Friday, August 10, 2012

{the floating vanity}

I am so ready to get my bathroom remodeled and back in order!

The Plan:   head to Lowe's tomorrow to order my bathroom vanities. After MUCH research, looking, procrastinating, looking some more, I think I've landed on "the look." And in this moment I am daring to put it on paper so I can document the journey and see how close I come with the final product. Of course, I reserve the right to change my mind (which I sometimes do!)

Goal:  a soft modern / traditional blend with clean lines and a classic look that I will love for years. We do NOT want to do this again.

Answer:  floating vanity  

Here are a few floating vanities that I love. All images are from If you haven't discovered Houzz yet, oh boy, just stop now and browse. No need to look further than this site for any of your home decorating needs and "wants"! Go ahead, let yourself dream!

Floating Vanity & Natural Skylight

love the floating vanity

Floating Vanity Design

floating vanity

Floating double bathroom vanity

Shower, tub, and tile dream ideas will follow soon. Wish me luck at Lowe's!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

{save the date}

Get ready because in the next three months I will be posting the most creative and prettiest wedding ideas! Let's start with this Save the Date notification uniquely created by my very own future daughter-in-love! This photo was taken in the woods behind our home. Simply nail a few empty pic frames to a tree along with hand-made paper hearts, sketch in the happy couple's names, grab a photographer (this photo taken by my husband...looks pretty professional, huh?), and wa-la you've got an amazing Save the Date notification. Josh and Day added something personal to their notice: the Love You More sign tacked to the tree on the right. Josh often tells Day, "I love you more" and she responds, "I love you most." When I stumbled on this Love you More sign at Kirkland's, I grabbed it thinking I'll give it to them for "something." Ha...what a great something!

The long story short? Josh met Dayana in Sydney, Australia this past January 2012. It was an instant love at first sight encounter. Fast forward to July when Josh returned to the U.S. with Dayana at his side for a two- week visit...AND we fell totally in love with her, too!

Proposal on July 20, 2012 at Cypress Gardens, South Carolina
First, the gorgeous canoe ride...

and then the proposal to remember...(friends hiding in the bushes catching it all on film)
She said, YES! 

We are so blessed and have been in continual celebration mode! 
Looking forward to sharing with you what I learn and experience along this exciting wedding planning journey!