Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Home by Novogratz

I am in love with this show. They are so cool. Totally Modern vintage style but I love it. Plus, I love that they have six kids living in NYC. In the one of the coolest Modern homes I have ever seen. You will have to watch the show to see some of there home and how they operate with that many kids. It truly is a fun show. It's on Monday's after another cool show Design Star. :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Our New OLD House!

Life is good! We just purchased a house. FINALLY, after 10 years of renting and moving all over.( Starting in Orange County CA, Phx AZ, Palm Springs CA and finally Lehi, UT) We couldn't be more excited and anxious to get all moved in.

Side Note: Jim wanted me to mention we haven't closed on this house yet. :) but we will soon. Fingers crossed all goes well to the end.

We went house hunting several times. We debated building a new home and buying a lot were we live now. But it still just didn't quite feel right. We put an offer on a home just down the street from us, still didn't feel right. So we withdrew our offer and found out we were outbid on that foreclosure anyway. As you can imagine I was pretty down. Really bummed actually I wasn't finding anything to get my design juices flowing. I am so anxious to get my hands dirty in fun DIY home projects that I am about to burst. Not the crazy have to rip out everything inside, cost a fortune and start anew, but the fun cosmetic touches that make Big Statements, ya know?

Well this last weekend we went out looking at older existing homes and Long Story Short. We found it and I knew it right away. Instantly the moment I walked in the door, it just kept getting better and better. So without further ado here it is...

Our New Bilevel 1970's fixer upper. :) With it's amazing yard! It's biggest selling feature (It sits on almost a half acre of land)

Located in Highland, UT

The Living Room

I have some big plans for this kitchen :) Think WHITE cabinets and subway tile.

Family Room with it's amazing original stone Fireplace. This picture does not do it justice.

This yard is so amazing!! Again, these pictures don't even do it justice.

So what do ya think? Can you see all the potential in it? And the Yard, Crazy huh? Don't worry we will throw some fun parties this fall. :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

My weekend reading!

I can't wait! Does anyone else have it yet? Or looked at it in Anthropologie? I am so stoked about my new coffee table read!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sitting Pool Side

IN LOVE with this Pool side Cabana from LONNY.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

To Build or Not To Build?

This is the floor plan/house we are trying to build. We found a lot we Love but I still have some doubts about building a new home. For instance I want certain upgrades. Are they going to put me over my budget? Plus all the expensive unexpected costs like a rock wall so we don't fall off the mountain :)

Decisions, Decisions. But I do love this floor plan. BETTER then any other house we looked at that has already been built. PLUS it is my favorite Craftsman style, Cape Cod looking house I have always wanted and LOVE. (They just don't have that many here in Utah, specifically where I want to live in Utah (in my price range))

But, on the flip side... if I were to buy an already existing home, It would be cheaper, BUT I too would want upgrades and that would have to come out of pocket. Not wrapped up in a pretty loan like a new house. And have a Honey Do list that was really, really long and probably really stressful for the hubby. ;) (Just cuz my hubby is truly talented and amazing, he can do and build anything, Seriously!)

Sorry, to vent! Most likely we will go through with this new build and I will love it. I am just scared. Really, Really Scared! Anyone else out there feel this way?? Or is it just me?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!!

I LOVE AMERICA! I am so grateful to all the men and women who fight and who have fought for our freedom. There truly is no greater place! God bless America!! I hope everyone has a relaxing, wonderful day of fun filled fireworks.