Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Normally my birthday makes it feel like the end of summer but this year I added the beach to my end of summer festivities. This year I got to celebrate my b-day in style on the red neck riviera better know as Panama City Beach. Not only did I have a fabulous 34th birthday with my babes but I had it surrounded by white sand and emerald green waters. We ate the best seafood, swam in the gulf (albeit only once as the waters were full of fish that pooled at your feet...let's just say nightmare scenario), and drifted together in the hotel pool. It was a birthday for the books. I also got to quickly reminisce (to rolled eyes and deep sighs) about my first kiss at Hotel Chateau. I wonder what ever happened to Shane Carr?? Your upside down kiss was magical to my unknowing 16 year old self. *(^-^)*


+ This...

= THIS = ME!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Page

A while back I started a new blog dedicated to something I am very passionate about, Interior Design. I think it is too hard to keep up with both so I am adding a new page to Becoming Jane entitled-Interior Design. Do you design?

Meet James & Abby...

This is their fab new bungalow...


these are my plans for their lovely new home...

James & Abby's Living Room

1.) There is nothing simpler than fresh flowers and a glass vase when creating a clean modern eclectic style. James and Abby love natural wood and this woven tray adds just the right touch for their living room.

2.) They received these framed prints as wedding gifts and wanted them to be the centerpiece of their living room. The prints work well with the luxe Hutton Chaise from Room and Board.

3.) The two tones of gray (Dutch Boy-Cathedral Gray (dark) and Pratt & Lambert-Argent (light)) chosen for the wall/ceiling add a touch of modern drama that is the perfect backdrop for all the furniture choices.

4.) Anchoring this eclectic space is this super chic navy chevron rug by Calypso Home.

5.) The Dot Coffee Table from West Elm adds a touch of whimsy to the room.

6.) The accessories in this room really help tie the color scheme together. These anthropologie Sundry Cafe Trays mounted on the wall work perfectly by adding an unexpected detail.

7.) A room saturated with neutral tones of gray needs a pop of bold color. These gorgeous uber luxurious teal wingback chairs are the perfect pop! The small white side table blends into the neutral background while still playing with the modern aesthetic. The beautiful Bree Crystal Accent Lamp is elegant with a contemporary edge.

Stay tuned for the next fab room for Abby & James...Up next: The Guest Bath

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Just in case anyone is wondering what I did on my summer vacation<-----(yea right, I just added grad school on top of a full time job...but nothing worth having is ever easy). Here is a little sample from a full set of construction documents I drafted.

Along the road each and every Kinkos employee I encountered acted like a little bitch. So I would for sure like to thank them for that. Also big ups to my very patient and encouraging husband for loads of nutritious dinners and batches of laundry too numerous to count

On top of drafting I had a very intimate introduction to Nietzsche, Foucault, Bakhtin, and Baudrillard in a very informative Art History class. So the next time you find yourself feeling like there is not enough time in the day revisit this blog entry. Cause I am here to tell you if I can do this anything is possible. Either that or hell just froze over, but good!!