I have a sort of new-to-me co-worker who likes to create, and she does some beautiful painted canvases. Here is the one she made for me when I told her I wanted one with a beachy sort of vibe:
For now, it hangs here in the boy bathroom. But I may put it on the opposite wall so I can center it properly. And I want to take those clings off the mirror and frame it out. And maybe add a glass vase of shells and such. Super simple.
She used beach sand from Port Aransas to give it texture.
I have a love/hate thing going with IKEA. I love their breakfast - for $2 you cannot go wrong. Seriously, $2. Including coffee.
And I have serious designs on obtaining this rug. I think it would be perfect in the den! But I think the ones they have left are IT so I have to decide pretty soon before they all get snapped up.
Mostly I go to IKEA for kitchen and simple household items - chief among them napkins.
Four months ago, one of fav wineries bottled their plum wine. We loved it and acquired two bottles of it - one at a random visit, the other at a pick-up. We were advised to let it age til late summer, so I stored them in a cool place on their side and waited. When I opened them up, guess what I had? Fizzy vinegar. The winery credited us for the bottles and we will maybe pick up two more in a couple of weeks. Customer service is everything.
We are stealing this idea from a coffee shop in downtown Austin. A glass garage door for our Someday House at Highlands. Maybe leading into a great room. (also I like the industrial vibe here)
Can I just say how I love going and doing with Hubby on the weekends? It's like we are newly married young adults again with no kids and a full two days to do whatever we want. I'm sure I will always treasure our time as parents of young children, but being parents of adults has its merits...