Tuesday, July 26, 2011

We Heart Regina!

My college BFF Regina Hinson is taking the bar today and tomorrow so please everyone out there send loving thoughts her way!!   We go back to college days:

And on the day of my wedding, she was right beside me as my beautiful maid of honor.
And although she's been busy in law school the past 3 years, she's made her way to Greenville for my first Homecoming since graduation and our house warming.  And of course Troy and I traveled to UNC for her graduation this past May!
So, as you can see, this is one special lady in my life and I want to let her know that I am thinking of her and excited for all that is headed her way!! Granted, she won't read this anytime soon since she's currently deep into the North Carolina bar exam.  But, anyway, everyone, if you remember, say a special prayer for my friend that she remains calm and at peace while she rocks the NC bar exam!!!

Love you Re-Re,

p.s. how ROUND was my face in college?! I know right! Troy & I were saying in some of my college pictures I don't even look like myself!

Monday, July 25, 2011

It Is Finished!

Sorta.  The painting of our master bedroom was completed on Friday and geez o' pete it looks good! BUT, I won't be able to show you pictures of the room all nice and empty until Sunday or Monday when we move out all of our old furniture (we're giving it to a friend who is moving into a new apartment).   Once the room is all empty I'll snap some pictures and show you!!  It'll be empty for a while... that is, until our two new pieces arrive!  Well, three new pieces.  We've ordered a bed, media chest, and a new mattress.  

So, now that the paint is done, let's talk furniture!!  It's going to be a piece by piece process because I have a few projects I want to do with the room.  But for now, we've ordered

This bed:

And this Media Chest:

I'd also love to add a (1) storage ottoman at the foot of the new bed, (2) a small table with a cute lamp on it and a wall of frames above it on one of the side walls in the room, (3) a nice chair for relaxing, and potentially (4) one more chest if the media chest and storage ottoman don't provide enough storage.  Oh, and of course we'll need (5) a new TV to sit on the media chest.  So yeah, a step-by-step process for sure because like momma used to say, "Money don't grow on trees!" 

In the meantime, I'll just keep looking for inspiration on pinterest and finding more ideas!

One Step at A time,

Friday, July 22, 2011


The painting is coming along quite nicely!! It's blue, it's bold, and it's beautiful!!! Very close to a lot of the inspiration pictures!!  Here's a picture that I snapped on my iPhone today on my lunch break!

Stay tuned,

p.s. you can't tell but the paint is Night View!! It was much less bold in the sample square seen here.  But it's a pleasant surprise!! So far, we're loving it!! Painting should be done by this evening!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


So excited to see what it looks like when I come home from work!!...if it doesn't look a hot "I'm not done yet" mess, I'll post a picture!!

Super excited,

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Which Blue Hue...

...should we do?

Night View on top and Pitch Cobalt on bottom. 

Missed the entries talking about the bedroom makeover--check them out here and here.

Getting excited,

Friday, July 15, 2011

So The Inspiration Has (Slightly) Changed...

Yesterday, I told you that we're finally moving forward in our bedroom re-do!!  Last March I shared two pictures that would serve as inspiration for our bedroom makeover.  Well, things have changed just a bit.  Instead of a light to medium blue paint, we've decided to GO BOLD with a deep blue or bluish gray hue.  So now, meet some of our new inspiration:

So, to review, the master bedroom game plan is as follows:
  • deep blue walls (Night View or Pitch Cobalt both by Valspar)
  • bright white trim
  • dark wood furniture (more on that later)
  • light crisp bedding 
  • white curtains (with some type of pattern)
  • silver accents (lamps, knobs on media chest)
Stay tuned,

p.s. all pictures and sources can be found on my Pinterest page here!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Aaaaaaaat Laaaaaaassssst...

My room is coming along!!! (if you don't get the song reference click here).  Remember how long ago it was when I mentioned that I wanted to totally redo our bedroom--new paint & new furniture?  Yeah, that entry is dated March 2010.  Well, FINALLY we are making major steps toward getting it done! 

What's that? Sample paint colors? Yes mam!  We've narrowed it down to two wall colors and tonight we put the colors on the wall to test them out.  They're up now and drying as we speak.  Stay tuned... painting takes place next Thursday and Friday so this is going to be a quick turn around.  And there's more exciting developments along the way!

For you are miiiiiiiiiiiiiiine, at last!!!,
(again listen to the song if you don't get the references)

p.s. the two colors we're choosing between--Valspar's Pitch Cobalt & Night View.  And we'll do the trim in Valspar's Ultra White.