Showing posts from September, 2012

A Little Weekend Fun (for once)..

We usually go out to our house every weekend to check on the progress that happened during the week and then stay with my parents that live in a neighboring town.  We're usually running around like maniacs picking up more supplies from Home Depot or going to look at more tile, faucets, paint etc. etc.  We have done this almost every weekend since we bought our house in late January. Let's just say, it's a grind. Last weekend, we decided to have some fun and chill with friends for a loooooooong overdue visit.  They live in a super quaint town in Long Island, New York right near the water.  Only wish they lived closer.  :( 

Can you say lovely? This looks like a painting, right?

I have a thing for weeping willows. One of my neighbors in my old childhood neighborhood had one of these in their yard. Love them.  I guess there is something romantic about them or do I just have a strange affinity towards trees?  ... probably the latter. lol

The weeping willow again, but with the…

Extra, Extra Read All About It

Hello there! Just wanted to share some updated pictures of the kitchen....
It's white. It's glossy.
These poles will be painted white to blend in to the surroundings.

Before (for reference):

Little bit closer...

Trying to see if we can switch these glass doors.  I wanted something where the glass almost came to the end of the cabinet door.  These look a little like prison windows. ;) I think if I can't get a door with more glass, I'll swap these out for just plain front doors.

Before: Slightly different angle but just so you can see the old island

See this area that I circled in red below? These were big doors that concealed the previous owners' washer and dryer. We decided to go with a similar set up, but these doors covered up a nice window and made the kitchen darker and we didn't want that.

So we took out the original window, which wasn't as wide but was taller and replaced it with this window. Our washer and dryer will be in the two center cabinets b…

Spikes and Studs- Fall Fashion

Happy Thursday! So, looking forward to the weekend, but when am I not? Loving the look of spikes and studs for the fall... How about you?

Spikes and Studs- Fall Fashion by styleburbia
Loeffler Randall polka dot shoes

Valentino high heels

Christian Louboutin high heels

Zara shoes

Valentino handbag

MICHAEL Michael Kors michael kors handbag

Zara studded bag

Janis By Janis Savitt gold jewelry

Eddie borgo

$13 -

Stella dot

Some of these items are lust worthy, but I tried to add some reasonably priced items so that this style is obtainable in all budget ranges. Enjoy!

Any fall trends you are totally lusting after?


We're Getting so Close I can Taste it.

I know this title is weird and so am I, but it's true. We are soooo close. I'm hoping we can move in to the house within the next two weeks. Will it happen? I don't know! Will we come close? I hope so! (where did this weird rhyming thing come into being??)

Here's what we've been up to:
From this (note awkward columns and many different ceiling heights:

To this:

 To this (note awkward columns replaced with uniform support poles and 2 ceiling heights in kitchen area):
The floor is down in the kitchen! It's stained (which you can't see in this pic) and the cabinets are almost ready to go down.

 See more on my kitchen renovation {here}, {here} and {here}.

Master Bedroom. Carpet gone. Floors being prepped:

Looking good, right?

Remember this little project? Refresh your memory {here}.

Last time you saw H's fireplace it looked like this:

Now it looks like this:

Picking out a light fixture for the kitchen... 

We were deciding between several pendants or one f…

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!
I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Here are a few things making me smile today...

Classic beauties 

Hot Pink from Oscar de la Renta spring 2013 collection

So cute!

Any fun plans this weekend?
xo, Ris

Weekend in Review

Hello There!
Hope you had a lovely weekend (yes, I know it's Wednesday). The hubby and I had friends in town from Cali this past weekend.  We hadn't seen them in ages, which is unfortunately what happens when all of your friends have kids and live far away.  :(  We were lucky enough to spend some quality time with them and have a super nice dinner, catch a Broadway play and see a college football game together.  I love when you haven't seen friends in a super long time, but you pick up right where you left off and it feels like it's been days since you last saw them instead of years.  I guess this is just a sign of AMAZING friends.
Ahhhh.. Thank God for friends like these.
Anywho, back to the weekend festivities....
Though I have been to MANY of my alma mater's football games, this was a whole 'nother level.  Sorry CU!  We went to see Syracuse and USC play at, what I prefer to call, the new Giants Stadium (I hate how every arena now has the name of their cor…