Saturday, April 25, 2015

wallpaper love

The other night I decided that I would finally decorate our dining room for real. We have been wanting to do this room for years and still haven't decided on a flooring, but I am going to get going on the rest of the room. First up, wallpaper.

I bought a bunch of samples from York Wallcoverings. This place has a huge selection of wallpaper and some really cool patterns. And they are located very close to where I grew up, so that is a plus.

They give you really large pieces for a small fee, which was great. If you are thinking about hanging wallpaper in your house remember to test wallpaper samples in the room you will be using them. I ordered 6, but 2 didn't work.

These two are flocked (fuzzy) and they are rad. They were Dave's favorite. The tan one was my second favorite.

 But I am in charge of decorating this room, so this is the winner.


And it just so happens to match these chairs perfectly. The chairs are from Dave's grandma and we love them. Part of this dining room re-do was going to include re-upholstering the chairs, but since this wallpaper has the same colors they are staying as-is.

That saved a lot of $$! And just look at this wallpaper.
It is gold and it shimmers and I love it!

This rubber plant was trash picked shortly after we moved in (almost 3 years ago). I saw it in the neighborhood while walking moz and it is so cool. I love it.

Saturday, April 18, 2015


We were lucky to have almost 12 years with the best dog you could imagine. Moz died sunday night, March 8 and we have been missing him every day since.

Moz on a camping trip. He loved being in the water.

Here he is with Dave in 2008 when we went to Canada. Dave was trying to kayak on the lake, but Moz kept swimming after him and following him.

Here they are hiking in the Berkshires.

And this was on a walk through Farimont Park. He was in that water seconds later.

It's certainly not the same without him following us around everywhere we go. But he had a great life and we were lucky to have him as our friend. XO