Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thanks Evie!

My house is not what anyone would ever call glamorous. Handsome is a better word. So when we got our new (very glamorous) couch I knew that I had a fair bit of tweaking to do to make it fit in. While the couch needs to be (slightly) glam-ed down, the rest of the room definitely needs to be glam-ed up. I know that just a couple of key pieces will bring it all together to achieve the eclectic mix I am looking for. I found the perfect start thanks to Evie at Post College Working Girl. I saw this gold chevron lamp shade on her blog and hustled out to Target to get one for myself! Thank you Evie you are an inspiration as always!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Happy 21st Birthday!!

My oldest child is turning 21 today and this is not a picture of him opening his presents or blowing out the candles on a home made birthday cake. It is the beginning of the birthdays that he spends not with me and his dad and little brother and sister, but in the fine company of friends away at school and beyond. It's a bitter sweet time for a parent, preparing your kids for independence... practically nagging them into adulthood, and then being sort of surprised when they actually do grow up. It's a crazy combination of pride and "be careful what you wish for". I am glad every day for the grown up person Jacob has become. His talent and passion for writing, his visionary but always dependable out look on life, and of course his stellar fashion sense, continue to make me proud every day. Happy Birthday Jacob!