Friday, February 24, 2012

Meet and Greet

I'd like to introduce you to some new things that now call our casa home.

First up, our Montego Fretwork rug for the dining room.  I ordered it from Joss and Main when I saw I could score the 6'7" x 9'6" rug for about $100.  I love the color and how it feels under foot.  You'll also notice we rotated our dining room table 90 degrees.  I love how the flow of the room feels since the switch-a-roo went down.  {Please disregard the curtain sewing mess on the table, and the blinds waiting to be installed on the floor.  Our house has been in disaster mode since we began working on a bunch of projects last weekend.}



And now for the guest of honor...meet Owen.  I found this lil' guy at Home Goods for $9.99 and he is by far one of my favorite decorations in the house.  I'm not sure which room he'll end up living in, but for now, he's had a front row seat to all the mayhem while hanging out on the dining room table.



This weekend I'm hopefully going to wrap up all the furniture painting we started last weekend...and my fingers are crossed we'll get our new curtains hung and hemmed.  Perhaps I'll get a closet or two organized?  My goals may be a bit lofty considering I'm driving to my sister's in CT on Saturday to see my adorable nephew celebrate his 2nd birthday party.

Oh, and I DO NOT know how I let this fantastic news go so long without sharing...my hubby and I were blessed with a second nephew when my sister-in-law gave birth to her bundle of joy on January 2nd.  {Remember the baby shower I helped to throw back in October??}  Here is my handsome hubby holding our too-cute-for-words nephew a couple weeks ago!


And here he is hanging out in his pack n play.  {Sorry the picture is so dark and fuzzy.  It was taken on my phone in a dark room...but I think his cuteness shines through anyway!!}


So what do you think?  Is the new rug and layout working for the dining room?  Does Owen warm your heart like he does mine?

Hope you all have a great weekend! :)

18 comments:

  1. Awww, I love Owen AND that brand new baby nephew! Owen just looks like "you". Enjoy both. :)

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  2. The baby is so cute!

    I love Owen. I wish he had a twin that could live in my house. I ordered a ceramic animal the other day and it came yesterday and Kevin said "that better not be another owl". It wasn't.

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    1. He really is the cutest! I can't get enough of him!

      Haha...if it wasn't an owl, what was it?!? If my Home Goods has Owen's twin, I could always mail him to you. Although Kevin might not appreciate that! Hehe.

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  3. Love Owen! And your new nephew! Super sweet! I love the rug too. This post is just filled with goodness!

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    1. Aw, thanks Diana! I love that rug too. It's an indoor-outdoor one, so I was nervous that it'd be too scratchy feeling, but it's actually really soft!

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  4. Owen is so cute! I want to steal him! Can't wait to see the curtains!

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    1. If he has a twin left at Home Goods, I could always mail you his brother haha. ;)

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  5. I love everything about your dining room! I really can't pick a favorite thing, but I'm leaning towards those zebra chairs..

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    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie! I have to admit that I love that fabric too...and it's stain and soil resistant...which I didn't know when I bought it. Total bonus since I used it in an eating area!!

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  6. Hey Gabbi & Pete!!
    I check in now & again on your progress. Like your Blogspot!! Owen is one cool dude!!! Nice to see baby Rocco also. I'm an Antique buff and take my son Vincent (I guess that would be Petes 2nd Cousin once removed or Third cousin twice removed ) to the many Antique shops here at the NJ Shore )... I mainly collect Antique 17th &18th Century Books but we are known to pick up other interesting things such as Owen.... Have fun in your decorating!!! Cousin Jim Zaccherio

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    1. Thanks for checking in, Cousin Jim!

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  7. I love your dining room so much! The light above your table is so pretty. Congrats on being an aunt! Owen and your nephew are too cute!

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    1. Thank you very much, Whitney! I really love that light too...I'm so happy I found it for our dining room!

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  8. So much cuteness!!! I love Owen and your new nephew is adorbs! I have to check out Joss & Main too - that's a great price for that size rug.

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    1. Thanks Lindsay! Check out One Kings Lane too! It's the same thing as Joss and Main...also The Foundary {although that one isn't my favorite}. :)

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  9. Love all the cuteness in this post! It's so crazy to see how far you guys have come since I started reading your blog. Congratulations on everything!

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    1. Thank you, Justine!! I know...it really is so crazy to think back to where we started in this house. Thank you so much for sharing in the journey with us! :)

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