Wednesday, March 30

displaying memories

although i keep my fondest memories close to my heart, i have a tendency to collect the things that help make those memories even more special. such as my very first love letter, my cross country and track ribbons, concert tickets….you name it i’m sure i still have it. i even have my strawberry shortcake doll from the 80's, my very first blankie (that has been everywhere with me, it has even been to Italy) cute little hair pins i use to wear (and still do) and even the jewelry i had as a little girl. these are the things i could never part with, they have made me who i am today.

when i first moved into my home, jose, that was "just my friend" at the time, came over to hang out. after a few cocktails i had a brilliant idea to pull out my memory box to share with him all the things i’ve collected throughout the years. i will never forget that night. he was so enamored by all this stuff i've collected. we started talking and talking and at some point that evening we came up with the idea to start a memory wall. three years later i’ve finally filled that memory wall with recent memories. it was intended to be ever changing but now that it is filled i don’t want to remove what i’ve added. maybe i will start another one on a different wall in my dining room! but before i do, i would like to share with you some of my very special memories and how i currently have them displayed.

the artwork is made up of little things that jose has made me, places i've been or anything i've done that was memorable.

aww, i love this picture that jose sketched of the very first dinner i had at my house. i invited one of my best friends ashley and jose over for dinner. jose gave this to me the next day....he remember every detail of that evening. this was before i painted the table pink!

so, to make yourself a memory wall all you need is two drawer pulls, wire and clips to attached your memories to the wire. and then you have yourself an original piece of artwork!

i haven't been posting as much or keeping up with my blogger friends like i want to because i've been having so much fun! :) spring is here and i've been working in the yard, planting a garden, going to the beach and went on a couple weekend trips. so much to do with little time to do it all! if i get a chance this week i will share with you pictures from the trips. and i'm going out of town again this weekend....just a little overnight trip for a friends bday. so, i've been busy busy but promise i will post pics of my bathroom soon! it's done and lookin' all awesome and stuff just waiting for me to take some photos. hope you have a beautiful week!

♥. b-real

Friday, March 18

treasure hunting

today is a beautiful day! i'm in a super happy mood and it's friday!
i would like to share with you some of the awesomeness i've found during my recent treasure hunting adventures. oh the joys of treasure hunting. i have become addicted in these past few years. i have found tons of vintage linens, household items, furniture and some great fashion accessories that i have been collecting to hopefully start a little side project...maybe make a little money and save for bigger and better things that i know will come my way. i have lots of ideas and dreams, oh do i dream. but dreaming is what keeps us alive, right? i dream that one day i will break the chains of my mundane 9-5 job and be surrounded by everything i love...i can visualize that cute little place that makes me happy like it was right here in front of me. i want to wake up in the morning excited about the workday. but, i do believe that for now my rountine job as an interior design is giving me the tools i need for future endeavors and leading me on a path to greatness. or so that's what i am telling myself :)

these are a few of my favorite finds that i don't think i could ever part with. see now that is a problem, i find a lot that i can't part with! willy the brass whale is so cute sitting on my fire place, my anne ophelia dowden's 1969 print signed by her in 1970, this little lamb makes a perfect planter and my childhood favorite strawberry shortcake - tin from 1981 (i still have my strawberry shortcake doll from the 80's!). welp, i hope you think they are as cute as i do.

you know so i've been told that sometimes on the way to a dream you get lost and find a better one.

♥. b-real

Tuesday, March 8

spring in full bloom

this spring, pull your weeds and plant good seeds.

 i don't feel like my new year starts until spring. it warms my heart.