Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Kitchen Thoughts

I'm officially in decorating mode. We just finished making our curtains a couple of days ago {more on that later} and I finally decided on a color to paint the kitchen! This is HUGE because I have a problem making decisions especially when it comes to colors. One thing that I vowed to do this year was to be more decisive, and it's going well thus far.

I've been looking for some kitchen lighting to replace the fluorescent rectangular standard fixture that our house came with. I want something a little more luxurious/modern/rustic {if there is such a fixture out there please leave a link!}. I also want my kitchen to give a feeling of happiness when you walk in it. I want the kind of kitchen that makes you want to cook when you're in it. Here are a few images that I fell in love with. I searched for French Kitchens {since I do have a love affair with France}.

I LOVE this kitchen. The brick with the crystal fixture and hints of grey and white looks lovely to me.

These lanterns are cute; I like the concept of multiple small fixtures hanging from the ceiling.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this kitchen. So simple and chic. I could definitely see myself preparing a meal in here.

I love these fixtures and the clean look with pops of color.
Something about this image just makes me smile. It looks very inviting with all of the spices, oils, tools, etc. nicely organized by the stove. I also love that exposed brick.

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Is anyone else working on a special room at the moment? Where do you go to find inspiring images?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mood Music

I love music. So many genres it's hard to name them all. I like to think of myself as cultured when it comes to music. I find that I perform better when music is playing. Cleaning, cooking, working, reading, they all call for different types of music.

This is what I like to listen to in the following situations:

Driving to Work-

Yeah Yeah Yeahs



Roisin Murphy


Bossa Nova/Latin Jazz {Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Tito Puente}
{Astrud Gilberto}

Chill {Zero 7, Air}



Driving Home-

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Electrik Red



Classic Jazz {John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra}
Chill {Zero 7, Air}


90's satellite radio
Old School rap


These can change up at any time, but it's an overall view of my day in music.

What about you?

*all images courtesy of

Monday, January 17, 2011

60 Day {or so} Wrap Up

Happy New Year! Okay, I'm a few weeks late, but at least it's still January. Before I get back to my regularly scheduled blogging about hotttt designs, yummy food/recipes, killer decor and {insert random topic here}, I want to give you all a glimpse of my Holiday Season. Thanksgiving through New Years. That's right...all in pictures. My holiday's were filled with lots of...

Cake baking {from scratch!}
Wreath making...

Tree decorating...

Wine drinking...
Cookie decorating...
Fire lighting...
Pancake making...
Cranberry Sauce making (a first!)

Sister helping...
Snow falling...

Happy New Yearing!
I'm officially finished with the Holidays now that this post is complete. I will now continue with my regularly scheduled blogging {ideally more frequently than before}.

Adieu! :)