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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Eye SPY: Around the Home

Eye SPY: Around the Home

This week's theme--anything you feel inspired to take pictures of around your home. To get the caught up on the I SPY series, click here.

And now,
Welcome to the nooks and crannies of my home.

I Spy the first thing you'll see when you walk into my home--a friendly reminder of my latest neurosis, no shoes inside.
{Stamped est. sign tutorial, hook shelf by Old and New Again}

I Spy our very first family portraits hanging over our couch.

{portraits by Brittany Davis}

I Spy baby-proofing on every door and cupboard.

I Spy lots of hidden treasures shoved under my TV stand by Baby W.

I Spy a framed picture of the "newlywed days". 
The days of tan skin, no stretch marks and lots of date nights.

I Spy my favorite artwork.

{Family Rules sign by BOP, picture frame by Bed Bath & Beyond, Baby W painting by Modern Bird Studios, Cutlery Wall Art tutorial here}

I Spy leaves cut from old book pages.

I Spy a glimpse of my gray and blue bathroom.

{Sign by BOP, Anthro knock off ruffle shower curtain made by my grandma}

I Spy a sorry excuse for a pantry.  Sad, I know.
Are you craving Lucky Charms now?

I Spy the wall where I tested paint colors for our master bedroom...2.5 years ago.

I Spy a toddler playing, and the teeny tiny workspace where I write most of my posts.

I Spy a baby who wants his Daddy to feel better.

I Spy a baby who doesn't understand what NO means.

I Spy the world's fastest clapping baby--who is clearly very pleased with his disobedience.

I Spy the highlight of my day--a surprise brownie pop package in the mail, from a dear friend of whom I have never met face to face.

I Spy the power of a heart-felt note, and the thoughtfulness of true friendship.

{a special thanks to Britt and the surprise package she sent us this week too, it was oh-so-yummy}

I Spy a hubby determined to get out of the house, one way or another.

I Spy my forever, resting on our front lawn.

I Spy a home,
where love lives.

Please link up your posts below.
And pretty please include a link to LMM in your post so other can learn about our party.

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At April 19, 2011 at 10:07 PM , Blogger Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots said...

Super fun theme! When does the linky close? I'd love to write up a post on Thursday if possible...just discovered the party but have been a follower for a while. :)

P.S. Tan skin and no stretch marks were way cooler than unwashed hair and flabby skin.

At April 19, 2011 at 10:12 PM , Blogger Audrey Crisp said...

So fun! What a cute home you have! Hope your hubby feels better!

At April 19, 2011 at 10:12 PM , Blogger Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

The party will be up for a week! So come join the fun Kimmie!

At April 20, 2011 at 1:35 AM , Blogger Michelle said...

such a great thing you have going! i am LOVING it!!! i'm already yearning to find out what we'll be doing next week!

At April 20, 2011 at 3:26 AM , Blogger Amy said...

Oh I love this post! Hope your husband gets better soon!

At April 20, 2011 at 3:48 AM , Blogger Romance In A Glance said...

Wow...your decor around your home is beautiful! Love it! Such a great link up idea!

I'm having a great give away if you're interested.

Have a beautiful day!

At April 20, 2011 at 3:58 AM , Blogger gin said...

I love the collection of pics above the couch!
Let me ask you: does your hubby let you have free reign in the decor department or does he give in put? just curious; mine definitely gives input!! (lots and lots...)

At April 20, 2011 at 4:22 AM , Blogger Mrs. White said...

Your home is just lovely! I linked up, but it is only a small photograph of my parlour. Thank you for offering this!

Mrs. White
The Legacy of Home

At April 20, 2011 at 5:06 AM , Blogger Lee Ann said...

It all looks great! And hey, you have a full pantry so it is not a fail!! :) Hope your hubby heals up quickly and your son is adorable!!

At April 20, 2011 at 5:55 AM , Blogger john said...

You have a very beautiful home. I like all photos. Love this post. Hope your hubby gets well soon.
-family pictures

At April 20, 2011 at 5:56 AM , Anonymous Jillian said...

I LOVE this series. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share it with you! Did I miss the theme for next week? I hope there is one. I mean I already feel I would be lost without it! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don't stop. (too much?) What I meant to say was, I'll be waiting patiently for the next cool thing you come up with.

At April 20, 2011 at 6:08 AM , Blogger Lindsay said...

Ashley this is the sweetest post! I love this series! You tell the best stories!! :)

At April 20, 2011 at 6:20 AM , Blogger wildchild said...

the last two "i spy"'s are so sweet. a home where love lives is all kids need to grow up happy

At April 20, 2011 at 6:42 AM , Blogger A Babbling Brunette said...

I love that you still have paint samples on your wall! I tested paint in our guest room last weekend and felt bad that it was still like that! Ha! & your son is too cute!!

At April 20, 2011 at 6:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thid post is fabulous! You have a gorgeous home!

At April 20, 2011 at 7:24 AM , Blogger Caroline said...

How cute! I hope Hubby feels better soon.. knee surgery?

At April 20, 2011 at 7:29 AM , Blogger Megan said...

I love this 'I Spy' idea! And also, I am in love with your home. So many cute, fun decorations.

At April 20, 2011 at 7:37 AM , Blogger Aubrey said...

Hey- We have the same apron!
Just linked up ;)
pretty stuff!

At April 20, 2011 at 7:55 AM , Blogger Mistakenly Misunderstood said...

Love all of your pictures and the cutest baby! And now I am sitting at my desk totally wanting those Lucky Charms!

At April 20, 2011 at 8:01 AM , Blogger Ry and Ally said...

Stopping by from HowDoesShe! :) Love your home! Can you tell me where you got your couches? I've always wanted white, but I've been too chicken! Do they stay white?

Everything is beautiful!


At April 20, 2011 at 8:10 AM , Blogger Lauren said...

I can't wait to get home and take some snapshots of our house! this is so cute! I am in love with your blog- I'm a sucker for moms of little boys:) they grow up too fast!
have a great day!

At April 20, 2011 at 8:34 AM , Blogger nicole. said...

such a sweet post. a few things look familiar {i could i spy them in my house too} baby locks!!! everywhere - im pretty sure your active baby and mine would cause chaos together.

At April 20, 2011 at 8:51 AM , Blogger Alana Karl said...

Love this theme. Just linked up a post with some pictures from around our house.

Baby W is just too precious. Love the pics of him with his Daddy!!

At April 20, 2011 at 10:28 AM , Blogger Candace Boice said...

What a lovely post! Your home is beautiful--I love your family pictures over your couch. You have such a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing this :)

At April 20, 2011 at 10:49 AM , Blogger Lil Mama Stuart said...

haha I (always) love your captions. your shoe sign is a lot cuter than my husband yelling at everyone upon arrival to our place. and love your wall above the couch. this is a great series, thanks!

At April 20, 2011 at 10:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your decor, Ashley. I may just have to copy your picture layout above your couches. Hope your hubby feels better soon. Hopefully, I will link up soon. : )

P.S. Baby W is getting so big!!

At April 20, 2011 at 11:54 AM , Blogger Leslie said...

Thanks for the linky party! So much fun. I had fun going around my house trying to take good pictures (i need to work on my photography) =)

At April 20, 2011 at 12:13 PM , Anonymous Natalie at Charming Bliss said...

I just stumbled on your darling blog and Twitter account. I'm now a follower! I have to say I love your family portraits wall and your bookpage leaves. Super cute stuff!

At April 20, 2011 at 1:07 PM , Blogger Laura @ live.laugh.photograph said...

love it! i have a super cool photo that you won't want to miss. it's about a little girl who is naughty! i'll post mine later on!

At April 20, 2011 at 1:33 PM , Blogger Michell @ Girl In Air said...

How FUN!! I can't wait to link up here!! Must find play I SPY!

At April 20, 2011 at 1:34 PM , Blogger Maricel Aziz said...

I just want to tell you that you inspire me a whole lot. I've been following your blog but I'm not the type to leave comments, but today I'm changing that. I love your creativity and wittiness :)

At April 20, 2011 at 3:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a great decorator...your photo wall is beautifully done!

At April 20, 2011 at 4:13 PM , Blogger Nichelle @ Vintage Wanna Bee said...

I hope your hubs feels better soon!!!

At April 20, 2011 at 4:27 PM , Blogger Karri said...

Poor hubs. Hope he's up and at 'em soon.
Love your house. It just looks so warm and welcoming and Southern CA!

At April 20, 2011 at 6:01 PM , Blogger Nuha said...

I love that portrait of you and Baby's so sweet :)

At April 20, 2011 at 6:12 PM , Blogger Heather Mullin said...

I have to post mine later. I didn't get to do it today. But I will post it.

Your husband has the thing on his knee that I had when I had surgery. The ice water thing that attaches to the ice machine that is in the ice water. THAT THING SAVED ME! I LOVED IT!!!!!! Sorry, just had to tell you that!


At April 20, 2011 at 6:50 PM , Blogger Nance Mommy said...

Your house is so cute. I love all the little details like the leaves from the pages of books. And I LOVE your pantry. Mostly because I am jealous. I don't even have a pantry...I have to stick my can goods in every little spot I can find.

At April 20, 2011 at 7:11 PM , Blogger Jayna Rae said...

I love this idea. Thanks for hosting. I don't know what happened to my title. I titled it I Spy Home Edition and it changed to a link title for a different party.

I hope your husband heals quickly.

At April 20, 2011 at 7:18 PM , Blogger Delia said...

This post was so creatively cute! I love your shoes stop here sign. We have a pretty strict no shoes policy in our house too.

At April 20, 2011 at 7:34 PM , Blogger Julianna said...

What happened to your husband?? I am on week number nine since breaking my tibia/fibula and ankle. I can finally walk again, so I literally feel his pain... and yours! It really is hardest on the spouse! Good luck and sweet post.

At April 20, 2011 at 9:43 PM , Blogger Brittany@Love Stitched said...

LOVE this - I will join the party later this week! love ya!

At April 20, 2011 at 11:24 PM , Blogger Tahnie said...

I need to write up my post. How fun! I love everything in your house. Will you come decorate mine for me pretty please?


At April 21, 2011 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Sundresses and Smiles said...

Great post...such a fun glimpse into your life!

At April 21, 2011 at 11:03 AM , Blogger Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I love this theme! Great pictures!

At April 21, 2011 at 1:11 PM , Blogger Anna said...

You have some very cute things around your house! :)

At April 21, 2011 at 1:42 PM , Blogger PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

awww-- great post!!

At April 21, 2011 at 2:46 PM , Blogger ajs {of MN} said...

hi! im a new follower! loved the pantry FAIL.. hehe this is what mine looks like as well- i have it on my list to organize ASAP... someday, when i have time. and also, i VOTE the blue shade for the master bedroom ;)


At April 23, 2011 at 2:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that you tested paint 2.5 years ago and have yet to decide. Ha!


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