Saturday, February 25, 2012

Fireplace Colors

I found some paint colors for my fireplace brick that I think would compliment the fireplace mantel and my Raffia Cream walls. Listed below are my choices in no particular order.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Windsor, England

While in London, we decided to go to Windsor to watch the changing of the guards. It was extremely cool! Windsor is quite the quaint little town.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Old Dresser

I found this old dresser in my basement and decided to use it in my entryway. I will store my table setting items such as tablecloths, mats, and napkins. But first, I will need to paint it. 

Fireplace Project

I've been in my home for six years, which we moved in and setup shop to make it livable but I never 'finished' any of the rooms the way that I want them. So, I've started a project. I figure baby project at a time and why not blog about it. I've started working on my main floor Familyroom by painting the walls Raffia Cream. I LOVE this color. It really has lightened up the space, which was needed since the room only has one window. 

I've decided to tackle the fireplace. The brick surround is the same brick the builder used on the outside of my house. Not very creative, huh? The mantel is wood and I don't plan on changing it.

Vitamin Water

I was never one to remember to take vitamins every day, except for when I was pregnant with my children. But when I was diagnosed with Lupus, my energy levels was always on empty. It was more than being just 'tired'. I always felt like I had just finish running a marathon. Seriously. I tried drinking coffee, which end up being an addiction and I would have about 5 cups a day just to make it through the work day at the office. Talk about crashing when I got home, well...I wasn't fit to do much afterwards. Then one day, I tried Vitamin Water. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Pictures I took in London:

Living with Lupus

What is Lupus? Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease. Basically, your immune system attacks your tissues and organs. Lupus is not the same for every person that has it. There are 4 different types of lupus: systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), discoid lupus, drug-induced, and neonatal lupus. I have the most common one, SLE. Lupus can affect many different body systems such as: joints, skin, kidney, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs. To learn more about Lupus visit:

The main thing I want to point out and focus on is "Living with Lupus". Having this disease doesn't have to rule your world, you can still have a life. But don't get it twisted.....there are many complications and risk associated with this disease. However, there are things that you can do (that are in your control) to live your best life possible.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Fireplace Inspiration

I LOVE cast stone fireplaces. Cast stone surrounding is so pretty and elegant. I like the the thickness and the clean lines. I love how it comes in a range of styles. You can go with something totally glamorous and ornate or you can keep it simple. I like it simple.