Just some recent projects...

So I have had the creative bug lately and I have come across some awesome finds! I LOVE this stuff. It is so fun.

I bought this Brass Head Board at the DI for $10.00. I HAD to have it. I spray painted it off white and it turned out pretty darn cute!

On my last trip to Antimony, we stopped off at an adorable antique shop in Scipio and I bought 3 of these old antique windows for $40.00. That is an awesome price for 3 windows. I should know because I have been to George's Architectural Salvage and 1 window alone cost $55.00. So it was a great deal.
So I sanded all the really old, flaky paint off and painted one coat of white paint. Then I sanded it around the corners to bring out the antique look. Add a cute wreath and ribbon and vuala. It is hanging over my stairs.

I found this old frame at the DI the same day I found the head board for $2.00. I painted it green and put a little glaze over it to bring out the cracks. I stapled chicken wire to the back of it and added fabric over the edges so it wouldn't scratch the wall. (I am glad I did that) I am putting pictures on it so hopefully I will get it fully covered here in the next little while. I love how it turned out. Very bright and fun.

Ok, so I have had these mirrors since me and Dall got married. They came in a 3 pack from Crate N Barrel and they were quite expensive. The original color was black with some brown streaks on them. Loved the mirrors but not the color. It wouldn't flow with the colors I am using in my house. However, I do LOVE the color orange right now. I am getting more daring with my decorating so I thought "What the heck, go bold with a bright Orange." LOVED how they turned out. I couldn't be happier. I only used 2 of the 3 mirrors because of the space so I will just have to use the last mirror somewhere else.

This is what I am most excited about. For the past little while, I have wanted a book shelf for this space in my living room. I have tons of books that are everywhere around my house and they needed a place to permanently stay! So, I randomly got on KSL on Saturday just to see what was new in the classifieds area and this beautiful piece of furniture was the first thing that came up under Shelving. Solid wood might I add. The owner lived in South Jordan, which was a bonus.....oh and it was $5.00. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?!?! It is so sturdy and it is so much more than what I thought I would eventually put in this space. I am going to paint in Orange. hehehe. Not the BRIGHT Orange of the Mirrors. It will be a softer Orange. Awesome eh?
So, what shall I work on next???



So this post is pure me feeling sorry for myself. I just need to get it out. If you have no interest in hearing my latest sob story, you might want to stop reading.
Lately I feel like I am completely different person. I mean there are times when I feel normal... but that is usually when I am playing with Gabe and I get to just focus on him. He is such an amazing little boy and i don't know what i would do without him. So when I say I feel like a different person and not myself as of late, it is purely because I am being pumped with an obnoxious amount of hormones and my body HATES it.
When we were trying to get pregnant with Gabe, I found out that I have PCOS (Poly cystic Ovarian Syndrome)... which is getting more common everyday. It runs through my family. All my sisters have it and both my older sisters struggled to get pregnant with most of their kids. I was pretty familiar with what it was before I even found out that I had it. All I knew, as i watched them try to get pregnant, was that I did NOT want to have it. So, after we found out I had PCOS, my doctor got me right on Clomid since my case of PCOS was pretty bad. There is no way for me to get pregnant without fertility help. Once I started the Clomid, I turned into a MONSTER. I HATE how it made me feel emotionally as well as physically. I was constantly agitated by Dallas and my body just felt horrible. But after 4 months of taking the clomid while "trying", we got pregnant. I got pregnant on the middle dose (100mg).
Well, we have been "trying" (I hate that word) for 8 months now. I know that doesn't seem long and it really isn't, but I am going on month 5 of my Clomid. Being on Clomid this time around is just the same as before only worse. I am moodier, more tired, more irritated, my body is in a lot of pain because of these darn cysts that are constantly bursting. I am just tired of it. On top of all of that, I haven't ovulated this WHOLE time. I started taking this Natural Progesterone Cream to increase the chance of ovulating but so far, it's a no go.
I am getting ready to start the highest dose of clomid (150 mg) next month and I am a little apprehensive. My sister Marni was on that dose when she got her twins. I am also worried how much worse it is going to make me feel. Don't get me wrong, I am SO grateful for modern medicine and for it to allow us a chance to bring little spirits into this world. But along with the medicine comes all the side effects. Some nights I just want to lay in bed and cry. I know there are more spirits waiting to come down to our family... why does it have to be so hard getting them here? I realize that I am sounding SO over emotional but those are my feelings. I am a little depressed about it all.
I am so grateful to be a mother to my Gabers. Dall and I love him with all our hearts. Watching him grow is the best thing. He surprises us everyday with something so neat. He and Dall are the ones that are making this easier for me. I have a wonderful family and amazing friends that have been a great support for me as well. Again, this was a total venting post... but it just feels good to get it off my chest. "It will happen when it happens."


Parade of Homes

I went to the Parade of Homes on Wednesday and boy I was NOT disappointed. I try to go every year. I just love to see how these homes are decorated. I take lots of pictures of the cute decorating for inspiration. Some of the homes this year were decorated very modern. I must say that I am liking what they are putting together. I didn't think I loved the modern look but they make it look so good. There were also the traditional style home which was very nice too. Like I said, I was not disappointed with this years group.

Love everything about this room. The colors, quilt, wall, bed frame and green table. LOVE.

My personal favorite house. It is in Herriman waaaaayyyyyy up the hill. Gorgeous.

Love the clean lines in this bathroom.

Where was this room when I was growing up. It is so feminine.

And of coarse the "UP" house. I loved it and Gabe did too.

I thought this bathroom was adorable. I love the yellow and blue with the stainless steel.

Adorable little girls room.

Gabe WILL have a room like this. LOVE inspiration.  

This room is right up my ally. I love the green. The curtains are a great print.

I usually don't like blue, but this is quite nice. Maybe it is the stripped couch I love so much. Any color would look great with it.

I highly recommend going the PoH this year if you haven't already.