Sunday, May 30, 2010

The really important stuff!

I am finalizing all of the details of my trip to Arizona to meet NieNie and her family. All of my work material is organized and packed, passport tucked away safely and US dollars organized by presidents in my wallet. (You really need to colour coordinate your money like we do...it's so confusing! ;-)
I can always hear my mother's voice in my head, "Now Linda, be sure you aren't handing over a ten instead of a one!!" I can always count on her for sound advice

On my recent trip to Bangor, I picked up some pretty clothes. Lots of ruffles, soft colours and even a fun pair of gladiator sandals that don't make me look like I'm clinging to my youth too much, I hope.

Here are some of the pieces coming with me:

Two white skirts and an embellished t-shirt from Target:

And from New York Company (Bangor Mall...I know, I'm fancy)

This sweater is even prettier in real life. Very Anthro and I should have gotten one in another colour, too.
Dumb...dumb!


I bought it to go with this dress:

Now, I know what you are thinking: I will look like a mad fool in this dress. But remember, I am 5 ft 4" and am wearing the above sweater (which really does match) with it. So it is not too short and is actually very pretty together; I know this for certain because my mother told me so!!

I also bought this pretty top, which looks great with my white pants and the silver, ruffled flip flops below:
And these sandals in cream. They are very comfortable and not high enough that I feel like Kate Gosselin, either. Because I am NOT a fan of her shoes!


I also bought a very pretty sundress and light sweater at The Gap, kind of nautical, but not so much that it screams Farewell to Nova Scotia. Because, you know I try to be a good ambassador to Canada when I travel. No embarrassing everyone!

Modern Sustainable mountain home designed


Stunning architectural elements are complemented by two-story Pilkington glass walls, projecting at an angle to maximize on the magnificent views. A gated pathway leads past the 1,518-sq.-ft. carriage house and to the main house, offering 9,716 sq. ft. with an oversized heated garage, radiant heating, double-sided fireplaces and wood floors throughout.


A glass staircase leads up to the home’s third storey, which houses a glass-encased office. Hanging high over the home’s third storey is the “bird’s nest” master bedroom – an intimate and peaceful refuge. The Boulder Glass House is on sale through Sotheby’s International Realty.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Modern Architecture of Elegant Pool House Design

Modern Architecture Pool House DesignThis pavilion for entertaining and changing is an addition to the existing house with a pool. It has modern design from natural materials and provides everything owners could possible need while they relaxing near the pool. The wall and roof planes are pushed/pulled apart and made translucent to create a sense of air and light. The house is separated for public and private spaces. The private space is for changing and taking shower while the public one for cooking and taking a snack or just sitting near the pool hidden from the sun. Most materials which were used are close to natural ones so the house blends with surroundings without any problems.


Luxury Gansevoort Hotel Interior and Outdoor Design Ideas

Gansevoort Hotel Interior Design
Interior of the Gansevoort hotel, designed with modern style, the first picture is the lobby, luxurious space with nice lighting, and use the aquarium wall to make this lobby looking fresh. For floors, the hotel is using a contemporary rug style with an interesting pattern. Each room at this hotel always has an element of pink, see the bedroom, bathroom and more. I also presented some pictures outside the hotel design that looks beautiful, It's a beautiful swimming pool is open at the sea side. Hopefully you are all happy after seeing this blog,

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Friday, May 28, 2010

100 Posts 100 Followers


( Peringatan posting yang ke 100 dan followers yang ke 100 - walaupun sekarang udah lebih. hoho - Aulius Cleverhead membagikan award sebagai perwujudan apresiasi - Lebay - hoho... )

~ Horray!! ~

Akhirnya...
Sejak blog ini dibangun pada Selasa, 16 September 2008 lalu...
Akhirnya hari ini mencapai posting dan followers yang ke 100...

Haha...

Walaupun di antara 100 posting itu ada beberapa judul yang mungkin tidak pantas / tidak penting untuk di post... (check aja postingan yang labelnya 'not important')

Tapi yahh....
Mau bagaimana lagi...
Tangan ini tak bisa dikendalikan di waktu-waktu tertentu...
hoho...

~ Oh ya...
sebelumnya ~
Saya Minta Maaf ( I'm Sorry ) kepada para pengunjung untu beberapa poin di bawah ini:
1. Komentar dan pesannya di cbox terlambat dibalas. Tau kan, sejak minggu ke dua bulai Mei saya sangat sibuk mencari template baru untuk blog ini. Puluhan bahkan mencapai seratus lebih template yg kriterianya kira-kira sesuai selera saya ( Latar post harus putih, nggak ada warna merah, pink, biru atau ungu sedikitpun, harus ada unsur hijau dan coklat, harus dua kolom, dan sebagainya) telah saya coba satu-satu, namun belum juga ketemu yang cocok. Berhari-hari pun berlalu sia-sia hanya demi sebuah template, jadi saya tegaskan : Itu nggak gampang teman-teman...
Dan akhirnya, jalan satu-satunya ya... Bikin sendiri...

2. Belum keluarnya postingan baru. Ya wajar lah... Kan mau ada peringatan 100 post 100 followers... kalo postingannya yg udah 99 buah ini ditambah secara sembarangan, tidak profesional dan tidak bertanggung jawab, apa artinya postingan yang ke 100 ini..?? hoho...

3. Bagi followers yang link blognya tidak tercantum. Well, award ini saya berikan kepada semua followers blog saya ini. Namun, beberapa diantara followers saya itu ada yang tidak pernah mengkonfirmasi atau minimal memberi tahu bahwa dia memfollow blog saya. Otomatis, saya tidak tahu link blognya.
Namun, jangan kecil hati, dan jangan kecewa teman-teman... sebab, Award-award ini Resmi dan Syah saya berikan kepada Semua followers. Baik yang tertulis maupun yang tidak.

Nah...
Sebagai wujud apresiasi saya kepada blog-blog lain yang sudah mem-follow blog saya ini...
Saya menyediakan Award dalam beberapa kategori...

Dan...
Award-awardnya... :

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Catatan: Award-award ini khusus untuk yang sudah follow blog ini, dan tidak untuk di tag kepada siapapun lagi...

Dan...
Nominasi beserta pemenangnya adalah.... :

As Inspirative Blog
Blog yang menginspirasi saya dalam dunia per-blog-an...

Dan pemenangnya adalah:

http://dw-arif-n.blogspot.com/
http://melartholic.blogspot.com/
http://ainasifa23.blogspot.com/
http://megapikachunyo.blogspot.com/
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http://animepuiying.blogspot.com/
http://meizoel.com/

As Great Writer Blog
Blog yang berisi tulisan-tulisan yang bagus-bagus...

Dan pemenangnya adalah:

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http://komadantitik.blogspot.com/
http://www.sayasisiungu.blogspot.com/
http://kotaikan.blogspot.com
http://boot-dh.blogspot.com/
http://wannasaylalala.blogspot.com/
http://remajakontemporer.blogspot.com/
http://inspirasi-emas.blogspot.com/

As Very Nice Blog
Blog yang sangat bagus, tidak hanya dari tulisan-tulisannya, tapi keseluruhan...

Dan pemenangnya adalah:

http://ensiklopediadi.blogspot.com/
http://adis-bacot.blogspot.com/
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http://bima-yoga.blogspot.com/
http://arganita.blogspot.com/
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http://ilyasprawibawa.blogspot.com/
http://namaqu-izzat.blogspot.com/
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http://mufqinaufal.blogspot.com/
http://rani-maudy.blogspot.com/
http://myfashwrite.blogspot.com/
http://chikitanindya.blogspot.com/
http://novekahananiah.blogspot.com/
http://refkinaldiganteng.blogspot.com/
http://rizkimufty.blogspot.com/
http://ruvalways.blogspot.com/
http://saffamemanganeh.blogspot.com/
http://rainbowrainbow-cupscups.blogspot.com/
http://shafira-fairy.blogspot.com/
http://hopstepjumpsoza.blogspot.com/
http://www.ya-hau.com/
http://riszky-diary.blogspot.com/
http://endlessyama.blogspot.com/
http://yeuda-yeuda.blogspot.com/
http://izzac-newton.blogspot.com/
http://zool-world.blogspot.com/
http://agungkreatif.blogspot.com/
http://almirart.blogspot.com/
http://aperture-laboratories.blogspot.com/

http://dellosaurawks.blogspot.com/
http://diralyza.blogspot.com/
http://mydrawingclub.blogspot.com/
http://mitsumitsulololol.blogspot.com/
http://mufqinaufal.blogspot.com/

As Great Islamic Blog
Blog bagus yang isinya banyak hal tentang Islam

Dan pemenangnya adalah:

http://neokhilafah.blogspot.com/
http://ganggles.blogspot.com/
http://bibieb-perantau.co.cc/
http://rohis12jakarta.blogspot.com/
http://rohis-sman7padang.blogspot.com/


As Great Informer Blog
Blog bagus yang isinya informasi-informasi terbaru seputar berita, teknologi, komunikasi, dan lain-lain

Dan pemenangnya adalah:

http://arman-chemistry.blogspot.com/
http://blog-anang.blogspot.com/
http://www.arya-zone.co.cc/
http://nak4michi.blogspot.com/
http://jatipurno-jtp.blogspot.com/
http://www.buncislilo.co.cc/
http://dj-site.blogspot.com/
http://elvolaris.blogspot.com/
http://gilly-wirelesstechnology.blogspot.com/
http://opinibureto.blogspot.com/
http://okka10.co.cc/
http://rizky2009.blogspot.com/
http://yogie-home.blogspot.com/
http://isengwidget.blogspot.com/
http://rizky2009.blogspot.com/

As Great Fashionable Blog
Blog bagus yang isinya seputar Fashion

Dan pemenangnya adalah:

http://jessicajeannesimon.blogspot.com/
http://www.stylieandfoodie.blogspot.com/


As Great Beginners
Blog bagus yang masih pemula

Dan pemenangnya adalah:

http://najhib-fa.blogspot.com
http://naim-diary.blogspot.com
http://ikka-oneng.blogspot.com
http://yiollanda.blogspot.com
http://soe-aja.blogspot.com
http://blog-ayi.blogspot.com

As The Popular Blog
Blog bagus yang populer banget di kalangan followers saya.

Dan pemenangnya adalah:
http://rinda-holic.blogspot.com/
http://loveto-share.blogspot.com/

As Spectacular Commentators Blog
Blog  bagus yang sering singgah ke blog ini... Sering memberikan komentar-komentar yang membangun.... dan lain-lain...

Dan pemenangnya adalah:

http://nabillalife.blogspot.com/
http://coratcoret-kehidupan.blogspot.com/
http://diaryofpbf.blogspot.com/
http://nadya-is-crazy.blogspot.com/
http://kabarancak.blogspot.com/
http://njuniohnjuna.blogspot.com/



Catatan : Untuk Award terakhir di bawah ini, silahkan di tag kepada 5 orang blogger lainnya...

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~ Congratulations!! ~ 

P.S
1. Tugas saya hanya memberikan award2 di atas sebagai ungkapan apresiasi. Jika ada yang merasa terganggu atau kurang senang atau terbebani, saya katakan, "It's' not my problem"... Hohoho! 

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2. Bagi para pemenang award2 di atas, boleh mengambil semuanya, atau kalau mau memilih-milih sesuai selera juga nggak masalah. Saya tegaskan lagi, "It's not my problem"... Hohoho! 

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3. Thanks so much buat yang mau meninggalkan pesan konfirmasi. Bagi yang nggak juga nggak masalah.
Sekali lagi, "It's not my problem"... Hohoho!  

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4. Hoho.... udah kok... nggak ada lagi...

Go Figure.

We've worked so tirelessly to get the inside of our house feeling good and now all we want to do is go outside. 


Summer's here (ok, maybe not really, but it totally feels like it) and it's time to break out the sprinkler for the little guys to play in!!  I found this awesome vintage (I think) set of black iron outdoor patio furniture this week at Lucketts and I can't wait to bring it home in our truck today!!  It's really not at all like this one from High Society below (it has  much straighter lines)  but its' the first thing I thought of (and my husband too--  poor guy has an awesome memory & I've been filling his head with decorating!!) when I saw the set. 


It has kind of a modern retro-chic feeling that will work really well with the exterior of our {not-so-pretty}70s house.  Here's a photo of it when we first moved in last year. (below)  Enough good things haven't  been done to it yet to warrant an "after" picture.  (But we have moved the neon playset into a less conspicuous area until we can get the wooden one we're after, and the tree debris & drain pipe are gone.)


...The back and sides of our house are still beigey/ "nude" (I love to say that about our house...  it cracks me up) while the front is now a rich gray.  (Still??  Yes, still.)

{My little fern hanging on for dear life}

...  I know the neighbors much just love us...  but hopefully they won't think we're as worthless as we look once we paint the sides & back of the house as SOON as Dave off of work for the summer.  (High school English teacher :)  I can't wait!!  (Both for summer vacation and a fully-painted house.)  

Anyway, the patio set is kind of a combination of these (in black iron) but doesn't have pillows that we can use:

{vintage set}


{image from Maas Brothers recoating...  It has a simlar 'X' back but with a large "O" in the center which is almost exactly the same as the caged lantern in our front entry.  (see photo of entry a few pics up)}


{Crate & Barrel via Hooked on Houses...  It has similar straight, spare lines but it's black. }

I LOVE its size (a massive 3-seater sofa, a chair and a chaise!!) and it has awesome lines, but the paint is peeling off and of course we need to have cushions made.   I can't get the High Society cushions off of my mind but might  go with a solid fabric and do pillows.  (I wouldn't be going pink out there...  but possibly an enlarged "grandma" floral...  I'm also thinking about orange as I love it with the gray on the house...)



We've also got plans to work on the shed/ playhouse this weekend...


Below is a photo of the ceiling all primed & ready for paint...


I set up a Facebook Page for Pure Style Home last night & posted a couple more pics of the shed as it is now.  I'm not quite sure how to really work facebook yet but hopefully I'll get the hang of it.  I'm thinking I will post little updates & progress on projects there.  Not as exciting as "voila" before & afters but I know some of you like to see behind-the-scenes & "progress" pictures.



Hope you have a happy Memorial Day weekend & get a dip in a pool!!!  If you have some time, check out the new facebook page & send me some thought/tips/ideas!!  (I'm so slooooow with computers/ technology!!)  I'd love to know what you'd like to see on there.
xoxo,
lauren