Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pick My Project

I have many a house project I want to complete. So far this weekend I painted my laundry closet... something small but makes me happy.

Inspiration
Since the one thing that I wanted in our house in SC was a laundry room, it was obviously the only thing we didn't get. Just how things work sometimes. But I did get a lovely laundry closet.
The entire house was painted that dull brown color. Not me. I like bright colors. So here is what I did Friday night to make me a little happier while doing the laundry.

SMILE
I love me some turquoise.
 A $20 trip to Home Depot.
A few hours of rearranging and painting and voila.

Now on to my list of other projects:
Guest room: Since the lack of occupant (s) in my uterus I am thinking about making the guest room into a guest room slash office instead of a nursery. Here are my current inspiration photos and I need help narrowing them down.

LOVE the built ins

Need that shelf over my master bed

Unique set up

Dreaming of a nursery

Must have that desk and perhaps a cow hide rug

In hopes of a baby

Most likely to happen, neutral and classic


Monday, May 16, 2011

Fun Raiser!

Hi Everyone!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
take your family and go bowling!
You can click over to "The Pie" page to see Carly's story.
I would love if my friends, family, and extended blog world/facebook friends in the Clearwater area could go in my place and show support for Carly's family and a great cause. Please forward this on to anyone you think might help.
Parents, just for one second, imagine losing your first born to what is touted as a 'routine' surgery. Life is never the same. Its so hard for them to move forward and all I am asking of you is to go bowling, nothing too serious, have a great time and support a wonderful memory in Carly!!
Saturday, June 4 at 1:00pm at Countryside Lanes, Clearwater, FL
We have planned a fun filled day of bowling to raise money for the Carly J."Pie" Liptak Foundation, Inc. Put a team together and bowl for a good cause or if you would like to donate, please call Elisa Liptak at 727.639.7473

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wish List Wednesday

Since Matthew has been down and out these last few days I haven't had much time to yearn for pretty things but I have had time to take pictures around the house. I have found that I have more alive plants that dead, which is a huge score for me. So for my wish list today, I wish that I can continue my new years resolution of keeping plants alive.





Friday, May 6, 2011

Just Breathe

Today was one of those gut wrenching days. I had every emotion and then some, I cried a few times and smiled and then finally at 2:00 I breathed. A deep breath, for the first time in a month, since the ENT told me that Matthew had to have his tonsils removed.
I know this is a routine surgery and tons of people of have it done but if you don’t know, in August of last year we lost our precious Carly to the same, routine, surgery. So you can imagine the turmoil inside when the Dr told me what needed to occur. I knew it was coming, even to the untrained, uneducated eye you could see that the poor kids tonsils were taking up too much space in his mouth and he struggled to breath at night and was the recipient of many a runny nose and constant flow of saliva, as my brother can attest. (FiretrucksSSSs)
So, this morning we arrived bright and early to the hospital, Woody doll in tow, and when they called our named to go back to pre op my stomach dropped a little further. When they showed us the gown for him to put on, my heart stopped a little bit and when the anesthesiologist arrived I wasn’t hearing anything anymore. I saw his mouth moving but was only focused at staring at my little boy, who was shirtless because he refused the “baby shirt” cause he is a big boy. I cried. Then when the Dr came in, I could feel the tears well up again and there I went crying again, and as they wheeled him away, and he was being a brave big boy taking a ride on the bed, I cried some more as I waved and told him I would see him soon. I prayed more than I ever have in my entire life and enlisted an entire crew to pray with me. Surgery was a success and in fifteen minutes I was again holding my precious baby, who was angry and confused as to what just happened to him I just held and rocked him thanking the Dr, who told me not to thank him yet that I still had a full 10 days of recovery ahead of me… all I could think was I don’t care how long recovery is, as long as he is here, with me. I thanked God, I told Matthew I loved him, thanked God some more and then took a breath. The first full breath in a month, I felt like I had been knocked out, and could finally get some rest.
TO my Matthew, light of my life, joy of my day, smile when I think of you , cry when I miss you, tear when you ache and cheer when you're excited. I wish for you that this is the last surgery you have. You are a strong boy with a hard head. I hope you grow up to be more than I could imagine. I hope you are as handsome as you are currently cute but that you aren’t conceited and that you are kind to all. I hope you have a musical talent and an athletic prowess. I hope you find the love of your life later in life so that you can be the man you are meant to be without feeling torn. I hope you aspire to help others, in whatever fashion and that you still come home from time to time to watch movies and make cookies with your mom and that you take an interest in the classic cars with your dad. I hope that you feel all the love that is showered on you daily, not just by me but by your entire family and extended family. I want you to stay little forever in my arms but just as much I can’t wait to see who you turn out to be because I know he is going to be amazing.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wish List Wednesday

Here is what I am swooning over this week.
Babies.
Perhaps swooning isn’t the right word is as obsessing.
I want another child undoubtedly but in the meantime I will  swoon over these photos of these children.
How cute are they?!?!









I want to eat them ALL up

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Wish List Wednesday

I am going to implement a series on the blog to share my wants for the week which are ever changing and if my husband is ever stumped on what to gift me with he can come here but also to help inspire you all with beautiful things I come across and different ways they can be used. And in turn you can help me, if you see something on my Wish List and know of a good deal, let me know! (Now I know today is Tuesday but i started this last Wednesday and the photos didn't come through, so i wanted to show you last weeks and continue tomorrow)

I need this credenza/desk; It was featured in ELLE d├ęcor magazine and also on HGTVs blog. I love the turquoise color, peacockesque if you will.



Here is another version


And yet another version with a cool acrylic chair and well placed mirrors


And here is yet another, respectively priced item I just found on Craigslist that I think I am going to pick up this weekend and play around with for my guest room/ new office space


It has the Queen Ann legs that the above three have and I can add a piece of glass or Plexiglas to the top after I repaint it to add some workspace to the top. It has one drawer for my needs to function as a desk for my laptop, which I need so that my son can’t stick up the mouse anymore while trying to load his Scooby Doo movies.


One more thing on the wish list (for now) is a Garden Stool




I just love the way they look and there is something that makes them feel elegant yet fun at the same time. Could be used as a side table, an extra seat or just something pretty to look at and hope your son doesn’t break it with his Buzz Lightyear