So, this year we have decided to remodel our fireplace–one of the many items on our “house to-do” list (remember we live in a 1925 house). Our brick fireplace was a huge eye soar, and the first thing you saw when you enter into the house. The previous owners thought the fireplace would look better by painting the brick red so it would look more like a brick. I definitely didn’t think it looked very attractive; however, I never saw what it looked like before. Anyway, our fireplace is completed and it looks awesome! It definitely makes our living room so much better and alive! We had to get it custom made because it’s such a large shape, but I was able to design it how I wanted it. And I had the builder put in built-in shelves so I could hide all our annoying toys.
I wanted to post pictures of Seth’s adventure up the Hood. I’m so glad he got home safe especially after hearing about how sketchy the climb was. Look how vertical the climb is! Yikes. But I guess Seth and Eric learned a few things and are now ready to climb the bull dog–Mt. Rainier. And yes, those are clouds not snow.
My really close girlfriend Ashley and friend Charlene will be featured in Las Vegas Home & Design magazine May/June issue–pick up an issue if you are in the area. Ashley makes really darling knit baby and adult hats, and was the one who made “scarf hats” cute, trendy and popular. My family wears her hats all the time. Charlene makes tie baby blankets in fun colorful fabrics that can secure to your stroller, car seat or baby bjorn. The blankets are especially great with newborns–you can hide their sleepy faces from poking strangers especially at the grocery store! Anyways I’m so excited for them! We all do a lot of shows together so next time we have one, come and bring a friend. Oh, and did you notice the fabulous jewelry they are wearing? Click on the image. You can buy them here.
I’m so excited! You can now shop online at Brocade Home. For those of you who don’t know about this great furniture store it just opened last year and is owned by Restoration Hardware. The style is very feminine, romantic with a vintage feel and very reasonably priced. Previously you could only order through their catalog, and there are no stores YET because they are still so new. I love their hand-carved curved back chair in the peony. It would look so great in a bedroom.
Seth climbed Mt. Hood this weekend and made it to the summit. Yea! All is well.
My Mom sent me this really darling picture of some of my nieces. They all live in Vegas and get to play with each other every week. I’m so sad that Stella isn’t part of the Vegas cousin clan. She is just a few months older, and they were all born within a year of each other. I haven’t seen them in a while, so I was surprised how much they have grown.