a little battery operated fan. Excited to see her next year running around
and splashing in the real waves.

Going down there always reminds me of the slower
paced life and the wonderful happy people who live down there. My favorite
spots that I ALWAYS have to visit are Front Porch Café, Outer Bean Juice and
Java and Déjà New. Front Porch Café has some amazing coffee and I’m always a
proud supporter of local coffee shops. Outer Bean Juice and Java and Déjà New
combine my two loves in just a few steps of one another…Outer Bean has great
coffee and amazing healthy food options while Déjà New has awesome reclaimed artistic
furniture. Outer Bean is possibly my favorite spot to have breakfast. We
visited multiple times on our recent trip, but my favorite morning was when
Willie and I strolled Hartley up and were able to get some coffee and enjoy the
morning breeze outside, then we went inside and ordered some breakfast. Willie
got a yummy smoked salmon bagel while I got their Healing smoothie. The Healing
smoothie is made with avocado, celery, ginger, banana, parsley, spinach, kale,
romaine, almond, walnuts flaxseed, hemp protein, chia seed with almond milk. It
is possibly the best and most healthy way to start off your day. Hartley loved
it too! I couldn’t even get a sip in because she wanted more and more. We also
always get a special treat…I mean we are on vacation…and split their delicious
homemade spiced apple cake….yummm! Go visit these amazing local OBX
businesses…you won’t be disappointed.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Lucketts Spring Market

What a perfect day to
shop on Sunday! The Lucketts Spring Market was held this weekend and it was amazing!! Wonderful
vendors that had an array of items from antiques, flea market gems, chalked
painted/repurposed furniture and custom made masterpieces. It really offered
something for everyone and in every price range.

The Old Lucketts Store is located in gorgeous horse and wine
country of Leesburg, VA. It is such an oasis just an hour outside the hustle
and bustle of the DC metro area. The Store also features a monthly interior design
house. It enables you to really envision the most creative way to put together
a beautiful home while incorporating modern, vintage, and creative ways to
decorate your home.

Hope you enjoy some of my snapshots from the day J


I cannot wait to try this on my own! What a great chair!!

The Design House 

Friday, July 5, 2013

What a year!

I cannot believe it is already Fourth of July week again! What a magical year this has been for Willie and me. We had the good luck of being able to celebrate our 1 month wedding anniversary (yes, I know…cheesy) in the wonderful Outer Banks where he proposed one year earlier. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t the greatest but that did give us an excuse to exercise our shopping abilities. Once again, the Outer Banks antique stores didn’t fail me. Here are some of my favorite items I saw.

These colorful glass pieces are just amazing!


This tiny blue vase (circa 1940s) was made by the Fenton Art Glass Company who is the largest manufacturer of handmade colored glass in the United States. For some more history go to:


 Amazing electric coffee pot set made around the 1920s.

This Nippon hand painted gold plate made in the late 1800s was breathtaking!

These didn’t look too comfy but how cool are these Victorian boots!