Thursday, January 22, 2009

color splash: bedrooms

Julia from Hooked on Houses posted some FABULOUS bedrooms in all different colors...Go check out her website now! There's so much awesome inspiration for home decor, architecture, etc.

Which color is your favorite?? I'm in love with all of them, but the brown is just fabulous.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

stating the obvious.

I'm lacking inspiration for this blog at the present time. As of January 1st, we started officially saving all of Ryan's paychecks for a house down payment, but I'm pretty sure it's going to take longer than we first thought before we can actually start looking. I want to have at least 10K more than the 20% down payment so we can use it for closing costs, odds & ends, maintenance, etc. So, needless to say... it's going to be a while regardless of how great Ryan's doing. So because of that, my inspiration is a little lacking because I know we have plenty of time to figure out what we're looking for. {And, to be honest, the layout of my new cubicle at work doesn't let me do as much blogging as I used to because people are constantly looking over my shoulder--suck!}

I have full faith that we can start the official "looking" process (meeting with realtors, talking to mortgage companies, etc.) this time next year. So this year will be a saving year. I'm okay with that. I'd much rather be smart and have the money before jumping in too quickly and struggling to meet our monthly payments. Amen?

Anyway, sorry (to the three of you who read this) for my lack of posting... Maybe soon I'll get inspired again. But right now, every house I see looks exactly the same as the others. bleh.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


The cold dreary weather outside makes me daydream and wish it was summer... Oh, and that we had a house. With a back porch. Similar to these :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Here's some pictures of the J.Crew Creative Director's home... so stylish! Now I know why the clothes are so cute! :)

ahhh bedroom fireplace....
love the yellow striped ceiling!

hello dream closet.

Monday, January 5, 2009


Is it too much to ask????

For a house with:
at least 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
an updated kitchen
a big backyard
wood floors
big closets
lots of windows
high ceilings
some CHARM?

I feel like everything I'm seeing is just cookie-cutter designs and nothing really unique. Maybe we should just build so we can get everything we want. Although, it's a little tricky that our lease is up in August because I start to feel pressured to make a decision before then! It's super expensive to pay month-to-month, but the thought of signing another year lease is kinda sad...

I just really want a house. This morning when I was waiting for my car to de-ice (another perk of apartment living with no garage) I was singing the song in my head from "Little Rascals" except the words were changed :)

I want a house
I want a house
I want a house hey hey hey hey