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

The high gloss ceiling in this bedroom is certainly contemporary, and adds a unique dimension to a conventional space.†Images†1†|†2†|†3†|†4†|†5†|†6†|†7†|†8

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