Friday, July 30, 2010

what makes my house our home {{bookshelves}}

Awhile back when I was thinking about what I should blog on, I got the inspiration to start a little shall we say "series" on what makes my house a home.  I think you can have the most beautiful house, but its not a really a home until you add personal details to the things that fill your house.

One of the favorite spots in my house is the loft.  It's still not complete, but I truly love all the pieces that make up the space, but I especially love my bookshelves.  Currently we have two shelves, but they are getting so full that I want to add another one. I have always loved the look that bookshelves add to a space.  I would love to have a big library like office in our next house....ah, always dreaming.  My bookshelves are a gorgeous chocolate brown as is all the wood in my loft, and here are the beauties.

The shelves merge two very different people into one stylish collection.  If any space is a true combination of  Scott and I, it would definitely be these shelves.  I wanted to share with you the pieces that make up who I am on these shelves.

My bookshelves are a mix of some of my favorite reads, as well as coffee table books that I have added to my collection.  

I couldn't talk about my favorite reads, and not mention Tori Spelling.  Can I just say she is my FAVORITE writer? She's crazy entertaining and I loved all her books (as you can see).  Another favorite in my collection is this drool worthy book about Louis Vuitton.  Lastly, what makes up this shelf is the scripture that Scott and I build our lives upon.   If there is one thing that I strive to incorporate in our home, even in the decor, is that fact that we serve a wonderful God and live everyday to know Him more.

I only found it fitting that on a shelf featuring the book "Things A Woman Should Know About Style" that I include a picture of me on the most stylish day of my life.  My wedding day of course was the day that I felt most glamorous, and this photograph perfectly captured what a princess I felt like that day. I'm so grateful that we had an amazing wedding photographer!!!

And how can I not mention my honeymoon photobook?  Another "home-y touch" that incorporates "us" into this bookshelf.  I love flipping through the book and re-living those special moments.

Of course, Tom & Giselle are displayed on their OWN shelf as if they were part of the family.  I mean come on, they are only my most favorite couple of all time, and my love for Tom Brady needs a whole individual blog post to cover his hunkyness. :)  Anyways, moving of the "home-y touches" I like to add are pics of us from our high school days, I love being reminded our our young love days!!!

I thought that all the great love stories I read, deserved to be on the same shelf together.  Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorite authors, of course we all know how great his love stories are.  Again, I only found it fitting to add a picture of us on our wedding day because I feel that we truly have one of the BEST love stories of all time.  I might be bias though. :)

Another one of my favorite books has to be the Confessions of a Shopaholic series, its the BEST!  Of course, Chanel fits so perfectly with this I couldn't resist and just have to put them together.  Again my "home-y touch" is a picture of Scott and I in high school,  one of my favorite black of white pics of us, its just timeless.

As with everything in marriage, I share my life 50/50 with my husband, and this includes my bookshelves.  My husband big into graphic novels and comic books, and as much as I would love to box these up or store them in a closet, he displays them as proudly as I display Tom & Giselle.  Ahh, gotta love this OUR stuff!  As much as they may have not been my FIRST choice, I love that it truly reflects the mixture of us as a couple.

One thing he has let me do, is personalize his shelf space and this has to be my favorite "home-y touch" of all.  These are two pictures of us as babies.  My husband is of course dressed as Faithman :)  I love that it reflects where we came from and childhood.  I can't wait to explain to our little ones someday about these pictures!!  Its a very special touch that definitely adds that feel of HOME to our house.

So what makes YOUR house a home???

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

monogram love

Remember that corkboard revamp I blogged about here?  Well, I decided that it needed just a little something extra.   If you know me, you know that I LOVE me some monograms! I simply adore everything about them, and I decided that it would be the perfect touch to my corkboard.

I browsed Etsy in search of the perfect little monogram to add to my corkboard.  Everything I found was a large scale monogram, but I finally found the perfect little monogram here.  It was only $5 and you really can't beat that deal!  It finally arrived in the mail today, and I just couldn't wait to add it to my corkboard!!

Here's what it looks like now! :)

I picked the monogram in chocolate brown to match all the wood work and styling of my upstairs loft!! I just love it!! 

Here's a close up of the monogram.

Love.  Love. Love!!! 

I think it adds the perfect little touch to my board! I wanted something that would stand out, but not totally overpower the board and I think it looks awesome!!  

One last peek!!

So what do you think??? I hope you love it as much as I do! 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

oh my stars (& stripes)!!!

Did you all have a great 4th of July? I sure did!!!!! It was so nice to get some time away from work and just relax and enjoy time with family!  I have been itching to do a project revamp shortly so hopefully I will have a fun blog post in the near future.

In the meantime, here's a cute little video of my fun 4th! My nieces and nephews are cuter than cute and I just love bragging on them :)

Have a great week ya'll!!

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