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January 8, 2011

UPS Love

I absolutely L.O.V.E. days like yesterday. Complete UPS overload. It’s was like Christmas morning over here at the Rettinger House last night. Over the holidays I used a little birthday money on these awesome finds! Love the rustic, yet simple character.

Perfect for our “soon to be” office area. This is inspiration at its best.

Could not pass up this House Rules Sign. Especially with a little one rolling around now. Haven’t chosen a place for it yet, any ideas?

And saving the best for last! We’ve been waiting on this baby for over a month.

We recently moved our TV to the opposite side of the room, mounting it up on the wall. Usually I’m not too keen on this idea, but with the layout of our room it was really the best option (pictures of the living room soon!). We wanted something below that would provide storage without that “media center” look. This was the perfect height, sitting at 34″. The living room isn’t huge in size and doubles as an entry and our soon to be office as well. We loved the look of this bookshelf console from west elm. It provides a decent amount of storage but has an open concept to keep the room feeling as light as possible. Too many bulky pieces of furniture end up really weighing the room down. We’re loving the new look! Updated pics soon 🙂

Jessie R.


January 3, 2011

Oh Boy..

Surprisingly this is a positive post, despite the title. I may or may not be MIA for the next few days. I’m on a slight information overload in addition to “new toy excitement” (the kind you get as a 7 year old on christmas morning). Eeek! Here’s the rundown.

Naturally, only hours after I decided to finally start blogging my laptop decides to take a crap on me. As in a complete hard drive failure… yep. Good thing I back up all of our files, not. New years resolution #1. The good news. We planned on purchasing a new desktop within the next year anyways. Yipee! Early late Christmas present for us! The problem, or problems should I say.. We lack an office area in home, we have no desk, we have no office chair, anddd neither of us are familiar with Macs.. Yes. A MAC. Ahh.. I am so in love. Obviously, this is my first. And take a look at this beauty.

Sighh.. Now to figure this puppy out. As for the desk, I fortunately have been window shopping for years. Mainly because I envy everyone out there with a separate office space and a girl just wants to dream. What have I been dreaming of you ask? Clean lines, classic, bright and fresh, and I love me some lacquer. And that leaves me with an easy choice.

The parsons desk from West Elm. We have a very small space, aka corner of our living room, for this so called office area.  The parsons is the perfect size, not to mention incredibly adorable. I love her. Now to save up. Until then you will find me sitting on the floor with Mr. Mac on a box. Ha.

Jessie R.