Mayday Mayday!!!!!!!! And a moving update:)

Parts of this were written a few days ago and I added/updated this morning.



Good morning friends………..



OMG, WHY DIDNT’ YOU WARN ME?&%###!!!!!! I am EXHAUSTED after yesterday being my fourth full day of packing…….CALGON TAKE ME AWAY!!!!!!!!! I am taking a break and its only 7am! Seriously this is exhausting stuff, I mean really I am not that old, geez…..in my 40’s, I thought that’s supposed to be considered…. dare I say, young! Then why am I sooooooooo tired! OK, deep breaths, I told myself I will work until midday, ?take a one hour break to futz around on the comp, have lunch, coffee then get back to work. So heres the latest…..



When it rains it pours, right? Literally and figuratively. My husband has been sick, not the regressing little boy who needs attention and wants to pretend he is sick that all men become at the first sniffle….I am talking coughing, more congested than the Midtown tunnel at rush hour, and feeling really lousy. And it was pouring cats and dogs big time on Thursday (original intended day of moving). POURING. So…I am just rolling with the punches as they say, island marble got delivered in the pouring monsoon rain today…big giant monstrous deep breaths being held until that 13 footer got put in its place.



?It practically took a village to carry that behemoth in, I didn’t want to be there and left! BUT boy was it worth the wait. Pure love. Yesterday, first small batch of furniture got moved in….yippee!! Another round of heavy cleaning yesterday and part of today and more furniture getting moved in later this afternoon. The point is we are here, we are on the cusp of being home at last. At this point I am pouring myself ?another cup of coffee and saying “its all good”, going with it, ya know? The good news and silver lining you ask? Well let me tell you…….





See exhibit A, the mounting extra large black garbage bags filled to the brim of what I have no idea, so much junk, excess, baloney, stuff that was taking up cubic feet and air. Why? Good question! But its goodbye and good riddens, so happy to get rid of the stuff that was lurking. There are boxes and boxes and bags and bags of everything all over the place…its almost suffocating! I have tables and tables of plants, and accessories and such all over, it looks like a warehouse or a place closing up shop….which in a way it is. Jealous? I didn’t think so! I do however have a very hard time for whatever reason getting rid of my shoes and my bags. Anyone with me?



And the pack up begins……..
Boxes and bags everywhere……..
Finding a long lost pair of cute flats that happen to work amazingly with my favorite camel bag was super exciting
Everything had to be thrown, literally into one big closet since all the others are being painted

Shoes and bags everywhere!
More bags…….
Starting to get sorted and packed
Tons of accessories all laid out, deciding what to keep and what goes….
More……
Yay, its finally all getting put into boxes!!



Exhibit B. is a little more interesting and depressing. First, you see I thought my niece left her Barbie’s clothes at my house then I realized at second glance they were my clothes from clearly another life. All of these got neatly folded packed up and put into a number of bags to be given and dropped off to people who will actually be able to use them. I know I will never be wearing that size 4 silver lame party dress dress ever again:(




Exhibit C. is my absolute favorite because its my “pot at the end of the rainbow”, when I come up for air, ?that is what I have to look forward to and I can hardly wait. I just keep channeling deep thoughts about what lies ahead and keep repeating to myself “just follow the yellow brick road” (in this case the road from house A. to house B, the new house) and that is what I am doing, mustering all that positive energy towards my light at the end of the tunnel…….

My beloved stove
My gorgeous floors in the kitchen

Finished floors in living room……..
And dining……
My beautiful bathroom!
Hubby’s gorgeous bathroom…..all done! (except for window treament and knobs)
The first pieces that got delivered for the guest room…a beautiful pair of French nightstands?

Guest bath all done……put the shades on the sconces

This is the hardware, just waiting for rest to come in!

Both sonces in husbands bath..its a love for me!

OK this is where I need to hear some opinions..this is a beautiful chest from the Newport collection from EJ Victor that we were considering using as a vanity for powder room, I think its beautiful but somehow I am feeling a darker simpler wood piece, thoughts? (You know I love to hear from you)!!

Back/kitchen powder room done (except for wallpaper and mirror)

Oldest sons bath?

Oldest sons bedroom getting put in…..he likes a more modern feel and this came from his apt. in NYC, he is in the process of moving to new apt. so will be home for a few months

My chandy got put into the dressing room! Love it..the shades add a lot. Do not pay attention to the “countertop”its a temporary until I decide what to do.

Bath faucet finally got installed!
Completed tub….ready for a bubble bath, waiting for my rock crystal sconces which are backordered until February…worth the wait though!
They will go in that little black spot on the wall, and between them will be mirror

Husbands vanity, except knobs..coming in next week

So there you have it, the before, the during and whats to come in the after. I am really liking the after!
And finally when I do take my much needed coffee breaks (and they are happening often, plus its a great excuse to escape to blogland), I feel like a queen (didn’t say I look like one) when I drink out of this wonderful mug….a good friend gave it to me for my birthday and its become my absolute favorite! Isn’t it great?

I will be back in touch again sometime next week with updates in between my awesome guest posts coming your way soon. Enjoy your day!

MOST RECENT MOVING UPDATE…..we will continue “the big clean up’ until Monday, then finish up odds and ends being done on Tues. and start REALLY moving on Wed, Thurs. and Friday.
So fingers crossed we will be “home” at last on one of those nights! Will keep you posted.

Back to work, wishing you a wonderful and relaxing Sunday….XO Tina

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Mayday Mayday!!!!!!!! And a moving update:)

Parts of this were written a few days ago and I added/updated this morning.

Good morning friends………..

OMG, WHY DIDNT’ YOU WARN ME?&%###!!!!!! I am EXHAUSTED after yesterday being my fourth full day of packing…….CALGON TAKE ME AWAY!!!!!!!!! I am taking a break and its only 7am! Seriously this is exhausting stuff, I mean really I am not that old, geez…..in my 40’s, I thought that’s supposed to be considered…. dare I say, young! Then why am I sooooooooo tired! OK, deep breaths, I told myself I will work until midday,  take a one hour break to futz around on the comp, have lunch, coffee then get back to work. So heres the latest…..

When it rains it pours, right? Literally and figuratively. My husband has been sick, not the regressing little boy who needs attention and wants to pretend he is sick that all men become at the first sniffle….I am talking coughing, more congested than the Midtown tunnel at rush hour, and feeling really lousy. And it was pouring cats and dogs big time on Thursday (original intended day of moving). POURING. So…I am just rolling with the punches as they say, island marble got delivered in the pouring monsoon rain today…big giant monstrous deep breaths being held until that 13 footer got put in its place.

 It practically took a village to carry that behemoth in, I didn’t want to be there and left! BUT boy was it worth the wait. Pure love. Yesterday, first small batch of furniture got moved in….yippee!! Another round of heavy cleaning yesterday and part of today and more furniture getting moved in later this afternoon. The point is we are here, we are on the cusp of being home at last. At this point I am pouring myself  another cup of coffee and saying “its all good”, going with it, ya know? The good news and silver lining you ask? Well let me tell you…….


See exhibit A, the mounting extra large black garbage bags filled to the brim of what I have no idea, so much junk, excess, baloney, stuff that was taking up cubic feet and air. Why? Good question! But its goodbye and good riddens, so happy to get rid of the stuff that was lurking. There are boxes and boxes and bags and bags of everything all over the place…its almost suffocating! I have tables and tables of plants, and accessories and such all over, it looks like a warehouse or a place closing up shop….which in a way it is. Jealous? I didn’t think so! I do however have a very hard time for whatever reason getting rid of my shoes and my bags. Anyone with me?

And the pack up begins……..
Boxes and bags everywhere……..
Finding a long lost pair of cute flats that happen to work amazingly with my favorite camel bag was super exciting
Everything had to be thrown, literally into one big closet since all the others are being painted

Shoes and bags everywhere!
More bags…….
Starting to get sorted and packed
Tons of accessories all laid out, deciding what to keep and what goes….
More……
Yay, its finally all getting put into boxes!!


Exhibit B. is a little more interesting and depressing. First, you see I thought my niece left her Barbie’s clothes at my house then I realized at second glance they were my clothes from clearly another life. All of these got neatly folded packed up and put into a number of bags to be given and dropped off to people who will actually be able to use them. I know I will never be wearing that size 4 silver lame party dress dress ever again:(


Exhibit C. is my absolute favorite because its my “pot at the end of the rainbow”, when I come up for air,  that is what I have to look forward to and I can hardly wait. I just keep channeling deep thoughts about what lies ahead and keep repeating to myself “just follow the yellow brick road” (in this case the road from house A. to house B, the new house) and that is what I am doing, mustering all that positive energy towards my light at the end of the tunnel…….

My beloved stove
My gorgeous floors in the kitchen

Finished floors in living room……..
And dining……
My beautiful bathroom!
Hubby’s gorgeous bathroom…..all done! (except for window treament and knobs)
The first pieces that got delivered for the guest room…a beautiful pair of French nightstands 

Guest bath all done……put the shades on the sconces

This is the hardware, just waiting for rest to come in!

Both sonces in husbands bath..its a love for me!

OK this is where I need to hear some opinions..this is a beautiful chest from the Newport collection from EJ Victor that we were considering using as a vanity for powder room, I think its beautiful but somehow I am feeling a darker simpler wood piece, thoughts? (You know I love to hear from you)!!

Back/kitchen powder room done (except for wallpaper and mirror)

Oldest sons bath 

Oldest sons bedroom getting put in…..he likes a more modern feel and this came from his apt. in NYC, he is in the process of moving to new apt. so will be home for a few months

My chandy got put into the dressing room! Love it..the shades add a lot. Do not pay attention to the “countertop”its a temporary until I decide what to do.

Bath faucet finally got installed!
Completed tub….ready for a bubble bath, waiting for my rock crystal sconces which are backordered until February…worth the wait though!
They will go in that little black spot on the wall, and between them will be mirror

Husbands vanity, except knobs..coming in next week

So there you have it, the before, the during and whats to come in the after. I am really liking the after!
And finally when I do take my much needed coffee breaks (and they are happening often, plus its a great excuse to escape to blogland), I feel like a queen (didn’t say I look like one) when I drink out of this wonderful mug….a good friend gave it to me for my birthday and its become my absolute favorite! Isn’t it great?

I will be back in touch again sometime next week with updates in between my awesome guest posts coming your way soon. Enjoy your day!

MOST RECENT MOVING UPDATE…..we will continue “the big clean up’ until Monday, then finish up odds and ends being done on Tues. and start REALLY moving on Wed, Thurs. and Friday.
So fingers crossed we will be “home” at last on one of those nights! Will keep you posted.

Back to work, wishing you a wonderful and relaxing Sunday….XO Tina
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Meet our newest additions, happy Saturday and pretty posts to ponder!

Good morning, ?we are trucking along…things are happening people! Today we are starting a a massive “clean up”, you can imagine the dust, dirt,etc that has accumulated…..the plan as of right now is that we will have the moving trucks trucking on over Thursday morning but will continue to move odds and ends into the house early this week. So as of Thursday, fingers crossed we may just be spending our first night there!



?I hope you have enjoyed the wonderful guest posts I have featured lately, ?with more to come in the next two weeks! I have been so lucky to have had some amazing blogging friends pitch in to help out (wouldn’t you agree) and there are plenty more to come, you will see me here occasionally during the week with some posts I have prepared in advance speckled with more guests posts, and it will be this way until I have moved and start coming up for air. For anyone who has moved, you know whats involved, I don’t need to explain. That said, since blogging as I have said before is my “therapy” I will be coming to blogland just as often as I can, you can bet your frappucinio on that! (yummm..that sounds so good right now).



Anyway, just a few things I wanted to share….loooooong awaited stove and the finished family room mantle. Love them both so ?much, just had to post some pictures! ?And a few other odds and ends, as well as some of your questions answered, which I got many from last Thursday, so this is a bit of a hodge podge post. And we are off……….





Allow me to present the newest addition to our family…my long awaited stove!!!!!! Tah dah!!

(Imagine there is a fancy red carpet)?

And then our second finished and newest addition, the completed family room fireplace (pictures a little grainy as it was getting dark and didn’t have my “good” camera)

And a few of your questions answered…..




What is the color of the laundry room cabinets? Stark Paint “slate II”, or you can have your local paint store make up their match, (easily done)




Who makes the crystal and nickel sconce in my guest room and the hallway sconces??Both came from Decorative Crafts




What color is my bathroom walls and trim? We took linen white and added one part white to tone down a little of the yellow, and used white dove on the trim.




What kind of flooring did we use for the wood floors? Premium white oak, with some mahogany inlays. Almost as important if not as important, is making sure you have a very good finisher.




Where did my marble floor come from in my bathroom? That came from the queen of waterjet marble….New Ravenna. It is Calcutta gold in the Djinn pattern. Their things are exquisite and they truly can do anything. Click here to visit their site.




Some are still asking about the grill in the kitchen? It is from Heathcast in England.



(If your question was not answered here or via email feel free to email me)



And finally some posts to ponder that I have enjoyed as of late (some old and some new)…….great idea to go through these if you have a spare chunk of time this weekend and a good cup of coffee:)??Enjoy!



PLAIN CHICKEN……yummy baked brie bites, easy and delicious! Trust me they ARE as good a they look!

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RICH LIFE ON A BUDGET, 25 benefits to middle age, loved this!
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5TH AND STATE….Urn and greenery tutorial, loooved this!
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HAUS DESIGN, one of my most favorite posts on al fresco entertaining!
_______________________
SWEET ALMOND TREE…love crostinis so these were calling my name!
_____________________
VERANDA INTERIORS….the interior of this plane is too good to not share!
_____________________________
MY SWEET SAVANNAH…such a beautiful, charming?and inviting home!
_____________________
A FEMME DU CERTAINAGE…..A fantastic post on detoxing, a great way to start the new year!
____________________
DESIGN IS ALL IN THE DETAIL….a very inspiring post on getting organized!
_________________________________
SPLENDID SASS….talk about a breathtaking home!!
_______________________
MAISON DECOR….If you like silver and transferware, you will love this!
____________________
PROVIDENCE LTD DESIGN…if you love lanterns, this is for you!
________________________
TG INTERIORS….lovely post on patinas that make you swoon!
________________
ACQUIRED OBJECTS…….this post does justice for beautiful blues!
______________________
So, these should keep you quite busy for awhile, and trust me they are all worth the visit! I have many many more where this came from and will be sure to share my favorites that I keep in my treasure chest of keepers in the coming weeks. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
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Meet our newest additions, happy Saturday and pretty posts to ponder!

Good morning,  we are trucking along…things are happening people! Today we are starting a a massive “clean up”, you can imagine the dust, dirt,etc that has accumulated…..the plan as of right now is that we will have the moving trucks trucking on over Thursday morning but will continue to move odds and ends into the house early this week. So as of Thursday, fingers crossed we may just be spending our first night there!

 I hope you have enjoyed the wonderful guest posts I have featured lately,  with more to come in the next two weeks! I have been so lucky to have had some amazing blogging friends pitch in to help out (wouldn’t you agree) and there are plenty more to come, you will see me here occasionally during the week with some posts I have prepared in advance speckled with more guests posts, and it will be this way until I have moved and start coming up for air. For anyone who has moved, you know whats involved, I don’t need to explain. That said, since blogging as I have said before is my “therapy” I will be coming to blogland just as often as I can, you can bet your frappucinio on that! (yummm..that sounds so good right now).

Anyway, just a few things I wanted to share….loooooong awaited stove and the finished family room mantle. Love them both so  much, just had to post some pictures!  And a few other odds and ends, as well as some of your questions answered, which I got many from last Thursday, so this is a bit of a hodge podge post. And we are off……….


Allow me to present the newest addition to our family…my long awaited stove!!!!!! Tah dah!!
(Imagine there is a fancy red carpet) 

And then our second finished and newest addition, the completed family room fireplace (pictures a little grainy as it was getting dark and didn’t have my “good” camera)

And a few of your questions answered…..

What is the color of the laundry room cabinets? Stark Paint “slate II”, or you can have your local paint store make up their match, (easily done)

Who makes the crystal and nickel sconce in my guest room and the hallway sconces? Both came from Decorative Crafts

What color is my bathroom walls and trim? We took linen white and added one part white to tone down a little of the yellow, and used white dove on the trim.

What kind of flooring did we use for the wood floors? Premium white oak, with some mahogany inlays. Almost as important if not as important, is making sure you have a very good finisher.

Where did my marble floor come from in my bathroom? That came from the queen of waterjet marble….New Ravenna. It is Calcutta gold in the Djinn pattern. Their things are exquisite and they truly can do anything. Click here to visit their site.

Some are still asking about the grill in the kitchen? It is from Heathcast in England.

(If your question was not answered here or via email feel free to email me)

And finally some posts to ponder that I have enjoyed as of late (some old and some new)…….great idea to go through these if you have a spare chunk of time this weekend and a good cup of coffee:)  Enjoy!

PLAIN CHICKEN……yummy baked brie bites, easy and delicious! Trust me they ARE as good a they look!

___________________
RICH LIFE ON A BUDGET, 25 benefits to middle age, loved this!
____________________________
5TH AND STATE….Urn and greenery tutorial, loooved this!
_________________
HAUS DESIGN, one of my most favorite posts on al fresco entertaining!
_______________________
SWEET ALMOND TREE…love crostinis so these were calling my name!
_____________________
VERANDA INTERIORS….the interior of this plane is too good to not share!
_____________________________
MY SWEET SAVANNAH…such a beautiful, charming and inviting home!
_____________________
A FEMME DU CERTAINAGE…..A fantastic post on detoxing, a great way to start the new year!
____________________
DESIGN IS ALL IN THE DETAIL….a very inspiring post on getting organized!
_________________________________
SPLENDID SASS….talk about a breathtaking home!!
_______________________
MAISON DECOR….If you like silver and transferware, you will love this!
____________________
PROVIDENCE LTD DESIGN…if you love lanterns, this is for you!
________________________
TG INTERIORS….lovely post on patinas that make you swoon!
________________
ACQUIRED OBJECTS…….this post does justice for beautiful blues!
______________________
So, these should keep you quite busy for awhile, and trust me they are all worth the visit! I have many many more where this came from and will be sure to share my favorites that I keep in my treasure chest of keepers in the coming weeks. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
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