Monday, August 13, 2012

Colorful Quilts

I started having an interest in quilts ever since my husband and I were dating and I met my mother-in-law for the first time on Thanksgiving.  We were at my husband's aunt's house in Connecticut and my mother-in-law bought over bags full of fabric, which she was sewing together.  It turns out she makes quilts as a hobby and the colors she was using were just so pretty.

When I finally saw my in-law's house in Maine, I saw all of the quilts she made and they were gorgeous.  She made one for each of her son's (she has 4! can you imagine???!!!).  The first of her quilts I actually saw was at our old condo in Connecticut.  My husband had used it as his bedding and it was ripped up horribly and I did the best I could to repair it.  In retrospect, it probably should have been wall art instead of bedding.

Anyway, her quilts are amazing and next time I go to Maine I am going to have to take pictures of some of them and post them on here.  For now, here are some other amazing, colorful and beautiful quilts that I found on the net:

Photo: brendapinnick

Ahhhh! Gerber fave!

Photo: Quilting Kat

And...hold the phone...I don't have any kids, but I always dreamed I would have a girl or two. That is, up until I saw this. Notice the little piggies on the corners?  Thanks, PokeyDotQuilting, for making me dream of having boys.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Zen Bathroom

I recently went to Kohl's and I saw all of the really cute bathroom decor.  I believe a bathroom should look clean (of course) and have a spa feel to it.  When I am expecting guests, I make sure to have plenty of clean towels and products to freshen up so that they can feel right at home. The bathroom is a place of rejuvenation and cleanliness, so the elements should be zen.

You know all that crap in your bathroom where you end up just putting anywhere because you don't really have a place for it? Well, getting one of these cute little wicker baskets is the solution for it.  You can throw all of that stuff in here, it will look tidy, and you can easily move it when you want to clean!
Above photos: Kohl's

A great and easy way to bring a zen feeling to any bathroom, no matter how big or small, is to add candles.  They will keep your bathroom smelling nice and, when lit, will give a romantic feel.

Photo: favim