How are you doing this fine morning? I am utterly exhausted from this past week and weekend. The girls I nanny (ages 5, 3, and 11 months) stayed with Adam and I for four nights while their parents were away not to mention I had them all day everyday Mon-Fri from 830am-430pm.
Phew, I'm wiped. Right now I am thankful for morning baby naps and morning Summer camp for the big girls. I have roughly an hour and a half before loading baby into the car and picking up the big sisters so I thought I'd write this post!
Adam and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary on June 20th with dinner and a movie. We took our adventure trip here and opted for a nice relaxing night doing two things we love: eating and movie watching. We had dinner at a local Italian place who serves delicious gluten-free pizza and saw Men in Black 3. Both were hits, the food and especially the movie--I recommend seeing it, great great story!
Our wedding anniversary is also our house anniversary!
Adam and I signed on our very first house together one year ago on our two year anniversary. Great timing and talk about best gift ever! :) Since we are exactly one year in, I wanted to show you the progress we have made on our living room. Remember where we started only 6 weeks after the move?
update from November when our living room made serious progress?
Fabric Letters and Sliced Wood Wall Art. (I also made a sunburst mirror out of wooden shims but never got around to writing a post on that..is it too late to do one?)
Now here is the latest update of our living room!
(These photos were taken after a good, thorough cleaning..please do not think my house always looks like this--with the 3 girls I nanny and a dog, believe me it gets dirty!) Enjoy!
I have been asked before what my "style" is and to tell you the truth, it's a mixture of just about everything! During my pinterest perusing, I do find myself typing in the search bar these following things: "mid century modern" "minimalist" and "rustic modern". So maybe my style is a bit of all three? Or neither. Ha, who knows I just like it :)
Like I mentioned earlier, the sunburst mirror-fabric letters-and sliced wood wall art were all made by me using inexpensive things. As much as I love all three in the room, Adam is the star in my opinion because he built me that beautiful sofa table!! I love my man for taking on such a project..it was his very first wood building project ever--pretty incredible right?
Here is a source list for the big items in our living room:
Cliff the deer head is a Christmas present from Adam who was just hung about three weeks ago, sorry to leave ya hangin' for so long Cliff! It is from Z Gallerie, you can see the link here. We love him.
Our amazing couch, which has been the BEST purchase we have made recently, is from IKEA. Our dog has peed on the cushions and one of the girls I watch has thrown up on another and I am happy to report after a little dry cleaning action they are as good as new!
The curtains can be found here. They are crazy bright and cheery, enough said :)
Couch pillows are also from IKEA. Super comfy, super cheap, super big!
Lamps are from Big Lots. $40 each which I think is a great price for the lamp base AND shade!
Frames are from Target and unfortunately, I need one more and my local store has discontinued them and I cannot find them online. Arg.
TV console is from IKEA..yes, I know..we love that store! We purchased a BESTA shelf and then picked out two doors we liked, all under the BESTA series.
Woven ottomans/baskets are from Amazon. We bought them on sale for $39.99 I believe so keep your eyes open for them to go on sale again! They are fabulous--they act as a coffee table when we need something sturdy and they store all of our blankets and someday toys :)
Room light fixture is brand new and has replaced our big ugly ceiling fan. While many of you, aka my mom, think it is foolish to get rid of a fan, it has made our room feel so much bigger and lighter-we love it! The light is found here.
The Shiba Inu puzzle was purchased from Etsy at this great shop and the dried craspedia were from here.
The big white shag rug is our second favorite next to the couch. It is so soft and vacuums up well--no mess at all! Colden, our dog, can be found simply rolling around playing on the rug. Seriously, it is that awesome! We bought it from Overstock.
I did it again--long post. I will try to keep them shorter for you, really I will. There is just so much to say when I actually sit down to blog. Maybe I should simply blog more often, now there's an idea ;)
Thanks for reading and feel free to comment asking questions or simply to tell me your thoughts on our living room one year in :)