Friday, August 27, 2010

I Do

I'm getting married today! (obviously I created this post a few days ago) I'm so excited to start a new life with an amazing guy. Kolbe is a perfect fit for me in so many ways, I would list them all but you all might stop reading because it would be too gushy. But I do know that I can't wait to go on this new adventure with him by my side. Pictures of the wedding and me and Kolbe will be posted sometime in the near future. But you probably won't see much of me for the next few weeks, ha, I'll be a little busy being the new Mrs. Launchbaugh!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Give Yourself Some Detail

I love this idea of adding detail on the wall without art or mirrors. It looks like some simple molding was made to give the wall a panelled custom look. The strong rectangular shape gives comfort and strength to the space as well as drawing the eye upward which gives to the feeling of height and grandeur in this room. This would be a relatively easy and inexpensive project to DIY. If your budget is even tighter or you don't want the molding I think you could accomplish this look with paint too, but make sure you tape off really well or you might end up with a nice big mess!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

An Aged Love

This kitchen just seems to be reminiscent of the old life. Curved lines, rushed-cane seating, robin egg blue island, carved stone fireplace, and a romantic curved chandelier. Who else agrees?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Here They Are!

So here is the finished product of my announcement, I'm pretty excited about them. It was a rush to get them done, I guess that's what happens when you have a 6 week engagement. We are down to 12 days and I can't wait!! For all of you close by I would love to see you there!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Engagement Photos!

So here are a few of our engagement pictures, we went to La Jolla beach in San Diego, and had a blast! Kolbe's good friend Erica was our photographer and she did a great job! This is one of my favorites! I can't believe I'm getting married in 2 weeks!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Words of Wisdom

I'm in the middle of wedding plans, packing, new roommates moving in and finishing up my job. Not to mention fitting some quality phone time in with my fiance! But I know everything will get done and look awesome and the most important part IS I'm getting married.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Place to Eat

What I like about this kitchen
  • Creamy white cabinets with lots of focus on detail to create a custom feel
    Classic white and grey marble
  • Dark hardwood floors
  • Microwave and kid level
  • Tall tufted fabric barstools in the light blueish gray color I like so much
  • Big commercial range and hood
  • Pendant lighting over the island

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The BIG 3-0

Wow! I feel like 29 just cruised by and 30 seems to be en route to do be the same. I looked back to my post when I turned 29 and realized that 29 was all that I needed it to be. I accomplished some great bucket list things and had a lot of fun and learned some very valuable lessons and found myself a little more. I am also realizing that life is like wine, it gets better with time and I'm grateful I think I'm aging well and enjoying life. Now I get to experience life in my 30's! I'm a little freaked out by that but mostly I'm ready to keep cruising and see where life and my 30's will take me!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Blue and Wavy

I feel like I post about kitchens more then anything else but I'm drawn to kitchens for some reason. It may be because I was a kitchen designer for 4 years or maybe its because you find kitchens like this and you can't help but be drawn to them. Now I don't think I would ever need to have a kitchen like this but it definitely keeps with my theme of being different and daring to let your style shine! Or wave or whatever your style feels like it needs to be. And again any space with big windows like this kitchen gets my vote.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bold and Orange

Dare to be bold and daring and different. Don't just design your home to appease a trend or to do what other people tell you is good design. Take a chance and be different, love the space you live in because it reflects who you are and inspires your to be happier and love life and living a little more. That is what design is all about, being more content with your surroundings, making the little things be the pieces that make you smile and appreciate your house.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Fieldtrip time!

I'm headed to the World Market with my students. Where are we going you might ask? Oh just Las Vegas, one of the hottest places to be in July! There will be showroom after showroom of everything imaginable for an interior. Furniture, accessories, lighting, bedding, mattresses, rugs, and so much more. It should be lots of fun. And secretly I plan on sneaking out a few times and taking a nice refreshing dip in the pool.