Saturday, August 30, 2014

Adirondacks in the family room? Craziness!

Hi friends,
Caution: I went picture crazy on this blog!

How are you? Happy Labor Day weekend! Can you believe that September is around the corner? What are you up to this weekend? We are having a quiet Brew Crew weekend around home. Nothing big planned....hanging out with the neighborhood friends, church, pool, etc. Brayden and I had a 'mommy & son date' today and went roller blading together. Bryce and I have a 'mommy & daughter date' planned for Monday...right now she says she wants to build a fort with me in the bonus room and watch a movie together in the fort. Good times!

I wanted to share with y'all how I spiced up our family room. We had a group of friends (about 13 of us) over recently for a lasagna dinner so I needed to add additional seating to our family room for chatting time. We actually spread out eating in our dining room (first time for company), eat in kitchen, and at our bar in the kitchen. It worked out beautifully! Friends brought salad, apps, bread, and dessert.

To add additional seating to our family room, I was kinda crazy and brought in our blue wooden Adirondacks chairs from our deck. I know! What was I thinking? Now, honestly, I am kinda loving the blue fun chairs in this room. They're actually really comfortable. I think they really work with the new Pottery Barn horizontally striped curtains we recently added to this room. See what you think:

Bye Y'all! I hope you have an amazing weekend!
Happy decorating & living,

Friday, August 15, 2014

A little bit of Tweaking

Hi Friends,
Thanks for joining me today. How are you? Is your summer winding down? Lazy days coming to a close? For us, school started back three weeks ago so we are in the full swing of school days. Luckily, our afterschool activities haven't begun yet so we can ease back into school. We are also holding onto summer with some weekend beach trips and looking forward to the kids' fall break in October back to the beach. Of course, here in North Carolina the pool is still open and the days are still hot.

I wanted to share some tweakings I've been doing around the house.

First, in the dining room, I added two gray slipcovers (same as the green slipcovers in our eat-in kitchen- both from Pier One) and glittery sea life pillows that I got for my birthday (from Pottery Barn).

I think this room is really coming together. I am still considering adding a fig leaf tree in the corner sometime. See what you think:

Another change is in the entry way. I collected 3 B's for my birthday and had fun arranging them. I stole some items from other places in our home to stage this sweet little blue table. Eventually I do want to add two new ceiling lights in our hallway. Right now, I'm loving the bead/wood basket type lights but need to save my pennies to make it fit our budget.

Thanks for joining me today friends. I hope you have an awesome and amazing weekend! No big plans over here for the Brew Crew but I am hoping to do some crafting or painting.
Happy decorating and living,