How yall doin? It’s been a minute since I touched base with you. I hope life is treating all of you well. My plate has been pretty full lately. All good stuff though. I’ve sort of fallen back into my old Project Manager role by coordinating, furnishing + installing my brother’s house. It’s so much fun, I could do this all day long, takes a lot of organization and planning, but I swear interior decor is my 3rd calling… (I won’t tell you what my 2nd calling is . . . I’ll just let your little minds ponder on that one! tee hee hee.) But I digress . . . naturally, as life would have it, I started back on my own ReDecor project, which was never really finished in the first place. The focus this time is my bedroom/office. I(translation: Rob) have painted myself into total and utter happiness! Who would’ve thought the color white could make one so happy!! I’ve been wanting to do a white-out for a while and it was well worth the wait. I feel like I am shedding my old skin!! We get so much beautiful sunlight in our bedroom throughout the day, and now our room is starting to take on a really fresh + crisp vibe. We have one accent wall (I guess when it came down to it I couldn’t totally give up color) and the rest are white, even the floor is white! Very Scandanavian . . . ☺ Anyway, the room is in flux, but I will post pics as soon as we(translation: he) is done. I snapped this pic of [the cleaner side of] my desk this morning. The new paint job just might make working out of my bedroom a little more bearable . . .
p.s. do you like my poster? It’s another one I designed specifically for my office. Just a friendly reminder to self . . . one can never have too many!
My brother, Jamahl, Uncle Welbie & me @ Liberty Island, New York circa 1977
I so love this time of year. When November hits, I know it’s finally on. Thanksgiving, my birthday, Fall weather . . . (we’re still waiting on that one…) I just love November! Even the sound of the word is comforting to me! I know it sounds strange, but that’s just the way it is for me. Still, it’s hard to believe October is behind us. Things seem to be moving by so quickly. This past week has been interesting, I’m sitting here trying to think of a word to describe it and all I can think of is “transitional.” One of my favorite uncles died last Friday. My heart is sad, but there is great comfort for me in knowing that he is not suffering anymore and that he is present with the Lord. I was introduced to photography by my Uncle Welbie. He was an avid photographer. He was always taking pictures and I was fascinated by his cameras and the photos he took. He always had the best stashes of family photos. As a child I secretly wanted to be a photographer like Uncle Welbie. I still have that desire. Anyway, I’ve been carrying a lot of memories of Uncle Welbie with me throughout the last few days. I still don’t quite know how to describe the words I am feeling.
Tomorrow I am having lunch with my sister Kara ♥. She is the president and one 1/2 of SFA Design, an amazing international luxury interior design firm. I had the pleasure of working for SFA a few years ago in their Santa Barbara location. It was a wonderful experience on many levels. Its funny to recognize how design is design no matter what the genre. Nevertheless, there are different ways to go about the design process, and I’ve been blessed enough to experience different aspects of both fashion and interior design first hand. Working in the interior design field really solidified my love of architecture, furnishings, finishes and all things interior. SFA has an LA office now and I’m excited to see how they have grown. I love growth. Can’t wait til the day I can have SFA lead my next Home ReDecor project!! Someday . . .☺
Well friends, God bless you on this sunny Monday. I hope you are making your day amazing. Command it to be so and believe that it will be!!!
Can’t you just imagine waking up and walking out through these beautiful glass doors to this gorgeous garden every morning? I can. Cup o’ coffee in hand. Birds chirping. Thanking God for another day to master my weaknesses. Asking Him to help me to be a blessing to everyone I come in contact with. Aaaahhhh . . . yesssssss . . . I’m there . . . But I’m here. In this house, thanking Him in advance for all that I am. All that I have. & All that I will be.
Happy Friday!! Thrilled that the weekend is just a few hours away. For me it officially starts when I pick the kiddies up from school @ 2:30. I don’t really have a choice. All work just seems to stop until I put them to bed @ 8!! Anyway, We’re looking forward to this weekend. My brother is treating the whole family to the Happiest Place on Earth tomorrow. Needless to say, the kiddies (and some of us adults as well) are all super excited. This will be a much needed trip. September & October have been really tight months for us in the $$$ department. So it will be great to be able to hang with the fam and have our only focus be standing in lines to have fun and eating food that we shouldn’t be eating!!!!
Sunday my ReDecor project starts. Every year around this time I get the Re-do, Re-vise Re-visitbug. That’s when no matter what I do, I can’t stop re arranging furniture, and re-imagining my existing furniture and walls in different colors. And this is where my friends Behr, Valspar & Sherwin Williams come in. They always seem to help get me out of my (we’ve-had-the-same-furniture-for-10-years duldrums). Yeah, paint is an amazing thing. It can transform your life. Literally. Two years ago my husband painted our leather couches. Totally revamped them. You can get really creative when the funds are tight!!! Anyway, I’ll be taking you along for my ReDecor ride. I’m starting out small, but my goal is to have the Dining Room & Kitchen redone-revamped and revised by my birthday in November. Look out Rob, the Honey-do list is about to get a little longer!!! I just love the challenge of making things look good on a budget. . . . but don’t get me wrong, I’m totally up for the challenge of making things look good sans budget! . . . . Or let’s just say, with a much more substantial budget!!!!
Have a fantastic weekend guys. Hug the ones you love as much as possible today. ♥
I want Autumn to be here so bad it hurts. Regardless of the fact that it is 95+ degrees outside,
I desire to be COZY.
I am voraciously craving all things warm, homey and wintry . . . slouchy sweaters, furry blankets, boots, fireplace logs & the smell of firewood, hot tea and cinnamon, fuzzy pillows, chunky scarves and candlelight. Autumn/Winter is my favorite time of year and I am awaiting that first cool wintry day with all the depths of my soul. . .
Happy Friday guys! I know I have not been very vocal this week. This was the first full week of the kids being back in school. Also the first week of homework! Just trying to get back in the swing of things with the school schedule. Tomorrow is Nadiya’s birthday, so we are gearing up for a small family gathering. Life is good. I hope everything is well in your world. Get out there and make today a memorable one!!!