Friday, March 29, 2013


Spring Break starts today for us and we are heading to the happiest place on earth!
(at this point...anywhere, where there's not snow on the ground)

Come back Monday for a special CL guest post!
Have a Happy Easter Everyone!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


I've been wanting to take upholstery classes for the longest time(so I can rescue all the vintage chairs I find on CL and thrift shops)
My sister sent me this link from Houzz.
Spaces by Philadelphia Furniture And Accessories Wild Chairy

Andrea Mihalik's story is pretty inspiring. She started off with an upholstery book given to her by her husband for Christmas, signed up for classes after then interned for free for four months at BDDW.  She is now the owner of Wild Chairy, an upholstery shop in Philadelphia.

She creates one of kind pieces by combining fun fabrics and textiles with old word upholstery techniques and fine earth friendly materials...

Monday, March 25, 2013


Remember the pair of tufted chrome chairs I scored a while back?
(I am constantly moving these chairs, they are currently in the basement)

There's a similar listing right now...

So tempted!!!

Happy Monday Everyone!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013


I'm on the hunt for a credenza/dresser for Mark's office to place all of our clutter sports equipment.
Mark's office. 
The credenza is going to replace the small sectional above (which is now in Sabrina's room).

   Mark wants some bigger compartments to fit helmets and other bulky stuff...
(This would be perfect - size, right amount of drawers and cabinets and color)

This one is similar(I can just remove the center drawers for the bulky stuff)...

This set looks dated but has potential.  I think it would look amazing once painted...

Or I can move the dresser in the family room...

and replace it with this...


Happy Monday Everyone!

Friday, March 15, 2013


The lucite sofa table is in place...
and I have to say, Plan B worked!

I get a lot of emails regarding our gray tufted sofas.  Ours are by Southern Furniture purchased through a local design company.  

I was reading Elle Decor the other day and noticed a very similar sofa(if not the same)..

It is by Horchow and is part of HorchowNOW, a stylish and budget-friendly furniture collection that just hit the market.

I also get a lot of inquiries about the green and white stripe curtains in Mateo's room...
I got them from Pottery Barn Kids a while back (and they are no longer available).

But I saw this fabric at Ikea last Monday...
The green is spot on but the stripes run vertically (still a nice alternative).

and lastly, if you follow me on Instagram (mybestfriendcraig), you know that I've been working on the lego shirts for Mateo's birthday party...
His birthday is tomorrow and I am only halfway done!  Yikes.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Although technically, it's only been a year and a half.  The other half was a long blogging break when I had my 3rd.

Nevertheless, I want to thank you all for stopping by and reading my blog!  I appreciate each and everyone of you!  

Looking forward to another year of blogging and meeting new friends...

(I met Vel from Buhay at Bahay for the first time at Ikea last Monday!)

I hope to meet you someday too!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013


If you read our Apartment Therapy feature, you know that one of our my "biggest embarassments" is the condition our hardwood floors especially on the main floor.  They're in pretty bad shape - very dull,  a lot of water marks and decent amount of scratches.  I thought for sure we needed refinishing.  Then I came across
Fabulous Floors(through Living Social), a company who specializes in wood floor resurfacing. 
For those of you who are not familiar with wood resurfacing, it is basically buffing minor nicks and scratches without sanding away your wood.  It is less expensive(only 99cents/sq ft, additional coat is 50 cents/sq ft), time saving and dust free.  
We had ours done yesterday and we are very pleased with the result.  

(We opted for 2 coats of semi gloss polyurethane and it took him about 5 hours to finish all four rooms.  We were told not to step on them for 3-4 hours and to move the furniture back after 24 hours.)

If you are looking to restore your hardwood floors to their original luster(without changing the color of the stain),  I highly recommend floor resurfacing!

Monday, March 11, 2013


These two listings are sought- after.  Grab them quick...

Jonathan Adler

House Beautiful
Elle Decor

spun fiberglass chairs
(I checked this listing again and the posting has expired)

*I went to JC Penney last Friday to check out Jonathan Adler's Happy Chic line. They are not out yet.  I was told end of March or early April (Olga called her local JCP and was told May).  It seems like they are revamping the whole store.
New line of products are being introduced... Joe Fresh, Georgina Chapman, Nanette Lepore and William Rast.  For the home department, they are also adding Martha Stewart, Michael Graves and Sir Terrance Conran.
I was also surprised to see Mango.

There might be more than one reason to visit JCP now!

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Did you know about this?  I just found out yesterday(from Apartment Therapy).  It is supposed to be available this month.  

Can't wait to check it out!  

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


My son's 6th birthday is coming up and I've been trying to get ideas(lego theme) from the interweb.
There are tons of cute and creative ideas out there!

Baking is not my thing but this cake is so cute I might just have to give it a try...

These ice molds can also be used to make candies and crayons...

So cute!

As party favors,  I usually try to give one big item or toy instead of a bag full of little things.

I found this free printable lego man yesterday and started customizing it (using Paint software)...

I'm going to use T-shirt transfers when I'm done.

Pretty cool, right!  

Monday, March 4, 2013


Happy Monday Everyone!  How was your weekend?

When I saw this listing last Friday, I knew I wanted to share it with you...

 I'm usually not a fan of a matching set but I love this one!(Tufted green velvet chairs, what's not to love?!)   And for $200, someone grab these please!

They remind me of these chairs...
(not as pretty but still nice)
Lara Spencer via

Or how about this table...

paired with these chairs...

barrel chairs (reupholstered, ofcourse)


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