Thursday, December 16, 2010

in my next life I will be an artist

The creative mind is an amazing thing! I wish mine was more inspired. I want to translate the above handmade (well hand decorated) ornament I saw here on a blog I just discovered last week Aesthetic Outburst into DIY Art for my home. Wish I was an artist! Help! I also want to try it on ornaments but I fear it will wait until next year.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

option #2

So, I'm back with a second option for our guest bath. I've been debating between the striped walls and doing gray walls. My only hesitation with gray is that our hallway and dining room are already gray. I would do a darker gray, but still. Anyway, I wasn't sold on the previous design and it wasn't really jumping at me. I still love the inspiration photo but I think it might not work with the current bathroom without changing details like mirrors, cabinets, etc. So, I have more inspiration photos. Imagine that!! I started with the gray and then found a great photo to help move along the room. I am really loving this one!! What do you think?

Shower Curtain: Thomas Paul (I found it on
Rug: Ikea
Orange & White Stripe Rug: Ikea
Lighting: Schoolhouse Electric
Shelf over toilet: Ikea
Glass jars: Ikea
Art: (I think)
Inspiration photos: Gray dining taken from Texas duplex house tour. Love that tour!!!

Let me know what you think!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

am I nuts?

So its almost 12:30am. I've been stewing over the guest bathroom, working on the inspiration board based on the image I posted here. So, this is what I have so far. I am trying to come up with some new light fixtures but I don't know what to do and don't really want to replace them if I don't have to because I want to keep the cost down. What do you think? Am I nuts? It will be the bathroom for kids and guests so I threw the world map shower curtain to make the room more playful and not too formal for kids.

Honestly, am I nuts?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Rock My World: Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

* photo credits:

At our monthly family dinner at my parent's house my mom made the most amazing enchiladas!! Seriously people! They were amazing. They are Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas. I asked for the recipe and made them for myself for the first time this week. Her copy of the recipe credits Holly Hanks at Phe.MOM.enon, but the recipe varies just slightly from hers (I'd follow the adjustments she makes in parentheses). I think it all works out in the end though. They are seriously worth your time and very simple. If you wanted you could even purchase a rotisserie chicken to cut time down instead of boiling some chicken breasts. I can't wait for this summer to grill up some breasts using the marinade in this recipe (its easy with only 3 ingredients, quick and delish). So, here is a link to the recipe on Holly's blog with pictures and the details. And as she states, the pictures DON'T do them justice. I only put 1 tsp. of chili powder in them to start and because I was making them for Gavin to eat. In the future I will do 2 tsp. and see where that puts us. YOU WON'T REGRET MAKING THESE ONE BIT, UNLESS YOU DIDN'T MAKE ENOUGH!!

Oh and BTW I prefer these better with flour tortillas.

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If you haven't heard of One Kings Lane, its an online site that offers tons of different interior decor for up to 70% off. Right now they have Melissa & Doug toys!! I've been in search of wood blocks for Gavin and almost bought them on Amazon. Guess what? They are cheaper on OKL!! Take a look!