Thursday, August 29, 2013

Home Office Plans

It's funny to think a year ago I was pinning away on Pinterest last minute ideas for my wedding, and today I am pinning inspiration for my home office!  Time sure does fly when your having fun or well.....when you get old.

If any of you follow me on Pinterest you may have noticed the excessive pinning of home office decor/design.  My husband and I have finally shoved things in the closet cleaned the room we will call our office.  It will remain the office until we someday decide to have a little one, and turn it into a nursery.

We havent really done anything to the room yet besides clear most of it out because we just bought a new desktop computer and needed to make room for it. 

This is what we are working with, as you can see it is fairly small.


Anyway here are some of the plans I have for the room.

I love the idea of having a "inspiration board" maybe above the desk or next to it!

I really like the shelving above the desk/computer with the extra empty desk area on the other side!

Great for storing documents and other little things!  I just wish we had an IKEA closer to us!!

I am really liking the gold and white and another color for accent, but I am not sure if my husband will let me get away with pink, maybe we can do something a little more manly like blue or green for him!!

We need to get some paint up on the walls and take down the current sports border that we inherited from the previous owners!  Then we can rip out the carpet and see the state of the hardwoods underneath, here's to hoping they are in good condition!!!

This is going to be our next little project once the weather gets a bit cooler, so come on fall I am ready for you!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My weekend in NYC

I spent this past weekend in NYC with my husband and family!!  We usually go on a little weekend getaway each summer with them and this year it was NYC!  I have been there several times before for school.  This weekend was different though as I actually got to do some sight seeing around Manhattan.

Our first day in the city we bought passes for a 2-day bus tour where you can hop on and off at different locations like downtown, upper east side, & south st. seaport area.  It was pretty awesome.  We also did some shopping around China Town and Times Square.  We were all exhausted by the end of the day so we headed back into NJ where we were staying. 

Me and my sister-in-law


Hubby and I in Times Square

The next day our group split up for a little bit because my sister and brother-in-law were going to take a helicopter ride above the city from NJ.  So me, my husband, "step-mother-in-law" and her mom all did some more sightseeing. We went up and down 5th ave and into places like Tiffany's, the Trump Hotel and the beautiful Waldorf Astoria.  We also did a carriage ride in Central Park!  We stopped for a delicious lunch at Burger Heaven and walked around Rockefeller Center.  We all eventually met back up for dinner in Little Italy.  It was YUMMY!  We were all very tired from walking around all day but thought it was too soon to go back to the hotel just yet so we took advantage of our 2-day bus tour tickets and went on the night tour.  During this tour you get to see all the city lights in Times Square, as well as the entire view of Manhattan from the Manhattan bridge and Brooklyn.  It was very cool! 

World Trade Center

Free ice cream if you #hastag "#iscream for #insidious"

Little Italy

Courtney & her momma Kim

Central Park

Times Square

Empire State Building

It was a great trip and I love spending time with family. 

I love city life and being in NYC, but there's just something about being home, & I couldn't wait to get there and see my babies. (dogs) 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Bungee Cord Curtain Rod

Hola!  It has been a while since I have posted and I am sorry for that.  I still don't have much to post about yet as life has been very busy!  I do however have a quick/cheap little "fix" to a annoying problem that my husband and I have encountered.
We have been living with our curtains and sheers on the same rod for quite some time now.  It not only looks bad but it is a pain in the butt to have to open the curtains on a daily basis with the two of them on the same rod.  

I discovered on Pinterest that you can use a bungee cord to hang the sheers behind the curtains, so I went out and bought some bungee cords 

Took the sheers and strung them onto the bungee, then hooked them behind the curtains on the brackets that hold the rod onto the wall.

It may not be perfect but it was cheap and easy.  It makes opening the curtains much easier too.

Anyone else have this issue?