Our rainy day consisted of Gourmet Chocolates, Wildlife Refuge and Antiquing.

Slept in until 9:30 or so and began the process of getting ready. We drove to Historic Eureka springs and visited a Chocolate Factory. There was such a wondrous display of chocolates it was almost baffling. I know you must be wondering what I chose to indulge myself with. The delicate selection was Irish Cream Truffle and Hazelnut Truffle. Might I add, the chocolate was velvety smooth and melted as soon as the chocolate hit the roof of your mouth. One word to describe this experience: Ecstasy. After our indulgences we drove to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. It was a self-guided tour through a maze of every kind of Wild Cat possible. They we’re all so unique in color, shape, personality and size which made the experience even cooler. Some of them would look at you with eyes of steel that could pierce your soul and send chills straight down your back and others we’re so laid back it was like watching Willy Nelson except of course they are a little bit furrier. After leaving the Wildlife shelter we spontaneously stopped at an Antique Shop in which I found some treasures. It seems odd we have been on vacation for almost a week now. Usually are schedules are so rushed between work, school and life. This has by far been the most relaxing vacation ever!

The Chocolate factory.


Every Chocolate Lover's Dream.


A cute little sign hanging in the shop.


Resting for the day.


What an incredibly beautiful yet fierce creature.


Looks like someone's got it made in the shade.


Sleepy Much?


Raven eyes..shouldv'e been this one's name.


Look how huge this cat is...amazing.


Found this sewing book in the 50% off section
Price paid $ 4.98.


A vintage trivet..I found for the kitchen.

We are officially in our new apartment. <3

We moved into our new apartment last Saturday with the help of our great friends. We have officially finished remodeling which is a major relief. Just a few paint touch-ups. I feel so at home. Ofcourse, I will be adding a few more idea’s and decorations but that will come with time and money. I think it looks pretty darn good for just moving in though 🙂
Here’s some pics.







Remodeling the new apartment.

The last few weeks of my life have been busy. My husband and I both started school and are moving into a new apartment in less than a week. Being the remodeling guru I am…the process has been quite fun. Two years back we remodeled the current apartment we are living in and let me tell ya it was a transformation. My decorating style has evolved since our last project as well.

Our new kitchen is a deep ruby barn red. The decoration style will be retro cafe’. Living room is a cocoa parfait’ color which is very light and airy mixed with a flea market style & vintage flavor. The bathroom is a mossy grey green with a hint of country charm. Adia’s bedroom will be painted either a rose pink, light lavender, or peachy pink and style will consist of whimsical fairy tale. Our bedroom is an antique white and the style will be shabby chic.

My inspiration for decorating is country living and do it yourself magazines. I enjoy creating style out of salvage finds. Flea markets/ Antique shops are the best resource for discovering treasure. There are so many innovative ways to dramatically change the use of everyday things you may have around your house. This idea not only gives perspective but creativity a whole new name. Here’s our progress thus far….
Matt cutting in on the edges of the wall in our bedroom

Painting the fun part.....

Adia helping Dad-o cut in.

Angle of Adia's soon to be bedroom.

The master bedroom.

The living room thus far...

The bathroom.

Our study room

Stairway that will be painted in the next couple of weeks.

Halfway decorated kitchen.

Kitchen

Kitchen.