Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Our Master Bedroom

So my husband, Jeff and I have been married a little over a year ago. We've slowly been acquiring furniture to fill our first house!  Now that we have some furniture to actually fill some of the spaces, I want to start working on the decorations to add more character and style to the spaces....and of course we'll continue to buy more furniture as needed.  Sorry hubby we're not done yet!

I wanted to show you what I've done with our Master Bedroom so far. 

Here is the Master Bedroom BEFORE we moved in with the prior owner's belongings.

Here is our Master Bedroom now AFTER we have moved in and bought our bedroom furniture!

After these pics were taken, I have added a woven burlap bedskirt to add more texture to the sides of the bed, but I still put it behind the footboard, so you can just barely see it peeking out at the end of the bed.  I love it! I also have been looking at some burlap throw pillows or light blue damask patterned pillows. So, I still need to find more pillows for the bed and the couch in our sitting area!  Of course a flatscreen tv is on the list too as the one we have now is a bit of an eyesore, and don't laugh, we do turn it at an agle to watch tv from the bed! haha  Also, artwork for the wall by the couch is on the list too!  Maybe some sort of gallery wall...


Friday, June 17, 2011


Check out the linky party over at Ten of my favorite blogs to read.  She's hosting a SUMMER FUN party!  Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Love!

There are so many things I love about summer – pool days, lounging in the sun with a good book, drinking fruity drinks, BBQ’s with friends, but most of all I LOVE summer vacation!!   Okay, so yes, I’m not a student anymore, and yes, I work full time, so it’s not like I have a whole summer off, but I still get giddy whenever I can take a week off to go to the beach.  It’s the perfect way to kick off summer.  We just returned from a trip to Belize, and in one word it was amazing! Here are a few images of the beautiful scenery along with a little something new I fell in LOVE with while there.
Here is the view from our room.

And the magnificent pool where we lounged for hours - just fabulous!

But here is my new LOVE - PUPUSAS!  Have you heard of these?!  We had been told by a friend that when we ventured into town we just had to try a pupusa, so we did, and well that's when I fell hard in love.  They are so delish!  The dough is a corn masa that is stuffed with all different types of fillings - pork, chicken, lobster, beans, cheese, spinach, etc... this one below was a mix of chicken, cheese and beans!

Then to make it even better, you top it with their own special hot sauce!

Wait - there's more - it just keeps getting better.  Then you top it with a vinegar based coleslaw! 

There, now it's perfect! Mmmmm.  

We've already been looking into recipes to try so we can make pupusas at home.  We are going to of course go with the traditional fillings, but then also experiment with some of our own.  I'm thinking shrimp and goat cheese!  Before I get ahead of myself though, I need to figure out how to perfect the dough!  Have you ever eaten pupusas?  Anyone have any suggestions, please share!