Around the House

Friday, July 1, 2011

Confession: I'm scared of commitment. Not in the way you are probably thinking, but I'm totally having commitment issues with where everything should go in our house! It's like hanging a frame is the scariest thing I have done. I have a bajillion inspirational ideas running through my head (thanks to the lovely pinterest), but I can't seem to narrow anything down. I know nothing is permanent, but maybe the thought that this is a brand new house with walls free of nail holes makes it feel like it's such a big deal! Sigh. Tough life, right? So if any of you Utahns have a strong desire to come tell me what colors to paint the walls and where to put things, that would be much appreciated. :)

Without further ado, I decided to appease those people who have asked for pictures of our unsettled house with some areas that have gotten a little set up. Disclaimer: things seem to be changing almost daily over here.
 These wonderful yellow flowers (from World Market) bring a smile to my face, even when I'm doing dishes. And that beautiful white vase? That was given to me for my birthday by Megan, one of my best friends from Texas. There's actually a funny story behind it.

 Now isn't that sign just the truth?? Also, have you ever heard of Voluspa candles? Mmmm they are my favorite. And they are just so darn pretty. 
If I were looking at this picture I'd say to myself "man, she's got a lot of green apples!" And it's true.  I'm making my favorite Caramel Apple Crisp this weekend. Yum. (Please ignore the bruised apple. I just noticed it and am too lazy to take another picture).

See that beauty of a bookshelf in the background? I scored that bookshelf (with a matching shorter shelf) for cheap using the lovely KSL Classifieds. Within a few weeks I will be painting it, using this lovely cupboard as my inspiration:

Pretty right?

And now to the outside. This wreath might look a bit familiar, no?

And let's talk about another score from the classifieds. I found these two porch chairs for a whopping total of $40. I was one happy chica! Now I just need to give them a little TLC, and the mister and I can spend some lovely summer evenings rocking on our porch. Just give me some strawberry lemonade and we'll call it good!

And last, but not least, the largest and sadly the least exciting project we have done thus far, our garage. We painted the walls and sealed the floor. And by we, I mean mostly me. :) I guess that's what happens when I don't have a job and Russ does. It went from this:

... to this!

That's it for the Lewis home tour... for now! I hope you enjoyed the ride!

{And before you call me completely lazy, let me just share my exciting news! I did get a job! It will be doing accounting functions (plus other miscellaneous tasks) for about 30 hours a week. I can't explain how excited I am to have a little flexibility. I don't start for a few weeks, so I must take advantage of the few weeks of freedom I have ahead of me!}


Amanda Jones said...

I love the home tour..can't wait to see more! I need ti get me some of those cute flowers... i love them!!!

Megan Barrick said...

Love, love, love! I can't wait to see your shelf transformation! Everything looks so great. You have a fabulous eye for decor. Can you come back and give my house some fresh life?

Reeve family said...

Looks great! I LOVE the garage!

Angela Joy said...

Things are looking fabulous! Enjoy that lovely clean garage free of "stuff" while you can! It looks good!! See you soon.

Sara said...

so exciting! And let me tell you how smart you are to finish your garage BEFORE you make a mess of it... hard and no fun- maybe, but I must say I am quite jealous and wish we would've done that two years ago when it would've been ten times easier!
Congrats on the job!

Lindsay said...

um your house and ideas for your house are pretttty. can't wait to see it!

Jessica Holly said...

That looks amazing Camille! I'm loving the color scheme so far :)