Monday, January 31, 2011
I found this Salt Lake City real estate listing a few months ago. The price has just been lowered to $799,000, and the current listing can be found here.I'm sorry I don't have any information on the designer.
The only real downside to this house, is that it is small. At only 2500 square feet, with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, it seems small for the price tag. The design, however, is definitely worth a look.
I love how the french doors open out onto the terrace, and the lantern hanging over the living area. I wonder if the owners ever hit their heads when standing up from the sofa.
I'm a little confused. Is that a TV on the buffet?
I love how you can see the exposed stone in this view into the kitchen.
The kitchen is small, but well appointed.
An interesting tidbit, is that the house is located in the "Gilmer Park" neighborhood, only a block or two from East High School, (of High School Musical fame).
I LOVE the master bedroom. The furniture is great, the paneling is lovely, and I love the little sitting area with the marble table.
I'm using the word "love" a lot in this posting.
The closet hallway heading into the master bath.
Another beautiful room.
I have a soft spot for this room. One of my very favorite design tricks is a rich dark color on a bedroom wall. Especially with white bedding. So cozy!
The grounds are fantastic as well.
A view into the neighborhood (Gilmer Park). One of my favorite neighborhoods in Salt Lake City.
And there you have it. I hope you enjoyed the tour!
Monday, January 24, 2011
The problem is, to make the paper look all cute and foldy.....
you really have to fold the paper like 5,000 times,
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
In case you aren't familiar with our culture, a baptism is the Mormon equivalent of a Jewish Bar Mitzvah, or a Catholic First Communion. It is the recognition that the child is now old enough to distinguish between right and wrong, and they are starting with a clean slate. It's also the chance to hold a big party!
At this point we only had a few weeks until the baptism, and it had taken me several weeks to find this dress. It was also much too late in the game to be able to have a dress made, so I would HAVE to find something else off the rack.
I didn't return the dress immediately, because I just wasn't sure what to do. As the days wore on, I knew I had to have Lucy's picture taken so that I would have something to send out in the invitation. I decided to use the J. Crew dress for the pictures, and I figured I could just pin it up in the back to look decent for the pictures, then I could return it. Well, we tried on the dress again, and this time as soon as we zipped it up I gasped. The dress was BEAUTIFUL!!! What in the world could have happened? I guess trying on the dress BACKWARDS the first time was not such a good idea!?*!?!
I made Lucy's headband with the plain plastic kind you find at the craft store. I wrapped fabric around the whole thing, then hot glue-gunned the ends. Someday I will post a tutorial for making the fabric flowers for the top.
I glued in tulle netting and ribbon, and then glued the flowers and pearl embellishments to the top.
All the photos were different prints (from Costco of course) of the shots I had taken in the backyard.
I wish I had pictures of the food. I served several varieties of soup, salads, desserts, etc. The big crowd pleaser though, had to be the gourmet grilled cheese. I am not sure if I would attempt that again for that large of a crowd, because it felt like I spent the whole party flipping grilled cheese, (hence the reason I have no pictures) but they were DE-LISH! Even my little 91 year old granny ate like three sandwiches!
- really good loaf of pre-sliced (thin) sourdough bread
- 3 varieties of white and yellow cheese-your favorites, but gourmet like Gouda, swiss, etc., mixed in with cheddar are best
- enough butter on the outside of the bread to get a good crunch
I really like the wide loaves of sourdough, so once the sandwiches are grilled, I cut them in half, and serve them on a platter. These go so fast the platter is literally never full.
Just FYI, having a large flat cook-top helps too.
And there you have it. It was a really great special day. And I just have to say (since this is also my journal), my favorite part of the whole day was in the dressing room, when Lucy came out of the water, and just her and I were in the dressing room getting her ready. I have never been so honored to be her Mom.
I love you Lucy Lu!
Monday, January 17, 2011
The work is finally complete on our renovation across the street.
I promise to put up the "before" pictures in the next few days.
The granite turned out really beautiful.
Cute new custom built-in storage in the master bath.
The basement bath. The turquoise shower is about the only thing in the entire house that wasn't replaced. I simply couldn't bring myself to remove that tile in the perfect shade of turquiose.
Thanks so much to everyone who worked on the project. Once again Duane, Todd, and Bryan were brilliant craftsmen!!!