Thursday, May 30, 2013

Updates, Odds & Ends from the BDH in May

Hello barbie dolls! May has been a whirlwind at the BDH - we've done a lot of decorating, building, tweaking and home making. While I don't have any major projects to report on, I'm posting pictures from odds and ends around the house that will show that we're inching along. We've also spent some really fun days and nights in and around Hasentree with some of our amazing new neighbor families and also spent some time just us at the pool. Pics are below!

 Our family room from the upstairs hall.
 Our pink curtains and vaulted ceiling the formal living room.lady cave.

Our island. We now have the walls filled up!

 My favorite arm chair in the family room. :)

All of my pewter/Arthur Court serveware pieces on display

 Master bedroom - we now have blinds up, our new black damask nightstands, curtains and mirrors!

 Our new mirrors for the master bedroom. They have a cream colored lace pattern around them, keeping with the room's black & cream theme.

Hubby finally got on a ladder and hung our 18 foot brown and cream curtains. Note also the photobomb by our boxer Scout.

I recently bought this - love this quote... reminds me of my sweet hubby.

We're currently working on painting the Library this dark brown color and finishing up furnishing it. We just ordered the CUTEST chair in the world to go behind our new desk. There's a photo of it below. We also have over $500 worth of blinds for this room in the mail (blinds are S O  E X P E N S I V E... it seems like we have spent hundreds on blinds every week since we moved in, going room by room since we're having to get them all done custom, but thankfully I think we're almost done).

One of my favorite pieces: a rustic wrought iron candelabra that I bought in Houston at the amazing Nutcracker Market.
 The lady cave at night.

Hubby installed the exterior accent lights on the BDH - he did a great job!

I finally finalized the black and white china display in the end of the island:

These pictures are of our downstairs guest bedroom. It has a small pink chandelier and gray, white and pink decor and pillows and sheer pink curtains. The furniture is my childhood bedrooms suit.

My view from the couch as we watched an epic Downton Abbey marathon on DVD. This is how old people spend their Friday nights!
And the best news to report is... my hydrangeas are starting to bloom!! Everyone knows how much I'm obsessed with hydrangeas. Despite our very poor gardening and landscaping skills, somehow these things are surviving!

Oh, we also went to see Gatsby - OMG, it was amazing! I'm a sucker for anything with Leo, but this thing was so good, especially the soundtrack.
 Eating a DELICIOUS melted avocado sandwich at Hasentree's poolside country club restaurant. Divine!

Lastly, we celebrated Memorial Day last weekend with friends and family and at the big Hasentree Memorial Day party at the pool. My Dad, Granddaddy, several Great Granpas and of course also my husband have all served honorably in various branches of the US Military, so we love to honor our fabulous troops!
Some photos with friends at the Memorial Day pool party. I wish I'd gotten a big group picture with Lisa, Lori and Jess also. Next time!

Thanks for reading barbs! The Library painting/decorating post is coming soon!


  1. Love the decor, and that black hi-lo dress!
    This video shows a DIY, may help that beautiful serve-ware to pop!


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