Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Let there be light!

I'm a sucker for chandeliers. Love them! There are so many different varieties and they really add a touch of elegance to any space. They also don't have to be expensive. There's all types to fit your style and Craigslist or consignment shops are a great resource as well. Our last house in Texas had 3 chandeliers but mainly because they went with the Victorian feel of the house. I wasn't sure what lighting we were going to go with in this new house at first. Originally H wanted to install track lighting in 2 of the bedrooms, but that idea got nixed and we ended up returning the lights. Home Depot was having a sale and we had some store credit, so we put it towards lighting and bought two chandeliers. I guess we are going with a chandelier in all 3 bedrooms and the breakfast, formal dining room, and living room. Here is our lighting so far that we've installed.

Breakfast room

Crystal & chrome chandelier {Home Depot}

Serena's room

Antique white mini chandelier {Home Depot}

Layla & Mariam's room

Laurel rustic white chandelier {Home Depot}

Formal dining & living room

This chandelier came in the house, but it's probably not staying in the dining room. I plan on spray painting it white and putting it in the master bedroom. The living room light is currently not installed as you can see by the hole in the ceiling. We found a light, H installed it, and then we took it down 2 days later because we just weren't feeling it. Finding a chandelier for the living room has been hard. I want it to be just right because it's one of the first things you see as soon as you walk in the house. Here are a few I'm loving:

Cheyenne 9-light chandelier {Joss & Main}

Pennington chandelier {Joss & Main}

Claiborne 6 light chandelier {Bellacor}

Hyde Park Chandelier {Wayfair}

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

I know I've been super quiet around these parts, but you know how it is when you move into a new home. So much to do! I still have boxes to unpack and a mountain of projects to go through. Hoping to get back to blogging this week. :)

Monday, March 7, 2016

Settling in...

Today is the first Monday at the new house where it's just Mariam and Ava with me. H is back at work after a 2 week vacation and Layla and Serena are at school now. The house is nice and quiet at the moment and it's nice. I'm loving it here! My stress level has gone down considerably in these last two weeks. We also had friends come in from Houston and stay for 3 days and it was fun. Gave us a much needed break. We ate out a lot, went to Palm Beach, took the kids to the zoo, saw some sights. 

Today I plan on unpacking the rest of the girls clothes, tackling a few boxes in my room and working on my business. I've got to plan my calendar and get some sewing done. We still have a lot to do in the house and we've got a mountain full of boxes in the Florida room. Slowly but surely...

Just some phone pics I've taken in the last 2 weeks. I need to find the cord for my camera. 

Have a great Monday.