work, work, work

These past couple months, work as been pretty consuming (in a mostly good way).  I really enjoy the project I am working on and I am beyond thankful to be employed in this economy, it’s just been a lot of long hours.  Visiting the project, however, makes everything worth it!  I am so excited to see the project unfold.  Here are some pictures from my latest site visit:

the rear balcony overhang
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the bathroom skylight

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the hall skylight

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the kitchen

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under balcony framing/light

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the master bedroom

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Claire’s Nursery on Young House Love!

A few months ago I submitted Claire’s nursery to Young House Love (one of my favorite blogs), and yesterday I got the surprise of seeing the post live!  I was so giddy and excited.  You can see the post here:

Reader Redesign:  Baby Bliss

Also, just a little jaunt down memory lane, here are a few posts of how we arrived at Claire’s nursery in its final state:

Mood Board

CAD Drawings (yes, I’m a nerd)

The Sneak Peek

85% Reveal

Nursery Complete

most amazing deal ever!

so, edyta (my wedding photographer) is offering the most amazing deal ever. as in, it seriously makes me contemplate wanting to get married again (to the same guy, of course!) just to take advantage of this if i were to enter and win. she’s giving away a FREE day of wedding photography.

the package includes:

Complimentary Wedding Package (includes 8 hours of coverage, 20pg 10×10 album of your choice, online hosting, disc of images). Couple must pay for travel (airline ticket, car rental and hotel if needed – this will serve as the deposit to secure the date). $4400 value!

sign me up! umm….edyta, can we enter to win just a portrait session? teehee….jealous! so ladies (and gents)…head over to edyta’s blog to get more details and send in your entry! this is an amazing (and cost-saving) opportunity.

cocktails

so over the weekend while out with friends for the bachelorette, we started discussing how we like gin, and how we are liking the trend of herby/refreshing drinks. on saturday night i had a gin cocktail with apple, lemon, basil and honey–it was SO delicious and refreshing.

this morning i woke up and checked my normal blogs, and saw this post from edyta…how timely! as she said, great minds think alike:

photos via edyta via brides


serious art lust

so today on one of my favorite design blogs, design*sponge, i saw a piece of art that i want. badly. it is called ratp carte intégral by antoine + manuel and it is amazing. this piece combines a sort of ryan mcginness-like icon art that brandon and i love (remember our bathroom art project?), the place i constantly feel homesick for (paris), and a map–i love maps, ESPECIALLY those relating to transit lines, as this one does. i feel like this was made for me specifically. now i just need to see if i can purchase it anywhere…

image courtesy of antoine + manuel

serious art lust

so today on one of my favorite design blogs, design*sponge, i saw a piece of art that i want. badly. it is called ratp carte intégral by antoine + manuel and it is amazing. this piece combines a sort of ryan mcginness-like icon art that brandon and i love (remember our bathroom art project?), the place i constantly feel homesick for (paris), and a map–i love maps, ESPECIALLY those relating to transit lines, as this one does. i feel like this was made for me specifically. now i just need to see if i can purchase it anywhere…

image courtesy of antoine + manuel

christmas gift

i realize i never shared what brandon got me for christmas, which is surprising because i’m EXTREMELY excited about my gift. this year, especially since we just got back from new york, brandon and i decided to set a very low price limit for christmas gifts. in november i blogged about brevity designs, and the necklaces and earrings i was swooning over. i didn’t know that brandon actually does read my blog, but the husband paid attention to my swooning post AND he was paying attention to the time i said in passing that i wanted to start wearing earrings more often. i was genuinely shocked when i opened my little package from brandon–i had no idea he knew about those earrings! i have been wearing them constantly….here’s a picture i snapped today
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