Sunday, January 30, 2011

Easy Basement Storage Solution

This weekend we decided that it was time to put some order to the chaos that was our basement. I think the idea probably came up after another snow discussion (we have about 4 ft on the ground at our house in MA right now!), but this time, the conversation focused on what would happen when all that snow melts. We're keeping our fingers crossed that the water outside does not end up in our basement, but after the terrible flooding the RI/MA experienced last spring, we decided not to take any chances and to build some basement storage that would raise our belongings off the floor.

Matt found a great how-to page here. And this was the plan that we followed for the most part. 

The Inspiration

Et Voila!

Finished Product!

As you can see, the shelves aren't fancy, but they will definitely help us organize and keep everything off of the basement floor!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday Night Etsy Picks

Search Term: Ski Art
Inspiration: Growing up a New England skier and traveling from my home in RI to my ski home away from home in North Conway every weekend.

Some favorites:

New Hampshire Giclee by NativeVermont

Remembering Attitash, where I spent my ski weekends... (by my sister actually, but still came up in my search!)

Custom Word Art Print by ReStudios

I think they found these skis in my basement....

Adirondack Ski Chair

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday Night Etsy Picks

The weather in New England today is downright ugly. Winter has already taken its toll on us and it's only mid-January. Let's hope it calms down soon!

In order to combat my winter blues, I'm opting for some summer-inspired pieces this Tuesday.

Poppy Amore by RachelleD

Saving Starfish by One Life Jewelry

In the Shadow of Gold by elgarboart

Cast Iron Mermaid by beautifuldetailswed

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Now Featuring...


Now Featuring... ReStudios!
Visit my incredibly talented sister's shop for photography, textiles, photo-retouching and more!

Here are a few of my favorites.

This one will be hanging in my newly refurbished laundry room as soon as I get the right frame.
Barcelona Charm

Brings me back to my childhood, spending weekends in North Conway, NH.
Tuckerman's Ravine

Beautiful colors on this carousel in Florence.

Florentine Carousel

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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Tuesday Night Etsy Picks

Another Tuesday night means some Etsy picks.

How cute are these chair signs?
Madame/Monsieur Chair Signs by The Back Porch Shoppe

So pretty!

Rose Necklace by Morgan Prather

And the final installment for tonight will be irresistable for all you Mom with children of tooth-losing age.

Tooth Fairy Pillow by Allison29

Sunday, January 02, 2011

twenty eleven

What will it hold....?

twenty ten

I'm a few days late on my recap of 2010, but still, I want to make sure that I put some words together because it was such an amazing year! Believe me, I was glad to see 2009 hit the road, but a little sadder to see 2010 go. After all, it was the year that I got married twice, once in Jamaica in April with my close friends and family, and then another reception in Portsmouth, RI in June - and bought our first house in September. As stressful and busy as it was, I feel immensely grateful for everything that happened this past year. I want to make sure that I remember it for years to come!