Sunday, August 25, 2013

Bart Starr!

 I finally got a case for the Bart Starr football I got for my birthday.  It looks great!

 Nice addition to the Packer room!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sideboard options

We normally have a table behind the sofa in the living room, but we moved it to the alcove in the living room.  It works great there, so I am trying to find a replacement for behind the sofa.  I keep thinking a sideboard would be nice, given its location would be next to the table we eat at.  Once the kitchen is redone, our current bar will not be needed.  Most of its content will go into the new beverage center area, but some things would go great in a sideboard, specifically cloth napkins, and tablecloths.

Enter Tarva from Ikea:
 Tarva is an unfinished pine dresser.  The possibilities are endless, and that's where I'm stuck.  I'm not sure what exactly I want to do.  My first thought was all dark stain like this one from My EnRoute life:

My EnRoute life
I also thought about a white and stain combo that is so popular right now:

Savvy and Savory

IKEA Hackers

I also thought about an all white option like this one from Mornings on Main:

Mornings on Main

Other options running through my mind are:
White top, everything else another color (navy, black, or deep green)
Patterned top, everything else white
Navy or deep green drawers, everything else white

Which option do you like most?
Friday, August 16, 2013

Pinning and Pining: August 2013 Football Edition

Ah, football season is back, and this month's Pinning and Pining is all about football, specifically the Packers!


The artwork is very nice, and fitting for how people see professional athletes.  Often, people forget that athletes are just people, and when they act like horrible people (ahem, hernandez), everyone is surprised.  Off soapbox now.  I like Bart Starr the most, because it seems exactly like him, smiling and happy.

I like this pin up art because it looks retro and sophisticated, which is clearly difficult (google image search "packers pinup").  I would never own this art, but I admire it.


This is a screen shot from google image search.  I love when Rodgers has fun with the facial hair!  I'm hoping for some more this season.

I love all of these necklaces from Etsy seller Wildflowers & Grace.  They are exactly my style, and would be great for game day!

I'm one of the few people who love the throwback uniform.  I even own a Rodgers throwback uniform.  The Packers will wear them in October vs the Browns.  I can't wait!


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Cleaning the Fridge

This weekend, Nick and I cleaned out the fridge. 


All of this was good enough to go back in the fridge.

I also made Nick brownies!

Easy weekend.  Next weekend, we will be in Fort Lauderdale to spend time with Nick's sister, who's in town for work.  I'm hoping to get a little beach time in!
Sunday, August 4, 2013

New plants again!

I decided to do some gardening this weekend.  It was, of course, the hottest weekend ever.  I did some weeding, and fixed the gutter again.  I also planted some succulents.

 I spotted these bad boys as Home Depot a couple weeks ago, and I fell in love.  They are known as flapjacks, or paddle plants.  What do you think of them?