But First Coffee: Then Total Randomness Ahead

Ramona and Beckett
If you were wondering what has been happening around here, well then here’s the post for you. A little bit personal. A little bit craftish. A whole lot of random. The weather has been beautiful and the grass is so lush. We have been playing outside. What else is one to do?!? I mean it’s the best way to avoid doing anything around here. Let’s sit outside while you 2 play with wheeled toys.

Beckett got a ybike for his birthday, and it is awesome. It rolls like an IKEA shopping cart. He’s like a wild man pushing that thing around.

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I got 99 problems and the exterior is pretty much the one that’s driving me crazy

Landscaping I realize I’m about to write a blog post about 1st world problems to the extreme, but this is a blog about me and my general craziness which mainly revolves around my house. Thus I give myself permission for this.

We cut the landscaping out of the budget at the end of the build. I was thinking it would be easier to get someone to do all the work – clearing, dirt work, sprinklers, sod – rather than doing part of it via the builder. More work, more bargaining room, more incentive, right?? What a freakin’ joke. No one wanted to return my calls, give me a quote, or even make eye contact with me.

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The Plans for Ramona’s Room

Girl Room Inspiration

As you know, I’m doing the Fall in Love challenge with some besties which means that my daughter will finally have a big girl room. Ramona is a nearly 5 year old girl in 2014, so obviously her room is going to decorated with woven textures, gold, wicker, neon…the usual. Right now we are thinking that we will leave the walls white and decorate around that before we commit to any painting.

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Fall in Love Series Announcement

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You should know Nick and I are the worst procrastinators ever. Any time there’s the threat of public humiliation in the form of a deadline, things magically get done. Cassie, being the dreamer she is, wanted to pull off a giant fall series where a ton of really awesome blogger (I mean just look at that list up there) complete an entire room makeover in 6 weeks. She asked. I accepted, so now it’s time to fall in love with…

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Vase vs Planter: A Ceramic Head Struggle

Ceramic-Head-Vases Our 9th anniversary brought these guys into our lives – Mr. & Mrs. Ceramic Head Vase. They arrived in the middle of the build, so straight to storage they went awaiting some greenery approximately 10 months later. As much as I love the idea of having fresh flowers in these guys all the days, I know it will never happen. I decided to plant something in them instead.

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Rifle Paper Co Wallpaper is Up & Stunning

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It’s the post you’ve all been waiting for – the big reveal of our wallpaper. We gave you some sneak peeks over a month ago on instagram, but today you get to see it in its finished glory and hear read all about how to install wallpaper using paste.

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Weekend Wants

Weekend Wants

 

Sometimes I just want to share things. Things that I obsess about/have/want/need/etc. Enter this post aptly named Weekend Wants. Not that this is a thing around here, but it’s today because these were on my mind last night. I think they need to be on your mind too. (No one is paying me to brainwash you today. I just felt like it.)

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We are Minimalists??

Dining Room

Our dining room is done because we’ve discovered we are minimalists I guess.  Also we already owned everything in here – vintage rug, color blocked bentwoods, traditional table, the hutch

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Creepy Art for the Win

Oil Painting

Creepy oil paintings of random people are a thing y’all. We have an Indian man (or Pilgrim? I can’t decide. Also how does one tell?), but we hit the mother load of creepy art a few months back.

Nick was day tripping in Austin. I was scouring craigslist down there for a night stand for the nursery. I had these day dreams that I’d find the perfect Ron Swanson-esque piece for insanely cheap. Then Nick would swoop in and bring that baby back to complete the room.

I casually mentioned this idea to Nick. Then he sent me a listing for these guys…

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Best Realtor in North Texas

North Texas Realtor - Amber Wills

Photo by Katja

Guess what you guys? I am officially a Realtor in North Texas! I worked my butt off this summer between all the traveling and got my license! Now all of you need to buy/sell a home via me. Yes, I am talking to you.

If you’re looking for a real estate agent in DFW, I’m your girl. What’s in it for you? (Besides the obvious fun we will have skipping from house to house.)

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