Monday, February 14, 2011

Have you heard about Pinterest?

I wished for it – I really did. There is finally a way to save, organize and share fabulous inspiration photos online.

It is called Pinterest and if you haven’t already heard about it  – you need to check it out.


It is the perfect way to store and share inspiration photos from blogs and websites. My favorite part is that it records the SOURCE!!!! of the photo. This was the big problem with copy/pasting or saving photos from other peoples blogs into my inspiration folders on my computer. I could never remember where I found the photo in the first place. I have only started to enjoy this online tool but wanted you to all know about it so that we can start following each others boards!!!

Check it out and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Is your dream home with in reach?

One of the best things that has come from design blogs is the ability to see into “everyday” homes that are well designed. In the past, our only window into the world of design was through shelter magazines, and books, which typically feature homes that leave us saying…”only in my dreams”. Don’t get me wrong, I love to dream but nothing excites me more then a blog post about a beautiful home that I can see myself living in and actually AFFORDING!


Dream home - Photo Source Things that Inspire

Joni, of Cote De Texas, has posted some of my all time favorites. I love that because she is so cool people just send her pictures of their homes. Joni’s home is fabulous too! I went head over heals for this home that she featured last week.


Photo Source Cote De Texas

Partly because I think it is fabulous but also because it just kept saying to me, “you could do this Bethany!”

I think that is one of the reasons we love design blogs so much. It gives us a glimpse into another persons life and home and allows us to wonder, “how is she doing this?” and “could I do it too?”


Photo Source Cote De Texas

Last night I read about Laurel at Abode Love and her adventures painting horizontal stripes down her hallway.  Where else, besides a blog, do you get such honest details about what it really took to accomplish a look?


Photo Source Abode Love

Not only does she tell us how to do it, she also admits that she screwed it up the first time around and spent three weeks fixing the paint bleeds through the tape. OK I get it- it looks great but it took some work- this didn’t happen overnight.


Photo Source Abode Love

As design blog readers and writers, I think we are all looking for a little bit more then just great ideas. I think we want reassurance that we too can create the home of our dreams and that with a little bit of creativity - it is all with in our reach !

What do you think?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A little family update

It has been three weeks now, since Hazel was born. We are enjoying her so much! She is an angel baby who loves to sleep. Finn has been such a great helper. He is the proudest big brother in the world. He loves to hold her and tries to help out in any way that he can. 


Thanks to everyone who wished, and hoped and prayed for this miracle for our family. We are so grateful to finally have a baby sister.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The best Christmas gift ever!!!

Our sweet baby girl was born on December 22nd at 12:45 in the morning. She weighed 7 lbs. 3oz. and was 18 inches long. We brought her home from the hospital on Christmas Eve. She was wearing a onezie that said “best gift ever”. Her name is:

Hazel Grace Christensen


Needless to say we are beyond excited and happy. This is a miracle that we have been praying for – for a really long time!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Nativity by Brian Kershisnik

If you live in Salt Lake City, RUN – DON’T WALK, down to the LDS Church History Museum to see this beautiful mural by Brian Kershisnik called "Nativity". It is a really fun painting to see in person because it is about 7 feet tall X 17 feet wide. I heard that is was recently sold to a private buyer and will no longer be on public display. So hurry!


I attended the museum with my dear friend and our children. It was awesome to see the painting through all of our different eyes and hearts. Each one of us saw something a little bit different yet we all felt the significance of the event depicted and how it has impacted our lives. With my new baby on her way, I couldn’t help but think about all of the angels (both earthly and heavenly) who have helped to make this miracle possible. And then I found this painting, also by Brian Kershisnik called “Angels”:


Don’t you think I need this one? I do!

If you make it down there let me know what you think.


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