Wednesday, May 19, 2010

B...Breakfast Nooks

Breakfast nooks seem to be becoming more and more popular, and I must say, I quite love them. They are such a pretty place to sit and eat, and makes such a cozy little corner in the kitchen. Wish I could have one in my own.

So beautiful! I love the colors used, it makes for such a bright airy room.

Again, love it! The light wood with the white makes it so bright and pretty, and there is just enough green for the perfect punch of color.

Add a comfy cushion to the bench seating and this little corner would be just about perfect.

Completely. obsessed. the end.

Could this corner be any more perfect? I love the pillows, the simple white table, and the white shutters. Absolutely stunning!

Monday, May 17, 2010


Alcove is an architectural term for a recess in a room, usually screened off by pillars, balustrades, or drapery. Just in case you were wondering. I love alcoves. I think they can make a room so unique and interesting, and it can be such fun finding some way to make use of such a little space.

I really like this little guy, it is organized perfectly to be a small office area in the kitchen. A perfect little corner for paying bills and keeping some paperwork organized in a convenient but pretty way.

Of course adding shelves and making alcoves into a bookshelf is a pretty popular way of displaying some goodies, but I love the use of the floating shelves and staggering them like in this picture. I love everything about this...the wallpaper is beautiful, and I love the shelves and their beautiful accessories. Just the right amount without being too cluttered.

Not really sure how much this space is a true alcove, but either way, I absolutely love it! It offers the perfect amount of storage and organization without being too cluttered, and is such a pretty space I wouldn't mind spending an afternoon sitting there and working.

I'm pretty sure this is a bedroom, and it makes the perfect storage spot for pillows and blankets and other bedroom accessories. Good thing they have such beautiful blankets!


I have been MIA from the blogging world since summer has begun. And here I thought I would be free to do whatever I want, and I sort of have been busier than ever. Not really busy doing anything important, just busy doing fun things. We ended up taking a long weekend to Wisconsin last weekend to see a friend from home, then spent the last few days recovering and sleeping. Other than that, I have been running lots of errands that I have been behind on, finally able to start catching up on some scrapbooking, and starting to plan my mom's surprise party. I start work (babysitting) in a few weeks for the rest of the summer, so I'm trying to make the most of my free time right now!! But I am finally going to start my A-Z of household things that I love, once I search for some pictures...

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Oprah Rich

Favorite line from last we were talking about scratch off lotto tickets.
"I know if I'm going to win the lotto I'm only going to win once. So I don't waste my time with the little stuff. I want to win to get rich. Like...Oprah rich."

Best thing I've ever heard. Don't we all wish that.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


I have been a bit neglectful of the blog since May has begun. Finals are finally over and it is officially summer!! I literally packed up three quarters of my apartment downtown and moved it all back home to the 'burbs, where I will be staying this summer. So now I am deep into the tedious task of putting everything back into place and reorganizing and throwing out and trying to get everything in order. Hence...lack of blogging. But starting on Monday, I am planning to do an A-Z of household things that I love! I have quite the list stay tuned, it should be interesting!! I hope you all have a wonderful relaxing weekend (and hopefully are enjoying some weather other than the unsightly Chicago weather where its currently only 40 out!!). See you Monday!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I have a secret. I had my final in my women's health class today, and I was a bit nervous about it. I was borderline with my grade, and before class I figured out I could only get like 6 wrong to keep an A. Out of 70. And going through it I was getting nervous because there were some tricky ones I wasn't sure about. But then on the last page there were three questions. And the answers spelled out dad. I knew then I would be okay, he was going to make sure. And I was! I got a 95% on the rest and kept my A in the class.

So thanks daddy...I miss you everyday!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Just wanted to give yall a quick update. In less than 24 hours it will officially be summer!! Three finals done, one more to go. We start tomorrow at 9:00, so I'm hoping to be done by 9:30 at the latest. And then it is time for some serious celebration!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010


And this is where you will find me this week...until Wednesday :( Oh how I love finals. I hope you can detect that saracasm. But I just have to get through four exams and it will be sweet sweet summertime. So I am saying farewell to blogging and most other entertaining things until Wednesday after, but after that, I have a fun new A-Z blog idea that I am going to be doing. See you then!