Friday, February 18, 2011

Wired Over...

When Kat & I went to Canton, we kept seeing these old wire baskets...big and small, beat up, loved on...they all had so much character. I fell in L-O-V-E and I can't stop thinking about them.

I've been this close to buying some, but I don't really think I have any reason for them. I know what will end up happening is I will talk myself out of buying any, right up until the point where they're not as easily available anymore...but oh well. Maybe my husband will thank me for resisting the temptation. Especially an unfounded temptation.

Anyway, here are a few that I'm pining over:

Gymnasium Shelves

Stacking Shelves

Fun wire cage...
(these first 3 are from Urban Outfitters - Online Only - which means I can't just stroll in and buy anything on a whim - it would have to be a concrete decision.)

And one from Design Sponge!

I love them. I just do. But I guess it would make more sense if we had little unruly children in our house, who needed their little unruly lives to be organized by stylish wire baskets.....

At present I only have an unruly puppy...who....wait!......needs a basked for his toys! So maybe I can get one? Just one?

Doesn't this face need a wire basket for his toys?
I think so.

Have a good weekend!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Made with Love

I brought this little chocolate treat (made with love) to work today for my team and none of us have had the guts to bust into it yet. Well except the bottom point of the heart (guilty! I had to taste my own creation, right!? ). Odds are, once we cut into it, it's a goner, so the odds are even greater that this little treat will look the exact same at 5:30 PM today.

But I must say, the icing smells delicious. I don't mind the company one bit.

On another note, I'm thinking I need to work out tonight, haha. My "holidays" have stretched way further into the year than I had hoped so maybe some activity would do me some good.

So my Valentine's goals are as follows: don't eat that sweet treat to my right and take Valentine Justin and Valentine Fletcher on a family walk tonight.

Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!
-Thomas Hood

Much love to you! Yes, you! Happy Valentine's Day, love.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Today I'm thinking of....

My future niece...Presley

A few weeks back, Justin and I were talking with a couple-of-couples about going on a dreamy trip to Belize the first week of June. But...then I remembered, "wait! Our niece could be born while we're gone! We can't make plans like that!" Not that I forgot, it just seems so far away until she actually arrives and I hadn't made the mental calendar note to make plans around her debut!

But now I can't stop thinking....there's going to be an actual baby girl one the other side of that baby bump my sister has grown! I wonder, will she be shy, like my sister was? Or will she be bossy like her Auntie Kit was? Well, we know she will be tall, because that's just science, but will she be athletic like her mommy and daddy both are? Will she be a daddy's little girl or a mommy's girl? Haha, if karma exists, she will probably give mommy a run for her money...but only time will tell.

I can't wait to love on her, spoil her, steal her away for weeks at a time and let her break all of the rules....I will introduce my children to this little girl; God willing, my children will have a very special and strong bond with THIS LITTLE GIRL. That little girl right there in that picture!

....Little Miss Presley will be a huge part of life as we know it. It's funny to think that in a year's time, we will look back and not even KNOW what life was like without her.

Seriously, it almost brings me to tears to imagine knowing and loving this little girl.

I already do so much.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Major Overhaul on the Peltier Household

Well, this weekend was nothing if not productive. I didn't stick exactly to my bullet points from Thursday, but I think the things we did were more productive than watching Teen Mom; it was more than I imagined we could do in a weekend...Justin was so helpful and such a good sport and we really both felt really good about everything we were able to do!

Here's a peek at what all we did:

Half Bath Overhaul (before)

We replaced the light fixture a while back and hadn't patched up the spot yet (I could tell you it was because we had this project on the horizon, but that's a lie).

This was the bathroom vanity that was originally in the bathroom - nice, just not our taste

...and this was after we removed everything - my clean slate! Isn't that awful!?

Half Bath Overhaul (after)
My plumber...

the finished product! A new vanity/sink and a fresh paint job did wonders.

...and I finally hung these Pottery Barn boards I've had for over a year and couldn't find the right spot for they're over the toiled.
Do you ever do that - love something so much you can't commit to any ONE spot??

Now on to the next project:

Entryway Chandelier

...out with the old

My Electrician

...and in with the new!
I love the way it looks at night - very ranch/country house

And the last project:

Guest Bathroom Cabinet Redo (before)

I wanted to get a better "before" shot but my eager construction worker had the cabinet sanded before I could take one...and I definitely think that having someone sand it for you is better than getting a good "before" shot

Guest Bathroom Cabinet Redo (after)

the first coat of paint on the cabinet

...and with the doors & drawers in! (the sink faucets are next...)

This is the hardware I've picked out, but Hobby Lobby only had 2 and I needed 6 so I'll pick up more today.

That about sums it up! This little guy was a great helper too:

Sorry for the longest post ever...but it was all well worth the work and we look forward to sharing future projects around the house!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Christmas come early!

My office informed us this AM that we are closed starting today at noon and we are not to return until Monday! Happy 3.5 day weekend to little miss ME.

My plan for the weekend was already focused around tackling some projects at the house and now I feel like the possibilities are endless!

Things I want to do:
  • paint the half bath and replace the cabinet/vanity (I'm giddy over this - and let's be honest, it will probably consume the whole weekend)
  • clean each and every closet in our house (2 people and a puppy should not fully occupy 5 closets)
  • cut some of the clothes I plan to get rid of into squares for a future quilt for a future daughter
  • clean out the pantry
  • make a delicious cake that is also easy on the eyes
  • watch Teen Mom from Tuesday (guilty pleasure)
  • cuddle with Fletcher (and Justin, too, if he doesn't go to the ranch)
I hope everyone stays safe and enjoys the "wintery mix". I sure will!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Crazy Puppy

A quick video of the crazy little guy....the crazy little guy who did so good in his crate last night!

And a quick snap of father & son at the farm (keepin' my promises!):

And this "family portrait" makes me laugh. It's hard to take a self portrait with a crazy puppy in your lap, you know!

In closing this post, I almost wished you a good weekend...but it's only Wednesday.

Is Wednesday too early to start feeling home free for the weekend? Maybe I just feel that way because I am not-so-secretly wishing for the wintery mix to cancel work on Friday, so if it all pans out for me, today's my Thursday!

So...have a good Wednesday, or whatever.