Guess Who’s Back? Back Again.

by Chris on March 24, 2011

T-H-A-N-K  Y-O-U for every kind word, comment, message, e-mail, card, and prayer that was sent my way since we last “spoke”. I truly can’t tell you how much it means to me. More importantly, it all  impressed my sweet grandpa—and that’s not easy to do.

I’ve had family here from all over the country, so you can imagine how much my creative time has been squelched. However, an ice storm on our 2nd day of spring (this is Michigan, after all) allowed me to do some much needed inspiration shopping.

Wanna see what I’ve got on the brain? Here are some snippets (click on pictures for the link)…

blue silk curtains


I KNOW, right? This neutral girl feels like she’s gonna break out into hives every time I think about buying these. But I’m drawn to them. Like a moth to the flame…

stenciled ceiling

No, I won’t be doing this. I don’t think. It’s an absolute favorite of mine. I could look at it all day.studded console

Couldn’t get a larger picture of it, but you get the idea. I’m pretty sure this cabinet is a couple thousand dollars. Uhhh…I won’t be spending that much.frameless mirror

She will be mine. And she will be mine soon. Do I really need to explain why? Dreamy.


yorkshire terrier

And finally…my daughter wants a puppy for her birthday (in August!). Luckily, she wants one that tops out at 7 inches tall—the size of this guy’s ear.


Stuff is startin’ to happen around here, so I’ll be back to “normal” next week! Thank you for your patience!



Chelsy@ Sweet Pea Kisses March 24, 2011 at 3:38 am

Those drapes are magical.

Jocelyn March 24, 2011 at 3:59 am

I hope you are doing okay!

I do love that shower curtain too. I have a friend who made her own of that and it looks really complicated. So pretty though!

Playing It Cooley

MMW March 24, 2011 at 4:57 am

so happy to hear you're back!!! seriously.
and yes, the shower curtain is gorgeous. I made a laundry bag in the same style. Not too difficult to DIY.

Penny of This-N-That March 24, 2011 at 5:03 am

So glad your back, I love those curtains. Blue is my favorite color but I am afraid to commit to color so I stick to neutrals most of the time. I will be watching to see what you do.
By the way I LOVE Maximus and every time you have a post of him I show it to my husband and tell him I want a dog like him. Then my husband reminds me I have two dogs and how much Maximus eats. Still I love him from a distance.


Mimi March 24, 2011 at 5:41 am

Just love the drapes! Mimi x

Ann March 24, 2011 at 6:39 am

Good to see you're back…
Lots of inspirations and goodies to look forward in this place again ♥

Stacie March 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Love everything about that bathroom. And those lamps on that cabinet are gorgeous. Oh my, I see lots of Maximus tales coming when that new puppy takes over!

Crafty Southern Mama March 24, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Those drapes are gorgeous!!

I've missed Maximus! :)

Ivy March 24, 2011 at 12:12 pm

OOOOH, I love the shower curtain with all the ruffles!
I doubt my guys would be thrilled about it, though. lol
I'm thrilled I discovered your blog.
WIll continue to keep you in prayer.

BearShe Cottage March 24, 2011 at 12:15 pm

It sounds like your Grandpa is doing OK. I'm glad. And I like the ruffled shower curtain.

Bossy Betty March 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Welcome back and thanks for the lovely images. So….are we getting a puppy? Are we? Are we?

Kristy Carberry March 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm

LOVE the ceiling in that bathroom! Sorry to hear about your loss.

Whatitsallabout... March 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm

So glad you're back! Love the trelis painted wallpaper. I want to do that so badly, just don't know where yet. Great inspiration!

Katara Lane March 24, 2011 at 5:26 pm

I am so sorry for your recent loss, I am very close to my grandmother as well (although we have a huge family) I cannot imagine what you have gone through in the last few days.

On a lighter note I love love love and adore that shower curtain!

I found your blog a couple of weeks ago while looking at some fabulous cupcakes on Saucy's Sprinkles. I read a couple of posts at work and got hooked. Instead of getting fired I looked you up from home that evening and have since read Every. Single. Post!! I have also tackled 2 projects since I started reading! YAY me! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Cherish @ My Cup of Tea March 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I'm IN LOVE with that ruffle curtain!

Lila March 24, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Yep, I want all of it too. I love the wallpapers. Awesome. If only I could do it…
Lila Ferraro

Jamara @ My NW Nest March 24, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I'm so glad things are goin again for you. I've been checking in every couple of days, praying for you each time. Take care!

Dream Mom March 25, 2011 at 2:40 am

Love the drapes!

As for pets, what about a Munchkin cat? They are a newer breed with very short legs (hence the name). I bought one ten years ago and they make great pets. The Munchkins are great with kids, good lap cats and are smart.

wrensnest March 25, 2011 at 4:33 am

Hi Chris,
I'm glad your grandpa is coping all right; I'm sure the love of his family is making things much easier.
I love your wish list, esp. those sapphire drapes. They are gorgeous! Please do yourself a favor and talk to a custom drapery workroom before you buy silk drapes off the rack. A good drapery studio will not cost much more than "store-bought" panels, but the worksmanship and durability will be well worth any additional cost!

james March 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm

welcome back!
wow those drapes look amazing.
we didnt get the ice as much as we got pounded with snow up her in the northern LP.
we are thinking about getting our daughter a dog for her birthday as well. only my husband doesnt like the small dogs and is leaning towards a chocolate lab.

To The Moon and Back March 25, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Glad to see you are back. Can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve;)

Lakeesha March 25, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I Love, Love, Love that ruffle shower curtain. My condoloences to you and the family. Take care and I look forward to more of your fabulous creations.

Lakeesha@Connie's Purse

Emily March 25, 2011 at 8:00 pm

I love the trellis!! And incase you live near a Garden Ridge…I've seen that mirror there for about $50! Love me some bargain shopping!

Emily Hewett
A Well Dressed Home

Beth@The Stories of A to Z March 26, 2011 at 3:12 am

Hey friend. I have so missed you! And I say get a puppy!!! A small cute play toy for Maximus :). Excited to see what room you're conquering next! We need to chat soon.

Shaunna March 26, 2011 at 1:57 pm

So happy you're home safely. Will continue to remember you guys in my prayers. Those drapes are striking…can't wait to see if you get em!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish March 27, 2011 at 2:10 am

So glad you are back darling!! Just take your time and it will all start to come back together! :) Hugs!!

Christina @ The Tattered Tag March 27, 2011 at 3:34 am

Welcome back! Prayers & Peace to you and your family.

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