Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday

One of my favorite blogs is Jones Design Company. Emily combines so many of my favorite things: design, pretty things, crafts, decorating, & Jesus. For Easter she put together this gorgeous "He is Risen" collection.

I think it's so pretty & could be on display all year ( all it also happens to come in my favorite - turquoise). Such a great daily reminder of the price Jesus paid for us & that he conquered death.

Happy Easter!  Hope you have a great weekend! 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pottery Barn Spring Wreath DIY

I've been wanting to add a spring/Easter wreath to my front door. I spotted this beauty on PB's website, but thought it was a little too pricey.

So I hit Hobby Lobby & used this as my inspiration. HL didn't really have any leaves that looked quite right, so I decided to go with some flowers. I found some eggs in the Easter section that required a little paint. I also got the nest of HL. I already had a bag of moss & the grapevine wreath ($5!) from Walmart. First I painted the eggs. From there I started cutting up my branches & laying it out along with the moss. And then just hot glued everything together. Didn't take too long to put together, only about 30 mins.  I think it ended up being around $15. Much cheaper than the PB version and I actually like my flowers better.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Guest Post: Arcadian Lighting

Hello! Iím Jessica, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a website and blog with a wonderful selection of affordable lighting fixtures and interior design inspirations every day! Iím delighted to be guest posting for Alexi today because I'm going to be sharing a beautiful collection of contemporary bedrooms that are perfectly sophisticated and relaxing. I hope you enjoy!
Contemporary Bedroom

The black and gold color palette in this bedroom is particularly contemporary and cool, as is the intricate wall paper and leather padded headboard. I love the Greek key patterns on the bedding, too.
Contemporary Bedroom

The built-in closets create a neat alcove for the bed in this very contemporary bedroom. A chic neutral palette and painted brick wall combine for a unique, invigorating space.
Contemporary Bedroom

An unusual, but eye-catching pendant light looks right at home in this cool blue and white bedroom. The floral patterned bedding and lively wall paper go well with the minimal design of the furnishings.
Contemporary Bedroom

This designer's bedroom features a clever mix of old and new. The contemporary mahogany bed frame and Indian silk bedspread create a rich, luxurious place to rest one's head.
Contemporary Bedroom

The varying shades of purple in this lovely bedroom are unexpected, yet sophisticated. The birdcage wall decals and Chinoiserie bedding are perfectly feminine, elegant accents.
Contemporary Bedroom

Serene shades of green and a crisp, contemporary style make this bedroom a wonderful place to end the day. The unique golden pendant light and zen table lamps lend a classic feel to the room.
Contemporary Bedroom

The eclectic mix of furniture and a warm mustard and white color palette make this bedroom a lovely getaway for guests. The tulip chair, in particular, is a fun touch.
Contemporary Bedroom

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Which of these contemporary bedrooms is your favorite? Let us know in the comments! And be sure to stop by Arcadian Lighting for a wonderful selection of unique light fixtures to give your home a contemporary feel!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Road Trip

Back in January we took a road trip to Colorado Springs. We went to visit my Hubby's grandparents. We had a lot of fun and spent half the trip at the casinos. His grandparents love to gamble. And to say his grandma has good luck is a huge understatement. Every time I'd turn around she was winning money. Thankfully the second day we went her good fortune rubbed off on me a little & I came home with a little shopping money.

I'm ashamed to say these were about the only pictures I took the whole time we were there. And more ashamed that I just now got these guys off my camera... 2 months later. Better late than never I guess?

Tim, his mom, & little brother on our way up to Cripple Creek

Me & Tim 


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bedroom Inspiration

Still working on convincing the Hubby we should redo our room. We have yet to ever get new furniture for it and our current bed is one my Hubby got in college, but we've been using the old guest bed lately. We were wanting to upgrade to a king size bed but I think our room is a little too small for one. Our bedding was what we registered for when we got married. I like it, but our dogs have ruined the embroidery that covers it. Plus it's polyester, so it doesn't breathe well. Come summer time in Texas, that sucker is hot! So I've switched to a white duvet with a tan coverlet.

I have been in love with some of these photos I found on Pinterest. Most of them have white bedding & upholstered headboards. I've been wanting our master to feel like a five star hotel and to have a big fluffy duvet.  I love in the first ones that they are pretty neutral but with aqua.  We know I'm also a sucker for a soft aqua. I think the color palette would be relaxing and soothing.

I love the tone on tone look in this next set. Even though they are all white & beige they don't come across boring or bland. 

I would really like our bedroom not to be overly girlie (I think my hubby would like that even more!), but have more of a masculine/feminine balance. I am loving the side tables in the Candice Olsen room above. I think she did a nice job of balancing the masculine/feminine feel in the room.

I was planning on DIY-ing a headboard, but then I got this guy as a Christmas present!
 It came from Joss & Main, they are this awesome online discount store. Each day they just have certain things, mainly home stuff. And once they are out, it's gone. But you can get some great prices. I believe the headboard was $199?

I haven't put it up yet. I need to get one of those metal frames and a bed skirt. So it's just hanging out at the foot of our bed. I still haven't decided to go blue or neutral with the walls. The first accent pillow fabric I've picked up is just tan/brown/white. Leaning towards neutral so our house "doesn't look like a beach house", per my hubby's request. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines!

Happy Valentines Day! Hope yours is filled with lots of love & sweet treats!

Yesterday I stopped by Walmart on my way home from work... I don't think I've ever seen so many men there in my life! And lots of Dads with their kiddos. It took forever just to get my few things. Note to self: avoid Walmart on Feb 13th & 14th.

How cute is this picture? I think it'd be so cute in a little girl's room. Could practically design a whole room around this baby.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Styled Shoot

 Our friends, Phil & Andrea Chavanne have an amazing ranch here in Brady, called Selah Springs. You've always been able to rent it for exotic and deer hunts, retreats, or just a fun weekend. But now you can rent it for weddings. Their gorgeous lodge, with a huge wrap around porch (with an outdoor fireplace!) sits right above the San Saba river. We love any excuse to hang out there. It's so beautiful & relaxing. It's the perfect place for a Texas Hill Country Wedding.

A couple of weeks ago, Tim & I and our good friends, Will & Jes were asked to bust out our wedding wear for a "wedding shoot" at Selah Springs. Shuffield Photography & a couple of their photography friends put together a styled shoot for Selah Springs' new wedding page. It was really fun to wear my dress again, Tim didn't think it was quite as fun ;) but he was still a really good sport. He even left his golf tournament early, that he was winning. Now that's love people.

To see all of the pictures, you can check them out here:

Shuffield Photography

Sarah Ainsworth Photography

A Studio Productions

Friday, January 27, 2012

Christmas Pictures

A few weeks late but here is our Christmas session. Shuffield Photography took them... which also happens to be my place of work! Tisha & Jim (my bosses), are seriously talented, and wonderful people to work for. We shoot weddings, engagements, families, & seniors. And you can get all sorts of fun & fancy products with your photos on them. Click the link above to check out more of their work, or you can find them on Pinterest.

I insisted that the girls needed to be in our photos & that we needed a proper family picture :) They were surprising well behaved (as well as Tim for that matter). Below are just a few of my favorites. There are still about 100 more than I'm in love with.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Feeling Blue

It's finally starting to feel a little more blue around the Walker house. And we are loving it! This weekend my mom & brother-in-law Andrew helped me paint our living room & laundry room. So the gold is gone & now Sherwin Williams' Rain Washed is here. The sample looks a lot more green than I think it actually looks in our living room. And the laundry room reads more blue than that.

Before :

After :
 (surprise, surprise the girls insisted on being in the photo)

It feels so much lighter & brighter, which I love. And is feeling more like us. But I do think the living room is feeling awfully empty without the Christmas tree! Next up should be the trim & wall in the kitchen/dining room/entry. But I'm really hoping to hire someone for that... at least the trim. It's such a huge space, not looking forward to all that work!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my sweet hubby, Tim! He's turning the big 2-7 today. When I asked him what he wanted for his birthday, his reply was "for my birthday, I want you to not spend money". How not fun is that? But it makes birthday shopping very easy, especially in a town where your only options are Walmart, Bealles, or not to procrastinate & online order. And unfortunately the Walkers put the Pro in procrastinate. So per Tim's request we'll be having an at home date. Can't say I make my birthday that easy on him. (It's month-o-birthday starting in March).

Tim- Time sure flies and I look forward to all of our future adventures together! Love you & Happy Birthday!