Whiskey and Wine

First of all Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! 

If it's one thing that MK do well together it's home renovation. When we bought our house we sure did know that this basement of ours was not going to stay oh so patriotic. It's split into two sections and we knew we wanted to make one side a bar (the other a movie theater, plans have since changed to a play area, ha!). 

We started this project in early March and down came the massive amounts of wallpaper. We also thought that maybe the bright red floor didn't quite match our style. 

From the start, we knew we didn't want a "sports themed bar" so we took our two passions Whiskey and Wine and decided to use that as our inspiration. The first step was stoning the walls which gave it a wine cellar feel. A fun fact about this stone and plaster paint is that we took it from our old house. We loved both so much we used them again. 

These are photos we took from our trip on the Bourbon Trail. Also this is the first photo of me pregnant, we had no idea! 

As you can see MK is quite the collector of Bourbon. He created a custom shelf to house all of his unique whiskeys. We also came up with the idea to do a cork wall. MK glued every cork by hand, it was quite the project. We will be adding a 400 bottle wine rack in front of it soon. You know, since I'll be able to have a glass or two in the near future.

How about this bathroom! That star spangled sink is custom done and while we appreciate the effort it wasn't for us. So we freshened it up with paint, a new light, sink and mirror. Even the soap dispenser is bourbon themed. 

Yes it's true I have yet to have a drink in my own bar. This was supposed to be our "Summer Project" but when we found out the news about Baby K this got expedited so we could move on to the nursery. Photos of that renovation to follow after our sweet boy is here.

Have a great day everyone! I hope it finds you with a drink in your hand!



My Time, Design Time

When you hear the word design I feel that there are so many different avenues that you can take. I have always been interested in all areas of design. From home design, to fashion design of course it's always been a big part of my life. Even when buying different pieces of clothing I never take that item for face value. I think "how can I improve or make this better?' And I move on to adding something or sometimes taking away.  

Many of you may know my background but for those of you who may be new here, let me give you a quick story of why I have such an interest in design and why I'll continue to. My Mom by trade, is a costume designer and seamstress. Her abilities and talent are amazing. So I grew up watching her make the most beautiful dresses, costumes, and other things along the way. There was never a shortage of feathers, glitter, and all things a little girl would love...and still love. Watching my Mom do what she did make me look at things a different way and come to appreciate design more and more.

I'm always looking to develop and cultivate my own personal way of design and incorporate it into my life to keep the design line alive so that hopefully my kids will down the road also look at things differently and have an appreciation for it.  

So let's get down to it. This is my very very busy time of year and I sometimes need to find a creative outlet to relax. With shooting a wedding every weekend, my day job, a baby on the way, and always trying to improve my hair and make up skills, sometimes I need to take a break just for me. That means project time!  I really love to work with my hands so I wanted a project that would allow me to do that. I decided to make a clutch that can be worn with anything. I love love looove a good pattern and am obsessed with pearls. Obviously it had to include those.

Once I sketched out what I wanted to do, I had my concept and it was off to Hobby Lobby I went. After consulting with my Mom I had a pretty good idea of what I was doing. Not only did this project not take very long, being able to use design and be creative was so soothing for me.

So happy Sunday! I wish you a week of new possibilities and creative vibes!


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