Friday, May 4, 2012

TGIFiles - First Week of May 2012

Wild that it's May already. I've had a wonderful week here and I have a mish mash of updates for you today so try to stick with me here....

~ Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to join my fellow PSMM members over at Free Reign Boutique which is a newer boutique about 5 minutes down the road from my home. The inventory that they have at the store is really great and they pride themselves on carrying products made in the USA - not to mention the store is also connected to their lighting showroom. It was a great outing and a great way to connect with local bloggers. I got to meet Denise from The Painted Home for the first time and caught up with Carrie from Making Lemonade. Great to see you ladies! And I don't know that I've ever posted a photo of myself on the blog, but here I am from the other night! Hi everyone!


~ Ok, I'm going to introduce you to a new blog friend that I've made over the past few months or so. I don't even remember how I came across her blog, but I'm always so impressed by the work of Kristen from Cottage Modern. Kristen is a kitchen and bath designer out of Minnesota. Her posts are always really thorough and well written - not to mention I learn a ton when I read her posts. Check out a few of her recent projects...

Photo courtesy of Cottage Modern

Kristen has convinced me that I want darker wood cabinets in our next home. I've had that feeling for a little while now, but this kitchen sold me on that. Those light fixtures? That island? But it's in the details and Kristen is so good about explaining the why and the how in her posts. 

This is another recent kitchen project that she collaborated with another designer on...

Photo courtesy of Cottage Modern

Now go ahead over and say hi to Kristen - but first...a quick sneak peek of a project that I'm working on.


This rug is part of a living room project that I'm working on. There are a few existing elements in the room that I'm working with and one of which is this rug. The walls were also freshly painted not that long ago. I plan on working some of the colors from the rug into the plan for the room. Stay tuned!

Have a wonderful weekend - do you plan on celebrating Cinco de Mayo? I've gathered a few recipes that I might try. I LOVE Mexican food so all recipes look yummy to me.  Have a great one and see you back here next week!

11 comments:

  1. First, you are too cute! Second, I definitely going to be checking out Kristin's blog. Lastly, love that rug! Have a great Cinco De Mayo.

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  2. How fun Holly, glad you enjoyed your meet up! You are a stylin' lady, nice photo!
    Off to visit Cottage Modern, thanks for sharing. That rug is a great staring point...can't wait to see how things shape up!

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  3. What a great pic of you, Holly! You looks so pretty, love the scarf!!

    Thanks, I will head over and check out Kirsten's blog:)

    Ooooh, loove that rug!!! Beautiful colors and pattern...can't wait to hear more about that project! Have a great weekend! Hi to Sheila:)

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  4. Great colors in that rug...looking forward to seeing the results! Great photo...love the scarf!

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  5. Such a great photo of you! :)

    And, I LOVE that rug. OMG! I can't wait to see what it's going with :). Have a great weekend!

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  6. So nice to see you on your blog! Fab photo :-) What a perfect jump-off with that rug...so many great colours to choose from - can't wait to see where you go... I hope you have anawesome weekend, and now I'm headed over to Cottage Modern...

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  7. Really great photo, Holly! How nice to get to meet some other bloggers in person.
    I NEED to check out Cottage Modern. Thanks for the intro.
    But, that rug! OMG, that rug!!! Can't wait to see the completed room!

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  8. Your beautiful smile is contagious! Love your cute outfit, too! I can't wait to see you what you pair with that gorgeous rug! Hope your Cinco de Mayo is mui bueno! Don't know if that's correct, but you get the drift. :)

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  9. Cute photo of you. I can't wait to see what you come up with using that carpet!

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  10. I hope you had a nice weekend Holly. I completely forgot about Cinco de Mayo, I was focused on my parent's flying into town. Cute photo, I love your scarf and the rug you're using in your next project. I am off to check out Cottage Modern. Happy Monday.

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