Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Blog!

I am excited to announce that I have started a new business blog - The Turquoise Nest!

Now, don't be sad about City Girl, Island Living - I'll still be posting on here too! I am going to keep CGIL as my personal blog, and The Turquoise Nest will be a place where I can talk more about my furniture and projects! 

I hope that you will check out the site and become a follower! I'll continue to post on here when I have posts on The Turquoise Nest so that you can keep up with all of my projects!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Breakers, Palm Beach

Last weekend Johnathan and I celebrated our one year anniversary! It is hard to believe it has already been a year! We celebrated by going to The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. The trip was absolutely amazing ~ here are a few pictures!

Driving around West Palm Beach before we checked in. We went down Worth Avenue (which is basically Rodeo Drive on the East Coast) and looked at some beautiful homes!

Arriving at the hotel!

Main Lobby of the Hotel

Here are some pictures of the resort and the beach. It is hard to explain in words or pictures how beautiful everything was! 

 Lots of pictures of each other :)

On the night of our anniversary, we at dinner at the Flagler Steakhouse on the resort - it was amazing!
When we got back to the room, Johnathan had a sweet surprise for me! He had wrapped a frame with a picture of a road bike in it! I am so excited that I get to pick out and get my own bike!

On our second night in Palm Beach, we ventured off the resort to a section in West Palm Beach called City Place. Its a really nice outside shopping area with retail shops and restaurants. We at at a really neat place called City Cellar. They have a huge selection of wine and a great menu! 
We had such a fun trip and were so excited to get away for a few days. We are already brainstorming on where our next trip will be next year! 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July Weekend

This past weekend, we left the beach behind us and headed to the lake for the 4th of July! It was so nice to have an extra long weekend to spend with friends and family. Here are a few pictures from the weekend!

Maggie, David, Amy and Chris all made the trek across the lake to stop by for a visit!

Baxter made himself right at home :)

 Everyone floating in the water ...

 Johnathan enjoying the relaxation station!

 Saturday night, I made a "Star Spangled" Apple Pie for dessert!

Sunday was another beautiful day where we enjoyed time swimming around the dock. Maya loves the water!

We had not been tubing in forever, so it was a lot of fun to get out on the water! Here are some pics of Johnathan with Mark - they really wanted to throw each other off!

 Thankfully Johnathan was not as competitive with me, yet I fell off on my own!

It was such a fun weekend - now I am counting down the days until our anniversary trip - we are headed to The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL! 

Friday, July 1, 2011

{DIY} Project - Custom Corkboard

At our household, we receive a ridiculous amount of mail. I mean, its obsurd. I'd say about 90% of it is JUNK! I wish I could say that I am so organized with it, and that every day I take the time to sort through it all, but that just doesn't happen. It gets piled up in our "mail bowl" and important things dissapear to the bottom.

Well, what is my solution? A corkboard where we can put all of our important documents! So off I went to the store in search. What did I find? Your typical, brown on brown corkboards. I mean, who wants to put up in their house that looks like it should belong in an office? Not me! So here is what I did:

First, painted the frame white:

Second: found a fabric that I liked (purchased at Fabric World for only $2.99/yard!) and cut it to the dimensions of the cork board:

Third: placed the neatly pressed fabric on the inner frame of the cork board and tacked it down with white thumb tacks:

End Result: A cute board for us to have all of our important documents!

Note: I still need to hang this, but it was so late the other night I didn't have time ... I'll post the final placement once it is up!
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