Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Quote For Thursday

My most favorite quote ever:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

And a quote for today...

Home Sweet Home

I've decided to pull myself away from the stresses of number crunching and planning to talk about a topic that always brightens my day: Houses. I love the little apartment we are calling home right now, I tell Josh how much I love it everyday, I get up in the morning and smile because, while it is definitely small and we can't paint all the funky colors I want to paint the walls, it is cozy, and cute, and just fine for this stage of our lives. I love apartments, I have always wanted to have a funky brick apartment in the middle of a city where I could sip tea on my balcony, and walk wherever I wanted to. That dream of living in the middle of things has never come true, and I have accepted the fact that it won't by now... Being that we live in an area of Washington where the big city is 40 minutes away, and we are out here in the land of 4x4's and dirt. That's okay, I can adapt. I've lived in a small town my entire life, my dreams of living in Tuscany aren't looking like they will come to fruition either. But we are young, things can change I guess? :)

Anyway, aside from being a fan of apartments, I adore homes as well. There is nothing like a wonderful old home. The only thing I don't like about old homes? My first thought is always, "Who was killed, or died in this home? And why hasn't anyone bought it yet?" Apparently I have watched to many horror movies with creepy old houses, and creepy half dead people meandering around. My imagination is at the least VERY wild, and always gets the better of me. These were the first words I said when Josh and I went to look at a home that I have decided I am all for buying. The only other problem, it's $20,000 over budget. Pshh... What's $20,000 these days? I've never even touched $20,000. I'm praying the price goes down a bit... It won't go down $20,000 but I can dream. It needs some fixing up, but it has the potential to be glorious, and I'm all up for the design challenge. I already have my paint colors picked out for the exterior, and the "parlor.

Anyway, I like I was saying, I LOVE HOMES, Love them. And like I said, I have a special place in my heart for old homes... Aside from the creepy dead people hanging out in the attic or basement... Blah. I also like interior design, and if I had a knack for measurements and such, I would definitely want to be an interior designer. Only problem? I have such random style that I'm afraid I don't know what goes with what, so I would have to decorate everyone's home in the eclectic style of old and new that I love.

I would "Alyssafy" it and clients would find that there is crap absolutely everywhere, probably stuff that I would think is awesome, and they would never be caught dead having in their home. Josh and I have similar tastes, but more often than not, we find ourselves disagreeing about something I like and he refuses to have in our home. Like that zebra print chair I wanted, that in fact won't go with that ugly mustard chair we have from my grandma's house, but is still sitting at the store that I found it at. I've been told no to a huge number of things, most of them being colors I have chosen to repaint old furniture and such. I have been told no to eggplant purple, no to anything that has turquoise in it, and no to that awesome jute rug I found at World Market that I bought anyway...

So here are a few homes that I would definitely spend my days in, and would love to have a family in! Enjoy:)

1. washington spaces 2. 3.

4. 5. apartment therapy 6. grand canyon log homes

What kind of homes do you like? Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yes We Can: January 20, 2009

No matter who you voted for in the 2008 election, today is a moment that will go down in history. Never before have people been so excited, and held so much hope for the future. Today can be a turning point for this nation, and while we have so far to go, I am proud of how far we have come. Today is a special day, a powerful day, and a beautiful day. I pray for our new President's strength, and wisdom! I hope you enjoy this day for all it is worth!

God Bless!


Friday, January 16, 2009

Today I Want To Be Audrey... Or Holly GoLightly

I went through my "Things I Love" File today, and here are some Audrey photos I found.

I want to look like this

One day I will have this couch in my office.

It doesn't get much better than this

and if I smoked I would want to look like this


I've decided that one day I will look this good doing everything from my laundry to going out. Who wouldn't want to look this good all the time? I have an Audrey Hepburn esque dress tucked away for the perfect occasion... Now I just have to find that occasion:) Have a wonderful day! Do something that makes you feel beautiful!


Thursday, January 15, 2009

This Makes Me Happy

I've been searching blogs this morning for some good inspiration. I have some new ideas for sessions! I stumbled upon this via a blog I've been searching through this morning. Everything about this photo makes me smile. The color of the photo, the fact that you can see the Eiffel Tower in the background, and the girls dress. I'm pretty sure I want it! I thought I would share this lovely photo with everyone. I'm pretty sure it's taken my Tim Walker:)

(Tim Walker)

Find something that inspires you today! Have a beautiful Thursday!


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hello New Year!

I can't believe it has been so long since I have posted. Not much interesting has gone on here since the New Year started. There was flooding here, but that's about it. I'm working away on new products, and prices for 2009 so that is keeping me pretty busy during the day. I'm stressing out major about all that. Hopefully, things will start picking up soon after I get all my stuff up and ready to go! I'm in the process of making a few flyers to put out at our apartment complex, and in the process I made a little something-something that I will print out and hang on a wall somewhere, and I made this at the same time. I had a huge headache this morning, so I slept in a bit, and when I woke up the sun was making its way out from behind the fog. Now we have a full fleged sunny day, and it is glorious! Of course it is freezing outside, but at least there is sun! Have a wonderful day everyone, and hopefully I will have something interesting to blog about soon.

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