I just realized, I've been a bad blogger lately. I mean seriously, I wouldn't blame you if you stopped checking for updates, because I've been on quite a hiatus for several months since we bought our new home.
This is only because I have been busy at work with lots of DIY projects and decorating challenges to help make this house feel like ours:)
One operation took longer than anticipated and turned our lives upside down. Folks, meet my Barbie Pink retro bathroom.
I will tell you, I almost kept this maroon/pink tile combo after the support from many friends with encoruagement that of all people, I could pull this horrendous color combo off. I was flattered that anyone would think I of all people could make this work - and in some ways I wanted the challenge:) But, ultimately, I am a white and blue bathroom kind of girl - and nothing is going to change that. So, I set out scouring the internet for resources on how to paint tile...and I went for it.
I used a low VOC tile primer and regular old Benjamin Moore Satin Paint in White Dove.
Drum roll please for the progress shot:)
Not too shabby right!? We are 1000% happier with our white tile and our shower curtain from the previous home works with the floor here - making this a pretty low cost project (with the exception of the toilet and vanity we had to buy, but that is another story).
Many more posts to come I promise - a word of encouragement to all those with pink bathrooms out there - you don't have to live with it until you can afford an expensive renovation. Paint it!
In just about 1 month - I will be an auntie!! That's right folks, my one and only (baby) sister is having a baby! I'm excited to share some pics of the party I threw at our home to celebrate Baby Ryan's upcoming arrival. This just so happens to be the very first party in our new home.
Below, you'll get a sneak peek of some of the home improvements we've done, in addition to some pretty shower decor (inspired by a party downloadable collection my sister picked out herself in a super sophisticated palette of gray, white and blue). And of course, there are some amazing photos of my adorable/glowing preggo sister - and her cute as a button baby bump:) Enjoy!
That's right folks, we're getting ready to say goodbye to our first beloved home. After just about 6 days on the market, she is going to become home to a lovely young couple. Although I plan on posting pics of the house empty upon exit, this may be the last photos of the fully furnished pad (I can't believe I am actually saying that out loud). We are sad to see her go, but we have big plans for a fixer upper (giant & stately Colonial) we just put an offer on (fingers crossed that the inspection goes swimmingly!) When the deal is sealed, I will post pics of the new Walsh home.
For now, enjoy an in depth look at the listing photos that pushed this baby off the market in one week.
This is the closest thing I've ever posted to a Home Tour. And, it's probably the cleanest the house has ever been taboot:)
I'm really excited to share my first true fashion consulting experience with you ladies. Amy - an awesome family friend reached out to me a few weeks ago to help her step outside her self proclaimed "style rut". Amy is trying to slowly build a transitional wardrobe with pieces that work when in “mom mode” and also work with a skirt to look professional as she looks to a promising career in PR. Since Amy already has great style and loves jewel tones just as much as I do, this made my job easy!
My plan for Amy is simple - add some bright colored pants, skinny jeans and some playful patterns to her wardrobe to add pizzazz to the pieces she already owns. Amy already picked up a pair of Hampton pants from Banana and striped sweater - two recommendations from my Polyvore board below that are both extremely versatile. I can't wait to get some pictures from Amy of her new looks to share, sure to be adorable!